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By December 23, 2015 Read More →

Barringer Road holiday fun (and school, too)

Take a look at the last day before holiday break. Holiday fun A visit from Santa, gingerbread houses and more! Science Maggie Wesolowki’s class was busy working on science projects. Dinosaurs Second graders use tablets for a dinosaur project.

By December 23, 2015 Read More →

Happy Holidays at Fisher

On Wednesday, Dec. 23, Fisher Elementary celebrated the holidays and the last day of school with a visit from Santa, a BEAR breakfast, and Pajama Day!  

By December 22, 2015 Read More →

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 22, 2015 Read More →

Celebrating the holidays at CVA

CVA was abuzz with holiday activities. Take a peek at a few of them:   The CVA library caught people in their “ugly” sweaters. In a steady drizzle, the CVA Student Council delivered 50 cheer baskets to elderly residents in Mohawk and Ilion on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The Herkimer County Office for the Aging identified […]

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By December 18, 2015 Read More →

Board approves elementary grade reorganization

Citing the need to better prepare students for their futures, the Central Valley board of education unanimously approved a plan at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to reorganize Fisher and Barringer Road Elementary Schools, creating one grades PreK-1 school and one grades 2-4 school. The change will take effect beginning September 2016. “The board has […]

By December 18, 2015 Read More →

Dr. Hughes named Lexington Fellow

The Lexington Institute has named Central Valley School District Superintendent Rich Hughes a Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) fellow. Dr. Hughes is one of just 10 school leaders selected nationwide. (Read the Institute release) Dr. Hughes will begin work with strategy sessions Central Valley in January. He will receive intensive supports, gather with other fellows in March, and participate in […]

By December 17, 2015 Read More →

Chili Cook-Off was a tasty fundraiser

CVA chefs put their chili cooking skills to the test in the Family & Consumer Sciences course’s 2015 Chili Cook-Off. Seven teams of students whipped up their best recipes and set them before staff and students who paid two dollars each to judge the entries. Proceeds from the cook-off will buy gifts for the Gram […]

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By December 17, 2015 Read More →

CVA phys ed tries its hand at yoga

Several of CVA’s physical education classes had a chance to test their strength, endurance and mental control on Thursday, Dec. 17 as guest instructor Sarah Appleton led them through a beginner yoga lesson. “Phys ed teacher Jonna Costin invited Sarah to introduce our students to yoga as a part of their Fitness Center unit,” said […]

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By December 17, 2015 Read More →

New video shares district vision

Where is Central Valley headed? A new video provides the answer. “We wanted a way to share our district’s vision for the future. We knew a brochure, letter or web posting would have limited reach. A short  video seemed to be the best avenue to get our message out,” said Superintendent Rich Hughes. The district worked with […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →

Barringer students explore computer coding

Recently, Diane Kosakowski’s K-4 technology classes and Susan Biltucci’s fourth graders had a chance to try their hand at computer coding. The exercises were part of the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to the basics of computer coding, teaching that anyone can learn how to code. The Hour of Code celebrates Computer Science Education […]