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 […]
Archive for January, 2015
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Get to know a little about CVA Guidance Secretary Karen Casler in the Staff Spotlight.
Get to know a little about CVA Senior Karyna Ramirez in the Student Spotlight.
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 […]
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 […]