FBLA awards honor business skill

Members of Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter brought home several awards from their spring district meeting in Clifton Park on Feb. 6. Advisor Jen McClure reported, “Carissa Palmatier placed 4th in Client Service. John Polley placed 3rd in Personal Finance and 2nd in Introduction to Business. David St. John placed 4th in Basic …

Ivy League invite for SCS singers

Four SCS students were invited to participate in the New York Young Men Sing event at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 11.  William Bond, Braden Rose, Landen Scofield and Ethan VanDerwerken were invited to the annual event hosted by the Cornell University Glee Club. The students spent the day at Cornell with master conductor Rosalind Hall, …

Board of Ed Meeting is Feb. 27

The date for the February Board of Education meeting has been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 27. The meeting will be held in the elementary cafeteria. It will start at 6 p.m. and adjourn to executive session, and then return to regular (public) session at approximately 7 p.m.

Capital experience for FFA officers

Schoharie Valley FFA Chapter President Andrew Hahn and Vice President Jamie Fox joined with fellow FFA officers and members from around the state in building leadership skills and advocating for agricultural education when they visited the New York State Legislature in Albany Feb. 4-5. “Andrew and Jamie had several opportunities to grow as individuals and develop their skills …

Travel Club takes students northward

More than three dozen Schoharie and Berne-Knox-Westerlo high school students headed north Feb. 3-4 through a trip sponsored by the SCS travel club. The 29 Schoharie students and 11 BKW students visited the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Lake Placid and Montreal. Students toured Montreal with a local guide, visited Mount Royal and Saint Joseph’s Oratory, …

Esperance Elks support Backpack Program

Esperance Elks Lodge #2507 recently presented Schoharie Central School District with donations totaling $2,500 to support the Backpack Program, which provides healthy weekend meals to students in need. The Elks presented Schoharie Superintendent David M. Blanchard with a $2,000 check that their lodge received via a Gratitude Grant, along with an additional $500 check from the lodge’s …

They dig the snow

With more than a foot of snow on the ground, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) School students in the heavy equipment program, including Schoharie High School’s Tyler Lawrence, literally dug into their learning earlier this month, clearing the Schoharie CTE campus. Students in the two-year Heavy Equipment and Construction program at CTE learn …

A Bridge that inspires & teaches

Six teaching artists from Bridge Arts Ensemble brought their talents and knowledge to Schoharie on Jan. 23-25, visiting music classrooms and leading workshops, clinics, lessons and master classes for students in grades K-12. They also performed for students and staff. “We were privileged to have a professional oboist, pianist, percussionist, cornet player and two vocalists in our midst for …

Apply any time for Free & Reduced Price Meals

Schoharie Food Services Director Myra Trumbull reminds district residents that families can apply for free or reduced-price school meals at any point during the school year. This is a long-standing rule to reflect the many changes in families’ economic circumstances that can occur. This practice applies to households with furloughed employees. To apply, families should …

Farm Credit East supports FFA

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Cooperstown Branch of Farm Credit East hosted regional FFA chapters, including Schoharie Valley, to present them with a $300 donation. Schoharie Valley FFA Vice President Jamie Fox, who is interested in an agricultural career and plans to open her own local agribusiness, attended the awards ceremony and received the check. Twenty-seven FFA chapters from …