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!  

Grade 8 students “get credit” for creative writing

Students in Megan Matuszek’s 8th grade careers and financial management classes recently completed a writing project to wrap up a unit on credit. The credit story writing competition allowed students to be creative and practice writing skills while also showing their understanding of the concepts they learned. “For this project, my students had to develop …

Additional P-TECH open houses scheduled in January

Responding to parent and student demand, two additional open houses will be offered in January 2020 for eighth graders interested in  learning more about the Capital Region BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). The open houses are scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen and Thursday, …

Principal letter about January exams and review classes

Dear Parents, Students and Guardians, As the mid-year approaches, our teachers and staff are planning for January Regents, mid-terms and mandatory review sessions. I met with each student eligible to take a January Regents to discuss the importance of review classes and putting forth their best effort. If your child is slated to take a …

Statistics students collect data, present findings on famous statisticians

HVCC Statistics students were hard at work the week before the holiday break on a project that required no numerical calculations. High school math teacher Camelia Sofrone’s students collected data on the most influential statisticians in history and then presented their findings to classmates.  For his project, Kyle Parker researched Karl Pearson who introduced the …

Cannoneer wrestler featured on WNYT as Vent Fitness High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations Peyton White on being recognized as the Vent Fitness High School Athlete of the Week! The Watervliet High School senior, a captain of the varsity wrestling team, was featured this week on WNYT Sports. The Athlete of the Week program recognizes local student athletes who demonstrate leadership, dedication and perseverance in the classroom and …

Board of Education adopts capital project resolution, public vote set for February 4, 2020

At its meeting on Dec. 10, the Board of Education adopted a resolution for $9.99 million in capital improvements for Watervliet Junior-Senior High School and Watervliet Elementary School. The resolution will allow the district to bring a proposed capital project totaling $9,996,825 to a public vote on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The no-frills project would …

Friendly competition abounds in annual Spelling Bee

Undeterred by the pressure, fourth-grader captures Spelling Bee championship This year’s annual Spelling Bee at Watervliet Elementary School came down to two good friends vying to be crowned champion. After 30 rounds and 126 words, fourth-grader Abigail Gray spelled the word “deters” correctly to nudge out her friend, fifth-grader Mackenzie Strock, and become champion of …

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