Happy 90th to our high school
The Schoharie High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)
invites the community to join in a 90th birthday celebration of the
original high school building on April 28 from 4-7 p.m. The high
school's history, present and future will all be celebrated. Students,
staff and parents/guardians are planning an enjoyable event.
Order your yearbook
Order a 2017 SCS yearbook by May 3 to guarantee you receive it in June.
Cost of the Jr./Sr. High yearbook is $20 for seniors and $40 for all
others. Cost of the Elementary yearbook is $15. All books are printed in
house, to order, so reserve yours today. Order forms are available in
the high school office. Elementary students may return their order forms
to their homeroom teacher.
Medak is valedictorian, Stolzenburg salutatorian
Greg Medak of Schoharie has been named valedictorian
of Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School's class of 2017. Bryan Stolzenburg of
Wright has been named salutatorian. The high-achieving students share
interests in athletics, music and the outdoors.
It's an honor: Students inducted into NHS, NJHS
Forty students were formally recognized for
achievement and excellence by being inducted into the National Honor
Society and National Junior Honor Society.
Cornwell and Hanley are regional FFA finalists
Schoharie Valley FFA senior members and officers
Marilyn Hanley and Kyle Cornwell finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in
a regional Extemporaneous Speaking competition. Hanley competes at the
SCS senior Emma Trendell joined
with classmates from her New Visions: Law & Government class in lobbying
state lawmakers to support education.
Emma Trendell part of 3x state champion team
Schoharie senior Emma Trendell and nine
of her New Visions: Law & Government classmates won "We The
People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition after testing
their knowledge against more than 100 students from across the state.
Schoharie FBLA brings home the hardware
Schoharie FBLA members brought home top awards from
their Feb. 6 District IV Spring Meeting, where the 14 students competed
against their peers in written and performance events.
Students train to be peer mediators
A number of Schoharie seniors are now trained peer
mediators who can help resolve conflicts between fellow students.
Winter Ball echoed the past
There have been a lot of changes at Schoharie
Jr./Sr. High School throughout the years, but students had an
opportunity to dance for the first time in the same gym as their parents
Coffee, cookies & permission slips
school cafeteria's coffee bar offers hot and iced coffee ($1.25 and $2
respectively), as well as flavorings. Fresh-baked, smart snack-approved cookies
are available for 50 cents.
Senior high school students may buy coffee unless
their parents/guardians submit a permission slip NOT allowing them to do
so. Junior high students are prevented from buying coffee unless their
parents/guardians submit a permission slip TO ALLOW them to do so.
Download a permission slip
Kent honored with scholarship, gear
Sparked by a national scholarship and essential gear award, Tanner
Kent's future welding education and career look brighter than ever.
Students participate in county-wide risk survey
As part of an overall effort to keep students safe,
SCS 9-12th graders participated in an anonymous, county-wide Youth
Risk Behavior Assessment on Nov. 7 during their English classes.
The Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse, Inc. and the Bassett Research Institute will use survey
results to help measure how many youth practice health risk behaviors
and to create school health programs to help reduce such behaviors.
Scholarship-winning alumna traces passion for ag back to SCS
SUNY Cobleskill student Emma Wegner has been awarded
a Cultivating the Future Scholarship to help her pursue her education in
agriculture, a subject the 2016 Schoharie graduate first became
passionate about in high school.
To Achieve is to Believe
With a mission to "impact lives and make a
difference," guest speaker William Harris made a special
presentation at Schoharie High School titled "To
Achieve is to Believe. Students, Athletes, Teams and Communities: Make
That Change!" Harris's talk, was part of the school's Meet the
Coaches Night. Thank you Mr. Harris!
Planning ahead: Please note test dates
Athletes, parents/guardians and SCS sports fans please note for planning
purposes: Some of the dates on which SAT and ACT tests are offered
conflict with regional and state competitions. Specifically, Nov. 5 SAT
conflicts with Fall Regionals; June 3 SAT conflicts with Spring
Regionals; June 10 ACT conflicts with Spring Regionals. Being aware of
these dates helps with advance planning.
HOBY Conference inspires Bortell
When then-Schoharie High School sophomore Rebecca
Bortell attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference last June,
she not only enjoyed the sessions she attended; she was inspired to do
Tasty, homemade, local and healthy
Now appearing in Schoharie's cafeterias: Wolfe's
Terrace Mountain apples, homemade chili and other tasty entrees,
savory fruit crunch desserts and smart-snack-approved cookies. Hungry
yet? Lots of positive changes are being made in the school meals menus.
Students and staff are encouraged to check them out.
More HS news
Visit the SCS
News Archive page for past news stories.
Drills are part of routine
Lockdown drills, fire drills, go-home-early
drills, shelter in place drills, evacuation drills, go home early
drills, and drills with first responders are routine but important parts of keeping students and staff
prepared and our school safe.
A set number of drills are required by the state, and
drills are held throughout the year, not announced ahead of time and
coordinated with local fire, emergency and law enforcement agencies.
NYS child abuse or neglect reporting resources
The New York State Office of Children and Family
Services operates a toll-free hotline telephone number to receive
reports of child abuse and neglect at 1-800-342-3720.
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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 is filled with great
information for parents, guardians, teachers and more.
Physical Education Attendance Policy
State regulations do not allow waivers or exemptions for physical
education. Students who miss PE class at Schoharie Central School must
contact their teacher to set up an appointment to make up missed work.
DOWNLOAD SCS's PHYSICAL EDUCATION ATTENDANCE POLICY for
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?
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.
Prescription drug alert
Many young people believe it is safe to take
medicine out of the cabinet even if it 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.
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