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Pennsylvania Wax Museum Wax Museum

The students in Ms. Kropf, Mrs. Senge and Dr. Burr's classes have spent the last few weeks preparing an Influential Pennsylvanians Wax Museum.

CV Virtual Academy

Chartiers Valley School District is offering our Virtual Academy again this summer. View the brochures for additional information.

CV Virtual Academy -- Acceleration/Enrichment | CV Virtual Academy -- Recovery 

Megan Debski earns first place at PJAS for Energy Efficient Traffic Light project Megan Debski

High School student Megan Debski competed in the 83rd Annual State Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition at Penn State University and earned a first place award for her project 'Energy Efficient Traffic Lights'.

Cast Your Vote for CVMS Students in the Community Art Project

Two CVMS students are two finalists among 27 entries in the #BelongingArt competition. Now it's up to the community to determine who wins!

May 23 Board Meeting Recap

The school board recognized several students for their outstanding academic accomplishments at the May 23, 2017 meeting. In addition, Mrs. Adrienne Floro, Middle School Principal, shared findings from the series focus groups revolving around Middle School Learning Culture and Curriculum. Dr. Brian White, Superintendent, and Mr, Nick Morelli, Director of Finance and Operations, presented the preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 school year. 

CVPS is a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Chartiers Valley Primary School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

Own a Piece of CVMS History! Buy a Brick

​As the Chartiers Valley Middle School moves into the new building next year, the students and staff are very excited about having their own library space for the first time in 20 years. As the final step in planning for that open space, Chartiers Valley Middle School teachers and students are selling stenciled bricks from the old High School/Middle School building as a fundraiser to purchase new materials to help achieve the vision laid out by a Student/Teacher Focus Group.

Allegheny County Human Relations Commission Diversity Awards CVHS DIversity Award winners

High School student Tiana Covert received an Allegheny County Human Relations Commission Diversity Awards. In addition, CVHS alumnus, Austin Gutierrez also won an ACHRC Diversity Award for a video he made while in high school last year.

 

 

Reception to Recognize Academic Excellence Academic Excellence honorees

Chartiers Valley High School students were recognized at the sixth annual Reception to Recognize Academic Excellence on May 17. In addition to honoring the outstanding accomplishments of our students, the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation recognized the 2016-2017 GIVE grant winners. 

PS Police Week Police Week

Primary School students received a week-long introduction to the tools of the law enforcement trade.

Early Child Care Center observes new life of chicks and butterflies Newly hatched chicks

Early Child Care Center students observed the hatching of chicks and metamorphosis of butterflies over a 21 day period.

Book leads first grade class to learn about endangered species Stuffed animals representing endangered species

After reading the book, The Penguin Problem, by Abby Klein, in which a fictional first grade classroom raises money to save an endangered species of penguin, Mrs. Venezia's first grade class decided they wanted to do something to help endangered species as well.

World War II Memorial World War II Memorial plaque

Chartiers Valley students honored veterans from our community who lost their lives serving our country in World War II at a Memorial Dedication on May 16, 2017.

Architect Mr. Matt Hansen Visits CVIS Matt Hansen

Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School project architect from IKM, Matthew Hansen, visited with two Intermediate School classrooms.  Mr. Quinn’s third graders and Mrs. Kern’s fifth graders viewed a powerpoint presentation with respect to all phases of the architectural process. 

Junior Achievement Day JA Day at CVIS

Intermediate School students had a special visit from Junior Achievement (JA) educators on May 10. “Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs” (www.juniorachievement.org).

High School Art Show

High School art students are holding an exhibit in the Auditorium Lobby May 11-13 in conjunction with Showcase to display the works they've produced this year under the tutelage of Mr. Barzan,  Mr. McHugh, and Mr. Pisaneschi.

Second grade Career Cafe Dr. Kerr welcomes students to the Career Cafe

Second graders at the Primary School received an early inside education on career choices at the 2nd Grade Career Cafe on May 12th.

Primary School students benefit from help of TLCv tutors TLCv tutors and their Primary School students

Primary School students benefit both personally and academically from the extra one-on-one attention they receive two days a week in the classroom from the High School TLCv tutors who logged 638 hours of assistance this year.

Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary honors CVHS and CVMS students

The Rotary Club of Bridgeville – South Fayette honored two CVHS and six CVMS students at its annual Scholarship & Middle School Recognition Luncheon at BethanyPresbyterian Church on May 11.

CVMS Duck Cam

The Chartiers Valley Middle School duck project is a unique opportunity for students, parents and anybody else who is interested to witness an incredible life experience. The eggs hatched on May 6 & 7.  Bookmark this page, and visit often to watch the ducks!

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Showcase 2017: Chapters Showcase
Victoria Adebiyi cited in Letters About Literature Contest Victoria Adebiyi

Congratulations to Victoria Adebiyi, a 9th grade Honors English student of Ms. Turner, who finished in the top 10 of the Letters About Literature Contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Three actors receive Kelly nominations Cast of Sweeney Todd

Congratulations to Devin Moore, Jenna Wood, and Sam Kagle for earning Gene Kelly Award nominations for their performances in the Department of Performing Arts' production of Sweeney Todd.

Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Consortium

Chartiers Valley School District is part of the Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Consortium. Hosted by the Grable Foundation, the Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Consortium includes educators from neighboring school districts who want to integrate personalized learning into their classrooms. In addition to Chartiers Valley, Avonworth, Baldwin-Whitehall, Burrell, Deer Lakes, Elizabeth Forward, Fox Chapel Area, Fort Cherry, Frazier, North Allegheny, Northgate, Steel Valley and South Fayette plan to participate.

Wear Your Future! Wear Your Future

Chartiers Valley seniors were invited to "wear their future" for a photo with their classmates this spring. From college and technical school to the military and employment, these students all have exciting new challenges ahead of them. Congratulations and best wishes to the Chartiers Valley Class of 2017! 

Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools in America Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools in America

Chartiers Valley High School made the Washington Post's list of Most Challenging High Schools in America in 2017!  View the 2017 rankings here>>

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

More than 120 Primary and Intermediate School students ran in the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon after training in the Kids of Steel program.

May 9 Board Meeting Recap Math Olympiad

The Chartiers Valley School Board recognized the Chartiers Valley Math Olympians at the May 9, 2017 meeting. In addition, the Chartiers Valley Robotics Team demonstrated their robot. 

Computer Applications class takes on storybook editing Storybook editing

Mrs. Julianna White's seventh grade Computer Applications class traveled to the Primary School on May 5th to share children's stories which they had edited from Google Docs into mini book form.

Girls Night Out! Girls Night Out

On Friday, May 5th, a large group of eighth grade girls learned what to expect from high school through a program called Girls’ Night Out!

Kindergarten student wins the PBS writer's contest Aarav Parthiban

Aarav Parthibana, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Dietrick's class, wrote and illustrated a story on his recent family vacation to India and submitted it to the PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest where he took first place in two categories!

Middle School students get a sneak peek at their new school Middle School Student Tour

As our new Middle School continues to take shape, students have been brainstorming, evaluating and prioritizing ideas for how their new library space and team learning commons can best be used.

FIRST Robotics Team Competes at the World Championship FIRST Robotics Team

The Chartiers Valley FIRST Robotics Team – Horsepower #4991 – recently competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis.

Community Art Project CVIS Community Art Project

The Middle School and Intermediate School students recently completed beautiful works of art that they have submitted to the Sprout Fund’s Belonging Project.

