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Join Us Feb. 27 for Discussion on "Marijuana, the Developing Brain and Behavior"

posted Feb 13, 2019, 7:30 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 7:30 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is proud to partner once again with Be A Part of the Conversation to bring in speaker Dr. Matt Bellace to talk about "Marijuana, the Developing Brain, and Behavior" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. To register for this free event, please click here: https://mattbellace.eventbrite.com

More young people these days believe “weed is like salad.” This funny, but sadly inaccurate, statement is consistent with data showing that young people have a lower perception of risk when it comes to regular marijuana use (Monitoring the Future Survey, 2016). This perception is only strengthened by the legalization of marijuana in several states, the proliferation of marijuana as “medicine,” and the promotion of marijuana through pop culture. Given this situation, what chance does any adult have to convince a teenager that, “weed is definitely not salad”? The Feb. 27th program is intended for parents, educators and other adults who care about marijuana's impact on young people. Dr. Bellace, a clinical neuropsychologist and professional youth speaker, will provide insights on how to have an effective conversation with youth on this important topic.

Dr. Bellace will also speak to Perkiomen Valley middle school students the morning of Feb. 27th during in-school assemblies. Please save the date to attend his presentation in the evening so you may further your conversations with your children about marijuana and related issues.

Parents of Eighth-Graders Invited to Attend PVHS Orientation on Feb. 21

posted Feb 13, 2019, 6:43 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 6:43 AM ]

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Parents of eighth-graders: Please save the date for Eighth-Grade Parent Orientation, which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This is an opportunity for parents of eighth-graders to learn more about Perkiomen Valley High School's curriculum and program planning.

After a short introduction, parents of eighth-graders will be able to:
  • Take part in an informational meeting about Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This meeting is open to parents/guardians of any student in grades eight through 11 who may be considering taking an AP course for the first time next year. 
  • Visit with teachers about course offerings. Teachers will be stationed in the cafeteria to answer questions.

Nominations Sought for 2019 Hall of Fame

posted Jan 24, 2019, 12:02 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 12:03 PM ]

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Do you know someone who has had a lasting impact on the Perkiomen Valley School District community? Please consider nominating him or her for induction into the 2019 Hall of Fame!

Nominations will be accepted online or through the mail. Please submit by April 1, 2019 in order for your candidate to be considered for induction in October 2019.

The Perkiomen Valley School District Hall of Fame was established in 2018 to recognize distinguished alumni, or others, whose outstanding athletic, professional, or civic endeavors have brought honor to Perkiomen Valley School District and serve to inspire future graduates to perform and serve in the same spirit. Learn more by visiting our webpage.

Bring in those Box Tops to help support EAST!

posted Jan 23, 2019, 11:35 AM by Chris Hughes

Dear Parents/Guardians:

A message from Middle School East's Home and School -

  • Box Top Drive starts Tuesday, Jan 22 and runs through Feb 15. Students can drop their box tops off in the designated collection box in the auditorium (see Mr. Molnar), to their homeroom teachers, or to the main office.  Please help support East with this easy way to earn money for Home & School.  
  • We are working on securing a date at the end of March to host a Family Game Night at East. Details to follow.

 

Questions?  Email us at:   easthomeandschool@gmail.com

 

Thank you.

Middle School East Home and School

Penn GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Camp

posted Jan 23, 2019, 11:32 AM by Chris Hughes

Penn GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Camp

Dear Parents of Gifted Girls of current 6th, 7th or 8th Grade: 

We received information about a camp about which your student may have an interest. 

Penn GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Camp is an opportunity for Philadelphia-area middle school girls to learn about engineering and how it is part of everyday life.

Join us for a great week of hands-on science, math, and engineering at Penn! You’ll get to participate in hands-on engineering activities such as in Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Graphics and Computing.

Please note: GEMS is a day camp only. Overnight accommodations are not available.

