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Archive for May, 2016

By May 31, 2016 Read More →

CVA Band honors vets

The CVA Symphonic Band under the direction of Band Director Michael Fenton had the honor of participating once again in the annual Memorial Day parade through the Village of Mohawk.  Playing a trio of patriotic songs, the band also was honored to participate in the annual memorial service at the Mohawk Cemetery.  The service was […]

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By May 26, 2016 Read More →

Elementary realignment moves forward

At its regular board meeting on Wednesday, May 25, the Central Valley School District Board of Education let stand its Dec. 18 vote to realign the district’s elementary schools. Under the plan, Fisher Elementary will become a prekindergarten-grade 1 building and Barringer Road Elementary will become a grade-2-4 building. The board cited the realignment’s benefits for […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →

Board of Ed approves 12 for tenure

At its Wednesday, May 25 regular meeting, the Central Valley School District Board of Education approved 12 tenure appointments. Following the approval, the board recessed for a cake and punch reception. Approved were: Melissa Hoskey, principal Ryan Biamonte, elementary teacher Linsey Connarton, special education teacher Jennifer DeRocco, science teacher Stephanie Griffith, social worker Melissa Harris, […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →

Jarvis sixth grade travels to NYC

Jarvis Middle School sixth graders, their teachers, principal and parent chaperones travelled to New York City on Friday, May 20. The school trip was an opportunity to explore history and science and have fun at the same time. The first stop was the Liberty Science Center, a hands-on science exhibition. Students discovered how fast they could pitch, […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →

Central Valley again wins safety award

Central Valley School District has again earned Utica National Insurance Group’s School Safety Excellence Award. Central Valley is one of 145 school districts and BOCES in New York to receive the 2016 award at the Titanium with Honors level. Each year, the company recognizes school districts for their efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors […]

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By May 23, 2016 Read More →

Fisher celebrates life of former principal Marsha Mays-Smith

On Friday, May 20, staff and students at Fisher Elementary took a few moments to celebrate the life of their former principal Dr. Marsha Mays-Smith. Members of Dr. Mays-Smith’s family were special guests for the “Books for Marsha’s Kids” assembly. Pre-kindergarten teacher Kathy Moorehead coordinated the event and spoke fondly of the school’s former principal. She […]

Meet staff member Caitlin Kerr
By May 23, 2016 Read More →

Meet staff member Caitlin Kerr

Get to know a little about Fisher Elementary teacher Caitlin Kerr in the Staff Spotlight.

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Meet student Christopher Judd
By May 23, 2016 Read More →

Meet student Christopher Judd

Get to know a little about Jarvis student Christopher Judd in the Student Spotlight.

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By May 19, 2016 Read More →

A new tradition begins—seniors walk the elementary and middle schools

The Central Valley Academy Class of 2016 launched a new tradition on Thursday, May 19, the CVA Graduates Parade of Champions. Fully dressed in their graduation caps and gowns, the class walked through the halls of Barringer Road Elementary, Fisher Elementary, and Jarvis Middle School. The younger students lined the halls in the buildings, cheering […]

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By May 17, 2016 Read More →

Voters approve 2016-17 budget

Central Valley School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 17 and approved the district’s proposed 2016-17 school budget. The budget passed with 85.7 percent in favor, exceeding the 60 percent supermajority needed for approval. The $45,094,500 budget decreases spending 1.00 percent or $455,500 over the current year and carries a 1.00 percent tax levy […]