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CVA Announcements

By March 6, 2018

A word from Mr. Rich about school safety

Events in our nation are harsh reminders that we live in difficult times. Sadly, we have come to realize that what happens in cities far away could happen—even our small community. So what do we do as adults? Do we give in to fear? Do we stay indoors behind locked doors and hope we will […]

By March 1, 2018

Think engineering is dull? Watch this “Dream Big” trailer

Central Valley Academy will host a showing for all Central Valley students of the highly acclaimed movie “Dream Big” at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 8 in the LGI. The presentation is made possible by Upstate Engineers. “We’re inviting all Central Valley students, regardless of their ages. We want to disprove some of their negative […]

By February 21, 2018

Construction updates as of Feb. 21

He is crafting something for Central Valley concerning safety that he wants ready before our students return from break.  Read the details below: Fisher Construction is on-time. All work to be completed by the start of school Sept. ’18 Completed to date: New roofs New boiler Central office, including the main office, nurse’s suite, and […]

By January 24, 2018

CVA Guidance Office launches Naviance how-to videos

The Central Valley Guidance Office has created videos to help parents learn about Naviance, an important college and career planning tool. What is Naviance? Embedded YouTube video introducing the Naviance online platform How to Log in (for parents) Embedded YouTube video showing parents how to log in to Naviance

By January 19, 2018

Barringer Road welcomes new principal Aaron Carey

On Monday, Jan 22, Barringer Road Elementary welcomed new principal Aaron Carey. On Jan. 10, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Carey to replace outgoing principal Jeremy Rich who was named Assistant Superintendent in December . Previously, Mr. Carey was the assistant principal at Jarvis Middle School. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work […]

By December 13, 2017

Herkimer BOCES names 25 CVA students to CTE honor roll

  Herkimer BOCES has proudly announced its first quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulations to our CVA students who earned the honor: Honor Roll (90-94) Jerry Barker (12) Welding & Metal Fabrication 2: 90 Jonathon Becker (11) Outdoor Power Equipment 1: 91 Kyle Brewer (11) Heavy Equipment 1: 92 Riley Brewer (11) Conservation 1: 93 Katelyn Chmiel-Reap (11) Health Sciences & Careers 1: 93 Emily Green (11) Health Sciences & […]

By December 4, 2017

Two CVA Thunder earn honors

Sophomore Gabriella Cruz and senior Kaylee Miller were each honored for exceptional accomplishments outside the regular classroom. Gabriella received an Award for Excellence following her successful completion of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Each year, the congress honors and awards high-achieving students dedicated to medicine or STEM. This year she watched […]

By October 24, 2017

Learn about Barringer Road’s Makerspace

Barringer Road technology teacher Emily Huxley allowed us to sit in and watch her Makerspace in action. Makerspace enables students to use their imaginations and creativity to solve problems. In the process, they learn – differently than just sitting in a chair and reading or listening. But let Emily and her class tell you… Embedded […]

By October 13, 2017

Great things are happening in our classrooms

For the past two days, teachers and administrators visited classrooms in all four Central Valley schools. And what they saw was awesome! Teachers were teaching small groups of students, carefully tailoring that instruction to meet each student’s needs. Teachers were using data (progress measures) to develop materials targeted at student’s needs and to track each […]

By September 26, 2017

2019 Scholarships

GPO FCU and NYCUA Scholarship Program Senior planning to attend an accredited two- or four- year college for the first time in Fall 2019 GPO Federal Credit Union member in good standing Currently serving with a volunteer fire department or EMS unit Demonstrated commitment to volunteer emergency service and community $250-$1,500 scholarships through New York […]