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By May 13, 2016

CVA wins Zero Waste Lunch Day Competition

CVA’s 331 students who ate lunch on Apr. 14 did the impossible. They produced just 0.5 pounds of garbage. Their efforts made them the top spot in Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s 2016 Zero Waste Challenge. As winners, the school will receive the services of a DJ for a future lunchtime. To put this is perspective, […]

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By May 13, 2016

CVA team wins county Envirothon

CVA Team A made up of Anna Engel, Kevin Diedrich, Will Paddock, Scott Pierce, and Cody Messina grabbed first place in the May 4 Herkimer County Envirothon competition at HCCC! They will represent the county at the State Envirothon competition at Hobart William Smith May 25-26. CVA Team B made up of Abbie Sweeney, Olivia Harwick, Mark Ptasznik, Kaitlyn […]

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By May 4, 2016

BOE forum prompts reexamination of district plans

The Central Valley Board of Education and district administrators are reexamining district initiatives following community comments presented at the board’s public forum on Monday, May 2. More than 200 people attended the meeting, a meeting the board scheduled in response to public concerns voiced at its regular meeting held on Apr. 11. The evening opened with a history […]

By May 4, 2016

Six to vie for Central Valley BOE

Six Central Valley residents will vie for three open seats on the Central Valley Board of Education. Seeking election are incumbents Stephen Coupe, William Lennox, and Vicki Judd and challengers Matt Darrow, Jane North, and Kristen Rich. The top three vote-getters will be elected to three-year terms. The board election takes place as part of the school district’s annual budget vote noon to […]

By May 3, 2016

CVA musicians perform and tour in Washington, DC

CVA’s Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble traveled to Washington DC  April 14-17 to perform and tour many of the Capitol’s sites. Student response to event-packed trip led CVA vocal teacher Mark Bunce to think about future trips. “Their behavior onstage, during tours and downtime, exceeded our high expectations,” he said. “They chose to be participants in everything, making […]

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By May 2, 2016

Proposed budget calls for 1 percent cut in spending and tax levy

Learn more on the district budget page or view the budget newsletter. On Tuesday, May 17, residents of the Central Valley School District will go to the polls to vote on the district’s proposed $45,094,500 budget for the 2016-17 school year. The proposal would decrease spending 1 percent or $455,500 less than the current year. […]

By May 1, 2016

CVA duo tops Air Force/Griffiss tech challenge

The clock is ticking. Hackers from outside the United States are trying to infect a military computer server with a Trojan virus. If successful, it will disrupt military communications, leaving the nation vulnerable until programmers can isolate and remove the code. Who is going to stop the hack and keep America safe? Maybe it will be Dakota Turk […]

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By April 30, 2016

Ecology Class Visits Montezuma Wildlife Preserve

On Tuesday, April 19, members of Krista Harwick’s Ecology class and club visited Montezuma Wildlife Preserve in Seneca Falls and SUNY ESF.  Miss Harwick scheduled the trip after her students expresses an interest in bird-watching.  Montezuma hosts a wide variety of native and migratory birds. Students saws 17 different species, including bald eagles and ospreys sitting on […]

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By April 15, 2016

WIBX interviews Ilion grad and NFL coach Angelichio

WIBX’s Bill Keeler took a few minutes to speak with Ilion grad Brian Angelichio who was recently named tight end coach for the NFL Green Bay Packers. Mr. Angelichio is another example of a successful Mohawk Valley student. Check out the interview.

By April 14, 2016

NASA Orion mission lands at Jarvis

In the 2030s, NASA hopes to send four people aboard the Orion spacecraft on a 500-million mile, round-trip mission to Mars. For that to happen, astronauts, engineers, technicians and staff have a lot to do to prepare. That is what Jarvis Middle School students learned from NASA’s Scott Wilson, the Orion Program’s Production Operations Manager. Mr. Wilson, a […]