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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


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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


High Lites Oct 26

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:46 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


 

Good luck to the field hockey and cross country teams at districts today as well as to the football team as they advance to the PAC Championship game. Go Vikings!

 

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.


Students and faculty are permitted to wear halloween costumes on Wednesday, October 31st.  When choosing a costume, please remember that all school dress code guidelines still apply and the following are prohibited -

No costumes with distasteful, bloody, or mutilation themes

No weapons or replicas of weapons are permitted

No clown themed costumes

No masks or full face paint

Hats must be part of an identifiable costume.

TWO person costumes are NOT permitted

We encourage all to participate and Have FUN!!!


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.


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.


The PVSD community is invited to the Facilities Committee meetings that have been scheduled for Oct. 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.


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




Little-Women-(Peterson)-3 (7).jpg
Adapted by Gary Peterson
Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
The classic story of Victorian Girl Power!

Come see the show at Perkiomen Valley High School on the following dates:
November 9th  @7pm
November 10th @7pm
November 11th @12pm

 You can purchase tickets one of two ways:
1. Pay $10 per ticket cash at the door, at PVHS lunches during "show week," or send cash or check c/o Tricia Fisher at PVHS. Include your name/building location or a student to whom we can deliver the tickets. Otherwise, tickets will be held at the "will call" table on show night. 

2. Buy on-line for $11 per ticket by using this link: https://perkiomen-valley-school-district.ticketleap.com/little-women/

Questions? Email tfisher@pvsd.org

We look forward to seeing you at the show!




Upcoming Events



November 1st

Powder Puff football game

November 6th

No school, inservice day

November 9-11th

Fall Play- Little Women

November 14th

American Education Week Parent Visitation Day


November 15th

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

NHS Induction 7PM Competition Gym

November 19th-20th

Parent Conferences-more info coming



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


High Lites Oct 12

posted Oct 12, 2018, 8:15 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


On Tuesday October 16th we have a half day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:30.  AM tech students will attend the tech school normal times. When they return to PV they will go to their period 9 class.  PM tech students will not be sent to the tech school. Those who have rides may leave after period 6. The PM tech students who do not have rides will need to attend study hall until dismissal time. We will not be serving lunches.


Half Day- NO lunches served


Period

Times

1

7:50-8:18

2

8:22-8:50

3

8:54-9:25

4/5/6

9:29 - 9:56

6/7/8

10:00- 10:27

9

10:31-10:58

10

11:02-11:30


Yesterday our students had an assembly period where our 9th graders met with their Link Leaders, the 10th and 11th graders received a lesson on mental health, along with a mindfulness exercise and our seniors had an assembly about graduation announcements (Student Services presented) and the graduation project.


Seniors who may have missed the assembly can pick up the graduation announcement packet in the main office.  Please be sure to go to sscgradstore.com to view Perk Valley's Official Custom Announcement and place your order online, or return your paper order to the main office by October 24th.To avoid late fees and product restrictions, please be sure to place your order by the deadline.


Here is a link to a video with a quick recap of the senior assembly. Here is a link for the slides for the presentation for the seniors.  This will also be posted on their Class of 2019 page.


Here are links to what our 10th and 11th graders participated in.

Mental Health Screencast

Mindfulness Exercise


We are excited to announce that we now have a Hall of Fame. The inaugural class will be inducted at the homecoming game on tonight, October 12th at 6:30pm.  Please join us in congratulating the inductees.

Joanne (Kehs) Conte

Mary Fenstermacher

William Fretz

Dr. Franklin Manley

William Neill

Steven Rich

David Roberts

Jacqueline Trankle

Grant Wiley


More information will be on our website about how to nominate candidates for future classes.


Today was the last day to purchase tickets for the homecoming dance (Oct 13th)  Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.  The dance begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.   This dance is open to PVHS students in good standing (not on debt or privilege suspension lists) and the dance runs from 7pm-10pm in our competition gym.   


