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2011-12 School Year News Archive

All of our web stories covering exciting happenings throughout the district will be archived on this page.

 

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6.29.12

The Watervliet Wrestling Program presented a wrestling camp for students in grades 3-8 during the week of June 25 View Photo Gallery 

6.22.12

2012 Grade 6 Graduation  Read more | see photo gallery

6.21.12

2012 UPK Graduation see photo gallery

6.20.12

District receives sex offender notification read more

6.19.12

Senior named BOCES Career and Tech Center Student of the Year read more

6.19.12

2012-13 Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony  see photo gallery

6.19.12

First-grade writers celebrated See photo Gallery

6.15.12

WES Field Day 2012 see photo gallery

6.14.12

Science in the workplace REad more and see photo gallery

6.13.12

Fitness Center to close for summer read more

6.12.12

Last day of school for junior-senior high; Regents, final exams begin read more

6.8.12

HVCC announces new online learning option for high school students Read more

6.6.12

Over 95 percent of Watervliet grads plan to pursue higher education read more

6.5.12

School play slated for Thursday, June 14 Download flyer see photo gallery of rehearsal

6.4.12

Juniors earn prestigious science awards read more

6.1.12

WHS student to be an ambassador this summer read more

5.31.12

Local businesses to raise funds for WHS student Friday read more

5.24.12

Students inducted into the National Honor Society Read more, view photo gallery

5.22.12

Information available regarding 2012-2013 bus route changes read more

5.22.12

High school prepares for city parade read more

5.22.12

Second graders study life cycle of butterflies view photos

5.21.12

Students advocate for passage of bill read more

5.17.12

Seniors participated in the annual Youth Day at Watervliet City Hall May 17. see photos 

5.17.12

Watervliet student projects raise awareness of workplace safety and teens Read more and watch video

5.16.12

Groat tapped as new principal read more

5.16.12

Two elected to Board of Education read more

5.15.12

Watervliet City School District residents approved the proposed $23.1 million budget for the 2012-13 school year by a margin of 234 to 95. Read more 

5.11.12

Watervliet High School seniors perform as members of the Garnet Band for the final time on Thursday, May 10. View the photo gallery

5.11.12

Second-graders learn sign language. read more and see photos

5.9.12

The Watervliet City School District’s 2012-13 budget newsletter is in the mail. view the newsletter now

5.9.12

WVLT Channel 17 is airing a video interview with Superintendent Dr. Lori S. Caplan concerning the district’s proposed 2012-13 budget. read more

5.9.12

Voters in the Watervliet City School District next week will be asked to vote for board of education candidates. read more

5.9.12

The Watervliet High School Spring Blood Drive May 8 was a huge success. The drive collected 86 pints of blood, exceeding its goal of 77 pints. see photos

5.9.12

Nearly 50 elementary students were recognized for their participation in the Parents as Reading Partners initiative in March. read more and see photos

5.8.12

Spring Blood Drive a success. see photos 

5.8.12

One case of whooping cough confirmed at elementary school. Read more and see letter

5.4.12

The Watervliet Elementary School hosted a Hats On for Good Character fundraiser in April. read more and see photos

5.3.12

2012-13 budget public hearing set. read more

5.3.12

RPI crew team visits elementary students. read more and see photos

5.2.12

Class of 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian announced. read more

5.2.12

Check out photos from the April 27 Girls Basketball Banquet provided by Mr. Yuriy Berin. see photos

5.1.12

Students study martial arts after school with instructors from Revelation Tae Kwon Do. see photo gallery

4.30.12

The names of junior-senior high school students named to the honor and high honor rolls for the third quarter have been announced. read more

4.25.12

Parent Partnership Committee seeks input regarding helpful websites. read more

4.25.12

The artwork of Watervliet Elementary students is among those on display at the 24th annual Capital Region BOCES Art Show. see photos

4.20.12

WWII veteran shares stories of war with Watervliet High School students. read more

4.18.12

The Watervliet City School District Board of Education Tuesday, April 17, adopted a $23.1 million budget proposal for 2012-13 that stays within the state’s new property tax levy cap. read more

4.18.12

The Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum visited the Watervliet kindergarten classes providing a virtual tour of a farm. see photo gallery

4.12.12

2012-13 school budget development nearing completion. read more

4.12.12

Change in transportation could save the district $76,000, and one teaching position. read more

