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.

Board of Education to meet Dec. 13

The next Board of Education meeting will be on Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the administrative conference room at WJSHS. View December 13 meeting agenda Download December 13 meeting materials

School-based health center staff share important lessons with WES students

Staff from the Whitney Young School-Based Health Center (SBHC) recently visited Watervliet Elementary School to share important health care tips with students – and the timing couldn’t be better with cold and flu season underway. Kindergarten students received a hands-on reminder about the importance of washing their hands to prevent colds from spreading and remove …

WES kindergarten celebrates Thanksgiving in style!

Kindergarten students got an early taste of Thanksgiving with turkey, cranberry sauce, veggies, fruit, cornbread, pumpkin pie and other holiday goodies during the Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast, which is an annual tradition at Watervliet Elementary School. Students also created Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts – including cute and colorful turkey headbands – read stories and watched holiday videos.  View photos …

WES Principal stepping down

Watervliet Elementary School Principal Loida Lewinter has decided to step down from her position, effective January 2019. Mrs. Lewinter has served as the elementary principal since the 2016-17 school year, and was the assistant principal at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School for several years prior to that. Mrs. Lewinter is leaving the position to be able …

WJSHS conducts lockdown drill

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School conducted a lockdown drill today – Thursday, Nov. 15 – at 10:15 a.m. The drill lasted approximately 30 minutes. During the high school’s drill, Watervliet Elementary School practiced lockout procedures.  These safety drills are practiced periodically to help the school district’s faculty, staff and students be prepared in the event of an …

Lockdown drill completed at WJSHS

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School practiced a lockdown drill this afternoon, Monday, Nov. 5. The building went into lockdown at approximately 1:00 p.m. The drill concluded about 20 minutes later. Watervliet Elementary School practiced lockout procedures at the same time. New York requires that school officials conduct drills to practice safety and security procedures in the …

WES students learn about fire safety and prevention from city firefighters

Fire Safety Assembly Firefighter Van Patten and Firefighter Halpin from the Watervliet Fire Department recently visited the elementary school to share important fire prevention and safety tips with UPK through grade 6 students. “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere” was the theme of this year’s fire prevention presentation. The firefighters recommended …

Student athletes volunteer as guest readers

High school seniors visit Watervliet Elementary School to read to younger students Nearly 20 high school seniors, who also are student athletes participating in fall sports, volunteered as guest readers at Watervliet Elementary School. The students visited UPK to grade 4 classrooms to read books to the young students. See more pictures on Facebook of student …

Superintendent statement

Lockouts WJSHS at WES This morning, a staff member notified a principal at Watervliet Junior-Senior High School about an alleged threat against the school. The principal immediately contacted the Watervliet Police Department to investigate. In an abundance of caution, the high school and elementary school were placed in lockout around 9:45 a.m. Classes proceeded as …