Learning takes on Olympic proportions as students
celebrate their world
The 2014 Olympics aren't just happening in Sochi, Russia. A capacity
crowd of students, families and staff filled the high school gym on Feb.
6 as Schoharie Elementary students held their own Opening Ceremonies,
complete with flags, costumes, orchestra, speeches and the singing of
the Russian national anthem, in Russian.
VIEW THE OPENING CEREMONY PHOTO GALLERY
5th Grade Team develops Homework and Helper website
The fifth grade team has been working hard since the
beginning of the school year to develop a website that can be linked to
from the district website, which will provide students and parents with
the week's homework assignments, fun activities, and additional
references for help. Please take the opportunity to check it out! Link to the site by
Schenectady's Dudley Observatory brought the stars
to Schoharie Elementary on Oct. 24, via StarLab, an infatable
observatory. Students in grades 4-6 learned about stars, constellations,
galaxies and more - right in their own gym.
Body Mass Index is part of required school health
State law now requires body mass index, or BMI, and
weight status group to included in a student’s school health
examination. BMI helps the nurse or doctor know if the student’s weight
is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.
A sample of school districts will be selected to
take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health with a
goal of helping children be healthier. Only summary information is sent;
names or information about individual students are not included. Parents
may choose not to have their child's weight status group information
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. We
will add more as they become available.
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