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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
CVPS Gets a New Buddy Bench!
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
Halloween Parade and Upcoming Events
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
Primary School seeking Study Buddy volunteers
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

Welcome Back Dates and Info
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.

Fresh Thyme pledges donations to CVSD schools

The drill team and majorettes performed for employees and some anxious shoppers at Fresh Thyme’s Great Southern Shopping Center grand opening on June 12. Fresh Thyme has designated the High School and Primary School as beneficiaries of the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag program through August in which a portion of the proceeds from sales of recyclable cloth grocery bags will be awarded to the schools. 

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.

Luau Relay Races on Primary Island Luau Relay Races

Primary School students were rewarded for their positive behavior with a day of Hawaii-themed Luau relay races on June 1.

View photos on Flickr >>

Air National Guard Field Trip Air National Guard Field Trip

The students in Mrs. Territ's, Mrs. Finnerty's, Mrs. Mutschler's and Mrs. Crouse's classes visited the Air National Guard Fueling Wing as a reward for winning a change drive benefiting U.S. Military veterans.

"Q" and "U" join together at kindergarten royal letter wedding! Kindergarten class Q & U wedding

Ms. Vaughan's kindergarten class celebrated learning the last letter with a big alphabet Q and U wedding!

Mrs. Brendel's class is helping to end Childhood Hunger through Red Nose Day Mrs. Brendel's class on Red Nose Day

Mrs. Brendel's first grade class showed its support for "Ending Childhood Hunger" by participating in Red Nose Day to raise money that will benefit children in need throughout the US and the world.

First Grade Science Olympiad

The first grade students at Chartiers Valley Primary School participated in a grade-wide science Olympiad on May 22.

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.

Field Trip to HS Tech Ed. shop spurs interest among PS students Second graders learn about CNC laser cutting

On May 16, ten 2nd grade students, selected at random from those recently earning Caught Being Good citations,
visited the High School Tech Ed. department to learn about laser cutting.

First grader repeats as WQED Writers Contest winner Aarav Parthiban

Congratulations to first grader Aarav Parthiban for earning his second consecutive first place in the WQED Kids Writers Contest.

CVIS visits 2nd Grade Classrooms Second grade students learn about the Intermediate School from Mr. DePace

As part of the 2nd to 3rd grade transition plan for the 2018-19 school year; CVPS 2nd grade classrooms were visited by Steve DePace, CVIS school counselor.

Second Grade Concert and Art Show

Second grade students performed the final concert of their Primary School career on May 8th and 9th. Students also displayed some of the art work they have been working on this semester.

TLCV Ice Cream Social

High School TLCV tutors and their students at the Primary School recently held their year end ice cream social to mark the completion of 21st year of the Teamwork, Leadership, Caring, Volunteering program. 

Early Child Care students observe new life with chicks and butterflies

The Early Child Care students learned about new life by observing newborn chicks and the metamorphosis of Monarch butterflies.

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. 

PS Recognized as SWPBIS Model School for 4th consecutive year CVPS SWPBIS team

We are very proud to announce that Chartiers Valley Primary School was recognized for the fourth year as a Model School for Tier I Universal Implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) in Pennsylvania!

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.

May 8 Board Meeting Recap

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

The Primary School is STEAMING AHEAD! STEAM Carts

KIndergarten, first, and second grade now have STEAM on the GO! Materials for the K-2 STEAM curriculum will now be kept on locked carts.

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.

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.

First grader a finalist in WQED Writers contest Aarav Parthiban

Aarav Parthiban is in the running for a second consecutive first place award in the WQED Kids Writers Contest. You can vote for Aarav's story at http://www.writeonkids.org. Voting begins May 11.

Kids of Steel Pep Rally PS Kids of Steel

The Primary School Kids of Steel prepared for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon with a pep rally on May 2.

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.

Theremin debuts at kindergarten concert Ms. Shollenberger plays the Theremin

Purchased with a CVEF Give Grant, the electro-magnetic Theremin made its debut at the 2018 kindergarten concert and art show on April 10th.

Primary School awarded a $1,000 Kids of Steel Grant Kids of Steel grant presentation

On April 12, Michele Nichols from Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon and Kids of Steel made a surprise visit to the Primary School to present CVPS Kids of Steel Coordinators Shelley Territ and Steph McFerron with a $1,000 check to be used by the physical education department.



April 10 Board Meeting Recap

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

PS staff show support for Autism Awareness PS Staff - Autism Awareness

The Primary School staff wore blue on April 6th to show their support on Autism Awareness Day.

Botanic Garden visit kicks off PS STEAM unit

Spring is in the air and in 2nd grade that means it is time to kick off our STEAM unit on cold weather planting!

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. 

First Grade Authors First Grade Authors

Mrs. Territ’s, Mrs Giancola’s and Mrs Cruise’s first grade classes are authors and just finished their first book. They received books from DonorsChoose.org. They completed a book writing unit and shared their books with their classmates.

First grade students take new interactive educational tool for a tryout

Mrs. Giancola's first grade class has been making use of the award-winning interactive OSMO system through a month-long loan from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

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.

