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Due to the forecast for inclement weather,
all private school transportation is canceled for Wed., April 16, 2014.

Board of Education works to finalize 2014-15 budget proposal ahead of April 21 meeting

April 15, 2014 - At a Board of Education work session Monday night, board members worked to finalize the $84 million budget proposal for the 2014-15 school year. Click here for information about budget reductions and additions that are likely to be part of the proposal adopted by the Board of Education at the April 21 meeting of the Board.

Please note: the track at WVHS will be closed April 14-18

April 10, 2014 - The track at Warwick Valley High School is set to undergo repairs, and will be closed to students and the community Mon., April 14, through Fri., April 18, 2014.

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.

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.

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) makes changes to immunization requirements for students

March 13, 2014 - There has been a recent amendment to the New York State Public Health Law addressing school and child care immunization requirements. Find more information in this letter from the NYSDOH. (pdf)

 

WFEL makes donation to WVCSDWFEL education foundation
makes donation to district

March 7, 2014 - Representatives of the Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning (WFEL) presented their first donation to the WVCSD Board of Education at the March 3, 2014 meeting. Proceeds from WFEL fundraisers were used to purchase two document cameras, which teachers use in class to display documents, pages or objects on a screen or interactive "smartboard."

Pennies for Food Campaign 2014Pennies for Food raises $20,000 for Warwick Food Pantry

Feb. 20, 2014 - Recently, the Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick Valley Council of PTAs, local supporters and students worked together to collect pennies to be donated to the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry. More

 

Regents adopt changes to Common Core, testing

Full implementation delayed until 2022; teachers and students protected from effect of assessment transition; inBloom delayed

Feb. 12, 2014 - The New York State Board of Regents has adopted several measures meant to improve the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards at its meetings Feb. 10-11. Warwick and other school districts across the state are now beginning the process of determining what this means for students and educators. More

How many snow days are left?

Feb. 18, 2014 - As of Feb. 18, there are four snow days remaining for 2013-14. More.

Board of Education passes resolution authorizing Alternative Veterans Exemption

Feb. 25, 2014 - Under a new state law signed in December by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, school districts were given the ability to authorize partial school tax exemptions for military veterans. The state left it up to school boards whether or not to adopt resolutions to provide the exemptions. More

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.

First look at district’s 2014-15 budget: $1.6 million shortfall 

Jan., 2014 - Board members got their first glimpse at the district’s budget numbers for the 2014-15 school year at the January 27 Board of Education meeting. More


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