ENL feast at WJSHS celebrates gratitude

Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School hosted a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner featuring sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and a Halal turkey for our English language learners (ELLs). The event, coordinated by English as a New Language (ENL) teachers, celebrated the cultural experience of gathering together for the holiday meal, as ELL students also brought in traditional dishes prepared …

Harlem Wizards basketball team to bring game to WCSD in December!

Get ready for trick hoops and alley oops as the Harlem Wizards take on our Watervliet Cannoneers all-star faculty and staff in an EPIC basketball showdown on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harry Tucker gymnasium! The world-famous Harlem Wizards will bring their high-flying dunks and mad basketball skills to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High …

Albany County Stop DWI presents eye-opening lesson to WJSHS students

Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School students recently participated in an eye-opening experience to increase their awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. During physical education and health classes, a presentation by the Albany County Stop DWI program used fatal vision goggles to demonstrate for students the dangerous effects of alcohol and drugs. Student after student struggled …

Building Cannoneer Culture One Month at a Time

Grades 6-8 Students of the Month for October 2022 “Cannoneer Culture” continues to grow! During a recent assembly, 12 more students in grades 6-8 were recognized for being selected “Cannoneer Culture — Student of the Month” as their classmates, teachers and staff offered a thunderous round of applause. In addition to their award certificate and …

Students explore science aboard the BioBus

Students hopped aboard the BioBus during a recent visit to Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School and had an opportunity to explore biology through a different lens, literally. While on the bus, grade 7 Life Science classes and high school Living Environment students used high-powered microscopes to observe daphnia and other minute multicellular organisms that live in …

Recognizing our school principals

Before October comes to a close, we want to recognize our school principals and assistant principals for their hard work and their support of students and staff, as well as their dedication to every student, every day. We value their leadership during #National Principals Month and throughout the school year! WJSHS: Jessie Richards, Principal (center); …

Instant Admissions Day: WHS seniors complete applications process for immediate acceptance to HVCC

Watervliet High School seniors had an opportunity to complete the college application process free of charge and be accepted on the spot to Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) for the Fall 2023 semester during Instant Admissions Day. Thirty college-bound seniors met with HVCC admissions counselors to complete their applications and learn more about the academic …

Real Kids Wear Pink at Watervliet City Schools to raise funds for a good cause!

Watervliet City Schools was one of many districts and businesses throughout the Capital Region to take part in the Real Kids Wear Pink campaign that benefits the American Cancer Society. Our WES Student Ambassadors, with the assistance of advisers, organized the district’s “Real Kids Wear Pink” Day on Friday, October 21. Students and staff at …

WHS student inducted as SkillsUSA officer at BOCES Career & Technical Education Center

A Watervliet High School senior is among the 16 scholars who will lead the SkillsUSA chapter of the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center in Albany.  Yohanan Bryant, who studies Building Trades II at the CTE Albany Campus, was inducted as the SkillsUSA Photographer for the 2022-23 school year along with other new …

WCSD celebrates School Board Recognition Week

School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 17-21) celebrates and promotes awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members across New York. We proudly recognize our local board members for their commitment and service to the Watervliet school community. “Our board members dedicate significant hours supporting our schools by working through issues and …

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