Watervliet Junior/Senior High School masthead
What's happening heading

picture of junior high students first day of schoolWelcome Back Junior High students View pictures from the first day of school at WJSHS

...in the Jr. High School heading

Top stories heading graphic


Grades 7-8 Welcome Back Letter

With the new school year beginning soon, we encourage parents of grades 7-8 parents to read the Welcome Back letter from Assistant Principal Kelly Webster to learn about a new program designed to support all junior high school learners. View the letter


7th grade orientation set for August 29

Grade 7 orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 29 at 12:30 p.m. Incoming 7th grade students will have a chance to meet teachers, set up lockers, find classrooms and catch up with classmates! For more information contact School Counselor, Ms. Clickner, at (518) 629-3302. Download 7th grade orientation flyer


School supply lists for Grades 7-8

Download school supply list grade 7 Download school supply list grade 8


Science 8 Honors students develop biosuits featured at first Science and Technology Expo

The Science & Technology Expo offered several teams of Science 8 honors students the opportunity to present the extreme biosuit projects they have been working on throughout the year. More about the projects and the Science Expo


Grade 7 Science Living Wax Museum

The Grade 7 Living Wax Museum featured students portraying a variety of famous scientists, biologists, physicists and inventors from past and present. Read more about Living Wax Museum


...in the Sr. High School heading

Top stories heading graphic


Ninth-grade Pivot Program students visit Siena College

Ninth-grade students in the the Pivot program recently participated in a visit to Siena College to tour the campus and learn more about the school and college life in general. Read more about the college visit


Annual emergency early release drill set for Oct. 5

A reminder that Watervliet schools have early dismissal on Friday, Oct. 5, so that teachers and instructional support staff may attend professional development in the afternoon. Please be aware that all students will dismiss 15 minutes earlier than the regular early release time in order to practice the district's annual "Go Home Early" emergency preparedness drill required by the state. More information about Oct. 5 dismissal


Meet the Teacher Night is Sept. 27

Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. offers an opportunity for parents to meet your child's teachers, learn about the academic culture and expectations, sign up for Parent Portal and more! Information about Meet the Teacher Night


Student athletes volunteer as guest readers at WES

Nearly 20 high school seniors, who also are student athletes participating in fall sports, volunteered as guest readers at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more about the guest readers


Fall 2018 college visits

Attention college-bound seniors: Representatives from several colleges will be visiting WHS in September and October. View the schedule of upcoming college visits


Expectations outlined during student assemblies

Principals shared building and classroom expectations with junior/senior high school students during several grade level assemblies held the first week of classes. View presentation on expectations


Grades 9-12 Welcome Back Letter

With the summer break drawing to a close, we encourage parents of grades 9-12 to read the Welcome Back letter from Principal Ryan Groat for information about the new school year. View the letter


Release of student information to military recruiters

Parents wishing to exercise their option to withhold consent to the release of student information to military recruiters and/or institutions of higher learning must submit a written request to the Guidance Office no later than Friday, September 21, 2018. Read announcement and download form


Grade 9 Pivot Program Parent Meeting set for Aug. 28

Attention incoming 9th grade parents: Please join us on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and to learn more about the Pivot program a required course for our freshman class. Curriculum, college visits, job shadows and more will be discussed! Please email Kate Choi to RSVP.


State issues new health exam form

New York state has released a new School Health Examination Form that parents and doctors should begin using this school year. Read more about the form Download the form from the State Education Department website


Summer programs underway

Summer learning is underway for students participating in Watervliet's ExTRA Summer Academy for K-8 and for grades 7-10 students attending the summer school program at Colonie High School. Information about summer programs


College-bound grads receive laptops courtesy of Housing Authority

Six recent Watervliet High School graduates will be equipped with the technology necessary to succeed when they attend college next year thanks to the Watervliet/Cohoes Housing Authority and the generosity of area businesses and community members. Read more


WHS juniors earn awards for academic excellence

Science scholarships awarded to two members of the Class of 2019: Congratulations Mustafa Raza and Waleed Ahmed! Read more


Business Communications class visits local tech company

In April, the HVCC Business Communications class traveled to the headquarters of Integra Optics in Latham for a job shadow field trip. More about the field trip


WHS announces Class of 2018 Top 10

School leaders congratulate the students who have earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Class of 2018 for maintaining the highest GPAs over their four years in high school. Read about Top 10 scholars


Pivot students job shadow at local businesses and state agencies

March was a busy month as ninth graders in the the Pivot program completed several job shadow experiences to learn about different careers. Read More about the Job Shadow Opps View photo gallery


CEIP offers high school seniors real world experience

The Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) at Watervliet High School is a full-year course that offers high school seniors hands-on opportunities to experience and work in careers of interest. View testimonials from WHS seniors about CEIP


Students present marketing skills

Food, sports and makeup dominated the start-up companies that 10 students in Megan Matusek’s Business Marketing class recently unveiled during a presentation to Watervliet High School administrators and district leaders. Read more about the student presentations





Jr./Sr. High Events heading

Oct. 12

Jr. High School Council Elections

Oct. 19

WHS Class Ring Orders

Oct. 22-26

WJSHS No Place for Hate Week

Oct. 24

Winter Sports Physicals, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

HVCC Instant Admissions Day, 8:00 a.m.

Oct. 26

Junior High Student Council Halloween Dance, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Oct. 27

ACT exam

Nov. 1-Nov. 30

WHS Student Council Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Nov. 2

Deadline to register for Dec. 1 SAT

Deadline to register for Dec. 8 ACT

Nov. 3

SAT exam

Nov. 5

Modified, JV and Varsity Winter Sports begin

Nov. 6

Election Day, No School for students

Staff Professional Development Day

Nov. 8

Board of Education meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 9

WJSHS First Quarter Marking Period ends

Nov. 12

Veterans Day, No School

Nov. 15

WJSHS Report Card Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Nov. 21-23

Thanksgiving Recess


Activity Calendar


Quick links heading