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By April 21, 2017 Read More →

April 26, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting

CENTRAL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION – REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 CENTRAL VALLEY ACADEMY – LGI AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER (7:00 p.m.) II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. AGENDA CHANGES PRESENTATIONS •  Fast Fit Curriculum – Move to 5/24/17 Regular Meeting CONSENT A. (e) Substitute Appointment: Brett Fresco, Substitute Building Cleaner, Effective […]

By April 13, 2017 Read More →

Juby commits to Daemen College

On Thursday, Apr. 13, CVA Senior Danielle Juby signed her NCAA Letter of Intent to attend Daemen College in Amherst, NY. Danielle will attend on a partial track scholarship. Danielle holds the current Central Valley girls track records in the 100-m, 200-m, and long jump. She is also a member of the record-holding 4 x 100-m […]

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By April 10, 2017 Read More →

CVA readers and writers meet best-selling author Sarah Maas

On Thursday, Apr. 6, CVA students traveled to the Kirkland Town Library in Clinton to meet New York Time best-selling author Sarah Maas. Thirteen members of the Book Club and Writing Club, as well as a few Sarah Maas fans spent two hours listening, asking questions, and getting books signed by the author. Ms. Maas wrote the Throne […]

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By April 6, 2017 Read More →

Geology Club to chronicle Hawaii trip

When the CVA Geology Club travels to Hawaii April 11-22, students will share their experiences via a blog. Follow their adventures here. Read below as club adviser and CVA science teacher Kirsten Benson introduces the trip:   The Hawaii Course is designed as an opportunity for our students to observe the world around them, and […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →

Key Club to donate to shelters

The CVA Key Club will be making a donation to men’s and women’s shelters in Utica and to Catholic Charities. The group had initially sought donations to hold a community giveaway on Apr. 8. Key Club adviser Shelley McCarthy said that they simply did not get enough donations to hold that event. Instead they will donate all […]

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By April 4, 2017 Read More →

NY budget extender creates fiscal uncertainty

Imagine having to make financial decisions without knowing your income. That is where Central Valley leaders find themselves. After the governor and New York State Legislature failed to reach an agreement on a state budget by the April 1 deadline, they enacted a “budget extender.” This extender keeps state spending at current levels through May 31 […]

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By April 4, 2017 Read More →

Sweethearts and Heroes helps CVA take on bullying

Ten seconds. That’s all it takes to defuse a bullying incident. That was one of the important takeaways from a “Sweethearts and Heroes” presentation to CVA students and faculty. Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and college wrestling All-American Tom Murphy delivered a straightforward message and practical ways to put an end to bullying. Murphy had contacted CVA […]

By April 3, 2017 Read More →

CV music students learn from accomplished artists

Beginning Monday, Apr. 3, Central Valley will again host the Bridge Arts Ensemble (BAE). This is the fourth consecutive year the group has visited our schools. The ensemble of six New York City artists (see their biographies below) will spend their first three days at Central Valley Academy leading workshops with members of the school’s vocal, […]

By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Central Valley earns safety award for the fourth year

It’s a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, Central Valley School District has earned the Utica National Insurance Group School Safety Excellence Award. Central Valley is one of 136 school districts and BOCES in New York to receive the 2017 award at the Titanium with Honors level. Business Manager Ken Long learned of the award from Utica National […]

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By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Principal Jeremy Rich named NYS Elementary Principal of the Year

Superintendent Rich Hughes said, “This comes as no surprise to all of us. Beginning with Ilion and continuing on through Central Valley, Mr. Rich has been the smiling and welcoming face for our students, staff and community. He makes a difference in the lives of our Thunder daily. This is a well-deserved honor for Jeremy […]

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