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Archive for May, 2015

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Seniors take a day to walk in village officials’ shoes

On May 20, 27 Central Valley Academy seniors walked in the shoes of village officials during the Youth in Government Day sponsored by Ilion Elks Lodge #1444. The intent of the program is to give students the opportunity to see how local government works and meet some of the elected officials. The day started off […]

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Career exploration through the Regional Program of Excellence

Nine Central Valley Academy seniors completed the 2014-15 Regional Program of Excellence. These students had the opportunity to explore a career field by observing and working with professionals for over 70 hours. Throughout the program the students were required to complete program projects, essays and activities. On April 27 student projects were displayed at an end of year […]

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CVA senior Scott Harris to attend national science congress

CVA senior Scott Harris will attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston on June 28-30. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The goal is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the country’s top students who aspire to be scientists and […]

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By May 28, 2015 Read More →

Pop Art inspires students to create mural

Holliewood Dance Studio in Herkimer, NY wanted to bring some color into the decor. The students in Fisher Elementary Art Club heard the news and quickly started working on a mural design.  The aspiring young artists worked together creating a piece of artwork based on the works of Pop Artist Keith Haring. Students learned he was first […]

Meet staff member Martin Burrello
By May 26, 2015 Read More →

Meet staff member Martin Burrello

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School teacher Martin Burrello in the Staff Spotlight.

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Meet student Kathleen Rose Dean
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Meet student Kathleen Rose Dean

Get to know a little about Barringer Road student Kathleen Rose Dean in the Student Spotlight.

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By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Voters approve 2015-16 budget and capital project

Central Valley School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 19 and approved the district’s proposed 2015-16 school budget and proposed capital project. The $45,550,000 budget increases spending 1.22 percent or $550,000 over the current year and carries a 1.47 percent tax levy increase. The final count was: Yes— 393 No— 145 The $73,465,000 capital project will […]

By May 18, 2015 Read More →

CVA Pennies for Patients collection is a success

The Honor Society Club encouraged the students at Central Valley Academy to participate in the Pennies for Patients Campaign which raises funds the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students saved their spare change Apr. 7-May 1 to see which first period class would raise the most. CVA students raised over $930 and it was Mrs. Burney’s first […]

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By May 18, 2015 Read More →

Students test their knowledge at Envirothon

On Wednesday, May 6, ten Central Valley Academy students participated in the Envirothon competition at Herkimer College.  Students worked in teams of five to answer questions about wildlife, forestry, soil science, aquatic ecology, and current environmental issues. Team A consisting of Kevin Diedrich, Aaron Barnett, Anna Engel, Will Paddock, and Miranda Maldonado finished fifth out of 12 […]

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By May 18, 2015 Read More →

Earth Day matters for Murphy’s class

“Every day should be Earth Day,” according to Mrs. Murphy’s class at Jarvis Middle School. Earth day is an annual event held on April 22 to educate and demonstrate environmental protection and to remember the love of nature. People all over the world help preserve the environment with small acts that make a difference and help […]