This is not a formal dance (no gowns and tuxes), but most students do get dressed up a little.  Just a reminder, that shoes must be worn at all times while at the dance and students must present their school ID to get in. This dance is sponsored by the Music Boosters.


Don’t forget, if you are trying to make a payment on Home Access Center, you MUST turn off your pop-up blocker!


At this point, all students should have an ID card. Students who were absent during the picture days have been given a temporary ID which will expire on Oct 24th, picture makeup day.  Those students must get their picture taken that day in order to get an ID.


Please emphasize with your student the importance of wearing their ID.  This is in an effort to make the HS an even safer place. Students who do not wear their IDs will ultimately face school discipline and risk the loss of privileges including parking and prom. Let’s avoid going down that road, so please encourage your student to wear their ID.


All students are required to have their ID visible at all times (not during PE or when in a shop class where the ID becomes a safety issue). They were given a lanyard, but don’t need to use the one given to them. They can also get a clip if they prefer. All we ask is that the ID is visible to everyone.


Thank you to all who attended the Financial Aid Information Night and FAFSA Completion Night last week.  Some of you asked for a  copy of the presentation

If you have questions about financial aid and the FAFSA please contact your student’s counselor.  

Please join us on Thursday October 18th at 6:30pm for a conversation about Vaping. We’ll be joined by Patrick Dowling, LPC, a licensed clinician who works with adolescents and young adults. We will also be joined by a prevention specialist from Caron Treatment Center. Please see the website for more information about the  Vaping Conversation.

Register here

We are seeing more students engaging in this dangerous practice. Be aware that vaping  and/or possession of vaping products are against board policy and students who violate this policy will face school discipline.


We need YOU!  Our annual Career and Volunteer Fair is on Thursday, November 15th (7:30-10:30AM).  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.  For more information, contact Patti Colucci at pcolucci@pvsd.org.  Thank you!




Upcoming Events


October 12th No school for Vo Tech

October 12th Pep Rally- PM Pep Rally Schedule

October 12th Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction

October 12th Homecoming Game

October 13th Homecoming Dance

October 16th 11:30 Dismissal for students

October 19th Key Club’s Fall Blood Drive

October 24th Underclass picture retakes

November 1st Powder Puff football game

November 9-11th Fall Play

November 14th American Education Week Parent Visitation Day

November 19th-20th Parent Conferences-more info coming

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



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


High Lites Oct 5

posted Oct 5, 2018, 8:33 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


Next week is going to be a busy one here in the valley. Spirit week, PSATs, PM assembly, Pep Rally, Hall of Fame, Homecoming game and Homecoming Dance are all next week.  More information is contained in this edition of the High Lites this week.


While PV does not have school Monday, the tech school does. PV will provide transportation. If you have questions about transportation please contact STA   610 489-9110


Join us Saturday night in the stadium for Music in the Valley.  This is a USBANDS Marching Band Competition. The action begins at 6pm.


At this point, all students should have an ID card. Students who were absent during the picture days have been given a temporary ID which will expire on Oct 24th, picture makeup day.  Those students must get their picture taken that day in order to get an ID.


Please emphasize with your student the importance of wearing their ID.  This is in an effort to make the HS an even safer place. Students who do not wear their IDs will ultimately face school discipline and risk the loss of privileges including parking and prom. Let’s avoid going down that road, so please encourage your student to wear their ID.


All students are required to have their ID visible at all times (not during PE or when in a shop class where the ID becomes a safety issue). They were given a lanyard, but don’t need to use the one given to them. They can also get a clip if they prefer. All we ask is that the ID is visible to everyone.


We will be following a PM Assembly schedule on Thursday Oct 11th.

Grade 9 will be doing activities with their Link Leaders

Grade 10 and Grade 11 will have a lesson regarding Mental Health from our counselors

Grade 12 will have an assembly about Graduation Announcements and the graduation project.


PM assembly schedule


Period

Times

1

7:50-8:33

2

8:37-9:20

3 (attendance and announcements at the beginning)

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


It is spirit week in the Valley.  

