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High Lites Oct 18

posted Oct 19, 2019, 12:02 PM by Cyndi Moss

Dear Parents/Guardians,

What a fun week it has been!  The school spirit is running at an all-time high.   Even our staff was into it! An amazing job by all students at our pep rally! It was very close, but our juniors pulled out the win this year. 

 

Congratulations to Tyler Clifford and Summer Watts on winning the PAC Championship for Cross Country last week.  Our girls team won the PACs and our boys team came in second. Congrats to everyone!

 

The Homecoming Dance is this Saturday night!!!  This dance is a semi-formal event. The dance is for eligible PV students and their pre-approved guest (one). The Homecoming Dance will be held here in the High School Competition Gym on Saturday, October 19th from 7-10pm.  Students who have not bought tickets by 2:30pm today will not be admitted into the dance.  Student debts MUST be cleared before they will be sold a ticket.  Tickets will be $10 each.  Students must bring their ID to the dance in order to get in and also wear shoes the entire night. I suggest that comfortable shoes either be worn or an extra pair brought with students.  The music boosters will provide an area for students to store their belongings during the dance.

 

Conference time is right around the corner.  We will have our conferences on Nov 25th and 26th.  There will be evening conferences available on the 25th.  Please be on the lookout for information from each teacher about these days.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates to Remember


Oct 14-18

Spirit Week


Homecoming Dance Ticket sales at lunch

More info coming


$10

October 18

Hall of Fame Induction


October 18

Pep Rally- pep rally schedule

Hall of Fame Induction


Oct 19

Homecoming Dance

7-10pm gym

Oct 23

Make-up picture day


Oct 25

Blood Drive





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



High Lites Oct 11

posted Oct 11, 2019, 9:35 AM by Cyndi Moss

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

If your son/daughter feels ill during the school day, he/she must report to the nurse.  If the nurse determines that your student should go home you will receive a call from the school.  Please remind your student that if he/she bypasses the nurse and calls you to go home, that will be an unexcused dismissal/absence.

 

The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday Oct 16th to those students who have previously signed up.  The exam will begin at 7:50am and run until approximately 11:20 that day. Students must bring at least two number 2 pencils and a calculator. (they may not use their phone or chromebook).  We will follow the schedule below.  

 

AM tech students who are not taking the exam report to Tech as they always do, however they will need to report to the study hall in the cafeteria upon their return to school (we will still be in period 3 at that time.)

PM tech students are to report to period 4 lunch. Their 4/5/6 teachers are aware that they will not be in class that day.


Period

4th Lunch

6th Lunch

8th Lunch


1

7:50 – 8:58

7:50 – 8:58

7:50 – 8:58

2

9:02 - 10:09

9:02 - 10:09

9:02 - 10:09

3

10:13 - 11:20

10:13 - 11:20

10:13 - 11:20

4

11:20 - 11:50

4/5 11:24 - 12:00

4/5 11:24 – 12:00

5/6

11:54 - 12:30

6 12:00 – 12:30

6/7 12:04 - 12:40

7/8

12:34 - 1:10

7/8 12:34 - 1:10

8 12:40 - 1:10

9

1:14 - 1:50

1:14 - 1:50

1:14 - 1:50

10

1:54 - 2:30

1:54 - 2:30

1:54 - 2:30


 

SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING!!!  Here is a listing of this year’s spirit week activities for the week of October 14th.   We hope that you son/daughter will find them fun and will participate! Of course, all attire must fall within our dress code. 

Monday 10/14 :  America Day...dressed in red white blue

Tuesday, 10/15 :  Under/By the Sea...Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, sharks, sea life OR beach wear, lifeguard, (bathing suits must be over clothing unless guys trunks are dress code acceptable.)

Wednesday, 10/16 :  Out of this World...aliens, space, star wars, star trek,  space heroes, planets, stars, etc.

Thursday, 10/17 :  Character day...

Friday, 10/18 : Class Color day...9th...brown; 10th...orange; 11th...white; 12th ...black

 

The Homecoming Dance is coming!!!  This dance is a semi-formal event. The dance is for eligible PV students and their pre-approved guest (one). The Homecoming Dance will be held here in the High School Competition Gym on Saturday, October 19th from 7-10pm.  Tickets will be on sale next week during lunches and must be purchased in advance.  Student debts MUST be cleared before they will be sold a ticket.  Tickets will be $10 each.  Students must bring their ID to the dance in order to get in and also wear shoes the entire night. I suggest that comfortable shoes either be worn or an extra pair brought with students.  The music boosters will provide an area for students to store their belongings during the dance.

 

On Thursday, November 14th, we will host our annual Future Readiness Event (formerly called Career/Volunteer Fair).  This event is an opportunity for all of our students to actively engage in activities to prepare them for life beyond high school.  Please consider joining us and sharing your experiences. Here is the registration link.  (The deadline to register to offer a workshop is 10/23/19.)  If you need more information, feel free to contact Patti Colucci at pcolucci@pvsd.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates to Remember


Oct 14-18

Spirit Week


Homecoming Dance Ticket sales at lunch

More info coming


$10

October 16

PSAT administration

Periods 1-3 (approx)

October 18

Hall of Fame Induction


October 18

Pep Rally- pep rally schedule

Hall of Fame Induction


Oct 19

Homecoming Dance

7-10pm gym

Oct 23

Make-up picture day


Oct 25

Blood Drive





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


High Lites Sept 27

posted Sep 27, 2019, 8:58 AM by Cyndi Moss   [ updated Sep 27, 2019, 9:01 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We are proud to announce that 11 of our seniors have met the requirements to enter the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students qualified based on their PSAT score (taken in their junior year).  The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes the top 50,000 students in the nation out of the  1.6 MILLION students who took the PSAT exam last fall. Only 16,000 of those students will go on in the competition and will named Semi-Finalists and the other 34,000 students will be named Commended Students. This year at PVHS we have 9 Commended Students and two Semi-Finalists. 