For additional information about the camp and hte application visit:

https://gems.seas.upenn.edu/about-penn-gems/

Ski and Snowboard Club Trip Postponed for Thursday 1/24 due to mother nature's rain.

posted Jan 23, 2019, 11:26 AM by Chris Hughes

Due to the rain in the forecast this Thursday, the Ski and Snowboard Club trip that was rescheduled for this Thursday has to be rescheduled again for Thursday, February 21st.  Trips on the 31st of January and February 7th will run as planned unless Mother Nature dumps more rain instead of snow. 

If your student has any questions they should see Mr. Hughes or Ms. Arcangeli.

You be the Chemist Challenge - Academic Competition involving Chemistry

posted Jan 16, 2019, 11:25 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 11:26 AM ]

You Be The Chemist Challenge:
This is the spelling bee of science, the quiz bowl of quantum particles, the assessment of the atom!
If you have any interest in science, you should take the You Be the Chemist Challenge qualifying exam on January 22nd or 23rd.  Speak with your science teacher to express interest in becoming part of the PV East team that will compete in a quiz bowl style competition at Dow Chemical in March.  

2019-20 Instructional Calendar Approved

posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:51 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 10:51 AM ]

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The Perkiomen Valley School Board approved the 2019-20 instructional calendar at the Jan. 14th business meeting. The calendar features an Aug. 26, 2019, start for school, and a June 11, 2020, end date.

The calendar for next year is very similar to the current calendar, featuring parent-teacher conferences the week of Thanksgiving (meaning a full week off for students), and a winter break spanning Dec. 23 to Jan. 1.

Half-days have been included throughout the calendar year to accommodate in-service opportunities for professional and support staffs. Spring break will begin April 8 (which is an in-service day for graduation projects) and continue through April 13.

Graduation is planned for June 5, 2020. Three snow days have been built into this calendar. If none or only some of the snow days are used, the last day of school could be earlier than June 11.

Registration Opens for Winter/Early Spring Community Ed Classes

posted Dec 12, 2018, 12:11 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 12:11 PM ]

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Ring in 2019 by starting a new exercise regimen or learning something new through PVSD's Community Education program. Our winter/early spring session is open now. Our brochure will be mailed to homes soon, but if you want to get registered early for some of our upcoming classes, you can access our brochure online and register through our webstore.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include:
  • Ageless Aerobics for Ages 55+
  • Everybody Can Line Dance
  • Clay Raku Firing 
  • Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Discover the Fun of Cooking
  • Healthcare Solutions
  • Understanding the New Tax Laws
  • Overcoming Panic About Public Speaking
​Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration will open in February for sessions beginning in March), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, exercise and dance classes, and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

We hope you take time to see what PVSD Community Ed has to offer! Be sure to follow us @PVSDCommunityEd on both Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about upcoming classes.

Operation Snowflake Sponsored by Builder's Club - Please donate!

posted Dec 2, 2018, 5:02 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Dec 2, 2018, 5:03 PM ]

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    The winter holidays are a difficult time for many especially those who find themselves homeless. It’s hard to believe that there are actually homeless people who live in our area; unfortunately, there are.  Builders Club PVMS-E is collecting items to make Personal Hygiene kits for the holidays to deliver to the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter right here in nearby Phoenixville, PA. C:\Users\leskin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1DBX92BE\Snowflake-1-Remix-by-Merlin2525[1].png

The following is a List of Needed Items:

Soap                            Mouthwash    Dental Floss

Wash Clothes              Deodorant Shampoo/Conditioner

Hand Sanitizer             Lotion Kleenex/Wipes

Combs/Hairbrushes    Granola Bars        Disposable Razors

Socks                          Shaving Cream Toothpaste 

Toothbrush Cover    Zip Lock Bags (Gallon Size)


Men’s - Hats, Gloves and Scarves


All items should be NEW and UNUSED.  We will also accept cash and gift cards to stores like Target, Giant, Wegmans, Redners, Walmart, etc. -- so we can purchase the items we still need.

Please send donations in by Wednesday, December 20th… donations may be dropped off to PVMS-East Main Office attention:  Builder’s Club or brought in to Homerooms and will be collected.  


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