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CV Prepares to Roll Out Safe 2 Say Something Program Safe 2 Say Something logo
Students Give First Impressions of New High School New HS commons area
More Colts Athletes Commit to NCAA Teams football
Intermediate School Faculty & Staff to Practice Emergency Drill Friday Photo of exterior of Intermediate School entrances
Robotics Team Looks to Grow as 2019 Mission is Revealed robotics team graphic
A Holiday Message from the Superintendent holiday picture of pine sprigs, pine cones and berries
Distinguished Women of Pittsburgh Inspire Girls of CV speakers pose for photo
Students Donate Handmade Dog Houses to Local Shelter construction class posing with dog houses
Girls Basketball Ranked #1 in State and in Kindergarteners' Hearts Basketball team makes cookies with kindergarteners
Elementary Students Honored at Junior Achievement Gala junior achievement winners and principals
Statement Regarding Incident at Chartiers Valley High School
HS Main Entrance CLOSED beginning Monday, December 17
Students Exchange Letters with Pen Pals in France French 4 class
High School Plans for Move to New Building
Colts Athletes Selected for WPIAL and State Teams  CVSD Colts Athletics Logo
School Board Names New President and Vice President Chartiers Valley School Board
Influential Women of Pittsburgh to Present to CVHS Students female presenting to audience
Intermediate School's Food Drive Feeds Local Charity for an Entire Year peer helpers group
Winter Art Shows and Holiday Concerts Fill the December Calendar music notes
Greeting Card Contest Winners Announced district winner card contest
CVSD Accepting Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations Graduates walking in their blue and red caps and gowns
Welcome Back! All Schools in Session Today
A Thanksgiving Message from the Superintendent Kindergarteners celebrate Thanksgiving
Education Foundation GIVE Grants Fund Innovative Educational Projects Middle School students use new grant-funded materials in physical education
HS Orchestra Selected as PSO Coach and Play School 2018-2019 HS Orchestra
CV Athletes Sign NCAA Letters of Intent three athletes pose for picture after signing letters of intent
Teacher Selected to Present at PA State Modern Languages Association Conference Amanda Beckett and professor at conference
Mr. Quinn's Class Talk Meteorology with WPXI's Stephen Cropper Stephen Cropper visits 3rd grade science class
Elementary Schools Honor Service Men and Women for Veterans Day primary students celebrate veterans day
Global Scholars' Tales of Travel Featured in TRIBlive group of cv students travel abroad and post in front of the Louvre in Paris
Parents Volunteer to Share Colorful Cultural Experience with Students and Staff Mothers of IS students create rangoli artwork
CV Theatre Prepares for Opening of Willy Wonka TONIGHT! Willy Wonka
Girls Volleyball Takes the Section Varsity Volleyball team
Primary School Receives Large Donation of School Supplies PS students accept donations from Office Depot/Max
CV Alumnus Recognized by Parkway West CTC Parkway West CTC logo
CVPS Colt Bolt Raises $15,881 for School Field Trips and Events colt bolt top 6 fundraisers
Sen. Fontana Announces CVSD as Recipient of Safety and Security Grant logo for pa ccd
MS Turkey Trot Raises Over $2,000 for CV Families in Need MS Turkey Trot
High School Students Compete on KDKA's Hometown HighQ CV team of four high schoolers at hometown highq
Cross Country Runners Qualify for State Championship Zajicek runs cross country
Chartiers Valley Athletes Give Back to the Community Football team holiday cards
A Message from Dr. Vanatta Regarding the Tree of Life Tragedy
Middle School Awarded Certificate of Merit in Architecture by AIA Middle School Commons
Students Earn $23,000 for AP Test Scores NMSI award winners
CVMS Hosts Mix It Up Lunch Mix It Up Lunch
CVMS Selected as Global Minds Initiative Chapter group of middle school students meet for global minds club
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Students to Honor Veterans with 15th Annual Flag Raising Ceremony kids holding flags on veterans day
CVSD Holiday Card Contest Open for Entries holiday card mitten graphic
Students Selected to Perform in PMEA Honors Orchestra Festival Orchestra Picture
Alumnus Selected to Perform Viola Solo in New York City CV Alumnus Devin Moore posing near a tree for a portrait
Education Foundation Announces Fall GIVE Grant Recipients Education Foundation logo
Final Days to Order CV Spirit Wear cv spirit wear order form
New Middle School Library Featured in Local Media ms students
Seniors Should File FAFSA for Financial Aid NOW!
CVHS Offers School Spiritwear Sale
An Important Message from Superintendent Dr. Vanatta
Students Earn National Merit Honors for PSAT Scores Students receive award at board meeting
Middle School Nominated for Regional Design Award Photo of middle school
UPDATE: Video Added -- Varsity Football Players Visit Primary School Football player talks with primary students
District Celebrates The Sandy Hook Promise Start With Hello Week locker with positive notes
Middle School Students Awarded September Middle School Stellar Student Award recipients pose for a photo with their awards
Parents Attend Social Media, Substance Abuse Awareness Event
Assistant Superintendent Takes Oath of Office Scott Seltzer swearing in
CV Media Team Produces Latest News Episode
District to Host Social Media & Substance Abuse Parent Education Event
Orange Out Raises Money and Support for Student Fighting Leukemia Scott Harbaugh of WPXI interviews student on camera

Update: WPXI's Chase Williams covered the story of the Chartiers Valley community coming together to support the Manalo family.

