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By December 14, 2017

A farewell message from Dr. Hughes

December 14, 2017 “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates As we all know, change can be difficult. As humans, we are conditioned to fight or flight when confronted by danger. For many, this can include the uncomfortableness, fear or anxiety […]

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By December 13, 2017

Herkimer BOCES names 25 CVA students to CTE honor roll

  Herkimer BOCES has proudly announced its first quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulations to our CVA students who earned the honor: Honor Roll (90-94) Jerry Barker (12) Welding & Metal Fabrication 2: 90 Jonathon Becker (11) Outdoor Power Equipment 1: 91 Kyle Brewer (11) Heavy Equipment 1: 92 Riley Brewer (11) Conservation 1: 93 Katelyn Chmiel-Reap (11) Health Sciences & Careers 1: 93 Emily Green (11) Health Sciences & […]

By December 11, 2017

Give a Thunder gift this holiday

Looking for a great holiday gift idea? Check out the CVA Thunder Bookstore’s Thunder gifts! Students are selling them, but parents can contact Lori Slaughter ( or Sarah Seamon ( directly with orders. T-shirts – short sleeve $15 Youth XS, S, M, L, XL Ladies S, M, L, XL Adult S, M, L, XL T-shirts […]

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By December 9, 2017

Statement from the board of education

The Board of Education of the Central Valley School District would like to address certain allegations contained in recent Facebook posts relating to the School District and a student injury, which were posted by a parent of that student. The safety of students and staff is of paramount importance for the Board of Education. Further, […]

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By December 7, 2017

Dec. 14, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

CENTRAL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION – REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 CENTRAL VALLEY ACADEMY – LGI AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER (6:00 p.m.) II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. EXECUTIVE SESSION Collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law; Medical, financial, credit or employment history of any particular person or […]

By December 6, 2017

Parenting isn’t easy, but we’re offering help

Raising children is hard work. Parents’ lives are busy and kids have all kinds of distractions and negative influences. How is a parent supposed to get it all done? Fisher and Barringer Road elementary schools are here to help. Central Valley School District’s early childhood programs and the Child Care Council have teamed with the […]

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By December 5, 2017

Academic Achievement Awards recipients

Central Valley Academy honored 68 sophomores, junior, and senior who maintained a 90 or higher average for all four quarters of the 2016-2017 school year at the school’s 3rd Annual Academic Achievement Awards Banqet held Oct. 26 at Francesca’s Banquet House. Watch the video below for a recap of the event: Embedded YouTube video of […]

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By December 5, 2017

MySchoolBucks convenience fee to increase

Effective December 11, 2017, the convenience fee MySchoolBucks charges will increase from $1.95 per transaction to $2.49 per transaction. MySchoolBucks charges this fee each time parents use a credit card to place money on their students’ accounts. The annual unlimited transaction fee ($12.95 for one chold or $26.95 for a family) is unchanged. This does […]

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By December 4, 2017

Two CVA Thunder earn honors

Sophomore Gabriella Cruz and senior Kaylee Miller were each honored for exceptional accomplishments outside the regular classroom. Gabriella received an Award for Excellence following her successful completion of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Each year, the congress honors and awards high-achieving students dedicated to medicine or STEM. This year she watched […]

By December 4, 2017

Pitch in and help Jarvis’ “Regifted Rummage Sale”

The holidays are here and the Jarvis Yearbook Club is again holding its “Regifted Rummage Sale” fundraiser. Parents, staff, and other supporters are asked to donate “regifted” items that students may purchase in a “five-and-dime store” in the Jarvis office. The concept is the brainchild of Jarvis science teacher Jen DeRocco. “The idea for this […]

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