WES and Fidelis Care Celebrate National No One Eats Alone Day

Watervliet Elementary School was one of more than 2,250 schools across the country that celebrated National No One Eats Alone Day on Wednesday, February 13. The initiative, designed to promote inclusion and acceptance in middle schools, reached more than 1 million students in all 50 states. “Providing our students with the right tools to be …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Changes recommended for recognizing student achievement

In the 2017-2018 school year, a committee was established to examine what criteria colleges and universities are seeking in applicants. The mission of the committee was to identify the key components that colleges look for in prospective college applicants, and implement a system that increases, rather than limits, post-secondary school options for students. The committee’s …

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