WCSD to receive more state aid under finalized state budget agreement

Under the recently approved 2019-20 New York state budget, the Watervliet City School District is set to receive $13,025,180 in Foundation Aid. This is an increase of $589,626, or approximately 4.7 percent, more than the current year. Foundation Aid is a primary source of state funding for schools.  The increase in aid to Watervliet is …

Meet Allan Gadsden: Family Outreach Coordinator for Watervliet schools

Allan Gadsden was raised by a single mom in the largest housing project in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Queens, NY. Mr. Gadsden, who was officially appointed to the position of Family Outreach Coordinator for Watervliet schools, said he relates to the district’s students, many of whom are economically disadvantaged and are growing up …

Board of Education nominating petitions available

Are you interested in running for the board? Qualified residents (see qualifications below) interested in running for the Watervliet Board of Education may pick up candidate nominating petitions in the district office located at 1245 Hillside Drive, Watervliet, on regular business days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All school board candidate …

CASDA names Watervliet’s Brenda Zawistowski a 2019 Friend of Education

Brenda Zawistowski, a teacher’s assistant at Watervliet Elementary School (WES), will be honored during the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award on Thursday, February 28, at the 2019 Friends of Education dinner being held at the Albany Marriott Hotel. CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who …

Important calendar correction

Please note the WHS Class of 2019 graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 pm at Watervliet Junior/Senior High School. This is a correction from the date printed in the district calendar.

Watervliet High School & Career and Tech student headed to the Culinary Institute of America

Watervliet High School senior Gabriella Novak is one of only two Capital Region BOCES students headed to one of the most prestigious culinary universities in the fall to build on her knowledge of the culinary arts. Novak and Stephenie Jones of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (BHBL) have been accepted into The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) …

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 …

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