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PV High Lites Sept 22

posted Sep 22, 2017, 10:23 AM by Cyndi Moss
Good afternoon,

We have an after school bus available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4PM for students who stay after for academic help.  Students must get a bus pass from the teacher they stay after with in order to get on the bus. The bus leaves from the top of the student parking lot.
The freshman class is currently looking for class officers.  Students who are want to run for office must submit a completed petition by Sept 26th at 2:30PM. Students can pick up the petition in the main office.  
The next installment of $375 for the Senior Class Trip is due no later than Sept 29th.  Cash or checks made out to PVHS Class of 2018 should be hand delivered to Ms. Coryat, Mrs. Kristofco or Mr. Stipa.
Please check the announcements on our website for the latest information on assemblies, club meetings, college visits, etc. They can be found at the very top of the news section.  Students who are not in the building during homeroom are responsible for the announcements. In addition to PVTV and our website, students can find the announcements on the TV screens outside of the cafeteria.  Also, the student handbook is posted on the district website. Please take the time with your student to read through it so that you are familiar with our policies and procedures.  
Graduation Projects
Seniors are encouraged to complete their work on their Graduation Projects and prepare to hand in all of their paperwork on or before 12/1.  They recently participated in an assembly where Mrs. Colucci answered questions for the good of the group.  If they have individual questions or concerns, please encourage your student to see Mrs. Colucci as soon as possible or reach out to her by email: pcolucci@pvsd.org   Sophomores participated in an assembly on Wednesday (9/20) during 9th period to receive information about Graduation Projects.  An overview was shared about this graduation requirement.  They were encouraged to utilize the November 15th Career/Volunteer Fair wisely to make connections.  For sophomores, their proposal for their Graduation Project is due on or before 4/1/18.  The Graduation Project Manual can be found on our webpage
The following colleges will be here to meet with interested students in the counseling center: 
9/25 Shippensburg University of PA, Saint Joseph’s University and West Virginia University
9/26 Chatham University, and James Madison
Kutztown University will be visiting on October 4th. Seniors who attend this visit are able to complete the application online for FREE and will receive a NON-Binding admissions decision within two weeks. Students must see Mrs. Agudio in the counseling center ASAP.

A message from Student Services regarding class rings:

Dear Parents, 

Your teenager, though representing a different generation, is experiencing all the feelings and emotions YOU DID in school…the good times…the bad times…the fun times…the sad times…the friends and the trends! 
Receiving their class ring is a special milestone they reach as they go through their high school experience and designing their ring is the one opportunity your child will have to not only encapsulate the memories they are creating, but also create a product unique to them. Selecting all the right options that make-up this SPECIAL CLASS RING is a “Once-In-A-Lifetime” experience and we are honored to be there to help. 
On Thursday, Student Services Company, Perk Valley’s official class ring supplier, presented the class ring program to the sophomore class and your student received a class ring packet to take home to review with you. If he/she didn't get one, extras are available in the main office.
SSC will have representatives at school on the dates listed below to assist your student with his/her order. 
These rings will be delivered before winter break this December, making this purchase a great holiday gift! 

Family Order Night: Wednesday, Sept. 27th 5-7PM in the Cafeteria Lobby
Student Order Day: Thursday, Sept. 28th in the Cafeteria Lobby

And from the handbook:
Educational Trips (Board Policy #204)
Upon receipt of a written request from the parents of the students involved, students may be excused from school attendance to participate in an educational tour or a trip during the school term at the expense of the parents.
An Educational Trip Request form must be submitted to the Principal five (5) days prior to the student’s departure. Approval for such trips is limited to ten (10) school days per year. Additional days will be classified as unexcused and be subject to legal attendance regulations. A signature of the parent(s)/ guardian(s) must accompany the application. Every effort should be made to avoid proposing trips during final examinations and the State testing dates for students in participating grades and/or courses as such absences cannot be recorded as excused. Please see the testing schedules for PSSA and Keystone Exams included in this handbook. Non-school educational trips are not recommended for students in academic difficulty or with attendance problems and will not be approved. The ten (10) days will be recorded absences and fall within the attendance policy. It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her teacher to make arrangements to make up work missed during an educational trip.  For additional information, contact your school principal.

In addressing concerns, parents are urged to use the following guidelines:
1. The classroom teacher should be contacted for situations that concern the student, teacher, classroom achievement, and/or classroom relationships.
2. The student’s house principal should be contacted if the parent cannot resolve a problem with a classroom teacher or in matters dealing with general school policies and district concerns.
At no time should parents approach a student other than their own child when attempting to resolve a situation. Parents should contact their child’s school principal.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Cyndi Moss
Lead Principal