Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:35:12 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Six members of the St. Johnsville Central School Class of 1943 recently had dinner at Lombardo's Restaurant in St. Johnsville to celebrate the 71st anniversary of their graduation. There were 43 graduates that year. Many in this class are now either deceased or live far away.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:19:03 PM
HERKIMER -- Barbara Schermerhorn, of Fort Plain, has been selected as one of 18 student ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year at Herkimer College.
Schermerhorn is majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Student ambassadors represent the college by assisting at events including New Student Orientation, Fall Fest and Alumni Weekend, Open House and Commencement. Students are selected for this leadership role through an application process that includes a personal interview.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:18:21 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School District will receive up to $327,730 in grant money to fund a full-day pre-kindergarten program beginning this week in the Harry Hoag Elementary School.
The Fort Plain CSD is one of 81 school districts and community-based organizations that will share $340 million in full-day pre-kindergarten funding through the Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten Program.
Before the funding was awarded, Fort Plain operated three half-day pre-kindergarten cl ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:17:25 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School District will receive funds from a $393,966 "Teaching is the Core" grant, awarded to 14 Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES School Districts by the New York State Education Department.
The NYSED will fund activities aimed at reviewing and improving student assessment practices from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
“The power of this grant is in the collaboration,” said Fort Plain CSD Superintendent Douglas Burton. “Our teachers have always an ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:10:51 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Booster Club is seeking people to march in the Homecoming Parade on Sept. 26. The club is not only looking for individual participants, but floats, which will be judged. They are asking all students, teachers, faculty members, alumni, clubs and local businesses (anybody who would like to join in the fun) to participate. There will be a small carnival following the parade, so they're also seeking dunking booth volunteers.
The parade will kick off at 4 p.m., and will ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:29:03 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Modified, JV, and Varsity Volleyball teams are still accepting team members for the fall season. If you are interested, you should contact coaches Heather Voght (email@example.com) or Brittany Tomek (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested students will need to get a current physical and complete the sports packet, both of which are available in both the middle and high school main offices.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:02:57 PM
OPPENHEIM -- When three OESJ Middle School teachers, Becky Jenkins, George Brown and Brenda Waterbury (with Teachers’ Aide Inger Leonard) were charged with planning a four week summer school for 28 middle school students, they wanted to make it fun and educational.
In doing so, they structured an entire four weeks around the topic of "Summer Fun".
The 28 students, who will enter sixth through ninth grade, were recommended for participation by their teachers.
Each day was structured a ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00:21 PM
HERKIMER -- Herkimer College has named a select group of students, including Barbara Schermerhorn, of Fort Plain, to the position of student ambassador for the 2014-2015 academic year. Student ambassadors represent the College by assisting at events including New Student Orientation, Fall Fest and Alumni Weekend, Open House and Commencement. Students are selected for this leadership role through an application process that includes a personal interview.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:58:41 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education has appointed an interim principal for the Canajoharie Middle School.
At a special board meeting Monday, Aug. 25, the board unanimously appointed Lori Orestano-James to serve for the 2014-15 school year. She replaces Douglas Morrissey, who resigned as principal at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
“Mrs. Orestano-James brings to the district significant experience in secondary level education working with diverse st ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:57:19 PM
-- Locals to attend Siena College
LOUDONVILLE -- Starting at Siena College, Loudenville, this semester are future Class of 2018 members Jackson Dunn of Fort Plain, Jessica Senft, of St. Johnsville, and Brendan Waffle, of Palatine Bridge.
-- Timerman starts college at SUNY Oneonta
ONEONTA -- Approximately 1,100 new freshmen, selected from 11,589 applicants, will begin their studies at SUNY Oneonta this fall. Classes began on Monday, Aug. 25. Somer Timerman, of Canajoharie, and a graduate of Cana ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:54:46 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Booster Club will host a Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 26, beginning at the Canajoharie Library and making its way to the Canajoharie High School, where fun activities will take place.
The event will feature face painting and a dunking booth where kids can dunk their favorite teachers.
These events will precede the district's homecoming football game, which will begin at 7 p.m.
More details, including parade kick off time, will be announced prior to the event.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:07:26 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education is requesting citizens to volunteer to be considered to serve on a Finance Committee that will help to develop a financial blueprint for the school district.
The committee will meet on various evenings from October through December, 2014 with the School Board Finance Committee, district treasurer and the superintendent of schools.
