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CVA Drama Club to present “School of Rock”
By February 3, 2020

CVA Drama Club to present “School of Rock”

The Central Valley Drama Club will present the musical “School of Rock” at 7 p.m. Mar. 5-7 in Central Valley Academy’s Seymour Burton Auditorium. Snow dates are 2 p.m. matinees on Mar. 7 and 8. “School of Rock” School of Rock is a rock musical based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black. The show […]

By January 31, 2020

Jarvis builds a bigger community with Chinese students

Continuing a recent tradition, Jarvis Middle School hosted 17 Chinese students and their teacher Nancy Liu in mid-January. (Note: Their visit was before the recent coronavirus outbreak, but as a precaution our staff reviewed their health records prior to their arrival.) The sixth and seventh graders attend Bright Visions Education’s ESL (English as a Second […]

By January 31, 2020

The Grand Scarf Exchange builds school and community ties

Kathleen Deck is the Family & Consumer Sciences teacher at Central Valley Academy. Her husband Fred is the Administrator at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ilion. Central Valley is always looking for ways to build ties with the community. The Grand is always looking for way to connect residents with people and activities outside […]

By January 31, 2020

CVA bakers top Cupcake Wars

Kathleen Deck’s CVA Baking Classes squared off on Jan. 10 for the 2020 CVA Cupcake Wars. Teams of three or four students researched and submitted recipes. They assembled and decorated their desserts in preparation of judging. The competition required each team to bake a delicious cupcake and to decorate it in a Disney theme. Decorations […]

By January 17, 2020

December 18, 2019 BOE Regular Meeting Minutes approved

Central Valley School District Board of Education – Regular Meeting December 18, 2019 – 7:02 p.m. APPROVED The Board of Education’s regular meeting was called to order by Vice President Maggie Wesolowski at 7:02 p.m. in the LGI at CVA. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all those present. Members Present Travis Costin Jonah […]

By January 16, 2020

Possible foul weather forces transportation changes for CVA Senior Ball

The forecast calls for potential snow and dangerous travel conditions for Saturday’s Senior Ball at Breezes in Utica. Rather than cancel or postpone the event, school administrators and class advisors met with students on Thursday, Jan. 15 to discuss options. The group settled on the following: To better ensure our students’ safety, Central Valley Academy […]

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By January 14, 2020

CVA partners with Expertise Project to help student explore career pathways

How does a school close the gap between what students learn in school and what they need in the real world? At Central Valley CSD, we have many programs that introduce students to possible careers. We work with the Herkimer BOCES School-to-Career program to offer career days, visits to local businesses, and job shadowing. Our […]

By January 13, 2020

Hall of Fame inductions to be biennial event; next class to be 2021

The Central Valley School District Hall of Fame induction ceremony will now be a biennial event. The next induction will be Spring 2021. The Hall of Fame committee had held an annual induction for the Hall of Fame’s first three years. “As a committee, we felt strongly that we wanted to recognize as many deserving […]

By January 10, 2020

January 15, 2020 BOE Regular Meeting agenda

CENTRAL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION – REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 CENTRAL VALLEY ACADEMY – LGI AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER (7:00 P.M.) II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. AGENDA CHANGES IV. PRESENTATION 2020 Census Information V. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS A. Superintendent’s Report Campus Construction Report #31 – January 2020 BOE Liaison […]

By January 10, 2020

Lack of state budget details leaves school pondering 2020-21 budget

Governor’s State of the State speech said little about school funding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 9 only briefly touched on education. His corresponding “State of the State Book” included more general comments, but few details. “The lack of details makes it difficult to develop the revenue […]