Registration for 2024-25 prekindergarten programs begins in March

The Watervliet City School District will begin accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for our early prekindergarten program for 3-year-old children (EPK) March 12-13, and our universal prekindergarten program for 4-year-old children (UPK) March 19-20. Information about applying for 3 year-old-prekindergarten program (EPK)  Information about applying for 4 year-old-prekindergarten information (UPK)  Please email Danielle …

Watervliet students explore career and educational opportunities at Capital Region BOCES CTE

Approximately 30 Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School students recently learned about the variety of careers they can prepare for at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center’s Albany campus. During a Feb. 6 tour of the school, several students tried their hands at bread making, while others tried wiring or machining. All had an …

Wellness Fair recap

More than 200 students, staff, families and community members turned out for the Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School. Many took the opportunity to meet with the over 35 health, safety and wellness providers and community partners to learn about opioid addiction and treatment, smoking cessation, to sample healthy foods, …

Skills and drills a slam-dunk for varsity and CYO players

The Cannoneers varsity team had an opportunity to scrimmage with the future of Watervliet basketball during a recent skills and drills session with CYO players from the elementary school. Members of the varsity boys team worked side-by-side with the younger players guiding and encouraging them as they practiced passing the ball, catching, dribbling, and lay …

Fifth-grader captures top spot in annual spelling bee

After correctly spelling the word “occupy,” fifth-grader Joshua Wright edged out his competitors to occupy the top spot as the 2024 WES Spelling Bee champion! Congratulations Josh!  Nearly 130 words and 12 rounds into the competition, Joshua, who is in Ms. Amanda Gabrione’s fifth-grade class, outlasted runner-up, Fallon Miller also a fifth-grader, who successfully spelled …

Students, staff dress in blue to honor memory of sixth-grader

Many students, teachers and staff across the district dressed in blue today to pay tribute to sixth-grade student Qwan Tamah who passed away from injuries sustained in an accident over the December break. Qwan was a student is Mrs. Kerry Degan’s and Mrs.  Nikki LaBoissere’s class. To honor his memory, teacher Meg Fronczek ordered t-shirts …

Progress Report: WJSHS phone-free learning environment

To better support student learning and engagement, Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School launched a phone-free, device-free initiative via the Yondr pouch system in September. The goal of the initiative being to eliminate distractions caused by personal electronic devices – mainly cell phones, but also earbuds and smartwatches – in classrooms and other learning spaces during the …

Watervliet Athletics welcomes new varsity basketball coach

Meet Coach Marc Fruscio Although not new to coaching — Marc Fruscio is the new head coach for Watervliet’s varsity basketball program this year. During the day, Coach Fruscio teaches math at Hackett Middle School in the Albany City School District. He began his career teaching high school math in Lansingburgh. While there, he was …

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