Congratulations to our Commended Students:  Hannah Bao, Riley Berrodin, Andrew Donnelly, John Durrell, Owen Ley, Ryann Pipperno, Glen Rogers, Mitchell Stomel and Kendall Trumbore. 

Congratulations to our two Semi-Finalists: Sam Marks and Matthew Tremba. They will both move on in the competition and have the opportunity to compete for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards. 

 

Congratulations to Brianna Reim and Gavin Berk who have been named the Students of the Month for September and October by the Collegeville Rotary. They will be honored October 16th at the Rotary Meeting. Congrats!

 

Class rings can be ordered on Oct 3  in our cafeteria lobby from 5-7 pm or  Oct 4 during all lunches.   

 

The Homecoming Dance is Coming!!!  This dance is open to all eligible PVHS students grades 9-12 and one guest. Guest forms now available in the Main Office.  If your student would like to bring an outside guest to the dance, he/she must hand in a completed guest form to the Main Office before Thursday, October 10th at 9am.  The Homecoming Dance will be held here in the High School Competition Gym on Saturday, October 19th from 7-10pm. Tickets will be on sale the week of the dance and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets will be $10 each. 

 

Students in grades 10-12 with a current cumulative GPA of at least a 4.00  have been invited (via email) to apply to the PVHS National Honor Society.  The completed application is due by Friday October 11th.  NO late applications will be accepted. Students who have already been inducted into NHS will NOT receive an invitation. Further information can be found in the invitation email. 

 

 

Students who are going on the Senior Trip to Disney and their parents are reminded that today is the deadline for the third payment.   Information about trip insurance has been sent via a recent email correspondence. I would highly recommend that you consider the trip insurance.  All of the information is also on the Class of 2020 High School page. Please contact Ms. Behl or Mrs. Martins with any questions. Also, please sign up for text notifications regarding all things Senior Class Trip.  Text the message @4aek3b to the number 81010.  

 

We love our parent volunteers.  All volunteers must have up to date clearances on file with the district.  There are three clearances which must be renewed every five years. If you are not sure how old your clearances are please email Karen Zucker@kzucker@pvsd.org for information.  Please go to our website Volunteers for details. 

 

Our next PM Assembly schedule will take place on Oct 11th. There will be an assembly for all seniors regarding graduation announcements.  Stay tuned for a detailed schedule for all students. 

 

I am pleased to report that many of our students are wearing their school issued IDs during the day.  We are working to get 100% of our students wearing their IDs.  It is imperative that we see an ID for safety reasons. Please reinforce this with your son/daughter.

 

Last spring the state began their own tip line Safe2Say.  This tip line will enable you to send anonymous tips to notify the proper authorities to any number of concerns such as mental health concerns, safety, drugs/alcohol, bullying and more.  

There are several ways to report a concern; you can call 1-844-safe2say, go to the Safe2Say Website or download the app.  Your tip will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  

 

Don't forget, in an emergency, please call 911.

 

And from the handbook:

Student Illnesses

The following procedure must be followed if a student becomes ill at school:

  1. The student must report to the nurse. Under NO circumstances should a student go to the lavatory to deal with his/her illness on his/her own.

  2. If the nurse is not available, the student must report to the main office.

  3. A parent/guardian will be called by the nurse if the nurse determines that the student is too ill to remain in school or has a temperature of 100F or above.

  4. The student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications (i.e. Tylenol or Advil) before returning to school.

  5. Students may not leave until the school is assured that a responsible adult has been notified.

  6. A student must sign out in the main office and may never leave without being signed out by a parent/guardian.

  7. Dismissal from the nurse’s office is an excused absence. An ill student’s dismissal will be considered an unexcused absence if the ill student contacts their parent/guardian on his/her own prior to reporting to the nurse or does not report to the nurse.

  8. Failure to follow this procedure will result in school disciplinary measures.

 

PVSD Dress Code per district policy 221. All high school students must wear district-issued ID at all times during the school day. Perkiomen Valley students are urged to maintain cleanliness, neatness, and generally accepted good taste in their dress and grooming habits. Clothing that interferes with the educational program or affects the health and safety of others is prohibited. 

Footwear must be worn at all times. Students may be required to wear certain types of clothing and/or footwear while participating in physical education classes, technology education, extracurricular activities, or other situations where special attire may be required to ensure the health or safety of the student.

Any clothing that allows the midriff, undergarments/boxer shorts, or private parts to be exposed are not permitted.

Clothing considered unacceptable school attire includes shirts with spaghetti straps, halter tops, mesh and/or transparent clothing, tube tops, crop tops, pajamas, swimsuits/trunks, biker shorts, and shoes with wheels.

