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By April 7, 2015

Central Valley and state assessments

A message from Superintendent Rich Hughes and the Board of Education It’s that time of year.  The snow is almost gone, the days are getting longer, and the birds are singing. It’s also the time of year for New York State assessments for ELA and Math in grades 3-8. And with the annual assessments comes […]

By March 30, 2015

Central Valley unveils building plans

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 25, the Central Valley Board of Education voted to move forward with a $73.6 million building renovation and improvement project. District voters will vote on the proposed plan and the district budget on May 19, 2015. Tackling a big problem Superintendent Rich Hughes acknowledges “Why?” will be the community’s biggest […]

By March 24, 2015

Presbyterian donation to fund elementary learning

On Monday, March 16, 2015 the First Presbyterian Church presented Central Valley’s elementary schools with a generous check toward the purchase of books and other educational materials for the libraries. Church Elder Robert Robertson is a member of the First Presbyterian’s Mission, Interpretation and Stewardship Committee. He said his committee seeks out opportunities to use church funds to continue the […]

By March 18, 2015

Video Archives

Latest Release Jarvis Middle School math teacher Jessica Bowman teaches on Pi Day. See more video archives below Barringer Road Elementary School Recorder Master Players perform – recorder students perform When the Saints Go Marching In (April 2015) Tech Wolves Science Fair commercial – student presentation (Mar. 2015) Barringer Road Holiday Music – first grade (Dec. 2014) […]

By March 18, 2015

Professional development is good for teachers, and students

Central Valley parents look at the district calendar and see a Superintendent’s Conference Day or learn their child’s teacher is out of the classroom attending some conference. Understandably, they wonder if this is the best use of school time. After all, days off can disrupt child care and work schedules. And students perform best with a highly qualified teacher at the front of […]

By March 16, 2015

Regents approves plan for new statewide science learning standards

In January, the New York State Board of Regents approved a strategic plan to enhance science instruction for students in grades K-12. According to the plan, updated state standards in science are critical for developing “scientifically literate citizens who are better prepared to pursue college and career pathways.” The state’s new Statewide Strategic Plan for […]

Posted in: Academics News, District
By March 16, 2015

There is value in standardized testing

Following is a reprint of a Parent Today article. Central Valley School District encourages parents to sign up for Parent Today, a twice-monthly e-newsletter that provides tools and information to encourage parents to be even more engaged in their children’s education. To sign up for Parent Today, just click on the “Parent Today” icon on […]

By March 16, 2015

NYS Grades 3-8 Testing Mandates

All students in Grades 3-8 are required to participate in the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP), and must sit for annual assessments in accordance with New York State and No Child Left Behind regulations.  The following assessments are required by grade level: Grade 3:  NYS Assessment in English Language Arts; NYS Assessment in Mathematics Grade […]

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By March 10, 2015

Students display at Youth Art Month

Central Valley artists have their works on display Mar. 1-31 at the Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer. The art show is part of the Herkimer County Art Circles’ 6th Annual Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. For […]

By March 10, 2015

Three CVA teams qualify as scholar athletes

Three CVA varsity winter sports teams have qualified for New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Team Awards. To be eligible, the combined grade point average (GPA) of a minimum number of varsity team members must be 90 or higher. The number of of members varies by sport. Coaches and athletic directors may […]