Grade 8 students, families invited to Capital Region P-TECH information events

Recruitment underway for the 2020-21 school year Current eighth graders interested in getting on the fast track to a high school diploma, earning a college degree in a high-tech field at NO COST and being first in line for a job with industry partners should consider learning more about Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early …

No School on Monday, Oct. 14

Watervliet schools and district offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Oct. 15.

New Makerspace will enhance learning, creativity and critical thinking for WES students

Watervliet Elementary School will soon have the ability to expand hands-on learning activities with a brand new Makerspace thanks to an Innovation grant awarded by Capital Region BOCES! As a recipient of the grant, the elementary school will receive a customized mobile Makerspace cart complete with components and materials that will provide opportunities for K-6 …

WES fourth-graders celebrate autumn fun at CDTA Annual Fall Festival

Watervliet Elementary School fourth-graders were among the hundreds of area school children who experienced autumn fun at the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) fifth annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 4. Watervliet fourth-grade classes traveled by CDTA bus to the region’s public transportation hub for some fall-themed fun featuring demonstrations by the New York State …

Spanish 4: Getting WHS students ready for the future

Watervliet High School students are excelling in foreign language and by the time they are seniors, many are taking Spanish 4, a college-level course taught by Rebecca Sweeney. Upon successful completion of Spanish 4, students earn three (3) college credits through Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and many fulfill their foreign language requirement for college …

Kindergarten students enjoy outdoor fun during annual autumn run

Watervliet Elementary School hosted its annual Kindergarten Apple Run on Friday, October 4. Students from all kindergarten classes took turns running in groups around the course outside the school as family members, teachers and coaches cheered them on to the finish line. All students received a big delicious apple to enjoy after the run. View …

Educators explore theme of social emotional learning, building community during professional development

The Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 30 focused on social emotional learning and community building as teachers and staff took a deeper dive into such topics as restorative circles and practices with Mediation Matters and Building a Caring School Environment with the National Coalition Building Institute. Assistant Superintendent Don Stevens with the support of the …

New online scheduling system for WES Parent-Teacher Conferences available starting Oct. 15

NEW THIS YEAR! Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, Watervliet Elementary School parents can sign up for upcoming November parent-teacher conferences through an online scheduler. The parent-teacher conferences will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sign up for a conference using the …

College Caravan makes its annual stop at WHS

Watervliet High School juniors and seniors had an opportunity to speak with admission representatives from 20 colleges on Friday, Sept. 20 during the College Caravan, a mobile college fair organized each year by the Capital District Counseling Association. Representatives from a variety of schools — community colleges and trade schools to public and private four-year …

WPD determines threat against WES not credible

Earlier tonight, school district administrators were made aware of an alleged threat involving the Watervliet Elementary School. After a thorough investigation, the Watervliet Police Department deemed the threat not credible. In the interest of safety and security, and to help ease any concerns students, parents and staff may have, the Watervliet Police Department plans to …

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