A gathering of elementary scientists
Schoharie Elementary 2nd grader Olivia Borst presented her project about
boxelder beetles at an April 21 Science Fair hosted by Duanesburg
Elementary for students from the two districts.
Invitational track meet will honor Steve Hoard
May the force be with runners as they participate in the Steve Hoard
Memorial Track Meet on Monday, May 2 at Schoharie Central School. Hoard
was a beloved high school teacher, track and wrestling coach and avid
Star Wars fan who passed away in 2014.
Loving arms from a small town
Students in Kim Mattice's child development class recently donated 80
small blankets they created to Child Advocacy Center and Catholic
Charities. The students completed all parts of the project themselves,
from soliciting donations of fabric from local residents, teachers and
businesses, to cutting the fabric and tying the ends. The class thanks
all those who supported their service project.
Three seek re-election to board of education
On May 17, residents will vote to fill three seats
on the Schoharie Central School District Board of Education for terms
running from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019. The seats are currently held
by Dan Guasp, Marion Jaqueway and Terry Burton, whose terms expire June
30, 2016 and who are running for re-election.
Residents to consider bus purchase, public library propositions on May
In addition to voting on the proposed 2016-17 school
year budget on May 17, district residents will consider propositions to
allow the district to purchase four replacement school buses and to
change the annual tax levy for the Schoharie Free Library.
Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan to fund interactive whiteboards,
computers and more
Interactive whiteboards and desktop, laptop and
tablet computers are just some of the instructional technology items to
be funded during the next two school years under Schoharie Central
School District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan.
The district was allocated $942,067 under the Smart
Schools Bond Act approved by New York state voters in November 2014.
Projects undertaken using Smart Schools funds are covered in full by the
state, with no financial contribution required of a school district.
Science, technology & math were never so tasty
It's not often that a lesson that teaches science,
technology and math also tastes really, really good. For Schoharie
kindergartners, one such lesson
began with learning from high school students and ended with pancakes.
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Board adopts proposed 2016-17 budget
At their April 19 meeting, the Board
of Education adopted a
proposed $22,887,057 budget for the 2016-17 school year to be considered
by district residents May 17. The proposed budget is an increase of 2.26
percent over the current school year’s budget. It would increase the tax
levy 0.19 percent, which is less than two-tenths of one percent. The
levy change is equal to the district’s levy limit (“cap”), allowing
approval of the budget by a simple majority vote of 50 percent plus one.
It's an honor: more than two dozen students inducted into National Honor
Society, National Jr. Honor Society
More than two dozen Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School students were
recognized for their scholarship and achievement by being inducted
into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society on
Safety drills are routine, required and important
Lockdown drills, fire drills and go-home-early
drills are a routine but important part of keeping students and staff
prepared and our school safe. Drills are required by the state, held
throughout the year, not announced ahead of time and coordinated with
local first responders.
PBIS: Be safe, responsible, respectful. Be a Community
Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be a
Community: SCS students, faculty and staff are
uniting behind these foundations of a positive school environment
through a program called Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports,
There's an app for that
What colleges and universities are Schoharie's seniors considering?
Check out this map, and keep checking back, as it will be updated
regularly. The red bubbles are applications and the blue stars are
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