The board’s intent is to meet in January, 2015, to review the ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:06:31 PM
By FRED HUTCHINSON
Harry Hoag Elementary School Principal
Special to the C-S-E
As a principal new to this area, but not new to the business of education, I feel I cannot stress enough the importance of good connections between the home and the school.
Every day, all across the nation, millions of students struggle to meet the expectations set for them by teachers, by schools and by the various State Education Departments.
In varying degrees, these expectations challenge a student’s ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:04:57 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain Central School District was recently awarded a $2,000 Early Literacy Grant from Target to continue the “Learning to Live/Living to Learn” Family Reading Nights. Four reading nights will be hosted at the Harry Hoag Elementary School Library throughout the year (dates to be announced): Reading Night #1: Getting Along; Reading Night #2: Helping Each Other; Reading Night #3; Saying Thank-You; Reading Night #4: Making Friends.
The books chosen for the reading nigh ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:48:19 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14 in the Canajoharie High School conference room.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:47:04 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie High School will hold a freshmen orientation and picnic dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served at 6 p.m. with the orientation to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
During orientation students will be able to get their schedules and locker assignments, take a tour of the building and learn more about the school.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:26:22 AM
OSWEGO -- Keven Coleman, of Palatine Bridge, took part in an off-campus internship this summer through SUNY Oswego's Experience-Based Education program.
A senior majoring in Business Administration, he interned with collegepro.com in Woburn, Massachusetts.
The Experience-Based Education program at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable life experience.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:12:54 PM
-- Lawson named to MVCC Vice President's list
UTICA -- Cody J. Lawson has been named to Mohawk Valley Community College's Vice President's List for the Spring 2014 semester.
Lawson, of Fort Plain, is seeking a degree/certificate in Health Studies: Radiologic Technology.
The Vice President's List at MVCC recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.74. To be eligible for these honors, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more attempted hours; and p ...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:44:48 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- A counselor will be available at Canajoharie High School from August 11 to August 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students needing to see a counselor regarding their 2014-15 schedules must do so on those days. There will be no schedule adjustments after school begins.
New students wishing to enroll in grades 9-12 should make arrangements to register on one of those days.
For questions, contact the school counseling office at (518) 673-6336 or (518) 673-6330.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:43:05 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie Central School will administer the August Regents exams on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and Thursday, Aug. 14. Students registered to take an exam should report to the high school by 8:15 a.m. for a morning exam and 11:45 a.m. for an afternoon exam.
If a student is scheduled to take two exams, the student should report to the high school by 8:15 a.m. to take the first exam.
If you would like to register to take an exam or have any questions regarding this matter, please call the ...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:41:31 AM
FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Central School District, along with Harry Hoag Elementary and Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School have all been listed as being in “Good Standing” by the New York State Education Department, based on student test scores from the 2013-2014 school year.
This is an improvement in standing for Harry Hoag Elementary, which previously had been labeled a LAP (Learning Assistance Program) school for failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress in English Language Ar ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:47:20 PM
SCHENECTADY -- The following local Union College students were named to the Dean's List for the 2013-14 academic year.
Dane O'Neil, of Canajoharie, a Geology major and a 2010 graduate of Canajoharie High School; and Maxwell Prime, of Canajoharie, a History major and a 2010 graduate of Canajoharie High School.
To make Dean's List, students must receive a 3.5 grade point average for the entire academic year. They also must meet several other requirements to be awarded the honor.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:49:15 PM
LATHAM -- Zachary Chapman, of St. Johnsville, serving with the 1427th Transportation Company of the New York Army National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of Private.
These promotions recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:48:15 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The following students have been named to Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School fourth quarter Honor Roll for 2013-2014:
-- High Honor Roll
Grade 5 -- Nicholas Buccolo, Alexis Mumford, Armand Root, Madisyn Schell, Jesse Watson
Grade 6 -- Meadow Arduini, Von Baker, Reese Battisti, Dylan Corapi, Serena Dager, Emily Darling, James Dudar, Adam Feagles, Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Chad Gallt, Harmony Garren, Shaina Golladay, Shian Harmon, Julieanna Hickey, Abigail Johnson, Gabr ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:46:38 PM
CANAJOHARIE -- This summer, the Canajoharie Central School District is offering free meals for any child 18 and younger through the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge Monday through Friday until Aug. 15. All meals will be served at the East Hill Elementary School cafeteria (25 School District Road in Canajoharie). Breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
These free meals are funded throu ...