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CVA Announcements

By May 28, 2015

CVA senior Scott Harris to attend national science congress

CVA senior Scott Harris will attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston on June 28-30. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The goal is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the country’s top students who aspire to be scientists and […]

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By May 19, 2015

Voters approve 2015-16 budget and capital project

Central Valley School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 19 and approved the district’s proposed 2015-16 school budget and proposed capital project. The $45,550,000 budget increases spending 1.22 percent or $550,000 over the current year and carries a 1.47 percent tax levy increase. The final count was: Yes— 393 No— 145 The $73,465,000 capital project will […]

By May 18, 2015

CVA Pennies for Patients collection is a success

The Honor Society Club encouraged the students at Central Valley Academy to participate in the Pennies for Patients Campaign which raises funds the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students saved their spare change Apr. 7-May 1 to see which first period class would raise the most. CVA students raised over $930 and it was Mrs. Burney’s first […]

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By May 18, 2015

Students test their knowledge at Envirothon

On Wednesday, May 6, ten Central Valley Academy students participated in the Envirothon competition at Herkimer College.  Students worked in teams of five to answer questions about wildlife, forestry, soil science, aquatic ecology, and current environmental issues. Team A consisting of Kevin Diedrich, Aaron Barnett, Anna Engel, Will Paddock, and Miranda Maldonado finished fifth out of 12 […]

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By May 16, 2015

Superintendent upholds prom decision

Central Valley School District Superintendent Rich Hughes determined Saturday that school officials had acted appropriately in telling sophomore Destiny Bush that she could not attend the school’s 2015 junior prom. Dr. Hughes decided to review the circumstances after learning of an article in the Saturday edition of the Utica Observer-Dispatch even though there wasn’t an […]

By May 14, 2015

Guest speaker delivers a powerful message, “You matter”

One moment can really change your life forever, but you have the power to decide whether it will be for good or bad. On Thursday, May 7, CVA students listened to guest speaker Bobby Petrocelli explain how in a few seconds in 1984, the high school guidance counselor and coach went from a life filled with […]

By May 13, 2015

Students shine at CVA evening of arts

CVA students shared their talents with the community at the school’s “Writing and Fine Arts Showcase” on Thursday, May 7. The students presented a wide array of original art, music, literature and food presented by students participating in the school’s literature and arts programs. The evening featured: Appetizers catered by Kathy Nasypany’s International Foods and Baking […]

By May 11, 2015

Foundation offers Thunder bracelets and keychains

Are you looking for a great way to display your Central Valley pride? The Central Valley CSD Foundation is currently selling bracelets and key chains, both adorned with the Central Valley Thunder logo. The bracelets also have a light blue crystal. Consider purchasing one for yourself, your child, grandchild or graduate. Proceeds help The Foundation […]

By May 5, 2015

Capital Project Videos

For a better understanding of the proposed capital project, please spend some time watching the following videos: Project overview Harry M. Fisher Elementary School details Barringer Road Elementary School details Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School details Central Valley Academy details Financial details 3-D Jarvis Project overview The following brief video provides a brief summary of […]

By April 17, 2015

Alliance Group campaigns for National Day of Silence

Central Valley Academy halls were quieter than normal when several students took part in the National Day of Silence (DOS) along with thousands of students across the nation April 17. The purpose of the National Day of Silence is to promote awareness of anti-lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) name calling, bullying and harassment in […]