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Jarvis Announcements

By December 14, 2016

Valley Duals boasted more than great wrestling

Central Valley Academy’s wrestlers put on a show at the 2016 Valley Duals wrestling tournament held at CVA Dec. 9-10. Although Thunder dominated the mats (Mason Bush, Jon Charles, David Bardo, CJ Walz, Hunter Shaut, Tanner Cook, and Collin Treen went undefeated in CVA’s 8-0 victory), the tournament’s biggest story wasn’t in the stats. It was found in […]

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 […]

By December 1, 2016

Drivers following new guidelines improve Jarvis traffic flow

On Thursday, Dec. 1, parents found it easier to drop off their children off in front of Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School. The improvement is the result drivers following new drop-off guidelines designed to improve traffic flow. In a letter sent home to Jarvis parents, principal Melissa Hoskey said increased traffic was creating safety concerns. She […]

By November 23, 2016

Campus CMG moves in anticipation of capital project start

Staff, students, and visitors to Central Valley school buildings may see a couple of unfamiliar faces walking around—Scott Bulriss and Joe Nolan of Campus CMG. The two are responsible for overseeing the district’s voter-approved capital project. Their office at Central Valley Academy is in the former middle school office suite. The two are busy getting everything settled in […]

By November 22, 2016

Jarvis announces first quarter honor roll

Jarvis Middle School announces Honor Roll recipients for the first quarter of the 2016-17 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 Fifth Grade Honor Roll Danielle Almond, Emma Archer, Paige Austin, Alyssa Becker, Carly Bennett, Madison Bernier, Kaila Blanch, Jaden  Cimo, Anthony Crisino, […]

By November 17, 2016

Decline in NY tax collection clouds Central Valley’s fiscal future

New York’s tax revenues are declining. That leaves Central Valley district officials wondering about future funding. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently announced the state’s tax receipts are down $1.3 billion compared to the last year. That is unsettling news, because 83 percent of Central Valley’s funding comes from state aid. “Just 17 percent […]

By November 17, 2016

First stage of CV Smart Bond technology plan moves forward

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Central Valley Board of Education approved the first phase of the district’s Smart School Investment Plan (SSIP1). The proposal would spend $1 million for technology upgrades to Jarvis Middle School. All work is funded entirely through New York’s Smart Schools Bond Act—at no additional cost to the […]

By November 10, 2016

Jarvis artist sketches to honor veterans

Eighth grader Drew Rose wanted to personally thank veterans for their service. He decided to use his art. “I figured it was coming up on Veterans Day and decided to do something as a tribute,” he said. The final product was a pencil sketch of the silhouette of five soldiers. “We are pleased when students […]

By October 18, 2016

Answers to BOE questions

The Central Valley Board of Education routinely receives questions regarding school programs and policies. Following are some of those questions and corresponding answers gathered from: Michele Pilla, Principal of Harry M. Fisher Elementary School (PK-1) Jeremy Rich, Principal of Barringer Road Elementary School (2-4) Melissa Hoskey, Principal of Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School (5-8) Richard […]

By September 28, 2016

Van Slyke settles in as new Director of Curriculum & Instruction

On Sept. 1, Debora Van Slyke became Central Valley School District’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction. A Mohawk Valley native, she worked in private industry and public education before joining Central Valley. Hospital to classroom to administration Mrs. Van Slyke grew up in Rome where she graduated from Rome Free Academy. In 1978, she earned her […]