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Deveans named AAPSAlutely Amazing Educator

Central Valley Academy teacher assistant Lori Deveans is the ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy (AAPSA) 2017 “AAPSAlutely Amazing Educator.” The award recognizes Mrs. Deveans for significantly and positively impacting the lives of students with developmental disabilities. AAPSA gives the award in concert with Autism Awareness Month in April. Mrs. Deveans received a $500 gift card and an award […]

By April 24, 2017 Read More →

Three vie for two BOE spots

Three residents are running as candidates for two open seats on the Central Valley Board of Education. Running (in order as they will appear on the ballot) are Kelly Rowland, Travis Costin and Patrick Doherty. The two top vote-getters will replace incumbents Walt Mr. Roginski and Matthew Shedd who are not seeking re-election. The election will be concurrently with the annual budget […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Rumble of Thunder—A day as an eighth grader

April 17, 2017 Jarvis Middle School Student for a day It’s been a while since my last blog post as I try to document many of the great things going on at Central Valley on my twitter account, @CVThunderSuper A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to live the life of a typical 8 th grade […]

By April 10, 2017 Read More →

CVA readers and writers meet best-selling author Sarah Maas

On Thursday, Apr. 6, CVA students traveled to the Kirkland Town Library in Clinton to meet New York Time best-selling author Sarah Maas. Thirteen members of the Book Club and Writing Club, as well as a few Sarah Maas fans spent two hours listening, asking questions, and getting books signed by the author. Ms. Maas wrote the Throne […]

By April 6, 2017 Read More →

Geology Club to chronicle Hawaii trip

When the CVA Geology Club travels to Hawaii April 11-22, students will share their experiences via a blog. Follow their adventures here. Read below as club adviser and CVA science teacher Kirsten Benson introduces the trip:   The Hawaii Course is designed as an opportunity for our students to observe the world around them, and […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →

NY budget extender creates fiscal uncertainty

Imagine having to make financial decisions without knowing your income. That is where Central Valley leaders find themselves. After the governor and New York State Legislature failed to reach an agreement on a state budget by the April 1 deadline, they enacted a “budget extender.” This extender keeps state spending at current levels through May 31 […]

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Sweethearts and Heroes helps CVA take on bullying

Ten seconds. That’s all it takes to defuse a bullying incident. That was one of the important takeaways from a “Sweethearts and Heroes” presentation to CVA students and faculty. Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and college wrestling All-American Tom Murphy delivered a straightforward message and practical ways to put an end to bullying. Murphy had contacted CVA […]

By April 3, 2017 Read More →

CV music students learn from accomplished artists

Beginning Monday, Apr. 3, Central Valley will again host the Bridge Arts Ensemble (BAE). This is the fourth consecutive year the group has visited our schools. The ensemble of six New York City artists (see their biographies below) will spend their first three days at Central Valley Academy leading workshops with members of the school’s vocal, […]

By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Central Valley earns safety award for the fourth year

It’s a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, Central Valley School District has earned the Utica National Insurance Group School Safety Excellence Award. Central Valley is one of 136 school districts and BOCES in New York to receive the 2017 award at the Titanium with Honors level. Business Manager Ken Long learned of the award from Utica National […]

By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Principal Jeremy Rich named NYS Elementary Principal of the Year

Superintendent Rich Hughes said, “This comes as no surprise to all of us. Beginning with Ilion and continuing on through Central Valley, Mr. Rich has been the smiling and welcoming face for our students, staff and community. He makes a difference in the lives of our Thunder daily. This is a well-deserved honor for Jeremy […]