Canajoharie Central Schools

Deborah Grimshaw, Superintendent
136 Scholastic Way, Canajoharie, NY 13317
518.673.6302 | 518.673.3177 fax |

District to hold third annual Fair Funding Rally Feb. 5

The district will host its third annual Fair School Funding Rally beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 at the high school. Aimed at advocating for fair, sustainable school funding for school districts, the event will feature presentations from students, a performance of the East Hill Elementary Choir, cookies, cocoa and more. (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)

Eighth grader wins Canajoharie Spelling Bee

Nineteen sixth, seventh and eighth graders participated in the Canajoharie Middle School Spelling Bee Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Eighth grader Connor Bowden grabbed first place by spelling "obvious" for the win in the 18th round. (Read more and see photos)

Community invited to visit with Senator Amedore regarding school funding

Members of the Canajoharie community will have the opportunity Jan. 29 to visit with state Sen. George Amedore Jr. regarding the removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and equitable school funding. (Read more)

Canajoharie High School names Students of the Month

Canajoharie High School has announced the names of the Students of the Month for November and December. (Read more and see photo)

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)

Canajoharie Police speak with students about online safety

Officers from the Canajoharie Police Department this week are speaking with Canajoharie Middle School students about how to be safe while online. (Read more and see photos)

District seeks participants for communications focus group

The Canajoharie Central School District is looking for community and parent volunteers to participate in a focus group meeting to discuss school district communications. The one-time meeting is set for Feb. 10. (read more)

Students sharpen baking skills; make donation to local animal shelter

The life skills classrooms of the Fort Plain and Canajoharie school districts worked together recently to sharpen to their kitchen skills and to make a donation to a local animal rescue organization. (Read more)

Students create artwork to benefit local family

Art students at Canajoharie High School are again creating works of art to raise funds for a holiday donation. (Read more and see photos)

Technology students make holiday toys for children

Students in the Production Systems class at Canajoharie High School are making toys to donate to children for the holidays. Working together, students made toy cars, tops and miniature baseball bats out of wood. The students expect to have more than 50 toys made before they are picked up for distribution. (Read more and see photos)

Canajoharie students participate in Assemblyman Santabarbara's Student Cabinet

Canajoharie High School students Jake Brody, Grace Corrigan, Christina Towse and Alexander Vrooman were selected this year to participate in Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara's Student Cabinet. (Read more and see photo)

Alumni Association dedicates plaque to high school

Thanks to the Canajoharie High School All Alumni Association, a plaque featuring the school alma mater now hangs inside the high school's main entrance. (read more and see photos)

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)

Math, writing, performance part of Thanksgiving lessons

Check out some photos of students at the East Hill School engaged in some fun, educational pre-Thanksgiving activities. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone! (Read more and see photos)

Canajoharie vocalists selected for Area All State Music Festival

Canajoharie High School students Nathan Ferguson, Robert Frazier and Jared Paratore were selected to perform at the New York State School Music Association Area All State Music Festival Nov. 22. (Read more and see photo)

Exhibitors wanted for annual wellness fair

The organizers of the Fourth Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair are seeking individuals, businesses and community programs interested in having a booth at this year’s fair, which will be held on April 18, 2015 at the East Hill Elementary School. This event is sponsored by Canajoharie and Fort Plain schools. (View flier to learn more)

Sixth graders build models of the River Nile during hands-on Ancient Egypt project

Students in Mr. Joe DiVisconti class have constructed working models of the River Nile to study the impact the river had on the lives of Ancient Egyptians. The students will use the models from now until December to observe the effects of flooding. (Read more and see photos)

Canajoharie part of consortium winning a $1.16 million state educational leadership grant

Canajoharie, in partnership with 13 school districts and HFM BOCES, has won a $1,164,948 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals and teacher leaders. (Read more)

Artists visit high school to view mosaic, art facilities

Artists from the Little Falls-based Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts visited Canajoharie High School Tuesday, Nov. 4 to view student artwork, including the district's Mohawk Mosaic Project. (Read more and see photos)

Congressman visits Canajoharie Middle School

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson visited the Canajoharie Middle School Monday, Nov. 3. Escorted by officers of the Middle School Student Council, the congressman toured classrooms and spoke with students, teachers and administrators. (Read more and see photos)

School blood drive exceeds goal

Thanks to students, staff, teachers and community members, the American Red Cross collected 35 pints of much needed blood during a drive at Canajoharie High School Wednesday, Oct. 29. (Read more)

Canajoharie part of BOCES-led consortium awarded nearly $400,000 to review assessments

A consortium of local school districts that includes Canajoharie has been awarded a nearly $400,000 state grant to review and improve student assessment practices. (Read more)

Junior/Senior Prom date changed to June 6

Mark your calendars, the date of the Canajoharie Junior/Senior Prom has been changed to Saturday, June 6, 2015. This year’s prom will be held at the Windfall Dutch Barn in Cherry Valley.

Advice on preventing the spread of Enterovirus

Several cases of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has recently been confirmed in several states and in Upstate New York. The Canajoharie Central School District is providing information from the CDC and the state Department of Health to help parents and others become better informed about the illness and to help prevent its spread. (Read more)