Chorus receives high marks at adjudication festival Chorus students pose after the Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival

The High School Select and Cadenza chorus groups recently received and excellent rating at an adjudication in Williamsburg, Va.

CVHS Students Compete at International Business Conference Six CVHS students at DECA International

Six Chartiers Valley High School students traveled to Anaheim, California to compete at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) from April 25th to 30th.

Post-Gazette: Benedum Foundation funds the future through training initiatives

"...At Chartiers Valley High School in Collier, for instance, Benedum awarded $353,000 to fund engineering curriculum for an advanced manufacturing lab where students have opportunities to earn college credits and technical certificates. The funding also supports Chartiers Valley as a training center for other Project Lead the Way schools in the tri-state region." Read the full article on the Post-Gazette website>>

Kayla Rennie becomes first CVHS student to earn PSMLA Global Scholar honor Mrs. Belcastro and Kayla Rennie

Congratulations Kayla Rennie for earning the distinction of 2017 Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Global Scholars Graduate!

Math Olympiad Math Olympiad

One hundred thirty-five students from the Intermediate School and Middle School were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate in the 2016-2017 Math Olympiad program.  The students participated in a series of five monthly contests, each consisting of five problems, between November and March.

Remake Learning Days STEM Night

Remake Learning Days is around the corner! Chartiers Valley Intermediate School is participating by hosting "Family STEM Night" on Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8 pm at CVIS. 

April 25 Board Meeting Recap

Recognition

Mr. Nick Morelli announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year at the School Board meeting. Mr. Morelli is retiring after 38 years of service, 11.5 of which have been with the Chartiers Valley School District. Mr. Morelli has been an asset to the Chartiers Valley School District over the last 11+ years. Dr. White thanked Mr. Morelli for his years of service to the district and noted that he will be missed.

"Catch a Cure" Fishing Competition Catch a Cure 2017

Chartiers Valley high school teacher, Mr. Chuck Barber, organized the 8th annual “Catch a Cure” Fishing Competition at Raccoon State Park on Sunday, April 23. High School teacher Mr. Krivanek and HS/MS School Resource Oslick also helped out at the event.

"He Named Me Malala" Screening and Panel Discussion "He Named Me Malala" Screening and Panel Discussion

Chartiers Valley School District hosted a community screening of “He Named Me Malala” followed by a panel discussion on April 25, 2017. The topic of the event, which turned out over 150 people, was “Education and Empowerment of Women and Girls in Pakistan.”

1st Grade Science Olympiad Making polymers

The first grade students at Chartiers Valley Primary School participated in a grade-wide science Olympiad on April 21.

Thank You to Our Robotics Team Donors

The Chartiers Valley FIRST Robotics team – Team Horsepower #4991 – is on their way to the World Championships in St. Louis! On behalf of the team and the school district, we’d like to say thank you to the many generous donors who helped the team financially afford the travel, lodging and other expenses associated with the World Championship competition. We sincerely appreciate your support!

International Day International Day Food Table

Current and former ESL students gather to celebrate and share their heritage at the International Day celebration.

Bat House construction Bat House construction

With the help of Williams Energy and the United Way, 7th grade students assist in the battle against a disease affecting the Little Brown Bat population.

Showband performs at National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Showband in D.C.

The CVHS Showband was selected to march in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on April 8 in Washington, D.C.

Grants provide tree saplings for Earth Day observance Middle School tree planting volunteers


Middle School students adhered the spirit of Earth Day by planting 25 trees in the Kane Woods area of the Scott Conservancy on April 19.

Students lay wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Rachel Chidlow, Olivia Namee, and Samantha Crivaro assist Military Honor Guard with the placing of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Mrs. Ciaramella Advances to Regional Finalist for Student Council Adviser of the Year Award Nicole Ciaramella

Mrs. Nicole Ciaramella is one of only five finalists for the national Student Council Adviser of the Year award! She will represent Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland at the National Conference in June. 

Kennywood Ticket Sale and Bus Information

Kennywood tickets are available online at www.kennywood.com/chartiersvalley. In addition, tickets will be on sale at the Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School on Tuesday, April 18. View flyer for additional ticket details and bus information>> 

Junior Achievement Day at Primary School Junior Achievement fundamentals

Primary School first and second grade students had a special visit from Junior Achievement (JA) educators on April 10.

Kids Around the Table Students Enjoying "Kids Around the Table"

This year, Chartiers Valley Intermediate School and the Nutrition Group launched a new program called “Kids Around the Table.” 

Miracle League Jeans Day Fundraiser Interact presents donation to Miracle League representative

CVSD faculty and staff raised $686 for the Miracle League of South Hills through a Jeans Day fundraiser.

MS Musical photos Cinderella
Event Parking

There are always so many exciting events that occur in the last few weeks of school. This is just a reminder that you can check the "Navigating Campus" page prior to attending an event to see if overflow parking with shuttle service has been scheduled. 

http://www.cvsd.net/content/navigatingcampus 

World Languages Program Receives Golden Globe Award!

The Chartiers Valley World Languages Program is a recipient of a 2017 Golden Globe Award! The Golden Globe Award is the highest of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association’s “Exemplary Program Awards.” Schools must meet the rigorous criteria established by PSMLA in order to qualify for the award.

Mr. Rodrigues Receives Champion of Learning Award Mr. Rodrigues, Champion of Learning Award

Congratulations to High School teacher, Mr. Bob Rodrigues! Mr. Rodrigues received the Consortium for Public Education’s 2017 Champion of Learning Award!

Product Development classes assist Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens Students present furniture to PBG representatives

Mr. Poppelreiter's Product Development classes designed and built nature-inspired furniture for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. The child-sized furniture will be used in the garden's Hermit Hut and at outdoor gathering areas.

April 4 Board Meeting Recap

On behalf of the School Board, Mr. Mazzarini recognized Dr. Yvonne Hawkins at the April 4 meeting. Dr. Hawkins plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

CVMS Family Book Club Family Book Club

Middle School students and parents read “Eleven” by Tom Rogers and then came together on March 30 to discuss the book at the first CVMS Family Book Club.

Computer Science: Unplugged Bryan Gallo

Chartiers Valley alumnus, Bryan Gallo, recently returned to his alma mater to give third and fourth grade students a lesson in computer science, sans computers. Read more on Colt Connections>>

Beyond the Classroom: Architecture Adventure Kelly Ryan

Last summer, Chartiers Valley senior Kelly Ryan was planning to major in architecture. 


Her interest in architecture developed from the Computer Aided Drafting class she took at Chartiers Valley High School. So when the opportunity to attend a summer architecture camp at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte arose, she decided it would be a great way to learn more before committing to a college major. Read more>>
 

Celebrate CV Video

The Chartiers Valley School District debuted our “Celebrate CV” video at the Celebrate CV event. The video featured Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School students sharing their perspectives about what makes our school district great. Watch the video>>

 

5th Grade Students Participate in DARE Program DARE at CVIS

Officer Ed Povirk, Intermediate School SRO, has been using the D.A.R.E. program to educate fifth grade students and help them develop basic skills that they can use to make safe and responsible choices throughout their lives.

CVMS team wins Best Design Award at NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Fluid Power team

Congratulations to the CVMS 8th grade Fluid Power Challenge team for winning the Best Design Award at the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Carpenters Training Center on March 23.

