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High school class reunites woman with a long lost scrapbook

High school class reunites woman with a long lost scrapbook

| February 16, 2018

A class project at Cooperstown Jr. /Sr. High School helped reunite a woman with a long lost scrapbook. About four years ago, teacher Rebecca Burke-Sciallo, who loves to thrift, found an old scrapbook at a local Goodwill. “I get very sad when things are thrifted that shouldn’t be; photographs, photo albums, handmade quilts. I thought […]

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State releases information on its Every Student Succeeds Act plan

State releases information on its Every Student Succeeds Act plan

| February 2, 2018

New York State Education Department Media Release The United States Department of Education (USDE) approved New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced Jan. 17. ESSA Fact Sheet For a printed copy of ESSA Fact Sheet or assistance in accessing the content of any information on this page, please […]

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The governor’s executive state budget proposal has been released

The governor’s executive state budget proposal has been released

| January 22, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an executive state budget proposal that includes a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations statewide in the 2018-19 school year. Under the governor’s proposal, total, statewide school aid for 2018-19 would be $26.4 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3 […]

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Spanish 4 students to send handcrafted children’s books to Honduras

Spanish 4 students to send handcrafted children’s books to Honduras

| January 9, 2018

A Spanish class at Cooperstown Central School is reaching out to a small Honduran mountain town one children’s book at a time. The effort by Anita Cleveland’s Spanish 4 class is being assisted by her student, Josie Hovis, who is going on a mission trip to Honduras with her mother, Kim Jastremski, this month. Cleveland’s […]

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Cold weather safety tips

Cold weather safety tips

| January 3, 2018

It isn’t news to anyone that the weather this winter has been downright frigid!   At this time of year, it is a good idea to talk to children about cold weather safety. Extra care is needed, especially in younger children, to be sure that frostbite does not occur. Please take note of the following […]

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How We Communicate Emergency Closing/Delay Information

How We Communicate Emergency Closing/Delay Information

| January 1, 2018

With the onset of winter weather, we want to remind the school community about our closing/delay procedures and how they are communicated… When school must be closed, released early, or be delayed opening, for any reason, the official announcement will be sent via School Messenger (our automated phone calling system) and will be posted on […]

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CCSD officials are monitoring pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Otsego County

CCSD officials are monitoring pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Otsego County

| December 15, 2017

Cooperstown Central School District administration and our school nurses continually monitor health concerns in the region. Recently, Oneonta High School parents were notified that the Oneonta City School District has confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at their high school. Those cases were reported to the Otsego County Health Department. While there are no confirmed cases […]

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National History Day: A competition for the ages at Cooperstown CSD

National History Day: A competition for the ages at Cooperstown CSD

| December 6, 2017

National History Day is a history based research project competition, which challenges students to research, create, edit and revise, produce a final project, and present to a group of judges. The long-term inquiry project, done individually, with a group, or as part of a class, teaches students research and presentation skills. The tenacity needed to […]

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Battle of the Books Students Tour Syracuse University Library

Battle of the Books Students Tour Syracuse University Library

| December 6, 2017

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 26 Battle of the Books students toured Bird Library and Carnegie Library at Syracuse University. Various librarians throughout the tour shared their job descriptions, which showcased the vast opportunities in the library field. The students visited the special collection area at the Bird Library and saw a 500-year-old choral book, […]

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“Kindness Kits” Set to Brighten Holidays

“Kindness Kits” Set to Brighten Holidays

| December 6, 2017

A Cooperstown senior is helping to brighten the holidays for families in need – one personal hygiene product at a time. As part of National Honor Society—inspired community service, Sara Fountain coordinated an effort that led to the collection of a carload of “Kindness Kits” for the Cooperstown Food Pantry. “I feel that it is […]

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