NYS Assemblymember continues tradition of reading to elementary students

New York State Assemblymember John McDonald stopped by Watervliet Elementary School to read to fifth-grade students in what has become an annual tradition. The state assembly member represents the 108th district, which includes the City of Watervliet, his hometown of Cohoes, and a number of other neighboring communities. He has read the book “of Thee …

Harlem Wizards basketball team to bring game to WCSD in December!

Get ready for trick hoops and alley oops as the Harlem Wizards take on our Watervliet Cannoneers all-star faculty and staff in an EPIC basketball showdown on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harry Tucker gymnasium! The world-famous Harlem Wizards will bring their high-flying dunks and mad basketball skills to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High …

WES Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 7-8

A reminder that Watervliet Elementary School is hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences the evening of Monday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These conferences are a 1:1 meeting scheduled with your child’s classroom teacher and/or supporting teachers. If you have not already done so, please contact your …

Recognizing our school principals

Before October comes to a close, we want to recognize our school principals and assistant principals for their hard work and their support of students and staff, as well as their dedication to every student, every day. We value their leadership during #National Principals Month and throughout the school year! WJSHS: Jessie Richards, Principal (center); …

Real Kids Wear Pink at Watervliet City Schools to raise funds for a good cause!

Watervliet City Schools was one of many districts and businesses throughout the Capital Region to take part in the Real Kids Wear Pink campaign that benefits the American Cancer Society. Our WES Student Ambassadors, with the assistance of advisers, organized the district’s “Real Kids Wear Pink” Day on Friday, October 21. Students and staff at …

WCSD celebrates School Board Recognition Week

School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 17-21) celebrates and promotes awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members across New York. We proudly recognize our local board members for their commitment and service to the Watervliet school community. “Our board members dedicate significant hours supporting our schools by working through issues and …

Apple Run offers fun and a sweet autumn treat for kindergarten students

On your mark, get set, go! Kindergarten students stood at the starting line anxiously awaiting the coach’s whistle to signal the start of Watervliet Elementary School’s annual Apple Run. Upon hearing that short burst of sound, the kindergartners took off at top speed running with their classmates around the course on the field outside the …

Firefighters share fire prevention and safety tips with WES students

Two of our friends from the Watervliet Fire Department visited the elementary school to share fire prevention and safety tips with students during National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15) . Reflecting on this year’s theme – “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape” – Lt. Tim Delisle and Firefighter Phil DiPompei reminded students about simple yet …

Albany County provides update on COVID-19 transmission level

The Albany County Department of Health recently informed schools that Albany is among several upstate counties with HIGH transmission levels of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control CDC) designates transmission levels based on test results and hospitalization rates for COVID-19 among other factors. We want to make families and staff aware of this information; however, …

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