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Jarvis Announcements

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 […]

By September 16, 2016

Jarvis Clubs

Learning at Jarvis Middle School is not limited to the regular school day. In addition to interscholastic athletics, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities after school. Below is a listing of activities currently offered. Art Club Art Club is open to students in grades 5-8. The club generally […]

By September 8, 2016

Bus times better but still room for improvement

At the 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, Central Valley Transportation Director Chad Francisco reported the last school school bus was back in the garage. All students had been safely transported to their homes. This was 30 minutes faster than bus runs on opening day. “On average, elementary school students arrived home 20 minutes earlier on […]

By September 8, 2016

District taking steps to address transportation concerns

On Thursday Sept. 8, the Central Valley transportation department worked to lessen the delays at Fisher and Barringer Road created on the first day of school when cars blocked roads through the schools and staff and students took extra time boarding buses. Although officials expect today to be significantly better, they ask that parents anticipate delays of up to […]

By September 7, 2016

District to test for lead in drinking water

In accordance with New York legislation signed into law on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Central Valley School District will begin testing school drinking water for possible lead contamination. The law requires all New York schools to test any outlet that may be used for drinking or cooking. In accordance with the mandate, Fisher Elementary, Barringer Road […]

By August 15, 2016

CVA hosts 4th soccer camp

More than 60 campers, ages 5-14, turned out for the fourth CVA summer soccer camp held Aug. 8-11 on Lower Tolpa Field in Mohawk. Area coaches and current area players led four days of skill building and fun. The first three days were dedicated to practicing and developing ball handling and team skills. Thursday night […]