TUESDAY:  AMERICA DAY

WEDNESDAY: CHARACTER DAY

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dress in the decade 90's and below

FRIDAY:  CLASS COLORS  Freshmen Brown, Sophomores Orange, Juniors White, Seniors Black

(Students may not wear face masks or full face paint during any of the days)


Students are encouraged to participate each day.  The class that has the highest percentage of participants  will be deemed the winner! (Students will compete against the staff as well!)


We will have a pep rally on Friday to end the school day. The day’s schedule is modified. Please note the times below.


PM Pep Rally Assembly Schedule





Period

4 LUNCH

6 LUNCH

8 LUNCH

1

7:50 - 8:31

7:50 - 8:31

7:50 - 8:31

2

8:35 - 9:16

8:35 - 9:16

8:35 - 9:16

3

9:20 - 10:05

9:20 - 10:05

9:20 - 10:05

4

10:05 - 10:35

4/5 10:09 - 10:50

4/5 10:09 - 10:50

5 6

10:39 - 11:20

6 10:50 - 11:20

6/7 10:54 - 11:35

7 8

11:24 - 12:05

7/8 11:24 - 12:05

8 11:35 - 12:05

9

12:09 - 12:51

12:09 - 12:51

12:09 - 12:51

10

12:55 - 1:37

12:55 - 1:37

12:55 - 1:37

Assembly

1:41 - 2:30

1:41 - 2:30

1:41 - 2:30



Also, next Friday (Oct. 12) the Vo-Tech school is scheduled for an In-Service Day. There is no need for the Vo-Tech Students to leave class early to go to lunch or go to the Tech Buses. On this day AM Vo-Tech Students are permitted to arrive at 10:05 am if they have a ride to school and PM Vo-Tech Students will be permitted to leave at 11:20 am. The PM  students can pick up the bus in the bus circle to take them home.


If the AM Vo-Tech Students arrive on the bus to school in the morning they should report to the Cafeteria for roll and then remain there for Study Hall Periods 1, 2, and 3. If any PM Vo-Tech Students want to stay for the Pep Rally, they should report to the Auditorium for Study Hall periods 7/8 and 9 and report to the Cafeteria Period 10.  


On Wednesday  October 10th over 500 sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSATs. Testing will occur during the first three periods.  The students who are testing have all been assigned to a testing room.  AM Vo Tech students who are not testing will report to study hall once they arrive back at PV at 10:40 until the start of period 4.   All PM tech students must eat 4th period lunch this day. Please see our adjusted bell schedule for this day.


PSAT TONE SCHEDULE


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



We are excited to announce that we now have a Hall of Fame. The inaugural class will be inducted at the Homecoming game on Friday October 12th prior to the start of the game.  Please join us in congratulating the inductees.

Joanne (Kehs) Conte

Mary Fenstermacher

William Fretz

Dr. Franklin Manley

William Neill

Steven Rich

David Roberts

Jacqueline Trankle

Grant Wiley


More information will be on our website about how to nominate candidates for future classes.


NHS applications and recommendation are due no later than Oct 12th at 2:45.  Late applications will not be accepted.


We need YOU!  Our annual Career and Volunteer Fair is on Thursday, November 15th (7:30-10:30AM).  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.  For more information, contact Patti Colucci at pcolucci@pvsd.org.  Thank you!


Thank you to all who attended the Financial Aid Information Night and FAFSA Completion Night last night. If you have questions about financial aid and the FAFSA please contact your student’s counselor.  

Please join us on Thursday October 18th at 6:30pm for a conversation about Vaping. We’ll be joined by Patrick Dowling, LPC, a licensed clinician who works with adolescents and young adults. We will also be joined by a prevention specialist from Caron Treatment Center. Please see the website for more information about the  Vaping Conversation.

Register here

We are seeing more students engaging in this dangerous practice. Be aware that vaping  and/or possession of vaping products are against board policy and students who violate this policy will face school discipline.


