Canajoharie to launch Community Education Program in November

The Canajoharie Central School District will begin piloting a new Community Education Program next month with its first two classes focusing on technology and holiday craft making.

Last year, the district distributed a community survey to gauge interest in a Community Education Program. Survey respondents indicated a high level of interest in technology classes and cooking/health-related programs.

The program’s first class will feature students from Canajoharie High School’s Computer Science Internship (CSI) program who will serve as “Technology Ambassadors” for the community. The Computer Science students will help community members with basic computing questions involving email, Facebook, iPads, iPhones and more. The students will give brief presentations on technology and then answer individual questions. The class will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Arkell Community Center. This class is free.

The Holiday Crafting workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 30, also at the Arkell Community Center. Instructors will be on hand to teach participants how to make various holiday items including ornaments and wreaths. This class will be $5 per participant. Money will be collected at the door.

Those wishing to attend are asked to sign up in advance. Visit the Community Education Program’s website, to sign up or call 673-6302.

Additional classes will be scheduled throughout the school year.

The district is seeking additional community assistance for future programs. Community members with talents or areas of interest that they would like to share with the public are asked to contact Jennifer Schwabrow, Canajoharie’s Director of Special Education and Instructional Services, at or 673-6317.