WHS students grow vegetables, herbs in mid-winter

Q. How does a garden grow at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School? A. Hydroponics! Students in Matthew Saucier’s Energy Systems class are growing peas, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, peppers, herbs and more using a nutrient-rich solution and water. No soil needed! Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water without soil. The water must be enriched …

Universal Pre-kindergarten registration set for March 11-12

Registration for Watervliet’s Universal Pre-kindergarten program is scheduled for March 11-12, 2019.  Download application forms for UPK The Pre-kindergarten program is a free, full-day program offered to children who reside in the Watervliet City School District. Program hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with breakfast and lunch included. To be eligible for the PreK …

WES student captures 1st place in Elks Americanism Essay Contest

A Watervliet Elementary School sixth-grader was awarded 1st place in the 2018-2019 Elks Americanism Essay Contest. Congratulations to Rayan Ahmed, a student in Brittney Garhartt’s sixth-grade class, whose essay stood out among the hundreds of entries submitted to the Watervliet Elks by students from Green Island, Menands and Watervliet. The annual contest, sponsored by the …

Heroin Awareness Town Hall Meeting planned for March 12

Community members, parents, students, teachers and staff are invited to join the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Watervliet, the Watervliet City School District and the Watervliet Housing Authority for a Heroin Awareness Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 12 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Watervliet High School auditorium. Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr.  …

Sixth-grader spells “diminutive” to capture giant victory in WES Spelling Bee

It was a nail-biter to the end, but in just over an hour ‒ and 166 words into the competition ‒ sixth-grader Noor Ul Faheem held on to become champion of the 2019 WES Spelling Bee! The bee went 25 rounds before Noor Ul, a sixth-grader in Ms. Lloyd’s class, captured the title ‒ correctly …

Principal letter to WES families

Watervliet Elementary School Community, It is an honor and a privilege to introduce myself as the new principal of Watervliet Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I can assure you that as we begin the 2019 year together, I am deeply committed to supporting your child’s social, emotional, and academic growth. My …

Wellness Fair planned for January 15

Looking for ways to improve your health or just stay healthy in 2019? Stop by the school district’s annual Wellness Fair on Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School for information about mindfulness, fitness, mental health, stress management, and more. The event is open to the community and will feature interactive …

Registration for new 3-year-old Pre-K program set for Jan. 9-11

The Watervliet City School District will offer a full-day prekindergarten program for 3-year-old children (children who are three years old on or before December 1, 2018) beginning January 30, 2019. The new program is open to district residents. The free educational Pre-K program will run from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and will follow the school …

Pajama fundraiser a huge success!

Children in Watervliet and Menands will soon receive a new pair of warm, cozy pajamas and a storybook thanks to the generosity of Watervliet Elementary School students, staff and local businesses. During its 3rd annual Scholastic Pajama Drive, the school community was able to collect 36 pairs of pajamas and purchase another 125 pairs with …

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