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CVA Announcements

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 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 […]