Permission Form Required for MS Students to Attend Carnival
Celebrating Excellence - September 25, 2018 Celebrating Excellence logo

A monthly highlight reel of moments worth celebrating.

Homecoming Court and Festivities Announced

October 3-6, 2018

C.V. Educators Selected for National and Regional Conferences
Students Learn Community and Vocational Lessons Students work at TGIFridays
CVMS Media Team Produces First News Episode Middle School students present news at news desk
Third Graders Expand Weather Studies to the Field of Meteorology Students collect rain for science project
Chartiers Valley ranked #6 out of 45 suburban public districts Pittsburgh Magazine logo
Students celebrate International Day of Peace Bilingual student
Fifth grade scientists experiment with gravity
C.V. alumnus overcomes injury and looks to take conference title

C.V. graduate Jesse Tinney returns to the soccer field after an injury, and hopes to lead his Mt. Union team to a conference title. 

National Honor Society is "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer"
CV students reflect on 9/11 Patriot Day 9.11
Celebrating Excellence

Visit our new page, Celebrate Excellence, a monthly publication of district highlights.

Join the PTSG for a chance to win Steelers tickets! ptsg

Become a member of the Parent Teacher Student Group for 2018-19 school year!

Science classes attempt to solve landfill problem Mrs. Whitaker with kids doing peanut project

Seventh grade science classes attempt to solve a landfill problem by creating degradable, non-toxic packing peanuts. 

Thanks for attending Middle School Open House MS Open House

C.V. Middle School opened its doors last night and welcomed students and families to their 2018 Open House.  What an outstanding event!

New web-based math program
Wrestlers help with clean-up efforts after "Rock the Quarry" event Wrestlers
CV Senior featured on TRIBlive.com

CV Senior Amya Mebane traveled to South Korea this summer on a scholarship. See what TRIBlive wrote about her experience!

Middle School teacher featured on Delish.com

Shana Cowles art

Colts Football featured in Post-Gazette

Coaches focus on strengths as they anticipate promising season

CV graduate succeeds as collegiate coach
Leaders represent CV at prestigious national conference hacktivation nation

Chartiers Valley leaders attended School Retool's Hacktivation Nation at Stanford University's d.School


Boys' Soccer team raises money for Bridgeville Flood Relief
BookStop CANCELLED for tomorrow!

The BookStop run scheduled for tomorrow, August 16, 2018 has been cancelled due to forecasted storms and inclement weather.  

Café Menus Now Available!

Menus are avialble to view on our website by clicking the link below.

Nutrition Group logo

2018-19 School Principals
Back-to-School Information Coming Soon!

Watch your mailbox and inbox for information regarding 2018-2019 classroom teachers, busing, schedules, orientations, etc.!

Student Orientation Dates

Orientation dates and times

I.S. Track Closed for Resurfacing

Closed August 9 - 14, 2018

6th Grade Orientation

Information regarding 6th Grade Orientation scheduled for August 20, 2018

Final Budget Presentation for 2018-2019 school year

Final Budget Presentation for 2018-2019 school year

Stop the Bleed Training Course

Stop the Bleed training course. Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, Heidelberg Community Room.

Summer Math Assignments for Accelerated Middle School Courses

Information on accessing summer math assignments for accelerated Middle School courses (6th grade Pre-Algebra and all Algebra and Geometry students).

Challenge Day Challenge Day balloon race

Middle School students ended their school year with the Challenge Day competition. Home rooms competed in a series of relay races and competitions while vying for the coveted Challenge Day title. View photos on Flickr >>

June 12 Board Meeting Recap

The Board recognized Intermediate School Resource Office Ed Povirk and a program at the newly opend Fresh Thyme market that will benefit the High School and Primary School. Directors also approved the hirings of a Director of Finance and High School Principal.

Year-end videos
Nina Civitarese and Cole LaCamera named Middle School Students of the Year Middle School Students of the Year

Congratulations to Middle School Students of the Year Nina Civitarese and Cole LaCamera! Nina and Cole were selected for this honor by eighth grade faculty for their outstanding academic performance and leadership during the 2017-2018 school year.

8th Grade Recognition video
CVMS building design featured by The Astra Center for Innovative Education
Eighth grade NJHS members get an inside look at Point Park University NJHS members at Point Park University

On Monday, a group of 8th grade National Junior Honor Society students visited Point Park University for the day.

Mix It Up at Lunch Cook Out

CVMS held its year end National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on May 25 with a cook out at the stadium. 

May 22 Board Meeting Recap

The Finance Committee meeting presented a Powerpoint on the Proposed 2018-2019 Final Budget. View the Proposed Final Budget Overview PresentationView the Proposed Final 2018-2019 General Fund Budget. The Proposed Final General Fund Budget will also be available at the Administration Office for public review until voted upon at the next School Board Action Meeting.

