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PVHS High Lites - January 17, 2020

posted Jan 17, 2020, 9:52 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Jan 17, 2020, 9:54 AM ]

Check out what is happening at the High School!  

It is amazing that we are just about half way through the current school year! Soon (not until spring) I will be sending information to senior parents and students about the Senior Walk, Senior Awards, Scholarships won and Commencement.  This is a great time of the year, even with the cold weather and possible snow.


Please join us for our next Be a Part of the Conversation workshop -- "Isolation: The New Drug of Choice". This informative presentation will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. The effects of social isolation on mental health are overwhelmingly negative. According to adolescent therapists, parents frequently mention they have to beg their teens to get out of the house to see friends, instead of enforce curfews. Justin Levin, M.A., CAADC will talk with parents about how they can encourage young people to stop isolating. Register at pv-isolation.eventbrite.com.


 Save the date for our upcoming Day of Service on Jan. 20, 2020.  HIgh School students can sign up for various service opportunities now Day of Service High School Opportunities. We are looking forward to working with all our young volunteers to serve others in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  


On January 28th we will not be sending students to the tech school due to their Skills Competition.Those participating that day at MCCC should arrive by 8am. Tech school students not participating in the competition that day should follow a PV in, Tech out schedule. (AM students can arrive by 10:30am if they have a ride in - must sign in at front office and PM students may leave at noon. AM or PM students who will be at PV all day are to attend study hall for the periods they are normally assigned to the tech school).


Program Planning for the 20-21 school year will begin soon!  The updated program planning guide is now online.  Please read through the guide as there is important information about requirements, deadlines, and of course, the course descriptions. Our next extended homeroom will provide students with additional information about the program planning process.

We have some exciting new courses/electives for the upcoming year: Industrial Print Graphics 2, Music 101, Football 1, and Football 2. These are  joining last year’s additions of Peer Buddies, App Design Studio, Social Media in the Business World, Personal Finance, Psychology, and Modern Middle East.  Read through the guide to find out more about each of these courses. 

Please note the timeline for program planning for this year.

January 21 - February 10

Teachers input their recommendations into the HAC for next year’s courses.

February 12 - March 1

Students and parents can access the course request section of HAC to pick core classes and electives and make changes.

February 19

8th grade parent night for Program Planning

March 2 - March 31

Counselors review the requests and meet with students

April 1

Course Verification letters given to students to bring home.

April 7

Verification letters are due (signed by parents and any changes noted on this form)

June 19

Last day for parents/students to initiate any changes to requested courses. Courses will not be changed after this date and schedules will not be changed.

August, dates to be determined

Schedules available in HAC

9th grade Orientation and new student Open House

 

Important Dates to Remember

1/20

MLK Day of Service

No School 

1/23

Be Part of the Conversation

HS library 6:30pm

1/24

End of MP2

 

1/29

PM Extended Homeroom 

Program Planning will be discussed



Handbook

Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics

Yearbook

Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Helpful Guide - where to find answers


Have a wonderful weekend!

Cyndi Moss, Ed.D.

Lead Principal


School Board Approves 2020-21 Calendar

posted Jan 14, 2020, 8:55 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 8:55 AM ]

day planner
The 2020-21 instructional calendar was approved at the Jan. 13, 2020 School Board meeting and features a pre-Labor Day start to school and several half-days for in-service. The 2020-21 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The last day of school, if all three built-in snow days are used, will be Thursday, June 17, 2020. To view more information about the calendar development process and download a PDF, visit our webpage.

Advanced Placement Presentation for Parents and Students

posted Jan 9, 2020, 5:14 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 5:14 AM ]


There will be an Advanced Placement Presentation for Parents and Students (Grades 8-11) considering taking Advanced Placement Courses for the first time in the 2020-2021 school year. 

