ENL feast at WJSHS celebrates gratitude

Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School hosted a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner featuring sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and a Halal turkey for our English language learners (ELLs). The event, coordinated by English as a New Language (ENL) teachers, celebrated the cultural experience of gathering together for the holiday meal, as ELL students also brought in traditional dishes prepared …

NYS Assemblymember continues tradition of reading to elementary students

New York State Assemblymember John McDonald stopped by Watervliet Elementary School to read to fifth-grade students in what has become an annual tradition. The state assembly member represents the 108th district, which includes the City of Watervliet, his hometown of Cohoes, and a number of other neighboring communities. He has read the book “of Thee …

Harlem Wizards basketball team to bring game to WCSD in December!

Get ready for trick hoops and alley oops as the Harlem Wizards take on our Watervliet Cannoneers all-star faculty and staff in an EPIC basketball showdown on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harry Tucker gymnasium! The world-famous Harlem Wizards will bring their high-flying dunks and mad basketball skills to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High …

Albany County Stop DWI presents eye-opening lesson to WJSHS students

Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School students recently participated in an eye-opening experience to increase their awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. During physical education and health classes, a presentation by the Albany County Stop DWI program used fatal vision goggles to demonstrate for students the dangerous effects of alcohol and drugs. Student after student struggled …

Building Cannoneer Culture One Month at a Time

Grades 6-8 Students of the Month for October 2022 “Cannoneer Culture” continues to grow! During a recent assembly, 12 more students in grades 6-8 were recognized for being selected “Cannoneer Culture — Student of the Month” as their classmates, teachers and staff offered a thunderous round of applause. In addition to their award certificate and …

WES Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 7-8

A reminder that Watervliet Elementary School is hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences the evening of Monday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These conferences are a 1:1 meeting scheduled with your child’s classroom teacher and/or supporting teachers. If you have not already done so, please contact your …

Students explore science aboard the BioBus

Students hopped aboard the BioBus during a recent visit to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School and had an opportunity to explore biology through a different lens, literally. While on the bus, grade 7 Life Science classes and high school Living Environment students used high-powered microscopes to observe daphnia and other minute multicellular organisms that live in …

Recognizing our school principals

Before October comes to a close, we want to recognize our school principals and assistant principals for their hard work and their support of students and staff, as well as their dedication to every student, every day. We value their leadership during #National Principals Month and throughout the school year! WJSHS: Jessie Richards, Principal (center); …

Instant Admissions Day: WHS seniors complete applications process for immediate acceptance to HVCC

Watervliet High School seniors had an opportunity to complete the college application process free of charge and be accepted on the spot to Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) for the Fall 2023 semester during Instant Admissions Day. Thirty college-bound seniors met with HVCC admissions counselors to complete their applications and learn more about the academic …

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