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By March 9, 2017

See Personalized Learning at work at Jarvis

With help from Capital Region BOCES Communications videographer Justin Cortese, we are able to give you a look at Personalized Learning at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School. We spoke to three teachers and several students who have been actively a part of Personalized Learning. We had tons of great stories and video footage, but had […]

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

Central Valley CSD Smart Schools plans

The Central Valley School District Board of Education has adopted the first phase of it Smart Schools Investment Plans. The first for Jarvis Middle School was adopted at the regular board of education meeting meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2018. A PDF of SSIP Phase 1 is available online or printed copies are available from […]

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 […]