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm  -  Immediately following 8th Grade Parent Orientation Introduction
Location: High School Auditorium

8th Grade Parent Orientation

posted Jan 9, 2020, 5:11 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 5:12 AM ]


8th Grade Parent Orientation will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium. There will be a short introductory presentation for Parents of incoming Freshmen in the Auditorium followed by time to speak with teachers and counselors about curriculum and program planning in the Cafeteria. 

Save the Date for Jan. 23 Presentation - Isolation: The New Drug of Choice

posted Jan 8, 2020, 8:22 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 8, 2020, 8:23 AM ]

isolation, the new drug of choice
Please join us for our next Be a Part of the Conversation workshop -- "Isolation: The New Drug of Choice". This informative presentation will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. The effects of social isolation on mental health are overwhelmingly negative. According to adolescent therapists, parents frequently mention they have to beg their teens to get out of the house to see friends, instead of enforce curfews. Justin Levin, M.A., CAADC will talk with parents about how they can encourage young people to stop isolating. Register at pv-isolation.eventbrite.com.

Hotspots Available for Families in Need

posted Dec 16, 2019, 10:51 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 16, 2019, 10:51 AM ]

digital devices
We are pleased to offer free hotspots to families without internet access in the home as a way to support anywhere/anytime learning. Through a generous donation, we are making hotspots available to families so that all students can take advantage of the anywhere/anytime learning model.

A hotspot is a handheld device that provides wireless network connection to other devices (such as a phone, computer or Chromebook). Free hotspots will be given to families based on income and/or need, and availability of devices (limited quantities are available).

Want to learn more? Please visit our webpage for more information or call your child's school.

Registration Open for PVSD Community Ed Winter Session

posted Dec 16, 2019, 5:55 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 16, 2019, 6:03 AM ]

ring in the new year
Ring in 2020 by starting a new exercise regimen or learning something new through PVSD's Community Education program. Our winter/early spring session is open for registration! If you live in the district, you should receive a printed brochure, but can also access our brochure online and register through our webstore.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include:

Cricut 101
Valentine's Day Wreath Class
Teaching Kids About Money
Mushroom Growing

Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration will open in February for sessions beginning in March), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, exercise and dance classes, and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

We hope you take time to see what PVSD Community Ed has to offer! Be sure to follow us @PVSDCommunityEd on both Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about upcoming classes.

District Begins "Rally for the Valley" Capital Campaign

posted Oct 21, 2019, 6:39 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 21, 2019, 6:39 AM ]

rally for the valley
The district is beginning a capital campaign to improve student experiences and level the playing field called "Rally for the Valley." The intent is to raise money to offset costs for proposed athletic field improvement projects, such as the installation of synthetic turf at Thomas J. Keenan Stadium, construction of a synthetic turf multi-purpose field at the site of our current baseball field, and construction of two, multi-purpose synthetic turf fields behind the high school. To learn more about these projects and how you can support the effort, please visit our webpages for more information.

PVSD Launches Alumni Network

posted Sep 5, 2019, 5:27 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 5, 2019, 5:28 AM ]

alumni logo
We're excited to announce the launch of the new PVSD Alumni Network: alumni.pvsd.org! This alumni portal offers PV graduates a way to stay connected to fellow classmates and the district through an online community that is tailored specifically for alumni interests. If you are a PV grad, or know someone who is, please share news about this platform and its many benefits. See below for more information.

What does the Alumni Portal allow you to do?
  • Connect and network with over 1,000 (and growing) PV alumni. Explore what your peers are up to and find alumni near you.
  • Learn about events, career opportunities, and important news from the community.
  • Reconnect with your old friends, and share what's new in your lives.
  • Learn about ways in which you can contribute to the future of the district.
How is it different from a social network?
  • This is an exclusive private community with access restricted to only our alumni.
  • Provides a safe, secure way to support one another for career connections, mentorship, professional advice etc.
  • The data is secure and no third party can access it.

2019-20 Parking Information

posted May 21, 2019, 9:12 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Jun 1, 2019, 6:54 AM ]



2019-20 Parking applications are now available.  Please see the Parking Information page for more details about parking on school property and for links to the forms.

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