Cattaraugus-Little Valley Middle School    
    Grades 5-8


    25 Franklin Street N.
    Cattaraugus, NY 14719
    Phone: (716) 257-3483
    Fax: (716) 257-5108
     Welcoming in 2019!
    Welcome back after a well deserved winter recess. Our students will be looking to finish the second quarter strong as we get back into the swing of things in 2019. Be sure to periodically check the Middle School Site for upcoming events that will be posted. In the upcoming months there will be information about Middle School Engagement Nights that will keep you informed about some of the experiences our students are exposed to throughout their days. There will also be information for students about "Monday Movie Nights." We hosted our first movie night after school in December with a great turnout! I will also be taking time to keep parents informed about the many benefits of what we are implementing academically across grade levels. One area that has received some poor publicity over the years is NYS Testing. As a district, we have found these assessments to be very valuable as we continually shape our curriculum to meet student needs. Please see the link below to help answer any questions you may have about the NYS Testing and also inform you about the positive changes that NYS has made to create a positive testing experience for all students. 


    nysed 2018/2019 Grades 3-8 NYS Assessments: What Parents Need to Know: NYS published this guide last year to communicate the changes that have been made to the NYS Math and ELA tests to support a positive testing expereince. This guide serves as a good "What Parents Need to Know" informational sheet for 2019 as well. 

    Growth Mindset Growth Mindset: People with a GROWTH MINDSET believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through hard work and effort.Essentially, our potential in all areas is truely limitless! Click on the following link to find out more about our GROWTH MINDSET; Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets that Shape our Lives

    April Preston

    Middle School Principal

    (716) 257-3483 x5282