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CVA Announcements

By September 8, 2016

District taking steps to address transportation concerns

On Thursday Sept. 8, the Central Valley transportation department worked to lessen the delays at Fisher and Barringer Road created on the first day of school when cars blocked roads through the schools and staff and students took extra time boarding buses. Although officials expect today to be significantly better, they ask that parents anticipate delays of up to […]

By September 7, 2016

District to test for lead in drinking water

In accordance with New York legislation signed into law on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Central Valley School District will begin testing school drinking water for possible lead contamination. The law requires all New York schools to test any outlet that may be used for drinking or cooking. In accordance with the mandate, Fisher Elementary, Barringer Road […]

By August 30, 2016

U.S. Marines prepare Thunder for football season and life

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Thunder football practice took a different twist as Head Coach Jon Cole and staff stepped aside and let the U.S. Marine Corps take over. Maj. Mastin Robeson, Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Albany and his team of nine regional Marine recruiters put the football team through an intense three-hour leadership seminar. The seminar focused heavily on respect, […]

By August 22, 2016

CVA’s Cipriano weaves literature, science and social issues together at summer institute

Ask CVA students where they would expect to find their English teacher Lyn Cipriano over the summer. One answer you would not hear is, “Dissecting squid in California.” But that is just one of the many things Mrs. Cipriano did this summer as part of the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars program held at […]

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By August 15, 2016

CVA hosts 4th soccer camp

More than 60 campers, ages 5-14, turned out for the fourth CVA summer soccer camp held Aug. 8-11 on Lower Tolpa Field in Mohawk. Area coaches and current area players led four days of skill building and fun. The first three days were dedicated to practicing and developing ball handling and team skills. Thursday night […]

By August 11, 2016

BOE moves forward with staggered start times

On a 7-0 vote at its regular August 10 meeting, the Central Valley School District Board of Education approved the transportation committee’s recommendation to adopt a staggered school start schedule beginning September 2016. The school schedules will be: Jarvis Middle School — 7:35 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Central Valley Academy — 7:40 a.m.-2:09 p.m. Barringer Road and Fisher Elementary […]

By August 8, 2016

Transportation Committee to recommend split start times

The Central Valley School District’s Transportation Committee will recommend a split start schedule to the board of education at the board’s next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The committee determined the plan could shorten the length of bus rides at no additional cost to the district. They will propose starting grades 5-8 at 7:35 a.m., […]

By August 3, 2016

Central Valley prepares for Navy cadet program

After more than two years since exploring the possibility, Central Valley School District is closer to beginning its Navy National Defense Cadet Corps program (NNDCC). “On Monday, we received notice from the U.S. Navy that we can begin looking for an instructor to start as early as January 2017,” said CVA Principal Rich Keeler. He […]

By July 14, 2016

Central Valley-United Way team to ready kids for kindergarten

Thanks to an anonymous grant, the United Way of Mohawk Valley and the Greater Utica Area is funding a Family School Coordinator Position to serve our Thunder community. The Family School Coordinator (FSC) will play a critical role connecting families with our school community. The goal is to work with families to increase each child’s readiness level for kindergarten. The […]

By July 13, 2016

Jarvis expands STREAM to all students

Beginning in September 2016, all Jarvis students will have access to Jarvis Middle School’s project-based learning and STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Math) curriculum. In the past, one half of students in grades 6-8 and just one class in grade 5 had the opportunity to participate in STREAM. “The change balances opportunity for all […]