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Dr. Lori S. Caplan

1245 Hillside Drive,

Watervliet, NY 12189

Phone: (518) 629-3200

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Congratulations to Watervliet High School chemistry teacher Victoria Eddy-Helenek on being named a New York State Master Teacher. Read More


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Budget Breakfast Workshop scheduled for March 28

The Watervliet Board of Education invites community members, parents, staff and students to a budget breakfast and workshop this Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. in the WJSHS cafeteria. More information


Watervliet superintendent and student headline regional education forum

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Caplan and Watervliet High School senior Theresa DeChiaro addressed an overflow crowd at Colonie Central High School on Thursday, Feb. 26, calling on Gov. Cuomo to stop playing politics and do what is best for New York’s students by fixing the state’s broken school funding system. Read more


Date change: Winter Sports Awards Night

The Winter Sports Awards Night has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m.


Watervliet High School student asked to speak at Feb. 26 regional forum on public education

Watervliet High School senior Theresa DeChiaro has been invited to be a panelist at this year’s public education forum, “SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: Quality Opportunities for Public School Children” on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Colonie Central High School. More information download forum agenda


Assembly and Senate bills introduced that would compel state to fully end the GEA this year

In January, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) and Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-Elma) introduced bi-partisan legislation (Assembly Bill A.2271 and Senate Bill S.2743) that would result in an immediate end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) in 2015-16 and thereafter provide school districts with the full amount of state aid they are legally allowed to receive. Learn more and contact our elected officials to urge them to continue to make the GEA a priority issue this legislative session


Update: No aid increase for next two years unless Legislature approves Cuomo’s proposal Read more

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Gov. Cuomo calls for $1.1 billion school aid increase in exchange for education reforms, no mention of GEA

Under the Executive Budget proposal outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 21, state funding for schools would increase by $1.1 billion next year – only if state lawmakers go along with a series of education reforms that he described as “ambitious” in his combined budget address and State of the State message. Read more


Financial Aid Night a must for college-bound seniors

All Watervliet high school seniors who plan to attend college next fall should invite their parents to join them for Financial Aid Night on Thursday, February 5 from 6 to 8 PM in the high school media center. Information and assistance for completing financial aid forms will be available. more information view flyer


Graduation rates increase across the state and in Watervliet

Overall high school graduation rates in New York state rose slightly in 2014 to 76.4 percent, according to a report released by the New York State Education Department in December. The data shows a graduation rate of 78 percent for Watervliet High School in 2014, which is an increase from the prior year. Read More


Communicating weather-related announcements

With the arrival of winter weather, we offer this friendly reminder about the variety of ways the Watervliet schools communicate weather-related announcements—be it closings, delays or early dismissals. Read more


Comptroller releases school district audit for July 2011 March 2014

The Watervliet City School District received a final report recently from the New York State Comptroller’s Office summarizing the findings of an audit for the district’s fiscal operations from July 2011 through March 2014. Read more


Extracurricular programs reinstated at Watervliet schools thanks to donation

Thanks to the generosity of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership, 16 after-school clubs and extracurricular programs eliminated from the budget will again be offered at Watervliet schools. Read more


WHS Hall of Fame inducts nine new members on October 18

The Watervliet High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted nine members during its seventh annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 18 at Watervliet High School. View list of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees View Hall of Fame tribute video


Arsenal Partnership Golf Tournament raises $25,000 for Watervliet’s after-school programs

The Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership presented a check for $25,000 to Watervliet City School District officials at halftime during the homecoming football game on Friday, October 10. Read more


School and community celebrate opening of Watervliet’s new athletic field and track

A crowd of at least 1,500 high school football fans, community members, invited guests, TV crews and sports media personnel converged on the Watervliet Jr-Sr High School campus Friday night for the first home game of the 2014 football season and to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s new athletic field and track. Read more view photo gallery


WCSD welcomes students back for the first day of the 2014-15 school

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Complete 2014-15 school calendar now available online

The Watervliet 2014-15 school calendar is currently being printed and will be mailed to families of students later this month. In the meantime, you can view the calendar online or download a copy (PDF).

New York's tax "cap" law

A video by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service aims to break down the complexities of the law and explain it in terms that everyone can understand. More information

What is the GEA?

Learn about the Gap Elimination Adjustment and its impact on our schools. More information Watch a short video that explains the GEA in easy-to-understand terms. video

Parent Portal available for K-12

The web-based communication tool that allows parents and guardians to view their children’s academic profiles via the Internet is now available for grades K-12. read more

Watervliet Schools on Facebook, Twitter

To help keep the community, parents, students and staff more informed about important news and events, Watervliet City Schools has joined the social-networking websites Facebook and Twitter. Learn more


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SNN keeps you connected

The 2014-15 school year is underway. Make sure your SNN profile is up to date. New to the district? Sign up for SNN today and stay connected to your child's school. register for SNN now

Fitness Center public hours

The Fitness Center at WJSHS will be open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. effective Dec. 1. Residents who are interested in using the facility will need to fill out a the Fitness Center waiver. Call the WCSD Athletic Department at 629-3303 for more information.

School guests reminded to sign in, receive Visitors Badge: visitors policy


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