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Meet Jarvis 7th grader Johnathen Kaples
By December 10, 2018

Meet Jarvis 7th grader Johnathen Kaples

Get to know a little about Johnathen Kaples, a seventh grader at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School.

Posted in: Spotlight
By December 4, 2018

CVA’s Fuentes builds prosthetic for a young drummer in World of Technology

CVA junior Gabriel Fuentes has taken advantage of his World of Technology class, both to learn important real-world skills and to improve the life of another student. Gabriel took on a project to design and build a prosthetic that would enable a nine-year old Thomas Roy to play the drums with both hands. Thomas was […]

Meet staff member Andrew Caswell
By November 30, 2018

Meet staff member Andrew Caswell

Get to know a little about CVA strings teacher Andrew Caswell in the Staff Spotlight.

Posted in: Archive, Spotlight
By November 30, 2018

CVA honors Scholar Athletes

Central Valley is pleased to announce that 43 athletes earned NYS High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete awards for maintaining a school average of 90 or higher throughout the 2018 spring sport season. The students were publicly honored at the November Board of Education meeting. Named were: Girls Golf Mikayla Canipe Graduates: Caroline Gardner, Rachel Malone, […]

By November 30, 2018

CVA weightlifting club seeks to build more than muscles

The CVA physical education department is launching a new after school weightlifting club. The club will meet 2:15-2:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Each of the school’s four phys ed teachers has committed to take one night each week to train and monitor students. The club will be open to grade 9-12 student who want to […]

By November 19, 2018

Fighting the battle against vaping

E-cigarette, smoking pen, Juul—whatever terms you use—have become the next major threat to Central Valley students’ lives. The cleverly packaged, flavored, high-nicotine smoking alternatives are quietly and quickly addicting students. Worse, students believe that because electronic cigarettes don’t actually burn, they are safe. The facts say otherwise. “We are seeing increasing numbers of students with […]

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By November 15, 2018

A disrespectful act can be a life lesson—a message from Mr. Rich

When I first saw a Facebook video showing a Herkimer football player spitting on the CVA turf field, my heart sank. I knew taxpayers, fans, and athletes would be angry and would demand this student be punished. I get that. I am, however, an educator and wanted something more than retribution. In my daily work […]

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By November 8, 2018

Central Valley Career Day gives students a glimpse at life’s possibilities

Jarvis Middle School and CVA students learned about career opportunities from more than 60 local professionals during Central Valley’s Career Exploration Day on Friday, Nov. 2 at CVA. The professionals spoke candidly about their jobs and answered questions about their personal career paths. Jarvis and CVA guidance counselor departments worked with the Herkimer BOCES’ School […]

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By November 2, 2018

MVCC Instant Admit Day on Monday, Nov. 5

Mohawk Valley CC will be in the guidance office at noon on Monday, November 5th for an “Instant Admit Day”.

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By October 25, 2018

Laurie Landry receives Jarvis Thor hammer

Jarvis school secretary Laurie Landry received the Thor hammer from chorus teacher Andrea Nitti. Embedded YouTube video of Laurie Landry receiving the Thor Hammer