CVMS and CVHS Orchestras earn first place at Music in the Parks Adjudication in New York City

Congratulations to the CVHS and CVMS orchestras for winning first place at the Music in the Parks Adjudication in New York City.

Act 1 Referendum and Campus Safety

With the rejection of the Act 1 referendum question that appeared on Tuesday’s primary ballot, Chartiers Valley School District would like to ensure the community that the safety and security of our students, teachers, administration, and support personnel was not dependent on the passage of this week’s referendum.

Finance Committee Meeting

There will be a Finance Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, Administration Bldg., 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. The public is invited. The Regular School Board Meeting will then be held at 6:30 p.m.

April Stellar Students April Stellar Students

Stellar Students are recognized monthly for academic performance and personal conduct.

May 8 Board Meeting Recap

Superintendent Dr. Johannah Vanatta addressed the community's concern over an item in April's preliminary budget presentation.

Important Information regarding Keystone Exams

Please review the attached important information regarding Keystone Exams.

Parkway West CTC Summer Career Camp

Have fun learning about different careers through hands-on activities while gaining skills you can use in everyday life.

Meet and Greet - A Second Cup of Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Johannah Vanatta

Chartiers Valley School District parents and community members are invited to attend Second Cup of Coffee events with new Chartiers Valley Superintendent Dr. Johannah M. Vanatta.

Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting date change

The date and location for the Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting has been changed from May 8th at 7 pm in the MS Commons to May 29th at 7 pm in the auditorium.


6th Grade parent Meeting flyer >>

Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary Club honors CV students

The Rotary Club of Bridgeville – South Fayette held its annual Scholarship & Middle School Recognition Luncheon at
Bethany Presbyterian Church on May 3, honoring several outstanding CVHS and CVMS students.

Storybook Walk Storybook editors

Mrs. Julianna White's seventh grade Computer Applications class traveled to the Primary School on May 1st to share children's stories which they had edited from Google Docs into mini book form.

MS Mini-Thon raises nearly $6,000 to support pediatric cancer research Mini-Thon fundraiser

The inaugural Middle School Mini-Thon "For the Kids" on April 27th raised nearly $6,000 to support pediatric cancer research.

CVHS Interact Club wants your old eyeglasses

Throughout the month of May, CVHS Interact Club will be collecting used eyeglasses for families in Uganda. Each year Interact Club participates in multiple service projects that benefit the school and community or promotes international understanding and peace.

NJHS inducts 79 new members NJHS 2018 inductees

On Wednesday night, CVMS inducted 79 new members into National Junior Honor Society. These students have exhibited exemplary behavior in the areas of service, scholarship, citizenship, character, and leadership.

CVHS and CVMS International Day International Day Food Table

CVHS and CVMS ELL students celebrated their heritage on International Day, April 16, 2018.

CVMS Mini-Thon

Chartiers Valley Middle School Mini-Thon. Friday, April 27, 2018, 1-5 pm.

Middle School Spring Band Concert videos

View the Middle School Spring Band Concert videos on CV YouTube.

Kennywood Bus Information

View scheduled stops, times and cost for Kennywood bus transportation >>

April 24 Board Meeting Recap

Agenda items included the recognition of All-State first chair oboist Geoffrey Madge and a preliminary budget report.

Seventh grade science classes assist area's ecological health Bat House construction

With the help of Williams Energy and the United Way, and after studying bats and their contributions to our environment, the students in Ms. Whitaker and Mr. Caplan's's 7th grade science classes built bat houses on April 20.

Middle School Musical - The Lion King, Jr. Middle School Musical - The Lion King

View photos of the Middle School's performance of Disney's The Lion King, Jr. on Flickr >>

Outdoor Club at Botanic Garden Outdoor Club field at Botanic Garden

Thirty members of the CVMS Outdoor Club traveled to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden for a field trip on April 5th.

Creative Writing Contest Creative Writers

Students in grades 6-8 were invited to compete in the 3rd annual CVMS Creative Writing Competition. Participating students wrote stories guided by grade level creative writing prompts.

April 10 Board Meeting Recap

Presentations by the CVHS Horsepower robotics team and construction general contractor.

March Stellar Students March Stellar Students

Stellar Students are recognized monthly for academic performance and personal conduct.

April 10th schedule

The Middle School will follow an internal two-hour delay schedule on April 10th to allow for two hours for PSSA testing at the beginning of the day. School start time remains 8 a.m.

MS students take part in Project Linus - Quilts for Children in Need

Mrs. Scharding's 8th grade Family and Consumer Sciences classes recently made quilts for Project Linus, benefiting small children in need.

7 Red Olympics

Seventh grade students prep for PSSA testing with Olympic-style academic games.

Parents - Get important information on the danger of e-cigarettes and vaporizors

Dear Chartiers Valley School District Parents/Guardians:

The attached letter is to provide you with important information about an emerging trend among young people—the use of electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, e-shishas, vaporizers vape pens and mods). These products are essentially nicotine delivery devices that produce inhalable, flavored, smoke-like vapor. Some popular brands on the market are JUUL, PAX and VUSE. Read the Dangers of e-cigarettes and vaporizors letter >>

Chartiers Valley - For the Kids! Mini Thon Fundraiser

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Chartiers Valley-For the Kids! Mini-Thon. Come in to the Panera at the 1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA location on Wednesday, April 18th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering. 

