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By June 10, 2015

CVA celebrates diversity

On May 21, the Alliance Group and Foreign Language Club hosted Diversity Day at Central Valley Academy. Students were exposed to music, poetry, artwork and were able to experience different cuisines and crafts from around the world. The small gym was transformed into a cultural market with stations set up to taste foods such as lo mein, quesadillas, […]

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 28, 2015

CVA senior Scott Harris to attend national science congress

CVA senior Scott Harris will attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston on June 28-30. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The goal is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the country’s top students who aspire to be scientists and […]

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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 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 April 17, 2015

Alliance Group campaigns for National Day of Silence

Central Valley Academy halls were quieter than normal when several students took part in the National Day of Silence (DOS) along with thousands of students across the nation April 17. The purpose of the National Day of Silence is to promote awareness of anti-lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) name calling, bullying and harassment in […]