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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.

CVHS Homecoming Court CVHS Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 CVHS Homecoming Court.

Screenagers Film Screening - November 16, 2017 Screenagers

CVSD will screen the documentary "Screenagers" on November 16, 2017 in the HS/MS auditorium, 7 pm. 

Football/Band Festival Parking

Overflow parking for Friday's football game and Saturday's Band Festival will be at the Primary School as well as Trader Jack's.  Shuttle service is available at both locations. 

Bruggemans play to honor father's memory

Brothers share how the loss of their father to cancer inspires them in life and on the field in this WTAE-TV News feature.

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.

CVHS Band Festival

CVHS Band Festival, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7 pm, at the stadium.

PIMS Coordinator receives PDE certification in Special Education reporting

PIMS Coordinator Jason Gardner recently completed coursework through the PDE data quality curriculum in the area of special education.

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.

Unused books find new home in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe book donation

This past summer, High School German teacher Mrs. Zollars converted the district's need to rid itself of unused secondary-level books into a donation to underserved students in Zimbabwe.

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 >>

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.
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. 

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. 

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!

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Dance Troupe earns bid to Nationals at Kentucky summer competition CVHS Dance Troupe

CVHS Dance Troupe earned first place at a July competition in Kentucky to earn a bid to compete in UDA Nationals in February.

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 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 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.

CV Class of 2017 Commencement CVHS Class of 2017

Congratulations and best wishes to the Chartiers Valley Class of 2017! Click read more for photo and video links of the graduation ceremony.

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>>

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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