District mourns loss of alum killed in Afghanistan
June 11, 2013 - Warwick Valley High School Class of 1992 graduate Lt. Col. Jaimie Leonard was killed in an attack on June 9 in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Leonard was a 1997 graduate of West Point. High School teacher Ed Sattler, remembering Jaimie, said, "She embodied the best a person can be - a leader in the classroom and in this building." An acquaintance of Leonard said, "Jaimie was passionate about her causes. And once she decided to go to West Point she was completely dedicated and determined to serve her country." The Warwick Valley Central School District sends its sincere condolences to Lt. Col. Leonard's family and friends. Click here for obituary and information about the services.
Lost and found....
Coats, shoes, cell phones, iPods….you name it, we’ve got it
June 17, 2013 - If your child is missing clothing or other personal items, chances are you’ll find it at the bus garage. Please stop by and see if your missing item is here. Any items not picked up by the end of the school year will be donated to charity.
Last day of school is June 21
Please note that the last day of school for Middle School
and elementary school students is Fri., June 21. On June
19, 20 and 21, there will be early dismissal:
• Middle school will be dismissed at 10:20 a.m.
• Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:25 a.m.
2013 Superintendent's Art Purchase Awards
Many pieces added to permanent gallery this year
June 13, 2013 - Read more about these awards and see the winning art pieces.
State audit report suggests longer bus routes and/or greater walking distances for students - district objects
June 7, 2013 - An audit report released Tuesday by the New York State Comptroller’s Office focuses on the Warwick Valley Central School District operations for the two-year period of July 2010 through June 2012. While the district recognizes the need for regular audits in areas of operations, school officials question the practicality of some findings in the recently released State Audit Report.
Park Avenue Elementary School capacity update
June 6, 2013 - After a re-analysis of classroom space, demographer Joan Townley has determined that capacity usage at Park Avenue Elementary School for 2013-14 will be at 98 percent for 2013-14, with class sizes remaining within the district's low class size ranges.
How will the closure of Calvary Christian Academy affect the enrollment of WVCSD schools?
June 6, 2013 - Calvary Christian Academy has announced they will close at the end of this school year. How will that affect enrollment at Warwick schools next fall?
The Class of 2013's Valedictorian and Salutatorian. . .
May 30, 2013 - Introducing the Class of 2013's Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Two young men, both musicians in the WVHS Wind Ensemble....
This year's Senior Project topics are diverse and impressive
May 30, 2013 - Senior Project is a nationally recognized program in which students earn high school credit while learning about a subject or working on a project of particular interest, working with an adult mentor. Click here for information about Senior Project and a list of this year's Senior Projects (pdf).
WVHS Honors Wind Ensemble earns highest rating from New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA)
May 23, 2013 - Warwick Valley High School's Honors Wind Ensemble has achieved a Level 6, "Gold with Distinction" rating from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA)!
A letter to the community from Superintendent Dr. Raymond Bryant
May 22, 2013 - "...Regardless of which way you voted, the community involvement and support of education here in Warwick is greatly appreciated."
2013-14 school budget approved by voters
Proposition to purchase school buses fails, two other propositions pass
May 21, 2013 - Warwick residents have approved the $82.47 million school district spending plan for 2013-14. Preliminary results show 1,672 voted in favor of the budget, while 1,073 voted no. The proposition to purchase five new school buses failed by 203 votes - 1,261 to 1,464. The proposition to increase the eligibility for transportation to one mile for K-12 passed, with 1,643 yes votes and 1,085 voting no. The proposition for capital improvements at the high school passed, 1,863 to 859. Also on the ballot was the election of three members to the Board of Education. The three candidates who have won those seats are the incumbent Robert Howe, Eilleen Gagliano and Keith Parsons. Thank you to all who came out to vote!
Warwick outperforms all other
tri-county area on
2011-12 NYS Report Card
May, 2013 - Warwick students meet state's annual
progress requirements in all categories for 2011-12, but as
assessments become more rigorous, district has more hills to
WVCSD is one of the "Best Communities for Music Education"
March 23, 2013 - The NAMM Foundation has
the Warwick Valley Central School District
outstanding commitment to music education
2013 "Best Communities for Music Education" (BCME)
WVCSD is one of just
307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious
distinction this year, out of nearly 2,000 districts in the running.
Sanfordville Elementary recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School
Sept. 10, 2012 - Warwick's Sanfordville Elementary School has
been named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S.
Department of Education.
P.O. Box 595
Warwick, NY 10990-0595
District Office phone:
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Raymond W. Bryant
(845) 987-3000, ext. 10511