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PVHS Front Drive Closed for Summer

Posted June 1st, 2017

Due to construction at the front entrance of PVHS, the front drive will be closed from Monday, June 5 through Friday, August 4, 2017. Please use the following parking lots and entrances:

  • For summer athletics and band use the tennis court parking lot and enter S1 (band entrance). To drop students off, use the tennis court parking lot and have your student walk along the access drive south of the tennis courts. The stadium gates will be open to access door S1.
  • For all other activities use the west parking lot for parking and the bus turnaround for student drop-off. Please use entrance N1 (NW Cafeteria entrance) to access the building.
Looking for a good book? Look no further!

Posted June 1st, 2017

We love to read. Books allow readers to travel back in time, to far away lands and to stretch the reader’s imaginations. During the school year students have a variety of resources, like peers, teachers and librarians to help find great book recommendations. What happens when they’re not around during the summer?  Sometimes kids leave books behind for summer camps, vacations, different scheduled activities. Sometimes, kids just don’t know what to read.  PV hopes the following ideas, links, and events will help you find more than one great book this summer.

 Bettendorf Library Summer Reading Program:   Register now at www.bettendorflibrary.com.   Read to earn prizes and participate in more than 100 special events!  Click here to watch a video that explains it all!

 LeClaire Library Summer Reading Program: Help the LeClaire Library Build a Better World! Early registration opens Monday May 22nd, but the first official day of our community-themed Summer Reading Program is June 5th. This program is for all ages – from babies to adults! In addition to the reading challenges, join us for a number of fun activities and programs throughout the summer.  Check out for a full calendar of events.

Cody’s Summer Reading Challenge:  Rocket, the school dog, wants to help you pick out the best books this summer.  It’s our goal for Cody students to maintain the skills they acquired this year and truly develop into lifelong, lovers of books and reading!  In order to avoid summer slide, Rocket would like to invite ALL Cody kids to join “Rocket’s Summer Reading Challenge 2017!”  Cody teachers are hoping to help you pick out the best books for you.  Find out how à   Click here to learn about the program!

Hopewell’s Book on the Go:  Go to http://bookonthego.weebly.com/ to check out 12 titles with different genres, for different ages (4th-7th grade students).  Students chose these books because when they read them, they were strongly impacted by the messages from the story plots. This summer reading program will kick off on May 30th and run through the entire summer. The final day of this program is August 23. Read the books and vote for a favorite at the end of the summer! We need you! We are excited about this adventure and hope you will join us for this summer reading journey.

Here’s some other ideas:

The Iowa Association of School Librarians makes lists of great books every year!  Click here to see the best books from last year and the list for next year!  The lists include books for students of all ages!

Follow Bridgeview Librarian Mrs. Fight on twitter @Fight4Library.  She reads a lot of books for students of all ages and rates them.  There are a lot of great books on her feed!

Check out Riverdale Heights Librarian Mr. Haack’s list of his favorite books!

Pleasant View Librarian Mrs. Anderson suggests books from that have won the Caldecott Award or Newbery Award.  Click on the links and get an idea of what you might like to try!

The Pleasant Valley Junior High and High School websites have lots of links to help you choose books you might like.  Click here for PVJH!  Click here for PVHS!

Finals Schedule

Posted May 26th, 2017

These are the only days that PVHS will allow an Open Campus. Lunch will be served at the HS but students may leave for lunch and return.

Students will NOT be allowed to change testing periods without Administrative approval. They MUST take their exam at their assigned time by period.  Students will be allowed to receive extra help or clarification from individual teachers during the resource periods.  Students remaining at school during non-testing periods have the option to study in the library, stay in the cafeteria or let off some tension by using one of the gyms.

 The following courses have approved semester exams waive options:

  • 10-12th Band may play at graduation as their final
  • 9th Band may play at the Memorial Day observance as their final
  • Band students not participating in either of these options MUST report to school and complete a written final.
  • Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble may sing at graduation as their final.
  • PV Singers and those not performing at graduation will have a written final.
  • Wellness and Health classes do not administer finals.
Thursday, May 25th Friday, May 26th Tuesday, May 30th
NOTE: TIME CHANGES
Resource 8:10-9:40 Resource 8:10-9:40 Resource 8:10-8:45
5th period 9:50-11:20 1st period 9:50-11:20 3rd period 8:50-10:20
6th period 12:20-1:50 2nd period 12:20-1:50 4th period 10:30-12:00
7th period 2:00-3:30 Resource 2:00-3:30 8th period
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12:30-3:30

 

Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation Awards 79 Scholarships

Posted May 12th, 2017

When the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation started 25 years ago, just two students received a scholarship – one boy and one girl were each awarded $500.  A lot has changed during the quarter of century.  On May 10, 2017, the PVEF awarded scholarships to 79 Pleasant Valley High School seniors, totaling nearly $85,000.