Clothing, jewelry, or bandanas that refer to drugs, alcohol, sex, violent behaviors, portray obscenities or other inappropriate language, will not be permitted in school.

Hats and other types of head coverings are not to be worn while school is in session. A student’s face must be visible and cannot be obscured by a hood or other headwear. Head coverings are to be removed upon entering the building. Any and all religious head coverings are exempt from this policy.

Clothing/accessories that pose safety concerns or can cause injury to self or others, for example, spikes, studs, pins, and long chains customarily used to attach a wallet, folder, etc. are prohibited.

Appropriate attire as indicated by the guidelines above is expected when students represent the school at outside activities. Failure to meet the above requirements for student dress will result in disciplinary action.

 

Important Dates to Remember





Sept 27

Third senior trip payment due


Sept 30-Oct 1

No School


October 3

Class ring order night

FAFSA Parent night

5-7pm HS Cafeteria

6:30-8:30 Library

October 4

Class ring orders taken

During all lunches

Oct 8

11:30 dismissal


Oct 9

No School


Oct 10

Guest Forms due by 9am


Oct 11

PM Assembly Schedule


PSAT pre-administration

All day- assembly at 12:13


1 pm in the cafeteria

Oct 14-18

Spirit Week


Homecoming Dance Ticket sales at lunch

More info coming


$10

October 16

PSAT administration

Periods 1-3 (approx)

October 18

Hall of Fame Induction


October 18

Pep Rally- pep rally schedule

Hall of Fame Induction


Oct 19

Homecoming Dance

7-10pm gym

Oct 23

Make-up picture day


Oct 25

Blood Drive





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


High Lites Sept 20, 2019

posted Sep 20, 2019, 11:19 AM by Cyndi Moss

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

There is always a lot going on here at the HS and in an effort to keep these emails at a reasonable length I am posting a copy of these emails on the  High Lites Webpage for your future reference.  If you are looking for some information from a previous week you can enter the term(s) into the search bar at the top of the page.

 

We will be following a PM assembly schedule on Sept 24th.  All four grades will have activities planned for them. 

PM ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE

Period

Times

1

7:50-8:33

2

8:37-9:20

9:24-10:09(attendance and announcements at the beginning)

4

10:09-10:39

4/5

10:13-10:56

5/6

10:43-11:26

6

10:56-11:26

6/7

11:00-11:43

7/8

11:30-12:13

8

11:43-12:13

PM assembly

12:13-12:56

9

1:00-1:43

10

1:47-2:30

 

Grade 9th will meet with their Link Leaders in their homeroom

Grade 10 will go to the auditorium for a class ring assembly

Grade 11 will participate in a career activity in Naviance (they need their chromebook and earbuds (if possible)

Grade 12 will have a senior assembly to discuss all things senior year including graduation project, career study, important senior dates, etc

 

The Senior picture will be taken during period 3 on Sept 24th. Students are reminded to wear their senior shirt. They will be going outside for this picture.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  FAFSA Completion Night is Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30-8:30 pm in the high school library. Be on the lookout for additional information from the counseling center.

 

PSAT sign-ups for 10th and 11th graders will begin Wednesday, September 18.  Please complete this form to indicate that your student will take the PSAT.  Registration will run from Sept. 18th - Oct. 11th. The $25 registration fee will be added to your HAC account and will be DUE no later than Oct. 11th.  Once added to your account (it is not automatic, please allow some time), the fee can be paid online through HAC or it can be paid in person in the Counseling Center by cash or check made out to PVHS.   

It is highly recommended that students in 11th grade take the PSAT if they intend on going to college. 

The test will be given during school on Wed. Oct. 16th during periods 1,2 and 3.  Seats are limited so be sure to register ASAP.

 

If your son/daughter is going to be absent please notify the HS attendance office by 8:30am the day of the absence. You can send an email to the HS attendance email or call the attendance phone line.  All absences must be followed up by a written note or email from a registered email address in order to be excused. 

Attendance Secretary: Cenzina Berry, HS Attendance Email

Attendance Phone: Dial (610) 489-1230 and press #3

 

The academic help after school bus is now running on Tuesdays and Thursdays for any student who is staying after school for after school help or an academic activity. Students will need to obtain a bus pass from their teacher or advisor. The bus departs from the steps of the student parking lot at 4pm.  



Our clubs are beginning to have their initial meetings of the year.  You can find information about the clubs under the HS web page under activities.  The schedule of club meetings can be found on the morning announcements.

 

 

Please remind your student that they need to report to the nurse’s suite if they are not feeling well. The nurses will contact parents if a student needs to be sent home. Dismissal from the nurse’s office is an excused absence.  Per the student handbook, the ill student’s dismissal will be considered an unexcused absence if the ill student contacts their parent/guardian on their own prior to reporting to the nurse or does not report to the nurse.

 

 

Eligibility for athletics and activities begins this week. In order to participate in school-sponsored athletic or activity events, students must maintain a passing average for the marking period in all scheduled subjects. A student’s average for every subject, at any given time, must be 60% or above for the student to be considered eligible. The eligibility list will be run every Friday. Students who are found to be ineligible are not able to participate for a period of one week, beginning on Sunday through Saturday.  Students who have not passed all courses in the previous marking period shall be ineligible for 15 school days into the new marking period.