No School Board Meeting -- March 28

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors do not have a meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 pm. 

Bunny Breakfast -- April 1

Support the Chartiers Valley High School Chorus at the BUNNY BREAKFAST!

He Named Me Malala

Join us on April 24 for a community screening and panel discussion of "He Named Me Malala." Learn more>>

April 24 | 6:30-9 pm (doors open at 6:15) | CVHS/CVMS Auditorium -- Door #38 | Rated PG 13 | Free Admission

CVMS Poetry Slam at Barnes & Noble

Join the Chartiers Valley Middle School Writing Club at their first ever poetry slam! A percentage of all Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit CVMS. Learn more>>

Barnes & Noble (Settler's Ridge, Robinson) | Wednesday, April 12 | 6-8 pm 

Celebrate CV No Place for Hate

The Chartiers Valley community came together on March 23 at the first ever Celebrate CV event. View photos from the event>>

Chartiers Valley Half Day -- March 22

Chartiers Valley School District will operate on a half day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 

  • Dismissal at the High School: 10:34 am
  • Dismissal at the Middle School: 11:07 am
  • Dismissal at the Intermediate School: 11:45 am
  • Dismissal at the Primary School: 11:45 am
CVMS named 2017 Mix It Up Model School Mix It Up Model School badge

Chartiers Valley Middle School has been named a 2017 Mix It Up Model School by the Teaching Tolerance organization.

Robotics team advances to First Robotics World Championship in St. Louis Team Horsepower

Chartiers Valley Robotics Team Horsepower #4991 advanced through the Greater Pittsburgh Regional Event at California University of Pennsylvania on March 17-18 to earn as spot in the First Robotics Competition World Championship in St. Louis.

IS and MS music students perform with PYPO CV PYPO performers

Instrumental music students from Chartiers Valley Middle and Intermediate Schools had a great musical experience, participating in the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (PYPO) Prelude Festival.

Alex Evans honored at Pens Game Alex Evans

Senior forward Alex Evans was honored at a Penguins game in February after being named PIHL Class A Player of the Month for January.

Celebrate CV on March 23! Celebrate CV

Chartiers Valley School District is proud to host the "Celebrate CV" event. The goal of the evening is to unite our community while celebrating the diversity among us. Celebrate CV is a public event! All Chartiers Valley families and community members are welcome to attend! Learn more>>

March 14 Board Meeting Recap

The District Management Group presented the work the are doing with the district at the March 14 School Board meeting. In addition, PJ Dick gave an update on the HS/MS construction project. 

CVIS families participate in Family Math Night Family Math Night

Intermediate School families participated in various exciting math games that covered many different topics at the 2nd Annual Family Math Night on March 1.

CV Parent Book Club

Chartiers Valley parents of students in graces K-8 are invited to join us for Parent Book Club on April 4 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Intermediate School Digital Media and Literacy Center. Click for more details>>

Three Colts named to Big 56 5A All-Section 1 Girls Basketball Team All-Section 1 Girls Basketball

Congratulations to Mackenzie Wagner, Gabi Legister, and Megan McConnell for being named to the 5A All-Section 1 basketball team at the Big 56 Banquet on March 9.

Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind

Two teams of Chartiers Valley students participated in Western Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind on Saturday, March 5.

Spring Musical photos

View photos of the CVHS production of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition on Flickr.

MS Mock Trial team wins on prosecution and defense CVMS Mock Trial Team

On March 7th, Chartiers Valley Middle School sent 16 gifted and talented 8th grade students to the Northern Area Gifted Consortium’s Mock Trial at La Roche College.

Girls Basketball brings home WPIAL Gold WPIAL 5A Girls Basketball Champions

The girls basketball team defeated Oakland Catholic 52-36 in the 5A championship game at Peterson Events Center on March 4, 2017 for the program's first WPIAL title.

Author Jacqui Phillips Visits CVPS Jacqui Phillips

Children's author Jacqui Phillips visited the Chartiers Valley Primary School on Thursday, March 2, 2017. March 2 is Dr. Seuss's birthday, which falls in the middle of Read Across America week (Feb. 27 - March 3). 

Read Across America Week at the Primary School Cats in the Hat

Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss's birthday were celebrated February 27 - March 3 at the Primary School and all across America.

Principles of Engineering students use a catapult to study projectiles in motion Principles of Engineering catapult

Mr. McGalla's Principles of Engineering class built a catapult to measure projectiles in motion while studying Kinematics.

Guest lecturers teach 7th graders about hydrocarbon extraction Students simulate horizontal drilling on a Twinkie

On Thursday, March 2, representatives of Williams Energy and The United Way joined seventh grade science and social studies classes to teach students about our planet's natural hydrocarbon resources.

Miracle League inaugural Teacher & Staff Jeans Day Fundraiser

The Miracle League has invited Chartiers Valley to participate in their 1st annual Teacher and Staff Jeans Day Fundraiser. Interact Club will assist with coordination of a district-wide Jeans Day Fundraiser on Wednesday, March 15th to support the Miracle League of the South Hills.   

Brady's Free Little Library Brady and his library

Chartiers Valley fourth grade student, Brady Baranowski, is doing his part to promote literacy in his neighborhood.

Kids of Steel Pen Pal Project

Intermediate School fourth grade students who participate in the Kids of Steel program have a unique Pen Pal opportunity. For the next two months leading up to the Pittsburgh Marathon, CVIS students will correspond with marathon runner Craig Leon, who has earned several top-10 marathon finishes in his career.

Board Meeting Recap: February 28, 2017

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors met on February 28, 2017. 

Second graders learn about hearing impairment Kayla Campbell

Second graders learned about deaf culture and the difficulties inherent to being hearing impaired from guest teen speaker Kayla Campbell.

Shamil Zaynullaev takes section crown, six other wrestlers advance to WPIAL Tournament WPIAL wrestling qualifiers

Seven varsity wrestlers qualified for the WPIAL Championships at the Section IV tournament February 24-26. CV finished with the fourth most WPIAL qualifiers (7, tied with Trinity) out of the 12 teams Section IV, including section champion Shamil Zaynullaev at 220 poinds and section runner-up Zachary Macy at 113 pounds.

Fairness Month at CVIS Peer Helpers

The February School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) theme at the Intermediate School is “Fairness.”

Secondary students participate in Shakespeare Monologue contest Shakespeare Monologue competitors

Fifteen Middle School and four High School students participated in the annual Shakespeare Scene and Monologue competition at the O'Reilly Theater on Feb. 13.

Matthew Zyra honored at Dapper Dan Awards Dinner Matthew Zyra

Matthew Zyra has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of  Western  Pennsylvania Dapper Dan Charities Youth Athlete of the Year. 

Sarah Smith and Megan Debski receive President's Volunteer Service Award Sarah Smith and Megan Debski

Sarah Smith and Megan Debski have been honored for their exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

HS/MS Orchestra represents at Disney World HS/MS Orchestra on stage at Disney

The Chartiers Valley HS/MS Orchestra traveled to Disney World on February 15-20 as part of the Disney Performing Arts on Stage/Disney Magic Music Days.

Join us for Family Book Club! CVMS Family Book Club

Parents -- Are you looking for a way to be more involved in your child's life and learning while spending some quality time with him or her? 

Community Corner

Looking for something fun or educatinoal to do? Visit Community Corner on our website to see what's happening around our community. 

