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Celebrations 2013 - 2014

Another day, Another difference!

Kris Balintfy has been selected by Brandon McGrath (a former student here at PVM) as a teacher that helped make a difference in his life. Brandon is currently a chemical engineering student at R.I.T and carries a 3.8 GPA. R.I.T. will be honoring Kris at an all expense paid dinner, ceremony and breakfast in April.

Brrrr….Baby It’s Cold Outside
by Jaime Blakes

On Tuesday, November 19th, Damon Villnave braved the cold slept outside in downtown Syracuse. He wanted to experience what it would be like to be homeless. From the pictures you can see what he ate and where he slept. Boy was he courageous! He came in the next day to school exactly the way he dressed last night which was an eye opener for both students and staff to something that we more often than not think about! Hats off to you Damon!

For additional information about this event please click here.


Freezin’ For A Reason
by Jaime Blakes

Baby, it’s cold outside…but not for these folks! Fred Kowanes, Chris Cox, Dale Greabell, Audrey Sauer and Lindsay Phillips all beared the cold weather on December 8th and jumped in Oneida Lake to support the Special Olympics! If you happen to see them, ask them about this awesome experience!

polar plunge

We Wore Our Blue!
by Jaime Blakes

On December 9th, NYSUT asked all of their members to wear blue to show our solidarity and to show our support to all members in public education. It is during these times, that we need to ban together and stand proudly next to one another!


Cleveland Elementary School Has Done It Again!

In 2010, Cleveland Elementary School was named a Blue Ribbon School of Character and just this year they are the only school receiving the 2013 New York School of Character Award. Just last week, they learned that they are a 2013 finalist for a National School of Character Award! They are the only New York State school to become a finalist this year!! If you see any staff or students from Cleveland, please wish them luck and let them know that we are rooting for them! The winner will be announced in early May.

If you would like more information on the National School of Character Award, please click the link below.


Here are a few pictures from Cleveland’s 2010 Blue Ribbon of Character celebration!

Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon 2

Blue Ribbon 3

Blue Robbon 4

Lisa McAllister named Health Teacher of the Year

Lisa was selected as the 2013 NYS AHPERD Central North Zone Health Education Teacher of the Year. She was presented with an award at a ceremony to honor the recipients on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Rusty Rail in Canastota.

If you happen to see Lisa at either the Middle School or PVM, please congratulate her on this awesome award!


This page was last updated on March 10, 2014.