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VSTA Provides Lunch at our Local Hospital
Union President Rich Adams, and VPs Patrice Davidson, Noele Villa and John Reese dropped off lunch for 90 doctors,
nurses and health care workers at LIJ Valley Stream one year after our original lunch at the start of the pandemic. Organized by
John Reese and Noele Villa, the VSTA also provided chips, snacks and drinks to thank our front line workers.
VSTA Wears Red for Ed

Thank you VSTA, from the Class of 2021
New York School Reopening Guidance
To read the information from the New York State Department of Education click here
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
To read the information from the US Department of Labor click here
ADA Appeals Information
To read the information from the Department of Human Rights click here
Honoring a Hero, a Neighbor, a Friend
VSTA Delivers to LIJ-Valley Stream
Union President Rich Adams and John Reece, Grievance Chair from District 24, delivered food and drinks to LIJ-Valley Stream.
Coordinated by John Reece and Noele Villa, VSTA VP from District 13, the VSTA provided snacks, chips, snack bars, Power Aide, and water. We also provide bagged lunches for 70 doctors, nurse, and staff of the ICU.
Special Delivery to Local Hospital
Mike Frazer, Science Teacher at Valley Stream North High School took up a collection and delivered pizza to North Shore Hospital.
Solidarity at Shaw
Teachers and Staff go "Red for Ed"
Elmont Teachers Association and VSTA meet up at NYSUT Conference
The Elmont Elementary Classroom Teachers Association and the VSTA confer at the recent NYSUT Leadership Conference.

VSTA pays PTA Membership Dues for District Faculty

VSTA President Richard Adams presents checks representing PTA dues to all schools in the Village of Valley Stream.

The checks cover dues of all teachers and teaching assistants in the Valley Stream schools.










Central High School Named a NYS Education Department Recognition School



On October 10, 2019 the board of education recognized Central High School Principal Dr. Joseph Pompilio and the Central teachers and staff for being named a New York State Education Department Recognition School under the Every Student Succeeds Act Plan.


According to the NYSED, “Recognition Schools are identified as such because they are among the top performing under ESSA for performance, student growth and/or graduation rate; met or exceeded either the school or state measures of interim progress for English language arts and mathematics, rate of Chronic Absenteeism, and College, Career, and Civic Readiness; and met the federally required 95 percent participation rate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments.”

Last school year, Central received distinction by the New York State Education Department for graduating young men of color at one of the highest rates in the state of New York.


Remembering the Valley Streamers who fought in D-Day

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VSTA Election Results

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Valley Stream Among Best Schools in the United States

US News and World reports came out with Best Schools in the United States
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Central Teacher Honors Veterans

Central Social Studies teacher Chris Critchley photographed with the 2000+ flags that he installs each year on the front lawn of Central high school as a salute to Veterans. Each Veteran Day Chris leads Central in a celebration of those Veterans on staff, graduates, and even relatives of staff and students who served. Names of alumni, staff, and relatives are read each day by Chris during the morning announcements. Thanks Chris, we all appreciate what you do each year.

NYS Psychologist of the Year

​District 30 psychologist Francyne Zeltzer honored as NYS Psychologist of the Year.

Valley Stream North Football Gives Back

Every year VSN football coach Tom Schaivo and the members of the VS North football team spend a day with children at St. Mary children’s hospital. This has been going on for over 10 years. Tom attended VS Central HS and is thought of as both a fine educator in the classroom and on the gridiron.



Regents Listen and Respond to Your Advocacy on Opt Out Penalties

Thanks to the advocacy of hundreds of NYSUT members who sent personalized letters to the State Education Department this summer, SED and the Board of Regents have backed down on proposed ESSA regulations that would have unfairly punished school districts where large numbers of students and families opt out of state testing.
Click here to read more from NYSUT.

Janus Decision

Click here to read the letter from VSTA President Rich Adams.


Long Island's Best High Schools For 2018: U.S. News

The annual list is out and Valley Stream schools rank among the Top 100 in New York State
Click here to read the article.


VSTA represents at RVC Con Con Rally

VSTA Charity Basketball Game against The Court Jesters

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