9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 5th Grade Visitation to Middle School Berea & Walden
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Meeting at the Middle School Cafeteria
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 5th Grade Visitation to Middle School, Montgomery & East Coldenham
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
Valley Central's National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a "Stuff the Bus" event at the Dollar General located across from the high school/middle school campus on Route 17K on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As part of Valley Central's Parent University initiative to connect parents with the resources they need to support student learning, the Alternative Learning Center will host a workshop presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Parenting in a Media Age on April 19.
On April 11, 2018, 21 Valley Central High School celebrated its senior athletes who have signed letters of intent, or who have committed to continue their athletic career through playing college-level sports during the school’s NCAA Signing Day. Administrators, parents and coaches joined the athletes in the high school gym for a celebration and photo shoot featuring the graduating athletes.
Valley Central students throughout the district were honored by the Valley Central PTA Council during the Founder's Night celebration on March 6.
On Tuesday, April 3, the town of Montgomery fire department extinguished a fire within a dryer located in the pool area of Valley Central High School at approximately 5:55 p.m. During the drying cycle, a towel had become stuck in the industrial-sized machine and had caught on fire. Staff smelled smoke and contacted the fire department, who responded in minutes. The fire was completely contained within the drum of the dryer and there were no injuries and other than the dryer itself, there were no damages to any Valley Central property.
Students in Valley Central are learning all about agriculture during the 2018 Agriculture Literacy Week. Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York Farm Bureau and the New York Agriculture in the Classroom program, the mission of this celebration is to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of agriculture to students throughout the state.
Please be advised that for three days during the district’s scheduled spring break (March 26, 27, 28), the county’s Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with FEMA and Entergy will conduct a drill at the Valley Central Middle and High School campus. The drill will not impact scheduled activities such as sports practice or construction work and residents can expect to see ambulances, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles on scene as drill participants.
On Sunday, March 4, 2018 the Valley Central Elementary Special Olympics Basketball and Soccer Skills team competed in the local competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen.
Despite losing multiple rehearsals to inclement weather, and having a three-hour delay on opening night, the “pride” of EC gave a rousing performance of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” on March 8 and 9. Since September, the students have been rehearsing twice, and then three, times per week.
The Valley Central School District has used six snow days for the 2017-18 school year as of March 9. NYS Regulations require students to be in attendance for 176 days and staff for 180 days. In order to meet that requirement, it is necessary to utilize the make up days on our district calendar
On Friday, February 22, the members of the Dusenberry Flannery VFW 2064 as well as the members of the auxiliary visited the class to celebrate the students' Random Acts of Patriotism (RAP).
Throughout February, the Montgomery Elementary School (MES) anti-bullying team, along with students and staff spread some love throughout the building in celebration of the month’s character trait, kindness.
We will continue in our efforts as a district to implement and practice our safety on a regular basis- keeping doors locked, maintain reminders about safety drills etc. It is important for students, parents and staff to be diligent in if they hear something or see something say something to administration or the authorities.
Over the next few weeks, visitors to the Valley Central Middle School/High School campus may notice personnel operating as traffic counters and surveying areas at the campus and along route 17K.
To Our Valley Central Community –
Exciting News…With the help of your electronic votes, Montgomery Elementary School has WON the $25,000 Grant Competition! Thanks to the teamwork of our community, we placed #1 out of 77 schools with 21,977 votes.
On a date to be determined in May, the Project Fit Team, sponsored by Dannon/ShopRite, will be visiting Montgomery Elementary School for our Golden Shovel Ground Breaking Ceremony.
We thank each and every one of you; as this could not have happened without your support. We are soooo excited to be able to share the indoor/outdoor fitness equipment with our students and community.
All transportation inquiries should be directed to Helen Herbert at East End Bus Company.
Her direct number is 244-8660 x1801.
13 Reasons Why - What Parents Need to Know
Valley Central School District wants parents to be aware of the popular Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why. We urge parents to research the series to fully understand what your child may be exposed to. Please read the letter from the Superintendent and also review the important talking points about the miniseries.
On January 30th 2017, the Valley Central Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan. Smart Schools funding as proposed in the SSIP will allow Valley Central to invest in network infrastructure upgrades as well as improved video and door security technologies. Read more about the SSIP here.
A statement from Lisa Raymond, Assistant Superintendent of Business re: tax rebates:
The Valley Central School did stay under the tax cap and did submit a government efficiency plan that was approved. Taxpayers should expect to receive a rebate from the NYS Division of Budget.