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Jan. 24 Superintendent's Roundtable to Focus on HS Programming/Class Rank

posted Jan 19, 2018, 10:45 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 10:45 AM ]

superintendent's roundtable
The next Superintendent's Roundtable will feature a discussion on high school programming and class rank - please join us for an informative look at the high school experience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.

Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell is seeking to facilitate further conversation on high school program planning and class rank, following discussions at the School Board level about these topics. She will open up conversation on the advantages/disadvantages of class rank, and the recent decision to eliminate class rank beginning with next year's class of freshmen.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to jlester@pvsd.org.

Reminder: Tuesday, Jan. 23, is a Half-Day

posted Jan 18, 2018, 9:31 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 9:32 AM ]

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Tuesday, Jan. 23, is a half-day in-service day for all schools. There will be early dismissal for students: 11:30 a.m. for middle schools and the high school, and 12:15 p.m. for elementary schools. 

Upcoming Presentation: A Parents' Guide to Teens & Substance Abuse, Jan. 31

posted Jan 5, 2018, 12:28 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 12:29 PM ]

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The Perkiomen Valley School District is proud to partner with Be a Part of the Conversation for a second community presentation: "A Parents' Guide to Teenagers & Substance Abuse - Warning Signs & Communication Skills." This workshop will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Perkiomen Valley High School library. 

What are some of the most effective ways to keep our kids from using alcohol or other drugs? What are some of the signs that they might be drinking or trying drugs? Have you ever had the most amazing talk with your son or daughter about healthy choices, and a week later you wonder if they heard anything you said?

There are important biological reasons that our kids take risks. We’ll talk about how as parents, we can help to shape our kids’ choices and behaviors, and raise successful young adults.

Register to attend: https://conversationparentsguide.eventbrite.com

Student Teams Needed for Handball Tournament on Jan. 27

posted Jan 5, 2018, 7:16 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:21 AM ]

handball players
Support the PV Music Boosters and the Chaz Hunsdorfer Memorial Scholarship Fund by participating in the annual Sideline Handball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School. Please click here for details and forms needed for your team. 

Fundraising Efforts; Grief/Loss Resources

posted Dec 15, 2017, 9:51 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 22, 2017, 5:27 AM ]

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As our community comes together in the wake of a fire that took the lives of two of our students, we are compiling resources and information to support those who want to help (see Fundraising Efforts) and those who might need help (see Grief/Loss Resources). We are most appreciative of the many generous individuals who have made offers of help and have tried compile a list of fundraising efforts that we are aware of at this point, in case anyone wants to contribute. Please see below. If you are aware of other initiatives that should be listed here, please email jlester@pvsd.org.

Fundraising Efforts:

TD Bank Lukens Family Fund: Bring cash or checks to any local TD Bank branch and contribute to the family's fund. Checks should be made payable to the "Lukens Family Fund." Click here for local TD Bank locations.
Lukens Family Benefit (Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.) at Washington Fire Co. #1 Memorial Hall

Montgomery County Hero Fund Lukens Family Benefit (Saturday, Jan. 20, 5 to 9 p.m.) at Valley Forge Casino

Perk Valley Youth Wrestling Benefit for the Lukens Family (Feb. 23, 7 to 10 p.m.) Sunnybrook Ballroom

Grief/Loss Resources:

We have created a page of resources for families who might need information about how to help children cope with grief and loss that they may be experiencing. We encourage you also to reach out to your school's counselor with concerns. 

Learn About the Comprehensive Planning Process

posted Dec 12, 2017, 12:19 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 12:19 PM ]

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The Comprehensive Planning process is under way at PV. Every three years, school districts are required to create a plan that helps "set the course" for the district over the next three years. A Steering Committee made up of stakeholders (employees, parents, students, Board members and community members) has been formed to lead this effort and is already working toward developing a mission, vision, and goals for our district.

We hope to provide helpful information throughout this process through website updates and emails. Part of this process will also involve us asking you for feedback about our district through surveys. Keep an eye out for future requests. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our Comprehensive Planning website resources for more information. 

Winter/Early Spring Community Education Class Registration Now Open

posted Dec 6, 2017, 6:54 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

Winter CE promo
The Winter/Early Spring 2018 Community Education brochure is now available online, and will soon be arriving in your mailbox. If you want to get a jump start on planning some fun and exciting classes to kick off the New Year, now is the time! Click here to look at our brochure, or you can visit our webstore and complete your registration online: https://perkiomen.revtrak.net/

We are also pleased to announce that we have launched social media accounts for Community Ed news. You can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

The winter/early spring session will feature a variety of new courses, including:

Country Heat Live
Total Body Fitness
Chair Aerobics
Smooth Style Ballrooming
Balloon Twisting and Clowning 101
Paper Crafting
Investing in Real Estate
3 Weeks to a Healthier, Happier You
Afterschool Yoga for Adults
Yoga for High Schoolers
Youth Meditation
Special Needs Financial Planning
Good Writing: It's for Everyone!

Of course, we're still offering swimming lessons, basketball, volleyball, dog obedience instruction, and many, many other classes to keep you busy during the winter months. We look forward to serving you!

Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 23, 2017, 10:13 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 10:13 AM ]

Substitute Aide ad
Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Work at PVSD as a Substitute Aide! Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. Although regular availability is preferred, this job provides significant scheduling flexibility from week to week. Apply now online or contact Susan Angel (sangel@pvsd.org) with questions.

Parking Spots are SOLD OUT

posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:01 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 1:00 PM ]

Parking spots at the High School are currently sold out.  
A notice will be posted if spots become available again.

Please see the Parking Information page for more details about parking on school property.

Online Registration for AP Tests Now Open

posted Sep 12, 2017, 9:47 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 9:57 AM by Kristi Lainhart ]

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AP test registration is being offered online this year! Tests are $94 per exam as per the College Board. Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch will be charged $53 per exam. A service fee will also be applied upon check-out. New users will have to create an account in order to register. Click here to register for a test by Sept. 29. If for some reason you cannot complete registration online, please email Mark Stipa at mstipa@pvsd.org for information. 

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