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."
Hockswender to replace Caskey on Warwick school board
May 22, 2013 – Paul Caskey has announced his resignation from the Board of Education.
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!
Appeal to halt the closing of Kings Elementary School denied
by Commissioner of Education
May 22, 2013 – The Warwick Valley Central School District received word from the New York State Commissioner of Education that the request by attorney Michael Sussman for a stay on the closing of Kings Elementary School has been denied. The petition was made by Sussman on behalf of an ad hoc committee led by representative parent Daniel Jackson to save Kings Elementary School. Through Sussman, the group appealed to Commissioner of Education John King to reverse or suspend the Board of Education’s decision to close the school. The Warwick school board voted in March to close Kings Elementary School after this school year due to declining enrollment and budget considerations. The filing of the petition was initially denied last month because of a mistake in filing procedure. After resubmitting the petition in April, the commissioner has once again denied the request for a stay.
Park Avenue & Sanfordville to welcome K-3rd grade students for "Another New Adventure Day" on June 4
Parent tours of their children's new schools also
Park Avenue - May 30 and Sanfordville - June 4
Park Avenue and Sanfordville schools will welcome K-3rd grade students for "Another New Adventure Day" on Tues., June 4. Students being redistricted will visit their new schools, tour the buildings, meet the teachers and staff and make lots of new friends.
Heroes in Teaching Award Recipient Named: Honoring Eugene Burns
May 14, 2013 - WVCSD is known for its dedicated staff and faculty. The Heroes in Teaching Award provides an additional way to recognize the unwavering commitment of an outstanding teacher. Congratulations to this year's recipient, Eugene Burns, and all the nominees.
Sojourner Truth Awards 2013:
Eleven WVCSD Students Honored
May 14, 2013 - Through a celebration of the accomplishments and culture of youth from Orange County schools, SUNY Orange honors the life of Sojourner Truth.
District is pleased to continue fourth-grade band & strings for 2013-14
May 14, 2013 - With the reconfiguration of schools and grades next year, it was uncertain whether the district would be able to continue to offer band & strings at the fourth-grade level for 2013-14.
The district is happy to report that the current elementary school band & strings teachers will continue to instruct fourth-grade students next year.
"There will be enough flexibility in the teachers' schedules
to allow them to teach fourth-grade band & strings at the
elementary schools," said Superintendent Dr. Ray Bryant, "They
will also teach fifth-grade band & strings at the middle
school and Sanfordville's PIE 4/5 students."
Kings fourth-grade teacher uses "flipped" teaching model
May 13, 2013 - Mrs. Ryan, a 4th grade teacher at Kings Elementary, has begun selecting various lessons to "flip" with the goal of enhancing student engagement and improving student level of understanding.
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
Important changes to MS parent orientation
Date change and now includes incoming 5th grade and 6th grade parents
April, 2013 -
The Middle School incoming parent orientation date has been
changed, and will now be held on Wed., June 5 in the MS
cafeteria. Please join us for an informative evening.
Incoming 5th grade parents: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Incoming 6th grade parents: 7:45-8:45 p.m.
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