main content starts here

Archive for January, 2016

Meet staff member Colleen Bunce
By January 18, 2016 Read More →

Meet staff member Colleen Bunce

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School teacher Colleen Bunce in the Staff Spotlight.

Posted in: Spotlight
Meet student Juliana He
By January 18, 2016 Read More →

Meet student Juliana He

Get to know a little about Fisher Elementary third grade student Juliana He in the Student Spotlight.

Posted in: Spotlight
By January 12, 2016 Read More →

Using a Disney movie as a teaching tool

A Disney movie is great entertainment, but can it be a worthwhile teaching tool? Barringer Road second grade teachers will answer, “Yes.” In December, Barringer Road second graders had the chance to see the Disney/Pixar film “The Good Dinosaur” at the Marquee Theater in New Hartford. The movie tells the story of two unlikely friends, a Apatosaurus named Arlo and […]

By January 12, 2016 Read More →

Looking to space—second graders check out visiting planetarium

In early January, second graders at Central Valley’s elementary schools were seeing stars—literally—thanks to a visit from the OHM BOCES Portable Planetarium. The planetarium made a stop at Barringer Road Elementary on Thursday, Jan. 7 and then at Fisher Elementary on Friday, Jan. 8. The planetarium is a large inflatable dome, like a bouncy house From the outside, it looks like […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →

Second grader leads classmates on tour of English castle

Cheryl Stack’s Barringer Road second grade class recently took a virtual field trip to Winchester Castle in Hampshire, England. Although expanding technology has made virtual field trips more common, this trip was extra special. The tour guide was classmate Liam Maxson. Liam was visiting family in England with his parents. His father Charles Maxson, who teaches sixth […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →

Child absent or late? Use our simple attendance excuse form

New York education law requires parents to provide a signed, written excuse anytime a child is late for school, absent or excused early. Our simple fill-in-the-blank attendance form will help make certain you include the necessary information. Simply print it, complete it and return it to school with your child.

By January 11, 2016 Read More →

Elementary Donuts and Doodling Jan. 16

The elementary PTOs will host Donuts and Doodling for Pk-4 boys and their female guests on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Fisher Elementary School cafeteria. Each boy is welcome to invite one female guest—mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, etc. (Note: Girls have a Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 6.) Adrienne Watson will lead a session for Pk-grade 1 boys beginning at […]

Posted in: Archive
By January 8, 2016 Read More →

Fifth Grade Olympics add incentive to goal setting

Earlier in the year, fifth grader worked with counselor Shannon Buttacaroli on a goal setting exercise. Students learned about SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Framed) goals and the importance of setting goals. They learned that short term goals are building blocks to long term goals and that without goals, they will have nothing to strive […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →

District opens network to personal devices

Central Valley School District is opening its wireless network to students and staff. Building administrators are each making plans to phase in access over the next few weeks. In his most recent blog post, Superintendent Rich Hughes said, “Our students now live in a world with information at their fingertips. It’s less important to remember facts; instead, […]

Meet student Abigail Paddock
By January 6, 2016 Read More →

Meet student Abigail Paddock

Get to know a little about Barringer Road student Abigail Paddock in the Student Spotlight.

Posted in: Spotlight