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Facilities Committee Meetings, Oct. 22 and 29

posted Oct 15, 2018, 10:58 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 10:58 AM ]

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The PVSD community is invited to the Facilities Committee meetings that have been scheduled for Oct. 22 and 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. While the focus of the discussion will be on South Elementary School’s facility needs, we are inviting the entire community because the options being considered will likely affect our district as a whole. Some proposed options may have an impact on other buildings, while others may have a significant impact on the budget. We invite you to attend and learn more and provide us with your feedback. The same information will be presented each evening.

PVHS to Present "Little Women" Nov. 9-11

posted Oct 15, 2018, 8:08 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 8:09 AM ]

Perkiomen Valley High School students have been hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming performances of "Little Women," which will take place Nov. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., and on Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. in the auditorium.

Tickets are general admission and will be sold at the door or during lunches for $10. They can also be purchased for $11 through this link: perkiomen-valley-school-district.ticketleap.com/little-women/

"Little Women" has been captivating audiences for over a century with the classic story of four sisters navigating life, love and grief during the Civil War. As Marmee, their dearest mother explains, each of the girls is as unique as she is wonderful: “Amy, the artist, Jo, the writer, Meg, the poised beauty, and Beth, the thoughtful dear. ”

Gary Pederson’s screenplay brings out the distinct personalities of each character as they challenge the expectations of women in the 1800s and embrace each other in a dangerous world. Set at Christmas time, the play is a celebration of family, friendships, and love.

The cast is led by faculty advisors Linda McAllister, Tricia Fisher, Matthew Lyczak, and Bryan Nawrocki, who assist Stage Manager Lindsey Edens and Production Assistant Jenna DelMonte.

The talented cast is sure to bring new life, humor, and perspective to these familiar characters. Leanna Strohecker tackles the role of fiercely independent Jo March, who questions the opportunities available to women in Civil War America. Samantha Heirgessell is sophisticated Meg March, who falls in love as she worries about her responsibilities to her struggling family. Julia Gerberich plays sweet, selfless Beth, always trying to bring more love into a cruel world through music and empathy, and Kelly McKenzie plays sassy and creative Amy, both precious and precocious. Laurie, the aristocratic Victorian best friend to the March sisters, is hilariously portrayed by John Baranowski.

"Clearing the Air About Vaping"/Be a Part of the Conversation, Oct. 18

posted Oct 8, 2018, 12:57 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 12:58 PM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District, in partnership with Be a Part of the Conversation, is proud to present "Clearing the Air About Vaping" - a program for parents/guardians to be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Kids are wired to try new things. The current trend, both nationally and locally, is vaping. Along with other risky behaviors, this is something we need to have a conversation about, as parents and as a community that cares. We'll discuss ways we can help kids break away from cultural pressure; how we can encourage smart choices; and the effects of the chemicals that can be involved in vaping. Register for this presentation by clicking on the Eventbrite link below.

Eventbrite: https://pvsdvaping.eventbrite.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/495313347599589/ 
Website: https://conversation.zone/event/clearing-the-air-about-vaping/

Comprehensive Plan Draft Available for Public Review

posted Oct 2, 2018, 6:18 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 6:31 AM ]

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A draft of Perkiomen Valley School District's comprehensive plan was approved at the Oct. 1 School Board work session, and has been posted for public review online. Hard copies of the draft will also be available at the District Office (3 Iron Bridge Drive), all schools, as well as at the Perkiomen Valley Library. Should you have comments to share about the draft plan, please submit them to Laurie Smith, Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction. Following this period of public review, the plan will be voted on again by the School Board in November and then submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more information about the comprehensive planning process, please click here.

Local Professionals/Non-Profit Leaders Sought for Nov. 15 Career/Volunteer Fair at PVHS

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:05 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 6:05 AM ]

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We're seeking local professionals and non-profit leaders to engage with our high school students at the next Career/Volunteer Fair on Nov. 15. You can lead a workshop, attend the fair, or both! Please fill out our form to get involved: https://tinyurl.com/ycysy4vu

Back-to-School News You Can Use

posted Aug 29, 2018, 5:58 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 6:46 AM ]

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As you and your children begin the 2018-19 school year, we wanted to share some information about various items that are new for this year and some reminders for the fall. Please read on for details:

TEXTING: This year, we will begin using the texting feature of our communications system to delivery timely and important information to you. Texts will be sent to any phone number associated with your student in our student information system. The text will come from a “short code” such as 23177, 63079 or 82932. When you receive a message from one of these codes, you may want to create a new contact and name it “PVSD” so you know next time who the sender is. If you do not want to receive texts, there will be instructions following our texts that allow you to opt out. Standard message and data rates will apply.

VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK: We have developed a Volunteer Handbook to assist anyone who would like to volunteer in knowing our expectations. The handbook helps to explain the differences between different types of volunteers and requirements for each. We invite you to review this handbook and other information on our website prior to volunteering.

ACTIVITY FEES: Student activity fees for grades 7-12 can be paid online through Home Access Center (HAC) this year. Once all team and activity/club rosters have been finalized by the coaches and sponsors, fees will be assigned to a student in HAC. Parents will be able to see a “Fees” tab upon logging into HAC. If no tab appears, it means that team/activity rosters are still being finalized. Please be patient as this is a new process and may take some time to fully implement. Continue to check back for updates.

BUSING INFORMATION: Please be sure to check HAC regularly to make sure you have accurate and up-to-date information about your child’s bus stop and number. Information is subject to change as the bus company continues adjusting routes to be the most efficient.

PUBLICITY REFUSAL FORM: This is a friendly reminder to complete a publicity refusal form if you do not want your child’s image used for publicity purposes. Please download the form from our website and send it to school with your child so that we may keep a record.

Power Packs Program Information

posted Aug 16, 2018, 12:15 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 12:15 PM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is offering nutritious meals and snacks, free of charge, to high school students in need of food during the weekends. Bags of food will be provided to children on the last school day before every weekend. There is no requirement to provide any financial information.

The bags will include:
  • 1 breakfast item for each day 
  • 1 lunch item for each day 
  • 1 snack item for each day 
  • 1 fruit or vegetable for each day 
If your child would benefit from this program, you are encouraged to enroll him/her by completing this form and returning it to your school counselor at the start of the school year. Once your student is enrolled in the Power Packs Program, he/she will receive a bag of food each week throughout the school year or until you no longer need/wish to participate. Your student will pick up the bag from the school counselor or other identified staff member and place the bag immediately in their backpack or locker as part of a confidential system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email PowerPacks@pvsd.org or call 610-489-8506.

PVSD Community Ed Fall Brochure Now Available Online

posted Aug 13, 2018, 7:28 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

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The Fall 2018 Community Ed brochure is now available online, and will be mailed to residents by the end of August. We hope you will check it out to learn more about our swimming programs, Behind-the-Wheel training, and new classes for children and adults such as Mixed Media Art, Knowing Your Strengths for Teens, and cardio and strength training. You can register online at https://perkiomen.revtrak.net/.

Parking Information for 2018-19

posted May 16, 2018, 10:03 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 11:16 AM ]

We are currently sold out of parking permits for the school year and have started a waiting list.  Please see the Parking Information page for more details about parking on school property and for links to the forms.

Substitute Aides Needed

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

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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.

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