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By March 6, 2018 Read More →

A word from Mr. Rich about school safety

Events in our nation are harsh reminders that we live in difficult times. Sadly, we have come to realize that what happens in cities far away could happen—even our small community. So what do we do as adults? Do we give in to fear? Do we stay indoors behind locked doors and hope we will […]

By March 1, 2018 Read More →

Four wrestlers place in state tourney—team is State #1

For the second consecutive year, CVA’s wrestling team is the New York State Division 2 Tournament Champion.  CVA captured the 2018 New York State Division 2 Tournament title on Feb. 23 and 24 at Albany’s Times Union Center. Four Thunder wrestlers qualified for the tournament and all four placed in the top 4. Marek Bush became […]

By February 21, 2018 Read More →

Construction updates as of Feb. 21

He is crafting something for Central Valley concerning safety that he wants ready before our students return from break.  Read the details below: Fisher Construction is on-time. All work to be completed by the start of school Sept. ’18 Completed to date: New roofs New boiler Central office, including the main office, nurse’s suite, and […]

By January 24, 2018 Read More →

CVA Guidance Office launches Naviance how-to videos

The Central Valley Guidance Office has created videos to help parents learn about Naviance, an important college and career planning tool. What is Naviance? How to Log in (for parents)

By January 19, 2018 Read More →

Barringer Road welcomes new principal Aaron Carey

On Monday, Jan 22, Barringer Road Elementary welcomed new principal Aaron Carey. On Jan. 10, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Carey to replace outgoing principal Jeremy Rich who was named Assistant Superintendent in December . Previously, Mr. Carey was the assistant principal at Jarvis Middle School. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work […]

By December 13, 2017 Read More →

Herkimer BOCES names 25 CVA students to CTE honor roll

  Herkimer BOCES has proudly announced its first quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulations to our CVA students who earned the honor: Honor Roll (90-94) Jerry Barker (12) Welding & Metal Fabrication 2: 90 Jonathon Becker (11) Outdoor Power Equipment 1: 91 Kyle Brewer (11) Heavy Equipment 1: 92 Riley Brewer (11) Conservation 1: 93 Katelyn Chmiel-Reap (11) Health Sciences & Careers 1: 93 Emily Green (11) Health Sciences & […]

By December 4, 2017 Read More →

Two CVA Thunder earn honors

Sophomore Gabriella Cruz and senior Kaylee Miller were each honored for exceptional accomplishments outside the regular classroom. Gabriella received an Award for Excellence following her successful completion of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Each year, the congress honors and awards high-achieving students dedicated to medicine or STEM. This year she watched […]

By November 16, 2017 Read More →

Fisher lollipop sale raises $245 to fight nystagmus

Fisher Elementary’s lollipop sale on Wobbly Wednesday (Nov. 1) raised $245 to support children with nystagmus. Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements.  School staff and students learned about the condition from PreK student Lauralynn Begley who suffers from nystagmus. The school donated the proceeds to the American Nystagmus Network.

By October 24, 2017 Read More →

Learn about Barringer Road’s Makerspace

Barringer Road technology teacher Emily Huxley allowed us to sit in and watch her Makerspace in action. Makerspace enables students to use their imaginations and creativity to solve problems. In the process, they learn – differently than just sitting in a chair and reading or listening. But let Emily and her class tell you…

By October 13, 2017 Read More →

Great things are happening in our classrooms

For the past two days, teachers and administrators visited classrooms in all four Central Valley schools. And what they saw was awesome! Teachers were teaching small groups of students, carefully tailoring that instruction to meet each student’s needs. Teachers were using data (progress measures) to develop materials targeted at student’s needs and to track each […]