Winter Recess: February 17-21

Watervliet schools will be closed for Winter Recess from Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21.  Enjoy a safe and relaxing break!  Classes will resume on Monday, February 24.

Trio of 10th graders pen winning essays on Freedom of Speech

Three Watervliet High School students from Christa Farruggio’s English class were selected the top three finalists in the 2019 Amercanism essay contest sponsored locally by the Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500. Congratulations to tenth-graders Chance Fosmire, Shyann Hughes and Roya Rezaie who penned essays of 300 words or less based on this year’s theme: “What Does …

Universal Prekindergarten Program Request For Proposal

Universal Prekindergarten Program for 4-year-old children  Request For Proposal: Agency/Organization Application The Watervliet City School District is soliciting proposals from organizations that currently provide services to 4-year-old children within the city school district area and are interested in collaborating with the district to provide a prekindergarten instructional program per New York State Education Department Universal …

Capital project vote is Tuesday, Feb. 4

Health & safety, building infrastructure the focus of Capital Project 2020 Watervliet City School District residents will vote on a proposed $9.9 million capital project on Tuesday, February 4. A supermajority (60%) vote is required to approve the project that would provide for essential repairs to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for students …

Grade 8 students “get credit” for creative writing

Students in Megan Matuszek’s 8th grade careers and financial management classes recently completed a writing project to wrap up a unit on credit. The credit story writing competition allowed students to be creative and practice writing skills while also showing their understanding of the concepts they learned. “For this project, my students had to develop …

Cannoneer wrestler featured on WNYT as Vent Fitness High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations Peyton White on being recognized as the Vent Fitness High School Athlete of the Week! The Watervliet High School senior, a captain of the varsity wrestling team, was featured this week on WNYT Sports. The Athlete of the Week program recognizes local student athletes who demonstrate leadership, dedication and perseverance in the classroom and …

Board of Education adopts capital project resolution, public vote set for February 4, 2020

At its meeting on Dec. 10, the Board of Education adopted a resolution for $9.99 million in capital improvements for Watervliet Junior-Senior High School and Watervliet Elementary School. The resolution will allow the district to bring a proposed capital project totaling $9,996,825 to a public vote on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The no-frills project would …

Friendly competition abounds in annual Spelling Bee

Undeterred by the pressure, fourth-grader captures Spelling Bee championship This year’s annual Spelling Bee at Watervliet Elementary School came down to two good friends vying to be crowned champion. After 30 rounds and 126 words, fourth-grader Abigail Gray spelled the word “deters” correctly to nudge out her friend, fifth-grader Mackenzie Strock, and become champion of …

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