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By May 14, 2013 Read More →

Students to vote on new district mascot and colors

Central Valley students in grades 4-11 will vote on Friday, May 17 to select the school’s new mascot and colors. Students will choose from (see the mascot and color concepts (PDF) poster): Eagles (black, gold and white) Eagles (navy blue, silver and white) Patriots (navy blue, silver and white with a red highlight) Thunder (light blue, navy […]

By May 10, 2013 Read More →

Students get a first look at their new schools

Friday afternoon on May 10 marked a first for roughly 800 Ilion and Mohawk students. They got their first looks at the schools they will attend next September.Ilion’s 4-7 graders toured Mohawk’s Gregory B. Jarvis Junior-Senior High School while Mohawk’s 8-11 graders toured Ilion’s Junior-Senior High School. As outlined in the merger plan, Jarvis will […]

By April 30, 2013 Read More →

Transition team narrows list of colors and mascots

The Ilion-Mohawk School Identity Transition Team met Monday, April 29 narrowing their list of school district colors and mascots that they will bring to their fellow students for a vote in the near future. The group began by reviewing ideas shared with the group by Mohawk graduate Hal Hefner who now works as a graphic […]

By April 25, 2013 Read More →

Students choose Central Valley

The votes are counted: we are Central Valley Central School District Current Ilion and Mohawk Central School students in grades 4-11 voted on Wednesday, Apr. 24 to name the newly merged school district “Central Valley.” A School Identity Transition Advisory Team had met over the last few weeks brainstorming possible names. That team comprised of […]

By April 24, 2013 Read More →

Naming the new district

Students vote on a district name On Wednesday, Apr. 24, students in grades 4-11 will vote on a new name for the merged school district. They will choose from a list of three submitted by the student-led School Identity Transition Advisory Team. The three choices are (alphabetically listed): Central Valley Academy Ilion-Mohawk Central School Mohawk […]

By April 18, 2013 Read More →

Board appoints Tangorra superintendent

Board of education appoints Tangorra as superintendent, adopts 2013-14 proposed budget The Ilion-Mohawk Central School District Board of Education appointed Cosimo Tangorra the new district’s superintendent at its regular meeting on Thursday, Apr. 18. The 7-0 vote came after the board returned from an Executive Session to “discuss the superintendent’s contract,” said BOE President Stephen […]

By April 5, 2013 Read More →

Joint staff gathers to consider curriculum options

Elementary teachers and curriculum leaders from both Mohawk and Ilion gathered on Thursday, Apr. 4 in Ilion’s Large Group Instruction Room (LGI) to look at various reading series and teaching materials that might be used in the new district. Representatives from several student publishing companies took turns pitching their programs. “This is a step toward […]

By March 27, 2013 Read More →

Ilion-Mohawk voters elect seven to new school board

On Wednesday, Mar. 27, voters of the Ilion-Mohawk Central School District elected seven candidates to serve as members of the new district’s board of education. In accordance with New York State Education Law, the candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will serve the longest terms. Elected to three-year terms expiring June 30, 2016 were William […]

By March 15, 2013 Read More →

Ilion-Mohawk staff has first introduction

The staff of the new Ilion-Mohawk Central School District got together for the first time on Friday, Mar. 15. The day had originally been set aside as a half-day Superintendent’s Conference Day, but Mohawk Interim Superintendent Gene Bierne and Ilion Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra decided a full day would give the combined staff a better chance […]

By March 15, 2013 Read More →

Transition teams named; meeting dates set

To begin the transition from two separate school districts into the Ilion-Mohawk Central School District, the districts have jointly created Transition Advisory Teams. These teams include volunteers of school personnel, students and community members. They will examine 11 key areas to offer suggestions to the new board of education and administration that would smooth the […]

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