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Picture Day Tuesday, September 26th

posted by Chris Hughes   [ updated ]

Picture Day: Barksdale will be taking student pictures on Tuesday, September 26th in the Auditorium. Pictures re-takes are on 11/9/17.

Principal's Report 9/22

posted by Chris Hughes   [ updated ]


Dear PVMS East Parents,

There are many things happening at PV East. Please follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all that is happening in school.

Picture Day: Barksdale will be taking student pictures on Tuesday, September 26th in the Auditorium. Pictures re-takes are on 11/9/17.

PSSA/Keystone Results: On Friday, September 29th, students will be sent home with a sealed envelope that will include their PSSA and Algebra Keystone results. Please ask them for it. We ask that students not open the envelope.

Water Bottles: Students are permitted to carry clear plastic water bottles with them.  The water bottles can only contain water. Some students are adding flavored powder to their water or filling their bottle with sports drinks.  This is not permitted.

Traffic Concern: Please pull up in the drop off lane so that the cars behind you have room to drop off their student. It is important that you only drop off your child in front of the auditorium entrance. Although, if there is no room in the drop off lane, please pull into the parking lot rather than blocking the lane into the school.   Please remember to follow all posted signs including those for handicapped parking. You should have a handicapped tag if you are parking in these designated spots.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Safety Week: October 10-13 will be Safety Week. Each day we will practice another drill. The safety drills are as follows: Lockout! Secure the Perimeter; Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight; Evacuate!; and Shelter!. Fire and Police officials may be present to monitor some of these drills.

AMC Math Contest: Is your child advanced in and LOVES math?  If so, your child may wish to participate in the AMC 8 Math contest on Tuesday, November 14th from 8:00-9:00 AM, at Middle School East.


The American Math Competition 8 is designed for mathematically advanced middle school students who are mathematical thinkers. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40 minute multiple choice contest. The contest is only for individual recognition only.


To be eligible for participation, students must return no later than Monday, October 2nd, the registration form which may be obtained outside Ms. Kashey’s door (room 118, Tech Ed hallway). Please note that participation in the AMC 8 Math Contest does NOT require payment of the PVSD Activity Fee.


For additional information, students or parents may visit:




Home & School Envelope Campaign Our Home & School Association sent envelopes home on the first day of school for their annual fundraising campaign. Please consider supporting our Home & School Association.

Social Media: Much of the adolescent bullying that occurs is through social media. We do discuss the issue of cyber-bullying with students.  These are some resources that are recommended for parents:

Common Sense Media - Free website regarding the latest research on social media.


UKnowKids – Monthly fee service to monitor your child’s online activity.


Please contact your school counselor if have concerns or questions.


On behalf of the PVMS East staff, we wish you an enjoyable weekend!


Dr. Seamus Clune


Principal's Message 9/15/17

posted Sep 18, 2017, 11:01 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

Dear PVMS East Parents,

Pricipal of School Dr. CluneWe have completed a very successful first full week of school (Monday through Friday). I am sure that your child has shared all that is happening in his or her courses now that we have completed a full rotation of our A-F day cycle.  This year is off to a great start. There are many activities already planned, so please check our website for updates.

Library Our library will be open for students this Monday (9/18). While some furniture is still on order, much is already in place and we are looking forward to your child enjoying our new makeover.

Home & School Envelope Campaign Our Home & School Association sent envelopes home on the first day of school for their annual fundraising campaign. Please consider supporting our Home & School Association.

Anti-Bullying Program: We met in small groups today for our Olweus Anti-bullying program. We have the six pillars of character displayed in our auditorium hallway and cafeteria. They are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring & Citizenship. We are discussing the development of good character with all of our students.   

7th & 8th Gr. Meet the Teacher Night (MTTN): Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017 for 7th & 8th Gr. parents. We welcome 7th & 8th Gr. PVMS East parents and guardians to our annual "Meet the Teacher Night." Please mark your calendars. The event formally begins at 7:00 p.m.with a brief introduction from me in your child’s 2nd Period class. Your child will bring home a copy of their ‘C’ Day schedule beforehand. Parents of IEP or GIEP students are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to meet their child's IEP or GIEP teacher. The evening will conclude at 9:00 p.m.

Book Fair: WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!  The MSE Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair September 18th-25th. The fair will be open during the school day and on the evening of Meet the Teacher Night. All proceeds benefit the MSE Library.

