District to offer free breakfast, lunch for students during December break

Watervliet schools are offering free breakfast and lunch during the December break for all students from our Early Prekindergarten (3 year-old) program up through grade 12. Meals will be served at the Watervliet Elementary School cafeteria on the following days during the holiday recess: Monday, Dec. 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Friday, Dec. 27 Monday, Dec. …

Longtime secretary and district retiree named CASDA Friend of Education

Donna Belokopitsky recognized for 40 years of service to students and schools When a staff member dedicates most of their adult life supporting students and schools, it’s safe to say they are more than deserving of being called a Friend of Education. Her approximately 40 years of service makes Donna Belokopitsky a BFF to Watervliet …

Date change for December Board of Education meeting

New date for December Board meeting Please note the date of the December Board of Education meeting has been changed. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. instead of Thursday, Dec. 12

Best-selling author, educator shares inspiring message with ninth-grade students about the power of writing

Watervliet ninth graders joined their peers from the Cohoes, Lansingburgh and Waterford-Halfmoon school districts on Monday, Oct. 28 for an inspirational message shared by acclaimed educator and best-selling author Erin Gruwell. Her journey as an educator began in the mid-1990s when Ms. Gruwell taught English to 150 at-risk students at Woodrow Wilson High School in …

Albany Patroons talk success with sport management students at WHS

Fresh off a championship season, members of the Albany Patroons basketball organization took time out to speak with students in Peter Gaddy’s Sport Management class. Head coach Derrick Rowland, general manager Michael Corts and point guard Jerel Scott visited Watervliet High School to share their personal stories, experiences and wisdom about the game, education and …

Grades 7-12 interim reports now available on Parent Portal

First quarter interim reports for grades 7-12 students are posted on the Parent Portal. Letters have been sent home notifying parents of students whose interim grades show they are struggling academically. The district offers after-school support for students who may need it. Homework help is available after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays in the …

Grade 8 students, families invited to Capital Region P-TECH information events

Recruitment underway for the 2020-21 school year Current eighth graders interested in getting on the fast track to a high school diploma, earning a college degree in a high-tech field at NO COST and being first in line for a job with industry partners should consider learning more about Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early …

Spanish 4: Getting WHS students ready for the future

Watervliet High School students are excelling in foreign language and by the time they are seniors, many are taking Spanish 4, a college-level course taught by Rebecca Sweeney. Upon successful completion of Spanish 4, students earn three (3) college credits through Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and many fulfill their foreign language requirement for college …

Educators explore theme of social emotional learning, building community during professional development

The Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 30 focused on social emotional learning and community building as teachers and staff took a deeper dive into such topics as restorative circles and practices with Mediation Matters and Building a Caring School Environment with the National Coalition Building Institute. Assistant Superintendent Don Stevens with the support of the …

College Caravan makes its annual stop at WHS

Watervliet High School juniors and seniors had an opportunity to speak with admission representatives from 20 colleges on Friday, Sept. 20 during the College Caravan, a mobile college fair organized each year by the Capital District Counseling Association. Representatives from a variety of schools — community colleges and trade schools to public and private four-year …

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