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5.22.17

Cannoneer Chorus: A Vocal Showcase

The Cannoneer Chorus presents a Vocal Showcase featuring choral, small ensemble, and duet performances on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the Watervliet High School Auditorium. View flyer

4.25.17

ExTRA program ends May 25 for grades 7-8

Attention parents: Thursday, May 25 will be the final day for the ExTRA after-school program for the current school year.

3.31.17

RPI hosts STEM learning opportunity for grades 4-8 at WJSHS

Grades 4-8 students and their families are invited to learn about nanotechnology using simple materials to solve fun engineering challenges at a special event on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School. More information

3.20.17

NYS assessments

A letter from Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School Principal Ryan Groat about upcoming NYS Grades 7-8 assessments has been sent home. Read the letter

3.13.17

Second Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all grades 7-8 students who worked hard to achieve Honor Roll and High Honor Roll status during the second quarter! View Honor Roll/High Honor Roll

1.17.17

Seal a Smile to be offered at WJSHS

Seal a Smile is a school-based program that provides preventative dental care and oral health education to students through a partnership between the Healthy Capital District Initiative and Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services. More information

1.11.17

Grade 7 language request forms due Jan. 23

With the Foreign Language introductory course coming to a close, grade 7 students now must choose either French or Spanish as the language they will study. The Foreign Language Department will make every effort to accommodate student preferences. Please complete the request form and return it to school by Monday, Jan 23. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 30.

Science takes center stage during field trip to University of Albany

View photo gallery of Grade 8 science honors class field trip to the University of Albany.

11.18.16

First Quarter Honor Roll announced

Congratulations to all grades 7-8 students who worked hard to achieve Honor Roll and High Honor Roll during the first quarter! View Honor Roll/High Honor Roll

10.28.16

No Place for Hate Week

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High Schools annual No Place for Hate Week began with a presentation by the New York State Police for grades 7-8 students, and continued with the 3rd annual Mix It Up Lunch. More information

10.4.16

Lockdown drill completed at WJSHS

The district completed a lockdown drill at WJSHS this morning in collaboration with the Watervliet Police Department. These drills are intended to help students understand what they would need to do in the event of an emergency, and help school officials and first responders be prepared. This is one of several safety drills the school district must conduct each year by law.

9.16.16

Acceptable Use/Social Media Policy forms must be signed, returned

A reminder that all students must complete an Acceptable Use/Social Media Policy form annually to use school district computers and technology. The deadline to return signed forms is Sept. 30. More information

9.16.16

Meet the Teacher Night set for September 22

Meet the Teacher Night offers parents of grades 7-8 students an opportunity to get to know your children's teachers, and learn about the academic culture and expectations that have been established for the school year. View flyer for details

9.1.16

Grade 7 Orientation/Frozen Yogurt Social

Incoming seventh-graders and their parents, as well as all new students, are invited to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for orientation followed by a frozen yogurt social. Students will have an opportunity to pick up their class schedule, visit their classrooms, meet their teachers, and be ready for the first day of school! The schedule is as follows:
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1:30 pm: Welcome Back Assembly
- 1:45 pm: Students will obtain their schedule, visit their classroom, and set up their lockers.
- 2:15 pm: Frozen Yogurt Social

7.7.16

School supply lists available

See what supplies your students will need for school this fall by grade level: Grade 7 Grade 8

6.29.16

Summer reading assignment

Summer reading provides an excellent opportunity for students to stay connected to literature, enhance literacy skills This year, one reading task is assigned to the entire class. This reading must be completed over the summer as it will constitute a vital component of the students’ first unit of study in September. More information

 

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6.23.17

WHS graduation 2017

Approximately 100 students received their diplomas during Watervliet High Schools 115th commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 22. Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2017! View photo gallery

6.12.17

WHS juniors earn awards for academic excellence

In recognition of their academic achievements, Maria Baughn, Angela Keefer and Bethany Livsey are eligible to receive a combined $180,000 in college scholarships. Read more

6.8.17

WHS to offer summer school through South Colonie CSD for eligible students

Watervliet Jr. /Sr. High School is partnering with the South Colonie Central School District again this year to offer summer school tuition-free for students in grades 9-12 who meet the eligibility criteria. Summer school information

6.5.17

Information about June Regents exams

This is the final full week of classes (June 5-9). The last day of class for junior high and high school students is Monday, June 12. Information about upcoming final exams

