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Jarvis Announcements

By February 16, 2016

Thunder artists to display at Herkimer Youth show

Feb. 22 through Apr. 1, 20 Central Valley Central School artists will display their works in the 2016 Herkimer County Art Educators Youth Art Month exhibit at Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer. The exhibit showcases outstanding art work of local art students as part of March is Youth Art Month. It also underscores the value of art education and recognizes art as […]

By February 16, 2016

Jarvis Middle School announces Honor Roll recipients

Jarvis Middle School announces Honor Roll recipients for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Grades to achieve Honor Roll are as follows: Principal’s Honor Roll: 95-100 High Honor Roll: 90-94.9 Honor Roll: 85-89.99 Principal’s Honor Roll Dominick Aceto, Alyssa Baerman, Kiley Ball, Madison Bastien, Vincent Bastien, Shannon Brien, Seth Brownrigg, Mason Bush, Megan Canipe, Jordan […]

By February 12, 2016

Today’s physical education is more than gym class

Give any Central Valley physical education teacher the chance and he or she will quickly tell you, “This isn’t gym class!” Physical education is no longer a bunch of guys learning to dribble a basketball or girls chasing a badminton birdie. This class gives students the tools to make smart decisions—now and in the future. It incorporates a […]

By February 11, 2016

Connors named region’s top high school PE teacher

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Central Valley Academy’s Jane Connors learned the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) had named her the Central North Zone’s top high school physical education teacher. The group selected her from nominees representing the seven counties of central and northern New York. Ms. Connors earned the […]

By February 4, 2016

Girls modified hoops get a look at collegiate level

What does it take to step into the upper echelon of collegiate sports? The easiest way to answer that is to watch a top college team in action. Jarvis Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams got that opportunity when they watched the Syracuse University Orange Women’s basketball team take on the #14 Louisville Cardinals […]

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

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, […]