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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 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 11, 2015

Jarvis students tip their hats to Humane Society

Jarvis Middle School Student Council presented Herkimer County Humane Society volunteer Jean Kosina with a check for $121, the proceeds from the council’s Hat Day fundraiser. For a one-dollar donation, students received the privilege of wearing a hat during the school day. Mrs. Kosina said the donations help the Humane Society meet the animals’ immediate […]

By December 8, 2015

Prize wheel helps keep students on track

A little incentive is sometimes all it takes to bring out the best in students. For Jarvis Middle School students who follow school rules, do their homework, or go the extra distance to be helpful, etc., their teachers can give them a pass for the Spin to Win prize wheel. Students take their passes to the […]

By December 3, 2015

Jarvis recognizes academic achievement and attendance

Jarvis Middle School proudly announces its Honor Roll recipients and students with perfect attendance for the first 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 This is the first year the school has recognized attendance. “Attendance is a big […]

By November 12, 2015

Jarvis 3rd annual Kids’ Marathon

Jarvis Middle School students again tackled the school’s challenge to commitment, good health and hard work—the final 1.2 miles of the 3rd Annual Jarvis Kids’ Marathon on Friday, Oct. 30. An excited group of 111 runners completed the final five laps around the Jarvis track, the culmination of their decision to run a marathon distance […]

By November 5, 2015

Steven Davis—Jarvis tech teacher and dog racer

We often forget that teachers have lives outside of school. Many have families. Many are community volunteers. And many have interesting hobbies and pastimes. No one in the district knew Steve Davis was a sled dog fanatic when he was hired this summer as the new Jarvis Middle School technology teacher. Principal Melissa Hoskey learned about […]

By October 20, 2015

Jarvis to host FIRST® LEGO® League competition

On Sunday, Nov. 15, Central Valley’s Jarvis Middle School will host a FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competition. The event takes place 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Central Valley Academy. FLL challenges 9-14 year-old students to work together to research, strategize and present solutions to real-world challenges. The focal point of the competition is the robot challenge. Teams […]

By September 14, 2015

Jarvis students win when sharing the Jarvis motto

How do you promote the Jarvis Middle School’s character education program, the Jarvis Journey? You make it fun, of course! A student “caught” promoting the Jarvis Journey motto—“Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible” is issued a ticket for a chance to “Spin to Win!” Students redeem their tickets for a spin of the prize wheel in […]