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By February 7, 2017

Central Valley investigating possible presence of bedbugs

Central Valley has contacted Orkin Pest Control to determine the possible presence of bedbugs in our buildings after an insect was found crawling up the wall in the CVA main lobby. A student has reportedly posted a photo of the insect online. Orkin will use trained dogs in each of our buildings to identify the […]

By January 30, 2017

Hall of Fame

Central Valley School District Hall of Fame honors alumni of Ilion, Mohawk, and Central Valley schools through their careers, athletics, and community service. To learn more about the requirements for consideration to the Hall of Fame and to apply, please review the application online or download form (PDF). Class of 2017 Dr. James Anderson (Ilion ’36) […]

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By January 26, 2017

BOE adopts Smart School plan

The Central Valley School District Board of Education adopted Smart School Investment Plan for Jarvis Middle School at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25. A PDF of the adopted plan is available online or printed copies are available from the district office. The proposal would spend $1 million for technology upgrades to Jarvis Middle […]

By January 26, 2017

BOE responds to community questions

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Central Valley Board of Education issued a written response to a variety of community questions (see below). The board also shared its motivation behind a recent resolution requiring school employees to share any statements they wish to make during the public comment at board of education […]

By January 24, 2017

Ilion under boil water advisory

The Village of Ilion is under a boil water advisory due to a power outage at the water treatment facility. Until further notice—students and staff at Barringer Road Elementary and Central Valley Academy are prohibited from drinking water from the schools’ drinking fountains or faucets. Everyone is welcome to bring bottled water to school. Both buildings will […]

By January 22, 2017

Exploring personalized learning

What is personalized learning and what could it do for students? Several teachers at Central Valley CSD have introduced personalized learning in their classrooms. To understand why, it’s important to learn a little about it. The term “personalized learning” probably doesn’t mean much to anyone outside education circles. Even among educators, it can be confused […]

By January 6, 2017

Lead testing update from Dr. Hughes

December 23, 2016 Dear Parents, Guardians & Staff, We are pleased to notify you that water samples taken from student-accessible drinking outlets at Central Valley Academy are below New York’s threshold of 15 parts per billion of lead. We sampled 132 water outlets at CVA in accordance with a new state law signed into effect […]

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By December 23, 2016

Rumble of Thunder – Looking forward and back

December 23, 2016 Happy Holidays one and all! As you read this, students and staff alike will be about to take a much deserved break for the holiday season. For many, children will be nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. No matter each person’s beliefs, it’s […]

By December 16, 2016

Central Valley math teachers taking big steps to improve math outcomes

In the past, many Central Valley students couldn’t do math at their grade level. They struggled with basic concepts, then moved on to the next level without the skills needed to be successful. But that is changing. Math teachers across the district are taking a hard look at how we teach math. Understanding the problem Fixing […]

By December 5, 2016

Central Valley mourns the loss of one of our Thunder

The students and staff of Central Valley are mourning the loss of CVA sophomore Jared McManus who passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Dec. 2. No other details are available at this time. The district will post funeral service information when known. In addition to taking classes at CVA, Jared was a student in […]