WCSD to receive more state aid under finalized state budget agreement

Under the recently approved 2019-20 New York state budget, the Watervliet City School District is set to receive $13,025,180 in Foundation Aid. This is an increase of $589,626, or approximately 4.7 percent, more than the current year. Foundation Aid is a primary source of state funding for schools.  The increase in aid to Watervliet is …

2019 grades 7-8 NYS assessments

The dates for the 2019 grades 7-8 New York State assessments will be given on the following dates: Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 English Language Arts tests Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2: Math tests May 22-23: Grades 8 Science Performance Test (one day only) Monday, June 3: Grades 8 Science Written …

Meet Allan Gadsden: Family Outreach Coordinator for Watervliet schools

Allan Gadsden was raised by a single mom in the largest housing project in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Queens, NY. Mr. Gadsden, who was officially appointed to the position of Family Outreach Coordinator for Watervliet schools, said he relates to the district’s students, many of whom are economically disadvantaged and are growing up …

Board of Education nominating petitions available

Are you interested in running for the board? Qualified residents (see qualifications below) interested in running for the Watervliet Board of Education may pick up candidate nominating petitions in the district office located at 1245 Hillside Drive, Watervliet, on regular business days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All school board candidate …

2018-2019 Winter Sports Awards

The following student athletes were recognized by their coaches during Winter Sports Awards Night on Feb. 28. Congratulations to all!    Varsity Basketball (Boys) MVP – James Chestnut, Jr. MVP – Messiah Mallory MIP – Tyler Beauregard Coaches Award – Derrick Beason Varsity Basketball (Girls) MVP – Madison Soroka MVP – Makayla Milligan MIP – …

CASDA names Watervliet’s Brenda Zawistowski a 2019 Friend of Education

Brenda Zawistowski, a teacher’s assistant at Watervliet Elementary School (WES), will be honored during the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award on Thursday, February 28, at the 2019 Friends of Education dinner being held at the Albany Marriott Hotel. CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who …

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