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By March 15, 2017 Read More →

Friday, March 17 will be regular school day

Winter weather finally caught up with the Central Valley CSD calendar. We have used all our allotted emergency days. To meet New York requirements for instructional days, we need to take back scheduled days off. We weighed the options and decided to make this Friday’s Superintendent’s Conference Day a regular school day. All students and staff […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →

See Personalized Learning at work at Jarvis

With help from Capital Region BOCES Communications videographer Justin Cortese, we are able to give you a look at Personalized Learning at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School. We spoke to three teachers and several students who have been actively a part of Personalized Learning. We had tons of great stories and video footage, but had […]

By March 3, 2017 Read More →

Fisher launches Personalized Learning

On Monday, Feb. 27, Harry M. Fisher Elementary School officially launched Personalized Learning. First grade students in Amy Brien’s, Andrea Hartman’s, Alicia O’Rourke’s, and Lauren Passiatore’s classes gathered in the gymnasium for a “launch-themed” project. These are the school’s first classrooms to officially adopt Personalized Learning. The project tested creativity, construction, and collaboration. Each group of […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Smooth start for Navy Corps program

Just two weeks into the second semester, you would think CVA’s new Navy National Defense Corps of Cadets (NNDCC) class had been running for years. Almost 70 students enrolled in this program that focuses on citizenship, patriotism, and life skills. Over four years, the course covers 60 lessons ranging from geography and vector math to […]

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By February 7, 2017 Read More →

Central Valley investigating possible presence of bedbugs

Central Valley has contacted Orkin Pest Control to determine the possible presence of bedbugs in our buildings after an insect was found crawling up the wall in the CVA main lobby. A student has reportedly posted a photo of the insect online. Orkin will use trained dogs in each of our buildings to identify the […]

By January 26, 2017 Read More →

BOE adopt Smart School plan

The Central Valley School District Board of Education adopted Smart School Investment Plan for Jarvis Middle School at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25. A PDF of the adopted plan is available online or printed copies are available from the district office. The proposal would spend $1 million for technology upgrades to Jarvis Middle […]

By January 26, 2017 Read More →

BOE responds to community questions

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Central Valley Board of Education issued a written response to a variety of community questions (see below). The board also shared its motivation behind a recent resolution requiring school employees to share any statements they wish to make during the public comment at board of education […]

By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Ilion under boil water advisory

The Village of Ilion is under a boil water advisory due to a power outage at the water treatment facility. Until further notice—students and staff at Barringer Road Elementary and Central Valley Academy are prohibited from drinking water from the schools’ drinking fountains or faucets. Everyone is welcome to bring bottled water to school. Both buildings will […]

By January 22, 2017 Read More →

Exploring personalized learning

What is personalized learning and what could it do for students? Several teachers at Central Valley CSD have introduced personalized learning in their classrooms. To understand why, it’s important to learn a little about it. The term “personalized learning” probably doesn’t mean much to anyone outside education circles. Even among educators, it can be confused […]

By January 4, 2017 Read More →

CVA Book Club models importance of reading

The CVA Book Club took time out from their studies to share their love of reading with Barringer Road second graders in late December. Club members wanted to be certain the books would be age-appropriate and interesting for their audiences. They asked Barringer Road Library Clerk Cindy Bechard to help by selecting holiday stories from the […]