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A Message from the Superintendent Regarding Threat and School Closure

January 23, 2019

CVMS Hosts "Empowering" Regional Conference for Middle Level Educators PMELA conference at MS
New High School Earns Rave Reviews and Media Coverage Article in trib, photo of Principal Myers giving a tour of the building
MS Names Students of the Quarter MS qtr 2 students of the quarter
CVSD Closed Saturday through Sunday Due to Inclement Weather snow flakes
Innovative Teacher Projects Funded by CV's Education Foundation CVEF logo
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
Career Advisory Council Meeting Career Advisory Council
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
Bus 48 Named First Ever Bus of the Month Bus of the month #48
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
CVIS News for November 2, 2018

CVIS News for November 2, 2018

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
Breaking News at the Intermediate School CVIS News October 26, 2018
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
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.

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
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
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.

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. 

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!

Lunch Menu Changes

Changes have been made to Primary and Intermediate School Lunch Menus for August 27-29.  Please visit Nutrislice for updates.  Thank you for your understanding.  

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


Students and Families "Pop In" to Meet the Principals anissa rosenwald and popcorn
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.

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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.!

You're Invited to POP In and Meet the Principals! Pop IN
Student Orientation Dates

Orientation dates and times

I.S. Track Closed for Resurfacing

Closed August 9 - 14, 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.

The BookStop is coming! CVSD Book Stop

DATE CHANGE:  The Book Stop will now occur on June 29, 2018


The Chartiers Valley BookStop will make a run through Colt Country on June 22, 2018. All children are welcome to visit the CV BookStop on June 22 and pick out a free, gently used book to take home.


Due to flood damage in Bridgeville, the BookStop's first stop at 11:00 am has been moved from the parking lot across from the Dari Delite to the Bridgeville Library, 505 McMillen Street.

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.

5th Grade Promotion Wesley Madge - Geri Ruggieri Award recipient

The Intermediate School celebrated the Chartiers Valley Class of 2025 at the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony on June 8!

Third Graders Study the Environment and Natural Habitats Students identify animal habitats in wetland area

Third graders in Mr. Quinn’s science classes took three exploratory excursions in and around the wetland region to experience first-hand how nature provides unique natural habitats for wildlife and plant species.

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.

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.

Kids of Steel run in Pittsburgh Kids Marathon CV Kids of Steel running at Pittsburgh Kids Marathon

The Primary & Intermediate School Kids of Steel program competed May 5, at the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. 

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.

IS Junior Achievement Day IS Junior Achievement Day

Intermediate School students had a special visit from Junior Achievement (JA) educators on May 10 to learn about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy.

May 8 Board Meeting Recap

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

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 >>

Third grade students develop integrated mathematics and science board games Third graders play math & science based games that they've developed

Third grade students in Mr. Quinn's classes took part in enrichment learning to develop integrated mathematics and science board games. 

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.

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.

4th Grade Book Reveal Book Reveal

Fourth graders found out what their next book would be with a reveal assembly on April 20.

IS Life Skills learn about making candy on field trip to My Favorite Sweet Shoppe

On April 10, 2018 the Life Skills students from the Intermediate school visited My Favorite Sweet Shoppe in Collier.

April 10 Board Meeting Recap

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

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. 

Michael Lawrence places 3rd at State Wrestling Tournament

Congratulations to 5th grade CVIS student Michael Lawrence who placed 3rd at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships over the weekend of March 24th in the 10 and under, 70 lbs. Division.

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​!

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.

Holiday "Eggstravaganza" Toy Drive for Children's Hospital Eggstravaganza toy donations

The 5th Grade Peer Helpers are holding the 6th annual Holiday “Eggstravaganza" Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital.

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.

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.

IS Teacher Mike Holl selected as featured artist by Captured::Pittsburgh Mike Holl

Intermediate School music teacher Mike Holl was selected as one of eight featured artist for Captured::Pittsburgh 2018.

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.

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.

ALiCE Training at the IS

On March 13 and 14, students at CVIS will be learning about the ALiCE program and school safety.  Officer Povirk and Mrs. Nancy Ridge will be presenting this PowerPoint to the students.  This training is geared towards 3-5 students.  A worksheet with the ALiCE principles will be coming home with your child following their training.  If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Officer Povirk or administration.

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.

February 27 Board Meeting Recap

Recap of the February 27th School Board Action Meeting.

IS School Safety and Emergency Response training

Parents, please review the attached letter that was sent home with every student regarding school safety and emegency response training. Emergency Preparedness letter >>


IS Life Skills partnerships aide in growth and confidence Life Skills student purchase material for blankets

On February 4th, representatives of the IS Life Skills class and their families presented 35 fleece lap blankets that the students made with fabric purchased with Thrivent Action Team seed money to the Unity Presbyterian Church Food Pantry for distribution to elderly and ill family members, and to the Ronald McDonald House.

5th grade classes celebrate Winter Olympics IS Olympics

In celebration of the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea, students in Rooms 219 and 220, Mrs. Kern's and Ms. Haley's Math and ELA classes, participated in Olympic Days on February 16 and 20th.

IS Food Drive for Compassion IS Food Drive for Compassion

In conjunction with the Intermediate School's No Place for Hate February theme of "Compassion," students and staff participated in a multi-jurisdictional food drive sponsored by our local police municipalities for the Bridgeville Community Food Bank.

IS experiences brief power outage

The Intermediate School experienced a brief power outage this afternoon from approximately 12:15 pm until 1:05 pm. Special thanks to all IS faculty and staff who came together to make sure student needs were tended to and students were fed during their regular lunch periods.

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.

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.

