Value of the month:
A love of all things green, feathered and furry
Many look forward to Schoharie Central School's
annual Ag Fair, and this year's event did not disappoint. Under large
tents that sheltered them from springtime downpours, Schoharie Valley
FFA members, high school students, community members and representatives
of agricultural organizations shared their knowledge and love of all
things green, feathered and furry.
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FFA dairy judging team is #1 in the nation
The Schoharie Valley FFA chapter won the 2016 Hoard's Dairyman Cow
Judging Contest, a national competition for high school students,
outscoring 266 other teams. Their advisor, David Marbot, placed sixth of 281 teachers in the teacher
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 bus evacuation drill and a shelter in place drill with the State Police K-9 unit were conducted recently, with officers and
dogs walking school hallways.
Shelter in place procedures are initiated to keep
students and staff where they are while an emergency situation is
handled in or around the building. Teachers continue teaching and
conducting business as usual, although no one is allowed to leave the
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.
Williams qualifies for national 4-H horse quiz bowl
Schoharie High School junior Claire Williams will compete nationally
after scoring second individually and as part of a team at the New York
State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl.
Principal's letter re CPR training for seniors
As of this year, hands-only CPR instruction is a
state graduation requirement. Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School has
partnered with James Belfiore and Schoharie County EMS to provide this
training to seniors, who will be required to attend one training class
and demonstrate hands-only CPR at the end of the session to meet this
new requirement. Training on the use of an AED is also included.
Principal's letter re state assessments
Principal Calacone has sent a letter to parents and
guardians about state assessments in English language arts, math and
It's an honor
More than two dozen Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School students were
recognized for scholarship and achievement by being inducted into
the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.
Kathleen Peter named valedictorian, Anne Marie Sacket is salutatorian
Kathleen Peter has been named valedictorian and Anne
Marie Sacket has been named salutatorian of Schoharie Jr./Sr. High
School’s Class of 2016. Both have been active in school, community and
Meningococcal vaccine is required
Effective Sept. 1, 2016, all students entering
grade 12 will be required to have two doses of meningococcal vaccine
with the last dose on or after 16 years of age, or one dose of
meningococcal vaccine on or after 16 years of age.
There's an app for that
It's application time for many students as they
select colleges, universities and technical/trade programs for next
fall. Want to know where they may go?
Check out this map, and keep checking back, as it will be updated
regularly. The red indicators are applications and the blue stars are
More HS news
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News Archive page for past news stories.
Community Resource Room offers helpful information
The SCS Community Resource Room is open Mondays
and Tuesdays from 8 to11:30 a.m. in the elementary wing, providing a
place where parents, guardians and community members can access
information about community resources such as food pantry locations,
counseling and fun local activities.
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 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 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.
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