High lites Sept 13, 2019

posted Sep 20, 2019, 7:05 AM by Cyndi Moss

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Don’t forget that our website contains a wealth of information. If you don‘t know where to find something, the search feature has been known to be helpful.  PVSD Website   But if you don’t know who to ask or where to find an answer we have put together a helpful guide. Helpful Guide - where to find answers

 

 

For your convenience, in partnership with Frontstream Payments, the high school will accept online payments through the Home Access Center for outstanding fees. Please note in order to be directed to the Frontstream payment portal you will need to disable popup blockers on your web browser. Payments made after 5 pm will post the next business day.

To access the payment portal log into HAC using the parent login and find the Fee Balance on the right hand side of the initial page. You can click on the fee balance to see the fee information and to make an online payment. You must turn off your popup blocker in order to make an online payment.

 

Processing fees are as follows:

 

25 cents per transaction for electronic check payments (requires entering bank routing number and account number)

2.10% for payment with a Debit Card

2.39% for credit card payment

2.89% for payment with a credit rewards card


You can still pay for these items with a check(s) turned in to the main office to Mrs. McCloskey if you prefer. If you have any questions or feel that an error has been made on your student’s account, please contact the main office.

 

Fee portal help:

When you go into the fee section of the registration page to see what fees/payments have been applied to your child’s account you should use the drop down menus to guide you.

The page defaults to “Open Items” - items which have not yet been paid.

If you change the payment status to “view all” you will see all charges and payments.  You can limit the view to only this year or you can change it to specific school year.   “Any Year” will let you see all charges and payments regardless of school year.

Additionally, payments made after 5pm will not post until the next business day.  If you have any questions regarding this feel free to contact me. 



The 3rd payment ($353)  for the Senior Trip to Disney is due Sept 27th. You can log into HAC and you will see all of the remaining payments.   Payments can be made in HAC or by bringing a check made out to PV Class of 2020 to Mrs. McCloskey in the main office.  Senior Class Webpage



Senior dues, which are a one time $25 fee payable to the PV Class of 2020, have been added to the accounts for a students listed in grade 12.  These dues help offset the costs for some senior costs which include but are not limited to: cap and gowns, tassel, diploma cover, diploma etc. This can be paid online in HAC. 


 


The majority of the activity fees for fall sports have been entered into HAC.  The activity fees for clubs, winter and spring sports will be added as the year progresses. I would recommend that you do not pre-pay an activity fee for a sport or activity until you see it in the fee portal. For more information regarding activity fees, please go to our website.  Activity Fee Information



 

Any and all “vape” products are not permitted in school or on a bus, ever.  We need your help reinforcing this. We do not tolerate this behavior and students found to be in possession or participating will receive school discipline. Please see the student handbook on the website for more information. HS Handbook

 

 

Speaking of announcements, you can find the daily announcements on our website PVHS Daily Announcement


 


If you student is absent for the day, please notify the attendance office   HS Attendance Webpage.  Parents will receive a phone call from us if a student is marked absent and we have not received notification from a parent or guardian.  



Educational Trip forms can be found on our website as well.  Request form must be submitted to the Principal five (5) days prior to the student’s departure. Educational Trip Form


Approval for such trips is limited to ten (10) school days per year. Any days above the 10 days of absence will not be approved for an educational trip.


Educational trips will not be approved during Keystone Exams or Final Exams. Please do not schedule trips during these times or at the very end of the school year as the school calendar could be impacted by snow days.  Final exams are the last 3 days of school and we will not let students take their final exams early.


Non-school educational trips are not recommended for students in academic difficulty or with attendance problems and will not be approved. 


It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her teacher to make arrangements to make up work missed during an educational trip.  


College visits and job shadowing opportunities will be counted as non-absences if student returns with official evidence from the college/job (i.e., stationary/business card from college admissions office or from supervisor if job shadowing, and/or other documentation verifying proof of visit/job shadowing). An educational trip form must be completed for a college visit.



The volunteer run PV Power Packs Program offers free meals and snacks to students in need of food during the weekends. Bags of food will be given to students on the last school day before every weekend. There is no requirement to provide any financial information.  

If you would like to have your student(s) receive Power Packs when school starts, you will need to sign them up in one of the following ways.  They are NOT automatically set to continue receiving a Power Pack even if they received one last year.  

1. Email powerpacks@pvsd.org with the name(s) of the student(s), grade(s) they are entering, school they will be attending, and any allergy or food restrictions.

2. Fill out the form online (1 form for each student):  PV Power Packs

3. Fill out the attached form and send it in with your student at the beginning of school.  This form will also come home in the packet that comes home on the first day of school with your student. 

YOU ONLY NEED TO DO ONE OF THE ABOVE TO REGISTER!

 

 

 

Important Dates to Remember


Sept 13th-17th

All day

Final sittings for Senior Portraits, contact Lifetouch at 1 (800) 687-9327 to set up an appointment for these days. Senior IDs will be made from the senior portraits. All seniors are to get their portrait taken for the yearbook and ID purposes but are under no obligation to purchase.

Sept 18th

7pm

Post Prom Meeting in room 137

Sept 24th

PM Assembly Schedule

 

Sept 30-Oct 1

No School


Oct 23

Make up picture day




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Lead Principal


High Lites Jan19

posted Jan 25, 2019, 4:38 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,

 

 

 

ManuFest is an opportunity for our students to participate on a field trip on Tuesday, March 12th to the convention center in Oaks, PA from 9-11AM (busses leaving by 8:15AM) to learn more about exciting career opportunities.  Here is a link for more information.  If your child is interested in attending, please have them complete the google survey that they should have received by email on their pvsd.org account.   (We will complete the official ManuFest registration for all of the PVHS students that will attend based on that google survey.  Students will also need to submit an educational field trip form.)

