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Please label all of your children's belongings such as backpacks, lunch boxes, coats, sweatshirts, etc.  This will make it easier to find the owners of misplaced items.


Classroom Supply Lists

Grade 1

Mrs. Thompson's (only) 1st Gr. list
Grade 2

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6


Learning about China 

Learning about China

Students in Mrs. McCarthy's class learned about China and applied their knowledge in fun and tasty ways. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

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

Baby goat visits Mrs. Stoddard's class

Mrs. Stoddard's class had a special visitor in early April: a baby goat! 

April Fools missmatchCool 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.

Fooling Mr. Usher


100 is an important number at Schoharie Elementary

100th daySchoharie 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. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

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 goals.

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. READ MORE

Fire prevention is elementaryfire truck with contest winners

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. READ MORE

SCS grad, former teacher Karen Olewnick is named interim elementary principal

Karen Olewnick

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. READ MORE

Spelling Bee lasts 20 rounds, ends with a flourish

Spelling Bee winner

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

Ricky the Robot

STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) Fun Night, led by guest robots Ricky and Lucy, was a big hit at SCS. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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

guest readers

SCS's own 6th-grade students shared some great books with their younger schoolmates during Guest Reader Day.

Wee Read, Wee Count Family Fun

wee read wee count

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. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

4th graders hit the airwaves with anti-bullying message

Schoharie Elementary students put their anti-bullying message, "Bullying is Bad," to music so it could be broadcasted all over town. READ MORE

Flu Facts - Helpful info for parents, guardians, all of us

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 media

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? READ MORE

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. Parent Today logo

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 students’ lives. READ 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. READ MORE

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 <clicking here>.

Elementary Parent Teacher Student Organization (EPTSO)

You can view a complete list of events on the EPTSO Web Page.

Helpful 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)

Early Reading

Families can take part in encouraging reading growth for their children by visiting the "Get Ready to Read!" Web site at 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 Kindergarten.

lunch time fun


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Interim Principal

Karen Olewnick
P.O. Box 430
136 Academy Drive
Schoharie, NY 12157
(518) 295-6651
Fax (518) 295-9506


Universal Pre-K Coordinator
Linda Nevulis
P.O. Box 430
136 Academy Drive
Schoharie, NY 12157
(518) 295-6657
Fax (518) 295-9514


Secretary to Principal
Jessie Griffin

Karen Gannon


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