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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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By June 10, 2016

Tenth Annual Mott Marathon results

The 10th Annual Mott Marathon “Jack’s Day” boasted the largest field of runners in the event’s history. In addition to 47 seniors who ultimately stepped to the starting line, alumni and school staff ran as individuals and relay teams. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Race for a Cure in Jack […]

By June 9, 2016

CVA dinner honors scholars

Central Valley Academy recognized its scholars at the school’s Third Annual Honors Dinner on June 1. The dinner acknowledged the Class of 2016’s top scholars who are also members of the National Honor Society. Valedictorian Olivia Harwick and her sister and salutatorian Skyler Harwick received plaques honoring their accomplishments. Ilion graduate Sarah Alexander was the guest speaker. […]

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By June 6, 2016

CVA’s Crim advances to state meet with Section 3 qualifier wins

CVA Senior Zach Crim will advance to next weekend’s New York State high school track and field championship following his Division II winning long and triple jumps in the Section 3 qualifying meet held on Friday, June 3 at Cicero-North Syracuse, Crim long-jumped 22 feet 3 inches, topping his personal best by 10 inches. He followed that […]

By June 3, 2016

Holleran commits to Marywood field hockey

On Wednesday, June 1, CVA senior Marlee Holleran signed her NCAA letter of intent to play field hockey for Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. Marlee played field hockey for Mohawk and CVA for six years, four years on varsity. The forward/midfielder was team captain her junior and senior years. She was named Section III Second Team All-Star as […]