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Stuff a Bus Stuff A Bus

Stuff a Bus - Join the Interact Club and SWPBIS in supporting the Marines Toys for Tots program. Donations are being accepted at the High School through November 29.  

Middle School Career Day Keynote speaker Ashley Boynes-Shuck

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

Women in STEM Career Day

High School girls with an interest in STEM-related careers were invited by the Applied Engineering Department and STEAM Club to interact with leading Pittsburgh area women in STEM fields on November 20th.

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!

Fifth grade classes take on gingerbread house design challenge

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

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.

Ryan Estatico Extra Effort Award Ryan Estatico with Bob Pompeani

Senior tennis player Ryan Estatico received the KDKA Extra Effort Award for outstanding academic and athletic performance.

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.

IS Veterans Day Tribute

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

November 14 Board Meeting Recap

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

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.

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.

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.

HS Veterans Day Flag Presentation Ceremony Honored Veterans

Chartiers Valley High School honored U.S. military veterans at its 14th Annual Veterans Day Flag Presentation on November 10.

Life Skills Holiday Cards Life Skills Holiday Cards

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

CVMS Student Council given award at PASC Conference

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

Join ESTATS ARMY in the Fight against Cancer

Join ESTATS ARMY in the Fight against Cancer
T-shirts on sale for $5.00.
Stop in the high school office Wednesday - Friday, November 8-10.  Immediately receive your shirt in exchange for your $5.00 donation.

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

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

Veterans Day Flagraising moved to gymnasium

Veterans Day Flagraising Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 10:10 am.

Alumnus Ryan Quinn collects second regional Emmy award
Post-Gazette features soccer goalkeeper James Moore

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured the unlikely path of goalkeeper James Moore in its October 25th edition.

Rotary Club donates dictionaries to third graders Rotary Dictionaries

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

Wrestlers assist Scott Twp. Public Library during annual book sale

The Scott Township Public Library commended members of the CVHS wrestling team for their support during annual book sale.

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.

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

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

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

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

Interact Club wins Rotary Chili Cookoff Interact Chili Cookoff Team

Interact Club repeats as Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary Chili Cookoff champions.

National Recording artist visits CVHS Rapper Frzy visits CVHS

On Monday, October 9, national recording artist Harvey "Frzy" Daniels visited Mr. Welding's College in High School Rhetoric class to discuss the influence that rap music has had on society.

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.

Cassidy Boyle and Zachary Thomas Honored as Homecoming Queen and King Homecoming Queen Cassidy Boyle and King Zack Thomas

Congratulations to 2017-2018 Homecoming Queen Cassidy Boyle and King Zachary Thomas. View more photos from Homecoming on Flickr >>

Homecoming Dance Change of Venue
Due to the overwhelming interest in the 2017 Homecoming Dance, the event will now take place in the High School Gym. All attendees should enter thru door 16. Thank you all for making this such a monumental evening.
 
Tickets can be purchased in the High School main office until dismissal on Friday or online at: https://chartiersvalley.ticketleap.com/homecoming2017.
 
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.

CVSD is now hiring bus aides and substitutes for all departments

The Chartiers Valley School District is currently hiring five bus aides and substitute employees in all departments. Interested candidates should visit the Human Resources web page to download the hourly employee application and return the completed form to the HR Department at 2030 Swallow Hill Road.

Homecoming Court biographies Class of 2018 Homecoming Court

Get to know the Class of 2018 Homecoming Court!

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.

Hunter Briggs wins Voice of Collier contest Hunter Briggs

Congratulations to junior Hunter Briggs for winning the Voice of Collier singing contest at Collierfest!

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.

CVSD STEAM offerings featured in WESA report on Remake Learning
Will Phifer earns National Merit Scholar Commendation Will Phifer

Will Phifer has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations Will!

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. 

AP students receive a total of $25,900 in awards from NMSI

The number of CVHS students earning AP exam qualifying score increased by 169% in 2017!

Football Parking

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

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.

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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