The Town of Warwick includes three villages (Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick) and five hamlets (Amity, Bellvale, Edenville, New Milford and Pine Island).
Warwick is home to Applefest, an annual fall harvest celebration, featuring food and craft vendors, local non-profit exhibitors, music and more.
Organizations wishing to promote events, activities, programs, etc. via WVCSD Communications should refer to the guidelines first. If your promotion fits these guidelines, send information ONLY in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
for the Communications Guidelines chart (revised 11/11/11) (pdf).
Community Services and Policies
Click here to find out more about Buildings and Grounds use, visitor policies, working papers and more.
Continuing Education Program
The Warwick Valley Central School District offers the community a schedule of classes each Fall and Spring. Fall course registration takes place in September, and Spring course registration takes place in January.for more info.
Students - Need Community Service Hours?
to view a list of current teen volunteer opportunities.
E-Backpack for Community Flyers
To see flyers for community organization events and activities,for the WVCSD e-Backpack for Community Flyers page.
Community News and Resources
WVCSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN “COINS TO FIGHT HUNGER” DRIVE
March, 2013 - MANY thanks to those in the Warwick elementary school communities who participated in the “Coins for Hunger” activity. Warwick's elementary school students & families collectively donated $608.45 in coins to help fight hunger in our own community, as the number of hungry children and families in the Town of Warwick continues to rise each year. WVCSD sponsored a "Coins to Fight Hunger" drive to support the efforts of the recent "Empty Bowls" fundraiser hosted by the District. “Empty Bowls” proceeds will benefit organizations, encompassing the entire Town of Warwick, that provide food or meals to those in need. For more information about Empty Bowls, go to: www.warwickvalleyemptybowls.org.
WVHS JUNIOR RECEIVES GRANT TO FIGHT HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY
Community dinner on Global Youth Service Day
March 4, 2013 - In connection with Warwick Valley Empty Bowls
2013, WVHS junior Victoria Garloch has created a Youth Service
America project to help fight hunger in our community.
Victoria’s project will occur on April 26, 2013 in the Warwick
Community Kitchen located at Vision Community Church in the
former Pine Island Elementary School. Dinner will be offered
to children and adults in need of a hot meal and a take home
lunch for the following day, as well as anyone else who wishes
to join. Volunteers will help prepare and serve the meal.
Activities will be offered for children, including a Girl
Scout troop that has been formed to serve children who
regularly attend other monthly dinners offered at the church.
Part of the project is to make the community aware that the dinner is on Global Youth Service Day and what that means. The event will be publicized, and thirty volunteers are expected to staff the dinner. Victoria will ask for donations of non-perishable foods from those guests who are able to contribute, with the items collected being donated to a local food pantry. Victoria was awarded a $500 grant by Sodexo Foundation to provide funding for her project, and generously offered to contribute $50 to Empty Bowls 2013.
SUCCESSFUL WARWICK VALLEY "EMPTY BOWLS" 2013
Third annual benefit event for local food organizations raised over $38,000!
family fun fundraiser to help those in need of food
assistance was held at Warwick Valley High School on Sat.,
March 9 from 5-8 pm.
The event featured live music, student musicians, kids’ games & activities, pottery demos, kids' "make it & take it" pottery projects, silent auction and a community meal of gourmet soups, bread, cookies & beverage. Additional “family-friendly” food was available. A limited number of handmade pottery bowls were available for purchase.
Click here for more information.
Click here for Empty Bowls '13 flyer (pdf).
WVHS NHS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SANDY HOOK RAISES OVER $2400
Feb. 1, 2013 - The WVHS National Honor Society hosted a benefit concert for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, featuring an evening of music by current students. NHS covered all the costs associated with putting on the show, so all money collected went directly to those in need. NHS members send a big thank you to all who attended our concert and/or donated to this wonderful cause.
INTERACT HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE - MANY THANKS FOR YOUR DONATIONS!
Dec., 2012 - The WVHS Interact Club gave the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry hundreds of food items, as well as food to feed 25 local families, for the holiday season. Our students worked diligently to fill, pack, move and load the boxes to the front of the high school and into the delivery van. They knew families were counting on them, and felt so good that they were helping someone this holiday season. The Interact Club thanks everyone who helped make this possible -- your donations were greatly appreciated.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES - 2013 DATES
Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our region need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply.
Upcoming 2013 drives sponsored by Community Blood Services are held the first and third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dorothy C. Wilson Education Center (next to the Warwick Valley Middle School) on the following dates:
|May - 16
June - 6, 20
July - 18
Aug. - 1, 15
|Sept. - 5, 19
Oct. - 3, 17
Nov. - 7, 21
Dec. - 5, 19
A HAND TO THOSE
DISPLACED BY HURRICANE SANDY
Nov., 2012 - On Nov. 13 & 14, community
members dropped off donated items for those in need due to
damage from Hurricane Sandy.
District staff and students helped coordinate the effort, including signage, collection and sorting. Community members will transport the donated items to areas of need in New York and
Local business' effort supports school groups
Sept. 20, 2012 - The Warwick Valley High School Orchestra recently added $500 to its general fund this week, through a fundraising effort by Kitchen & Bath Works in Warwick..
REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR A VERY IMPORTANT SCHOOL TOOL -
A PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD!
