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By December 15, 2015

Art Club’s “Empty Bowls” raises $270 to benefit food pantry

The CVA Art Club’s “Empty Bowls” fundraiser raised $270 that will be donated to the local food pantry. Art Club student sold handmade ceramic bowls periods 5 and 6 outside the cafeteria. “We had approximately 30 handmade bowls of various sizes and colors for sale this week. I want to stress that every dollar we […]

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By December 11, 2015

CVA catering class is a lesson in business

So you want to run your own business? What does it take to develop an idea, market it, watch the finances— and ultimately make a profit? Answering those questions is an important part of CVA’s Catering Class. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Kathy Nasypany and Business teacher Sarah Seamon co-teach the class, which guides students through the […]

By December 10, 2015

Looking ahead at the capital project

Almost six months have passed since Central Valley voters approved the district’s $73.6 capital project. Since then, district officials have worked tirelessly to move the project ahead. “Our architects are meeting with groups of people ranging from food service staff to faculty to get their input on the initial plans. Using that feedback, the architects […]

By December 7, 2015

Taking steps to preserve our past

Central Valley School District is busy creating space at Central Valley Academy to recognize the academic, athletic, and career accomplishments of all of our students—Ilion, Mohawk, and Central Valley. “One of the questions we asked ourselves two years ago, was how to recognize our schools’ former scholars and athletes. Unfortunately, other things took priority; we had to deal with the […]

By December 3, 2015

Meeting opens dialogue to tackle community drug challenge

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, approximately 20 people gathered in CVA’s Large Group Instruction room to begin a conversation about drugs in the community. The group included about a dozen law enforcement, medical and drug treatment personnel and 10 school representatives. Several were also parents or grandparents of Central Valley students. Despite the lighter-than-hoped for attendance, Central […]

By December 1, 2015

Chamber Choir success inspires desire for better

Dr. Hughes heralded the CVA Chamber Choir’s performance at November’s NYSCATE conference in Rochester in his most recent blog. The crowd at the conference clearly appreciated the student’s hard work and professionalism. Central Valley drew high praise from all who attended. But what did our students think? Was it worth the extra effort of rehearsals, long bus […]

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By November 23, 2015

Reality Check thanks CVA students for fight against tobacco

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Reality Check of Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties partnered with Karen Guidi and her Central Valley Academy Historical Films class to present a free showing of Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ to district families. The purpose of this free movie was to alert the community smoking messages hidden in movies meant for kids. The students […]

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By November 19, 2015

CVA Outdoor Club tackles Tremper Mountain

The CVA Outdoor Adventure Club’s first outing was the 7.4-mile Tremper Mountain Fire Tower hike near Phoenicia, NY. The trail rises 1,976 feet zig-zagging up the mountain through hardwood and conifer forests. The trail is relatively steep and rocky, nothing to tough for the Outdoor Club. The group of 14 hardy hikers left CVA at 8 […]

By November 16, 2015

CVA students tackle tough issues at Youth Summit

In late October, a group of CVA students joined students from 10 other area school districts at the 20th Herkimer County Youth Summit at Herkimer BOCES. The forum provided students with the opportunity to speak candidly about real issues facing students in their home schools. The results of those conversations help inform local civic and educational leaders about […]

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By November 9, 2015

Hoskey and Ruff named outstanding educators

Jarvis Middle School Principal Melissa Hoskey and CVA teacher Christine Ruff will be honored for their outstanding work with our Thunder. The two will be recognized by the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region at the organization’s Celebration of Education event on Thursday, Nov. 19 The group will also induct Ilion resident Lou Patrei […]