No Place for Hate February Food Drive

February's theme for No Place For Hate (NP4H8) is Compassion. With that in mind, we have decided to participate in a multi-jurisdictional food drive sponsored by our local police municipalities for the Bridgeville Community Food Bank. Collection of items begins on Friday, Feb. 16th and ends on Friday, Feb. 23rd.

CVIS Family STEM Night Family STEM Night

The IS held its Family STEM night to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on February 8th.

Fifth Grade Family Book Club - March 1 - CANCELED

The Fifth Grade Family Book Club scheduled for March 1, at 8 am has been canceled.

Third Grade Family Book Club - February 27

Third Grade Family Book Club - February 27, 8 am, featuring Because of Winn-Dixie.

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. 

CLO brings Gallery of Heroes show to Intermediate School CLO cast

The Intermediate School PTG arranged for the Pittsburgh CLO to perform ¡Arriba ¡Arriba! The Roberto Clemente Story at an assembly in late January.

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

January 23 Board Meeting Recap

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

Celebrate CV! - March 15, 2018

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

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.

Happy Holidays from CVSD

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



Shop with Cops Shop with Cops 2017

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

Band/Orchestra concert photos
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.

Mr. Quinn's class hosts therapy dog Oliver Therapy Dog Oliver with Mr. Quinn's class

Students learn the value of therapy dogs through a visit by Oliver, a golden retriever, and his handler Nancy Wolfe. 

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. 

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.

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.

Mini Charvalette Clinic - December 16

Calling all future Charvalettes! Learn the moves you see performed at halftime shows at the Mini Charvalette Clinic.

Fifth grade classes take on gingerbread house design challenge

Ms. Haley and Mrs. Kern's classes accepted the design challenge to create gingerbread houses for display at the PPG Gingerbread House contest this holiday season.

Junior Achievement Spirit of Enterprise JA Spirit of Enterprise

On Wednesday, November 15th, Chartiers Valley Primary School and Intermediate School participated in a “Spirit of Enterprise” black-tie gala, sponsored by Junior Achievement!

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.

Power outage hits Intermediate School

The Intermediate School experienced a power outage this afternoon at approximately 2:30 pm. Students remained in their classrooms for the remainder of the day. Dismissal is expected to proceed as usual and power is expected to be restored to the area later this afternoon.

November 14 Board Meeting Recap

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

IS Veterans Day Tribute

In observance of Veterans Day, the Intermediate School paid tribute to U.S. military veterans on Nov. 13.

ThanksForGiving Food Drive

The 5th Grade Peer Helpers are holding their 6th Annual ThanksForGiving Food Drive for a local Meals on Wheels in our community Nov. 15-21.

IS Halloween Parade
Fire Safety Week Fire Safety Week at CVIS

School Resource Officer Ed Povirk arranged for firefighters from all three Scott Township Volunteer Fire Departments - Bower Hill, East Carnegie and Glendale - to visit Chartiers Valley Intermediate School during Fire Safety Week (Oct. 23-27).

Name the Colt Mascot

Buttercup, Spirit or Thundercolt. What will IS students choose as the name for the Colt Mascot?

Top Colt Bolt fundraiser class earns cooking demo Room 302

Room 302 earns cooking demonstration and extra recess time for its Colt Bolt fundraising efforts.

Rotary Club donates dictionaries to third graders Rotary Dictionaries

Representatives of the Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club distributed nearly 300 brand new dictionaries to 3rd grade students and teachers on Tuesday, October 24 in the IS auditorium.

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.

Rangoli adorns CVIS pod Rangoli art

A pair of CVIS parents created a Rangoli on a pod in front of the school office in celebration Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every autumn.

Colt Bolt CVIS Colt Bolt 2017

The Intermediate School PTG organized the annual Colt Bolt Jog-a-thon on October 20th at the school running track. The event was designed as a one-day fundraising event focusing on physical activity, healthy eating, school spirit and fun!

Third graders benefit from enriched learning activities Students gather parts for engineering project

Students in Mr. Quinn's third grade math and science classes have been engaged in 'hands-on' activities designed to promote real-world learning and teamwork. The focus is providing students kinesthetic modeling opportunities building on visualization, theoretical design, and practical solutions in a multi-tiered spectrum. 

Alan St. Jean - Author in Residence Writing workshop with Alan St. Jean

Children's book author Alan St. Jean visited the IS for a week's worth of creative writing seminars that culminated with grade level assemblies featuring a reading of the students' illustrated stories.

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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

Donations of school supplies being accepted for Houston city schools School supplies for Houston

Intermediate School ELL instructor Amanda Beckett has created a donation station for school supplies to help a Houston area school. Donations are being accepted through Friday, September 15.

First Day of School

View first day of school arrival photos of IS students 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.

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.
BookStop August 2017 BookStop August 2017

More than 100 children took home free, gently used books on August 25th thanks to the Chartiers Valley BookStop!

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. 

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.

IS SRO named Firefighter of the Year

Intermediate School Student Resource Officer Ed Povirk received Northeast Firefighter of the Year and a national Firefighter of the Year awards for his work as Chief of the Cecil Fire Department. Read about the awards in this Observer-Reporter article.

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 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.

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.

The BookStop is coming!

Chartiers Valley elementary BookStop will make its final run of the summer on August 25, 2017.  Meet us at one of the scheduled locations to pick out a free gently used book. Children can bring a book to trade or just pick out one for themselves.

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!

Share your feedback!

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Thank you!

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 2017 BookStop CV BookStop June 2017

Nearly 200 children took home free, gently used books on June 12 thanks to the Chartiers Valley BookStop!

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). 


Have a Great Summer! CVIS Send Off 2017

CVIS faculty and staff cheered for students and waved goodbye on the last day of school. View photos on Flickr>>

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 5th Grade Peer Helpers

The Intermediate School celebrated the Chartiers Valley Class of 2024 at the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony on May 31! View photos on Flickr>>

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