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By September 28, 2016

Van Slyke settles in as new Director of Curriculum & Instruction

On Sept. 1, Debora Van Slyke became Central Valley School District’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction. A Mohawk Valley native, she worked in private industry and public education before joining Central Valley. Hospital to classroom to administration Mrs. Van Slyke grew up in Rome where she graduated from Rome Free Academy. In 1978, she earned her […]

By September 15, 2016

Diversity Day invites CVA community to grow together

While the world wrestles with differences that divide people, Central Valley Academy has found a way to celebrate those differences. Each spring, students and staff host Diversity Day. CVA’s Alliance Group, Foreign Language Club, and cafeteria staff join forces to explore new ideas and to learn about other cultures and beliefs through food, displays, and activities. Food […]

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By September 15, 2016

CVA and Jarvis are now one-to-one learning environments

Central Valley School District has taken a big step in its plan to move learning into the 21st Century. Every student at Central Valley Academy and Jarvis Middle School now has his or her personal Chromebook. “Central Valley is one of the few districts in the region to offer this opportunity to so many students. Our […]

By September 8, 2016

Bus times better but still room for improvement

At the 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, Central Valley Transportation Director Chad Francisco reported the last school school bus was back in the garage. All students had been safely transported to their homes. This was 30 minutes faster than bus runs on opening day. “On average, elementary school students arrived home 20 minutes earlier on […]

By September 8, 2016

District taking steps to address transportation concerns

On Thursday Sept. 8, the Central Valley transportation department worked to lessen the delays at Fisher and Barringer Road created on the first day of school when cars blocked roads through the schools and staff and students took extra time boarding buses. Although officials expect today to be significantly better, they ask that parents anticipate delays of up to […]

By September 7, 2016

District to test for lead in drinking water

In accordance with New York legislation signed into law on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Central Valley School District will begin testing school drinking water for possible lead contamination. The law requires all New York schools to test any outlet that may be used for drinking or cooking. In accordance with the mandate, Fisher Elementary, Barringer Road […]

By August 30, 2016

U.S. Marines prepare Thunder for football season and life

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Thunder football practice took a different twist as Head Coach Jon Cole and staff stepped aside and let the U.S. Marine Corps take over. Maj. Mastin Robeson, Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Albany and his team of nine regional Marine recruiters put the football team through an intense three-hour leadership seminar. The seminar focused heavily on respect, […]

By August 22, 2016

CVA’s Cipriano weaves literature, science and social issues together at summer institute

Ask CVA students where they would expect to find their English teacher Lyn Cipriano over the summer. One answer you would not hear is, “Dissecting squid in California.” But that is just one of the many things Mrs. Cipriano did this summer as part of the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars program held at […]

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By August 15, 2016

CVA hosts 4th soccer camp

More than 60 campers, ages 5-14, turned out for the fourth CVA summer soccer camp held Aug. 8-11 on Lower Tolpa Field in Mohawk. Area coaches and current area players led four days of skill building and fun. The first three days were dedicated to practicing and developing ball handling and team skills. Thursday night […]

By August 11, 2016

BOE moves forward with staggered start times

On a 7-0 vote at its regular August 10 meeting, the Central Valley School District Board of Education approved the transportation committee’s recommendation to adopt a staggered school start schedule beginning September 2016. The school schedules will be: Jarvis Middle School — 7:35 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Central Valley Academy — 7:40 a.m.-2:09 p.m. Barringer Road and Fisher Elementary […]