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Archive for February, 2015

By February 26, 2015

Jarvis expands extracurricular opportunities

This year, Jarvis Middle School offers a wider range of extracurricular activities than in the past. Some meet during school and others outside of regular school. Regardless of  when they meet, each club is designed to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of middle school students. “We believe student participation in extracurricular clubs and activities […]

By February 25, 2015

Meet January’s Fabulous Fisher Friends

In February, Fisher Elementary recognized 103 students as Fabulous Fisher Friends. These are students who demonstrated good character, followed the “golden rule,” and exemplified January’s character word “acceptance.” Teachers nominate students based solely on their classroom behavior. Principal Fran LaPaglia disqualifies anyone with a report of ill-behavior in the cafeteria or on school buses. The students who […]

By February 25, 2015

Budget 2015-16

Budget news What does Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal mean to Central Valley? A message from Central Valley Superintendent of Schools Rich Hughes Get tax information online—find the actual tax bill, full property value, assessed value and STAR exemption. Central Valley CSD Budget Newsletter (PDF)—view a PDF of the complete budget newsletter. This is the same newsletter […]

Meet student Zander Ingraham
By February 23, 2015

Meet student Zander Ingraham

Get to know a little about Fisher Elementary student Zander Ingraham in the Student Spotlight.

Posted in: Spotlight
Meet staff member Lucas Judd
By February 23, 2015

Meet staff member Lucas Judd

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School teacher Lucas Judd in the Staff Spotlight.

Posted in: Spotlight, Staff News
By February 19, 2015

Barringer artists featured at statewide school board convention

Two of Barringer art teacher Nancie Cooney’s art students had their artwork exhibited at the 2014 New York State School Boards Association Conference in New York City last fall. The exhibit was co-sponsored by the School Boards Association and New York State Art Teachers Association. As a NYSATA members Mrs. Cooney was able to enter two students’ works. The […]

By February 19, 2015

Barringer techies tear computers apart

Have you ever wondered what was inside your computer? It clicks, hums, beeps…and hopefully works. For most of us, that is all we know. Over several weeks, Barringer Road Tech Wolves (Technology Club students in grades 3 and 4) unleashed their curiosity to learn even more. Under the watchful eye of club advisor Diane Kosakowski, they […]

By February 19, 2015

Four CVA artists to display at art show

In celebration of Herkimer County Youth Art Month, freshman  Emma Doherty, sophomores Angela Gazzilli and Danielle Juby and senior Stephanie Temple will exhibit their work Mar. 2-Apr. 6 at the Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer. CVA art teach Winnie Dunn-Jones selected the works from the dozens produced by CVA students over the course of the first […]

Posted in: Academics News, CVA
By February 19, 2015

Let’s Try Again—Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Jarvis Middle School PTSO may have postponed its Do You Want to Build a Snowman? contest in January, but like Elsa, the school and its students will not give in to the weather! What good is this winter if you can’t build a snowman? The PTSO wants to be sure YOU get the chance to build one during their Do […]

By February 13, 2015

Whole Brain Teaching engages the entire class

Be prepared for something different when you step into Ryan Biamonte’s fifth grade classroom. Students are not sitting quietly at their desks completing worksheets or taking notes while their teacher lectures. Instead, they will probably be active, laughing and most important—engaged. Mr. Biamonte’s classroom is built around something called “Whole Brain Teaching.” In a letter he shared […]