No School on Monday, Oct. 14

Watervliet schools and district offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Oct. 15.

New Makerspace will enhance learning, creativity and critical thinking for WES students

Watervliet Elementary School will soon have the ability to expand hands-on learning activities with a brand new Makerspace thanks to an Innovation grant awarded by Capital Region BOCES! As a recipient of the grant, the elementary school will receive a customized mobile Makerspace cart complete with components and materials that will provide opportunities for K-6 …

WES fourth-graders celebrate autumn fun at CDTA Annual Fall Festival

Watervliet Elementary School fourth-graders were among the hundreds of area school children who experienced autumn fun at the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) fifth annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 4. Watervliet fourth-grade classes traveled by CDTA bus to the region’s public transportation hub for some fall-themed fun featuring demonstrations by the New York State …

Kindergarten students enjoy outdoor fun during annual autumn run

Watervliet Elementary School hosted its annual Kindergarten Apple Run on Friday, October 4. Students from all kindergarten classes took turns running in groups around the course outside the school as family members, teachers and coaches cheered them on to the finish line. All students received a big delicious apple to enjoy after the run. View …

Educators explore theme of social emotional learning, building community during professional development

The Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 30 focused on social emotional learning and community building as teachers and staff took a deeper dive into such topics as restorative circles and practices with Mediation Matters and Building a Caring School Environment with the National Coalition Building Institute. Assistant Superintendent Don Stevens with the support of the …

New online scheduling system for WES Parent-Teacher Conferences available starting Oct. 15

NEW THIS YEAR! Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, Watervliet Elementary School parents can sign up for upcoming November parent-teacher conferences through an online scheduler. The parent-teacher conferences will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sign up for a conference using the …

Dads Take Your Child to School Day at WES a success!

Watervliet Elementary School celebrated Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Tuesday, September 17, a statewide initiative that encourages fathers and male role models to become more involved in their children’s education. Research indicates that children whose fathers take a more active role in their lives have better outcomes academically, behaviorally and socially. Fathers, …

Partnership continues to make fruits and vegetables available to Watervliet community

Summer officially comes to a close in a few days, but the Watervliet City School District will continue its partnership with the Food Pantries of the Capital District and CDPHP to bring “Stan the Produce Van” to Watervliet during the school year. The Produce Van offers parents, students and community members access to FREE fruits …

WCSD welcomes new teachers, staff

The Watervliet City School District welcomes several new teachers and staff members for the 2019-2020 school year. We also welcome a new school administrator and recognize two administrators who have switched roles. Maria DeNovio has been appointed as the new assistant principal at WJSHS, taking the place of Kelly Webster who is currently the elementary …

Mark Your Calendars: WES Welcome Back Night is Sept. 6

Please mark your calendars for Welcome Back Night on Friday, Sept. 6 presented by the PTA and CDPHP from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Watervliet Elementary School. Join family and friends to kick off the new school year with games, food, giveaways and fun activities for all ages! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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