WES Drama Club ends its season with skits and songs

Watervliet Elementary School’s Drama Club performed their Spring Showcase on May 30 — opening with the song “I’ve Got No Strings” from Pinocchio. Next four Drama Club members took turns reciting the poem “Homework! Oh, Homework” by Jack Prelutsky. About a dozen students appeared in three short skits based on Aesop’s Fables, including The Boy …

WES welcomes families, friends to Special Persons Night

Special Persons Night at Watervliet Elementary School was filled with smiles, laughter and hugs! During this always-popular event, elementary students invite the special people in their lives to visit their school, meet their teachers, and share classroom projects they have worked on throughout the year. The celebration of learning included the following grade-level projects or …

Voters approve 2024-25 Watervliet school budget, elect two to school board

Thank you voters! Watervliet City School District residents Tuesday approved the proposed $41,394,000 budget for the 2024-25 school year by a margin of 69 percent, or 93 yes votes to 41 no votes. Two candidates were elected to two open seats on the Board of Education. Heather Soroka was re-elected to the school board with …

District harnesses new technology to enhance school bus safety

30-day warning period begins  Watervliet City Schools has partnered with BusPatrol and the City of Watervliet to launch a new school bus stop-arm photo enforcement program aimed at reducing the number of drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. This proactive effort will help combat reckless driving around school buses and protect students who ride …

WCSD recognized for safety efforts, BOE member honored for leadership

In recent weeks, Watervliet City School District officials have received two separate safety accolades — and a school board member was recognized for leadership by a state-wide association. WPD Award of Merit for Partnership On Friday, May 17, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Stevens accepted a Merit Award for Partnership from the Watervliet Police Department …

Fifth-graders receive Capital Zone Physical Education Student Leadership Awards

A shout-out to 10 fifth-grade students who were selected as recipients of the Capital Zone Physical Education Student Leadership Award for the 2023-24 school year. We applaud the following students for this achievement: Mark Balashov Wesley Cassimiro Jr. Shylah Figueroa Cortlyn Hoefer Nakaylin Hardy Erin Irvine Landon Miglucci Brianna Soares-Manchame Caleb Strock Anthony VanPatten The …

Board of Education adopts proposed 2024-25 school budget

Proposal maintains programs, services, staffing; provides additional learning opportunities and supports for students During its regular meeting on April 9, the Watervliet Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a proposed $41,394,000 budget for the 2024-25 school year. The school budget proposal represents a $3.6 million, or 9.6%, increase compared with the current-year budget. The …

Calendar Updates: half day April 8, no school May 24

Please be aware of the following changes to the Watervliet City School District calendar. Watervliet schools will dismiss early on Monday, April 8, due to the solar eclipse. Teachers and staff will remain for planning and other professional learning during the afternoon. Students will dismiss at the following times on April 8: Prekindergarten — 11 …

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