“This is a celebration of the 79 seniors, but also of the people who elected to invest their resources in the development of our future young leaders,”  PVEF President Dave Borcherding said.  “As with any investment, these generous donors are expecting a return on that investment. Your return to them is dedicating yourself to lifelong learning and using that learning to find the opportunities for which you are destined to provide the solutions.”

During the ceremony, families honored their loved ones, businesses thanked the community and all sent the message that PV supports its students now and will into the future.

“You know we’re proud of you,” Superintendent Dr. Jim Spelhaug said. “We also have expectations for you.  One of the reasons we award these scholarships is to remind you that it isn’t on your own that you’ve gotten to where you are.  Faculty, family and the community have stood beside you.  Our expectation is that you will go out into the world and stand beside someone else who needs it.”

Pleasant Valley Community School District believes in the best educational experience “not for some kids, but for all kids,” and the Foundation’s scholarship program represents that belief.  Scholarship recipients represent the entire 2017 class.  While some scholarships are awarded to top level students, scholarships are also awarded for character and work ethic.  Most awardees are students with a drive to succeed with a wide range interests from medicine to music to mechanics.

One of the presenters, Dr. Radhika Kolla, spoke of her mother-in-law and why her family chose to honor her with a scholarship.  Hashmat Siddiqui grew up during India’s independence from the British Empire.  Millions were uprooted from their homes, including Hashmat.  However, she was determined to get an education even though many girls stayed home from school fearing for their safety.  Hashmat went on to earn a Masters in Geography and Islamic studies and became an educator.  Dr. Kolla said her mother-in-law’s determination is inspiring and emphasized the need for diverse ways of thinking.  (Read the stories behind every scholarship at pleasval.org/foundation/.)

The PVEF raises funds through a golf outing in April, the road race Run with Carl in September, and through dozens of families and businesses who’ve chosen to endow scholarships.  If you are interested in learning more about the PVEF, please contact Secretary Beth Marsoun at marsounbeth@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

The full list of scholarship winners is below our picture gallery.

 

Arconic Science Achievement Scholarship                                                                                   Emily Suen

Ann & Rainsford Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship                                                                   Jerry Pendleton

Bettendorf Hy-Vee Citizenship Scholarship                                                                                Kelsey Borbeck

Bettendorf Rotary: Chuck Mooney/William Stradt/Rich & Dee James Scholarship         Lillian Jones

Bettendorf Rotary: Chuck Mooney/William Stradt/Rich & Dee James Scholarship         Elizabeth Zupancic

PV/Bettendorf Baseball Participation Scholarship                                                                    Michael Tappa

Bill & Ellen Stradt Family Scholarship                                                                                         Alexis Cordts

Brett Greenwood “Total Effort” Scholarship                                                                               Addie Swanson

Bridgeview Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                                    Danielle Henricksen

Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship                                                                                          Kaitlyn Evans

Carolyn & Joseph Martin Family Scholarship                                                                            Reagan Putnam

Christine Harvey True Blue Scholarship                                                                                      Sally Walker

Chuck Murphy Spartan Spirit Scholarship                                                                                  Rachel Tebbe

Cody Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                                               Dylan Hartford

Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                 Abigail Reese

Crystal Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship                                                                                      Claire Park

Cyndy Behrer Leadership Scholarship                                                                                         Vincent Gnad

Dale Barber “True Grit” Scholarship                                                                                            Michael Showers

David J. Ramnath Memorial Scholarship                                                                                   Emily Nutt

Deborah R. Menke Leadership Scholarship                                                                               Jarrin Flores

Dr. Vijay Rajendran Family Scholarship                                                                                     Emily Bruinsma

English Department Achievement Scholarship                                                                        Julia Said

Evelyn Lehman iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Teleah Thomas

Family & Consumer Sciences Achievement Scholarship                                                         Emma Hartman

Hashmat Siddiqui & Manazir Family Scholarship                                                                    Austin Stickel

Andrew Green Memorial Scholarship                                                                                         Ellie Kurth

Fred & Maxine Green Family Scholarship                                                                                 Andrew Wendel

James D. Morrison Memorial Scholarship                                                                                Patrick McMonagle

Jana S. Witte Memorial Band Scholarship                                                                                Ian Aplington

Jana S. Witte Memorial Orchestra Scholarship                                                                        Harrison Qu

Jana S. Witte Memorial Vocal Music Scholarship                                                                    Megan Maloney