I & E group collects supplies for Bradley Center

Mrs. Hertzog and students from the Random Acts of Kindness I&E group collected requested supplies for the Bradley Center.

8th Grade Poetry Slam

On Wednesday, March 28, all 8th grade students participated in the First Annual 8th Grade Poetry Slam.

Dangers of Tobacco Use presentation Tobacco presentation

Susan Harshbarger from St. Clair Hospital vistied the 7th grade health classes for an interactive presentation on the dangers of tobacco use, including segments on vaping, chewing tobacco, and cigarettes and cigars.

Battle of the Books Ravenpuffs

On Tuesday March 20th, nineteen students participated in Chartiers Valley Middle School's annual Battle of the Books competition. 

MS students present projects at Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair PRSEF presenters

The Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) was held on Friday, March 23 at Heinz Field. Among the thousands of participants from around the region were 11 students from Chartiers Valley Middle School.

Dr. Vanatta takes Oath of Office

Judge Robert J. Colville administered the Oath of Office to Dr. Johannah Vanatta on March 26, 2018. Dr. Vanatta will assume her duties as Superintendent of Chartiers Valley School District on April 3, 2018.

Kennywood Ticket Sale - Friday, April 20

Kennywood tickets for the school picnic will be sold on Friday, April 20.

Rising 6th Grade Parent Tour and Information Night

Introduction to Middle School for parents of rising 6th graders.

Chartiers Valley - For the Kids! Mini Thon Fundraiser

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Chartiers Valley-For the Kids! Mini Thon. Come in to the Chipotle at 1614 Cochran Road in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 7th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated​!

Charvalette/Majorette tryouts - March 22

Charvalette and Majorette Tryouts will still be held March 22. Wear a white top and black bottoms, hair in a ponytail.  Please email Cathy Jenkins at cjenkins@cvsd.net with questions.

PSSA Testing Dates and Information
March 27th Board Meeting CANCELED

The March 27th Board meeting has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting will be held April 10th.

Mrs. Floro invited to speak at Carnegie Foundation Summit

CVMS Principal, Adrienne Floro has been invited to co-present with Dr. Victoria Bill, University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Learning Fellow at the fifth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education from April 3-5, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

Celebrate CV! packs the Middle School Celebrate CV

The Chartiers Valley community came together en masse at the Middle School on March 15, 2018 for the second annual Celebrate CV! event.

Mock Trial Mock Trial participants

Twenty eight eighth grade students travelled with Ms. Benis to La Roche College for the annual NAGC Middle School Mock Trial competition.

Celebrate CV! In PROFILES

Celebrate CV! profiles. View all of the faculty and staff video profiles used to promote our March 15 Celebrate CV! event.

NAGC Middle School Mock Trial competition MS Mock Trial competitors

Twenty eight eighth grade students travelled with Ms. Benis to La Roche College for the annual NAGC Middle School Mock Trial competition.

Future Entrepreneur Enterprise Project Future Entrepreneurs

Mrs. Julianna White's Middle School business classes recently completed a Future Entrepreneur Enterprise project where students developed ideas for start-up businesses.

Celebrate CV! Don't Miss It!
Middle School promo for celebrate CV!
March 13 Board Meeting Recap

General contractor PJ Dick provided a construction update and the board approved placing a referendum on the May 2018 ballot for an increase to the tax millage rate to specifically address campus and student safety.

Dr. Johannah Vanatta hired as CVSD Superintendent Dr. Johanna Vanatta

Dr. Johannah Vanatta was hired by unanimous vote as the new Superintendent of Chartiers Valley Schools at a special School Board meeting on March 8.

Three Middle School wrestlers medal at state competition

Congratulations to wrestlers Josh Sarasnick (5th place, 187 lbs.), Dylan Evans (6th place, 107 lbs), and Christopher Beatty (8th place, 112 lbs.) who earned medals at the Junior High state wrestling tournament March 2-4. The CVMS team took 22nd place overall  out of more than 300 registered teams!

Go Buckets campaign

District School Resource Officers Ed Povirk, JP Duckworth, and Bill Oslick have have coordinated with district parents to organize a “Go-Bucket” campaign for classrooms and offices.

February Stellar Students February Stellar Students

Stellar Students for February are recognized for academic performance and personal conduct.

Odyssey of the Mind 2018 Western Region 2nd place, Animal House Project

In CVMS's second year participating in Odyssey of the Mind, a 40-year-old international problem-solving competition, we've from two teams to seven teams representing creativity, collaboration, and innovation at the PS, IS, & MS.

Special School Board Action Meeting

There will be a Special School Board Action Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 6:00 pm, in the Middle School Commons to name a new district superintendent. Students, faculty and community members are encouraged to come and welcome our new superintendent.

