WES student captures 1st place in Elks Americanism Essay Contest

A Watervliet Elementary School sixth-grader was awarded 1st place in the 2018-2019 Elks Americanism Essay Contest. Congratulations to Rayan Ahmed, a student in Brittney Garhartt’s sixth-grade class, whose essay stood out among the hundreds of entries submitted to the Watervliet Elks by students from Green Island, Menands and Watervliet. The annual contest, sponsored by the …

Heroin Awareness Town Hall Meeting planned for March 12

Community members, parents, students, teachers and staff are invited to join the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Watervliet, the Watervliet City School District and the Watervliet Housing Authority for a Heroin Awareness Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 12 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Watervliet High School auditorium. Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr.  …

Sixth-grader spells “diminutive” to capture giant victory in WES Spelling Bee

It was a nail-biter to the end, but in just over an hour ‒ and 166 words into the competition ‒ sixth-grader Noor Ul Faheem held on to become champion of the 2019 WES Spelling Bee! The bee went 25 rounds before Noor Ul, a sixth-grader in Ms. Lloyd’s class, captured the title ‒ correctly …

Wellness Fair planned for January 15

Looking for ways to improve your health or just stay healthy in 2019? Stop by the school district’s annual Wellness Fair on Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School for information about mindfulness, fitness, mental health, stress management, and more. The event is open to the community and will feature interactive …

Registration for new 3-year-old Pre-K program set for Jan. 9-11

The Watervliet City School District will offer a full-day prekindergarten program for 3-year-old children (children who are three years old on or before December 1, 2018) beginning January 30, 2019. The new program is open to district residents. The free educational Pre-K program will run from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and will follow the school …

Pajama fundraiser a huge success!

Children in Watervliet and Menands will soon receive a new pair of warm, cozy pajamas and a storybook thanks to the generosity of Watervliet Elementary School students, staff and local businesses. During its 3rd annual Scholastic Pajama Drive, the school community was able to collect 36 pairs of pajamas and purchase another 125 pairs with …

Familiar face returns to WES as school leader

Kelly Webster selected as new elementary principal During its meeting on Dec. 13, the Board of Education appointed Kelly Webster to the position of principal at Watervliet Elementary School, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Mrs. Webster is the current assistant principal at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School, but is a familiar face at the elementary school, having …

Principal letter about Regents exams and review classes

Dear Parents, Students, and Guardians, As the mid-year approaches, our teachers and staff are planning for January Regents, mid-terms and mandatory review sessions. If your child is slated to take a January Regents, we ask that you strongly encourage your child to attend the review sessions, which will help prepare them to be successful on …

District to expand Pre-K with grant

The Watervliet City School District will begin offering pre-kindergarten for three-year-old children thanks to a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant. Watervliet is among the 32 high-need school districts from across the state to receive grant funding to expand its prekindergarten program, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced on Dec. 5. The district will receive …

Correction to district calendar

Please note: The upcoming holiday recess is from Monday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3.

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