Schools, district offices closed Monday, January 20

Watervliet City schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21. A reminder that Regents exams begin at the high school on Tuesday.   View exam schedule

Grade 8 students “get credit” for creative writing

Students in Megan Matuszek’s 8th grade careers and financial management classes recently completed a writing project to wrap up a unit on credit. The credit story writing competition allowed students to be creative and practice writing skills while also showing their understanding of the concepts they learned. “For this project, my students had to develop …

Additional P-TECH open houses scheduled in January

Responding to parent and student demand, two additional open houses will be offered in January 2020 for eighth graders interested in  learning more about the Capital Region BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). The open houses are scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen and Thursday, …

Principal letter about January exams and review classes

Dear Parents, Students and Guardians, As the mid-year approaches, our teachers and staff are planning for January Regents, mid-terms and mandatory review sessions. I met with each student eligible to take a January Regents to discuss the importance of review classes and putting forth their best effort. If your child is slated to take a …

Statistics students collect data, present findings on famous statisticians

HVCC Statistics students were hard at work the week before the holiday break on a project that required no numerical calculations. High school math teacher Camelia Sofrone’s students collected data on the most influential statisticians in history and then presented their findings to classmates.  For his project, Kyle Parker researched Karl Pearson who introduced the …

Cannoneer wrestler featured on WNYT as Vent Fitness High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations Peyton White on being recognized as the Vent Fitness High School Athlete of the Week! The Watervliet High School senior, a captain of the varsity wrestling team, was featured this week on WNYT Sports. The Athlete of the Week program recognizes local student athletes who demonstrate leadership, dedication and perseverance in the classroom and …

Board of Education adopts capital project resolution, public vote set for February 4, 2020

At its meeting on Dec. 10, the Board of Education adopted a resolution for $9.99 million in capital improvements for Watervliet Junior-Senior High School and Watervliet Elementary School. The resolution will allow the district to bring a proposed capital project totaling $9,996,825 to a public vote on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The no-frills project would …

English Language Learners share in Thanksgiving feast

Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School’s English Language Learners (ELL) got a “Taste of Thanksgiving” on Tuesday, November 26 when teachers and staff brought in their favorite holiday dishes to share. All 38 ELL students were invited to participate in the Thanksgiving feast that featured turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all the traditional fixings. “Many of our …

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 …

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