Janet E. Keady Memorial Scholarship                                                                                        Mark Conway

Jeffrey J. Donahue Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Damandeep Riat

Jeffrey J. Donahue Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Terry Saul

Jeremy “Red” Scannell Memorial Scholarship                                                                          Austin Kress

Jon Allbee Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                Sarah Meyers

John P. Bowe Memorial Scholarship                                                                                          Millenama Prasai

Joe & Sue Kaesbauer Memorial Scholarship                                                                            Cameron Trentz

Joshua D. Fullmer Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Zachary Pilger

Kathryn Ludwig Humanitarian Scholarship                                                                             Anna Grace Molinari

LeClaire Lions Club Service Scholarship                                                                                    Rachel Rector

LeClaire Manufacturing Achievement Scholarship                                                                 McClain Acri

Lindsay Suhl Memorial Scholarship                                                                                            Cecily Clark

Marilyn M. & Burton C. Gearhart Family Scholarship                                                            Ryan Thompson

Math Department Achievement Scholarship                                                                            Samuel Lederman

Merrit Parsons Memorial Scholarship                                                                                        Matthew Nelson

Merrit & Dorothy Parsons Family Scholarship                                                                         Ebteehal Ismail

ORA Orthopedics Musculoskeletal Health Scholarship                                                          Jared Allbee

Paul N. Lensmeyer Memorial Scholarship                                                                                 Carrie Peterson

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship                                                                                Rachel Barber

Performing and Visual Arts Achievement Scholarship                                                          Catherine Byrne

Philip A. Czachowski Memorial Scholarship                                                                             Keeli Richards

Pleasant View Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                             Alexander Wong

PTA Character Counts Scholarship                                                                                             Marie DeLessio

Pleasant Valley Education Association Scholarship                                                                Grace Wilson

Quad City Telugu Sangham Scholarship                                                                                    Aditya Subramaniam

R Hovey Tinsman, Jr. Memorial Scholarship                                                                           Christian Jones

Ralph & Marjorie VenHorst Family Scholarship                                                                      Megan Hackney

Rao Chitneni Memorial Scholarship                                                                                           Laura Butler

Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement Scholarship                                                      Lauren Carroll

Snow Masonic Lodge #44 Scholarship                                                                                       Isaac Sears

Social Studies Department Achievement Scholarship                                                            Samuel Lundry

Spartan Nation Band Scholarship                                                                                               Mallory Obenauf

Spartan Nation Boys’ Cross Country Scholarship                                                                    Christian Simmons

Spartan Nation Determination Scholarship                                                                              Hannah DePover

Spartan Nation Extra Mile Scholarship                                                                                      Samina Abdullah

Spartan Nation Girls’ Cross Country Scholarship                                                                    Lillie Klauer

Spartan Nation iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Alexander Leonard

Spartan Nation iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Andrew Van Nattan

Spartan Nation iHope Scholarship                                                                                              Andrew Gratton

Spartan Nation Perseverance Scholarship                                                                                 Sarah Yoerger

Spartan STEM Scholarship                                                                                                           Cole Edwards

Steven J. Vander Horn Memorial Scholarship                                                                          Ryan Brohm

Ted & Carole Minnick Family Scholarship                                                                                 Ariel Rivera

Tinsman Family Education Scholarship                                                                                     Olivia Heckel

Tom & Martha Shaff Licea Family Scholarship                                                                         Mackinsey Paulson

Tom St. Clair Memorial Scholarship                                                                                            Hannah Humes

William “Bill” Stickel Memorial Scholarship                                                                              Jonathan Crouse

World Language Department Achievement Scholarship                                                         Abigail Schaller

Spartan Shield Brings Home State Journalism Awards

Posted May 1st, 2017

The journalists working on the Spartan Shield have upped their game this year.  For the first time, they’re publishing their work online and for the first time they held a live broadcast on election night.  Their work is paying off.  They have been named one of five All-Iowa News Team Finalists by the Iowa High School Press Association.  The team will submit a portfolio of printed work, as well as their work online, and judges will make a decision by the fall.

Meantime, PV students are also being recognized for their individual journalistic work.

Sam Lundry, “How we got here”, 1st place in Editorial Writing
Cassie Berta “Starving for perfection”, 2nd place in Editorial Writing
Lauren Brewer “Education in Iowa”, 1st place in Editorial Cartoon; and 3rd place for her cover featuring Cyberbullying.
Jarrin Flores & staff — best high school news site, 3rd place (not to shabby for  a first year website)

Check out their work at http://spartanshield.org/

PVHS Students Will Attend Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony

Posted April 11th, 2017

Hannah Humes has been selected to the Governor's Scholars Recognition Program.Hannah Humes has been selected to the Governor's Scholars Recognition Program.Seniors Hannah Humes and Joshua Bowman have been selected to represent PVHS in the Governor’s Scholar Recognition Program.  Students across the state who are the highest academic achievers in their schools, regardless of gender or participation in extracurricular activities, are awarded this honor.

