Oct. 30, 2014 - To help inspire students to get creative for the PTA's annual arts competition, "Reflections," an evening of the arts called "Artapalooza" was held on October 23 at Warwick Valley Middle School. Students learned to create their own artwork in various categories from visual to musical at the fun PTA-sponsored event.
Voters to decide on $2 billion ‘Smart Schools’ bond November 4
Oct. 28, 2014 - When New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in addition to candidates for office, they will decide on a $2 billion bond referendum that would provide each school district with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements that could also include classroom space for prekindergarten programs.
Oct. 2014 - The weather was perfect and spirits were running high for Homecoming on Sat., Oct. 25. Click to see photos from the parade and the football game.
Come see the WVHS Drama Club's fall play: "The Iliad, The
Odyssey, And All Other Greek Mythology In
99 Minutes or Less!"
Performances on Nov. 7 & 8 at the Theatre at WVHS
This show puts a comedic twist on all your favorite Greek tales, and best of all it only takes 99 minutes *or less*. It will be performed at WVHS under the direction of Noreen Hanson. Don't miss it! Showtimes are: Fri., Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission. Click here for flyer (pdf).
WVCSD will hold public vote for capital project
Project would require no tax increase
Oct. 21, 2014 - At the Mon., Oct. 20 Board of Education Work Session, members of the Board voted to move forward with a proposed capital project. Information was presented by engineer Jack Eisenbach and WVCSD Assistant Superintendent for Business Timothy Holmes. The district will hold a referendum on Dec. 9 for voter approval for the project.
WVHS students paint the town pink
Oct. 14, 2014 - Middle school art teacher Mrs. Nicole Heller and a group of high school students created pink paper ribbons for the third annual Pink Friday. After school, they hung the ribbons in the shop windows throughout town to show the support of our village for breast cancer awareness. As you walk or drive through town take a moment to notice these beautiful pink ribbons to support an excellent cause.
Warwick School District hosted successful Google for Education Summit
Oct. 17, 2014 - More than 200 educators attended the first annual Hudson Valley Google for Education Summit, hosted by the Warwick Valley Central School District at the Kings Elementary School building on October 23 & 24, 2014. This two day event focused on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program featured Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, practicing administrators, technology specialists and teachers who have made Google Apps for Education the foundation of their collaboration and instruction. While the event was not geared for students, seven female students taking engineering and robotics classes at Warwick Valley High School were invited to drop in to talk with women in technology fields. The Summit was jointly presented by the WVCSD and the EdTech Team (edtechteam.com). For more information, contact Jennifer Cronk at email@example.com. Click here to view a photo gallery of MS students creating signs for the event.
Successful "Fair Funding for Our Schools" advocacy forum
Oct. 1, 2014 - Advocacy doesn't end when the event is over. Please help us continue the effort to end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which hurts New York's public schools. Be part of the action! Take a moment to sign the petition at left, (to be delivered to the Board of Regents, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo) telling our state leaders to provide fair and equitable funding for our schools. Click the red "SIGN PETITION" button, and add your name to the growing list of Mid-Hudson area residents who want to see an end to the GEA. Click here to view the presentation by Billy Easton of Alliance for Quality Education (AQE).
Assemblyman James Skoufis joins Fair Funding advocates in calling for repeal of GEA
Oct. 1, 2014 - After attending the Fair Funding advocacy event held in Middletown Sept. 30, Assemblyman James Skoufis issued a press release (pdf) saying, “The Gap Elimination Adjustment has placed a huge burden on Hudson Valley schools, children and taxpayers,” said Assemblyman Skoufis. Click to read the press release in its entirety. (pdf)
Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
Sept. 22, 2014 - What is EV-D68 and how many cases have been confirmed?
Seasonal influenza information
Sept. 22, 2014 - Local resources and information about seasonal flu.
Warwick Valley Central School District to host Special Olympics Team for training
Sept. 9, 2014 - The WVCSD is pleased to host the Parents Run AMOC (Autism Move-A-Thon of Orange County) Special Olympics Team for training.
State assessment scores show progress
Scores based on the second year of Common Core assessments
August, 2014 - Recently, the New York State Department of Education released district and school results for the English and math assessments that students in grades three through eight took in the spring of 2014. Dr. David Leach, Superintendent of Schools, said the overall test results “reveal momentum toward meeting the new standards, as proficiency levels increased a combined 4.2% over last year’s results.”
July 15, 2014 - Start off the 2014-15 school year in the know! The Parent Portal will give you secure online access to your students' attendance, schedule and report card grades. If you have not already done so, now would be a great time to sign up! Parent - Student - School communication is a proven path for academic success! Click here to access the registration form and information document.
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. David Leach
P.O. Box 595
Warwick, NY 10990-0595
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