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. Candidates for open seats …

Masterminds teams masterful in competition

Congratulations to our varsity and junior varsity Masterminds teams for walking away with victories against Rensselaer during a recent meet! Both teams outscored Rensselaer with the varsity scoring 145-50 points and the JV team scoring 115-50 points. These wins couldn’t have been possible without the amazing teamwork of Masterminds team members Michael Karner, Rubab Raza, …

Information about the coronavirus

In light of the ongoing media coverage, we are aware of concerns in and around our community about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of this relatively new virus, which can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Based on recent reports, COVID-19 is not actively circulating in New York state, and there …

Date change for April Board of Education meeting

The date for the April meeting of the Watervliet City School District Board of Education has changed. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in the conference room at the Watervliet Jr.- Sr. High School.

Trio of 10th graders pen winning essays on Freedom of Speech

Three Watervliet High School students from Christa Farruggio’s English class were selected the top three finalists in the 2019 Amercanism essay contest sponsored locally by the Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500. Congratulations to tenth-graders Chance Fosmire, Shyann Hughes and Roya Rezaie who penned essays of 300 words or less based on this year’s theme: “What Does …

WES Makerspace Fair presents an opportunity for students to tinker, build and design

Students in grades 4-6 had an opportunity to explore, create and tinker during the school’s first Makerspace Fair during Cabin Fever Day at Watervliet Elementary School. The hands-on learning event offered students a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to choose from including: coding with Ozobots, designing with Strawbees, engineering with Snap …

Ninth grader recognized as top reader for the second quarter

A shout out to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School’s top reader for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year: Ninth-grader Yasmyn Head has read the most books (42) from the WHS library. Congratulations and keep reading!  

Capital project vote is Tuesday, Feb. 4

Health & safety, building infrastructure the focus of Capital Project 2020 Watervliet City School District residents will vote on a proposed $9.9 million capital project on Tuesday, February 4. A supermajority (60%) vote is required to approve the project that would provide for essential repairs to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for students …

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