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By May 13, 2014

CVA now boasts two Master Teachers

On April 14, CVA teachers Krista Harwick and Jakob Lutke were named two of the state’s newest 215 Master Teachers. “That’s an impressive achievement when you realize there are only 319 Master Teachers in all of New York’s almost 700 school districts—and Central Valley has two,” said Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra. The New York State Master Teacher Program selects […]

By May 8, 2014

Grand March begins at 3:30 on May 10

Central Valley Academy will hold it’s first junior prom Grand March from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 in the CVA gymnasium. Family and friends will have the chance to see prom-goers dressed in the finest and have a chance for photos before the students head of to prom.

By May 8, 2014

First CVA Junior Prom set for May 10

Central Valley Academy will celebrate its first Junior Prom, “Vintage Elegance,” on Saturday, May 10. Festivities begin with the Grand March 3:30-5 p.m. in the CVA gymnasium. Following Grand March, prom goers will caravan to The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown for pre-prom activities. Students will be able to ride the museum’s vintage carousel and enjoy […]

By May 1, 2014

Boston, Philly, NYC field trips full

This spring’s Jarvis Middle School grades 5-8 field trips are now full. To help with planning and reservations, students were required to bring in a deposit last fall  to secure their spots. Jarvis administrators allowed a few late registrants, but Principal Melissa Hoskey said all slots are currently filled. Parents with specific questions may contact […]

By April 25, 2014

Honor societies volunteer at library egg hunt

On Saturday, April 19, members of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society volunteered their time at the 5th Annual Weller Library Easter Egg Hunt held in Weller Park. Over 450 children attended, making it the largest hunt, yet. Student volunteers hid eggs, painted faces and even dressed as the Easter Bunny!! Vicky […]

By April 10, 2014

Missing student prompts brief Jarvis lockdown

A missing student prompted a 10-minute lockdown at Jarvis Middle School on Thursday, April 10. At no time were other students or staff at risk. Police had recommended the lockdown to ensure the student did not attempt to leave school grounds.  

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By April 1, 2014

When is $1.9 million not $1.9 million?

When the $1.9 million is the reported school aid increase to Central Valley School District. Listening to media coverage, Central Valley taxpayers might think the district just received a state aid windfall. Although aid increased, it is nowhere near the 7.16 percent or $1.9 million touted in newspapers and on radio and television. “It’s actually […]

By March 13, 2014

Annual Fire Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2018-19 of the school buildings of Central Valley School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the office of the Director of Athletics and Buildings & Grounds at 111 Frederick St., Ilion, […]

By February 24, 2014

Advocating for education

  advocate  (ˈad-və-ˌkāt):   to support or argue for (a cause, policy, etc.)

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By February 23, 2014

Valley schools to rally for fair funding on March 6

Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES will sponsor a rally for education at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at Herkimer College’s Robert McLaughlin College Center. “Fight for Our Valley Schools” features guest speaker Dr. Rick Timbs, executive director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium, who will explain how the state’s current funding formula is depriving the area’s students […]