4.12.12

District to seek voter approval to lease buses. read more

4.11.12

Two Watervliet City School District unions have agreed to health insurance changes that will save the district nearly $100,000. read more

4.11.12

Basketball boot camp for boys from fourth through eighth grade. see photos

4.5.12

Nominating petitions are currently available for Watervliet City School District residents who want to run for one of the two board of education seats up for election May 15. read more

4.5.12

Teachers and students observe an annual tradition wearing team apparel for Major League Baseball Opening Day. view photos

4.5.12

Check out photos of sophomores getting their class of 2014 rings. see photos

4.3.12

Check out the Winter edition of The Watervliet Chronicle. read paper

3.30.12

Difficult decisions ahead in 2012-13 budget process. read more

3.29.12

Congratulations to Watervliet High School junior Ailayia Demand on being named to the Times Union Small School Girls' Basketball All-Star Team for the third time! Link to Times Union article

3.27.12

Frequently asked questions about the 2012-13 school budget. read questions and answers

3.27.12

Watervliet junior places first in regional career competition. read more

3.22.12

Character Education students lead activities with seventh  graders. read more and see photos

3.22.12

Sixth graders build wind turbines Read more and see photo gallery

3.22.12

A state test awareness night has been scheduled for April 2 for parents of children in grades 3-8. read more

3.22.12

Following spring break, grade 3-8 students across the state will take the NYS ELA and Math Assessments. Letters concerning these important tests are going home to parents. read more

3.21.12

Check out the guest post by Peta Evans on Education Speaks, a Capital Region BOCES blog devoted to thoughtful discussion of the issues shaping public education in New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond. read more

3.20.12

New parent partnership survey read more and take survey

3.21.12

Check out the guest post by Peta Evans on Education Speaks, a Capital Region BOCES blog devoted to thoughtful discussion of the issues shaping public education in New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond. read more

3.20.12

Nearly 120 Watervliet Junior-Senior High School students were honored during a new recognition program for their exemplary behavior, attendance and academic records. read more

3.19.12

Planning for the next phase of the Watervliet City School District’s renovation project is well underway. read more

3.19.12

District adopts 2012-13 calendar download basic calendar

3.19.12

Junior-Senior High School students attend leadership conference  read more

3.16.12

Career Fair a success Read more, view photos

3.14.12

Students study ancient Greece Read more and see photo gallery

3.13.12

Honor students visit local historical society  Read more, view photos

3.7.12

District struggles with budget gap read more

3.7.12

Odyssey of the Mind teams end season on high note read more

3.5.12

Fifth graders study fractions read more and see photo gallery

3.5.12

Unique eventwedding of letters Q and U—helps teach language rules read more

3.2.12

Read Across America Day Read more

3.2.12

Gourmet Foods class prepares light fare for Budget and Breakfast forum Read more, view photos

3.1.12

Congratulations to Watervliet High School junior Jordan Gleason on being selected to the WNYT All Star team. A top scorer, Gleason was the eighth boys basketball standout in the area to be recognized for his incredible skills on the court. View WNYT video

2.29.12

Watervliet students, teachers and administrators urge education equity read more

2.29.12

Students, teachers, administrators head to Albany today urging education equity read more

2.28.12

The first 100 days of school see photo gallery

2.28.12

Three Watervliet students competing in regional poetry competition  read more

2.28.12

Fitness center morning hours offered for public Read more

2.22.12

Watervliet teachers ratify new five-year contract read more

2.17.12

Mayor delivers his 2012 State of the City at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School Read More

2.17.12

Students are rewarded for reading outside the classroom read more

2.16.12

Watervliet gear on sale; proceeds support scholarship program read more

2.15.12

Check out Dr. Caplan’s recent guest post on Education Speaks, a Capital Region BOCES blog devoted to thoughtful discussion of the issues shaping public education in New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond. read more

2.9.12

Mayor shows support for schools Read Mayor Manning’s letter

2.9.12

MasterMinds team wins back-to-back matches Read more

2.8.12

Math students present research projects view top presentations

2.8.12

Coach reaches hoops milestone Read more

2.8.12

Second quarter honor roll names released read more 

2.3.12

First annual Lip Sync contest a hit with students Read more

2.2.12

District to downsize administration; Interim high school principals to shift roles read more

