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Staff News

By November 5, 2015

Steven Davis—Jarvis tech teacher and dog racer

We often forget that teachers have lives outside of school. Many have families. Many are community volunteers. And many have interesting hobbies and pastimes. No one in the district knew Steve Davis was a sled dog fanatic when he was hired this summer as the new Jarvis Middle School technology teacher. Principal Melissa Hoskey learned about […]

By November 2, 2015

District welcomes Fisher Principal Michele Pilla

Central Valley welcomes Fisher Elementary School’s new principal Michele Pilla. Mrs. Pilla begins her first day on Monday, Nov. 2. Fisher Elementary Principal Michele Pilla grew up in Utica and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1995. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Niagara University in 1999 and went on to […]

By March 18, 2015

Video Archives

Latest Release Jarvis Middle School math teacher Jessica Bowman teaches on Pi Day. See more video archives below Barringer Road Elementary School Recorder Master Players perform – recorder students perform When the Saints Go Marching In (April 2015) Tech Wolves Science Fair commercial – student presentation (Mar. 2015) Barringer Road Holiday Music – first grade (Dec. 2014) […]

By March 18, 2015

Professional development is good for teachers, and students

Central Valley parents look at the district calendar and see a Superintendent’s Conference Day or learn their child’s teacher is out of the classroom attending some conference. Understandably, they wonder if this is the best use of school time. After all, days off can disrupt child care and work schedules. And students perform best with a highly qualified teacher at the front of […]

By January 2, 2015

Fisher celebrates the season

December was a busy month at Fisher Elementary. Donations Students and staff held two drives—food items for the Ilion Food Pantry and food, toys and supplies for the Herkimer County Humane Society. Everyone contributed generously, enabling the school to send box upon box of needed supplies to help these worthy organizations. Visit from the Claus family […]

By December 29, 2014

Barringer celebrates the season

December was a busy month at Barringer Road Elementary. Santa and Mrs. Claus visited, courtesy of the Ilion Fire Department. Everyone bundled up and headed outside as the Claus family came riding on a bright red fire truck. Students and staff held two drives—food items for the Ilion Food Pantry and food, toys and supplies […]

By December 23, 2014

CVA celebrates the season

The final days before the holiday break were filled with activity at Central Valley Academy. Student Council sponsored a faculty family holiday party complete with music by the CVA Select Chorus, refreshments and a visit from Santa. Student Council also delivered 51 Cheer Baskets to shut-ins in Mohawk and Ilion. Faculty and staff also celebrated […]

By September 10, 2014

Barringer breast cancer efforts to honor kindergarten teacher

Barringer Road’s 2014-15 breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign will honor Barringer Road kindergarten teacher Diane Cotton. Ms. Cotton is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Her courage and positive attitude are an inspiration to the entire school. As “Team Diane,” Barringer staff will hold several fundraisers in the coming weeks. Teachers and staff will pay to wear jeans […]

By May 28, 2014

Website Accessibility

Central Valley School District website accessibility statement It is the goal of the Central Valley School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on Website accessibility (New York […]

By May 13, 2014

CVA now boasts two Master Teachers

On April 14, CVA teachers Krista Harwick and Jakob Lutke were named two of the state’s newest 215 Master Teachers. “That’s an impressive achievement when you realize there are only 319 Master Teachers in all of New York’s almost 700 school districts—and Central Valley has two,” said Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra. The New York State Master Teacher Program selects […]