Religious exemptions removed from state vaccination law

On June 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that immediately removed the religious exemption for school vaccination requirements. Per the amendment to Public Health Law Section 2164, children who attend child daycare or public, private or parochial school who previously had a religious exemption must now receive their first age-appropriate dose in …

Hall of Fame teaches many lessons

SCS fifth graders enjoyed a great day of learning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown on June 14. The students have been reading about Jackie Robinson and extended that learning at the museum. They broke up into groups and completed lessons on civil rights, women’s history, geography, communication arts and …

SCS student is “Most Philosophical Kindergartener in America”

Schoharie Elementary student Michaela Burton has earned the title of “Most Philosophical Kindergartener in America” from the Kids Philosophy Slam for her drawing depicting that love has a greater impact on the community than hate because “Friends that play together spread love.” Michaela will be honored at an assembly on Wednesday, June 19, at 8:30 …

Bands perform at TU Center

Schoharie’s Junior High and Elementary bands really hit the big time – and place – on June 8. As guest performers of the Albany Empire arena football team, they performed “America the Beautiful” and the “National Anthem” before a crowd at the Times Union Center in Albany. The students also had the opportunity to meet …

Dressing down for good causes

Schoharie Central School District held a Rolph Karker Dress Down Day fundraiser on June 4, netting more than $665 for two causes. Faculty, staff and administration all wore black t-shirts and jeans in honor of Rolph’s birthday. Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Rolphie Fund and the SCS Backpack Program.  The Rolphie …

A survey for all

All members of the Schoharie Central School District community are invited and encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey being conducted by Generation Ready to measure the district’s level of cultural proficiency. The district values all opinions and feedback. Take the survey Why survey? SCS is entrusted by its residents to provide an educational program and …

Commissioner Ball marks Dairy Month

Dairy Month begins June 1, and New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball stopped by Mary Bates’ class to kick it off by teaching students about the importance of the dairy industry. Commissioner Ball met with the fifth graders May 31 to talk about dairy farming in New York and beyond. “He also discussed …