Students of the Month for April (ELA)
Each month at Warwick Valley Middle School, a teacher or school administrator nominates a student or students for "Student of the Month." This month, the Students of the Month are those who have excelled in English/language arts, or ELA. Click here to see the Students of the Month.
WAMBO Warwick Arts and Music Boosters to offer scholarships for 8th & 11th graders
April 23, 2015 - WAMBO (Warwick Arts and Music Boosters) will offer music and art scholarships to students currently in grades 8 and 11: one 8th grade visual arts scholarship of $100, one 8th grade performing arts scholarship of $100, one 11th grade visual arts scholarship of $200 and one 11th grade performing arts scholarship of $200 will be awarded. Applicants must submit their application materials and teacher recommendation form using an interactive PDF available on the WAMBO Facebook page, or by printing a regular PDF form (link below) and complete by hand. All applications must be received by May 26, 2015. For questions, call Dawn Thompson at 845-544-7177. Click here for application (regular PDF).
Two reports of chickenpox (varicella) this week
Orange County Health Dept. shares recommendations
April 23, 2015 – The Warwick Valley Central School District is working with the Orange County Department of Health on two reports of chickenpox (varicella) in schools this past week. Click here to read a letter to parents from the Superintendent. (pdf)
WVHS Meistersingers invite you to a "Princess Tea"
A fairytale afternoon with the Meistersingers on Sun., April 26
April 13, 2015 – The WVHS Meistersingers invite all to a Princess Tea at Charlotte's Tea Room on Sun., April 26 at 12 p.m. Hear the Meistersingers perform selections from Frozen, Cinderella, Pocahontas and more! Click here for more information. (pdf)
WVCSD STEAM Fair to be
on April 28
Feb. 11, 2015 - The annual WVCSD STEAM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) will be held in the Atrium at Warwick Valley High School on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. All students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to participate. For more information, and the STEAM Fair application and official rules & regulations, go to: www.warwicksteam.weebly.com. For questions, email email@example.com. Click here for flyer (pdf).
Summer Enrichment 2015
Registration is now open!
April 20, 2015 - The Warwick Valley Central School District is pleased to offer this unique opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. Through the Summer Enrichment program, children build upon skills as they explore and discover new interests. Click here for information about classes and to access the Registration Form. (pdf)
Memorial Day holiday extended
April 9, 2015 – THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 25, and TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015.
(Additionally, schools will be dismissed early on Fri., May 22, 2015:
HS & MS at 10:30 a.m., elementary schools at 11:30 a.m.)
Please add this to your calendar.
Local author helps kick off ‘Search for Aspiring Writers’ contest for seventh graders
March 30, 2015 – Local writer/author, community member, and Warwick Valley Middle School parent Tom Hoffman recently helped kick off Mrs. Bakonyi's "Search for Aspiring Writers" contest on Wednesday, March 25.
Frequently Asked Questions about New York State Testing
A note to parents about NYS testing from Dr. Leach
April 1, 2015 - The New York State Testing Program for English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3-8 begins in April. Given the high-level of recent publicity surrounding these assessments, please click here for some Frequently Asked Questions about New York State testing.
Eighth-grade students participate in Y2Kids
March 31, 2015 - The Warwick Valley Middle School Home &
Careers Department recently made a trip to Y2Kids with
their eighth grade students.
International food tasting event rescheduled for Fri., May 15
March 30, 2015 - Middle School foreign language students will have an opportunity to taste international foods on Fri., May 15. (This is the new date for the event, which was canceled due to a snow closing on the original date.) This event would not be possible without the assistance of many parent volunteers and faculty members. If you have any questions, please email Eilleen Gagliano at firstname.lastname@example.org
WVMS classes of 6th grade Green team enjoyed Chinese New Year luncheon
Feb., 2015 - WVMS classes of the 6th grade Green team enjoyed a Chinese New Year luncheon recently as a culminating activity for their unit on Chinese River Civilizations. The students also enjoyed a presentation about Chinese New Year traditions and customs by eighth graders Anderson Wixtrom, Ethan Wixtrom and Wenjun Gao. Click here for a photo gallery.
WVMS students create Genetically Altered Creature Museum
Feb., 2015 - Under the direction of MS science teacher, Mrs. Tracey Waters, the Delta 7th grade life science students students were asked to cross two living organisms of any species, plant or animal. This project helps reinforce knowledge about genetics, heredity patterns and genetic engineering. Students then used their creatures to study adaptations and variations of a species when looking at natural selection and evolution. Finally, students shared their genetically altered creatures with other MS students by helping transform a classroom into a museum to showcase their creations. This is the twelfth year for this popular project. Students are engaged, love this project, and get more creative and resourceful each year! Click here to view photo gallery.
Warwick Valley Middle School students view science experiment demonstrations ahead of the STEAM Fair
March 24, 2015 - With the deadline approaching for STEAM Fair applications, Mrs. Dory Masefield demonstrated various STEAM experiments for middle school students during lunch periods. Mrs. Masefield, a former science teacher, conducted different chemical and physical experiments, hoping to inspire some of our young scientists. Photo Gallery
WVMS Staff and Students to send spring care package to troops
March 26, 2015 - This past month Warwick Valley Middle School staff and students collected items for our troops deployed overseas. The drive of various items included more than 50 cases of ramen noodles and 25 boxes of various canned goods, snacks and treats. More, photos.
7th-grade writing contest winners announced
March 24, 2015 - After Debra Leporati's seventh grade students finished reading My Brother Sam Is Dead, a story that takes place during the American Revolutionary War, the students participated in a historical fiction writing contest, and winners were awarded certificates and prizes by Mrs. Knight. More, photos.
WVMS PTA - Eighth Grade Happenings!
Feb. 23, 2015 - For information about the MS Yearbook and the 8th Grade Formal on June 12, click here.
Camp Invention to be offered this summer for students entering grades 1-6
March, 2015 - The very popular Camp Invention returns to the Warwick Valley Central School District this July 13-17 for students entering grades 1-6.
Warwick Valley Middle School announces honor roll for second marking period
March 2015 - Click here to see who made the honor roll. (pdf)
- Congrats to Prudential Spirit of Community award winners
- WVMS filmmakers win first place in regional history competition
- WVMS Guitar Club celebrates its 20th year
- Poem by MS student recognized in writing contest
- MS artists recognized for Applefest t-shirt designs
- WVMS pick-up and drop-off procedure
- WVMS science teacher Tracey Waters named NYS Master Teacher
- Help WVMS get free equipment through "Tools for Schools" program
- Dignity for All Students - together we can stop bullying!
- Parents Guide to Common Core Learning from NYS PTA and NYSUT (pdf)
- More about Common Core