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Archive for February, 2014

By February 24, 2014

Advocating for education

  advocate  (ˈad-və-ˌkāt):   to support or argue for (a cause, policy, etc.)

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By February 23, 2014

Valley schools to rally for fair funding on March 6

Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES will sponsor a rally for education at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at Herkimer College’s Robert McLaughlin College Center. “Fight for Our Valley Schools” features guest speaker Dr. Rick Timbs, executive director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium, who will explain how the state’s current funding formula is depriving the area’s students […]

By February 18, 2014

CVA Ski Club hits the slopes

Central Valley Academy has been hitting the slopes at Woods Valley with their new ski/snowboarding club since Winter Break. Physical Education teacher Jonna Costin has 48 students in grades 9-12 signed up for ski club. Every Wednesday 30-40 kids load a bus at CVA and head to Woods Valley to ski/snowboard from 4-9 p.m. The […]

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By February 18, 2014

Art class celebrates Chinese New Year

How better to learn about a foreign culture than to sample some of its customs and foods? That was CVA art teacher Christina Korba’s idea as she undertook a week-long Chinese New Year project with one of her art classes at the end of January. Chinese New Year follows the Chinese calendar, so it can […]

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By February 14, 2014

PE classes take on a new winter sport

Elementary physical education classes have added something new to their program – the winter sport of snowshoeing! Students at Fisher and Barringer Road Elementary have been making the most of the winter weather as they learn the basics of snowshoeing. Since most of the students have never been on snowshoes, they are learning from square […]

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By February 12, 2014

Fisher goes Red for Women

On Friday, February 7, Faculty and Staff at Fisher Elementary joined millions of Americans and donned RED to support the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign! Not only was it a day to wear red in support of a great cause, but faculty and staff donated funds to the American Heart Association. “It […]

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By February 12, 2014

CVA Cheerleaders get the word out on a missing child

Central Valley Academy varsity cheerleaders wondered what could they do to round out basketball season after they cheered their last game. They could think of nothing better than to get the word out on a missing 13-year old child. Many grouped together along with some family members to volunteer for the National Center for Missing […]

By February 10, 2014

Kids get creative with animal life cycles

Fisher Elementary Fourth grade students in Mrs. Higgins’ and Mrs. Michael’s classes recently completed their Animal Life Cycles and Food Chains unit is science. As a culminating activity, students were given the option of creating a diorama or poster to show what they learned about an animal of their choice. They put their thinking caps […]

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By February 3, 2014

Kids get moving in the morning with Walking Club

Barringer Road Elementary has incorporated a morning walking program for third and fourth grade students. The group meets each morning in the gymnasium from 7:30-8 a.m. Students are encouraged to participate, however it is not mandatory. Students have a great time moving in the morning as they listen to music helping them keep up a […]