May/June Newsletter Article

Posted by Tina Maines on 7/8/2022

Hello Timberwolf families! I cannot believe we are approaching the close of another school year! Spring is the air, and we have some exciting things happening at the High School! We recently inducted 14 new members into the National Honor Society! New members include Logan Crowell, Marley Dundas, Acadia LeClerc, Jameson Marshall, Hunter McInerney, Jocelyn Mentley, Caitlin O’Neill, Onalee Osgood, Trinity Perkins, Natalee Reed, Donald Seamon, Olivia Seifleine, Kora Sentz and Anthony Visciano. We also had four students from CABOCES who will be inducted into the CTE National Technical Honor Society which include Layla Baker, Kessia Belec, Ryan Harper and Grace Zalwsky.  

Another new initiative we started late in the year was student of the month! Students recognized thus far from December through February include: 

Grade 9 

Grade 10 

Grade 11 

Grade 12 

Seth Whited 

Lilly Goodman 

Trinity Perkins 

Seth Howland 

Madisyn Winship 

Brenna Mentley 

Jocleyn Mentley 

Ryan Harper 

McKenzie Harvey 

Camden Young 

Onalee Osgood 

Jillian Mitchell 

Dylan Szata 

Angel Delgado 

Natalee Reed 

Audrey Gassman 


With Springtime comes a renewed sense of focus, a renewed joy, and the promise of sunshine and laughter. CLV has many accomplishments to share. Our robotics class competed in the VEX Robotics tournament where they placed 9th out of 21 teams, our Natural Helpers participated in their annual retreat, our National Honor Society developed the first annual Souper-Bowl of Caring event, and our Drama Club put on a spectacular showing of Aladdin Jr! Our band and chorus members put on a tremendous Spring concert, our art students published remarkable pieces at the art show, and our athletic teams are shining both in and outside of the classroom! This past winter, we had our Girls Basketball Team earn the honor of a scholar athlete team while 6 athletes from our boys' basketball team, 8 athletes from our girls' basketball team and 6 athletes from the girls bowling team all earned individual scholar athlete recognition. 

Our FFA has brought back many awards which include Ag Issues team (2nd), Conduct of Chapter (1st), and Individual Creed Speaking (1st McKenzie Harvey) at the district 10 FFA Leadership Development Event. At the WNY Substates Competition, CLV received Conduct of Chapter Meeting (1st) and have qualified for the NY FFA State Convention, The Ag Issues team finished in 6th place with their topic on the dairy industry, and McKenzie Harvey placed 6th in the Junior Creed Speaking. Good luck to our students competing at the New York State FFA Convention in various events. 

Everyone seems to smile a bit more, and steps are lighter as we round out the next few months together. Seniors are wrapping up the year, committing to their post-graduation plans including college, military, and the work force. They are also applying for scholarships, planning for graduation, and our underclassmen are participating in course requests for next year; all while June quickly approaches. I wanted to take a moment and thank our counseling department as they continue to meet the needs of our students on a daily basis both academically and emotionally. This has been a stressful two years for staff and students and our counselors have not missed a beat! Be certain to check my Principal Webpage for important events scheduled for the remainder of the year which include, but are not limited to; Scholarship Night, Top 10 luncheon, and Graduation. 

In addition, thank you to the Board of Education, Superintendent, administrative team, district office staff, Deputy Miller (SRO), teachers, teacher aides, related service providers, technology department, nurses, cleaners, maintenance crew, psychologists, secretaries, coaches, cafeteria staff and transportation for their endless support and flexibility. Most importantly, our families at home. We could not have made it through this trying time without your support.  

Together we have persevered, and we will continue to do remarkable things! Please know I can be reached any time at 257-3483 or Visit the Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School Principal webpage for important updates as we close out the school year.  


Tina Maines 
HS Principal