CVHS Presents... Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd

Chartiers Valley High School presents... Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. March 8-11 | CVHS Auditorium | 7:30 pm 

Boys WPIAL banner unveiled Boys 2016 WPIAL Soccer Champions

Athletic Director Angie Potthoff presented the 2017 boys soccer team with its WPIAL Championship banner on February 13.

Interact Club members volunteer at Night to Shine Night to Shine volunteers

CVHS Interact Club members were among the 150,000 volunteers to take part in A Night to Shine, a prom night experience for students with special needs.

Interact Club supports Wreaths Across America Interact Club - Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America, ​is ​a nationwide program which distributes holiday wreaths as a tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries.

Kids of Steel Kids of Steel - Third Grade

The Kids of Steel program is off and running again at the Intermediate School. Approximately 75 students in grades three, four and five are participating during their lunch recess on Wednesdays.

Colt Connections: From Crayons to Creative Director Larry Levine

As soon as he could hold a crayon, drawing became a major part of Larry Levine’s life. “I started drawing at a very young age,” said Larry, who graduated from Chartiers Valley in 2003. I’ve always had a general interest in the arts.”  Read more of Larry's story>>

 

 

February 14 Board Meeting Recap

Mr. Steven Cypher and Mr. Luke Rayle, the school district's auditors, presented the 2015-2016 audit report at the Feb. 14 School Board meeting. In addition, Mr. Jason Day, Construction Manager, gave an update on the High School and Middle School construction project. 

IS students attend historically significant play about Negro League baseball star Josh Gibson

A group of fifth grade students, one from each classroom, took a field trip to the New Horizon Theater on February 6th to watch a matinee of Josh: The Black Babe Ruth, the life story of Negro League baseball player, Homestead native and MLB Hall of Fame inductee Josh Gibson as written by Michael A. Jones. 

FCCLA members give their time to Jubilee Soup Kitchen

FCCLA members Sarah Dobbins, Anisa Islamova, Lucy Sommers, Nirali Surati, Mary Camacho and Mrs. Yamatani prepared and served food to over 100  homeless people at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen on Sunday, Feb. 5.

Early Childhood JA Day at Primary School Early Childhood JA Day at Primary School

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. 7.

Freshman Sam Kagle wins PA State Games chess championship Sam Kagle

CVHS freshman Samuel Kagle won first place in the Scholastic Division of the 2017 PA State Game/75 Chess Championship held at the University of Pittsburgh, Feb. 4.

Troupe competes at UDA National competition in Orlando

CVHS Dance Troupe competed at the the UDA National Dance Team Championships Feb. 3-5 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Fifth Grade Family Book Club Family Book Club

The Intermediate School hosted another Family Book Club on Feb. 7. This time, fifth grade students and their families were invited to read “The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau.

Growth Mindset Family Event Brett Keisel and Students

The Intermediate School recently held a Growth Mindset evening event for families. The goal of the session was to provide parents with small, manageable steps to cultivate a growth mindset to help increase a child’s motivation to learn, which will yield benefits for years to come.

CV hockey players and head coach named to PIHL All-Star team CV PIHL All-Stars

Congratulations to varsity hockey players Jake Casto, Alex Evans, Annie Katonka, Mitchel Hess, and Brandon Edwards, who were selected to compete in the PIHL Class A All-Star game at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville on January 29.

Assembly provides sobering insight to the consequences of drug use Saltworks Theatre Company

Saltworks Theatre Company performed two assemblies at the High School on February 3, using drug and overdose-related scenarios to help students realize the dangers of drug use.

SkillsUSA District Winners

Chartiers Valley and Parkway West Career and Technology Center students, Corey Weir and Michael Kappert, recently placed first at the SkillsUSA district 8 conference. First place winners will advance to the state competition on April 19-21 in Hershey, PA. 

Senior football players sign letters of intent Football signees

Senior football players Dan McGeough, Logan Ford, and Nate Keifner signed college letters of intent on February 1st.

Kindergarten Teddy Bear Sleepover Teddy Bear Sleepover

See what mischief the stuffed animal firends of kindergarten students caused when left alone at the school for a night!

Kindergarten students welcome visit from boys basketball team Basketball team and kindergarten students

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Mulligan's, Ms.Schweikert's and Mrs. Wentz's classes invited the varsity boys basketball team to the Primary School on January 27th.

Mock Trial defense team successful in first case Mock Trial defense team

The HS Mock Trial defense team won its case against Shaler High School's prosecution team.

Mix It Up at Lunch IS students participate in Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Intermediate School students participated in their first “Mix It Up At Lunch” Day on January 23rd. This activity was the school’s second “No Place for Hate” tolerance activity for the month of January.

CVHS Will Participate in the College Board’s AP Capstone ™ Program

Chartiers Valley High School is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™—an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication.

January 24 Board Meeting Recap

Superintendent’s Report

High School teacher, Mr. Bob Rodrigues, is a finalist for the 2017 Champions of Learning Award in the Teaching Category. According to the Consortium for Public Education's website:  “Outstanding learning experiences take place in classrooms across our region every day. To recognize and say thanks to all those who create or support them, the Consortium launched the Champions of Learning Awards.” Learn more>>

Wrestlers earn All-County status at Allegheny County Tournament All-County wrestlers

Five CVHS wrestlers earned All-County recognition at the county tournament held January 20-21.

ESL Autobiography Project ESL autobiographies

Intermediate School students in Mrs. Beckett’s ESL class are sharing their stories! Over the last few weeks, students have been working on an autobiography project.

STEAM Club presents at Energy Innovation Center Design Challenge

The Chartiers Valley STEAM Club had a second opportunity to present their ideas for a sustainable community to the Energy Innovation Center.

Give Grant provides CV Early Learning Center with new tools Bee Bot

Thanks to the GIVE Grant from the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation preschoolers are learning basic computer programming by using Bee Bot.

Dance Troupe send off for Nationals

See CVHS Dance Troupe in their final tune-up before heading off to the National Dance Championships in Orlando. Troupe has been collecting accolades in local and regional competitions this year and has distinguished itself at Nationals in prior years. Show your support on Sunday, January 29th at 7:30 pm in the main gym.

2017 Summer Learning Opportunities

We are pleased to host several enrichment summer camps at Chartiers Valley this summer. 

Devin Moore earns Pittsburgh Concert Society scholarship Devin Moore

The Pittsburgh Concert Society has announced Devin Moore as a winner of the 2017 Young Artists Auditions.

Welcome Officer Zygmuntowicz! SRO Franz Zygmuntowicz

Chartiers Valley Primary School is excited to welcome our new School Resource Officer. Officer Franz Zygmuntowicz – who is known around the Primary School as “Officer Z” – joined our district in early January 2017.

Scholastic Art award winners Noah Fodor and Desiree Yanko

Two High School and four Middle School students recently won Scholastic Art awards for their creations that were entered into the Regional Scholastic Arts competition.

CVMS at First Lego robotics competition First Lego competition

Two Middle School teams competed in the Southwestern Pennsylvania First Lego League robotics competition on January 6-7, 2017.

January 10 Board Meeting Recap

Jason Day, Construction Manager, gave an update on the High School and Middle School construction project at the January 10, 2017 School Board meeting. In addition, resident fellows from the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Learning (IFL) gave a presentation on the IFL's partnership with Chartiers Valley. 

Dance Troupe earns first place in Varsity Jazz at Northeast Dance Championship Dance Troupe at Northeast competition

CVHS Dance Troupe competed at the Battle of the Northeast Dance Championship in New Jersey, January 7-8.

