Registration for 2024-25 prekindergarten programs begins in March

The Watervliet City School District will begin accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for our early prekindergarten program for 3-year-old children (EPK) March 12-13, and our universal prekindergarten program for 4-year-old children (UPK) March 19-20. Information about applying for 3 year-old-prekindergarten program (EPK)  Information about applying for 4 year-old-prekindergarten information (UPK)  Please email Danielle …

Wellness Fair recap

More than 200 students, staff, families and community members turned out for the Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School. Many took the opportunity to meet with the over 35 health, safety and wellness providers and community partners to learn about opioid addiction and treatment, smoking cessation, to sample healthy foods, …

Skills and drills a slam-dunk for varsity and CYO players

The Cannoneers varsity team had an opportunity to scrimmage with the future of Watervliet basketball during a recent skills and drills session with CYO players from the elementary school. Members of the varsity boys team worked side-by-side with the younger players guiding and encouraging them as they practiced passing the ball, catching, dribbling, and lay …

Drama Club performs Winter Showcase

Students in Watervliet Elementary School’s Drama Club performed their Winter Showcase earlier this month with skits based on classic fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella and others. The entire cast opened the performance with a Zombie dance and closed with the song, “Consider Yourself” from the musical Oliver. …

Fifth-grader captures top spot in annual spelling bee

After correctly spelling the word “occupy,” fifth-grader Joshua Wright edged out his competitors to occupy the top spot as the 2024 WES Spelling Bee champion! Congratulations Josh!  Nearly 130 words and 12 rounds into the competition, Joshua, who is in Ms. Amanda Gabrione’s fifth-grade class, outlasted runner-up, Fallon Miller also a fifth-grader, who successfully spelled …

Students, staff dress in blue to honor memory of sixth-grader

Many students, teachers and staff across the district dressed in blue today to pay tribute to sixth-grade student Qwan Tamah who passed away from injuries sustained in an accident over the December break. Qwan was a student is Mrs. Kerry Degan’s and Mrs.  Nikki LaBoissere’s class. To honor his memory, teacher Meg Fronczek ordered t-shirts …

Governor speaks at Watervliet Elementary School, proposes new state reading initiative

Today at Watervliet Elementary School, Governor Kathy Hochul shared her vision for turning the page on how reading is taught in New York classrooms. Standing at the podium, Nathan Rogers, a fourth-grade student and avid reader, welcomed the Governor to the elementary school library before a standing-room-only crowd of local and state dignitaries, education leaders …

Roundup of December events

December was a busy month with winter concerts, winter sports competitions, PTA events, and learning activities in the classroom. Here is a quick roundup in pictures of some of the events that took place throughout the month. Watervliet PTA Breakfast with Santa On December 9, students and their families enjoyed pancakes, eggs, bacon and other …

Generosity of local organizations helps make holidays brighter for students

A giant shout-out to MVP Health Plan, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) and the Watervliet Police Department  (WPD) for helping to make this holiday season merrier and brighter for Watervliet Elementary School students and families! MVP, CDPHP and the WPD adopted 45 of our elementary students for the holidays. The students will each …

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