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Archive for March, 2016

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Serious happenings in second grade at Fisher!

The second graders at Fisher Elementary School have been busy in the month of March!  All four classes came together and participated in Book Madness, a twist on the very popular March Madness tournament.  Each classroom read eight books from a different author.  The school library provided the classes with books from Cynthia Rylant, Laura […]

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Jarvis students share knowledge at learning fair

On Mar. 24, the Jarvis gym was host to some of middle school’s best “brainiacs” as over 80 students participated in the 3rd annual Jarvis Learning Fair! A learning fair resembles a science fair in format but allows participants to investigate and present their learning on any topic of their choice. Projects ranging from hydrofracking […]

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Rumble of Thunder—Brainstorming the future
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Rumble of Thunder—Brainstorming the future

March 21, 2016 It’s been way too long since I posted a blog. Time for me to get back to posting my thoughts and happenings at Central Valley.  Below is a letter sent to staff to chat about things we are working on to improve what we do, educate our Thunder.  As always, please feel […]

Face off with a good book
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Face off with a good book

“Face Off with a Good Book” was the theme of this year’s Fisher PTO sponsored PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) program. Beginning Mar. 14, students read nightly with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or older siblings. A visit on Mar. 15 by Utica Comets professional hockey players, Wacey Hamilton and Cole Cassels tied the theme […]

By March 28, 2016 Read More →

Barringer hosts March Madness Tournament of Books

While sports fans stay glued to their televisions watching college basketball’s March Madness, Barringer Road second graders have been following their own March Madness–“Book Madness”. The student began with a sweet sixteen of wonderful children’s books. These books entered the brackets paired off against one another. Children in all the second grade classes listened to a different pair of […]

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DeLosSantos enters 22nd Congressional District art competition

CVA junior Sade DeLosSantos has entered her original work of art in the U.S. Congressional Artistic Discovery Contest. Her art teacher Christina Korba hand-delivered the piece to U.S. Representative Richard Hanna’s Utica office where it will be judged against works of high school students from across the 22nd Congressional District. The winner’s work will be displayed in […]

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By March 28, 2016 Read More →

Fisher faces off during their 2016 PARP celebration

On Monday, Mar. 14, Fisher Elementary students kicked off  their annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) celebration. This year’s theme was “Face Off with a Good Book” which correlated with a Fisher PARP night at a Utica Comets game on Mar. 15. PARP celebrates the importance of reading every day. Reading even as little as 15 […]

Meet staff member Clare Halpin
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Meet staff member Clare Halpin

Get to know a little about Fisher Elementary teacher Clare Halpin in the Staff Spotlight.

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Meet student Gianna Frank
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Meet student Gianna Frank

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School Student Gianna Frank in the Student Spotlight.

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By March 24, 2016 Read More →

Tenth Mott Marathon to honor Jack Day

This year’s marathon will be like no other. For ten years, the marathon has raised money and awareness for several causes impacting our communities and school district. This year, celebrates the life of 2011 Ilion graduate Jack Day. Jack continues to impact the the lives of students and faculty in a positive and meaningful way. The […]

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