ALiCE Training slideshow from Feb. 26 Safety Meeting

Attached is the Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALiCE) presentation from the Feb. 26 High School/Middle School Safety meeting. ALiCE presentation pdf >>

Four wrestlers advance to state junior wrestling tournament Junior high wrestling qualifiers

Chartiers Valley had four wrestlers qualify for the PA Junior Wrestling Junior High School State Championships at the Area VII tournament February 23-24. The Junior High State Championships will be held March 3-4 in Johnstown.

February 27 Board Meeting Recap

Recap of the February 27th School Board Action Meeting.

Students compete in annual Shakespeare Scene and Monologue contest Shakespeare Scene & Monologue contest

Twenty nine Middle and High School students competed in the annual Shakespeare Scene and Monologue contest hosted by Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Lime House Picture Book Awards

Mrs. Speicher and Mrs. White create the Lime House Picture Book Award as a tool for having students practice persuasive speeches.

Feb. 27 Board Meeting change of venue

The February 27th Regular School Board Action meeting will be held in the Middle School Commons at 6:30 pm.

MS Wrestlers finish 2nd at Allegheny County Tournament Allegheny County Tournament medalists

The CVMS Wrestling Team placed 2nd in the Allegheny County Tournament held February 9-11.

Students prepare for Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind training

CVSD participation has increased to seven teams across three buildings in our second year Odyssey of the Mind competition. Teams are currently preparing for the Western PA Regional competition at Moon Area School District on Saturday, March 3.

Entrepreneur Enterprise

The Middle School is looking for business professionals to volunteer a few hours of their time on March 2nd to act as analysts for the Business Education Department's Entrepreneur Enterprise.

Valentine's for Veterans Valentine's for Veterans

A group of Middle School students completed a Valentine's for Veterans service project with Mrs. Kirtley during recent I & E sessions.

Outdoor Club goes rock climbing Outdoor Club Rock Climbing

On Monday January 29th 40 middle school students travelled with the CVMS Outdoor Club to ASCEND Pittsburgh's indoor rock climbing gym.

Help support the No Place For Hate committee

Your contribution is greatly appreciated, and so it is with hope and enthusiasm that we ask you to consider donating a product for our basket raffle, or even a gift card, to help make this year’s "Celebrate CV!" event a great success!

Seventh grade class celebrates Read Aloud Day Mrs. Speicher's class on Read Aloud Day

On Thursday, February 1, students from Mrs. Speicher's 7th Grade English class visited 6th and 8th grade classes to promote World Read Aloud Day. Mrs Speicher received a CV Education Foundation GIVE Grant to help fund the class's participation.

Second Quarter Celebration of Excellence

The Middle School held its quarterly Celebration of Excellence on January 29 to recognize student achievements for the 2nd quarter of the school year. 

Parent Scheduling Meeting for 2018-2019 school year (Grades 8-11)

Parent letter and meeting dates for High School course scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year.

Screenagers Film Screening - February 20, 2018

Join the PTG and PTSG for a free screening of the film Screenagers in the Intermediate School auditorium, February 20, 2018 at 7 pm. Screenagers, an award winning film, probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. 

Early Dismissal times for Monday, January 29

Early Dismissal times for Monday, January 29

High School 10:33 am

Middle School 11:07 am

Intermediate & Primary Schools 11:45 am

Seventh grade science students collect and study bacteria samples Bacteria cultures are transferred into Petri dishes

Mrs. Whitaker's and Mr. Caplan's seventh grade science students swabbed surfaces throughout the school to collect and identify bacteria samples.

January 23 Board Meeting Recap

Actions included the approval of a Preliminary Act 1 Budget for the 2018-2019 school year.

Sixth graders examine solutions to coastal flooding

Mr. Cairns's sixth grade social studies classes recently worked on a 3-day group project to address coastal flooding in a seaside community.

Celebrate CV! - March 15, 2018

Come Celebrate CV with us on March 15, 2018, 6-8 pm at the Middle School.

CVMS Robotics Teams compete at First Lego League Robotics competition MS Robotics teams

Chartiers Valley Middle School's two First Lego League Robotics teams performed well at the Western PA Championships January 13-14 at La Roche College.

MS English Language Arts Department enhances literacy instruction with the IFL and Western PA Writing Project IFL Workshop

The Middle School ELA department met with Dr. Allison Escher from the Institute for Learning and Dr. Laura Roop, Director of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project through the University of Pittsburgh to work on literacy instruction strategies.

Student's questions provoke author's response Layne Lesko displays letter from author John David Anderson

Seventh grader Layne Lesko's corresponds with author John David Anderson regarding his book Posted.

Middle School staff to present at PAMLE 2018 Regional conference PAMLE presenters

On Monday, January 15, three CVMS staff members will be traveling to Seneca Valley Middle School to present at the Western Regional Pennsylvania Association of Middle-Level Educators (PAMLE)  2018 conference.  

Superintendent Search Focus Group Discussion

CVSD and superintendent search consultant Tom Templeton will hold a focus group discussion on January 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Middle School library. All community members and school staff are invited to attend and provide input.

January 9 Board Meeting Recap

Summary of items acted upon by the school board at its January 9th workshop meeting.

