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By February 3, 2016

A day in the life of a CVA senior

When CVA senior Marlee Holleran had a concern about her workload, she did something about it. She wrote a polite, three-page typed letter to Superintendent Rich Hughes explaining her views on the district’s writing curriculum. After reading it, Dr. Hughes met personally with Marlee—resulting in an agreement that he would spend an entire school day […]

By December 2, 2015

Students meet K9 officers

In November, Barringer Road Elementary second grade students met some very special four-legged members of the New York State Police K9 Unit and their handler, Trooper Kevin Conners.  Trooper Conners is a 13-year veteran of the New York State Police Department who brought along Lynde, Schini, and a puppy who was temporary named “Holly.”  He […]

By November 17, 2015

First graders go hands-on learning about energy

Think first grade is just beginning to read and adding simple numbers? Well, think again! Brittani Canipe’s first graders at Fisher Elementary School just completed their first science unit on energy. These youngsters explored five different types of energy—chemical, mechanical, heat, light, and sound, focusing on light and sound. Mrs. Canipe taught lessons then turned the students loose to experiment […]

By November 9, 2015

Bodwell named DAR good citizen

CVA senior Philip Bodwell has been named the recipient of the Col. Marinus Willett-Mohawk Valley Chapter’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. The award recognizes an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen—dependability, service, leadership and patriotism—through their contributions to the school and community. Award recipients […]

By November 3, 2015

Fisher library displays origami

Fisher third grader Juliana He has a talent—origami. This fall, Fisher library clerk Marilyn Behe featured the nine-year-old’s work in a display at the library. “Juliana read a book on origami and made a display for me of a bird in water with flowers,” said Mrs. Behe.

By October 20, 2015

Jarvis to host FIRST® LEGO® League competition

On Sunday, Nov. 15, Central Valley’s Jarvis Middle School will host a FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competition. The event takes place 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Central Valley Academy. FLL challenges 9-14 year-old students to work together to research, strategize and present solutions to real-world challenges. The focal point of the competition is the robot challenge. Teams […]

By October 9, 2015

CV student drug incident to prompt school and community conversation

An incident earlier this week involving student athletes using cocaine has prompted Central Valley School District officials to begin serious discussions of ways to address student decision making and choices. “Most residents acknowledge the presence of drugs in the community. Our school is an extension of that community, so we shouldn’t be surprised when drugs […]

By September 14, 2015

Jarvis students win when sharing the Jarvis motto

How do you promote the Jarvis Middle School’s character education program, the Jarvis Journey? You make it fun, of course! A student “caught” promoting the Jarvis Journey motto—“Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible” is issued a ticket for a chance to “Spin to Win!” Students redeem their tickets for a spin of the prize wheel in […]

By July 9, 2015

CVA unveils new senior Advanced Studio Art program

Beginning in September 2015, Central Valley Academy will offer serious senior art students the opportunity to pursue art at a higher level. Working with Herkimer Central School and Herkimer BOCES, CVA seniors can earn College Now and AP credits in graphics, drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and advanced art. Participants would attend CVA or BOCES […]

By June 26, 2015

Diamond Dawgs play ball at Barringer Road

On Thursday, June 11 members of the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs visited Barringer Road Elementary School. Four members of the minor league baseball team took time to play some kickball and to speak with students about the players’ experiences in sports. The students wanted to know how old the players are (ages range 18-20), how […]