Winter Recess: Feb. 18-22

School is closed from Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 22 for winter break. Enjoy your time off! We will welcome students and staff back on Monday, Feb. 25 when classes resume.

Cannoneer wrestlers featured in Times Union as they prepare for sectionals

Good luck to the varsity wrestling team and coaches this weekend as they compete in the Section II Class C sectionals at Corinth High School. A recent Times Union article features interviews with senior wrestlers Owen Lyons and Sterling Spoon, as well as Coach Dennis Lane. Read the article

WHS students grow vegetables, herbs in mid-winter

Q. How does a garden grow at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School? A. Hydroponics! Students in Matthew Saucier’s Energy Systems class are growing peas, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, peppers, herbs and more using a nutrient-rich solution and water. No soil needed! Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water without soil. The water must be enriched …

Wellness Fair planned for January 15

Looking for ways to improve your health or just stay healthy in 2019? Stop by the school district’s annual Wellness Fair on Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School for information about mindfulness, fitness, mental health, stress management, and more. The event is open to the community and will feature interactive …

Changes recommended for recognizing student achievement

In the 2017-2018 school year, a committee was established to examine what criteria colleges and universities are seeking in applicants. The mission of the committee was to identify the key components that colleges look for in prospective college applicants, and implement a system that increases, rather than limits, post-secondary school options for students. The committee’s …

Familiar face returns to WES as school leader

Kelly Webster selected as new elementary principal During its meeting on Dec. 13, the Board of Education appointed Kelly Webster to the position of principal at Watervliet Elementary School, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Mrs. Webster is the current assistant principal at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School, but is a familiar face at the elementary school, having …

Principal letter about Regents 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. If your child is slated to take a January Regents, we ask that you strongly encourage your child to attend the review sessions, which will help prepare them to be successful on …

Regents Review Class Schedule for January 2019 Exams

To help students prepare for the January 2019 Regents exams, math, science and social studies teachers in grades 9–12 will offer after-school review classes. Students taking Regents exams next month are encouraged to attend. A schedule of the review classes is listed below: English, math, science, social studies English Review Classes The English Department will offer specific skills …

Correction to district calendar

Please note: The upcoming holiday recess is from Monday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3.

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