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Archive for April, 2015

By April 29, 2015

Recorder students achieve master player level earning black belt status

Thirty-two Barringer Road fourth grade students earn their black belt, not in martial arts, in Recorder Karate. The Recorder Karate Black Belt is earned by working through nine different songs from a text called Recorder Karate. Each song has another element of music reading skills and new note(s) that the student needs to master in order to move […]

Meet staff member Gemma Siringo
By April 27, 2015

Meet staff member Gemma Siringo

Get to know a little about Barringer Road Elementary teacher Gemma Siringo in the Staff Spotlight.

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Meet student Vinny Bastien II
By April 27, 2015

Meet student Vinny Bastien II

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School student Vinny Bastien II in the Student Spotlight.

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By April 24, 2015

Fisher fun with music trivia

Let’s test your music knowledge. Can you answer any of the following questions? In Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, the French horns played which character in the story? The wolf The recorder, flute, and clarinet are members of this instrument family? Woodwind When reading rhythms in music class, the notes that look like headphones say………….? […]

By April 21, 2015

Jarvis team grabs second at Schenectady KidWind Challenge

When three teams of Jarvis Middle School sixth graders traveled to Schenectady to compete in the Apr. 18 KidWind Challenge at the GE Renewable Energy Headquarters, they never dreamed that one team would return home with a second-place finish. With that success, the team of Lily Hall, Lauren Grabski, Hannah Morey, Dyani Fuentes, Emma La […]

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By April 21, 2015

CVA takes part in the Zero Waste Challenge

Central Valley Academy cafeteria staff participated in the Zero Waste Challenge sponsored by Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA) on Apr. 9. The purpose of the event is to teach students how they can reduce waste going to the landfill by making less trash during their lunch. By teaching students how to reduce waste at lunch […]

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By April 17, 2015

Alliance Group campaigns for National Day of Silence

Central Valley Academy halls were quieter than normal when several students took part in the National Day of Silence (DOS) along with thousands of students across the nation April 17. The purpose of the National Day of Silence is to promote awareness of anti-lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) name calling, bullying and harassment in […]

By April 17, 2015

Fisher jumps for heart health

Fisher Elementary students participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Jump Rope for Heart initiative the month of March. Students collected donations, learned more about the American Heart Association, heart disease, prevention, and how cardiovascular activities can help you stay healthy. They jumped all month long in physical education class, even learning a few jump rope tricks. […]

By April 16, 2015

A successful year for Outdoor Adventure Club

Central Valley Academy Outdoor Adventure Club provided students with exciting, new, and challenging activities this year.  It is the club’s second year active under the direction of CVA science teacher Wendy Sanders. Students in the club held fundraisers to offset costs of the activities. “Our fundraising efforts left us in a position to offer all of our […]

By April 15, 2015

CVA raises donations with sporting events

Central Valley Academy students and staff have stepped up to help worthy causes by planning sporting events to raise funds for various organizations. The groups, with help from the physical education department raised more than $1,900 for charity and a scholarship fund. Badminton tournament As part of a community service project, CVA Seniors Jade Judson and Seth Young […]