2.2.12

Parent partnership survey read more and take survey

2.1.12

Superintendent urges equitable distribution of state aid, mandate relief read more

2.1.12

Theresa Bradway, a music teacher at the junior-senior high school, has been named a WNYT Channel 13 Top Teacher.  read more and see photos

1.25.12

New superintendent reaching out to community read more

1.25.12

Kindergarten students celebrate the letter P see photos

1.20.12

WES annual spelling bee Read more

1.20.12

A lockdown drill at the Watervliet Elementary School was completed today with the cooperation of the Watervliet Police Department. A lockout drill at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School was also practiced this morning. These were only drills. Comprehensive lockdown drills are held periodically to help the school district, staff and students be prepared in the event of an emergency.

1.19.12

This morning a problem with the phone system disrupted incoming and outgoing calls at the elementary and junior-senior high schools. While service has been restored, some dropped calls are still being reported. Work to fix the problem continues.

1.13.12

Turnout strong for alumni wrestling event read more

1.13.12

Win, lose or draw—a friendly game of chess teaches students valuable skills Read more

1.9.12

Mr. Berin's Photography Club recently shot pictures at the Girls Varsity game vs. Holy Names and the Boys Junior Varsity game against Mechanicville. see photos

1.6.12

Money raised for girls basketball  Read more

1.5.12

Student/teacher video wins grand prize Read more

1.5.12

MasterMinds team competes view slideshow

1.4.12

Video interviews: Watervliet master teachers and state Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr.  read more

1.3.12

Interim principals named at junior-senior high school read more

12.22.11

Watervliet Book Club announces 2012 meeting dates read more

12.22.11

Bond referendum passes with 89 percent approval rating. view vote tally

12.20.11

Bond referendum passes, 234-30 read more

12.20.11

Watervliet and other local teachers achieve National Board Certification Read more

12.16.11

Residents to cast ballots on proposed $18.9 million project Tuesday, Dec. 20 Read more

12.16.11

Fourth-grade teacher receives CAPCOM Cares for Classrooms award Read more

12.15.11

Board of Education officially appoints Dr. Caplan to lead Watervliet schools Read more

12.15.11

Elementary student perform Winter Concert view slideshow

12.14.11

Watervliet educators achieve national gold standard credentials read more

12.14.11

The Watervliet Elementary School late this morning experienced a brief power outage lasting about one hour. The outage also disrupted phone service. Service was restored around noon. Emergency generators were put into operation and classes and lunch service continued throughout the outage.

12.8.11

Caplan to be next Watervliet superintendent read more

12.6.11

Watch video Q & A on proposed renovation project Read more

12.5.11

Board of education to interview two candidates for superintendent read more

12.5.11

Elks donate dictionaries to third graders read more

12.1.11

Superintendent position interviews set to begin Monday Read more

11.28.11

Superintendent search progressing Read more

11.22.11

Happy Thanksgiving view slideshows

11.21.11

Honor roll names released read more

11.21.11

Parent Portal now open for high school parents read more

11.17.11

Padalino to leave Watervliet read more

11.14.11

Mrs. Preston, Watervliet Elementary School’s new art teacher, has launched a Web page displaying some of the fantastic work her art students are creating. read more

11.10.11

District working to improve student achievement Read more

11.9.11

Interested in seeing how Watervliet school and other taxes compare to surrounding districts and municipalities? The SeeThroughNY website has a benchmarking tool that allows visitors to calculate and compare property taxes by location.

11.9.11

A lock down drill was completed Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Watervliet Junior-Senior High School with the cooperation of the Watervliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. K-9 units assisted with the drill. It was only a drill. Comprehensive lock down drills are held periodically to help the district, staff and students be prepared in the event of an emergency.