Tickets for the homecoming dance (Oct 13th) will be on sale next week during lunches for $10.  Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door. The dance begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm.   This dance is open to PVHS students in good standing (not on debt or privilege suspension lists) and The dance runs from 7pm-10pm in our competition gym.   


This is not a formal dance (no gowns and tuxes), but most students do get dressed up a little.  Just a reminder, that shoes must be worn at all times while at the dance and students must present their school ID to get in. This dance is sponsored by the Music Boosters.


The Fall Blood Drive will be held on Friday, October 19th. Students must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a photo ID.  Sign-ups will run from TODAY through Friday, October 12th. Students may sign up with Mrs. Herr in Room 253 or with their Social Studies teachers.  

Please remember if you are driving your student to school, the student drop-off/pick-up area is in the faculty parking lot (the one across from the stadium).  Please do not drop off your student on campus or high school drive as this creates unsafe conditions for everyone on campus.  The bus circle and the main office circle are also not student drop-off or pick up areas.


The eligibility list for athletics, clubs and other activities will be run each Friday. Any student who has a marking period grade below 60% at the time the report is run will not be eligible to participate in their sport or activity Sunday through Saturday. The handbook on the website did contain an error so please note these requirements.

Please remind your student that every assignment counts!  Please contact your student’s teacher if you have questions about the current marking period grade


Upcoming Events

October 8 No school for PV, but NMTCC has school

October 9-12 Spirit Week

October 10th PSAT administration (periods 1-3- possibly longer)

October 11th PM Assembly Schedule

October 12th No school for Vo Tech

October 12th Pep Rally- PM Pep Rally Schedule

October 12th Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction

October 12th Homecoming Game

October 13th Homecoming Dance

October 19th Key Club’s Fall Blood Drive

October 24th Underclass picture retakes


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




Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


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High Lites Sept 14

posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:01 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


Thank you for those of you who attended Meet the Teacher Night last night.  I hope you found the evening to be informative. Please feel free to contact the teachers for additional conversations or questions. A huge thank you to those who brought food donations for the power pack program. By the end of the night the bin was overflowing. Thank you for assisting the students in our community.


Congratulations to Katie Litak and Max Lin! They are National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists.  They were entered in the competition because of their scores on the PSAT when they were juniors. Every year over 1.6 million juniors take the PSAT exam in October. Approximately 50,000 students are then entered into the competition based on their scores (PA is especially competitive).  Only 16,000 students in the country are named as semi-finalists. They have the opportunity to become two of the 8,000 finalists in the country and win scholarship money. Congratulations to both Katie and Max.


All students have a school issued Gmail account. Students should access their email often to receive information from their classroom teachers, the daily announcements and more. Student logins are their network login@pvsd.org.


PSAT registration will open ONLINE ON THE PVHS WEBSITE STARTING  Monday Sept. 17 at 8:00 am and will close Friday Sept. 28th. at 3 pm.

If you register your student online a fee will be added to your HAC account for $25.  Students can also come to the counseling center during their lunch to sign up.

Registration is $25.00. Checks made payable to PVHS

It is recommended that sophomores and juniors considering college take the test.


You will be able to watch PVTV this year in the luxury of your home. There will be a new format which will be taped.  Because of this, you will be able to view the broadcasts online. More information once they are up and running.


Guest forms for the homecoming dance (Oct 13th) will be available in the main office beginning Monday. This dance is open to PVHS students in good standing (not on debt or privilege suspension lists) and one guest from another HS.  The guest form must be signed by and administrator at their school and returned to us. I am waiting for more information from the music boosters regarding the dance.


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.


If you have questions about the HS try to enter the term into the search bar of the HS webpage (ie yearbook).  You will find links to our webpages that contain that information.


The student handbook is on the website under the parent tab. The Handbook should be able to answer most of your questions about the high school.  Please take the time to familiarize yourselves with the contents of the handbook.


