The Maple Experience offers students a sweet lesson about the maple industry

Students got a sweet taste of one of New York’s most notable industries when The Maple Experience visited Watervliet Elementary School on a sunny Friday in May. The Maple Experience is an interactive display housed in a 24-foot trailer that shows all the facets of the maple industry. Through this educational experience, students were able …

National Junior Honor Society Induction set for May 26

On Wednesday, May 26 at 6 p.m., the Margaret Mullen Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will be inducting 17 new members who have exemplified scholarship, service, leadership, character, and service over the past year. We invite you to join us in honoring these outstanding students by joining our live stream of the ceremony.

Whitney Young Health to offer vaccination clinic at WJSHS for students 12-15 years and older

On May 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents who are 12 to 15 years of age. Governor Andrew Cuomo has authorized that New York state’s COVID-19 vaccination program expand eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine to individuals in the 12-15 age group, effective …

Residents to vote May 18 on 2021-22 School Budget Proposal

Proposed budget maintains current staffing, all educational opportunities, tax levy increase below ‘cap’ Watervliet City School District residents will vote Tuesday, May 18 on a proposed 2021-22 school budget totaling $30,463,000. The proposed budget would increase spending by 6.7%, or $1.9 million more than the current-year budget, and would allow the district to maintain current …

WHS alum’s donation helps students get a better sleep

A number of Watervliet students are sleeping more comfortably these nights thanks to a generous donation organized by a Watervliet High School alum. Class of 2011 graduate Ernest Sziller who works for the Sealy Temperpedic company reached out recently to high school principal Ryan Groat about donating 21 new queen-size mattresses to students in the …

WJSHS 3rd quarter recognition video celebrates student accomplishments

School administrators and teachers created a virtual recognition video to celebrate our grades 6-12 students for their outstanding performances in ELA, math, social studies, science, attendance, Honor Roll during the Third Quarter. View the 3rd Quarter Recognition Video

May 4 Update: Two classrooms switch to remote learning due to presumed positive COVID-19 cases

We have been notified of two presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Watervliet City School District community since our last update. All contacts associated with these cases have been identified and advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. Two classrooms have moved to remote learning for the next 10 days as per …

Information about June 2021 Regent Exams and end-of-year schedule

To meet the federal government’s requirements, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled all but four of the Regents exams previously scheduled for June 2021. Similar to last year, all students enrolled in and passing courses culminating with the following Regents exams will automatically receive an Exemption “E” designed on their transcript. The …

April 28 Update: One confirmed positive COVID-19 case reported

We have been notified of one confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the Watervliet Elementary School community since our last update. All contacts associated with the new case have been identified and advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. One classroom has moved to remote learning for the next 10 days as per …

April 27 Update: Three confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported

We have been notified of three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Watervliet City School District community since our last update. Two individuals from the Watervliet Elementary School community have tested positive for COVID-19. All contacts associated with these cases have been identified and advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. Two …

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