Student athletes volunteer as guest readers

High school seniors visit Watervliet Elementary School to read to younger students Nearly 20 high school seniors, who also are student athletes participating in fall sports, volunteered as guest readers at Watervliet Elementary School. The students visited UPK to grade 4 classrooms to read books to the young students. See more pictures on Facebook of student …

Superintendent statement

Lockouts WJSHS at WES This morning, a staff member notified a principal at Watervliet Junior-Senior High School about an alleged threat against the school. The principal immediately contacted the Watervliet Police Department to investigate. In an abundance of caution, the high school and elementary school were placed in lockout around 9:45 a.m. Classes proceeded as …

Update on lockout

District schools go into lockout due to nearby police activity Both Watervliet Elementary School and Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School were in lockout this afternoon — Wednesday, Sept. 12 — based on the recommendation of the Watervliet Police Department, as multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in the pursuit and apprehension of two suspects who were attempting …

Welcome Back WES!

Watervliet Elementary School welcomed back UPK through grade 6 students on Wednesday, Sept. 5 — the first day of the 2018-19 school year. View pictures from the first day of school at WES

All Watervliet students to have access to free school meals in 2018-19

District continues program to offer free school breakfast/lunch to all students under the Community Eligibility Provision The Watervliet City School District will continue offering free school breakfast and lunch to include all students (kindergarten to grade 12) through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) this year. This national program, overseen locally by the New York State …

WCSD, Whitney Young Health partner to offer students access to health care at school

Whitney Young Health School-Based Health Program open to students in September The mission of this new partnership between Watervliet City School District and Whitney Young Health is to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to high-quality health care whenever they need it. “We are integrating Whitney Young Health into our schools to help ensure …

State issues new health exam form

School Health News New York state has released a new School Health Examination Form that parents and doctors should use beginning July 1. Download the new form from  the State Education Department website While the state considers the 2018-19 school year to be a transition year when schools can accept ANY completed health exam form, …

Summer programs underway at WES, Colonie High School

ExTRA Summer Academy provides academic support, enrichment activities for K-8 students Summer learning is now underway in Watervliet. Watervliet’s K-8 ExTRA Summer Academy engages students in reading, math, art and physical education.   The Travel Program is off to a great start! Students work together to breakout of the EDU Boxes and earn their “travel …

Students learn about budgeting and financial decision making with help of SEFCU

In May, fourth grade students at Watervliet Elementary School were introduced to SEFCU’s challenge-based iPac learning lab: Change Your World, Making Financial Decisions. View photo gallery This unique, first-of-its-kind program introduces basic financial concepts and decision making using iPads and Apple robots to children between the ages of nine and 12 years old. The use …

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 …

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