Additionally, the daily announcements are posted on the website. These are the same announcements that the students hear daily.  Students are emailed a copy of the daily announcements every day on their school gmail account. (their network login @pvsd.org). Please encourage your student to read them.


Please contact the HS if you have any questions about anything in the handbook or in the daily announcements.


If your son/daughter is absent, an absence note must be received within three school days of the absence.  Students may turn in the note to the attendance desk in the gym lobby before 7:50am or the main office after school begins.  All early dismissal notes also follow the same procedures. You can email Mrs. Berry, our attendance secretary at cberry@pvsd.org rather than bringing the note to school.


We currently do not have additional parking passes and have a waiting list for parking spots.  We are working on a solution on which could add a number of additional student spots on campus. Once these become available we will assign spots to those on the waiting list.


All students grades 9-11 should now have received an ID card and a lanyard. These were given to students during the picture days this past week. Seniors will be getting theirs Monday (if they already had their portraits taken) or during the senior portrait make-ups today through Tuesday.

 

All students are required to have their ID visible at all times (not during PE or when in a shop class where the ID becomes a safety issue). They were given a lanyard, but don’t need to use the one given to them. They can also get a clip if they prefer. All we ask is that the ID is visible to everyone.

 

This is in an effort to make the HS an even safer place. Please reinforce with your student the importance of wearing their ID.  Unfortunately, students who don’t wear their ID will ultimately face school discipline. Let’s avoid going down that road and encourage your student to wear the ID.


At this time the fees for all fall athletics, AP exams, senior dues, and the senior trip have been entered into our system.  The activity fees for clubs will be entered after initial club interest meetings have occured and club rosters have been developed.  

 

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.


To access the payment portal log into HAC using the parent login and choose the "Fees" tab


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 school 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. Thank you for your patience as we implement this system.


Please remember if you are driving your student to school, the student drop-off/pick-up area is in the faculty parking lot (the one across from the stadium).  Please do not drop off your student on campus or high school drive as this creates unsafe conditions for everyone on campus.  


The class of 2019  Graduation Project paperwork is due before 12/1/2018.  Students can complete those projects this summer and hand in their paperwork before the 12/1/18 deadline (next school year).  More information about Graduation Projects may be found here.


All students have a school issued Gmail account. Students should access their email often to receive information from their classroom teachers, the daily announcements and more. Student logins are their network login@pvsd.org.


An Educational Trip 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

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).



Upcoming Events

Sept 14th-18th 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 17th Guest forms for Homecoming Dance available in Main Office

Sept 19th   No School

Sept 28th AP Test payment due

Homecoming guest form due in office

Sept 24th First Extended homeroom - PM

Class ring assembly for Sophomores

Link Crew meeting for Freshmen

Senior Class Meeting for Seniors

Graduation Project discussion for Juniors





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



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


High Lites Sept 7

posted Sep 7, 2018, 10:33 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


You have probably already heard about our Power Packs program, which provides weekend breakfast, lunch, fruit and snacks to those in need in our schools.  This program relies on our community for food donations. Our pantry is critically low and we are in need of individually sized items (cereals, oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta, chef boyardee, ramen, granola bars, raisins, applesauce, fruit snacks, fruit cups, etc).  All items should be shelf stable.


You can drop off items at any district school or bring donations directly to the HS.  We will have a drop-off area in the rotunda by the library during Meet the Teacher Night next week.


Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Please remember if you are driving your student to school, the student drop-off/pick-up area is in the faculty parking lot (the one across from the stadium).  Please do not drop off your student on campus or high school drive as this creates unsafe conditions for everyone on campus.  


Our annual Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Sept 13th at 7pm.  This is an opportunity for you to meet your student’s current teachers and to learn more about each class.  The schedule for the evening is attached to this email. Please obtain a copy of your student’s E day schedule for the evening.  There will be representatives here from the North Montco Technical High School as well as MCCC.


This night is not designed to conference with teachers.  Please contact the teacher(s) directly if you would like a conference.


