Watervliet voters approve 2019-20 school budget, Senecal re-elected to serve third term

Watervliet City School District residents Tuesday approved the proposed $28,187,000 budget for the 2019-20 school year with 189 yes votes to 99 no votes, a margin of about 68 percent. Sheri Senecal was re-elected for a third term to the Board of Education with 162 votes and will serve for another three years beginning July …

WHS students earn prestigious science scholarships, opportunities

Watervliet High School juniors have earned prestigious science scholarships: Congratulations to Morgan Tambolleo and Rubab Raza! Shout out to Steffanie Mammoser on being accepted into Union College EDGE program this summer! The Rensselaer Medal Morgan Tambolleo has been awarded the Rensselaer Medal, a scholarship opportunity through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) that recognizes successful high school …

Community to vote on $28 million school budget proposal May 21

Proposed budget maintains educational opportunities, tax levy increase below ‘cap’ On Tuesday, May 21, Watervliet City School District residents will vote on a proposed $28,187,000 budget for the 2019-20 school year. Voting will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at two polling locations: Watervliet Elementary School and the Watervliet Elks Lodge. The proposed …

WCSD seeks parent, student and staff feedback

Watervliet City School District will be gathering feedback from parents, students and staff through two voluntary surveys over the next few weeks. School Climate Survey The district is partnering with the State Education Department to pilot a U.S. Department of Education school climate survey that asks for your perspective on safety and the overall teaching …

WCSD applauds this year’s top scholars!

Congratulations to the students who have earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Class of 2019 for maintaining the highest GPAs over their four years in high school: valedictorian Jared Sierra, salutatorian Waleed Ahmed, Alexis Dykes, Madyson Sawyer, Zagham Shah, Dylan Fumarola, Mustafa Raza, Dez’Jah Mitchell, Angelina Rodriguez and Hannah Linacre. “I congratulate …

2019 grades 7-8 NYS assessments

The dates for the 2019 grades 7-8 New York State assessments will be given on the following dates: Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 English Language Arts tests Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2: Math tests May 22-23: Grades 8 Science Performance Test (one day only) Monday, June 3: Grades 8 Science Written …

Meet Allan Gadsden: Family Outreach Coordinator for Watervliet schools

Allan Gadsden was raised by a single mom in the largest housing project in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Queens, NY. Mr. Gadsden, who was officially appointed to the position of Family Outreach Coordinator for Watervliet schools, said he relates to the district’s students, many of whom are economically disadvantaged and are growing up …

2018-2019 Winter Sports Awards

The following student athletes were recognized by their coaches during Winter Sports Awards Night on Feb. 28. Congratulations to all!    Varsity Basketball (Boys) MVP – James Chestnut, Jr. MVP – Messiah Mallory MIP – Tyler Beauregard Coaches Award – Derrick Beason Varsity Basketball (Girls) MVP – Madison Soroka MVP – Makayla Milligan MIP – …

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