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By August 22, 2016 Read More →

CVA’s Cipriano weaves literature, science and social issues together at summer institute

Ask CVA students where they would expect to find their English teacher Lyn Cipriano over the summer. One answer you would not hear is, “Dissecting squid in California.” But that is just one of the many things Mrs. Cipriano did this summer as part of the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars program held at […]

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By August 16, 2016 Read More →

CVA announces honor roll recipients

Central Valley Academy announces Honor Roll recipients for the fourth 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 Students achieving Principal’s Honor Roll or High Honor Roll will be eligible for the following special privileges: Students may move from […]

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By August 15, 2016 Read More →

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 […]

By August 11, 2016 Read More →

BOE moves forward with staggered start times

On a 7-0 vote at its regular August 10 meeting, the Central Valley School District Board of Education approved the transportation committee’s recommendation to adopt a staggered school start schedule beginning September 2016. The school schedules will be: Jarvis Middle School — 7:35 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Central Valley Academy — 7:40 a.m.-2:09 p.m. Barringer Road and Fisher Elementary […]

By August 8, 2016 Read More →

Transportation Committee to recommend split start times

The Central Valley School District’s Transportation Committee will recommend a split start schedule to the board of education at the board’s next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The committee determined the plan could shorten the length of bus rides at no additional cost to the district. They will propose starting grades 5-8 at 7:35 a.m., […]

By August 3, 2016 Read More →

Central Valley prepares for Navy cadet program

After more than two years since exploring the possibility, Central Valley School District is closer to beginning its Navy National Defense Cadet Corps program (NNDCC). “On Monday, we received notice from the U.S. Navy that we can begin looking for an instructor to start as early as January 2017,” said CVA Principal Rich Keeler. He […]

By August 2, 2016 Read More →

Meningococcal vaccine required for grades 7 & 12 beginning in September

Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, New York state will require students entering grades seven (age 11 or 12) and twelve (age 16 or older) to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school. Meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection that most often strikes preteens, teens, young adults, and infants with certain medical conditions. The disease can […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Central Valley-United Way team to ready kids for kindergarten

Thanks to an anonymous grant, the United Way of Mohawk Valley and the Greater Utica Area is funding a Family School Coordinator Position to serve our Thunder community. The Family School Coordinator (FSC) will play a critical role connecting families with our school community. The goal is to work with families to increase each child’s readiness level for kindergarten. The […]

By July 13, 2016 Read More →

Jarvis expands STREAM to all students

Beginning in September 2016, all Jarvis students will have access to Jarvis Middle School’s project-based learning and STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Math) curriculum. In the past, one half of students in grades 6-8 and just one class in grade 5 had the opportunity to participate in STREAM. “The change balances opportunity for all […]

By July 11, 2016 Read More →

Take the school time/transportation survey

The Central Valley School District is exploring starting and ending middle school and high school 55 minutes later than elementary school. The proposal would reduce the time students spend on the bus, would not increase transportation costs, and would allow for greater after school learning opportunities for elementary students. For parents concerned about younger students […]