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Archive for November, 2015

By November 23, 2015

Reality Check thanks CVA students for fight against tobacco

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Reality Check of Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties partnered with Karen Guidi and her Central Valley Academy Historical Films class to present a free showing of Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ to district families. The purpose of this free movie was to alert the community smoking messages hidden in movies meant for kids. The students […]

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By November 19, 2015

CVA Outdoor Club tackles Tremper Mountain

The CVA Outdoor Adventure Club’s first outing was the 7.4-mile Tremper Mountain Fire Tower hike near Phoenicia, NY. The trail rises 1,976 feet zig-zagging up the mountain through hardwood and conifer forests. The trail is relatively steep and rocky, nothing to tough for the Outdoor Club. The group of 14 hardy hikers left CVA at 8 […]

By November 17, 2015

First graders go hands-on learning about energy

Think first grade is just beginning to read and adding simple numbers? Well, think again! Brittani Canipe’s first graders at Fisher Elementary School just completed their first science unit on energy. These youngsters explored five different types of energy—chemical, mechanical, heat, light, and sound, focusing on light and sound. Mrs. Canipe taught lessons then turned the students loose to experiment […]

By November 16, 2015

Pumpkins equal science, math, art and fun

So what can a pumpkin teach a prekindergartner? If you’re in Kim Vitale’s prek class at Barringer Road, you can learn lots! First, you learn that a pumpkin is really a big fruit with its seeds inside (science). Then you separate the seeds from the pulpy “guts” (more science) and count out seeds into piles (math). Then you […]

By November 16, 2015

CVA students tackle tough issues at Youth Summit

In late October, a group of CVA students joined students from 10 other area school districts at the 20th Herkimer County Youth Summit at Herkimer BOCES. The forum provided students with the opportunity to speak candidly about real issues facing students in their home schools. The results of those conversations help inform local civic and educational leaders about […]

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By November 12, 2015

Jarvis 3rd annual Kids’ Marathon

Jarvis Middle School students again tackled the school’s challenge to commitment, good health and hard work—the final 1.2 miles of the 3rd Annual Jarvis Kids’ Marathon on Friday, Oct. 30. An excited group of 111 runners completed the final five laps around the Jarvis track, the culmination of their decision to run a marathon distance […]

By November 12, 2015

Walmart treats Barringer teachers on Halloween

Walmart made Halloween all treats and no tricks for teachers and staff at Barringer Road Elementary School. Area Manager Tito Colon and Operations Manager Jim Pardee of Walmart Distribution Center #6038 in Marcy visited on Friday, Oct. 30 to to present $100 gift cards to 20 teachers and another $1,000 in school supplies to Barringer Road as […]

By November 10, 2015

Fisher honors veterans

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Fisher Elementary third and fourth graders gathered in the school gymnasium to present a special program honoring the community’s veterans. Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the Star Spangled Banner, shared the history of Veterans Day, explained the America’s White Table Ceremony and sang a special song honoring veterans. The […]

By November 9, 2015

Hoskey and Ruff named outstanding educators

Jarvis Middle School Principal Melissa Hoskey and CVA teacher Christine Ruff will be honored for their outstanding work with our Thunder. The two will be recognized by the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region at the organization’s Celebration of Education event on Thursday, Nov. 19 The group will also induct Ilion resident Lou Patrei […]

By November 9, 2015

Marshall Agency donates rulers

Joanna Marshall, president of the Marshall Agency stopped into the district office on Friday, Nov. 6 to donate 1000 wooden rules to the district. “Learning to measure with a ruler is a basic skill our students learn. We thank Ms. Marshall for her generosity,” said Director of Elementary Education Fran LaPaglia.