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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


lunch time fun 

Early dismissal on Weds., March 25

Parents take note: A half-day early release for all students is planned for Wednesday, March 25, to provide professional development time for SCS staff. READ MORE

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

Tests happen throughout school and life: Helping students prepare

Parent Today offers a great resource for parents and guardians: Don't stress the test - Preparing your students for taking tests in general (helpful tips for all tests).

view galleryStudents honored for 2nd quarter accomplishments

Schoharie Elementary School celebrated students' 2nd quarter achievements in late February with a special assembly. 5th and  6th-grade students were also recognized for earning a place on the school's honor roll for the quarter. VIEW THE 5TH-GRADE HONOR ROLL (PDF)  VIEW THE 6TH-GRADE HONOR ROLL (PDF) VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

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

State tests are required

SCS students take a number of exams every year, including Regents exams, Advanced Placement exams, local exams and required New York State assessments. Neither state law nor the education commissioner’s regulations provide any legal right or mechanism for students – or school districts – to formally refuse the required state assessments, except for certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.

Districts may not make "Adequate Yearly Progress" in the state’s accountability system and could lose federal Title I funding if participation in the tests falls below 95 percent.

The tests help parents and teachers know—from one objective view—how well students' achievement measures up to the Common Core Learning Standards. Test scores also help determine what additional academic help a student may need to reach the expectations for his or her grade level. 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


It's a fact

Smart snowmen sport math equations, thanks to Mrs. Thompson's 1st graders, who are learning about facts, numbers and more!

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.


Looking for a past news item or photo?

Visit our District News Archive.


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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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