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By January 2, 2017 Read More →

Barringer Candy Cane Sale raises $559 for Humane Society

Barringer Road Elementary held a candy cane sale this December to help raise funds for the Herkimer Humane Society. The students sold 2,236 candy canes for 25 cents each—$559 raised for the dogs and cats at the shelter. Melissa Bennett of the Herkimer Humane Society graciously accepted the check from the students. The money raised will go a […]

By December 23, 2016 Read More →

CVA Student Council spreads holiday cheer

For the fourth straight year, the Central Valley Academy Student Council took time out from regular classwork to share a little happiness at the holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 22, 21 Student Council members and advisers Jon Cole and Bill Obernesser visited 50 elderly Mohawk and Ilion residents delivering gifts bags of food. The Herkimer County […]

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By December 23, 2016 Read More →

Rumble of Thunder – Looking forward and back

December 23, 2016 Happy Holidays one and all! As you read this, students and staff alike will be about to take a much deserved break for the holiday season. For many, children will be nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. No matter each person’s beliefs, it’s […]

By December 20, 2016 Read More →

Fisher celebrates the season with Holly, Jolly, Joy concerts

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School held its 1st Annual Holly, Jolly, Joy Concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The event was actually a series of concerts performed throughout the day. Each concert consisted of several classrooms of either PreK or kindergarteners performing together. Music teacher Kimberly Pierce led the children as they sang festive seasonal songs […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Decorated Fisher gifting tree means winter clothing for many

Once again, the tree inside the entrance at Harry M. Fisher Elementary School is decorated with winter gear. The school will distribute the warm clothing on Gifting Hats, Mittens & Scarves Tree to good homes. As always, Fisher’s Thunder family stepped up to make the project a success. Fisher families and friends purchased and donated […]

By December 16, 2016 Read More →

Central Valley math teachers taking big steps to improve math outcomes

In the past, many Central Valley students couldn’t do math at their grade level. They struggled with basic concepts, then moved on to the next level without the skills needed to be successful. But that is changing. Math teachers across the district are taking a hard look at how we teach math. Understanding the problem Fixing […]

By December 14, 2016 Read More →

Valley Duals boasted more than great wrestling

Central Valley Academy’s wrestlers put on a show at the 2016 Valley Duals wrestling tournament held at CVA Dec. 9-10. Although Thunder dominated the mats (Mason Bush, Jon Charles, David Bardo, CJ Walz, Hunter Shaut, Tanner Cook, and Collin Treen went undefeated in CVA’s 8-0 victory), the tournament’s biggest story wasn’t in the stats. It was found in […]

By December 5, 2016 Read More →

Central Valley mourns the loss of one of our Thunder

The students and staff of Central Valley are mourning the loss of CVA sophomore Jared McManus who passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Dec. 2. No other details are available at this time. The district will post funeral service information when known. In addition to taking classes at CVA, Jared was a student in […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →

Drivers following new guidelines improve Jarvis traffic flow

On Thursday, Dec. 1, parents found it easier to drop off their children off in front of Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School. The improvement is the result drivers following new drop-off guidelines designed to improve traffic flow. In a letter sent home to Jarvis parents, principal Melissa Hoskey said increased traffic was creating safety concerns. She […]

By November 29, 2016 Read More →

Fisher BEAR Breakfast combines fun and reading

On Friday, Nov. 18, students and teachers in the Fisher Elementary Pre-k classes wore their pajamas to school. No, they didn’t get up late for school and not have time to dress. It was all part of Fisher’s BEAR Breakfast.> Fisher holds BEAR (Be Excited About Reading) Breakfast to encourage families and students to read together. […]