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Jarvis Announcements

By March 4, 2015

Grades 3-12 preview Bye Bye Birdie

Barringer Road and Fisher elementary third and fourth graders, and all Jarvis Middle School and CVA students got a sneak peak at four scenes from CVA Drama Club’s upcoming production of “Bye Bye Birdie” on Wednesday, Mar. 4. The musical is satire of American life in 1958, a time of rotary telephones and the birth of […]

By March 3, 2015

Author visit sparks love for reading at Jarvis

Sometimes, a book is just a book—until you have the chance to meet the author. Before winter break, students in several Jarvis Middle School classrooms had that opportunity. Area native Amy Kosina stopped in to share her first children’s book, Cookie Goes to the Hospital. It is a tale about about a young duckling named […]

By March 3, 2015

Jarvis family builds snowmen

On Saturday, Feb. 28, members of the Jarvis family braved the cold for the Jarvis Middle School “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” contest.  The school sponsored the event and handed out prizes for Best in Show, Most Creative, Biggest, and Most School Spirit.  Despite the 20ºF temperatures and snow that refused to pack, everyone […]

By February 26, 2015

Jarvis expands extracurricular opportunities

This year, Jarvis Middle School offers a wider range of extracurricular activities than in the past. Some meet during school and others outside of regular school. Regardless of  when they meet, each club is designed to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of middle school students. “We believe student participation in extracurricular clubs and activities […]

By February 13, 2015

Whole Brain Teaching engages the entire class

Be prepared for something different when you step into Ryan Biamonte’s fifth grade classroom. Students are not sitting quietly at their desks completing worksheets or taking notes while their teacher lectures. Instead, they will probably be active, laughing and most important—engaged. Mr. Biamonte’s classroom is built around something called “Whole Brain Teaching.” In a letter he shared […]

By February 12, 2015

Student’s threat raises concerns at Jarvis

Late on Tuesday, Feb. 10, Jarvis officials discovered a message making a future threat had been written on a bathroom stall. Officials followed school procedures and immediately notified the Mohawk Police Department. School administrators examined the details of the threat and determined there was no immediate danger to students or staff. Assistant Principal Gina Ciaccia […]

By January 30, 2015

WKTV co-anchor Katrina Smith visits Jarvis

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, WKTV newscaster Katrina Smith spoke about her education and career during the school’s Journeys Beyond Jarvis program. Ms. Smith shared what it is like to co-anchor the station’s NewsChannel 2 at Daybreak and Sunrise with Jason Powles and Meteorologist Bill Kardas. The news staff meets each morning to divide up the […]

By January 28, 2015

What does Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal mean to Central Valley?

A message from Central Valley Superintendent of Schools Rich Hughes Last week, Gov. Cuomo presented his State of the State and budget address. His proposals were bold, to say the least. Some are good for schools and others are open to debate. Superintendent Rich Hughes’ offers his understanding of the proposals and how they will […]

By January 26, 2015

Superintendent begins stakeholder meetings

When Rich Hughes interviewed for his new job as Central Valley’s superintendent of schools, he repeatedly said he needed to get to know the people of the district to better understand the school and the community. In his first weeks, he visited each school, speaking randomly with students and staff. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, he began […]

By January 13, 2015

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