A place in the sun: ETPSO pavilion nears completion
Just add tables: Work is nearly complete on a
pavilion behind Schoharie Elementary. A project of the Schoharie
Elementary Playground Committee and ETPSO, the
pavilion will provide shelter for a variety of school and
Capital project funds much-needed repairs and
Leaking and out-of-warranty roofs, including
portions of the high school roof over the distance learning room and
library, are among areas targeted for repairs to be funded through a
voter-approved capital project. The project, which was approved by
district residents on May 20, will make the school a safer and healthier
place for teaching and learning.
SCS graduation rates rise
If it takes a village to raise a child, it also
takes a village, educators included, to ensure that the child
completes high school. SCS's administration recently praised the
district’s faculty, staff, students and families for their successful
efforts to improve graduation rates, which have risen from 78 percent
in 2011 to 86.2 percent in 2013.
Note: Next Board Of Education meeting will be Aug.
Please note: The date of the next Board of Education
meeting will be August 19, a change from the original date of August 20.
State updates immunization requirements
The New York State Department of Health (DOH)
revised immunization requirements for school attendance effective
July 1 to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases. While no new vaccines are required,
the number of doses required and the time intervals between doses have
Thank you Ms. Jacobsen and Ms. Wielt!
SCS bid a fond farewell this summer to retiring
staff members Patricia Jacobsen and Karlene Wielt, who together
provided nearly 60 years of service to students, their families and
the school district. Jacobsen often worked with Buckles the therapy
dog at her side, while Wielt had told students whom she'd had since
Elementary School that she'd retire when they graduated.
Class of '14 senior named AP Scholar of Distinction
High School Class of 2014 graduate Justin Montione has been named
an AP Scholar with Distinction in recognition of his AP exam scores in
Chemistry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, English Literature and
Composition, and European History.
Students recognized for CTE success
Several Schoharie High School students were
honored in late June for their achievements at both campuses of
the Capital Region Career & Technical School, where they studied a
range of courses.
Congratulations to Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School's
Class of 2014, who celebrated graduation on a sunny and beautiful June
28! This year's class has won many awards, received many honors and will
follow many exciting paths into the future. Receiving special
recognition at the ceremony were students who will enter military
service, outgoing Board of Education President Linda Isles and retiring
Superintendent Brian Sherman and Music Director Mark Pracher.
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Elementary students honored on Moving-Up Day
Schoharie Elementary held its annual Moving-Up Day
on June 26, where students celebrated their accomplishments and were
honored with awards and recognition for their good work throughout the
past school year. Highlights of the day included presentation the New York State Attorney General Triple C
Award, which was presented by Sheila Hay-Gillespie of the State
Attorney General's Office in honor of
students' character, courage and commitment.
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The NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit and you
When New York passed its state budget, it enacted
a property tax freeze credit for homeowners. The credit will be
implemented as rebate checks for STAR-eligible homeowners based on
property taxes levied by school districts and municipalities (village,
town, county, library, etc.) that are subject to the property tax levy
If a school district’s adopted tax levy is under the
cap, as Schoharie Central’s is, homeowners will receive a rebate for the
increase in their school taxes for the 2014-15 year.
I recently enjoyed a visit from Quinn, who is SCS faculty member Jenn
Bellen's daughter. I'm thinking she is a true Buckles fan!
latest "pupdates" from Buckles,
Schoharie Central School's social therapeutic classroom assistance dog. Buckles was awarded to Schoharie for
receiving the most votes in the 2012 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow grant
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