EVOLVE: A Year of Growth and Discovery

This year, Watervliet introduced an innovative alternative education program called ‘EVOLVE’ for high school students who have struggled with success in the traditional school setting. This program offers a supportive environment with smaller class sizes, allowing for more personalized attention to help students excel academically while building meaningful connections with teachers and their peers. As …

WHS students share their prose in the 2nd Annual Capital Region Poetry Slam

Three Watervliet High School students competed in the 2nd Annual Capital Region Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 11, at the Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer. Kharyn Acosta, a ninth grader, recited an original poem, “To My Older Brother,” while 11th graders Abdullah Hodge and Rayan Ahmed collaborated on the poem, “Constitution of the Students.” The …

Varsity baseball player strikes out 21 to set new school record

Congratulations to varsity baseball player Zayden Crouse for his 21 strikeout game vs. Berlin-New Lebanon. On April 6, the 11th grader pitched 7 and 2/3rd innings striking out 21 batters This accomplishment breaks the previous school record of 19 in a game, and also ties him for second best all time within Section 2 as …

Student Athletes of the Month – March 2024

Throughout the school year, Watervliet Athletics will feature student athletes who demonstrate exemplary achievement in their respective sports. Student athletes are recognized for demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout their respective sports seasons. Nominated by their coaches in March 2024, our Athletes of the Month are Makenzie Ryan and Zayden Crouse. Congratulations! Makenzie Ryan — Varsity Softball …

Catching up with Cannoneer Culture Students of the Month

Another two dozen (+1) students were recognized for demonstrating the “Cannoneer Culture” values during the months of January and February. The Cannoneer Culture initiative was introduced to celebrate grades 6-8 students whose efforts help improve the overall school climate at Watervliet Junior High School. Throughout the school year, teachers and staff nominate a total of …

Board of Education adopts proposed 2024-25 school budget

Proposal maintains programs, services, staffing; provides additional learning opportunities and supports for students During its regular meeting on April 9, the Watervliet Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a proposed $41,394,000 budget for the 2024-25 school year. The school budget proposal represents a $3.6 million, or 9.6%, increase compared with the current-year budget. The …

Calendar Updates: half day April 8, no school May 24

Please be aware of the following changes to the Watervliet City School District calendar. Watervliet schools will dismiss early on Monday, April 8, due to the solar eclipse. Teachers and staff will remain for planning and other professional learning during the afternoon. Students will dismiss at the following times on April 8: Prekindergarten — 11 …

Watervliet High School junior commands the podium at Capital Region BOCES Women in the Trades event

LaJay York, an 11th grader from Watervliet High School,  spoke to dozens of female ninth and 10th graders about her experience in the Capital Region BOCES Welding and Metal Fabrication program. LaJay was among a handful of current Career and Technical Education students to present their perspectives during a recent Women in the Trades celebration …

Watervliet K-8 artwork represented in Empire State Plaza Art Show

For the second year, the Watervliet City School District is represented at the  annual Empire State Plaza Art Show in Albany, which will host an artists’ reception for students and families on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. The student art show is presented in conjunction with Youth Art Month, a month used to celebrate …

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