Voters approve budget, propositions, elect 3 to Board of Education

Schoharie Central School District residents approved the proposed $24,520,229 budget for the 2019-20 school year by a vote of 308 to 108, which is a 74 percent approval. SCS residents also approved a proposition to allow the district to purchase two school buses, two vans and a Suburban SUV using the district’s transportation capital reserve …

A tasty test and a healthy goal

Here’s a test most students won’t mind. At lunch time on May 16, Schoharie students will be able to taste-test cups of New York-produced concord grape juice as part of the district’s participation in the Grape-to-School Pilot Program. Students in all grades will be asked for their feedback about the juice, which is produced by …

Dozens headed to NYSSMA Festival

Schoharie Central School District is sending lots of talent to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Festival in Norwich May 10, with 46 students participating in the vocal category and 23 in the instrumental category. Several students are participating in both categories. For the vocal category, students prepare solos from different eras, genres, …

“Newsies” is a winner

Have you heard the news? Schoharie Central School District’s production of “Newsies” has won Schenectady Light Opera Co. Musical Theater Awards and has been nominated for High School Musical Theatre Awards, with those winners to be announced this weekend. “Schoharie’s production of ‘Newsies’ received several nominations and wins in the Schenectady Light Opera Co. Musical …

Polls open May 21 to vote on budget, board, propositions

Polls will be open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in the high school library lobby for district residents to vote on the proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year, to fill three seats on the Board of Education, and to consider bus purchase and Schoharie Free Library tax levy propositions. …

Choir, band members are All Stars

SCS was well-represented at the recent Schoharie County Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) All Stars Music Festival at Duanesburg High School, with choir and band members sharing their talents in the school’s Joe Bena Auditorium. According to SCMEA, “Exceptional student musicians in grades 5 and 6 were chosen to participate based on recommendations by their music …

Board adopts proposed budget

The Board of Education adopted a proposed $24,520,229 budget for the 2019-20 school year at their April 17 meeting. The Board adopted the proposed budget after receiving feedback on local educational priorities during the community budget forum, monthly board meetings and from district residents and staff. The proposed budget calls for a spending increase of …

Army Field Band features SCS Alum

When Lori Roy was a Schoharie Central Schools student considering careers, she knew she loved music and playing her French horn. She followed her passion and it brought her back to her hometown.  On April 2, Staff Sergeant Lori Roy performed with the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus to a full house at a …

Carly Waters honored on TV

Schoharie’s own Carly and Emma Waters were honored on the March 28 “GMA Strahan and Sara” show, which aired at 1 p.m. on ABC television (check local listings). They were recognized by former NFL Quarterback, Jim Kelly of HearStrong. Carly, who is in third grade at Schoharie Elementary, designed and sews stuffed, fabric lemons to …