Program planning is now in process  for next year. The guide can be found on the HS website under academics  or by clicking on this link. Program Planning guide 19-20.  You can click on any topic in the table of contents and you will be taken to the corresponding section of the guide.  Teachers are entering their recommendations into the system until February 9th.

 

Please familiarize yourself with the timeline we will be following for the program planning process. Please note that all and any changes to requests must be submitted to your student’s counselor no later than June 28th. Schedule changes will not be honored after this time.

January 17-February 9

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

February 11-28

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

March 1- April 5

Counselors review the requests and meet with students

April 8

Course Verification letters given to students to bring home.

April 12

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

June 28

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

 

The North Montco Technical Career Center will be holding an open house on February 14th 5:30-7:30 for any student and parent interested in hearing about the great programming they have.  Please see the attached file for more information.

Senior Parents!

  • Senior Dues are due by February 1st. $25 Cash, Check (made payable to PVHS Class of 2019), or pay on HAC

  • Mandatory Senior Trip parent and student meeting is Thursday January 31st at 7pm in our cafeteria.  Please plan on at least one parent attending. Important information will be shared and you will get to meet your child’s chaperone.

  • Seniors were all send a survey in December to sign up for the Senior Walk. Please encourage your student to access this survey today to ensure they are able to attend the school of their choice for the Senior Walk in June. Senior Walk Survey

Seniors had an assembly on Thursday, January 17th to cover topics related to our Career Study program.  The information covered has been updated online (minus the assembly videos which are from last year).  If you wanted to get a jump start, here is a link to that information.  The paperwork is available outside of room 237.  Seniors are encouraged to check their PVSD email regularly for information about Graduation Projects and Career Study.

Graduation Project presentations are scheduled for 4/17/19.  Seniors will be scheduled to present their projects only once they have handed in all of their paperwork (which was due in December).  Non-senior students that want to present their projects this year need to hand in all of their paperwork to Mrs. Colucci in room 237 by 1/31/19.  Students who have questions are encouraged to contact Mrs. Colucci (pcolucci@pvsd.org).


Upcoming Events



January 25th

End of the  2nd marking period

January 31st

Senior trip mandatory meeting 7pm Cafeteria

February 1st

Report cards available on HAC at noon

Senior Dues final deadline

February 6th

HS Select Ensemble Concert 7:30pm Aud

February 11th

HAC open to request next year’s courses

February 12th

11:30 Dismissal for students, no lunches served

February 14th

NMTCC Open House- see attachment

February 18th

No school

February 21st

8th grade parent night

February 28th

Course request portal in HAC closes


As always, if you have any questions about anything in this email or about any of our procedures, please contact either myself or any of the house principals.  Our handbook is also a great resource for you. Handbooks


Quick links:

Program Planning guide 19-20

Handbooks

Daily announcements

Educational Trip Form

Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics

Yearbook

Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Senior year timeline



Have a wonderful weekend!

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


High Lites Dec 21

posted Dec 21, 2018, 11:47 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,

 

I am amazed how quickly the fall went and that we are already at the holiday break. Despite some bumps in the road, we continue to have a wonderful school year. All of us here at the high school want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season no matter which holiday you might celebrate. A huge shout out to those of you who continue to support the Power Pack program so that we here at PV can take care of our own.

 

 If you are looking for something to do between now and the new year consider supporting our students as they continue to participate in athletic contests. The winter sports’ schedule can be found on PVVikings.com.

 

Its not too early to think about summer!! Our 2019-20 school year fall sports begin in August of 2019.   High school football(grades 9-12) heat acclimatization will begin Aug. 5, 2019.

Practices/tryouts for high school cross country, field hockey, boys/girls soccer, girls tennis, girls volleyball, boys/girls water polo will begin Aug. 12, 2019.

Our expectation is that all athletes will meet registration and physical exam deadlines, and be in attendance the first day of practice/tryouts.  Please schedule vacations and physical exams prior to the start of practice/tryouts if your child plans to participate.

 

The 4th senior trip payment was due Dec 7th.  Please take care of this if you have not already done so.  Please contact Mrs. Gallagher rgallagher@pvsd.org if you have any questions.

 

Senior parents,  it’s not too late to submit a Recognition Ad for your child.  Just visit the High School homepage and click on the PVHS VOYAGER YEARBOOK ORDERING icon at the bottom of the page.  The final deadline to submit an ad is December 31, 2018.

 

Seniors will have an AM assembly on Thursday, January 17th to cover topics related to our Career Study program.  The information that will be covered has been updated online (minus the assembly videos which are from last year).  If you wanted to get a jump start, here is a link to that information. The paperwork will be available after Winter break outside of room 237.

 

Program planning for the 2019-2020 school year will begin soon.  The proposed changes to the program planning guide were presented to the board in December and will be on the agenda for approval in January.  Teachers will make their recommendation in HAC and in February parents and students can go into HAC to make changes and pick electives and alternate courses.

