Unadilla Valley Central School Celebrated 20th Year Anniversary Diamond Jubilee
Published: May 9th, 2023
By: Kelli Miller

Unadilla Valley Central School celebrated 20th year Anniversary Diamond Jubilee 20 years ago was the beginning of the UV School building. Students, parents, and faculty members joined in the Unadilla Ground Breaking Day. The event marked big milestones including the groundbreaking, opening the school, and the creation of the school district. (Submitted photo)

NEW BERLIN — On Sunday May 7, Unadilla Valley (UV) Central School celebrated their 20th year of their school building and other important milestones at their Diamond Jubilee event. The celebration was held in Storm Alley, an the auditorium at the school.

Capital Region Boces Public Information Specialist Jake Palmateer said, “We had about 100 people, including retired staff, alumni, current staff, students and many community members along with current and former board of education members.”

“The district has been able to grow academic and extracurricular programs in ways it would have been impossible to do if the two school districts hadn't merged. We now have students graduating from high school with an associate's degree, not to mention the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, sports, and clubs,” said Palmateer.

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Assemblyman Joe Angelino presented the Assembly Citation to the school Superintendent Brenton Taylor.

Two additional speakers consisted of retired Superintendent Robert Mackey and current Superintendent Brenton Taylor. Mackey emphasized the communities forward thinking vision of a new school building serving the merged district and how this would make them the leader in rural education for the region.

Superintendent Taylor disclosed that the district is continuing to invest in the building and programs.

Area resident Carole Tiffany said, “As a parent of a now UV graduated child, I feel the school is excellent and the teachers and staff go the extra mile for all the kids. They absolutely keep up with the each child and if a child falls behind, they call home immediately.”

“I was raised in the south and have never had a school and their staff care so much about seeing their kids graduate and succeeding in life. I absolutely love UV,” she added.

According to Unadilla Valley Central Schools video, found on their social media site, the school serves a largely rural area with a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 campus that opened its doors in 2002. It was established as the result of a merger between New Berlin and South New Berlin Central School Districts and is a component district of the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES region.

UV also has a wide range of programming and resources allowing the education of the whole child, in traditional and non-traditional classroom settings, groups and individually.

The Schools website https://www.uvstorm.org offers information regarding Academics, next generation learning standards, the school, community, programs and services.

Unadilla Valley Central school serves communities by building connections through outreach programs and area businesses. Their award-winning programming and unique student services give the district a strong foundation in the heartland of New York state.

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To watch Unadilla Valley Central School video from social media page, copy and paste link to browser. https://fb.watch/koYaxx-zNr/