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By November 9, 2015

Bodwell named DAR good citizen

CVA senior Philip Bodwell has been named the recipient of the Col. Marinus Willett-Mohawk Valley Chapter’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. The award recognizes an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen—dependability, service, leadership and patriotism—through their contributions to the school and community. Award recipients […]

By November 6, 2015

CVA honors top students

On Thursday, Oct. 22, Central Valley Academy held its first Academic Achievement Banquet at Francesca’s Banquet & Catering in Ilion to honor those students who made Honor Roll or Principal’s Honor Roll for all four quarters of the 2014-15 school year. Principal Rich Keeler, Superintendent Rich Hughes and Board of Education Vice President Bill Lennox each spoke […]

By July 9, 2015

CVA unveils new senior Advanced Studio Art program

Beginning in September 2015, Central Valley Academy will offer serious senior art students the opportunity to pursue art at a higher level. Working with Herkimer Central School and Herkimer BOCES, CVA seniors can earn College Now and AP credits in graphics, drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and advanced art. Participants would attend CVA or BOCES […]

By June 23, 2015

BOCES assignment becomes a fight against autism

When their BOCES visual communications class assigned CVA seniors Seth Young and Jade Judson a project to promote awareness, the two puzzled over a cause they felt would be worth promoting. Autism was the natural choice. Jade’s three-year-old brother Brody has autism. But that was not the only reason to focus on the disorder. They knew autistic students at […]

By June 22, 2015

Cupcake Wars 2015

June was again time for the big throw down as students in Family and Consumer Science teacher Kathy Nasypany’s Baking classes took their best shots at the crown in the 2015 Cupcake Wars. This spring’s theme was “Summertime.” Groups of up to five students created their cupcake masterpieces and then were rated by guest judges former Crave Bake Shop […]

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 […]