Homeowners must re-register to continue receiving the Basic STAR exemption. Register online at http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13/default.htm. Or via telephone (518) 457-2036; hours are Mon.-Fr., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rules have not changed for homeowners who have received the the Enhanced STAR exemption in the past.
Homeowners who received the Basic STAR exemption in the past but are now eligible for Enhanced STAR, should register for Basic STAR and visit their local assessor to verify income eligibility.
Persons who do not register by December 31, 2013 will not receive their STAR exemption in 2014.
Join Santa for breakfast at Barringer Road on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by Barringer Road PTO and is open to anyone interested in attending. Enjoy breakfast, prizes and a silent auction and shop at Santa's Gift Shop for that special present. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Kiss FM "Stuff the Bus" collection and be entered to win a special prize. (more details)
Jarvis seventh and eighth grade students are invited to attend a semi-formal Holiday Dance Friday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Gymnasium. Advance sale tickets are $4 and can be purchased from your Advisory Representative or Mr. Arcuri. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. (more details)
Central Valley School District is encouraging parents to sign up for Parent Today, a free, twice-monthly e-newsletter that provides tools and information to encourage parents to be even more engaged in their children’s education. (learn more and how to subscribe)
Kick off the holiday season with a showing of "The Grinch" on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Jarvis Auditorium. Admission is free and open to all Jarvis Middle School students and their families. (more details)
Barringer Road and Fisher third and fourth grade technology classes team up with the American Red Cross to distribute cards through the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Students created greeting cards to be sent to military troops all over the world. (full story)
Barringer Road Pre-K classes enjoyed breakfast treats in pajamas while listening to stories during the BEAR (Be Enthusiastic About Reading) Breakfast. With their favorite stuffed animal in tow, students listened to stories read by teachers and volunteer parents to kick off Thanksgiving Break. (full story)
Students learned to become champions in school and in life with a presentation of The NED Show. The show is a character education program focused on teaching three concepts: Never give up; Encourage others; and Do your best. Students were engaged through story telling, humor, and yo-yo tricks. (full story)
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, we sent phone, cell and email messages to all students' emergency contacts stating that after school activities were cancelled. We did this to let parents know where to find their students after school.
We received numerous phone calls from concerned parents who had missed the call and who did not have an answering machine or who had not yet listened to the message.
This is the system the district will use to notify you of important information concerning your child. It is critical that your contact information is correct. If you did not receive the message or would prefer to receive messages in a different fashion, please contact your child's school on Monday, Dec. 2.
Students at Fisher Elementary took their teachers' challenge to heart.
For every $200 in sales at the school Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 15-22, a lucky student would have the opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie at physical education teachers Tara Raux or Joe Patrei. In the end, students helped sell $4680 worth of books and other educational items, earning the chance to throw 23 pies!
Lucky students were chosen at random from every classroom. (see the photos)
The Utica Zoomobile made a visit to Barringer Road recently as a culminating activity to wrap a unit first grade completed on nocturnal animals. They learned about the habits of the animals and were able to meet these creatures of the night up close. (full story)
Barringer Road Elementary collected a truckful of items to benefit the Herkimer County Humane Society. The generous donations included items such as blankets, sheets, canned or dry dog/cat food, chew toys, pet treats, cat litter, cat pans, laundry detergent, bleach and cleaning supplies. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection. It will greatly help the Humane Society. (view the Herkimer Telegram article)
You can now view your Central Valley School tax bill online. The site includes your bill, full property value, assessed value and STAR exemption.
In just 45 poignant minutes, the Central Valley Academy Drama Club captured the range of student, parent and community feelings regarding the merger in their original dramatic piece entitled “Central Valley Academy: Coming Together Project” (CVA:CTP). (full story and photos)
Senior Ted Liberty is the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. (more)
In an effort to provide students with new pathways to careers and opportunities, CVA will offer its students a U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training course beginning September 2014. (learn more)
Jarvis Middle School celebrated the Month of the Young Adolescent in October and each grade level chose a community service project. Fifth grade students felt that animals are part of the community and could use our help too so they collected items which were donated to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Each item brought in counted as a home run and students could vote for which team they felt would win the World Series. Could they predict the actual outcome with their donations? (full story)
Help keep our students safe by following these procedures (view the procedures).
Christine Ruff raised learning in her social studies classes to a new level using the district's new My Big Campus online software. (full story)
Spring of 2014 will be a life-changing learning experience for Jarvis Middle School students. The fifth grade will take a one-day trip to Boston; the sixth grade will take a one-day trip to New York City; the seventh grade will take a one-day trip to Boston and the eighth grade will take an overnight trip to Philadelphia. The trips are part of a middle school plan to bring learning to life. (full story)
The American Legion is sponsoring the National High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest. It is an educational speaking contest which allows students to gain a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the rights of American Citizenship as well as developing leadership and speaking qualities. The contest is open to high school students under the age of 20. (full story)
Senior year is a busy time for everyone and you don't want to miss out on important deadlines and dates of events. Keep checking for Senior updates on the Senior Class News page.
Under New York law, parents may request the results of their children's current teacher(s) and principal(s) Annual Professional Performance Review. To request those scores, please complete an APPR results request form and submit it in person at the district office.
When the Herkimer County Humane Society made its plea for supplies for 12 neglected dogs seized from a Herkimer home, staff and students at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School stepped up to help. (full story)
Teachers and administrators from Central Valley and Herkimer Central School districts will join together in a BOCES-led consortium aimed at improving instructional practice through collaborative regional professional development, thanks to a two-year, $434,972 grant from the New York State Department of Education. Herkimer BOCES will lead the two districts in the Leaders in Educator Advancement and Development (LEAD) Consortium. (full story)
It may seem silly—everyone eats peanut butter and jelly, right? Wrong. Peanut allergies can be a serious problem for some people, causing rashes, difficulty breathing or even death. In fact, peanut allergies are the most common cause of food-related deaths. Help Central Valley become "Nut Aware" by learning more. A great place to start is this nut allergy fact sheet.
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