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High Lites Sept 27

posted Sep 27, 2019, 8:58 AM by Cynthia 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


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


Working Paper Application

HS Clubs

HS Athletics


Graduation Project

District Instructional Calendar

Helpful Guide - where to find answers

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cyndi Moss, Ed.D

Lead Principal