Outdoor Club activities Outdoor Club on Panhandle Trail

Twenty members of the CVMS Outdoor Club enjoyed their second hike of the year on the Panhandle Trail in December.

Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test

On Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2018, all students currently enrolled in pre-algebra classes in 6th and 7th grade, as well as the Math 6 students demonstrating signs of algebraic readiness, will participate in the Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test. 

December Stellar Students December Stellar Students

Stellar Students for December are recognized for academic performance and personal conduct.

Holiday Concert videos

Click the links below to view the Middle School bands and orchestra holiday concerts.

Happy Holidays from CVSD

CVSD Holiday video card produced and edited by Martiese Davis, Doug Brady, Chris Lentz, and Kenny Gerster.



Happy Holidays from CVMS
Shop with Cops Shop with Cops 2017

Friday, Dec. 15th was Shop with Cops Day for students in the district's Life Skills program.

Middle School shows its holiday spirit Holiday Hat Day

Middle School students and staff dress to show their holiday cheer.

CV Theatre Alumni Cabaret Alumni Cabaret information

Take a break from the holiday craziness and enjoy an evening of performances by students of CV Theatre's past, present, and future at the Alumni Cabaret on Dec. 21.

MS and HS Cheer squads top competition at Elite championships

Middle School and Varsity cheerleaders performed first place routines at the Cheerleading and Dance Championships by Elite competition at the Peterson Events Center on December 10.

Computer Science Education Week Coding related posters

Students throughout CVSD participated in computer coding activities during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 4-10.

Anonymous Alerts program suspended

Due to unforeseen errors with the system, we will be suspending our participation in the Anonymous Alerts program until further notice. 

Therapy dog provides an audience for MTSS students' Reader's Theater

MTSS students performed a reader's theater playlet with therapy dog Clarabelle as their audience.

CVMS Night of Science CVMS Night of Science

The Middle School held its annual science fair on November 30th in the gymnasium. Category winners will present their projects at the Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair at Heinz Field in the spring.

CVSD adopts Anonymous Alerts reporting system

CVSD has adopted the use of Anonymous Alerts, an anti-bullying and safety reporting system.

December 5 School Board Reorganization Meeting

District Magistrate Craig Stevens administered the Oath of Office to recently elected school board directors at the December 5th School Board Reorganization Meeting.

Advisory Council examines career development offerings CVSD Advisory Council

The Chartiers Valley Advisory Council met on December 1st to discuss its career preparation plan as it applies to the newly-developed PA Career Readiness Index.

November Stellar Students November Stellar Students

Stellar Students for November are recognized for academic performance and personal conduct.

December 5th Board Meeting to be conducted Middle School

The December 5, 2017 School Board Reorganization and Action Meeting will be held in the Middle School Commons at 6:30 pm.

Charvalette & Majorette Clinics - December 16

Get ready to be a Chavalette or Majorette. Learn everything you need to know for a successful performance at spring tryouts!

Winter Keystone Exams information

The following pdf documents contain information on the upcoming Winter Keystone Exams for Middle and High School students. Please review each document to ensure compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

MS Gifted and Talented have active month of November MS students attend Annual Faraday Lecture

Middle School Gifted and Talented students recently competed in Calcu-Solve at Duquesne University, attended the Faraday Lecture at Soldiers and Sailor's Museum, and participated in a Robotics scrimmage at Sarah Heinz House.

Middle School Career Day Keynote speaker Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Fourteen presenters from varied professions came to the Middle School on November 17th to provide eighth graders with information on their chosen careers.

Screenagers Film Screening Canceled

Tonight's scheduled screening of the movie Screenagers has been canceled. We will attempt to reschedule a viewing of  Screenagers later this school year.

November 14 Board Meeting Recap

Summary of items acted upon by the school board at its November 14th workshop meeting.

Life Skills Holiday Cards Life Skills Holiday Cards

High School and Middle School Life Skills students are taking orders for handcrafted holiday cards through November 20. Download holiday card order form >>

CVMS Student Council given award at PASC Conference

CVMS Student Council attended the PASC State Conference in Red Lion, PA Nov. 2-4. The theme was “Every Problem Has a Solution” which was the focus of small group sessions throughout the trip. CVMS was honored with the Keystone Council Award.

Fall Celebration of Excellence and Mini-THON kickoff

The Middle School held its first Celebration of Excellence of the year on November 3rd to recognize student achievements for the first quarter of the school year and announced its inclusion as a Four Diamonds School with plans for a Mini-THON dance fundraiser.

Turkey Trot MS Turkey Trot 2017

The Middle School held its annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 3. Middle School students raised over $1,500 in donations to aid families in need during the fall and winter holidays. The donations will be distributed in the form of coupons at area supermarkets.

Mrs. Floro and Mr. Chatlak invited to present at AMLE Conference

Middle School Principal Mrs. Adrienne Floro and Spanish teacher Mr. Robert Chatlak have been invited to conduct a session at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Philadelphia, November 6-8.

Parkway West CTS Open House

Parkway West Career and Technology Center is holding its fall open house on Monday, November 6, 5-7pm.

