School budget vote day is May 21
District residents are encouraged to vote on the proposed 2013-14
Schoharie Central School District budget on May 21, from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. at the Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School Library. The proposed
$21,018,989 budget contains an increase of $587,620 (2.88 percent) over
the current year's budget and and a tax levy increase of
$258,644, or 2.88 percent, which is
below the maximum allowable tax levy increase (tax levy limit) of 3.75
Residents will also vote on school bus purchase and bus garage capital
project propositions and three members of the Board of Education.
READ MORE ON OUR BUDGET PAGE
DOWNLOAD A PDF of the May 2013 Budget Edition newsletter.
Elementary School Nurse Sherry Roy is NYS "School
Nurse of the Year"
Schoharie Elementary School Nurse Sherry Roy was recently selected as
“School Nurse of the Year” for the Capital Region (Zone 7) by the
New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN).
“Sherry has been serving the medical and emotional needs of our
school children for over sixteen years and has always done so in a very
personable, professional and incredibly caring manner,”
said Superintendent Brian Sherman.
“It was a marvelous surprise to learn that the Association went above
and beyond in awarding Sherry “School Nurse of the Year.”
Sitting pretty in Schoharie
Students worked with Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School art teacher Leah
Schaefer to paint two thematic benches for campus.
FFA team is 4th of 246 high schools in the nation in
cow judging; Dave Marbot is 2nd in nation in ag instructors
Schoharie Valley FFA members placed fourth in the
nation out of 246 high school FFA teams in the annual Hoard's Dairyman
Cow Judging Contest. Entries came from 49 states, Canada and nine
foreign countries and included 18,890 contestants. Agriculture teacher
David Marbot placed second in the nation in the Agricultural Instructors
Division, which had 212 contestants.
Mr. Marbot (center of photo during Agriculture Day 2013)
is ranked second in the nation in the FFA Agricultural Instructors
VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY FROM AG DAY
Congratulations 2013 science/math summer camp
Five Schoharie middle school students have been accepted into
academically competitive summer science and math camp programs at local
The students and the programs they will attend this summer are:
Jayla Bell — RPI Exxon-Mobil Bernard Harris Summer
Science Camp (scholarship recipient)
Lily Caza, Jessica Jacqueway, Emma Touchette and
Claire Williams — Clarkson University Horizons Program (female
participants must have an academic average of 90 or better and a high
interest in math and science to be considered for this camp)
In the photo (left to right): Jayla Bell, Lily Caza, Claire
Williams, Emma Touchette and Jessica Jacqueway.
Jr./Sr. HS Librarian Marion Burghart to research NYS
Shakers this summer
Congratulations to Jr./Sr. High School Librarian
Marion Burghart who will participate as a “summer scholar” in Heaven
on Earth: Shakers, Religious Revival and Social Reform in America,
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American
History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers.
Schoharie Career & Tech culinary student Tyler Lalli, team
distinguish themselves at national competition
As the saying goes, if you can't take the heat, stay
out of the kitchen. For Schoharie's Career & Tech culinary arts
team, including Tyler Lalli, it made no difference that the heat was
generated by hundreds of competing students and the kitchen was the
National ProStart Invitational® in Baltimore, Md.
Schoharie's team kept their cool and exhibited
professionalism, knowledge and skill while proudly representing their
state at the April 19-21 event.
Students explore, learn and discover during springtime trip to China
Hiking along the Great Wall of China, touring the
Temple of Heaven and chatting in Mandarin Chinese with new friends topped
the list of exciting—and life-changing—activities a group of Schoharie
students experienced during a trip to Beijing and Tianjin, China over
April's spring break.
Fourth graders Andie Burton, Cameron MacDonald
are artifact writing contest winners
Fourth graders Andie Burton and Cameron MacDonald
recently awarded first and second prize in a writing contest sponsored
Schoharie Crossing Historical Site. Each of the students, and their
classmates in teacher Debbie Schaffer’s class at Schoharie Elementary,
chose one of dozens of newly discovered historical objects from the
1700-1800s and wrote a
piece of historical fiction to tell its tale.
ABOUT THE WRITING PROJECT/CONTEST
Read the latest pupdates from Buckles, our school's social
therapeutic classroom assistance dog,
webpage. Buckles was awarded to Schoharie for
receiving the most votes in the 2012 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow grant
Is Tools for Schools on your grocery list?
Earn free educational equipment and materials for
SCS students through Price Chopper's
Tools for Schools program.
In the media
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school in the news!
"Schools look to have aid restored" (pdf) Daily Gazette
"Wellman’s words win again: Schoharie Central senior advances in
American Legion Oratorical Contest" (pdf) Times Journal
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