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By November 2, 2015

District welcomes Fisher Principal Michele Pilla

Central Valley welcomes Fisher Elementary School’s new principal Michele Pilla. Mrs. Pilla begins her first day on Monday, Nov. 2. Fisher Elementary Principal Michele Pilla grew up in Utica and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1995. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Niagara University in 1999 and went on to […]

By October 29, 2015

CV honors artists who displayed at NY school boards conference

Superintendent Rich Hughes, on behalf of the board of education, sent letters of recognition to three Central Valley students who showed their art at the 2015 New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) in New York City in mid October. Sixth grader Jordan Gibson, third grader Ashley Joseph and ninth grader Trinity Cook were among 184 students […]

By October 23, 2015

Digital legacy—Write your own future

We know the story. A snarky comment or angry post suddenly blows up. Someone grabs a screenshot and shares it to friends. Soon it is all over cyberspace for everyone to see—including parents, future employers or colleges. And with all of those reposts and retweets, it is everywhere on the Internet, making it almost impossible to undo. […]

By October 14, 2015

Central Valley launches MySchoolBucks

Central Valley School District families now have a new way to pay for school cafeteria purchases. MySchoolBucks is an online service through which parents can access their students’ cafeteria accounts and make payments to those accounts with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) or E-Check. Even if families choose not to pay online, they can […]

By October 9, 2015

CV student drug incident to prompt school and community conversation

An incident earlier this week involving student athletes using cocaine has prompted Central Valley School District officials to begin serious discussions of ways to address student decision making and choices. “Most residents acknowledge the presence of drugs in the community. Our school is an extension of that community, so we shouldn’t be surprised when drugs […]

By October 2, 2015

Dr. Hughes named Lexington Education fellowship finalist

Central Valley Superintendent Rich Hughes has been named a Lexington Education Leadership Fellowship finalist. The Lexington Institute, a non-profit public policy think tank focused on education reform, sponsors this 6-month program to expose district superintendents to personalized learning and facilitate the first steps to implementation within their own districts. “For the last 100 years, education treated students as if they […]

By September 28, 2015

HELP! CV risks loss of aid due to lack of household income forms

Form has nothing to do with free meals Although Central Valley provides free meals to all students who eat in Central Valley schools, the district risks losing a portion of its federal school aid because parents are not completing household income forms. The problem is tied to the school’s new free meals policy. “The form […]

By September 25, 2015

BOE public hearing regarding district’s Internet Safety and Cyberbullying policy

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the CVA Large Group Instruction room, the Central Valley School Board of Education will conduct a public hearing concerning the district’s current Internet Safety and Cyberbullying policy. The public hearing will precede the board’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. All residents are invited.

Meet CVA Assistant Principal Jeremy Kozak
By September 24, 2015

Meet CVA Assistant Principal Jeremy Kozak

Get to know a little about the new CVA Assistant Principal Jeremy Kozak in the Staff Spotlight.

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By September 17, 2015

CV’s future—improve student outcomes

Central Valley School District Board of Education President Steve Coupe and Superintendent Rich Hughes set the tone for the 2015-16 school-year in their presentation to district staff on Sept. 2. The message was clear and positive. The district is making dramatic changes in both curriculum and culture to improve student outcomes. Dr. Hughes clearly stated […]