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Archive for April, 2015

By April 29, 2015 Read More →

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 […]

By April 28, 2015 Read More →

Central Valley earns safety award

Central Valley School District is one of 131 school districts and BOCES in New York to receive the Utica National Insurance Group’s 2015 School Safety Excellence Award. Each year, the company recognizes school districts for their efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors safe. Central Valley Athletics and Facilities Director James Humphrey accepted the award […]

Meet staff member Gemma Siringo
By April 27, 2015 Read More →

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 Read More →

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 Read More →

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 Read More →

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 […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →

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 Read More →

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 Read More →

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 17, 2015 Read More →

Jarvis Junior Honor Society lives up to call of leadership and service

Just prior to Spring recess, about 45 members of Jarvis’ National Junior Honor Society traveled to the Central Valley’s prekindergarten classes for a time of mentoring and fun. The middle schoolers led craft projects, read to the younger students, played Simon Says and even escorted the Easter Bunny as he passed out treats. The visit was […]