Regents Review Class Schedule for January 2019 Exams

To help students prepare for the January 2019 Regents exams, math, science and social studies teachers in grades 9–12 will offer after-school review classes. Students taking Regents exams next month are encouraged to attend. A schedule of the review classes is listed below: English, math, science, social studies English Review Classes The English Department will offer specific skills …

District to expand Pre-K with grant

The Watervliet City School District will begin offering pre-kindergarten for three-year-old children thanks to a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant. Watervliet is among the 32 high-need school districts from across the state to receive grant funding to expand its prekindergarten program, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced on Dec. 5. The district will receive …

Correction to district calendar

Please note: The upcoming holiday recess is from Monday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3.

School-based health center staff share important lessons with WES students

Staff from the Whitney Young School-Based Health Center (SBHC) recently visited Watervliet Elementary School to share important health care tips with students – and the timing couldn’t be better with cold and flu season underway. Kindergarten students received a hands-on reminder about the importance of washing their hands to prevent colds from spreading and remove …

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

Current eighth graders interested in getting on the fast track to a high school diploma, earning a no-cost college degree in a high-tech field and being first in line for a job with industry partners should consider learning more about Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). P-TECH is an engaging, four- …

WES kindergarten celebrates Thanksgiving in style!

Kindergarten students got an early taste of Thanksgiving with turkey, cranberry sauce, veggies, fruit, cornbread, pumpkin pie and other holiday goodies during the Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast, which is an annual tradition at Watervliet Elementary School. Students also created Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts – including cute and colorful turkey headbands – read stories and watched holiday videos.  View photos …

WES Principal stepping down

Watervliet Elementary School Principal Loida Lewinter has decided to step down from her position, effective January 2019. Mrs. Lewinter has served as the elementary principal since the 2016-17 school year, and was the assistant principal at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School for several years prior to that. Mrs. Lewinter is leaving the position to be able …

WJSHS conducts lockdown drill

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School conducted a lockdown drill today – Thursday, Nov. 15 – at 10:15 a.m. The drill lasted approximately 30 minutes. During the high school’s drill, Watervliet Elementary School practiced lockout procedures.  These safety drills are practiced periodically to help the school district’s faculty, staff and students be prepared in the event of an …

POSTPONED: WJSHS Report Card Night rescheduled to Nov. 27

Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School’s Report Card Night originally scheduled for tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15, is being postponed due to the weather forecast. The new date for Report Card Night is Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Please Note: The Grade 9 Pivot Parent Program also scheduled for tonight at 5:30 p.m. is rescheduled …

Lockdown drill completed at WJSHS

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School practiced a lockdown drill this afternoon, Monday, Nov. 5. The building went into lockdown at approximately 1:00 p.m. The drill concluded about 20 minutes later. Watervliet Elementary School practiced lockout procedures at the same time. New York requires that school officials conduct drills to practice safety and security procedures in the …

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