11.8.11

Investing in our buildings; investing in our future Read more

11.7.11

Emergency Alert System to be tested nationwide on Wed. Nov. 9. read more

11.4.11

Student earn anti-bullying bracelets  read more

11.2.11

School renovation project to go to voters next month; public meeting planned for Nov. 10 read more

10.31.11

City announces Halloween curfew read more

10.31.11

Halloween at Watervliet Elementary view slideshow

10.31.11

War vet honored for Halloween. Read more

10.28.11

Mrs. Geene's second-grade class is "in tent" on reading books Read more and see photos

10.27.11

Halloween celebration at the Watervliet Elementary School read more

10.26.11

New BOCES blog focuses on school issues impacting local area Read more

10.26.11

Fourth graders study habitats Read more and see photos

10.21.11

Padalino to discuss schools as assets to regional economic development Read more

10.18.11

Fourth annual Hall of Fame booklet available online Read more and download the Hall of Fame Booklet

10.18.11

District holds annual bus driver breakfast Read more and view slideshow

10.17.11

A new BOCES publication released late last week seeks to clearly explain the newly enacted property tax levy cap: Understanding New York’s Property Tax Levy Cap as it relates to public schools

10.13.11

High school students discuss diversity, discrimination with sixth graders Read more and view slideshow

10.12.11

Now it its third year, the Peaceful Bus program has had positive impact at WES. Read more and See photos 

10.7.11

Homecoming weekend: Oct. 7-8 read more

10.7.11

All students will be dismissed 15 minutes early on Friday, Oct. 7 for the district's annual Emergency Early Release Drill. The drill is required by the Commissioner of Education to test the effectiveness of the district's transportation and communication systems in the event of an emergency. The drill replaces the Emergency Early Release drill on Nov. 10 as published in the district calendar.

10.7.11

On your mark, get set, go! WES annual Apple Run is fun for kindergartners. Read more and see photos

10.7.11

WES second-graders get a tasty treat for reading during summer vacation. Read more

10.5.11

The role of school resource officer at the Watervliet Elementary School has expanded. The officer hopes to establish relationships with students and parents early on. Read more

10.3.11

Harry Tucker plaque to be dedicated Read more

9.30.11

Staff development half-day focuses on Common Core Standards Read more

9.28.11

Smoke caused by the cutting of wood in a technology class set off the Watervliet Junior-Senior High School fire alarm shortly after 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Watervliet Fire Department responded to the scene. Students were allowed back into the building a short time later.

9.27.11

The WES after school program began Monday, Sept. 26. Meetings of the drama, computer and boys' intramural clubs were on tap for the first day.  See Photos

9.22.11

During the past few days, in observance of Constitution Day and the school’s own Constitution, students at Watervliet Elementary signed their names to a school-wide behavior agreement. Read More 

9.16.11

New school facilities project being considered Read more

9.16.11

Friday, Sept. 16 was WES picture day. Picture day at the WJSHS is set for Thursday, Sept. 22. See photos

9.13.11

Congratulations to nine former student athletes and coaches, and the 1996 football team on being inducted into the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame. More information and reservation form

9.13.11

WHS Fitness Center opens to public Monday, Sept. 19 Fitness Center Handbook and membership application

9.12.11 

On 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, Watervliet students remember, learn Read More

9.11.11

750 WES students joined together to create a remembrance quilt for the 9.11 anniversary. The poster board quilt is currently on display outside the school cafeteria. See photos.

9.9.11

Watervliet Elementary School students who ride the bus to school every day participated in a bus evacuation drill on Friday, Sept. 9. View slideshow 

9.9.11

Be respectful. Be responsible. Be safe. Be honest. This first week of school Watervliet students participated in the first grade-level gatherings of the new year to review and practice school-wide and classroom expectations and etiquette. View slideshow! 

9.7.11

Students return to class. Check out a gallery of photos of students returning to WJSHS.
VIEW SLIDESHOW

9.7.11

The rain didn't appear to dampen the back-to-school spirit at the WES as students returned for the first day of classes Sept. 7. See photos.

9.6.11 

Kindergarten Open House See Photos 

8.26.11

Kindergarten Open House is at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. View Flyer

8.26.11

Guest speaker shares stories to inspire incoming grade 7 students Read More

8.19.11

Class of 2015 orientation helps prepare 9th graders for coming school year Read More

8.10.11

Summer learning program reinforces, builds skills Read More

8.5.11

The Watervliet Police Department has informed the district that a Level 3 sex offender has moved into our community. More information

8.4.11

NYSED to reinstate January 2012 Regents Exams Read more

7.26.11

Looking for supply lists for this fall? Look no further! See lists

6.16.11

Beginning in September 2011, the Watervliet School District will no longer be contracting with CDTA for transportation of our students attending WJSHS Read More

 

 

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