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 …

Annual WES Spelling Bee

Fourth graders vie for championship Watervliet Elementary School student Ava Lindley was crowned Spelling Bee champion on January 12. After sparring nearly 20 rounds with fellow fourth-grader David Kayembe, Ava clinched the title by spelling the word, “altitude” correctly. Ava is in Mrs. Lance’s classroom, while second-place finisher David is in Ms. Williams’ class. Ava …

Ugly Sweater Contest 2017

Students, staff get decked out for sweater contest Watervliet Elementary School students and staff members were decked out in the least attractive holiday sweaters they could find or make, in some cases, for the school’s Ugly Sweater Contest. Iconic holiday images such as reindeer, gingerbread men, elves, snowmen and the Grinch adorned many of the …

Meet the kindergarten team

Keeping with tradition: Thanksgiving feast offers kindergarten students chance to sample traditional holiday fare Kindergarten teachers and students enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 20, a tradition that has grown from individual classroom celebrations to a grade-level gathering. History of kindergarten celebration Teacher Rebecca Cioffi remembers similar celebrations from her days in elementary school. …

Thanksgiving Celebration 2017

Kindergarten students had an early taste of Thanksgiving as they enjoyed a feast of turkey, cranberry sauce, veggies and fruit, corn bread, pumpkin pie and more with their teachers and friends before the holiday recess. View photos 

WES Halloween Parade 2017

Elementary students get into the spirit for annual march Family members gathered outside Watervliet Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 31 to watch as students dressed as witches, zombies, Disney princesses, superheroes and other creepy creatures and cute characters marched in the annual Halloween parade. View Facebook photo album

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