High School & Middle School Auditorium

We can't wait for our talented students to grace the stage in our newly renovated auditorium!

HS & MS Auditorium Renovation

 

Kali Bunecicky named Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship recipient Kali Bunecicky

Congratulations to Kali Bunecicky,  a 2017 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship recipient.

Holiday Orchestra Concert

View the Holiday Orchestra Concert on CV YouTube.

Beyond the Classroom: Playing in the Salvation Army Band

The first time Brent Schlegel ever touched a horn, it was as a member of a band... The Salvation Army band.

"I started with the Salvation Army when I was little," he said. "I kind of grew up in it and one day the person who ran the Salvation Army downtown asked me if I wanted to be part of a band.” Read more>>

CVHS Orchestra Performs at CVPS

Members of the Chartiers Valley High School orchestra performed for the Primary School this morning. In addition to providing beautiful music, the concert was also a mini music lesson for students. View photos on Flickr>>

Construction class builds dugout for softball field Construction class work crew

Students in Mr. Macek's construction class worked through every imaginable weather condition to construct dugouts for the softball teams at the Intermediate School.

Soccer team recognized by Allegheny County Council Soccer team recognized by County Council

Allegheny County Council recognized the WPIAL 3A champion CV Colts soccer team at its December 20, 2016 meeting.

Happy Holidays!

Seasons greetings from Chartiers Valley School District! Along with our wishes for joyous holiday season and happy new year, we'd like to share with you some of the captivating moments from the first half of the 2016-2017 school year at CVSD. View our holiday video card >>

WPIAL Baseball Championship banner unveiled Baseball team unveils WPIAL Championship banner

Athletic Director Angie Potthoff presented the 2016 baseball team with its WPIAL Championship banner on December 16.

Charvalette/Majorette Clinic Delayed

The Chartiers Valley Charvalette/Majorette Clinic has been delayed due to inclement weather. The clinic will begin at 9:45 am and conclude with a show at 12:45. 

Varsity Cheerleaders advance to national competition Cheerleaders

Varsity Cheerleaders earned two bids to the national cheer competition in Orlando with their performance in a December regional competition.

AET students take advantage of job shadowing opportunities

Mr. Barber's Applied Engineering & Technology students enjoy opportunities to follow professionals and learn more about careers in which they may be inerested in pursuing.

Family Math Night Family Math Night

The Primary School recently hosted a game night that encouraged building math skills while playing with dice, dominoes, and decks of cards. Disconnected from electronic devices, quality family time was spent talking, snacking, building puzzles and playing old fashioned games. View photos of Family Math Night on Flickr>>

Fifth Grade Book Tasting Book Tasting

Students in Mrs. Savannah Bucey’s 5th grade English Language Arts classes had the opportunity to participate in a “Book Tasting” this week.

Shop with Cops Shop with Cops 2016

Monday, Dec. 12, was Shop with Cops Day for students in the district's Life Skills program.

Money raised during the October Pink Out aids uninsured women Interact club presents St. Clair Hospital with $500

The High School Interact Club donated the money it raised through its October Pink Out to uninsured women in need of mamograms.

Hour of Code Hour of Code

For the third year in a row, Intermediate School students are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11).

Holiday Chorus Concert Chorus Concert

Intermediate School chorus students in third, fourth and fifth grade put on two wonderful holiday concerts this week. On December 7, chorus students performed for the entire school in the afternoon and then performed again for friends and family in the evening. View photos of the concert on Flickr>>

DECA District II Conference

Twenty two CVHS students advance to the DECA state conference with presentations at the District II conference on December 5th. 

Select chorus performs at commemorative ceremony for Vietnam War veterans Select Chorus at veterans ceremony

The CVHS Select Chorus performed the national anthem at a December 5th ceremony honoring veterans of the Vietnam War from the 37th Senatorial District at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department.

Alumni Advisory Afternoon

The Chartiers Valley Class of 2016 is invited to participate in our Alumni Advisory Afternoon on December 20, 2016. 

December 6 Board Meeting Recap

The Chartiers Valley School Board recognized two 2016 WPIAL Championship teams at the December 6, 2016 meeting. 

CVMS - A Night of Science Judges examine science project

The Middle School held its annual science fair on December 1st in the gymnasium.

CVIS Family Book Club CVIS Book Club

The Intermediate School hosted the first Family Book Club this week!

CVIS Student Featured in Autism Speaks Chefs Create Event Stephen Galdo

On Friday, November 18th, chefs from several of Pittsburgh's finest restaurants created and served dishes inspired by individuals with autism at the Chefs Create Pittsburgh Event.  The event was hosted by Autism Speaks.  CV third grader, Stephen Galdo was paired with Chef Michael Kyle from Zuppa's Delicatessen.  Chef Kyle created a spicy Italian sandwich to represent Stephen and his love for spicy food.  

Board Meeting Recap: November 23, 2016

The Chartiers Valley School Board met on Wednesday, November 23, 3016 to discuss and review construction matters. The Board received an update on the High School and Middle School construction progress, which remains on schedule. At this time, the Middle School steel is in progress and the elevator shaft that will be used to access the pedestrian bridge connecting the two schools is up.   

 

Jump Rope For Heart Jump Rope For Heart

Chartiers Valley Intermediate School students were jumping for the heart this week. During the week of November 21-23, students had the opportunity to jump rope during gym class as part of the Jump Rope For Heart program.

CVMS Students Use Drones to Document Construction Progress CVHS Construction

Construction is underway at the Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School campus. And, thanks to the work of Chartiers Valley Middle School students, the community can stay up-to-date on the construction progress. 

Alumni pickleball tournament - December 17

Calling all Alumni!  The 4th Annual Alumni Pickleball Doubles Tournament will take place on Saturday, December 17th at 12:30 pm.

Olivia Fortune to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Olivia Fortune

Senior Olivia Fortune was selected as one of the 185 elite high school musicians to perform with the Macy's Great American Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

MS Career Week Career Day speaker

Career Week activities help 8th graders learn about different professions and select a career path that is of interest to them.

Guest Speaker from the Turtle Survival Alliance Turtle Survival Alliance

Eric Munscher, Director of the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group and father of Tristan, spoke to Mrs. Kolarosky and Mr. Leidy’s classes on November 17.

Beyond the Classroom: Camp Cardiac Camp Cardiac

When her mother experienced heart issues and had a pacemaker implanted, Nourhan Abubaker took a keen interest in cardiology and decided that she would become a heart specialist. Read more>>

School Board Meeting -- Nov. 23

The Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors has scheduled a special meeting on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:30 AM in the District Assembly Room to discuss construction matters and any other business that may come before the Board.

Rhetoric classes take on a Divided Nation with Mannequin Challenge

Mr. Kallet's Rhetoric classes share their view of a "Divided Nation" with Mannequin Challenge videos.

Grief Awareness Day Grief Awareness Butterfly

The Intermediate School students and staff wore blue on Thursday, November 17 to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness Day and show their support of children who are grieving.

CVIS Students Attend JA Gala CVIS students at JA Gala

Ten CVIS students – Adelaide Bates, Charlie Chippich, Maya Colson, Rajan Kopec, Regan Kosanovic, Colton Prosperi, Sophia Russell, Charlize Svihla, Kelsie Thiel, and Sabrina Vaughn-Petrel -- represented our district at the Junior Achievement Spirit of Enterprise gala.