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. These are the currently scheduled club meetings:


Date

Club

Time

Location

9/12

Envirothon

2:40-3:30

Room 205

9/13

Speech and Debate

2:40

Room 130

9/13

Science Olympiad

2:40

Room 204

9/13

Take Action

2:40

Room 303

9/14

FCA

7:20am

PVV

9/26

Key Club

2:40

Room 255



We began our new bell schedule this past week.  This schedule was devised to maximize instructional time while limiting the amount of time students miss classes due to assemblies.  Once a month we will have an assembly schedule in which all students will either have a scheduled assembly, class meeting or another program.  The first one is scheduled for Sept 24th. I will send you the schedule for that day next week. We will continue to follow the schedule below for the majority of the days (any day we do not have an assembly period or two hour delay).


Period

Times

1

7:50-8:39

2

8:43-9:32

3 (attendance and announcements at the beginning)

9:36-10:30

4

10:30-11:00

4/5

10:34-11:22

5/6

11:04-11:52

6

11:22-11:52

6/7

11:26-12:14

7/8

11:56-12:44

8

12:14-12:44

9

12:48-1:37

10

1:41-2:30



The new student handbook is on the website under the parent tab. The Handbook should be able to answer most of your questions about the high school.  Please take the time to familiarize yourselves with the contents of the handbook.


Additionally, the daily announcements are posted on the website. These are the same announcements that the students hear daily.  Students are emailed a copy of the daily announcements every day on their school gmail account. (their network login @pvsd.org). Please encourage your student to read them.


Please contact the HS if you have any questions about anything in the handbook or in the daily announcements.


If your son/daughter is absent, an absence note must be received within three school days of the absence.  Students may turn in the note to the attendance desk in the gym lobby before 7:50am or the main office after school begins.  All early dismissal notes also follow the same procedures. You can email Mrs. Berry, our attendance secretary at cberry@pvsd.org rather than bringing the note to school.


We currently do not have additional parking passes and have a waiting list for parking spots.  We are working on a solution on which could add a number of additional student spots on campus. Once these become available we will assign spots to those on the waiting list.


Pictures for grades 9-10 will be taken at the HS on Sept 12 and grade 11 on Sept 13 during English classes.  Students who are not scheduled for an English class should speak to their 2nd or 9th period teacher and get their picture taken during one of these two periods during their grade level day.

 

All students in these grades must get their picture taken even if you are not planning on purchasing a picture package. Student IDs will be generated from these pictures.

 

Our seniors do not need to have their picture taken on these days as their ID will be generated from their Senior Portrait.  The final sittings for the Senior portraits are Sept 14, 17 and 18. You must contact Lifetouch at 1-800-687-9327 to schedule an appointment.


At this time the fees for all fall athletics, AP exams, senior dues, and the senior trip have been entered into our system.  The activity fees for clubs will be entered after initial club interest meetings have occured and club rosters have been developed.  

 

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.


To access the payment portal log into HAC using the parent login and choose the "Fees" tab


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 school 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. Thank you for your patience as we implement this system.


Senior Parents - feel free to stop by room 205 during Meet the Teacher Night on Sept 13th if you would like to pay senior dues and the next Senior Class Trip Payment in person!


The class of 2019  Graduation Project paperwork is due before 12/1/2018.  Students can complete those projects this summer and hand in their paperwork before the 12/1/18 deadline (next school year).  More information about Graduation Projects may be found here.


All students have a school issued Gmail account. Students should access their email often to receive information from their classroom teachers, the daily announcements and more. Student logins are their network login@pvsd.org.


High School Final Exams are scheduled for the last full day of school as well as the last three half days.  Please note that if we have to extend the school year due to snow days, the exams will still take place the last four days of school. We do not give early final exams.


Please keep this in mind as you are planning your end of the school year activities and trips.


An Educational Trip 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

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).



Upcoming Events

Sept 10th   No School

Sept 13th   Meet the Teacher Night 7 PM

Parent College Admission Process 6-7 PM Auditorium

Sept 12th-13th Underclass picture day, all students grades 9-11 must have picture taken for ID purposes.

