When 6th graders created models of
landforms, they learned much more than geography.
Thankful for those who have served
Lieutenant Colonel Danner made a special
presentation on Veterans Day to Mary Bates' 5th-grade class, including
an explanation of uniforms worn by those who serve. See photo below.
3-D learning about landforms - and more
What's made of frosting, cotton, moss, brownies,
food coloring, Legos, flour, bark, sticks, rocks, acorns, paint,
cardboard, plastic, clay, flour, wood, gummy candy, balloons, pipe
cleaners and more? Why the landforms of the earth, of course!
For SCS 6th-graders, the project was about way more
than geography: they grew their knowledge across a range of subjects and
had fun learning, too.
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Safety drills are routine and important
Fire drills, lockdown drills, go-home-early
drills: all are a routine but important part of keeping students and
staff prepared and our school safe. Practicing for
emergencies is important for all of us, and drills will be held
throughout the school year. As with fire drills, lockdown, lockout and other
drills are not announced ahead of time.
Elementary students and WGNA: Don't be a bully
To prepare for October as Bullying Awareness
Month, students in Karen Yager's 4th-grade class at Schoharie
Elementary teamed up with Richie Phillips of the Sean, Richie and
Bethany Show on radio station WGNA to create a brand new song, "Don't
Be a Bully."
Phillips visited the class in September, but he is
no stranger to SCS, having worked with students in the past to put
positive messages to music.
On the WGNA webpage about this year's song, Phillips
said, "Leave it to Mrs. Yager from Schoharie Elementary to come through
when I was looking for a class to create a anti-bullying song to kick
off our Anti Bullying Week on the Sean, Richie and Bethany Show. Much
appreciated – and you should hear the result!
"This awesome group of kids – fourth-graders –
created a song parody in under an hour to kickoff what’s going to be a
very special week on our show. We’re starting an Anti-Bullying Awareness
Week beginning October 3rd. We want to help start the new school year
off on the right foot."
Read more and listen to their song at
SCS's own Daniel Cater honored at NY State Fair
Daniel Cater with his award-winning
poetry at the New
York State Fair.
Mosaic mural photoed for display
For many years, a piece of public art was displayed
in the lobby of Schoharie Elementary. The mosaic mural of ceramic tiles
illustrates children's interpretations of what a centennial celebration
The mosaic had to be placed in storage due to
age-related deterioration. The mosaic is sadly beyond the point of
salvation. However, it has been photographed as a means to preserve the
Gallery features Elementary artists
Visitors to the Schoharie Central Schools
administrative offices are greeted by a display of artwork created by
several talented Schoharie Elementary students.
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SCS welcomes new principals
Appointed by the Board of Education on June 18, Elementary Principal Andrea Polikoski
and Jr./Sr. High School Principal Kevin Calacone both started in July.
State revises immunization requirements
Attention parents and guardians: effective
September 1, 2015, the New York State Education Department and New
York State Department of Health instituted new immunization
requirements for students. Parents/guardians should contact their
physician's office with questions.
You don't have to be a parent to
enjoy Parent Today!
Parent Today is a free, monthly, award-winning
email newsletter and companion website designed to help build a
stronger bridge between families and the classroom.
Parent Today is filled with great
information for parents, guardians, teachers and more.
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.
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!" website 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
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