Winter Recess: February 17-21

Watervliet schools will be closed for Winter Recess from Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21.  Enjoy a safe and relaxing break!  Classes will resume on Monday, February 24.

Universal Prekindergarten Program Request For Proposal

Universal Prekindergarten Program for 4-year-old children  Request For Proposal: Agency/Organization Application The Watervliet City School District is soliciting proposals from organizations that currently provide services to 4-year-old children within the city school district area and are interested in collaborating with the district to provide a prekindergarten instructional program per New York State Education Department Universal …

WES Makerspace Fair presents an opportunity for students to tinker, build and design

Students in grades 4-6 had an opportunity to explore, create and tinker during the school’s first Makerspace Fair during Cabin Fever Day at Watervliet Elementary School. The hands-on learning event offered students a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to choose from including: coding with Ozobots, designing with Strawbees, engineering with Snap …

Capital project vote is Tuesday, Feb. 4

Health & safety, building infrastructure the focus of Capital Project 2020 Watervliet City School District residents will vote on a proposed $9.9 million capital project on Tuesday, February 4. A supermajority (60%) vote is required to approve the project that would provide for essential repairs to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for students …

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 …

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