 

 

Vaping is a widespread issue among some young folks.  Please see the information from the Montgomery County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol to find out more information about vaping. They have provided a  Vaping Toolkit with resources for families, schools, and healthcare providers-www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit.

 

PVSD will be hosting several parent information evenings. Please see the information below and plan to attend. Registration information can be found on the flyers.

 

February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS Library)

“Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior” (for middle school and high school parents and staff) Be Part of the Conversation

 

April 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS)

“Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology and reconnecting with youth" with Mike Blanche, MSS, LCSW (for all parents and staff)

Media, Messaging and Youth

 

 

 

Upcoming Events


 

December 21st

First day of Winter

December 24th-January 1

Holiday Break

January 17th

AM Homeroom Assembly about Career Study

January 21st

MLK Day of Service, No School

 

            

As always, if you have any questions about anything in this email or about any of our procedures, please contact either myself or any of the house principals.  Our handbook is also a great resource for you. Handbooks

 

 

Quick links:

Handbooks

Daily announcements

Educational Trip Form

Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics

Yearbook

Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Senior year timeline


 

Have a great holiday break and a happy new year!

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal

High Lites 12/7/2018

posted Dec 7, 2018, 9:01 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,

 

Winter Keystones will continue on Monday of next week. Students scheduled to test received yellow passes this week indicating their testing location and proctor. Testing should report DIRECTLY to their testing room at 7:50 on the days of their assigned tests. Students testing should get a good night sleep and have number 2 pencils and a calculator. Parents of Keystone Testing Students should review the attached information.

 

Also, review materials for all three exams can be found on the district website at the link below:

https://sites.google.com/a/pvsd.org/perkiomen-valley-high-school/

 

Please direct any questions to Mr. Berk in the Main Office.


Perkiomen Valley School District is proud to support families in need this holiday season through the 3rd annual PV Cares Holiday Drive, which will run from Nov. 19th - Dec. 10th at each school.  

All items collected will support the Daily Bread Food Pantry and the PV Power Packs program, both of which are serving PV families during the holiday season.  Click here for a breakdown of donations designated by grade level.

Donations can be brought to the main lobby. Thank you for supporting our community.


Graduation Project paperwork for our seniors (time log, mock interview form and 3 page paper) is due on or before 12/7/18.  More information can be found here.  Any underclass student that is prepared to present their project this spring should also work to complete their paperwork and hand it in either before Winter Break or immediately after Winter Break.  Questions? Have your student e-mail Mrs. Colucci at pcolucci@pvsd.org or have him/her stop by 237.

Vaping is a widespread issue among some young folks.  Please see the information from the Montgomery County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol to find out more information about vaping. They have provided a  Vaping Toolkit with resources for families, schools, and healthcare providers-www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit.


PVSD will be hosting several parent information evenings. Please see the information below and plan to attend. Registration information can be found on the flyers.

 

February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS Library)

“Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior” (for middle school and high school parents and staff) Be Part of the Conversation

 

April 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Perkiomen Valley (PVHS)

“Media, Messaging & Youth:  Living with technology and reconnecting with youth" with Mike Blanche, MSS, LCSW (for all parents and staff)

Media, Messaging and Youth


An Educational Trip Request form must be submitted to the main office five

(5) days prior to the student’s departure. Educational Trip Form

Approval for such trips is limited to ten (10) school days per year. Any days above the 10 days of absence will not be approved for an educational trip.

Educational trips will not be approved during Keystone Exams or Final Exams

Non-school educational trips are not recommended for students in academic difficulty or with attendance problems and will not be approved.


It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her teacher to make arrangements to make up work missed during an educational trip.  


College visits and job shadowing opportunities will be counted as non-absences if student returns with official evidence from the college/job (i.e., stationary/business card from college admissions office or from supervisor if job shadowing, and/or other documentation verifying proof of visit/job shadowing).


If you represent a booster organization here in the Valley that participates in any fundraising or hosts events, please make sure you fill out the fundraiser form, submit it to Mrs. George and get it approved prior to commencing the event. The forms are located in the main office.


Student Service will be in the cafeteria lobby on December 18th to distribute class rings.
Please remind your student that they need to report to the nurse’s suite if they are not feeling well. The nurses will contact parents if a student needs to be sent home. Dismissal from the nurse’s office is an excused absence.  Per the student handbook, the ill student’s dismissal will be considered an unexcused absence if the ill student contacts their parent/guardian on their own prior to reporting to the nurse or does not report to the nurse.

Senior students were sent an email which contained a short survey this week to sign up for which elementary school they would like to attend for the senior walk. There are also several other questions on the survey which will be used to help assist us in scheduling students’ graduation project panels. Please encourage your student to respond to the survey asap.


Senior parents,  it’s not too late to submit a Recognition Ad for your child.  Just visit the High School homepage and click on the PVHS VOYAGER YEARBOOK ORDERING icon at the bottom of the page.  Deadline to submit an ad is December 31, 2018.


Senior parents- see the Senior year timeline so that you are in the know!


The Montgomery County School Nurses’ Association has a scholarship opportunity for Seniors who are planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and have been accepted into an accredited college or university nursing program  Students should see Mrs. Agudio in the Counseling Center for more information.


The PV Student Loan Association provides financial aid for graduates of Perkiomen Valley High School to continue their education.  The interest-free loans, awarded on the basis of need, can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning and are repaid after the student has graduated or left school.  If you are interested in this student loan, please complete the Loan Application.  It must be received at the PV District Office NO LATER THAN APRIL 15th to be considered.