Please see Sign Up Genius Link below to volunteer at our Book Fair.


On behalf of the PVMS East staff, we wish you an enjoyable weekend!


Dr. Seamus Clune


Home and School Meeting 9/13 @7pm in East Library

posted Sep 13, 2017, 8:14 AM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 8:15 AM ]


Dear PVMS East Parents,

Our East Home & School Association will be meeting tomorrownight (9/13/17) at 7:00PM in the PVMS East Library.  You are encouraged to attend and join the conversation. We greatly appreciate your support.

Also, tomorrow night (9/13/17) is the last night to purchase Spirit Wear. Please read the attached flyer.  

Principal's Report 9/1

posted Sep 4, 2017, 6:15 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 4, 2017, 6:15 PM ]

Pricipal of School Dr. Clune

Dear PVMS East Parents.

Our first week of school went well. We are off to a great start. Mr. Molnar and I were at each lunch period to help every student get settled into the cafeteria. We also met with each grade to discuss our high expectations for the year. Your children were very respectful, friendly and positive. We stressed our goal for everyone to Respectful and discussed how we can support each other in our school community so that everyone can Grow & Learn.

Facebook: There are many things happening at PVMS East. Please follow us on Facebook.


Library: Our library is currently being renovated and should be open for students by mid-September. Students will find several important changes. New carpet, flooring and painting was added. Large white boards and collaborative spaces including a literacy lounge, café/circulation desk and a tiered seating area for large groups have also been installed. We even included a Makerspace and Virtual Reality Lab.

Volunteers Needed: Our re-designed library along with our new makerspace, multimedia lab and virtual reality lab will need parent volunteers so that students can have maximum access to these spaces.

If you are available any weekday from 7:50 am to 8:50 am or from 10:15am to 12:45pm or from 2:30 to 4:00pm; please contact our librarian Gina Kratz at gmkratz@pvsd.org All volunteers will need their clearances.


Makerspace Donations: If you have Legos, K'nex or Lincoln Logs that you no longer use, please consider donating them to our makerspace. You can drop them off in the main office.


Home & School Association: PV East H&S Association envelope campaign fundraiser is currently underway. A donation envelope and information was sent home on the first day of school. The funds raised will be used to finish the library re-design project.

Questions? Contact the Home and School Association at pvmsehs@gmail.com 

Dress Code: During our opening day meeting with grade levels, we discussed the dress code for middle school. In support of our district policy and procedures, please review the dress code with your child. This information is located in the handbook folder located under the Parents tab on the PVSD website. Some common dress code issues include the following:

  • Students must wear appropriate footwear.
  • No tank tops (shoulders need to be covered.).
  • Tights or spandex need to be covered by shorts or a skirt and not a long t-shirt.
  • Shorts or skirts need to be mid-thigh or finger-tip length.
  • Pants or Tops should cover a student’s underwear.

As always, we strive to keep an open conversation with parents. I greatly appreciate your support with our dress code.

Drop Off & Dismissal: Please drop off your child off after 7:15AM. The school doors will not be open until 7:15A.M.. Only 1st Bus Run students are dismissed at 2:30PM. The 2nd Bus Run, walkers, athletes and those students being picked up by a car are dismissed at 2:36PM. The timing of this dismissal is important to ensure that both bus runs are in synch. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please contact the main office if you have any concerns or issues.

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.


Dr. Seamus Clune


Fall 2017 Community Ed Brochure Now Available

posted Aug 20, 2017, 5:47 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 10:45 AM ]

Comm Ed fall promo image
The Fall 2017 Community Education brochure is now available! Please take a look at what we have to offer. Some of our new offerings for this session include: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Clowning 101. Of course we will still offer our perennial favorites like Aquasize, Bricks 4 Kidz after-school Lego clubs, Middle Eastern dance, driver's education (Behind the Wheel), yoga, photography, and Spanish and Chinese classes. 

Swim lessons and all other aquatics classes will also resume this fall following the renovation of our pool. Please note that swim lessons will begin on Sept. 23 (instead of Sept. 16 as originally advertised) due to continued renovations to the pool balcony. We will also be postponing our "pool party" open house due to this work. Please visit the Community Ed web page for more information, to view our revised brochure, or for a link to online registration. Thank you!

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