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CVA Announcements

By June 23, 2015

BOCES assignment becomes a fight against autism

When their BOCES visual communications class assigned CVA seniors Seth Young and Jade Judson a project to promote awareness, the two puzzled over a cause they felt would be worth promoting. Autism was the natural choice. Jade’s three-year-old brother Brody has autism. But that was not the only reason to focus on the disorder. They knew autistic students at […]

By June 22, 2015

Cupcake Wars 2015

June was again time for the big throw down as students in Family and Consumer Science teacher Kathy Nasypany’s Baking classes took their best shots at the crown in the 2015 Cupcake Wars. This spring’s theme was “Summertime.” Groups of up to five students created their cupcake masterpieces and then were rated by guest judges former Crave Bake Shop […]

By June 10, 2015

CVA celebrates diversity

On May 21, the Alliance Group and Foreign Language Club hosted Diversity Day at Central Valley Academy. Students were exposed to music, poetry, artwork and were able to experience different cuisines and crafts from around the world. The small gym was transformed into a cultural market with stations set up to taste foods such as lo mein, quesadillas, […]

By June 5, 2015

Check out the 2015 Spring Fling

On Friday, May 29, 74 members of the CVA Class of 2015 celebrated the end of the school year at the Senior Spring Fling & Lock-In. The evening began at 6 p.m.with a semi-formal dinner and dancing at Francesca’s in Ilion. Then, after a quick change into “play clothes,” the students boarded buses and headed to Clark’s […]

By June 5, 2015

CVA and Utica Roadrunners team up for Ninth Annual Mott Marathon

The Central Valley Academy track will again be the site of this year’s Mott Marathon Challenge at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. A record field of 40 CVA seniors will run 105 laps around the track as members of CVAStrong, raising money for the American Cancer Society. The choice of this year’s charity reflects […]

By May 28, 2015

Seniors take a day to walk in village officials’ shoes

On May 20, 27 Central Valley Academy seniors walked in the shoes of village officials during the Youth in Government Day sponsored by Ilion Elks Lodge #1444. The intent of the program is to give students the opportunity to see how local government works and meet some of the elected officials. The day started off […]

By May 28, 2015

Career exploration through the Regional Program of Excellence

Nine Central Valley Academy seniors completed the 2014-15 Regional Program of Excellence. These students had the opportunity to explore a career field by observing and working with professionals for over 70 hours. Throughout the program the students were required to complete program projects, essays and activities. On April 27 student projects were displayed at an end of year […]

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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