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Archive for January, 2015

By January 30, 2015 Read More →

WKTV co-anchor Katrina Smith visits Jarvis

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, WKTV newscaster Katrina Smith spoke about her education and career during the school’s Journeys Beyond Jarvis program. Ms. Smith shared what it is like to co-anchor the station’s NewsChannel 2 at Daybreak and Sunrise with Jason Powles and Meteorologist Bill Kardas. The news staff meets each morning to divide up the […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →

What does Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal mean to Central Valley?

A message from Central Valley Superintendent of Schools Rich Hughes Last week, Gov. Cuomo presented his State of the State and budget address. His proposals were bold, to say the least. Some are good for schools and others are open to debate. Superintendent Rich Hughes’ offers his understanding of the proposals and how they will […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →

Two CVA artists to display at Congressional Art show

CVA freshman Anna Mead and junior Courtney Beach will display their works at the upcoming 34th Annual Congressional Institute Art Competition at Herkimer College’s Cogar Art Gallery. The artists, their parents and CVA art teacher Winnie Dunn-Jones will attend an awards ceremony in March where six students will receive a medal and will move on to […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →

Matousek honored for academics, athletics and citizenship

  CVA senior Robert Matousek was one of 72 Section 3 football players honored at the Turning Stone on Jan. 25 for their academic achievements.  Robert won a $500 CNY Chapter Scholarship from the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.  He earned the honor by distinguishing his excellence in the classroom, on the field […]

By January 26, 2015 Read More →

Musicians bring imagination and lessons for success to elementary

Five world class vocalists and instrumentalists treated Central Valley School second through fourth graders to music and discovery. The special program “Music for the Imagination” invited students to use music to explore the world and their creativity. The group performed Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Barringer Road and Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Fisher. The program began with a […]

By January 26, 2015 Read More →

Superintendent begins stakeholder meetings

When Rich Hughes interviewed for his new job as Central Valley’s superintendent of schools, he repeatedly said he needed to get to know the people of the district to better understand the school and the community. In his first weeks, he visited each school, speaking randomly with students and staff. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, he began […]

Meet staff member Karen Casler
By January 26, 2015 Read More →

Meet staff member Karen Casler

Get to know a little about CVA Guidance Secretary Karen Casler in the Staff Spotlight.

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Meet student Karyna Ramirez
By January 26, 2015 Read More →

Meet student Karyna Ramirez

Get to know a little about CVA Senior Karyna Ramirez in the Student Spotlight.

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By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Still time to take the post graduation survey

There is still time for Ilion, Mohawk and Central Valley graduates to take a post-graduate survey about their school experiences. Administrators want as many responses as possible to get a more accurate picture of how well high school prepared students for their continued education and careers. Since posted on the Jan. 7, 152 graduates completed the survey. Roughly two […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →

CVA musicians build improv skills

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Central Valley Academy jazz band musicians had a rare treat, learning musical improvisation techniques from some of the region’s most accomplished jazz musicians. The program was part of the Herkimer BOCES Honors Program. The program exposes promising students to different opportunities that would otherwise be impossible because individual districts lack staff, sufficient numbers of […]

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