Schools, district offices closed Monday, January 20

Watervliet City schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21. A reminder that Regents exams begin at the high school on Tuesday.   View exam schedule

Additional P-TECH open houses scheduled in January

Responding to parent and student demand, two additional open houses will be offered in January 2020 for eighth graders interested in  learning more about the Capital Region BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). The open houses are scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen and Thursday, …

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 …

Creativity soars as fourth-graders incorporate STEM into the Thanksgiving holiday

Inspired by the book “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet, fourth grade students in Khalan McNeff and Jeanne Lance’s classes designed and created their own parade-worthy balloons based on favorite cartoon, storybook or video-game characters, their pets or other beloved creatures. “Balloons Over Broadway” tells the story of Tony Sarg, the original creator of the …

District to offer free breakfast, lunch for students during December break

Watervliet schools are offering free breakfast and lunch during the December break for all students from our Early Prekindergarten (3 year-old) program up through grade 12. Meals will be served at the Watervliet Elementary School cafeteria on the following days during the holiday recess: Monday, Dec. 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Friday, Dec. 27 Monday, Dec. …

Longtime secretary and district retiree named CASDA Friend of Education

Donna Belokopitsky recognized for 40 years of service to students and schools When a staff member dedicates most of their adult life supporting students and schools, it’s safe to say they are more than deserving of being called a Friend of Education. Her approximately 40 years of service makes Donna Belokopitsky a BFF to Watervliet …

Date change for December Board of Education meeting

New date for December Board meeting Please note the date of the December Board of Education meeting has been changed. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. instead of Thursday, Dec. 12

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