Meet the second grade team

Second grade students author butterfly adventures to mix writing and scientific  research Every spring, second grade students at Watervliet Elementary School learn about the  stages of the butterfly life cycle, also known as metamorphosis. The life cycle  includes four stages, beginning with the egg, which then hatches into a caterpillar  (the larva). The third stage …

STEM Learning Opportunity for Grades 4-8

RPI nanotech event at WJSHS designed to spark interest in science, engineering, math Grades 4-8 students and their families learned about nanotechnology using simple materials to solve fun engineering challenges at a special event on Saturday, April 14 at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School. ADD PHOTOS (2-3) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students presented nanoscience demonstrations and …

Google Expeditions: Students visit landmarks, travel to exotic locations without leaving the classroom

Virtual field trip technology supports student exploration and learning at Watervliet Elementary School WES fourth-grade students recently visited Citi Field to mark baseball’s opening day. Earlier this year, grade 5 students traveled to Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, to explore its river and beach ecosystems. These are just a few of the famous landmarks and …

WES Spirit Week

Dress Like a Teacher Day Watervliet Elementary School students began Spirit Week with Dress Like A Teacher Day, where they donned their most adult-looking attire in honor of a school educator. ADD PHOTOS The remaining themes for WES Spirit Week include: Dress Like a Rock Star on Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Super Hero Day on Thursday …

Read Across America Day 2018

WES students celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading on March 1 On Thursday, March 1, Watervliet Elementary School students, parents and teachers celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day with a “Rock Concert” featuring performances by Watervliet High School’s à capella singing group – Delta Force and resident UPK musician: Andy “THE MUSIC MAN” …

2018 Friend of Education: “Miss Geraldine”

CASDA recognizes Geraldine Ferris for service to Watervliet students and school community Geraldine Ferris, Outreach Coordinator for the Watervliet City School District, received a Friend of Education Award from the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) in February. CASDA presented this award during its annual Friends of Education Dinner to recognize the contributions of individuals …

Meet the first grade team

First grade gears up for big project First grade teachers have many learning activities planned for students in February to coincide with such events as the Winter Olympics, Lincoln’s birthday and Chinese New Year. “There’s a lot happening the week before the winter recess,” said teacher Christine Goodell. March, however, is an even much busier …

Temporary bus runs added due to sub-zero temperatures

Due to the frigid temperatures this week, the Watervliet City School District will provide additional transportation opportunities to and from school for district walkers in grades 7-12. Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, January 5, the school district will offer transportation to and from school to walkers at the following times and locations. Please note that …

District advisory on bitter cold expected

Watervliet School District officials will continue to monitor the weather forecast for tomorrow. Weather permitting, school will open tomorrow as scheduled. Any decision to close or delay school will be made tomorrow morning. Please keep an eye on the forecast as well as on our district homepage, Facebook and Twitter for weather-related announcements and updates. …

Prekindergarten registration will take place March 12-13

Registration for Watervliet’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is scheduled for March 12-13, 2018.  The Pre-Kindergarten/Head Start program is a free, full-day program offered to children who reside in the Watervliet City School District. Program hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with breakfast and lunch included. To be eligible for the PreK program, children must be …

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