Winter Keystone Exams

The Keystone Exams, which students complete once they finish the appropriate coursework, will be administered in December. Please see the following letters for more information. Middle School Keystone Exam Letter | High School Keystone Exam Letter 

Advisory Council reviews school counseling plan Advisory Council

The Chartiers Valley 339 School Counseling Plan Advisory Council met on November 16th to review the district's 339 plan and offer their feedback.

21st Century Notebooking Paper cicuits

Eighth grade students "Light Up" their creative writing essays by creating paper-circuits with copper tape and LED lights.

Board Meeting Recap: November 2016

Superintendent’s Report: Dr. White discussed the series of Middle School Learning Culture community focus groups at the November 15 School Board meeting. The focus group topics include school culture, curriculum and instruction, enrichment and activities, and parent engagement, community and partnership.

5th Grade Students Construct Gingerbread Houses CVIS Gingerbread Houses

Students in Mrs. Kern and Ms. Haley’s classes had the opportunity to make gingerbread houses during recess.

CVMS Student Council receives PASC Keystone Council Award CVMS Student Council

Congratulations to CVMS Student Council which received the PASC Keystone Council award at the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils State Conference.

Robotics team secures a sponsorship from Bechtel CVHS 2015-16 robot

Congratulations to the CVHS Robotics team for securing a $5,000 sponsorship from Bechtel. 

Veterans Day Flagraising Veterans Day flagraising

Chartiers Valley High School honored U.S. military veterans at its 13th Annual Veterans Day Flagraising and luncheon on November 11.

Veterans Day Speaker Senior Master Sergeant Steven Tornabene

Senior Master Sergeant Steven Tornabene visited the Chartiers Valley Middle School, Intermediate School and Primary School on Veterans Day.

PS Veterans Tea Veterans Tea welcome sign

Students in Ms. Schweikert's kindergarten class and Miss Conley’s first grade class honored veterans at their annual Veterans Day Tea on November 11.

Virtual Reality comes to CVHS Digital Media Center Google Cardboard Virtual Reality viewers

Rhetoric classes are the first to make use of the Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers purchased by the Digital Media Center through a CVEF Give Grant.

CV Alum Is "Designing a Life Worth Living" Sara Simpson

Chartiers Valley alumna, Sara Simpson, is designing a life worth living. Her story was recently featured on RideQuickie.com

MS Letters to Troops Student writes a "Thank You" letter to an active soldier

The sixth grade students of Mrs. Moriarty, Mrs. Moreschi and Mr. Krivanek learned about the history of formal armed forces appreciation in advance of Veterans Day.

PA's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

"CHIP covers uninsured kids up to age 19 in Pennsylvania. It doesn’t matter why your kids don’t have health coverage right now; CHIP may be able to help. Most kids receive CHIP for free. Others can get the same benefits at a low cost. CHIP is brought to you by leading health insurance companies who offer quality, comprehensive coverage." (www.chipcoverspakids.com) Learn more>> 

Developing a Growth Mindset

At Chartiers Valley School District, we are teaching students and parents about Mindset. It is important for you to be aware of what it is, why it’s important, and how you can support it. Learn more>>

Boys win WPIAL 3A Soccer Title Boys WPIAL 3A Soccer Champion

The boys soccer team won the WPIAL 3A championship with a 1-0 victory over Mars at Highmark Stadium on November 5th.

CVMS hosts Shine a Light on Bullying assembly Bubba speaks at the MS Shine a Light on Bullying assembly

The Middle School community responded en masse to win a contest for the right to host a Shine a Light on Bullying assembly by 100.7 radio personalities Bubba and Melanie on November 1.

Flexible Seating in Ms. Glowark's Room CVIS Flexible Seating

When Intermediate School students enter Ms. Glowark’s room, deciding where to sit is anything but boring. From exercise balls, to a couch, floor seating and even a bouncy chair, Ms. Glowark’s classroom offers a wide variety of flexible seating.

Assistant Principals invited share experiences on creating an inclusive environment

CVHS and CVMS assistant principals Mr. Robbie Butts and Mr. LaMont Lyons were selected to present strategies for building an inclusive school environment on a national webinar.

Outdoor Club examines biodiversity at Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens Outdoor Club field trip to Botanical gardens

Thirty-six members of the Middle School Outdoor Club went on a field trip to the Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens on October 28.

Celebration of Excellence

The Middle School held its first Celebration of Excellence of the year on October 31st to recognize student achievements for the first quarter of the school year.

MS Turkey Trot raises more than $2,300 for area families in need MS Turkey Trot 2016

The Middle School held its annual Turkey Trot on Monday, October 31st to raise money for area families in need.

CVPS Halloween Parade Halloween at CVPS

Primary School students and staff enjoyed showing off their Halloween costumes at the annual Halloween Parade. View photos on Flickr>>

View an aerial video of the parade on CV YouTube >>

CVIS Halloween Parade Halloween at CVIS

Intermediate School students and staff enjoyed showing off their Halloween costumes at the annual Halloween Parade. View photos on Flickr>>

HS/MS orchestra members take part in Barrage concert

Watch CVHS and CVMS string musicians perform with members of Barrage at the October 25th concert on CV YouTube >> 

CVHS group attends lecture at Pitt's Race, Gender and Leadership Series Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

Mrs. Heffley took a group of students to hear social activist Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya speak at the University of Pittsburgh's “Race, Gender and Leadership Series: Perspectives on Africa” on October 25.

MS Outdoor Club holds inaugural event CVMS Outdoor Club inaugural Hike 'n Bike at Panhandle Trail

Chartiers Valley Middle School's new Outdoor Club held its first after school Hike 'n Bike at the Panhandle Trail on October 24.

Pink Out --

The Chartiers Valley High School Interact Club will be co-sponsoring a PINK OUT during the varsity football game on Friday, October 28th.  Interact Club members will be selling pink ​tie dyed ​bandanas October 24th - 28th during all student lunches for $2/each.  

 

CVMS participates in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day Students get to know each other at Mix It Up at Lunch Day

CVMS participated in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on October 25. 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.

October 25, 2016 Board Meeting Recap

The Chartiers Valley School Board approved the 2017-2018 school calendar. Click to view the 182 day school calendar.

Fall Drama - "Out of the Box and Into the Woods"

Tickets for the high school fall drama Out of the Box and Into the Woods are now on sale for November 9-12 performances.

Soccer playoff schedule

The girls soccer teams will open WPIAL playoff action on Monday and the boys team will play its quarterfinal game on Wednesday. 

Robotics students present at Maker Faire Pittsburgh Robotics students at Maker Faire

CV High School and Middle School robotics students presented at the Remake Learning portion of Maker Faire Pittsburgh on October 14.

CV Alum Returns to Talk about his Career as a Forensic Biologist Ben Cooley

Alumnus Ben Cooley, a Forensic Biologist working for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office, returned to CVHS on October 18 to speak with Mrs. King's and Mrs. Tremmel's PLTW – Principles of Biomedical Science, and Anatomy and Physiology classes. Read more>>

Pink Out Day Pink Out MS students

CVSD faculty and students supported the Susan G. Komen organization with a Pink Out Day on October 19.