Mrs. Schweikert's class observes World Down Syndrome Day Mrs. Schweikert's class

The students in Ms. Schweikert's kindergarten classroom were rockin' their mismatched socks on World Down Syndrome Day!

Teddy Bear Sleepover Teddy Bear Sleepover

Over 100 kindergarten students came to the library on Thursday, March 22 with their stuffed animals.

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​!

March 27th Board Meeting CANCELED

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

ALiCE Training at Primary School ALiCE Training

Students at CVPS received ALiCE program training and school safety instruction from Mrs. Nancy Ridge, SROs PJ Duckworth and Bill Oslick along with Collier Police Officers Rick Lamb and Abby Neal on March 16. This training was geared toward K-2 students.

Students learn Irish Dancing for St. Patrick's Day Ms. Finnerty's class

The students in Ms. Finnerty's kindergarten class celebrated St. Patrick's Day by learning a traditional Irish dance as well as facts and legends about Ireland.

Jump Rope for Heart Jump Rope for Heart

The Primary School collected $16,000 for the American Heart Association through its JUMP ROPE FOR HEART fundraiser.

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.

Super Behavior Superhero Day Superhero Day

Primary School students celebrated earning more than 5,000 good behavior tickets with Superhero Day on March 9.

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.

Kindergarten Registration deadline

All paperwork for incoming kindergarten students is due by April 20, 2018.  Documentation can be emailed to kregistration@cvsd.net through April 20.

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 PS

On March 15, 16, and 19, students at CVPS will be learning about the ALiCE program and school safety. 

Raising a Reader - Session 2 Family literacy night

A second Raising a Reader session was held at the Primary School on Feb. 28 to promote literacy.

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.

Reading Week celebration Reading Week

To celebrate Reading Week at the Primary School, we invited three authors to speak to our students about the process of writing and illustrating a book.

February 27 Board Meeting Recap

Recap of the February 27th School Board Action Meeting.

PS Olympics funded by CVEF Give Grant PS Olympics

First and second grade students learned about foreign countries during the PS Olympics with the help of funding provided by a Chartiers Valley Education Foundation Give Grant.

Give Grant provides for Sensory Boxes at Primary School Sensory Boxes shelf in PS Book Room

Mrs. Dissen used a Chartiers Valley Education Foundation GIVE Grant to create “Sensory Boxes to Go” for the Primary School.

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.

100th Day! 100th Day

Primary School students celebrated the 100th Day of School by dressing in themed clothing and completing activities centered around the number 100.

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.

Kindergarten Junior Achievement Day JA Day

The Early Childhood Practicum students from the High School taught the Junior Achievement program, JA Ourselves, to the kindergarten students at the Primary School on Feb. 9.

Family Literacy Session 2 - Raising a Reader

Join us for our second Family Literacy session on February 28.

Raising a Reader Raising a Reader workshop

On January 31, the Primary School held the first of two family night sessions entitled, "Raising a Reader" to assist students and parents learn and teach reading fundamentals.

Students recognized for perfect attendance Perfect Attendance

Nearly 40 Primary School students were recognized for having perfect attendance during the first semester.

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

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.

CVPS/Project Bundle Up - Mittens for Many Winter Drive Mittens for Many donations

CVPS, in conjunction with Project Bundle Up, will be holding a Mittens for Many Winter Drive through Friday, Feb. 2.

Kids of Steel begin training for Pittsburgh Kids Marathon Kids of Steel kickoff

 Kids of Steel, now in its fourth year and with a record number of participants, got off to a super start with a kickoff run on January 18th featuring a superhero theme.

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.

Learning Support students use math and writing skills using "How to" assignments Math puzzle skills

PS Learning Support students develop math and writing skills using "How To" assignments. Students also worked on money skills.

Entryway Colt gets a makeover Students and Melissa Harmon admire new Colt painting

The Primary School received an upgrade to its entryway floor over holiday break with the repainting of the Colt mascot.

Happy Holidays from CVSD

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



Second Grade Read Aloud Book Club

Join the Second Grade Read Aloud Book Club for "My Father's Dragon" on January 9.

Shop with Cops Shop with Cops 2017

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

Second graders learn engineering concepts through visit to HS AET program Student prepare laser cutter for use

Mr. Talotta's second grade class visited the High School Applied Engineering and Technology lab at Mr. berber's invitation to create tree ornaments using CAD software and a laser cutter.

PS donates $2,500 to Disabled Veterans of America Students present donation to Mr. Thomas

SRO Duckworth's Veterans Day Change Drive resulted in a $2,500 donation to Disabled Veterans of America by Primary School students.

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.

Computer Science Education Week Coding related posters

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

Kindergarten students learn about science lab procedures with PPG chemist Jackson Sando PPG chemist Jackson Sando with kindergarten students

Jackson Sando, a chemist at PPG and brother of kindergarten teacher Maya Vaughan made a visit to the Primary School on December 5th.

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.

PS Rainbow of Kindness PS Rainbow of Kindness

Students in Primary School classes 109, 152 and 154 (Mses. Giancola, Territ and Cruise) are learning about on random acts of kindess.