Sept 14th-18th 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 19th   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



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


High Lites Aug 30

posted Aug 30, 2018, 11:27 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


We had a great first week at the high school. The class of 2022 and our new students appear to have acclimated to the high school. I hope to send you these updates at the end of each week.  I will try my best to not inundate you with emails and hope you are able to take the time to read the information in the High Lites.


The new student handbook is on the website under the parent tab. The Handbook should be able to answer most of your questions about the high school.  Please take the time to familiarize yourselves with the contents of the handbook.


Additionally, the daily announcements are posted on the website. These are the same announcements that the students hear daily.  Students are emailed a copy of the daily announcements every day. Please encourage your student to read them.


Please contact the HS if you have any questions about anything in the handbook or in the daily announcements.


We begin our new bell schedule Tuesday September 4th. All students are to report directly to their period 1 class at 7:50.  Please note the schedule below.


Period

Times

1

7:50-8:39

2

8:43-9:32

3 (attendance and announcements at the beginning)

9:36-10:30

4

10:30-11:00

4/5

10:34-11:22

5/6

11:04-11:52

6

11:22-11:52

6/7

11:26-12:14

7/8

11:56-12:44

8

12:14-12:44

9

12:48-1:37

10

1:41-2:30



If your son/daughter is absent, an absence note must be received within three school days of the absence.  Students may turn in the note to the attendance desk in the gym lobby before 7:50am or the main office after school begins.  All early dismissal notes also follow the same procedures. You can email Mrs. Berry, our attendance secretary at cberry@pvsd.org rather than bringing the note to school.


We currently do not have additional parking passes and have a waiting list for parking spots.  We are working on a solution which could add a number of additional student spots. Once these become available we will assign spots to those on the waiting list.


Pictures for grades 9-10 will be taken at the HS on Sept 12 and grade 11 on Sept 13 during English classes.  Students who are not scheduled for an English class should speak to their 2nd or 9th period teacher and get their picture taken during one of these two periods during their grade level day.

 

All students in these grades must get their picture taken even if you are not planning on purchasing a picture package. Student IDs will be generated from these pictures.

 

Our seniors do not need to have their picture taken on these days as their ID will be generated from their Senior Portrait.  The final sittings for the Senior portraits are Sept 14, 17 and 18. You must contact Lifetouch at 1-800-687-9327 to schedule an appointment.


We are currently adding the activity fee, senior dues, AP costs, etc to our system.  Once we have them entered we will turn on the fee portal in Home Access Center.  For your convenience, in partnership with Frontstream Payments, the high school will soon 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.

To access the payment portal log into HAC and choose the "Fees" tab


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 school 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. Thank you for your patience as we implement this system.


We had two fire drills this week, one of which (today’s) was not planned. Today’s unexpected drill resulted in a visit from the fire department. The drill today was due to a student’s actions and there was no fire. We brought the students back into the building as soon as the fire department deemed the building to be safe.


The class of 2019  Graduation Project paperwork is due before 12/1/2018.  Students can complete those projects this summer and hand in their paperwork before the 12/1/18 deadline (next school year).  More information about Graduation Projects may be found here.


All students have a school issued Gmail account. Students should access their email often to receive information from their classroom teachers, the daily announcements and more.


High School Final Exams are scheduled for the last full day of school as well as the last three half days.  Please note that if we have to extend the school year due to snow days, the exams will still take place the last four days of school. We do not give early final exams.


Please keep this in mind as you are planning your end of the school year activities and trips.


An Educational Trip 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

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).



Upcoming Events

Sept 3rd   No School

Sept 10th   No School

Sept 13th   Meet the Teacher Night 7 PM

Parent College Admission Process 6-7 PM Auditorium

Sept 12th-13th Underclass picture day, all students grades 9-11 must have picture taken for ID purposes.

Sept 14th-18th 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 19th   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



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


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