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Archive for June, 2015

By June 26, 2015

Class of 2015 proudly graduates

Central Valley Central School proudly graduated 160 members of the Class of 2015 on Friday, June 26. Valedictorian Shannon Booth spoke on “A New Beginning” and Salutatorian Miranda Maldonado delivered her address entitled “A Bright Future.” The CVA Chamber Choir, and CVA Graduation Band provided music. New Superintendent Rich Hughes challenged students proudly represent their […]

By June 26, 2015

Superintendent Hughes challenges Class of 2015

At Central Valley Academy’s graduation on Friday, June 26, Superintendent of Schools Rich Hughes offered the Class of 2015 the following encouragement and challenge: Good evening and welcome to family, friends, staff, faculty and most importantly to our graduates.  Thank you for the privilege and honor to speak to you for a few short moments […]

By June 26, 2015

The Fisher 3rd and 4th Grade Drama Clubs Close Out The Year

The Fisher 3rd and 4th grade drama clubs closed out the year with a dress rehearsal for fellow students on Wednesday, June 10 followed by a performance for parents on Thursday, June 18. The third graders presented “Dancing with the Nursery Rhyme Stars” by Lois Lewis in which famous nursery rhyme characters compete in a dance contest. Narrators […]

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By June 26, 2015

Diamond Dawgs play ball at Barringer Road

On Thursday, June 11 members of the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs visited Barringer Road Elementary School. Four members of the minor league baseball team took time to play some kickball and to speak with students about the players’ experiences in sports. The students wanted to know how old the players are (ages range 18-20), how […]

By June 25, 2015

Author offers Fisher students tips to become great writers

Author Kate Hanscom’s visit to Fisher Elementary on Thursday, June 11 was a chance for every student to become a better writer. Kate began by reading her book, “Fickle Fiona.” The story traces Fiona, a little girl who simply cannot make up her mind. Her inability to make a decision results in her wearing mismatched clothes […]

By June 25, 2015

Second grade pen pals finally spend a day together

At the beginning of the school year, each second grader in Fisher and Barringer Road elementary schools was assigned a student in the opposite school with whom to correspond. The students finally had the opportunity to meet and share a day together on Monday, June 15 at Fisher Elementary. The day was filled with educational, fun and […]

Mott Marathon closes out with a $2,500 donation to fight cancer
By June 24, 2015

Mott Marathon closes out with a $2,500 donation to fight cancer

On Wednesday, June 24, Jim Mott presented Steph Boucher, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life with a check for $2,500, the proceeds from this year’s Mott Marathon. The fundraising total fell short of the 2012 record of $4,565, but Mott was pleased nonetheless. “We had several students step up and bring in hundreds […]

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By June 24, 2015

Rumble of Thunder—July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 Well it’s been almost a month since my last blog post. I’ve had so many thoughts and ideas running through my head, but finally caught a second to write a few reflections down.  I type this while sitting in the Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix where I attended my doctoral graduation from […]

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By June 23, 2015

BOCES assignment becomes a fight against autism

When their BOCES visual communications class assigned CVA seniors Seth Young and Jade Judson a project to promote awareness, the two puzzled over a cause they felt would be worth promoting. Autism was the natural choice. Jade’s three-year-old brother Brody has autism. But that was not the only reason to focus on the disorder. They knew autistic students at […]

By June 22, 2015

Cupcake Wars 2015

June was again time for the big throw down as students in Family and Consumer Science teacher Kathy Nasypany’s Baking classes took their best shots at the crown in the 2015 Cupcake Wars. This spring’s theme was “Summertime.” Groups of up to five students created their cupcake masterpieces and then were rated by guest judges former Crave Bake Shop […]