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By February 13, 2017

Smooth start for Navy Corps program

Just two weeks into the second semester, you would think CVA’s new Navy National Defense Corps of Cadets (NNDCC) class had been running for years. Almost 70 students enrolled in this program that focuses on citizenship, patriotism, and life skills. Over four years, the course covers 60 lessons ranging from geography and vector math to […]

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By February 7, 2017

Central Valley investigating possible presence of bedbugs

Central Valley has contacted Orkin Pest Control to determine the possible presence of bedbugs in our buildings after an insect was found crawling up the wall in the CVA main lobby. A student has reportedly posted a photo of the insect online. Orkin will use trained dogs in each of our buildings to identify the […]

By January 26, 2017

BOE adopts Smart School plan

The Central Valley School District Board of Education adopted Smart School Investment Plan for Jarvis Middle School at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25. A PDF of the adopted plan is available online or printed copies are available from the district office. The proposal would spend $1 million for technology upgrades to Jarvis Middle […]

By January 24, 2017

Ilion under boil water advisory

The Village of Ilion is under a boil water advisory due to a power outage at the water treatment facility. Until further notice—students and staff at Barringer Road Elementary and Central Valley Academy are prohibited from drinking water from the schools’ drinking fountains or faucets. Everyone is welcome to bring bottled water to school. Both buildings will […]

By January 22, 2017

Exploring personalized learning

What is personalized learning and what could it do for students? Several teachers at Central Valley CSD have introduced personalized learning in their classrooms. To understand why, it’s important to learn a little about it. The term “personalized learning” probably doesn’t mean much to anyone outside education circles. Even among educators, it can be confused […]

By January 2, 2017

Are you getting emergency notifications?

Please take a moment to make certain you receive emergency notifications from Central Valley School District. Recognize and listen to calls from the district number 315-895-7729, to avoid needlessly calling the district. Respond Y to 67587 to allow texts from the school district. Confirm the emergency contact information you have on file with the district […]

By December 23, 2016

CVA Student Council spreads holiday cheer

For the fourth straight year, the Central Valley Academy Student Council took time out from regular classwork to share a little happiness at the holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 22, 21 Student Council members and advisers Jon Cole and Bill Obernesser visited 50 elderly Mohawk and Ilion residents delivering gifts bags of food. The Herkimer County […]

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By December 16, 2016

Central Valley math teachers taking big steps to improve math outcomes

In the past, many Central Valley students couldn’t do math at their grade level. They struggled with basic concepts, then moved on to the next level without the skills needed to be successful. But that is changing. Math teachers across the district are taking a hard look at how we teach math. Understanding the problem Fixing […]

By December 14, 2016

Valley Duals boasted more than great wrestling

Central Valley Academy’s wrestlers put on a show at the 2016 Valley Duals wrestling tournament held at CVA Dec. 9-10. Although Thunder dominated the mats (Mason Bush, Jon Charles, David Bardo, CJ Walz, Hunter Shaut, Tanner Cook, and Collin Treen went undefeated in CVA’s 8-0 victory), the tournament’s biggest story wasn’t in the stats. It was found in […]

Eight CVA Thunder complete peer mediation training
By December 9, 2016

Eight CVA Thunder complete peer mediation training

Eight CVA students recently completed the Catholic Charities Peace Treaty Peer Mediation Training program. Richard Brewer, Michael Cool, Colin Dawley, Katherine Fogerty, Isaiah Joyner, Taylor Listovitch, Anaya Sumanasuriya and Drew Temple now join CVA’s team of previously trained mediators. Peer mediators receive communication and mediation skills training. They work with students of the same age-group to help resolve […]

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