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89 Sanfordville Road
Warwick, NY 10990
(845) 987-3050


Richard Linkens

Assistant Principals

Gregory D. Lisack

Lisamarie Spindler


Attendance Office

Donna Doucette
987-3050,ext. 12507

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High School news

Juniors and Seniors: still time to order your ring

April 10, 2014 - Attention Junior and Seniors: There is still time to order your class ring and have it before the end of the school year. Jostens will be back on Wed., April 23, during the lunch periods outside the cafeteria. A $60.00 deposit is requested to place an order. Class ring ordering packets are available in the main office.


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.


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.





Freshman Formal will be held on May 16

April, 2014 - The Freshman Formal will take place on Fri., May 16, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the high school gym. Students attending should come dressed formally. Tickets will be on sale during ALL lunch periods from May 9 through May 15. In order to purchase admission to this formal, students must fulfill these academic requirements:
1. Student cannot be failing two or more of their classes.
2. Student must be behaviorally and academically eligible to attend.
3. Student must have all Science labs in.
Permissions slips (pdf) must be turned in at the time of purchasing admission by every individual attending the Freshman Formal. Parents/guardians should arrive at Warwick Valley High School by 10 p.m. to pick up their son or daughter the night of the Formal.


College Night at SUNY Orange in Middletown - April 30

April 9, 2014 - The Orange County Counselor’s Association presents "College Night" at SUNY Orange in Middletown on Wed., April 30 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the SUNY Orange Physical Education Building. Use these flyers to be prepared when you attend. You won't be able to visit every college that is represented, so give some thought as to how to use your time before you get there. Click here for a flyer about the college fair, and click here for a list of colleges to be represented at the event (pdf).


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.


photo of Road Recovery band performingRoad Recovery Outreach program marks eighth year of collaboration
with WVHS

April 8, 2014 - More than 200 WVHS students sat in on three intimate performances by Road Recovery house band, Type II, on Fri., April 5 at the school.

Songs and stories were exchanged by the young adults and the “sobriety can be a real liberating thing” theme emerged throughout the afternoon.

This event marks the eighth year of Road Recovery Outreach programs at Warwick Valley High School – possibly the longest running continuous partnership of its kind in  New York State. This program was entirely sponsored by Road Recovery. The entire high school community thanks them for caring so much about the future of our students.


Advanced Placement (AP) testing information

March 18, 2014 - AP testing will take place in the month of May. Any student taking an AP course is required to take the corresponding AP exam. The following letter and payment form have been distributed to all students taking an AP class. If your student has taken AP exams in the past, please note that there is a new payment procedure this year, as outlined in the letter. Payment day is Mon., April 7.
AP testing informational letter (pdf) (updated April 7.)
AP test payment form (pdf) (updated April 7.)
AP Exam Schedule (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


Library Foundation college scholarship essay competition 2014

Essays are due at the library on April 19

The Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation is again offering college scholarships to be awarded in a writing competition. This year's essay topic is: “If I were a wealthy philanthropist, how I might give to benefit my community.” Authors of the three essays judged to be the best of those submitted will each receive $1,000 toward the cost of college tuition, paid directly to their college. Open to high school seniors who reside in the Warwick Valley Central School District. Essays are due no later than Sat., April 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., and must be brought to the library Circulation Desk (not placed in outside book return.) Click here for flyer (pdf).


National Poetry Month for Teens - AWPL holds elemental poetry contest for students ages 12-18

In recognition of National Poetry Month for Teens, the Albert Wisner Public Library is holding an Elemental Poetry Contest for students ages 12-18. Entries may be of any form of poetry, but should reflect this year's theme, "Elements," in some way. All entrants will receive a small prize for their participation. The winner will be announced in May and receive a prize bag of gifts befitting a writer, their poem published in the Library's Teen e-Newsletter and be featured in a window display at The Olde Warwick Book Shoppe on Main St. All submissions are due by April 26 at the Library's Help Desk or via email. Speak with someone at the Help Desk or see flyer for details. Click here for flyer (pdf).


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.

Research topics where mentors are needed include:
 Environmental conservation with a focus on invasive species
 Thermo stabilization of enzymes pertaining to Autism
 Effect of music on the brain
 Effect of dephytination methods on phytic acid levels in grains
 Prevalence of Diabetes mellitus in patients with Liver Disease
 Effect of radiation therapy on Breast Cancer patients
 Neuroplasticity and benefits of exercise

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


Are you a professional 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, chemical, 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,, 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.


Calling all students: speak up & be heard on "Ed Speaks"

March 20, 2014 - Education is, and will always be, about students. Public education in New York State is being threatened, and while we hear a lot about what politicians, educators and parents have to say about it, there is one voice that is often missing — the kids. This April, students from around NYS will take over Ed Speaks and talk about why education is important to them. We’re looking for all different types of creative expression: poems, pictures, videos and essays, so get those brain juices flowing! Selected entries will run on the Education Speaks blog throughout the week of April 14. Click here for submission guidelines.


Warwick Valley High School 2014-15 Curriculum Handbook

View a PDF copy of the WVHS Curriculum Handbook here.

Download the 2014-15 WVHS Course Offering sheet (pdf)


"The Survey" is available online!

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WVHS named to 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Nov. 22, 2013 - For the second time in four years, Warwick Valley High School has been named to the College Board's AP District Honor Roll. WVHS is one of only 27 high schools in New York, and one of only two area high schools, to receive this designation. More


WVHS named a New York State Reward School

Sept. 11, 2013 - WVHS has been named one of New York State's 353 "Reward Schools" for the 2013-14 school year. More.

Google Apps for Education - a great resource for students

google apps logoOct., 2013 - The district has issued all students in grades 5-12 a Google Apps for Education account that offers several exciting and useful online tools. More info, instructions

A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning

Sept. 9, 2013 - Click the link below to learn more about the Common Core from a booklet created by NYS PTA and the NYS United Teachers Union. The 12-page booklet explains the curriculum in detail and plain language, and provides a good overview of Common Core.

A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning from NYS PTA and NYSUT (pdf)

More about Common Core

Dignity for All Students - together we can stop bullying!

Expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity

Oct. 2, 2013 - The New York State Dignity For All Students Act (Dignity Act) took effect in 2012. The goal of the Dignity Act is to create a safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and focus, rather than fear being discriminated against and/or verbally or physically harassed. Click here for more information. "Together we can stop bullying" - click here for a flyer (pdf).