Mix It Up at Lunch Day 2017 Mix It Up at Lunch Day

CVMS participated in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on October 31. Mix It Up encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries by eating lunch with random classmates with whom they normally do not socialize.

Harvest Hoedown Dance - Nov. 3

The Middle School will hold its Harvest Hoedown Dance on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7-9pm in the MS Commons. Tickets are $5.  Students are to be dropped off and picked up at Door 38. 

Student-Led Conferences

Chartiers Valley Middle School will be holding Student-Led Conferences on November 6 from 12:30 - 3:30 PM and on November 7 from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

October 24 Board Meeting Recap

Curriculum Directors Dr. Jillian Bichsel and Ms. Julie Hopp presented the board with a breakdown of 2017 PSSA data and provided their preliminary findings on both increases and decreases in CVSD results. View the Assessment Data presentation.

Life Skills students learn about farming during visit to Trax Farms Trax Farms visit

Middle School Life Skills students visited Trax Farm with Mrs. Vaughan (Speech Teacher), Mrs. Faes (Life Skills Teacher), Mrs. Mayhew and Mrs. Monaghan on October 19. The students went on a super fun hay ride, but also did a lot of learning! 

Last Day to Order CV Gear Wear

Order your CV Gear!  Samples will be available in the HS Gear Wear Case located in the HS Gym Hallway.  All orders are due by Monday, Oct. 30.

October 10 Board Meeting Recap

Dr. Darby Copeland made a presentation to the board detailing the offerings at Parkway West Career and Technology Center, and Mr. Jason Day of PJ Dick addressed the board on construction progress.

House 7 Red wins attendance challenge House 7 Red - Attendance Challenge winners

The Middle School held a House-based Attendance Challenge in September which was won by House 7 Red with a 91.8% attendance rate.

Odyssey of the Mind Information

For those who were unable to attend the Odyssey of the Mind Parent/Coaches Meeting on October 3, click here to view the presentation or here to view an overview of the CVSD Odyssey of the Mind program. For additional information please contact Ms. Adrienne Floro at 412-429-2221.

September Stellar Students September Stellar students

Stellar Students for September recognized for academic performance and personal conduct.

Seventh grade science students map out the solar system Mapping the Solar System

Mr. Caplan and Mrs. Whitaker's seventh grade science classes have been studying astronomy and took to the second floor hallway on September 29th to create a solar system model according to Bode's Law.

Parent permission form required for students attending Homecoming Carnival

MS Parents,

Please fill out this electronic form confirming your permission for your son/daughter to stay after school Wednesday, October 4, to attend the HS Carnival. Please complete and submit this form no later than noon on 10/4/17. Parent phone calls to the MS office will not be accepted. A paper copy of the form may be requested by your child from his/her homeroom teacher if internet access is a problem.

September 26 Board Meeting Recap

Acting Superintendent Mr. Scott Seltzer addressed several design safety concerns that were broached in a previous meeting, saying that contractors have recommended a device that will prevent new windows from opening more than four inches.

Odyssey of the Mind Parent/Coach Meeting - October 3

CVSD Odyssey of the Mind will hold a Parent/Coach Meeting on October 3, at 7 pm in the CVMS Commons.

Magic Show - October 13

The Class of 2020 presents Family Fun Comedy Magic Show with Jason Christopher, October 13th at 7 pm in the HS/MS auditorium. 

CVSD STEAM offerings featured in WESA report on Remake Learning
Updated Middle School Early Dismissal/Late Arrival Procedure

The procedure for early dismissals and late arrivals at the Middle School has been changed. The pick-up point will now be Door 1 at the High School lobby. Campus Safety will be on hand in the lobby to assist with early dismissals and late arrivals.

Middle School Yearbooks are on sale for the lowest price ($32) until 9/29

Purchase your yearbook directly from the Josten's Order page or visit the CVMS Yearbook page.

Yearbook and Newspaper staff sign-ups

Students can sign up for yearbook and newspaper staffs with the following codes:

Request for Focus Group Participants

Chartiers Valley School District is asking for volunteers to participate in a focus group that will explore the future of elementary Spanish programming.

Late Arrival Procedure

For the safety of our students and staff, all doors will be locked after morning arrival. Students may exit through Doors 16 & 39 throughout the day, but they may not enter through those doors between 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM.

September 12 Board Meeting Recap

Action/Discussion items included approval of salaries for Act 93 employees, confidential secretaries, and individual contracted personnel as determined by the board, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Jason Day of PJ Dick provided an update on completed and ongoing construction.

Pics with the Colt MS Phys Ed teachers with the Colt

Middle School Open House attendees enjoyed the opportunity to take a picture with the Colt mascot while touring the new building at Open House on September 7, 2017. View photos on Flickr >>

Open House - Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7 PM

CVMS Open House Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7 pm. Tour the new school, get information on the building's learning-friendly design, meet teachers, and learn about the exciting new tools being used in your child's education.

