Registration for new 3-year-old Pre-K program set for Jan. 9-11

The Watervliet City School District will offer a full-day prekindergarten program for 3-year-old children (children who are three years old on or before December 1, 2018) beginning January 30, 2019. The new program is open to district residents. The free educational Pre-K program will run from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and will follow the school …

Pajama fundraiser a huge success!

Children in Watervliet and Menands will soon receive a new pair of warm, cozy pajamas and a storybook thanks to the generosity of Watervliet Elementary School students, staff and local businesses. During its 3rd annual Scholastic Pajama Drive, the school community was able to collect 36 pairs of pajamas and purchase another 125 pairs with …

Familiar face returns to WES as school leader

Kelly Webster selected as new elementary principal During its meeting on Dec. 13, the Board of Education appointed Kelly Webster to the position of principal at Watervliet Elementary School, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Mrs. Webster is the current assistant principal at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School, but is a familiar face at the elementary school, having …

District to expand Pre-K with grant

The Watervliet City School District will begin offering pre-kindergarten for three-year-old children thanks to a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant. Watervliet is among the 32 high-need school districts from across the state to receive grant funding to expand its prekindergarten program, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced on Dec. 5. The district will receive …

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.

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 …

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