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By November 14, 2016

Seven Thunder boys soccer players honored by Tri Valley League

Seven CVA Thunder soccer players and coach Jim Mott were recognized by the Tri Valley League sports league. Senior Tanner Cook was named small school Offensive Player of the Year. Cook and teammates Tyler Rhude, Jacob Emrich, and Nick Dunning were named to the small division first team. Jack Hall, Austin Lindberg, and Derek Streeter received honorable […]

By October 18, 2016

More from Spirit Week

Mr. Inzer and Mrs. Kelly captured photos of Spirit Week as students drifted in and out of the CVA library. Check them out. CVA Library Spirit Week Photos

By October 13, 2016

Medical program focuses life plans for three CVA students

Last June, Senior Skylar Mower and sophomores Trinity Cook and Brooke Newtown attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. Over two and a half days, they listened to Nobel Prize winners, Google and Intel science competition winners, educators, and motivational speakers. They attended sessions that talked about medical fields and how to get […]

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 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 June 22, 2016

Per state, colleges must charge for College Now credits

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, Central Valley students taking College Now courses will pay $53 per credit or $159 per three-credit course. For the past two years, College Now courses through Herkimer County Community College were free to students, but a review of New York State Education Law determined community colleges must charge for concurrent enrollment courses. The […]

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By June 17, 2016

Mott Marathon proceeds top $10,000

On Friday, June 17, CVA English teacher Jim Mott presented the proceeds of the 2016 Mott Marathon “Jack’s Day” to Melanie Francis, Community Manager for the the American Cancer Society. This year’s total was $10,034.32. The 2016 marathon featured the most senior runners, the most money raised, and the first time alumni and staff were […]

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By June 14, 2016

A new tradition as CVA teachers applaud retirees

At the end of the school day on Monday, June 13, CVA faculty kicked off a new tradition to honor their retiring fellow teachers during the retirees’ last teaching periods. The plan was simple according to CVA media specialist Steve Inzer who helped organize the event. “Any teacher with a free period was asked to gather outside […]

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