Month: January 2017

District provides school safety, visitor procedure update

The Canajoharie Central School District has put enhanced safety measures and visitor procedures in place at the East Elementary School and additional steps are underway at both East Hill and the middle school. During a meeting at East Hill Monday, Jan. 30, nearly 100 parents and community members turned out to hear updates and provide …

Letter from Superintendent Grimshaw about visitors to East Hill

On Jan. 26, Canajoharie Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw sent letters to Canajoharie parents to share information about a concern raised by East Hill Elementary students in regards to a visitor at school on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The text of the letter is below.  Dear Canajoharie families, The purpose of this letter is to share information with …

Canajoharie launches new Universal Pre-K program for 3 year olds

The Canajoharie Central School District’s new Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for 3 year olds began Monday, Jan. 30 at the East Hill Elementary School. To offer the full-day class, Canajoharie partnered with the Fulmont Community Action Agency. The teacher is Caitlin Walter, who has worked with Fulmont for the past 9 years. Also in the class …

Canajoharie High School graduation rate at 92 percent

The five-year graduation rate at Canajoharie High School increased to 92 percent, according to the recently released 2015-16 state school report card. The school’s previous five-year graduation rate was 84 percent. “It is important to note that the district consciously plans for some students to graduate in five years and we continue to support them …

Canajoharie third graders raise funds to help fight world poverty

Recognizing that we have the power to help change the lives of others in need, third graders at the East Hill Elementary School recently decided to collect money to help people living in poverty. This holiday season the students in Mrs. Giarrizzo’s, Mrs. Towse’s, and Mr. Eggelston classes collected money to donate to Word Vision, …

Benny Mardones rocks Canajoharie High School with message of perseverance

A veteran rock ‘n’ roll star told Canajoharie High School students that in life they must be able to handle being told “no.” And when the answer is “yes,” they need to be prepared to take advantage of the opportunity. Benny Mardones, whose signature hit “Into the Night” skyrocketed him to the top of the …

2017 Canajoharie Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all those who participated in the 2017 Canajoharie Middle School Spelling Bee Wednesday, Jan. 4. Eighth grader Carolyn Phillips won first place spelling “lounge” correctly in the 15th round. She’ll head next to the Capital Region Spelling Bee later this winter. Second place honors went to sixth grader Castine Hardesty and third place …

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