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Jarvis Announcements

By February 4, 2016

Jarvis celebrates the “Souper Bowl”

Jarvis Middle School’s fifth grade took advantage of Super Bowl season to kick off its “Third Annual Souper Bowl” fundraiser for the Herkimer-Mohawk Food Pantry. From Jan. 27 through Feb. 5 students were invited to bring in a nonperishable food item or cash donation. They could vote by placing the item on either the Denver Broncos […]

By February 3, 2016

A day in the life of a CVA senior

When CVA senior Marlee Holleran had a concern about her workload, she did something about it. She wrote a polite, three-page typed letter to Superintendent Rich Hughes explaining her views on the district’s writing curriculum. After reading it, Dr. Hughes met personally with Marlee—resulting in an agreement that he would spend an entire school day […]

By February 1, 2016

Jarvis’ legacy inspires everyone to reach for the stars

On Thursday, Jan. 28, Jarvis Middle School students began their day with an assembly to remember the school’s namesake, Gregory B. Jarvis. Mr. Jarvis (Mohawk CSD ’62) tragically died in the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion. “This was the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. We knew we wanted to mark the day, but we […]

By February 1, 2016

Who was Gregory B. Jarvis?

Where did Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School get its name? Who was its namesake? Learn more about Mr. Jarvis and how his life inspires today’s students to reach ever higher in school and in life. The Jarvis Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society presented this tribute to the entire school  during an assembly marking […]

By January 8, 2016

Fifth Grade Olympics add incentive to goal setting

Earlier in the year, fifth grader worked with counselor Shannon Buttacaroli on a goal setting exercise. Students learned about SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Framed) goals and the importance of setting goals. They learned that short term goals are building blocks to long term goals and that without goals, they will have nothing to strive […]

By January 7, 2016

District opens network to personal devices

Central Valley School District is opening its wireless network to students and staff. Building administrators are each making plans to phase in access over the next few weeks. In his most recent blog post, Superintendent Rich Hughes said, “Our students now live in a world with information at their fingertips. It’s less important to remember facts; instead, […]

By December 22, 2015

Holiday spirit rings through Jarvis

Take a peek at Jarvis Middle School’s holiday happenings: First Annual Regifted Rummage Sale Faculty and staff from throughout the district donated a wide variety of wonderful unwanted/unneeded items. Students could purchase affordable gifts for family and friends, priced from $.25 to $5. Cash was never an issue—students could earn coupons for store credit. Many students volunteered […]

By December 18, 2015

Board approves elementary grade reorganization

Citing the need to better prepare students for their futures, the Central Valley board of education unanimously approved a plan at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to reorganize Fisher and Barringer Road Elementary Schools, creating one grades PreK-1 school and one grades 2-4 school. The change will take effect beginning September 2016. “The board has […]

By December 18, 2015

Dr. Hughes named Lexington Fellow

The Lexington Institute has named Central Valley School District Superintendent Rich Hughes a Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) fellow. Dr. Hughes is one of just 10 school leaders selected nationwide. (Read the Institute release) Dr. Hughes will begin work with strategy sessions Central Valley in January. He will receive intensive supports, gather with other fellows in March, and participate in […]

By December 17, 2015

New video shares district vision

Where is Central Valley headed? A new video provides the answer. “We wanted a way to share our district’s vision for the future. We knew a brochure, letter or web posting would have limited reach. A short  video seemed to be the best avenue to get our message out,” said Superintendent Rich Hughes. The district worked with […]