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Valley Stream 30 Recognitions

Bloomberg Radio Interview with Dr. Kanas

National Blue Ribbon Award

Reward Schools - All three elementary schools in Valley Stream Thirty were recognized as Reward Schools by New York State, signifying that these schools have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement.

Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School was the recipient of the 2014 Waldinger Cup for summer reading. Forest Road Elementary School came in 2nd place.

Valley Stream Thirty is designated as a "District in Good Standing" on the New York State Report Card.

Summer School presentation at SAANYS - Click Here

Mixed Test Score Results - VS Herald
A Stitch in Time - VS Herald

      • In 2009, the District received the Magna Award from the American School Board Association for its early intervention program.

• In 2010, Forest Road was selected based on student performance to become part of the Albany Kids Study. This program studies excellent schools in order to share the school’s practices for others to learn from.

• In 2011, the District received Effective Site Practice Validation from NYSED for Literacy Monitoring Practices.

• In 2012, the District was the recipient of a NYSED Performance Grant, a competitive grant awarded to school districts with high growth in student achievement.


Valley Stream 30 Receives Recognition

Valley Stream 30 has been recognized by the S3TAIR project for our effective practices in literacy.  Supporting Successful Strategies To Achieve Improved Results (S3TAIR) is a New York State Education Department Office of Special Education project, supported in part by a federal grant.  S3TAIR seeks to find schools with effective, evidence-based practices in literacy instruction, positive academic and behavior interventions and supports, and/or effective special education instruction.  Valley Stream 30 was nominated in the area of literacy for our student monitoring model.  This model includes regular literacy support team meetings regarding all students on an ongoing basis.  The Valley Stream 30 literacy monitoring model was found to be an exemplar model by the S3TAIR project, and we have been awarded the distinction of being named an Effective Practice School District.  

We are excited that a representative from the New York State Education Department program will be visiting Valley Steam 30 to personally present the school district with a certificate of recognition and best practices’ banner.  They will do so on February 1st at 8:00 p.m. at Shaw Avenue Library when the Board, staff and parent community members will be assembled for the Budget Forum. The certificate of recognition will be accepted on behalf of the Board, teachers, administrators and families for the united effort of the Valley Stream 30 community in supporting the success of our students.