8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Grade 6 Orientation Students A-J 8:30-10:30, Students K-Z 11:30-1:30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Berea Kindergarten & New Students Orientation
6:30 PM Berea Open House
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Walden Elementary Open House
6:30 PM East Coldenham Open House
6:30 PM Montgomery Elementary Open House
The new 2017-18 bell schedule for Valley Central High School and Middle School is available online. There will be no change to the elementary school schedules.
District administrators have been notified that a company called “National Campus Professionals” (NCP) has been attempting to solicit advertisement purchases from local businesses under the guise of being affiliated with Valley Central School District. Please be advised that the district has no affiliation with this company. Please share this message with any local business owners that you know
Valley Central High School senior Paul Laudati’s loves baseball. He watches games every night, plays fantasy baseball and keeps track of his favorite teams’ stats on his phone. He’s also been a member of Valley Central’s baseball team since freshman year, but ironically, his last VC home game of baseball was a night of “firsts.”
Last year, for the first time in more than half a century, Kevin McFadden couldn’t make it to the first day of football season at Valley Central, although he still called the team to wish them luck. So, the district and Board of Education wanted to ensure that Mr. McFadden would continue to be a part of opening day well into the future.
Meet the class of 2017's top ten students.
East Coldenham Elementary School hosted a “Poetry Café” on May 9, where participants celebrated this form of writing with poetry readings and a writing workshop, while surrounded by student-written poetry.
Back in March, Katherine (Katie) Cavallucci and Grace Ciabattoni were called into the principal’s office – an unusual summoning for the two friends. When they opened the door, they found Valley Central High School Principal Jayme Ginda-Baxter bearing balloons and flowers, telling them that they had earned the title of Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively, for the high school’s class of 2017.
On Friday, May 12, Nicholas Longo, a technology teacher at Valley Central Middle School and Valley Central High School was formally presented with the 2017 Council of Industry Manufacturing Champion Educator Award at the organization’s annual awards breakfast at the Powelton Club in Newburgh.
On May 16, Valley Central School District voters approved the district’s $101,247,326 2017-18 budget proposal and elected two Board of Education members.
Nearly 150 East Coldenham students and their families recently participated in the school’s Family Math Night. East Coldenham’s Math Consultant, Rosi McFadden, organized a night filled with surprises and opportunities to win prizes to pique students’ curiosity and enthusiasm about math with the help of teacher volunteers.
The 17th-annual Hannaford Helps Schools campaign has raised $640,000, which has been distributed to schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. More than 1,500 schools received funds this year that can be used to support educational programs such as field trips, supplies, activities or new playground equipment.
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.
District administrators have been notified that a company called “National Campus Professionals” has been attempting to solicit advertisement purchases from local businesses under the guise of being affiliated with Valley Central School District.
Please be advised that the district has no affiliation with this company.
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.
The Valley Central School District has been served with tax certiorari proceedings from Allegiance Healthcare for the last four school years. Although the District would be impacted by any reductions in the assessments of the District’s largest taxpayer in the form of court-ordered refunds, it is not automatically a party to those proceedings. To better protect the District’s significant financial stake in the outcome of such proceedings, the Board of Education has decided to intervene which will ensure that the District’s legal counsel will be able to actively participate in all court developments, including settlement negotiations.