6.2.17

Cannoneer Senior Walk 2017

Dressed in graduation attire, the Class of 2017 marched through the elementary school greeted by applause and high-fives from PreK through sixth-grade students and teachers. View senior walk photo gallery

6.1.17

Youth Day 2017

Youth Day is an annual event that offers WHS seniors an opportunity to job-shadow city officials to get a behind-the-scenes look at local government. View Youth Day photo gallery

5.24.17

Kids of Character: WHS junior crochets caps for preemies

Student inspired by her grandmother's talent for knitting and gift for giving. Read more about Bethany Livsey

5.23.17

Spring Sports Award Night is May 24

Date correction: Student athletes and teams will be recognized during Spring Sports Awards Night tomorrow Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m., not May 25 as listed in the district calendar.

5.17.17

Lockdown drill

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School conducted a lockdown drill this morning. State law requires lockdown drills to be practiced four times during the school year.

5.15.17

Scenes from WHS prom walk-through

Watervliet High School hosted its annual Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, May 13. Family and friends were invited to the pre-prom tradition -- known as the Walk-through -- to catch a glimpse of prom-goers in their formal attire and take pictures. View photo gallery

5.12.17

WHS National Honor Society inducts 22 new members

Congratulations to the 22 students who were inducted May 11 into Watervliet High School's Ellen Bevins Chapter of the National Honor Society. Read more

5.8.17

Regents review classes underway

Teachers are offering Regents review classes for students who will be taking exams in June. View schedule

5.4.17

Wrestlers flock to after-school practice even in off-season

Even though the season ended weeks ago, student wrestlers continue fine-tuning their technique off-season during open practice. Read more

4.6.17

WJSHS celebrates MLB Opening Day 2017

Earlier this week, Watervliet students and staff dressed in their favorite team gear in honor of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. View photos

3.31.17

WHS junior earns Section 2 Scholar-Athlete Award

Watervliet High School student Meghan Murray was recently presented a Section 2 Girls Basketball Scholar-Athlete Award. Read more

3.20.17

Top scholars in the Class of 2017 announced

The top students in Watervliet High Schools Class of 2017 cite hard work, determination and staying focused as the key to their success. Meet the top 10 scholars 

3.13.17

Second Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all grades 9-12 students who worked hard to achieve Honor Roll and High Honor Roll status during the second quarter! View Honor Roll/High Honor Roll

2.17.17

WHS students pen winning essays about the importance of voting

Congratulations to Rubab Raza, Jeffrey Czarnecki and Jenna Wescott — the Watervliet High School ninth-graders were the top three finalists in the 2016-17 essay contest sponsored by the Watervliet Elks. Read more

2.8.17

WHS senior earns his Eagle Scout status

Watervliet High School senior Ben Wheatley has achieved an honor that only a fraction of young men across the U.S. accomplish. He recently earned Eagle Scout status. Read more

2.6.17

New college prep program targeted to high school juniors

Watervliet High School has introduced a new program to help support high school students as they make important decisions about college. The Junior College Prep program recently offered the Class of 2018 an opportunity to tour SUNY Albany. Read more

2.1.17

Wrestling program celebrates Watervliet educators

Varsity wrestlers paid tribute to teachers and other staff members during the team's annual Teacher Appreciation Night on Thursday, Jan. 26. View photo gallery

1.23.17

WHS preparing to launch new Junior College Prep Program

Parents of 11th grade students are invited to a presentation introducing the high schools new Junior College Prep Program on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at WHS. Learn about upcoming college tours/field trips and workshops, as well as step by step guidance to the college application process. Please email Kate Choi if you plan to attend. RSVP’s are appreciated!

1.4.17

WHS preparing for January 2017 Regents exams

With January Regents week approaching, many teachers are offering review classes after school to help students prepare for the exams. The review class schedule, as well as the Regents exam schedule and additional information is available here. A reminder that junior high school students will be in regular session during Regents week, while high school students in grades 9-12 will attend only if they are scheduled for an exam or review session.

12.27.16

WHS alumni visit, share college advice with seniors

Five alumni – four of them fresh from their first semester of college ‒ returned to Watervliet classrooms to share their experiences and some advice with high school students in December. Read more

12.23.16

National Honor Society members serve community all (school) year round

Among their many community service commitments, Watervliet High School National Honor Society members serve meals to the homeless at the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany. Read more

12.22.16

Science takes center stage during field trip to University of Albany

The Watervliet High School Regents Physics class along with Grade 8 Science Honors students had an opportunity to experience scientific concepts in a unique way at the State University of Albany in December. Read more

12.22.16

WJSHS lockdown drill completed

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School, in conjunction with the Watervliet Police Department, conducted a lockdown drill earlier this morning.

