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CVA Announcements

By November 9, 2015

Bodwell named DAR good citizen

CVA senior Philip Bodwell has been named the recipient of the Col. Marinus Willett-Mohawk Valley Chapter’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. The award recognizes an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen—dependability, service, leadership and patriotism—through their contributions to the school and community. Award recipients […]

By November 6, 2015

CVA honors top students

On Thursday, Oct. 22, Central Valley Academy held its first Academic Achievement Banquet at Francesca’s Banquet & Catering in Ilion to honor those students who made Honor Roll or Principal’s Honor Roll for all four quarters of the 2014-15 school year. Principal Rich Keeler, Superintendent Rich Hughes and Board of Education Vice President Bill Lennox each spoke […]

By October 29, 2015

CV honors artists who displayed at NY school boards conference

Superintendent Rich Hughes, on behalf of the board of education, sent letters of recognition to three Central Valley students who showed their art at the 2015 New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) in New York City in mid October. Sixth grader Jordan Gibson, third grader Ashley Joseph and ninth grader Trinity Cook were among 184 students […]

By October 23, 2015

Digital legacy—Write your own future

We know the story. A snarky comment or angry post suddenly blows up. Someone grabs a screenshot and shares it to friends. Soon it is all over cyberspace for everyone to see—including parents, future employers or colleges. And with all of those reposts and retweets, it is everywhere on the Internet, making it almost impossible to undo. […]

By October 14, 2015

Central Valley launches MySchoolBucks

Central Valley School District families now have a new way to pay for school cafeteria purchases. MySchoolBucks is an online service through which parents can access their students’ cafeteria accounts and make payments to those accounts with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) or E-Check. Even if families choose not to pay online, they can […]

By October 9, 2015

CV student drug incident to prompt school and community conversation

An incident earlier this week involving student athletes using cocaine has prompted Central Valley School District officials to begin serious discussions of ways to address student decision making and choices. “Most residents acknowledge the presence of drugs in the community. Our school is an extension of that community, so we shouldn’t be surprised when drugs […]

By October 2, 2015

Dr. Hughes named Lexington Education fellowship finalist

Central Valley Superintendent Rich Hughes has been named a Lexington Education Leadership Fellowship finalist. The Lexington Institute, a non-profit public policy think tank focused on education reform, sponsors this 6-month program to expose district superintendents to personalized learning and facilitate the first steps to implementation within their own districts. “For the last 100 years, education treated students as if they […]

By September 25, 2015

BOE public hearing regarding district’s Internet Safety and Cyberbullying policy

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the CVA Large Group Instruction room, the Central Valley School Board of Education will conduct a public hearing concerning the district’s current Internet Safety and Cyberbullying policy. The public hearing will precede the board’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. All residents are invited.

By September 17, 2015

CV’s future—improve student outcomes

Central Valley School District Board of Education President Steve Coupe and Superintendent Rich Hughes set the tone for the 2015-16 school-year in their presentation to district staff on Sept. 2. The message was clear and positive. The district is making dramatic changes in both curriculum and culture to improve student outcomes. Dr. Hughes clearly stated […]

By September 4, 2015

All Central Valley students to receive free school meals

Beginning on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 8, Central Valley School District students will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students who eat at a Central Valley school. That’s right, every student. The district received notification midday on Friday, Sept. 4 that New York’s Child Nutrition Program had approved Central Valley’s application for the […]