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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 […]

Meet staff member Martin Burrello
By May 26, 2015

Meet staff member Martin Burrello

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School teacher Martin Burrello in the Staff Spotlight.

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Meet staff member Gemma Siringo
By April 27, 2015

Meet staff member Gemma Siringo

Get to know a little about Barringer Road Elementary teacher Gemma Siringo in the Staff Spotlight.

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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 […]

Meet staff member Lucas Judd
By February 23, 2015

Meet staff member Lucas Judd

Get to know a little about Jarvis Middle School teacher Lucas Judd in the Staff Spotlight.

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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 […]