CV Hockey Player, Annie Katonka, Honors her Brother

"Annie Katonka wanted to play high school hockey her senior season. And she wanted to honor her late brother in the process." Read more on Trib Live>>

CV Alum Pays Tribute in Washington, D.C. TJ McConnell in DC

Chartiers Valley alumnus, T.J. McConnell, and teammates from the Philadelphia 76ers paid tribute while in Washington, D.C. for a basketball game. Read more>>

Rotary Club Dictionaries CVIS Third Grade with Dictionaries

Representatives of the Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club distributed nearly 300 brand new dictionaries to 3rd grade students and teachers on Friday, October 14 in the IS auditorium.

Odyssey of the Mind information

For those who were unable to attend the Odyssey of the Mind Parent Information Night, click here for a pdf of the information presented at the October 11th meeting.

Pre-World War I Diplomacy Simulation

CVHS Shaping of the Modern World classes recently dealt with events that led up to and caused World War I in an in-class simulation. Decisions made by groups representing the countries could either lead to peace or to war.

Cross country teams sweep conference championship meet

Congratulations to the Chartiers Valley Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams on winning the Big South Conference Championship Races at Mingo Park on October 6th.

PS Colt Bolt

The Primary School PTG organized the 2nd annual Colt Bolt Jog-a-thon on October 7th at the High School stadium.

Pittsburgh Geek Street Fair

The Pittsburgh Geek Street Fair hosted by Google will take place on Friday, October 7th from 1pm - 5pm. The Geek Street Fair  is an interactive event to inspire kids to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and computer science.

MS September Stellar Students

Twelve Middle School students hit the ground running this school year and were recognized as Stellar Students for September.

NHL-sponsored STEAM program comes to the Middle School

In the STEAM Studio, Mr. Caplan is utilizing the Future Goals curriculum powered by Everfi and sponsored by the NHL and NHLPA. The program is being used by students in a self-guided manner with teacher guidance and progress monitoring.

Alyssa Barton accepted into the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute Alyssa Barton

Congratulations to Alyssa Barton for being selected to attend the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute. WSHI  is a program for high school juniors from Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities who demonstrate a strong interest in science and engineering and who are of high scholastic standing.

Elementary Schools kick off No Place for Hate & SWPBIS anti-bullying programs

Magician Jason Christopher helped the Primary and Intermediate schools kick off their anti-bullying programs on September 30.

Morgan Henderson and Jack Smith honored as Homecoming Queen and King Homecoming Queen and King

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Homecoming Queen Morgan Henderson and King Jack Smith. Last year’s Queen Annie Pacella and King Jeshua Anderson presented Morgan and Jack with their tiara and crown and halftime of the September 30th football game.

Homecoming Carnival

The Chartiers Valley community celebrated Homecoming week with the High School's annual carnival on September 28. School clubs and boosters manned game and food booths to earn their activity budgets for the year. 

Event Parking at CVHS & CVMS

With limited parking at the High School and Middle School, the district will arrange additional parking for major events. Parking information, including shuttle arrangements, will be posted to our website. Please visit this link for parking details: http://www.cvsd.net/Content/navigatingcampus  

You can also find this page by visiting www.cvsd.net and clicking on "HS & MS Construction" in the blue bar at the top followed by "Navigating Campus" from the drop down. 

STEAM Grant Showcase MS Students and Teachers at STEAM Grant Showcase

Ms. Paula Scharding and her students, AAmaleen Malcolm, Clare Malone, Mark McAleer, Wyatt Rothaus and Sophie Wasserman represented the Middle School at the AIU’s 2016 STEAM Grant Showcase on Sept. 27.

Homecoming Pep Rally Homecoming Court

The High School honored its fall sports teams, National Math and Science initiative award winners and the Homecoming Court with a pep rally on September 27th.

September 27 Board Meeting Recap

The Chartiers Valley School board met on September 27, 2016. Dr. White began the meeting by recognizing several district accomplishments, including CV's participation in the AIU STEAM Grant Showcase and the monetary rewards CVHS students earned through the district's partication in the National Math + Science Initiative. 

Seventh graders make their mark on Punctuation Day CVMS ELA Faculty

Seventh grade teams participated in Punctuation Day activities on September 23rd throughout the day. Students rotated through stations in English class. Each station focused on the importance of various punctuation marks and how to use them correctly.

Veterans Day Care Packages Donations

The Chartiers Valley High School student council will have a booth during the annual homecoming carnival where we will be collecting items for veteran care packages.

High School History students take a hands-on approach to studying the early 20th Century

Mr. Rodrigues's Shaping of the Modern World classes learned about diplomacy and growth in the early 20th century by playing the 1900 Simulation Game over a three day period.

Alumni and community members take final tour of HS/MS complex Alumni & Community members

On Thursday evening (September 22), we hosted a community and alumni tour of the current Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School. More than 100 CV alums and community members attended.

Vote to nominate CVMS for anti-bullying assembly

The Middle School No Place for Hate committee recently became aware of an anti-bullying assembly that it would like to bring to the school. The only way to secure the assembly is through nominations from the school's constituency.

VISIT SHINE A LIGHT ON BULLYING WEBSITE TO NOMINATE CVMS TODAY!!

Three earn National Merit Scholarship Program commendations National Merit Scholarship winners

Congratulations to Thomas Adebiyi, Devin Moore, and Dominic Piganelli for earning Commended status in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program!

CVMS Writing Club draws a huge crowd for first session
AP students receive a total of $21,400 in awards from NMSI NMSI awardees

CVHS students enrolled in Advanced Placement English, Math, or Science courses can earn a $100 cash award for each AP exam they pass with qualifying score of three (3) or higher through the school's participation in a National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) program.

Students design and create graphics for Collier Police bicycle Alex McIlree, Deleana Rumbaugh, and James Scalise

Photography & Graphic Arts Technology III students Alex McIlree, Deleana Rumbaugh, and James Scalise designed a created a decal for a Collier Township Police bicycle under the guidance of Mr. McGalla. 

Blood Drive garners over 80 student donations Blood Drive donor sign up sign

The first CVHS Blood Drive of the year garnered more than 80 student donations.

New MS ELA programs foster interest in improving reading and writing skills Book & Bites

A series of new Middle School ELA programs created to encourage students to enhance their reading, writing and comprehension skills kicked off with Books & Bites on September 14.

September 13 Board Meeting Recap Construction Tour

The School Board represented the district at two events on September 13. 

Join team "Hope for Sydney" for the 2016 Pittsburgh CureSearch Walk

Help fight childhood cancer by joining team Hope for Sydney at the 2016 CureSearch walk, Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. at Schenley Park.

Room 217 celebrates heroes in remembrance of 9-11-2001 Mrs. Wentz's class

Mrs. Wentz's kindergarten class read Fireboat, a book about a retired New York Fire Department tugboat named John J. Harvey. The fireboat is famous for its return to duty on September 11, 2011 to help extinguish fires at the World Trade Center.

High School art students complete mural HS art students in front of mural

Mr. McHugh's art students used a temporary wall in the S Building as a blank canvas to paint a large mural.

Seuss's Sneetches supply students with mnemonic device for trigonometry Sneetches

Mrs. Popp uses a novel teaching method to help her trigonometry students relate changing the exponent signs of equations.

Sixth graders use Play-Doh to understand land forms

Mrs. Renaldi's 6th grade social studies students used Play-Doh to construct and understand different kinds of land forms.

World Cultures students participate in Flight 93 Memorial event Flight 93 Memorial Event

Mr. Switala's 10th and 11th grade Honors World Cultures students had the opportunity to join a nation-wide videoconference call with National Park Rangers on September 9, regarding the Flight 93 National Memorial.

