Value of the month:
Caza is valedictorian, Ball and Randazzo are
Carolyn Caza has been named Schoharie Jr./Sr. High
School’s class of 2015 valedictorian and Taylor Ball and Rachel
Randazzo have been named co-salutatorians.
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Early dismissal for staff development 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.
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 formal mechanism for students or
school districts to refuse required state assessments, except for
certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.
Shamrocks for a cause
Key Club members Mackenzie Richards and Renee
Stalker helped their classmates prepare for St. Patrick's Day while
supporting a good cause by selling shamrocks for MDA in late February
and early March.
Revised late bus procedures focus on safety
The Schoharie Central Schools Transportation
Department has 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 alate
bus request form.
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
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.
Protect your kids! Prescription drug alert
Many young people believe it is safe to take
“medicine” out of the cabinet even if that medicine was not prescribed
for them. And many of today's prescriptions are written for pain
medications that can be deadly, addictive and in some cases lead to
the use of very dangerous illegal drugs like heroin.
Education is the key. Parents: speak to your teens
about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and why they should not
use other persons' medications.
For more information go to
http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/ or contact your local Prevention
Coalition through the Capital Region BOCES at (518) 464-3944 or
Join the Parent Teacher Student Advisory Council
Common Core Standards and the Community Garden were
just two topics recently discussed by the Jr./Sr. H.S. Parent Teacher Student Advisory Council
(PTSAC). New members are welcome. contact the high school office if you
are interested in joining.
SCS graduates: Good work ensures a bright future
Schoharie High School's Class of 2014 achieved the following:
• 54 percent earned a Regents diploma.
• 22 percent earned an Advanced Regents diploma.
• 7 percent earned an Advanced Regents with Honors diploma.
• 72 percent planned to attend a two- or four-year college.
• 22 percent planned to enter the workforce directly.
• 6 percent planned to join the military.
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