Mini Charvalette Clinic - December 16

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

Lesson leads to delicious feast Pilgrim-Native Feast

Students in Mrs. Wentz's and Mrs. Mulligan's classes learned about the lives and roles of children around the time of the original shared feast.

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.

November 14 Board Meeting Recap

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

CVEF Give Grant provides for astronomy lesson

Students in Mrs. Zissis's first grade class recently studied the stars of our universe thanks to a Give Grant from the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation.

ELA students respond to terminal child's wish ELA students with cards for Jacob

Megan Moore's second grade English Language Arts class designed and wrote letters to Jacob Thompson, a nine year old boy from Maine stricken with neuroblastoma.

PS Veterans Tea PS Veterans Tea placemat

Students in Ms. Schweikert's kindergarten class and Ms. Conley’s first grade class honored veterans at their annual Veterans Day Tea on November 10.

Easter Seals Disability Awareness Program presented to kindergarten students Easter Seals Disability Awareness

Easter Seals representative Tracey McDonough presented the organization's "Building Disability Awareness Program" to each of the Primary School's kindergarten classes throughout the week of Nov. 6-10.

Froggy FM's Frogman and Gator surprise Mr. Henke's class with a special Book Club reading Mr. Henke's class with Frogman and Gator

Mr. Henke's room received a visit from Froggy FM morning show hosts Mike Ovadia and Erika Hink for a special Book Club reading on November 9.

PS Halloween Parade
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.

Learning Support students learn math through hands-on activities

Mrs. DeJames devised some hands-on learning activities to help Learning Support students with their math skills.

Fire Safety Week Fire Safety Week at CVPS

Primary students received a lesson on fire safety during Fire Safety Week, October 9-13.

Colt Bolt Colt Bolt 2017

The Primary School PTG organized the 3rd annual Colt Bolt Jog-a-thon on October 13th at the High School stadium. The event was designed as a one-day fundraising event focusing on physical activity, healthy eating, school spirit and fun!

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.

Gab Bonesso performs at PS Anti-Bullying Programs kickoff Gab Bonesso at Olweus-No Place for Hate kickoff

The Primary School kicked off its Olweus/No Place for hate anti-bullying programs on October 3rd with a rousing, get-up-and-dance performance by Gab Bonesso.

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. 

First Grade Author to read his book at WQED event

First grader Aarav Parthiban has been invited to read his contest-winning book at Passages and Prose, A Gathering of of Authors and Their Books, October 7, 10 a.m. at the Twentieth Century Club.

Give Me 10 Reading Club - Summer ! Give Me 10 Summer Reading

Primary School students complete Summer reading program assignment.

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.

Patriot's Day Wentz Patriot Day

Mrs. Wentz's kindergarten class celebrated Patriot's Day by reading an inspirational story and completing an art project based on the story.

Lunch Learners Kindergarten student learn cafeteria procedures.

Brenda Wineland and Sara Zrimsek of Nutrition, Inc. worked with the kindergarten staff at the Primary School during the first week of school to create a lunch room orientation for every kindergarten student.

Garden of Dreams PS Garden of Dreams

Students from summer camp and CVPS volunteer families worked hard tending to the school's newly christened Garden of dreams this summer.

First Day

View first day of school arrival photos of PS 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.
Teachers and Room Numbers

Below you will find a list of teachers by grade.  Their room numbers are included as well.  

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!

Spanish language classes eliminated at Primary level for 2017-2018 school year

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors voted to eliminate Spanish programming at the primary level at the August 22, 2017 school board meeting. 

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. 

Information for Incoming Students

This is the same basic information that was emailed out today, August 16, 2017.  If you did not receive the email, please update your email address in Infinite Campus to ensure receipt of future news.  

Welcome Principal Rosenwald! Principal Rosenwald

Welcome Mrs. Anissa Rosenwald who was hired as the new Chartiers Valley Primary School principal at the June 22, Board Meeting.

Back to School information letter delivery delayed

We want to inform Primary School families that we will be delaying "Welcome Back" letters to our students this year. Parents and families can look forward to receiving information regarding their child's classroom placement no later than August 28. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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 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.

Primary School represented at Marathon Kids Summer Leadership Academy Ms. Faith and Mrs. Territ

Assistant Principal Stephanie Faith and 1st grade teacher Shelley Territ represented Chartiers Valley Primary School  at the 2017 Marathon Kids Summer Leadership Academy in Austin, Texas.  

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.

Garden of Dreams -- Summer Opportunity

The students and staff at CVPS have been working with volunteers for over a year to create a beautiful garden space at the entrance of our building. This is your chance to “dig in” and help both the garden and your child “blossom and grow” through the process!  Bring your tools, energy and curiosity on any (or all) of the dates below.  We look forward to working with you! There are three summer dates left. Join us on July 18 at 9 am, August 2 at 2 pm or August 15 at 9 am. 

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 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). 


Garden of Dreams Garden of Dreams

Mrs. DeAndrea's class, which won the naming contest for the Primary School garden, poses with the newly created Garden of Dreams.

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