Wellness Fair planned for November 14

Looking for ways to improve your health? Stop by the school district’s annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, November 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School for information about mindfulness, fitness, mental health, stress management, and more. The Wellness Fair will feature interactive activities and free resources presented by local health and wellness organizations …

Best-selling author, educator shares inspiring message with ninth-grade students about the power of writing

Watervliet ninth graders joined their peers from the Cohoes, Lansingburgh and Waterford-Halfmoon school districts on Monday, Oct. 28 for an inspirational message shared by acclaimed educator and best-selling author Erin Gruwell. Her journey as an educator began in the mid-1990s when Ms. Gruwell taught English to 150 at-risk students at Woodrow Wilson High School in …

Albany Patroons talk success with sport management students at WHS

Fresh off a championship season, members of the Albany Patroons basketball organization took time out to speak with students in Peter Gaddy’s Sport Management class. Head coach Derrick Rowland, general manager Michael Corts and point guard Jerel Scott visited Watervliet High School to share their personal stories, experiences and wisdom about the game, education and …

Grades 7-12 interim reports now available on Parent Portal

First quarter interim reports for grades 7-12 students are posted on the Parent Portal. Letters have been sent home notifying parents of students whose interim grades show they are struggling academically. The district offers after-school support for students who may need it. Homework help is available after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays in the …

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

Recruitment underway for the 2020-21 school year Current eighth graders interested in getting on the fast track to a high school diploma, earning a college degree in a high-tech field at NO COST and being first in line for a job with industry partners should consider learning more about Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early …

WES fourth-graders celebrate autumn fun at CDTA Annual Fall Festival

Watervliet Elementary School fourth-graders were among the hundreds of area school children who experienced autumn fun at the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) fifth annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 4. Watervliet fourth-grade classes traveled by CDTA bus to the region’s public transportation hub for some fall-themed fun featuring demonstrations by the New York State …

Spanish 4: Getting WHS students ready for the future

Watervliet High School students are excelling in foreign language and by the time they are seniors, many are taking Spanish 4, a college-level course taught by Rebecca Sweeney. Upon successful completion of Spanish 4, students earn three (3) college credits through Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and many fulfill their foreign language requirement for college …

Kindergarten students enjoy outdoor fun during annual autumn run

Watervliet Elementary School hosted its annual Kindergarten Apple Run on Friday, October 4. Students from all kindergarten classes took turns running in groups around the course outside the school as family members, teachers and coaches cheered them on to the finish line. All students received a big delicious apple to enjoy after the run. View …

Educators explore theme of social emotional learning, building community during professional development

The Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 30 focused on social emotional learning and community building as teachers and staff took a deeper dive into such topics as restorative circles and practices with Mediation Matters and Building a Caring School Environment with the National Coalition Building Institute. Assistant Superintendent Don Stevens with the support of the …

New online scheduling system for WES Parent-Teacher Conferences available starting Oct. 15

NEW THIS YEAR! Watervliet Elementary School parents can sign up for upcoming November parent-teacher conferences through an online scheduler beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15 through midnight Tuesday, Oct. 29. Parents will have the opportunity to access their teachers’ calendars and schedule a convenient conference time. If you have not made an appointment by Oct. 29, teachers …

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