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By July 28, 2017

CVA Student Handbook and Code of Conduct

(updated 08/2017) I. Preamble II. The Role of School Community Members III. Student Expectations IV. The Code of Conduct V. Safe School Legislation (SAVE) VI. The Dignity for All Students Act VII. Interscholastic Athletic Code VIII. Theatre Participation Code VIX. The Cafeteria X. Library Procedures and Services XI. Services XII. District Wide Policies XIII. Academics […]

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By June 15, 2017

Watch CVA say farewell and thank you to retirees

CVA staff and students visited four retiring teachers to say thank you for their years of service. Embedded YouTube video of Central Valley Academy staff and students saying thank you to retiring teachers

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By April 6, 2017

Geology Club to chronicle Hawaii trip

When the CVA Geology Club travels to Hawaii April 11-22, students will share their experiences via a blog. Follow their adventures here. Read below as club adviser and CVA science teacher Kirsten Benson introduces the trip:   The Hawaii Course is designed as an opportunity for our students to observe the world around them, and […]

By April 4, 2017

Sweethearts and Heroes helps CVA take on bullying

Ten seconds. That’s all it takes to defuse a bullying incident. That was one of the important takeaways from a “Sweethearts and Heroes” presentation to CVA students and faculty. Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete and college wrestling All-American Tom Murphy delivered a straightforward message and practical ways to put an end to bullying. Murphy had contacted CVA […]

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 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 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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By November 28, 2016

CVA conducts lockdown drill and dog sweep

At 8:40 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, Central Valley Academy conducted a lockdown drill and dog sweep. The Ilion Police Department coordinated the drill and the New York State Police canine unit performed the sweep. New York requires all schools to practice emergency response drills such as lockdown and fire drills. A school would enter […]

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By November 21, 2016

Thunder football players honored for 2016 season

A total of 13 CVA football players were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2016 season in Section III, Class B East. Joshua Klosner (RB), Adam Klosner (DB), Jacob Slaughter (DE), Alex Dihrberg (OF), and Robert Baker (LB) were named 1st Team All Stars. Ryan Bulger (OL), Noah Lynch (DE), James Thorn (TE), and Kyle […]