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By March 18, 2015

Video Archives

Latest Release Jarvis Middle School math teacher Jessica Bowman teaches on Pi Day. See more video archives below Barringer Road Elementary School Recorder Master Players perform – recorder students perform When the Saints Go Marching In (April 2015) Tech Wolves Science Fair commercial – student presentation (Mar. 2015) Barringer Road Holiday Music – first grade (Dec. 2014) […]

School budgets, politics and you
By March 16, 2015

School budgets, politics and you

Following is a reprint of a Parent Today article. Central Valley School District encourages parents to sign up for Parent Today, a twice-monthly e-newsletter that provides tools and information to encourage parents to be even more engaged in their children’s education. To sign up for Parent Today, just click on the “Parent Today” icon on […]

By March 16, 2015

Thorp wins regional DAR essay contest

CVA Senior Rachael Thorp captured top honors in District V of the 2014 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Scholarship and Essay contest award winner. Eight district winner entries were forwarded for state competition. Local Col. Marinus Willett-Mohawk Valley Chapter selected Rachael as Central Valley’s 2014 DAR Good Citizen, qualifying her for the scholarship contest. District […]

By March 10, 2015

Jarvis students to “show what they know” at Learning Fair

Jarvis students will have the chance to share what they know about any topic at the school’s 2nd Annual Learning Fair, 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 12. What’s a learning fair? A Learning Fair is like a science fair, but covers any topic in any school subject or area of interest! Students will work in groups of three or […]

By February 25, 2015

Meet January’s Fabulous Fisher Friends

In February, Fisher Elementary recognized 103 students as Fabulous Fisher Friends. These are students who demonstrated good character, followed the “golden rule,” and exemplified January’s character word “acceptance.” Teachers nominate students based solely on their classroom behavior. Principal Fran LaPaglia disqualifies anyone with a report of ill-behavior in the cafeteria or on school buses. The students who […]

By January 28, 2015

What does Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal mean to Central Valley?

A message from Central Valley Superintendent of Schools Rich Hughes Last week, Gov. Cuomo presented his State of the State and budget address. His proposals were bold, to say the least. Some are good for schools and others are open to debate. Superintendent Rich Hughes’ offers his understanding of the proposals and how they will […]

By January 26, 2015

Superintendent begins stakeholder meetings

When Rich Hughes interviewed for his new job as Central Valley’s superintendent of schools, he repeatedly said he needed to get to know the people of the district to better understand the school and the community. In his first weeks, he visited each school, speaking randomly with students and staff. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, he began […]

By December 29, 2014

Barringer celebrates the season

December was a busy month at Barringer Road Elementary. Santa and Mrs. Claus visited, courtesy of the Ilion Fire Department. Everyone bundled up and headed outside as the Claus family came riding on a bright red fire truck. Students and staff held two drives—food items for the Ilion Food Pantry and food, toys and supplies […]

By December 23, 2014

CVA celebrates the season

The final days before the holiday break were filled with activity at Central Valley Academy. Student Council sponsored a faculty family holiday party complete with music by the CVA Select Chorus, refreshments and a visit from Santa. Student Council also delivered 51 Cheer Baskets to shut-ins in Mohawk and Ilion. Faculty and staff also celebrated […]

By October 7, 2014

Board narrows superintendent field to two candidates

The Central Valley School Board of Education voted to move two superintendent candidates forward following the board’s second round of interviews held Monday, Oct. 6. Named were Frank Ferraro and Richard Hughes. Frank Ferraro most recently served as the Superintendent of Schools of Kearny Schools, Kearny, NJ. Richard Hughes is the Superintendent of Schools of Otselic Valley […]