Reminder: Seniors should arrive for Graduation Rehearsal by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the Adirondack Bank Center, 400 Oriskany St. Utica. As Mr. Keeler has explained, seniors must attend rehearsal in order to walk at graduation.
Reminder: If your student received medications administered by the school nurse during the school year, the last day to pick up those medications is Thursday, June 23. The nurse's office is open 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. The nurse will dispose of any meds not picked up.
The Class of 2022 continues the CVA tradition of the Parade of Graduates. The class dons caps and gowns and parades through Fisher, Barring Road and Jarvis. https://youtu.be/PJPMCVJ84Dw
Fisher PreK performs for parents and guests at their end-of-year concert. https://youtu.be/XxFQh3R31Sc
The CVA Fitness Center will be open this summer Monday-Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The CVA Writing Club donates proceeds of their annual fundraiser to support those in need. This year's unanimous choice was a Ukrainian Refugee Fund through the Slavic Pentecostal Church in Utica. Club members pictured with the $100 check are (back) Annamarie Lyman (president), Arionna Day (vice president), Adrian Palmieri, Tracy Palmieri, (front)) Samantha Noffer, Keegan Moss (Treasurer). Renee Whitton.
Jarvis Awards Assemblies will be: • 5th grade: Tue., June 21 at 8 am; • 6th grade: Tue, June 21 at 9:15 am; • 7th grade: Wed, June 22 at 8 am. Although the assemblies are for students only, parents can view them via Facebook Live (just click the Facebook icon at the bottom right of the District webpage).
OHM BOCES sponsored the Sora Sweet Reads Spring Reading Challenge to encourage students to read during the month of May. Guess who won? (Hint: It was Barringer Road) https://www.youtube.com/shorts/pSgw9lfvBXU
Ilion Electric Department's Joel Rowland and partner donned cap and gown to hang banners on light poles for roughly 135 CVA graduating seniors. Banners were purchased with donations from parents and businesses and were made by DSP Images Herkimer. Thanks from the Thunder! (Shared by CV Foundation President JoAnn Duga)
Did you see this? Big Frog 104 ran an article about Barringer 4th grader Logan Winter who places flags on the graves of fallen soldiers each Memorial Day. https://bigfrog104.com/ilion-boy-reminds-us-of-the-true-meaning-of-memorial-day/
Congrats to seniors Madison Obreza, and Canon Moreau who received the NYS AHPERD Student Leadership Award in a ceremony at Lincoln Middle School in Syracuse on Thursday June 2nd. The award recognizes students who exhibit competency in a sport; knowledge of movement concepts, rules and procedures; values learning; exhibits a healthy lifestyle; demonstrating leadership and is a positively influence on peers; demonstrates sportsmanship and citizenship Madison and Canon were recognized at an awards ceremony at Lincoln Middle School in Syracuse on Thursday June 2.,2022. We are proud of their commitment to always be positive leaders in our school and in our community.
Herkimer County Hunger Coalition Director Laura Hailston stopped in to thank CVA's NNDCC program for their contribution to the 2022 Memorial Food Drive. Just another example of our cadets serving the community!
Come along as our teachers and staff pay a surprise visit to the CVA Class of 2022 Top 10! https://youtu.be/sKn9kMrwL-E
Fisher first graders presented a Memorial Day concert to parents and honored military guests. https://youtu.be/WBQ21oj5omc
Reminder: Central Valley CSD is closed Friday, May 27-Tuesday, May 31. School reopens Wednesday, June 1
No, those aren't real coyotes. They're just decoys on the CVA baseball field; put there to discourage the Canadian geese from hanging around.
Mott Marathon - Miles for Mental Health T-Shirts on sale here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14z3kj7TXvefOnvDZCkJ_S8C1nNZj_51NUHp3GxyDnQo Proceeds go to Christopher Newtown Scholarship Fund. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Reminder: Friday, May 20 is early dismissal for Staff Professional Development. Grades 5-12 dismiss at 10:45 and Grades PK-4 dismiss at 11:15. AM BOCES and VP-Tech as normal. No PM BOCES.
The budget and capital project referendum both passed. Day, Darrow, and Sanchez were elected to the BOE. Details here https://www.cvalleycsd.org/article/745783
Mental Health Monday Topic: Smartphones, Social Media Use and Youth Mental Health KEY POINTS • Recent research from the University of Arizona showed that adolescents who were dependent on or addicted to their smartphone were more likely to show signs of depression and loneliness. • A 2018 survey sponsored by Hopelab and Well Being Trust showed that teens and young adults (14- to 22-years-old) had mixed feelings about social media use. Respondents who had symptoms of moderate to severe depression said they were more likely to feel left out when they use social media, or think that others are doing better than they are. • Evidence from a variety of studies implicate smartphone and social media use in the increase in mental distress and self-injurious behavior among youth. • Social media can affect adolescents’ self-view and interpersonal relationships through social comparison and negative interactions, including cyberbullying. • High proportions of youth engage in heavy smartphone use and media multitasking, which results in chronic sleep deprivation, and negative effects on cognitive control, academic performance and socioemotional functioning. HOW TO TAKE A BREAK AND FEEL BETTER • Filter who you follow • Limit your phone time • Acknowledge when it's time to take a break •Set boundaries Please visit your Guidance Google Classroom for more information on Smartphones, Social Media and Youth Mental Health.