12.19.16

Students polish interview skills in Business Communications

Student in HVCC Business Communications classes put their skills to the test in mock interviews recently as part of a unit on resumés, cover letters and interviews. Read more

12.14.16

WHS student nominated as candidate for national scholars program

Watervliet High School senior Evan Tambolleo has been named a candidate in the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Read more

12.13.16

Lockout drill conducted at WJSHS

Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School students and staff participated in a lockout drill this morning. Emergency drills such as this are an important first step in keeping our schools, students and staff safe.

12.12.16

WHS prepares for Regents week in January 2017

As mid-year approaches, teachers, students and parents begin planning for January Regents, mid-terms and mandatory review classes. While junior high school students will be in regular session during Regents week, high school students in grades 9-12 will attend only if they are scheduled for an exam or review session. More information

12.7.16

Regents review classes for students taking January exams

Many teachers are offering Regents review classes to help students prepare for exams in January 2017. Several of the review classes begin this month. View schedule

12.2.16

Seniors meet with college reps for HVCC Instant Admission Day

Watervliet High School hosted a successful Instant Admission Day on Thursday, Dec. 1 with representatives from Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC). Read more View photo gallery

11.18.16

First Quarter Honor Roll announced

Congratulations to all grades 9-12 students who worked hard to achieve Honor Roll and High Honor Roll during the first quarter! View Honor Roll/High Honor Roll

11.15.16

WJSHS water testing results

The district has received results of water testing at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School, which detected actionable lead levels in eight of the 75 samples taken. More information

11.8.16

WJSHS participates in National Student Mock Election

All grades 7-12 students had an opportunity to participate with their peers from across the U.S. in the largest civic education project in the country – the National Student Mock Election. Read more

10.19.16

Fall varsity sports teams recognize senior players

The varsity football and soccer teams recognized seniors during the final home games of the regular season. Both teams celebrated with victories! Senior varsity cheerleaders also received recognition before the football game. View football photo gallery View soccer gallery

10.13.16

Program for parents of students in Pivot set for Oct. 20

The next in a series of programs for parents of grade 9 Pivot students is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. This installment focuses on helping your child with organizational skills and study habits. More information

10.7.16

Pep Rally kicks off Homecoming Weekend festivities

The Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School held a Pep Rally in support of its varsity teams and to kick off Homecoming Weekend! View photos

9.30.16

High school seniors volunteer as guest readers at WES

Ten varsity student athletes visited elementary classrooms to read to students and answer questions about high school. View photos

9.21.16

College Caravan set to roll into WHS on Sept. 23

A college caravan (also known as a "mini-college fair") will make a stop at Watervliet High School this Friday, September 23 from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. More information

9.16.16

Meet the Teacher Night set for September 22

Meet the Teacher Night offers parents of grades 9-12 students an opportunity to get to know your children's teachers, and learn about the academic culture and expectations that have been established for the school year. Parents will also receive information about Parent Portal and assistance signing up for this service. View flyer for details

9.16.16

Acceptable Use/Social Media Policy forms must be signed, returned

A reminder that all students must complete an Acceptable Use/Social Media Policy form annually to use school district computers and technology. The deadline to return signed forms is Sept. 30. More information

7.15.16

Hudson Shores Rotary Club recognizes two recent WHS graduates

Congratulations to Watervliet High School graduates Natalie Migliore and Charles LaBelle on being chosen the recipients of the Richard Hunsdorfer Dr. William A. Stewart Rotary Award. Read more

6.29.16

Summer reading assignment

Summer reading provides an excellent opportunity for students to stay connected to literature, enhance literacy skills This year, one reading task is assigned to the entire class. This reading must be completed over the summer as it will constitute a vital component of the students’ first unit of study in September. More information

6.28.15

Final grades available on Parent Portal

End of year grades will be released to the portal today -- Tuesday, June 28 -- at 2 p.m. To request a paper copy of your child's report card, please contact the guidance office at 629-3302 and one will be mailed.

6.24.16

WHS Commencement 2016

Nearly 90 high school seniors received their diplomas at Watervliet High School's graduation on Thursday, June 23. Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2016! View photo gallery

 

 

 

 

 

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June 23

WJSHS 4th Quarter Marking Period ends

June 27-28

Summer school registration, 8-11 a.m.

 

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