Learning about China
Students in Mrs. McCarthy's class learned about
China and applied their knowledge in fun and tasty ways. VIEW
Order your yearbook
SCS is now taking orders for 2015 yearbooks, Jr./Sr. High School
yearbooks are $20 for seniors only and $40 for all others. Elementary
yearbooks are $12. Books are printed in-house, to-order. Place an order
now to receive a yearbook in June:
Yearbook Order Form
A special visitor
Mrs. Stoddard's class had a special visitor in early
April: a baby goat!
shoes or April Fools?
Schoharie Elementary students had fun
celebrating April 1 as a mismatch day, including sporting some fancy
footwear. Others played jokes on their teachers.
100 is an important number at Schoharie Elementary
Elementary students marked their 100th day of school in a variety of
ways, such as celebrating the number 100, working on projects and
dressing up as cententarians.
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Teaching is the Core grant informs instruction
Schoharie Central School is participating the
Teaching is the Core (TiTC) grant through a consortium of 12
districts, led by Capital Region BOCES and funded through a $399,946
grant from the New York State Education Department. The initiative
aims to thoughtfully review and improve assessments in consortium
districts to ensure they inform instruction and support learning
An assessment review team from Schoharie Central
School consisting of classroom teachers and administrators has been
participating in ongoing training and professional development with
their peers from the other schools.
Fire prevention is elementary
Schoharie Elementary students are well-schooled in
fire prevention. They learn in class, from visiting firefighters, and
through various activities such as coloring and essay contests. Some
of the children even traded the bus for a fire truck to get to school.
SCS grad, 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.
Spelling Bee lasts 20 rounds, ends with a flourish
SCS's 2015 Spelling Bee lasted 20
rounds, the longest in school history. After correctly spelling flourish
and whey, 6th-grader Ethan VanDerwerken was declared the winner and went
on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee.
READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
Ricky and Lucy star in SCS STEAM event
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)
Fun Night, led by guest robots Ricky and Lucy, was a big hit at SCS.
Revised late bus procedures focus on safety
The SCS Transportation
Department revised the procedures parents and guardians follow to
secure late bus transportation for their children. Changes include
designated runs and stop locations and required completion of a late
bus request form.
We believe in . . . Responsibility
Visitors to Schoharie Elementary in January and
February were greeted by a
lobby display "We believe in . . . ," a depiction of five positive
character traits being learned by K-6 students, including responsibility,
the focus of art class activities.
READ MORE/VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
These guest readers know the school very well
SCS's own 6th-grade students shared some great books
with their younger schoolmates during Guest Reader Day.
Wee Read, Wee Count Family Fun
More than 100 children enjoyed Wee Read, Wee Count
Family Fun Night this year, including the students in the photo with Elementary
Librarian Wendy Molle.
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4th graders hit the airwaves with anti-bullying
Elementary students put their anti-bullying message, "Bullying is
Bad," to music so it could be broadcasted all over town.
Flu Facts - Helpful info for parents, guardians, all
Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose,
throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses, of which there are many,
constantly changing strains. Flu is a serious and sometimes fatal
illness. How to protect against the flu?
READ MORE by downloading this helpful fact sheet (PDF).
Why we need to pay attention to our kids' social
Just when you think you have a handle on all the
social media sites your child could possibly frequent, a new one crosses
your radar. What are the dangers, and what can a parent/guardian do?
You don't have to be a parent to
enjoy Parent Today!
Parent Today is a free, bi-monthly, award-winning
e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a
stronger bridge between families and the classroom.
Filled with research-based
information, Parent Today addresses four “chapters” of a child’s
life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high
school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and
Body Mass Index is part of required school health check
New York State Education Law
requires body mass index, or BMI, and weight status group to be included in
a student’s school health examination. The State Health Department
also surveys some schools concerning BMI each year.
5th Grade Team Homework and Helper website
The fifth grade team maintains a website to provide students and parents with homework assignments, fun activities and additional
references for help. Link to the site by
Elementary Parent Teacher Student Organization (EPTSO)
You can view a complete list of events on
EPTSO Web Page.
Informational Brochures for Parents
Published by the State Education Department
The State Education Department has published many
brochures designed to help parents help their children. Below are links
to printable PDFs of some of the brochures available.
Helping Your Child With Homework (PDF)
Helping Your Child Learn Science (PDF)
Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics (PDF)
Families can take part in encouraging reading growth
for their children by visiting the "Get Ready to Read!" Web site at
www.getreadytoread.org. The site offers a number of
skill-building activities for free as well as a selection of
downloadable materials. There is a "Transitioning to Kindergarten"
tool kit to help early childhood professionals and parents plan
activities and collect observations throughout the year leading up to
Looking for a
past news item or photo?
District News Archive.
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