CV Students Become Crime Scene Investigators First day of Biomedical Science

"A crime scene is not something students want to see on the first day of classes, unless the marked-off location is for Jodi King's Principles of Biomedical Sciences class at Chartiers Valley High School."

Read more | Trib Total Media>>

View photos on Flickr>>

Bungee Jumping Barbie stars in MS science experiment Bungee Jumping Barbie

Middle School students used science and math skills to test equipment and make predictions in an experiment involving the properties of gravity and resistance.

Defining Our Learning Culture

This fall, we will begin working with groups comprised of students, parents, faculty and staff members, and community members focused on the learning and culture at our Middle School.  We will use the theme –  “Change  how you see. See how you change.” – as we engage in conversation regarding the following topics. Click to learn more and register>>

MS Tech. Ed. drone takes to the air First Flight

Mr. McAleer and Mr. Warren took the MS Tech. Ed. Department's new quad-copter drones on their maiden flight on September 8, 2016.

Sept. 13 School Board Meeting Change

School Board members will represent the district at two separate events on September 13 – the “School of the Future” movie screening and a CVHS/CVMS Construction Update. Both events are open to the public. 

CVHS Homecoming Court CVHS Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2016 CVHS Homecoming Court - Courtney Chiurazzi, Abbey Collins, Morgan Henderson, Aisha Svihla
Hillary Takyi, Nick Kletzli, Brandon McDermott, Devin Moore, Devin Raspanti, and Jack Smith.

Foreign language students take summer trips abroad German students in Germany

In the summer of 2016, seven Chartiers Valley High School students and Herr Kasper spent 9 days touring cultural and historical sites in the Federal Republic of Germany while Senoras Kissinger, Reitlinger, and Bautista led a group of 19 on a trip to Spain. 

Barrage String Concert

The CVHS and CVMS orchestras will be performing with Barrage - billed as "The World's Most Exciting String Ensemble" at the Intermediate School auditorium on October 25 at 7 pm.

Alumni and Community Tour

Want to tour the current Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School before they are gone? Join us on September 22 at 6:30 pm for a community and alumni tour. Learn more and register>>

August 23 Board Meeting Recap

The School Board approved the hire of two new High School teachers at the August 23rd School Board meeting. In addition, the School Board voted to adjust the school calendar. The following days in May will be Act 80 days for Kindergarten only: Friday, May 26, 2017, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

CV BookStop delivers free books to children throughout the community CV Book Stop

Despite a steady rain on August 17th, many children came to Webb Park and Scott Park to stock up on free, gently used books offered by the Chartiers Valley BookStop!

Carnegie-Collier Rotary awards two scholarships Amanda McDermott and Alec Kinslow

The Carnegie-Collier Rotary awarded its John DeFonso and Mark and Vicky Brilmyer scholarships to Amanda McDermott and Alec Kinslow.

BookStop Route Change due to Weather

The Chartiers Valley BookStop will still make its final run of the summer today, August 15. However, due to inclement weather, we will only be visiting two locations that offer shelter from the rain. 

 

Rain Schedule

Webb Field from 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Scott Park Locust Pavilion (upper level) from 2:00 - 2:30 pm

What's New at Chartiers Valley

Another school year is just around the corner and we have some new and exciting updates to share.

August 10 Board Meeting Recap

Jason Day, Project Manager, gave an update on the construction project at the High School and Middle School at the August 10, 2016 School Board meeting. In addition, the School Board discussed changes to our Middle School math program.

The BookStop is Coming! BookStop flyer

Chartiers Valley elementary BookStop will make its final run of the summer on August 15, 2016.  Meet us at one of these locations to pick out a free gently used book. Children can bring a book to trade or just pick out one for themselves.

Dance Troupe shines at UDA - Announces fundraiser for Nationals

Dance Troupe qualifies for Nationals at UDA summer camp. Help support the troupe on its quest for a national title at its August 17th fundraiser.

Summer Fun Runs

Primary School families maintain fitness with fun runs throughout the summer.

CV Students Give Back to the Community Volunteers at Rennderdale Church Camp

A group of Chartiers Valley students recently volunteered their time to run a week-long summer camp at Rennerdale Church.

CVMS Summer Book Club Students gather for CVMS Summer Book Club

A group of readers gathered on the lawn of Chartiers Valley Middle School on alternating Fridays throughout the summer to question, predict, make connections, thoroughly discuss and enjoy the mysterious setting, characters, and plot of The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier.

July 26th School Board Meeting canceled

The July 26th School Board Meeting has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is August 9th.

Chartiers Valley Students Explore the Future of Fashion with E-Textiles Project

"Paula Scharding has always had a passion for fashion.  Fueled by this interest, along with a stark realization that the curriculum in her Family and Consumer Sciences classroom could benefit from an update, Scharding committed herself during the 2015-16 school year to designing and implementing a truly interdisciplinary unit that provided the students of Chartiers Valley Middle School a unique opportunity to integrate skills in circuitry, computer programming, and fashion design.  Scharding’s e-textile unit was one of 29 projects awarded a STEAM Grant in 2015 by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit." Read more>>

Extended School Year Program goes into community to learn about available jobs Extended School Year program field trip

The Middle and High School Extended School Year Program students went on a summer field trip to learn about available jobs within the community.

July 12, 2016 Board Meeting Recap

Construction Update

Jason Day, Project Manager at PJ Dick, gave an update on the Middle School and High School project at the July 12, 2016 School Board meeting. 

 

Stay up-to-date on the construction project

Construction is underway at the High School and Middle School campus. You can find the latest construction information by visiting our "HS & MS Construction Project" page on our website: www.cvsd.net/Content/construction

 

 

Stadium will be closed this summer

The Chartiers Valley High School stadium will be closed for several weeks beginning on July 5, 2016 while the stadium turf is being replaced. Please direct questions to the Chartiers Valley Athletic Department at 412-429-2244. Thank you!

June 28 Board Meeting Recap

The School Board discussed the 2016-17 budget at the June 28, 2016 meeting. The District's budget for the 2016-17 school year is $62,057,745.

The CV BookStop Delivers Free Books to Kids

More than 250 children took home free, gently used books on June 15 thanks to the Chartiers Valley BookStop!

Patience & Collaboration: The Process for Achieving High Performing Schools

Our friends over at the Green Building Alliance recently featured the process Chartiers Valley School District engaged in to visualize, plan and design our new Middle School and High School.

"Patience & Collaboration: The Process for Achieving High Performing Schools"

Literacy program changes for the upcoming school year

In 2016-2017, Chartiers Valley School District will move toward more authentic and robust literacy practices aimed to help students develop an intrinsic appreciation for and love of reading. Our new plan will be designed specifically to increase engagement through classroom book/literacy communities designed to meet the developmental needs of students at each of our CVSD schools. Read more>>

Middle School Students of the Year MS Students of the Year

Congratulations to Middle School Students of the Year Victoria Adebiyi and Geoffrey Madge!

June 14 Board Meeting Recap

The June 14, 2016 School Board meeting included an update on the Middle School and High School construction project, discussion about the district's budget, and an updated on the High School's participation in the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI). 

CV Class of 2016 Commencement

Congratulations and best wishes to the Chartiers Valley Class of 2016! View photos of commencement from the field>> |  View photos of commencement from the bleachers>>

 

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