Upcoming Events



December 3rd-14th

Winter Keystone Exams

December 7th

Graduation Project paperwork due

December 12th

Post Prom meeting 7-9pm Library

December 13th

Winter Concert Spahr Auditorium 7:30pm

December 18th

Class Ring Distribution during lunches

Extended Homeroom PM Schedule

December 21st

First day of Winter

December 24th-January 1

Holiday Break

As always, if you have any questions about anything in this email or about any of our procedures, please contact either myself or any of the house principals.  Our handbook is also a great resource for you. Handbooks


Quick links:

Handbooks

Daily announcements

Educational Trip Form

Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics

Yearbook

Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Senior year timeline



Have a wonderful weekend!

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


Nov 9, 2018

posted Nov 16, 2018, 9:34 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,

 

 

Good luck to the field hockey team this weekend when they play Wilson High School in the state playoff game.   The game is Saturday at 2 pm at Exeter High School at 201 East 37th Street in Reading.  


Report cards are now on Home Access Center for the first marking period.


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.


On November 13th we will be following a PM Assembly Schedule. All four grade levels will have an activity during the PM assembly period. Please note the change of the times.

 

Period

Times

1

7:50-8:33

2

8:37-9:20

3

9:24-10:09

4

10:09-10:39

4/5

10:13-10:56

5/6

10:43-11:26

6

10:56-11:26

6/7

11:00-11:43

7/8

11:30-12:13

8

11:43-12:13

PM assembly

12:13-12:56

9

1:00-1:43

10

1:47-2:30

 

Sophomores will be given information about the Graduation Project during this assembly.  During this academic year, sophomores are asked to submit a proposal (by April) with their plan to complete this graduation requirement.  Information is available on the PVHS website under the “Academics” tab.


This Spring, PVHS will present the musical Honk!!!   The auditions for the musical will be held on Tuesday, November 13th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Wednesday, November 14th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm with Callbacks on Thursday, November 15th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.


Winter sports are coming!! Tryouts and practice begins on Friday, November 16 th . The high school offers boys/girls basketball, boy/girls freshman basketball, wrestling, swimming , diving and winter

track.

 

Please register at PVVikings.com!! The deadline for registration is today Friday, November 9th.


Work at PV as a Substitute Aide! Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. No formal teaching experience is required, just a willingness to work with students of all ages and abilities thoughout the district. 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.


 

Old news

Please remind your student that they need to report to the nurse’s suite if they are not feeling well. The nurses will contact parents if a student needs to be sent home. Dismissal from the nurse’s office is an excused absence.  Per the student handbook, the ill student’s dismissal will be considered an unexcused absence if the ill student contacts their parent/guardian on their own prior to reporting to the nurse or does not report to the nurse.


SENIOR PARENTS:  It’s not too late to submit a Recognition Ad for your child.  Just visit the High School homepage and click on the PVHS VOYAGER YEARBOOK ORDERING icon at the bottom of the page.  Deadline to submit an ad is December 31, 2018.


American Education Week is a celebration of public education and the people who contribute to our students’ success. Please join us in this celebration by making plans to stop by one of our schools on Parent Visitation Day. All of our schools will be welcoming parents to visit on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Times are:

Elementary Schools: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Middle Schools and High School: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A few notes for parents:

We cannot make accommodations for parents to eat lunch or attend recess with their children.

Volunteer clearances are not necessary to visit on this day, but you will need to be prepared to show your driver’s license when you sign in at your child’s school.

Please do not bring younger siblings along for the visit.

Please be respectful of student privacy issues and refrain from capturing photos/ video during your visit.



CAREER & VOLUNTEER FAIR - Thursday, November 15th


The annual Career & Volunteer Fair is quickly approaching. Here is a link for some information (eg: student schedule).  We do ask that our students come “dressed to impress” - this does NOT mean that they need to go and purchase new outfits.  It does mean that we are asking them to wear something that meets our dress code and is putting their best foot forward (eg: picture day or presentation attire?).  All students will be given grade specific paperwork during the November 13th assembly so they can familiarize themselves with the events prior to the actual Career Day on Thursday, November 15th.  They need to hold onto those schedules for Thursday.


Students who go to NMTCC in the mornings are invited to participate in the PVHS Career Day activities.  They are able to sign up at the Bus Loop on Monday and Tuesday (please encourage them to see Mr. Berk or Mrs. Colucci).


For more information about the Career and Volunteer Fair, contact Patti Colucci at pcolucci@pvsd.org.  Thank you!


Conferences will be held on November 19th and 20th. This year, the high school will be offering opportunities for parents to meet after regular school hours on Monday November 19th.  Should you wish to have a conference with a teacher, please contact that teacher directly.  You can find the email addresses of all staff members on our website (most staff email addresses are the teacher’s first initial and last name @pvsd.org.

Senior parents- see the Senior year timeline so that you are in the know!




