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 …

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 …

Students participate in annual Mix It Up Lunch at WJSHS

No Place for Hate Week 2018 Watervliet Junior/Senior High School hosted its fifth annual Mix-It-Up Lunch during No Place for Hate Week (Oct. 22-26). The Mix-It-Up Lunch event offered an opportunity for students to break down social barriers by having lunch and conversation with classmates who they do not interact with on a regular basis. …

WES students learn about fire safety and prevention from city firefighters

Fire Safety Assembly Firefighter Van Patten and Firefighter Halpin from the Watervliet Fire Department recently visited the elementary school to share important fire prevention and safety tips with UPK through grade 6 students. “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere” was the theme of this year’s fire prevention presentation. The firefighters recommended …

Student athletes volunteer as guest readers

High school seniors visit Watervliet Elementary School to read to younger students Nearly 20 high school seniors, who also are student athletes participating in fall sports, volunteered as guest readers at Watervliet Elementary School. The students visited UPK to grade 4 classrooms to read books to the young students. See more pictures on Facebook of student …

Superintendent statement

Lockouts WJSHS at WES This morning, a staff member notified a principal at Watervliet Junior-Senior High School about an alleged threat against the school. The principal immediately contacted the Watervliet Police Department to investigate. In an abundance of caution, the high school and elementary school were placed in lockout around 9:45 a.m. Classes proceeded as …

Fall 2018 college visits

Attention college-bound seniors: Representatives from several colleges will be visiting Watervliet High School in September and October. College Visits Fall 2018 SEPTEMBER: 9/19 – Nazareth College 9/20 – SUNY Geneseo 9/20 – College Caravan, 1:00-1:30 p.m. at WHS 9/21 – Southern Vermont College, Cazenovia College OCTOBER: 10/2 – Bentley College 10/19 – Sacred Heart University …

Update on lockout

District schools go into lockout due to nearby police activity Both Watervliet Elementary School and Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School were in lockout this afternoon — Wednesday, Sept. 12 — based on the recommendation of the Watervliet Police Department, as multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in the pursuit and apprehension of two suspects who were attempting …