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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 […]

By July 11, 2016

Take the school time/transportation survey

The Central Valley School District is exploring starting and ending middle school and high school 55 minutes later than elementary school. The proposal would reduce the time students spend on the bus, would not increase transportation costs, and would allow for greater after school learning opportunities for elementary students. For parents concerned about younger students […]

By June 29, 2016

Hall of Fame honors exceptional alumni

The Central Valley CSD Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who served the Mohawk, Ilion, and Central Valley school districts, those who served community, and those who distinguished themselves in their careers. The Hall of Fame inducted its first honorees in March 2017 and continues this fine tradition each year. The Hall of Fame committee, made […]

By June 22, 2016

Per state, colleges must charge for College Now credits

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, Central Valley students taking College Now courses will pay $53 per credit or $159 per three-credit course. For the past two years, College Now courses through Herkimer County Community College were free to students, but a review of New York State Education Law determined community colleges must charge for concurrent enrollment courses. The […]

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By June 17, 2016

Mott Marathon proceeds top $10,000

On Friday, June 17, CVA English teacher Jim Mott presented the proceeds of the 2016 Mott Marathon “Jack’s Day” to Melanie Francis, Community Manager for the the American Cancer Society. This year’s total was $10,034.32. The 2016 marathon featured the most senior runners, the most money raised, and the first time alumni and staff were […]

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By June 14, 2016

A new tradition as CVA teachers applaud retirees

At the end of the school day on Monday, June 13, CVA faculty kicked off a new tradition to honor their retiring fellow teachers during the retirees’ last teaching periods. The plan was simple according to CVA media specialist Steve Inzer who helped organize the event. “Any teacher with a free period was asked to gather outside […]

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By June 10, 2016

CVA bakers top Cupcake Wars

Kathy Nasypany’s CVA Baking Classes squared off on Friday, June 10 for the 2016 CVA Cupcake Wars. “We had a lot of really good entries this year,” said Mrs. Nasypany. The guest judges selected one winner from the fourth and eighth period baking classes. From the fourth period, they crowned a stunning sunflower cupcake flavored with […]

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By June 10, 2016

Tenth Annual Mott Marathon results

The 10th Annual Mott Marathon “Jack’s Day” boasted the largest field of runners in the event’s history. In addition to 47 seniors who ultimately stepped to the starting line, alumni and school staff ran as individuals and relay teams. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Race for a Cure in Jack […]

By June 9, 2016

2016 Mott Marathon photos

The 2016 Mott Marathon “Jack’s Day” kicked off on Thursday, June 9 under blue skies and gusty winds. This year’s marathon raised money for the Race for a Cure in the name of Jack Day (Ilion ’11) who lost a valiant battle with melanoma in 2015. Jarvis middle schoolers kicked off the event with their […]