Making regular use of the library is one of the best ways a student can achieve his or her academic goals
As your family prepares for a new school year, make sure that
every student has one of the most important school supplies
of all: an Albert Wisner Public Library card. To help
students succeed with a steady stream of assignments, from
doing homework and making presentations to studying for tests
-- a library card is the key to opening a toolbox full of
resources to help students, parents and teachers. With it,
students are connected to over three million items. They can
borrow books, digital books and music, DVDs, magazines and
more, all for FREE. Their library card also provides access
to the Library’s computers and online resources available on
the library’s website -- all accessible at the Library or at
home. The Library also provides instruction on the use of
Applications are available at the library, or click here for an online application.
THE CLOTHING CLOSET & THE HOPE CHEST
A community resource for those in need - open to the public!
The Clothing Closet has clothes,
shoes, books and toys FREE OF CHARGE for those in need.
The Hope Chest sells designer clothing, shoes, art,
housewares and services for a fraction of their retail value.
The Clothing Closet & the Hope Chest are located at 20 School House Rd., Pine Island in the former Pine Island Elementary School.
Thursday - 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
and during the monthly Community Kitchen dinners.
All proceeds from the Hope Chest support the clothing bank and other ministries of Vision Community Church in Warwick.
NAMED HUDSON VALLEY
GRAND PRIZE WINNER IN MSG VARSITY/CABLEVISION POWER TO LEARN
"CHARITY CHAMPIONS 2012" PROGRAM
Senator David Carlucci, Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton & Mayor Michael Newhard join MSG Varsity/Cablevision in presenting school with $5,000 for Empty Bowls
May 6, 2012 - MSG Varsity and Cablevision’s Power to Learn, along with Senator David Carlucci, Warwick Town Supervisor Mike Sweeton and Village Mayor Michael Newhard, recently recognized students at Warwick Valley High School as the Westchester/Hudson Valley Grand-Prize winners for their participation in Charity Champions, a program developed by Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. The school was presented with $5,000 to be donated, through Community 2000, to Warwick Valley Empty Bowls 2012.
EMPTY BOWLS '12 - FIGHTING LOCAL HUNGER
Second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser held at WVHS raises over $38,000 - one bowl at a time
May 7, 2012 - The annual Empty Bowls
event to fight hunger in our community took place Sun., May 6
at Warwick Valley High School. The second annual event
raised $38,670 to benefit five local food organizations
WARWICK VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED
Community organization created to support the school district
Feb. 2012 - The Warwick Valley School District continues to face very challenging times, with continued cuts in state aid, a new tax levy limit, increased fixed costs, unfunded mandates and a $3.6 million budget gap. In acknowledgement of these dire economic times, the WVCSD administration and Board of Education support the establishment of an education foundation under the non-profit umbrella of Community 2000. Money raised by an Education Foundation is one way to help bridge the gap. Click here for more information and to view a short presentation.
LIONS QUEST LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR TEENS
Free program sponsored by the Warwick Lions Club helps teens learn to make healthy choices
The Warwick Valley Community Center is continuing its
commitment to help our adolescents THRIVE! We will be
offering "The Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence...Out of
School Time." This successful leadership program addresses
issues with preteen and teens such as Skills for "Making
Healthy Choices" units covering drug, alcohol and tobacco
use; interactive, student-focused lessons; sessions on anger,
conflict and stress management; and cross-curricular
activities to encourage team-teaching. This extensive
curriculum has been expanded to help students manage conflict
and anger and to help them deal with the critical issue of
bullying. Thanks to the Warwick Lions Club we can offer this
program to our kids completely FREE of charge! Begins Oct. 3
at 3:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is a must! Please call 845-986-6422.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFIED U.S. VETERANS
For veterans who were unable to complete their secondary education
April, 2012 - Any veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam War and who was unable, for any reason, to complete a secondary education, may be awarded a local diploma at no charge, based on recently reauthorized regulations. Veteran must be a NYS resident. The next of kin of a deceased veteran may also apply for and receive such diploma, on behalf of the deceased. Click here for information, qualifications and required paperwork (pdf). If qualified, contact Mrs. J. Curtin, Secretary to WVHS Principal, at 845-987-3000 x12511 to make arrangements.
LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS RECRUIT FUTURE LEADERS FOR PEACE FELLOWSHIP - WVHS ALUMS INVITED TO APPLY
Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
Jan., 2012 - Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. To learn more, click here for a flyer (pdf) and go to www.rotary.org/rotarycenters.
MAKING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES AT WORK
Making healthy lifestyle choices at work on a daily and
weekly basis can accumulate into significant health and
wellness benefits over time. By taking steps to
incorporate good nutrition, physical activity, and effective stress management into the work week, you will likely experience an increase in your energy level as well as
improved health and well-being. Click here for more information (pdf).
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH INTERESTING CAREERS
Not-for-profit Warwick Day Care Center is looking for volunteers with interesting careers to be guest speakers for the children. Come and describe your careers to the children (aged 4-5)! If you are interested, please call 845-986-4706 or email email@example.com.
AFTER-SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP AT WISNER
The Albert Wisner Public Library has an After-School Resource Room program. The activity room in the Children’s Department is available most afternoons and evenings for QUIET study and homework help. WVHS students volunteering as “Homework Buddies” assist students in Grades K-5 with their homework. Current hours are Mon. and Tues. from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Extra hours may be added if needed. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ms. Stacy Kraai at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-986-1047 ext. 4.