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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 […]

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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