Erika Robert selected for NYS
Master Teacher Program
High School math teacher Erika Robert
has been selected by the Chancellor of the State University of New
York (SUNY) for the New York State Master Teacher Program, a
“Only 215 teachers were selected this year, and the
Governor announced Erika's name on April 14,” said Schoharie
Superintendent Brian Sherman. “This is a very deserving accolade for a
teacher who works tirelessly to provide the latest knowledge in
mathematics to her students as well as support for those who need it."
Board adopts proposed budget for 2014-15
On April 9, the Schoharie Central Board of Education discussed the
updated tentative budget for
2014-15 and adopted a $21,677,470 proposed budget for the
2014-15 school year that will go before voters May 20, along with
propositions for a capital project and bus purchase. The proposed
budget includes a tax levy increase of 1.53 percent, which is less
than the district's maximum allowable levy limit ("cap") of 2.47
percent, and is a $658,481 (3.13 percent) increase over the current
school year's budget.
Voters will also decide upon propositions for
the purchase of replacement school buses and a renovations capital
project. They will also vote on candidates to
fill two seats on the Board of Education.
READ MORE ON THE SCS BUDGET PAGE
Students hope to make history at NYS History Day competition
A research project focusing on the rights of
citizens and responsibility of government during natural disasters has
won Schoharie High School students a spot at the
New York State History Day competition in Cooperstown on April 28.
Schoharie Central bands to march in Memorial Day parades
On Thursday, April 3, District officials met with representatives
from the Central Bridge and Esperance Fire Departments at
Assemblyman Peter Lopez's office to develop a compromise for the
school bands to march in the villages' parades on Monday, May 26. A
very positive outcome was reached by all parties.
<Click here> to view the press release.
Homebuyer, home improvement tax abatement laws approved by Schoharie
On Wednesday, April 2, the Schoharie Board of Education adopted
resolutions that will allow its taxpayers to benefit from two laws
designed to ease the tax burden for new construction and for
improvement of existing homes.
The First Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement abatements were first
proposed to the school district late last year by Schoharie Town
Supervisor Gene Milone. The abatements have already been approved by
the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, the Town and Village of
Schoharie and several other towns in the county. They are also being
considered by other municipalities.
Student art show links school and community
In a continuing effort to connect school and
community, all are invited to a student art show at the Hive, a shop
located at 321 Main St., Schoharie. The Hive’s owner and the Schoharie
Arts Council invited Schoharie Central students to show their artwork in
the Hive’s new gallery space on the shop’s second floor.
Character, scholarship, leadership, service,
citizenship: Students inducted into National Honor Society, NJHS
Several dozen Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School
students were inducted into the National Honor Society and National
Junior Honor Society on March 27, in recognition of character,
scholarship, leadership, service and citizenship.
Schoharie Central receives “2014 School Safety
For the sixth year in a row, Schoharie Central
School District has received the Utica National Insurance Group’s “School Safety
Excellence Award” at the titanium level with honors – the highest merit
of distinction in the program.
Schoharie Central joins BOCES in opposing proposed
location of Constitution Pipeline
On March 31, Schoharie Central School District
Superintendent Brian D. Sherman joined with Capital Region BOCES
officials and students at a public hearing to speak out against running
a proposed 124-mile high-pressure natural gas pipeline through the
Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School's Schoharie campus.
Schoharie Central School District sends numerous
high school students to programs at the Career and Technical School,
including the Heavy Equipment/Construction programs most impacted by the
"Shrek The Musical" is a big green hit
Schoharie Central School presented "Shrek The
Musical" to packed houses on March 14-16, and the big green ogre and
his neighbors, friends, and foes were a hit with all.
Sophie Connor is named Schoharie Central valedictorian, Lauren Archer is
Connor of Howe's Cave has been named valedictorian of Schoharie Jr./Sr.
High School for 2014, and Lauren Archer of Sloansville has been named
Senior Lauren Archer is WAC Top Scholar, TWC-TV News
Scholar Athlete of the Week
March, senior Lauren Archer received the Western Athletic Council's
(WAC) "Top Scholar Athlete" award for girls' basketball. In addition to
the distinction, she recieved a plaque and a monetary award.
Last month, Archer was also chosen for the WAC
2013-14 first all-star high school girls' basketball team in its south
division. Lauren was selected for this first-string team by a vote of
Archer was also featured on TWC-TV news as Scholar
Athlete of the Week.
VIEW THE VIDEO HERE
Math & science fun
Math & Science Fun Night 2014 was a hit with Schoharie
Central students and staff alike, as they explored new worlds together
and discovered the fun in learning.
Even though the noise from the alarms hurt my ears, I know how important
it is to leave the building quickly and wait quietly during school fire
drills—like the one we had on the afternoon of April 10.
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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