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By March 21, 2014

Meet the Central Valley Central School District Foundation

The Central Valley Central School District Foundation (a.k.a. The Foundation)  is a 501.C.3, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the educational opportunities for all the students of the Central Valley School District. The Foundation has its origins in the former Ilion Central School District Foundation established in 1995. It transitioned with the 2013 merger […]

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By March 18, 2014

CVA artists compete at Herkimer College’s Cogar Gallery

Five Central Valley Academy artists have been invited to display their works in the 33rd Annual Congressional Institute Art Competition at Herkimer College. Works by senior Joleen Smith, sophomore Elizabeth Gazcon-Chesbro and freshmen Dakota Mae Davis, Jordan Roberts and Nicole Pickett are on display at the college’s Cogar Art Gallery Mar. 10-28. The artists, their parents […]

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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 March 12, 2014

Jazz ensemble members session with sax artist

  On Tuesday, Dec. 3, eight select members of the CVA Jazz Ensemble participated in a day-long, jazz improvisation workshop led by area saxophonist Monk Rowe. Aaron Barnett, alto saxophone; Juilana Joyce, alto saxophone; Eric Waite, tenor saxophone; William Paddock, trumpet; Nick Higgins, trumpet; Alex Marro, trombone; and Chris Molloy, mallets joined Rowe for the session at Herkimer High School. […]

By March 10, 2014

Education rally highlights plight of Valley schools

New York state’s formula for funding schools is cheating Mohawk Valley students, and residents must demand a change. That was the message delivered to almost 250 school board members, school employees, residents and students at the Fight for Our Valley Schools education rally sponsored by Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES on Thursday, March 6, at Herkimer College. Statewide […]

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 […]

By February 18, 2014

Art class celebrates Chinese New Year

How better to learn about a foreign culture than to sample some of its customs and foods? That was CVA art teacher Christina Korba’s idea as she undertook a week-long Chinese New Year project with one of her art classes at the end of January. Chinese New Year follows the Chinese calendar, so it can […]

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By January 29, 2014

Reminder: All student absences require a written excuse

By Central Valley School District policy, parents/guardians must provide a written and signed excuse whenever their students are absent, tardy or dismissed early from school. School attendance staff may not accept a verbal or emailed excuse. District policy states: “All instances of excused absence require a written parent/guardian excuse. The excuse must identify the date/time […]

By December 14, 2013

What to do after high school?

The most difficult decision for most high school students is choosing a career path. Too often, students are unaware of their options or do not know enough about a particular job to decide if it is worth pursuing. To help students through this process, Central Valley Academy has teamed up with Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and area […]

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