First Day

View photos of MS students on the first day in their new building on Flickr >>

September 5 Board Meeting Recap

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors accepted the resignation of Director Jamie Stevenson with two-plus years remaining on his term. Board President Mr. Mazzarini thanked Mr. Stevenson for his six years of valued service to the district.

Back to School Agreement Form
Special Action Meeting scheduled

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors has scheduled a Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the District Assembly Room, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220.

A Message from the School Board President
Dear Parents,
On behalf of the School Board of Directors,  I am pleased to once again confirm our school district will be starting classes as scheduled on Tuesday the 5th of September.
HS/MS Traffic Pattern for 2017-2018 HS/MS Traffic Pattern 2017-2018

As of August 28, 2017, traffic will revert to a One-Way pattern along the perimiter of the property. The main entrance to the Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School campus will be across from the State Building on Thoms Run Road. The road leading from the Middle School along the rear of the gyms and stadium will be closed to non-construction vehicles and traffic. 

August 22 Board Meeting Recap

Finance Committee
Mr. Kuczinski stated that the committee reviewed the internal construction summary as well as the PJ Dick summary and found everything to be in line with what was expected. The committee also held a preliminary interview with a potential business manager. 

MS Letter to Students and Families

Letter to families detailing things to know for the start of school, including orientations, open house, and new procedures.

Mrs. Moriarty appointed PSAC District 3 Assistant Director

Congratulations to Middle School teacher Nativa Moriarty who was recently appointed the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) District 3 Assistant Director!

Diversity Panel at Chartiers Valley

The Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh are hosting an event at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School on Thursday, August 17 from 9-10:30 am.

August 8 Board Meeting Recap

The School Board voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Brian White and appointed Assistant Superintendent Mr. Scott Seltzer as Interim Superintendent at the August 8th board meeting. 

A Warm Welcome back to school from CVMS!

CVMS teachers and staff welcome students back to school!

A Message from the School Board President

Dear Members of the Chartiers Valley Community: 


As announced last evening, Dr. Brian White has accepted the Superintendent position with the Butler Area School District. On behalf of the Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors, we want to thank Dr. White for his dedication and leadership over the past seven years. His tireless efforts have taken our district to new heights and he will be missed. We wish him much success in his new leadership role. 

A Message from the Superintendent

Dear the Chartiers Valley Community:


On August 2, 2017, I accepted the position of Superintendent for the Butler Area School District.  I am currently working through the details of my transition from Chartiers Valley School District to Butler Area School District.


It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as superintendent of the Chartiers Valley School District for the past seven years. Through the hard work of faculty, staff and principals, the district has made significant academic programmatic changes that have benefited students.

CVMS faculty and administrators share best practices at PAMLE conference PAMLE presenters

Several teams of CVMS teachers and administrators presented seminars on best practice strategies at the Penn State Summer Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Educators conference held at Mt. Nittany Middle School on June 26-27.

July 25 Board Meeting Recap

Superintendent’s Report

Dr. White discussed enrollment and staffing needs, particularly at the Primary School. The district’s kindergarten enrollment is high, which translates to larger than ideal class sizes. In addition, class sizes for first and second grade are at maximum capacity. Administrators are reviewing options for shifting staff internally to help keep classes at an ideal size. However, if enrollment continues to increase before the start of the year, it’s possible the district may need an additional teacher at the Primary School.

Life Skills students learn about healthy lifestyle choices during extended school year instruction Life Skills Extended School Year

Life Skills students have been learning about healthy lifestyle choices with summer field trips.

Construction Update construction progress_July 2017

While our students and faculty have been on summer break, we have been very busy preparing our schools for the start of the 2017-2018 school year -- particularly at the High School/Middle School campus. Our construction management team is providing frequent updates on the High School/Middle School construction project. We are very happy to report that everything is still on schedule!

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July 11, 2017 School Board Meeting Canceled

The July 11, 2017 Chartiers Valley School Board meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the District Assembly Room. 

June 22 Board Meeting Recap

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors passed the 2017-2018 general fund budget at the June 22, 2017 School Board meeting. In addition, the board approved the hire of a new Primary School Principal. 

June 13 Board Meeting Recap

The Chartiers Valley School Board reviewed the budget for the upcoming school year at the June 13, 2017 meeting. In addition, Mr. Jason Day gave an update on the High School/Middle School construction project. 

June 27 School Board meeting rescheduled for June 22

The June 27 meeting of the Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017. The meeting will take place at 6:30 pm in the Distrit Assembly Room (2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220). 


CVHS & CVMS Summer Traffic Patterns

We hope your summer vacation is off to a great start! As our students enjoy their time off, construction is in full swing at the High School/Middle School campus. As of Monday, June 5, 2017, the main entrance to the Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School campus will be closed. The main exit of the Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School campus will become two-way giving visitors access to the tennis court parking lot. The rest of campus will be closed to traffic. We expect this modified traffic pattern to remain in place throughout the summer.

Celebration of Excellence

The Middle School recognized numerous students for outstanding academic accomplishments at its year-end Celebration of Excellence on the last day of school.

Washington, D.C. 8th Grade Field Trip 8th Graders in Washington, D.C.

More than 200 members of the 8th grade class went on an annual field trip to Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 18.

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