Upcoming Events



November 9-11th

Fall Play- Little Women

November 9

Deadline to register for Winter Sports

November 13th

PM Extended Homeroom Schedule

November 13th-15th

Spring Musical Auditions

November 14th

American Education Week Parent Visitation Day


November 15th

Career & Volunteer Fair (7:50-10:30 AM)

NHS Induction 7PM Competition Gym

November 16th

Winter Sports begin

November 19th-20th

Parent Conferences

As always, if you have any questions about anything in this email or about any of our procedures, please contact either myself or any of the house principals.  Our handbook is also a great resource for you. Handbooks


Quick links:

Handbooks

Daily announcements

Educational Trip Form

Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics

Yearbook

Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Senior year timeline



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


Untitled Post

posted Nov 2, 2018, 7:15 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


Don’t forget to change your clocks back one hour this weekend!

 

Good luck to the field hockey and football teams at districts this weekend.  The girls play OJR at Methacton at 5 pm Saturday for the district title and the boys open district play at  home tonight at 7 against Quakertown.


Today is the last day of the first marking period.  Report cards will be available on Home Access Center on Nov 9th at noon.

 

Tuesday Nov 6th is an inservice day for staff. There is no school for students.


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.


On November 13th we will be following a PM Assembly Schedule. All four grade levels will have an activity during the PM assembly period. Please note the change of the times.

 

Period

Times

1

7:50-8:33

2

8:37-9:20

3

9:24-10:09

4

10:09-10:39

4/5

10:13-10:56

5/6

10:43-11:26

6

10:56-11:26

6/7

11:00-11:43

7/8

11:30-12:13

8

11:43-12:13

PM assembly

12:13-12:56

9

1:00-1:43

10

1:47-2:30

 


This Spring, PVHS will present the musical Honk!!!   The auditions for the musical will be held on Tuesday, November 13th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Wednesday, November 14th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm with Callbacks on Thursday, November 15th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.


Winter sports are coming!! Tryouts and practice begins on Friday, November 16 th . The high school offers boys/girls basketball, boy/girls freshman basketball, wrestling, swimming , diving and winter

track.

 

Please register at PVVikings.com!! The deadline for registration is Friday, November 9th.


Work at PV as a Substitute Aide! Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. No formal teaching experience is required, just a willingness to work with students of all ages and abilities thoughout the district. 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.


 

 

 

Old news

Please remind your student that they need to report to the nurse’s suite if they are not feeling well. The nurses will contact parents if a student needs to be sent home. Dismissal from the nurse’s office is an excused absence.  Per the student handbook, the ill student’s dismissal will be considered an unexcused absence if the ill student contacts their parent/guardian on their own prior to reporting to the nurse or does not report to the nurse.


SENIOR PARENTS:  It’s not too late to submit a Recognition Ad for your child.  Just visit the High School homepage and click on the PVHS VOYAGER YEARBOOK ORDERING icon at the bottom of the page.  Deadline to submit an ad is December 31, 2018.


American Education Week is a celebration of public education and the people who contribute to our students’ success. Please join us in this celebration by making plans to stop by one of our schools on Parent Visitation Day. All of our schools will be welcoming parents to visit on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Times are:

Elementary Schools: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Middle Schools and High School: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A few notes for parents:

We cannot make accommodations for parents to eat lunch or attend recess with their children.

Volunteer clearances are not necessary to visit on this day, but you will need to be prepared to show your driver’s license when you sign in at your child’s school.

Please do not bring younger siblings along for the visit.

Please be respectful of student privacy issues and refrain from capturing photos/ video during your visit.


CAREER & VOLUNTEER FAIR - Thursday, November 15th


The annual Career & Volunteer Fair is quickly approaching. Here is a link for some information (eg: student schedule).  Juniors and Seniors were emailed a link on Thursday, October 25th to register for workshops.  Once a workshop is filled, that option will be removed from the available list. Seniors will register for two workshops and Juniors will register for one workshop.  All Juniors and Seniors are asked to please complete the registration ASAP. If they do not complete it, a workshop will be assigned to them (which we prefer not to do).  Students will need to be logged into their PVSD.org account in order to complete the registration.


We still need YOU!  The success of this event relies on a wide variety of participants.  Please consider sharing your interests (career or volunteer) with our students.  Here is the registration link.  Participant registration is wrapping up, please sign up now.


We are especially in need of more volunteer organizations.  Our students are always eager to hear about how they can give back to their community, the Volunteer Fair is one way to connect with a large number of students.


For more information about the Career and Volunteer Fair, contact Patti Colucci at pcolucci@pvsd.org.  Thank you!


Conferences will be held on November 19th and 20th. This year, the high school will be offering opportunities for parents to meet after regular school hours on Monday November 19th.  Should you wish to have a conference with a teacher, please contact that teacher directly.  You can find the email addresses of all staff members on our website (most staff email addresses are the teacher’s first initial and last name @pvsd.org.

Senior parents- see the Senior year timeline so that you are in the know!




Upcoming Events



November 6th

No school, inservice day

November 9-11th

Fall Play- Little Women

November 9

Deadline to register for Winter Sports

November 13th

PM Extended Homeroom Schedule

November 13th-15th

Spring Musical Auditions

November 14th

American Education Week Parent Visitation Day


November 15th

Career & Volunteer Fair (7:50-10:30 AM)

NHS Induction 7PM Competition Gym

November 16th

Winter Sports begin

November 19th-20th

Parent Conferences



As always, if you have any questions about anything in this email or about any of our procedures, please contact either myself or any of the house principals.  Our handbook is also a great resource for you. Handbooks


Quick links:

Handbooks

Daily announcements

Educational Trip Form

Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics

Yearbook

Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Senior year timeline



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


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