SCS names Caza class of 2015 valedictorian, Ball and
Carolyn Caza has been named Schoharie Jr./Sr. High
School’s class of 2015 valedictorian and Taylor Ball and Rachel
Randazzo have been named co-salutatorians.
Griffin stays on track to success
Schoharie High School senior Willie Griffin is
definitely on the right track in his running career. In November, he
finished varsity cross country as his best season ever, winning all
but one of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) meets. Last spring,
Griffin and his 4x4 teammates broke an SCS record - set by his father
SCS grad and former teacher Karen Olewnick is
Karen Olewnick of Schoharie has been named interim
principal of Schoharie Elementary School, serving from Feb. 26 through
the end of the school year. Olewnick is a former teacher at Schoharie
Central Schools, from which she also graduated.
Community turns out for budget forum
than two dozen local residents, parents, students, faculty and staff
participated in a Schoharie Central School District Community Budget
Forum hosted by the Board of Education on Feb. 25, where they learned
more about the developing 2015-16 budget, asked questions and provided
Finalists in superintendent search tour district
The Schoharie Central School District Board of Education
welcomed superintendent finalists David Blanchard and Chad Groff to
SCS for tours of the campus during the last week of February. The
visits were part of the
search for a new superintendent to fill the position currently held by
Interim Superintendent Kathryn Gerbino, Ph.D.
SCS wrestlers Ryan Martin, Jesse Lints and Dylan Callahan wrestled at
the Section II Tournament over the February break, turning in impressive
performances. Lints placed fourth and Callahan took first, becoming
Schoharie’s first Section II Champion. He qualified to wrestle at the New
York State Tournament.
Early dismissal for staff development on March 25
Parents take note: A half-day early release for
all students is planned for Wednesday, March 25, to provide
professional development time for SCS staff.
State tests are required
SCS students take a number of exams every year, including Regents exams,
Advanced Placement exams, local exams and required New York State
assessments. Neither state law nor the education commissioner’s
regulations provide any legal right or mechanism for students – or
school districts – to opt out of required state assessments, except for
certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.
Districts may not make "Adequate Yearly Progress" in the state’s
accountability system and could lose federal Title I funding if
participation in the tests falls below 95 percent.
The tests help parents and teachers know—from one objective view—how
well students' achievement measures up to the Common Core Learning
Standards. Test scores also help determine what additional academic help
a student may need to reach the expectations for his or her grade level.
Governor proposes school aid increase tied to
education reforms, with no mention of GEA
Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Budget proposes a
$1.1 billion increase in state funding for schools next year, provided
that state lawmakers agree to a series of education reforms that he
described as "ambitious" in his combined budget address and State of the
State message. He did not provide school aid projections to assist
schools in building their budgets.
latest "pupdates" from Buckles,
Schoharie Central School's social therapeutic classroom assistance dog.
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