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Archive for October, 2014

By October 30, 2014 Read More →

CVA gets jump on new law requiring CPR/AED instruction in high school

Under new requirements signed into law on Oct. 21, New York schools will soon have to train all high school students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated defibrillators (AEDs). Central Valley Academy is not waiting to do the right thing. Last fall and summer, CVA physical education teachers Jane Connors and Jonna Costin […]

By October 29, 2014 Read More →

Ebola, the flu and schools

In fall and winter, schools are normally busy sharing information about colds and flu. This season, however, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has asked that schools help share information about Ebola. “Exceedingly small” likelihood of Ebola occurring in schools To date, only four people in the United States have tested positive for Ebola […]

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By October 27, 2014 Read More →

Central Valley part of consortium that wins $348,311 leadership grant

A consortium that includes Central Valley, 16 other school districts, Capital Region BOCES and Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES has won a $348,311 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals. The “Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Dissemination Grant: Principal Leadership” (STLE-D) will fund support for up to 45 […]

By October 27, 2014 Read More →

Anderson named region’s top health teacher

CVA teacher Karen Anderson is the 2014 NYS AHPERD Central North Zone Health Education Teacher of the Year. The award honors individuals for excellence in teaching and overall performance in the disciplines of physical education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels, adapted physical education, health education, and dance education. The zone covers school districts in […]

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Meet staff member Linsey Connarton
By October 27, 2014 Read More →

Meet staff member Linsey Connarton

Get to know a little about Barringer Road teacher Linsey Connarton in the staff spotlight.

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Meet foreign exchange student Bibiána Bartošová
By October 27, 2014 Read More →

Meet foreign exchange student Bibiána Bartošová

Get to know a little about CVA foreign exchange student Bibiána Bartošová in the student spotlight.

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By October 24, 2014 Read More →

Health tips from our school nurses

Each year, our school nurses encounter cases of very common school-age diseases. Below are some basis guidelines to help parents sort through the many symptoms and trying to decide whether to send their children to school, or perhaps a healthcare provider. These are only guidelines; please feel free to call your school nurse if you […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →

Fisher Pink raises $2,300 for Making Strides

Fisher Elementary’s students, parents and staff again showed their commitment to stamping out breast cancer by raising $2,301.80 for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held Sunday, Oct. 19. This Fisher family joined Barringer Road Elementary in support of Barringer kindergarten teacher Diane Cotton who is currently battling the disease. Fisher students celebrated their […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Jarvis students take on team building challenges

Jarvis Middle School students had a chance to spend a pleasant fall day in the woods working together, building leadership skills and creating bonds with classmates during their character education trip to Camp Russell. The sixth graders at Jarvis attended the Boy Scouts Revolutionary Trails Council sponsored Character Days field trip at Camp Russell in […]

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By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Pink Day is a fitting end to Barringer’s breast cancer efforts

Barringer Road Elementary School’s Pink Day celebration on Friday, Oct. 17 took an expected turn. As students and staff were busily forming a giant pink ribbon on the slope behind the school, Barringer kindergarten teacher Diane Cotton stepped around the corner of the building. The hillside erupted in cheers and clapping at seeing Mrs. Cotton, […]