Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 Dinner Invitations Are Out

This year's Alumni Dinner is set for June 24. If you haven't received your invitation, there's a jpg of it and other information at the very helpful Little Valley Central School page on Facebook.

Once again, the dinner will be at the Fairgrounds in the Corporate Building. The "social hour" starts at 4 p.m. The dinner gets going at 6 p.m.

If you're around on Friday the 23rd, there's a blood drive at LVCS, in the gym, from noon to 5 p.m. You can learn more and schedule an appointment at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jeff Newhouse To Be 2016 Dinner Speaker

Class of '66 alum Jeff Newhouse will be the featured speaker at this year's Alumni Dinner, association President Kevin Andrew reports.

Jeff's bio will be familiar to many: husband of Judy (Wood); son of "Coach" and Jeanne; brother of Terry and Greg; retired Air Force Lt. Col. who was the navigator on flights to about 100 countries -- including a trip with President Nixon to the Soviet Union in 1973.

Some of us also recall his brief stint as a math teacher teacher at LVCS. Jeff says we members of the Class of '76 were in 8th grade when he taught us.

The dinner is set for June 25, at the Fair Grounds. See you there.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Alumni Room To Be Open On Nov. 1, From 1 To 4 P.M.; Date Set For 2016 Alumni Dinner

This is no trick.

There will certainly be some treats the day after Halloween if you enjoy looking back at "the good old days":

The Alumni Room in the school building will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1.

If you like to plan much further ahead, there's word from Alumni President Kevin Andrew that "Next year's banquet will be on Saturday, June 25." Once again, we'll be at the Corporate Building on the Fair Grounds.

Also watch the "Little Valley Alumni" group on Facebook for more information.

Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Alumni Dinner: Neither Rain Nor Dark Dampen The Good Spirits

Rain fell hard in Little Valley on Saturday and just as about 190 LVCS Alumni members were about to sit down to eat the power went out.

But dark skies and a dark Corporate Building (for more than an hour before the power came back) didn't matter. The 116th dinner and reunion went on as scheduled and the highlights included:

-- Jerri Parkhurst Harris' keynote address and singing. As she said, "you can take Jerri out of Little Valley, but you can't take Little Valley out of Jerri."

-- Barry Reiman's remarks on behalf of the Class of '65. He captured a sense of the times with the story of undermanned Little Valley's victory over a much larger Portville football team.

-- The food! The Little Valley Fire Department Auxiliary won high praise for the dinners (beef, chicken or vegetable lasagna) and the cupcakes. The auxiliary is already on tap for next year's dinner.

-- The shift into the 21st Century. This blog has been up and running since 2007. But President Kevin Andrew told everyone about the association's entry into the world of social media: The Little Valley Alumni group on Facebook. It's well worth finding and joining as it will likely be updated frequently. By the way, also look for the Little Valley Central group on Facebook.

-- A request from the Association board. They're hoping that talented members will donate gifts to be given away at next year's dinner. They're looking at all you quilters, carvers, photographers, knitters and others. If you've got something you might want to put into the prize basket, contact Karen Holtz Taft, Kevin Andrew, Linda Bryant Milks, Sherry Nichols Charlesworth, Susan Ellis Koch, Nell Fellows or Nancy Paschen Shinners.

Here are some photos, courtesy of Nell Fellows (Class of '76):
The Class of '65.

President Kevin Andrew and Jerri Parkhurst Harris.

The power was out for more than an hour, but it didn't matter.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New CLVCS Superintendent Lives In East Otto

From the Olean Times Herald:

CATTARAUGUS — The Cattaraugus-Little Valley School Board of Education Wednesday unanimously named the district’s next superintendent and it didn’t have to look far to find her.

Dr. Sharon Huff, an East Otto resident currently serving as superintendent of Pioneer Central Schools, was appointed to the post.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2015 Dinner Invitations Are Out. Also: New Pictures From The Alumni Room At LVCS

The invitations and forms for the 2015 Alumni Dinner have been mailed and you should have received yours by now. 

If you haven't, you should be able to download PDFs by clicking:

The dinner choices are Swiss Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Vegetarian Lasagna.  The cost is $18. Annual dues are $5. Checks should be made out to LVCS Alumni Association. The mailing address is:

Little Valley Alumni Association
P.O. Box 162
Little Valley, N.Y. 14755

Reminder, the dinner is on June 27 in the Corporate Building of the Fair Grounds. The social "hour" starts at 4 p.m. Dinner and the meeting start at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Little Valley Central School group on Facebook remains a great place to connect with other alumni and see photos from the past and present. Check it out. Just search for "Little Valley Central School" on Facebook. It's a closed group, so you'll have to be approved. But that should not be a problem.

On those pages, Nell Fellows (Class of '76) has posted a nice series of photos she took earlier this month at the Alumni Room in the school. The room will be open on Dinner day, so stop by if you can. We're putting three of Nell's photos below. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Coming Up: Open House At The Alumni Assn. Rooms On May 17

Nell Fellows (Class of '76) writes that:

"Your LVCS Alumni Association will be hosting another Open House on Sunday, May 17 in our rooms at the school. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mark your calendar and tell your friends! But don't worry if you miss it ... we'll be open on banquet day too."

By the way, Nell's note was first posted on the "Little Valley Central School" Facebook group's page. If you haven't checked that group out, please do. It's well worth joining. Just search on "Little Valley Central School" if you're already a Facebook user. If you're not on Facebook, consider signing up. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Peterson Leaving CLVCS

Jon Peterson, superintendent of Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School since 2008, is leaving.

The Salamanca Press has the news here:

According to the Press:

"Beginning July 1, Peterson will serve as superintendent at the Mayfield Central School District about 50 miles northwest of Albany."

Friday, January 30, 2015

L.V. Fire Dept. Auxiliary To Cater This Year's Dinner. Reminder: Date Is June 27

Over in the very valuable Little Valley Central group on Facebook, Nell Fellows (Class of '76) has posted more information about this year's dinner

"The Little Valley Alumni Association is pleased to let everyone know the dinner this year will be held on Saturday, June 27 at the corporate building at the fairgrounds. We are also thrilled that the Little Valley volunteer fire department auxiliary has agreed to cater our dinner this year. Dinner selections will include vegetable lasagna, Swiss steak, or chicken Cordon Bleu. Jerri Parkhurst Harris will be our speaker. More details to follow."

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Photos: Alumni Room At The School

Nell Fellows (Class of '76) has posted a selection of photos from today's open house at the Alumni Room. They're on her Facebook page. Click here to see all of them: