Canajoharie Central Schools

Deborah Grimshaw, Superintendent
136 Scholastic Way, Canajoharie, NY 13317
518.673.6302 | 518.673.3177 fax | deborah.grimshaw@canjo.org

Canajoharie and Fort Plain boards of education to hold special joint meeting Tuesday, March 31

The Canajoharie and Fort Plain boards of education will hold a special joint meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 in the Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School auditorium. (view agenda)

Canajoharie Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state finals

Four Odyssey of the Mind teams will advance to the state finals next month following impressive performances at the regional competition Saturday, March 21 in Gloversville. (see photos of the first place winners)

CHS student athletes sharpen leadership skills at day-long conference

Sixteen Canajoharie High School student athletes attended the Western Athletic Conference Leadership Conference Tuesday, March 24 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. (Read more and see photo)

Canajoharie Board of Education to meeting Thursday, March 26

The Canajoharie Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 in the high school conference room. (View agenda)

Chronicling Canajoharie: Student yearbook staff wraps up 85th edition of school yearbook

Advisors are commending the senior staff members of the Canajoharie High School yearbook noting the students have exceeded expectations and submitted the first book of the year in the Northern region to the publisher. (Read more and see photo)

Kindergarten registration set for May 15 & 16

The Canajoharie Central School District will conduct kindergarten screening and registration in the Easy Hill Elementary School library on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 for children entering kindergarten in September. (read more)

Family Fun Day set for Saturday, March 28

The Family Fun Day, set for Saturday, March 28, brings students and community together for a full day of free activities including an Easter egg hunt, a science fair, art displays, music, vendors, and so much more! Local organizations will also participate in this event offering free information and resources. (read more)

Guys and Dolls performances set for this weekend

The Fort Plain-Canajoharie Drama Club will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. March 27 and 28. There will also be a matinee performance at 3 p.m. March 29. All performances will be at Canajoharie High School. (Read more)

Canajoharie teams participate in regional Odyssey of the Mind event

Nine teams featuring 56 students from the East Hill Elementary School, Canajoharie Middle School and Canajoharie High School competed at the Region 21 Odyssey of the Mind tournament on Saturday, March 21, at Gloversville Middle School. (read more, see photos and view schedule)

District’s projected tax cap at 1.6 percent

As calculated under the state’s tax levy “cap” law, the district's maximum tax levy limit for next year – which would require a simple 50 percent majority plus 1 to pass– is projected to be equal to a 1.6 percent increase over the current year. (read more)

Canajoharie students connect African culture to classroom curriculum

World-renowned musician Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe Friday, March 13, helped Canajoharie students connect African culture to the curriculums in their classrooms including music, performance, art, social studies, science physical education and more. (read more and see photos)

Student art work on display at Canajoharie Library through April 14

The artwork of students from the East Hill School, Canajoharie Middle School and Canajoharie High School is currently on display at the Canajoharie Library through April 14. (view photos from the opening reception)

Middle Schoool students mark Pi Day with mini math presentations

In recognition of Saturday, 3-14-15, being Pi Day, students at Canajoharie Middle School spent part of the past week researching Pi and preparing mini public presentations to make to the student body (Read more and see photos)

Canajoharie seniors rally at state Capital for equitable school funding (updated w/ photo gallery)

Seniors from Canajoharie High School visited the state Capital Wednesday, March 11, joining others from across the state to rally for public education. (Read more) or (Click here to see photos from the rally in Albany)

Bus vote passes

Canajoharie Central School District residents Tuesday, March 10, approved a bus lease referendum 61 to 8. (Read more)

Lack of state aid figures results in revised district budget process

According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015-16 budget proposal, districts will not see an increase in state aid next year or the year after unless the legislature enacts his proposed education reforms. The lack of state aid figures so far has caused the Canajoharie district to adjust its budget development process. (Read more)

2015-16 school budget development underway

Despite the lack of critical state aid figures, the Canajoharie Central School District’s budget development process for next year is underway. (read more)

East Hill writers inspired by local author, teacher

Fifth graders at the East Hill Elementary School are drawing inspiration from a local author and teacher as they complete writing projects based on the lives of people who have had a positive influence on them. (Read more and see photos)

Canajoharie Advocacy Committee meets with Senator Amedore to support GEA elimination, fair school funding

The Canajoharie Advocacy Committee meet with state Sen. George Amedore Jr. recently urging the lawmaker to support the elimination of the state's Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and to fix the state's broken Foundation Aid formula. (Read more and sign GEA elimination petition)

Acting principal appointed at Canajoharie High School

A veteran school administrator has been appointed to serve as the acting principal at Canajoharie High School until the end of March. (Read more)

Fair School Funding Rally calls for GEA elimination, Foundation Aid formula fix

Calling for an end to state funding inequities for school districts, the Canajoharie Central School District held its third annual Fair School Funding Rally Thursday, Feb. 5. (Read more and see photos)

Volunteers needed for annual Post Prom Party

Canajoharie High School is looking for parent and community volunteers to plan and organize the annual Post Prom Party scheduled for the night of June 6. (Read more)

Student athletes selected for Section II Class D all-star football team

Seven Canajoharie student athletes were selected this year for Section II Class D all-star football team honors. (Read more)

Special education set for review

The New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education has begun a quality assurance review in the district. The purpose of this review is to assess the district's compliance with laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. (Read more)

Canajoharie students to begin work as peer mentors

With the goal of helping younger students succeed, Canajoharie High School this year is pioneering a Peer Mentor Program.The program will match younger students with upperclassmen who will act as mentors by serving as role models and providing friendship and encouragement, especially around academic goals and personal development. (Read more and see photo)

District seeks communications feedback from community

In our continuing effort to keep parents, students and the community well-informed and involved, the Canajoharie Central School District is gathering community feedback regarding district communications. A survey is currently available and focus groups are planned later this winter. (Read more)