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District news

Board of Education adopts proposed budget for 2014-15

Public vote set for May 20

April 22, 2014 - At a Special Meeting of the Board of Education April 21, board members adopted an $84 million budget proposal for the 2014-15 school year. Click here for information about budget reductions and additions that are part of the budget proposal.

Memorial Day holiday extended

Schools will be closed Mon., May 26 and Tues., May 27

April 24, 2014 – Because the district did not use all its allotted snow days this past winter, the Memorial Day holiday will be extended by one day. Schools will be closed on Tues., May 27 in addition to Mon., May 26. Please mark this change on your family calendar.

Heroes in Teaching award - 2013-14"Heroes in Teaching" award - 2013-14 nominees announced

April 23, 2014 - The Heroes in Teaching Award, sponsored by a local family, is designed to recognize the impact of excellent teaching on students in the Warwick Valley Central School District. Each year, graduating WVHS seniors are given the opportunity to nominate a teacher for this award, sharing how a particular teacher has impacted their academic career and helped them achieve academic excellence. The winner will be announced at the May 12, 2014 Board of Education Meeting. Click here to see this year's teacher nominees!

WVMS Master Teacher, Tracey WatersWVMS science teacher Tracey Waters named
a New York State Master Teacher

April 14, 2014 - NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the selection of 215 educators from all ten regions of the state to expand the first cohort of New York State Master Teachers in STEM areas. Included in the list is WVMS science teacher Tracey Waters. Said Governor Cuomo, "The Master Teacher Program creates a community of teacher experts dedicated to providing a first-rate learning experience for students across New York, and contributes to our efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest in our STEM classrooms." More (pdf of Governor's announcement, plus details)

A note about community use of school grounds...

April 17, 2014 - As unfortunate incidents around the country have made us all aware, school security cannot be taken lightly by any school district. In order to strengthen the security of our school campuses, individuals who do not work for or attend Warwick Valley schools are not permitted on any district grounds while school is in session. This includes regular weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The community is welcome to use the track and walk the grounds (no dogs, please!) during school holidays and over the summer.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ticket artwork for Willy Wonka The WVMS Drama Club to present "Willy Wonka" on April 25 & 26

April 10, 2014 - Come see the Middle School Drama Club perform "Willy Wonka" at the Theater at Warwick Valley High School. Performances will be Fri., April 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., April 26, at
1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. To order tickets, please call 987-3100, ext. 22364. Come and see our World of PURE IMAGINATION!

Poster designed to promote the Art Show and Chair AuctionDon't miss the annual district-wide art show (and Chair Auction!)
Friday, May 2

April 14, 2014 - The Warwick Valley Central School District art department will sponsor its annual gallery-hopping art show on Fri., May 2. The elementary and middle school art show will be held at the District Office from 5-6:30 p.m. Then hop up to the high school lobby for the "Rock-n-Roll Art Show and Chair Auction," beginning at 6 p.m. More

Click poster at left to view it larger.

2014-15 Student Calendar available

April 8, 2014 - The student calendar for the 2014-15 school year (pdf) was approved by the Board of Education at the April 7, 2014, regular meeting of the Board.

Odyssey of the Mind Team will go to World competiton 2014Warwick Odyssey of the Mind team raises funds for trip to World Finals competition

 Will hold car wash on May 3

April 24, 2014 - The winning Odyssey of the Mind team, having won regionals and states, is now headed to World Finals! They will represent Warwick in the competition in May at Iowa State University. Since the group must fund its own trip, team members are working hard to raise the necessary money. A car wash fundraiser will be held on Sat., May 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Leo Kaytes Ford, Rt. 94S, Warwick. Please support the students' efforts and help us get to Iowa! The team includes: Jasmine Decossard, Grace Serritella, Jack Mazzella, Conrad Wendell, Molly Berman, Amber Danko and Coach Beth Wendell. Click here for flyer (pdf).

photo of high school students playing musical instrumentsWarwick Valley Central School District recognized as one of
2014's "Best Communities for
Music Education"

 April, 2014 - The NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants), has recognized the Warwick Valley Central School District as one of the nation's top communities for support of music education. More

picture of art students' custom designed sneakersWVHS art students
enter Vans' Custom Culture
Sneaker Design Contest

April 8, 2014 - For the second year in a row, Warwick Valley High School was one of just 2,000 schools to be accepted for the Vans' contest.

See the sneaker designs larger: Click here to open a photo gallery of sneakers designed by Olivia Sicherman, Julia Silvestri, Jack Lillian and Bria Metzger.

 

middle school students with Mr. RonzoniWVMS students win
The Weather Channel’s
2014 Fantasy Snowfall League Championship!

April, 2014 – The results are in, and Mr. Ronzoni’s & Mr. Mesic's team of students from Warwick Valley Middle School are the winners of The Weather Channel’s 2014 Fantasy Snowfall League. This is the middle school’s second year of participation in the league where teams submit a lineup of cities they believe will get the most snowfall during each week of the winter season. The team with the highest cumulative score at the end of March wins the league. Warwick was announced as the championship team on air during a recent Weather Channel broadcast. Congratulations! Click here to see the video.

State budget agreement reached

$300 million for NYC pre-kindergarten, GEA remains

March 12, 2014 - The New York State Legislature and Governor introduced legislation over the weekend that adopts their 2014-15 State Budget agreement. District administrators are working to analyze and understand what, specifically, this means for the Warwick Valley Central School District. Click here for some highlights included within the 2014-15 state budget agreement.

BeekersWVHS Science Research students seek mentors

Mar. 31, 2014 - The Science Research course at Warwick Valley High School offers highly motivated students, who have a strong interest in science, the opportunity to explore science research in a genuine scientific setting. Students are required to work with a mentor during their sophomore and junior years. “We are reaching out to the parent community of Warwick for support. If there are scientists in our community willing to talk to our students or help them make connections to research, we would appreciate it immensely," said instructor Lisa Reece.

If you would like to know more about the Science Research program or you are able to help connect a student to a science research mentor, please contact Lisa Reece at www.lreece@wvcsd.org. More information can be found here.

Are you an engineer?

March 21, 2014 - As the Warwick Valley Central School District begins to expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, the district is interested in having engineers from all disciplines speak with students about careers in engineering. If you are an engineer in any discipline (aeronautical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, sound, etc.) and would like to share your career experience with students, please contact Nancy Scheinert or Chris Murphy-Colgan at Warwick Valley High School: email nscheinert@wvcsd.org, cmurphy-colgan@wvcsd.org, or call 845-987-3050, ext. 12616.

logo for Hudson Valley Writing ProjectYoung writers' summer enrichment programs

March 25, 2014 - The Hudson Valley Writing Project provides enrichment programs for student writers. If your child enjoys writing, consider the Young Writers' Programs at SUNY New Paltz (and local cultural and historical sites) this summer. Find out more by visiting their website.

Kindergarten registration 2014

Feb. 10, 2014 - Kindergarten registration letters have been mailed to the parents of students eligible for Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. In order for a child to be eligible; the parent and child must reside in the Warwick Valley Central School District and the child must be five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2014. Parents who did not receive Kindergarten registration information are asked to call Central Registration at 987-3050 ext. 12710 as soon as possible.


Mailing address:
P.O. Box 595
Warwick, NY 10990-0595
District Office phone:
(845) 987-3000

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Raymond W. Bryant
(845) 987-3000, ext. 10511
rbryant@wvcsd.org