Hannah and Joshua are invited to attend a ceremony where they will meet the Governor and be recognized for their academic success.

The Governor’s Scholar Recognition Program is a join effort between the Governor’s Office, the Iowa High School Athletic association, and its title sponsor, Iowa Farm Bureau.

District Band Concert Moves to iWireless

Posted March 25th, 2017

 

The Pleasant Valley District Band Night Concert will be at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL again this year!  Thanks to the construction at PVHS, there just isn’t enough room for this concert at the High School.  By having the event at the iWireless Center, we are able to have all 13 bands and 840 students perform together on one concert!  All students will perform on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

“We want to thank the Pleasant Valley Community School District and the Pleasant Valley Band Boosters for helping to make this performance possible,” Band Director Drew Anderson said.

We caught up with the Riverdale Heights 6th grade band as they get ready for the big concert.  Check out the video below!

PV Iowa Girls Code

Posted March 16th, 2017

team_with_chrisFor the last year, a group of PVHS students have been working on a big project.  The Iowa Girls Code Team has met several times a month to develop an app which allows students to “review classes,” providing tips and resources for students registering for PVHS classes.

The team presented their app at the Iowa Girls Code Spring Summit on March 5, 2017.  Students spoke about how they collected data, the challenges they faced and the app itself.

The team has also been central to this year’s Hour of Code classes offered to elementary students on early dismissal days.

To learn more visit: http://iowagirlscode.com/

The team included:

Jenna Aller
Caroline Christophersen
Alexis Cordts
Sydney Einck
Sara Hoskins
Caitlin Morgan
Amulya Pillutla
Cassidy Sorenson
Erin Woodford

 

Eight PVHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Posted March 6th, 2017

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Pictured Left to Right Front Row: Margarita Rasgado, Emily Suen, Hannah Humes Pictured Left to Right Back Row: Matthew Nelson, Samuel Lederman, Catherine Byrne, Patrick McMonagle, Isaac Sears

Left to Right: Millenama Prasai, Harrison Qu and Emily Nutt have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Left to Right: Millenama Prasai, Harrison Qu and Emily Nutt have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Merit Finalists

The faculty and staff of Pleasant Valley Community High School are pleased to announce that the following seniors were recently honored as National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program:

Catherine Byrne, daughter of Daniel and Margaret Byrne of Bettendorf;

Hannah Humes, daughter of  Timothy and Kerry Humes of Bettendorf;

Samuel Lederman, son of Joshua and Gillian Lederman;

Patrick McMonagle, son of Robert and Denise McMonagle of Davenport;

Mathew Nelson; son of Todd and Mary Ann Nelson of Bettendorf;

Margarita Rasgado Lopez; daughter of  Jesus Rasgado Lopez and Maria Margaita Lopez Fernandez of Bettendorf;

Isaac Sears, son of Stephen and Beatrice Sears of Davenport;

Emily Suen, daughter of Benjamin Suen a
nd Jennifer Chui of Bettendorf.

To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout the high school years, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance.  The Semifinalist and a school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student’s essay and information about the Semifinalist’s participation and leadership in school and community activities.

All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this Finalist group.  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.

Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.  These scholarship recipients will join some 283,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Commended Students

The principal, Mike Zimmer, of Pleasant Valley High School announced today that Emily Nutt, daughter of  Andrew and Kari Nutt of Bettendorf, IA,  Millenama Prasai, daughter of Ganga and Bindu Prasai of LeClaire, IA, Harrison Qu,  son of Zhiming Qu and Xin Liu of  Bettendorf, IA,  have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

 

Twelve PV Students Advance to National PTA Reflections Contest

Posted March 5th, 2017

PV students made their mark on this year’s PTA Reflections Contest.  Thirty-one students, with 38 entries, placed at the state level and 12 of those students took first place, which means their artwork is advancing to the National Contest.

Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the National Contest:

Bradley Drenchney
Cooper Bries
Grace Brand
Emma Nunez
Celia Brown
Elizabeth McVey
Morgan Miller
Ebby Barber
Alexandra Hurtado
Ethan Hornbuckle
Brady Sexson
Danny Krier
Bridgeview
Hopewell
Pleasant View
Pleasant View
Pleasant View
PVJH
PVJH
PVJH
PVJH
PVHS
PVHS
PVHS
Film Production
Literature
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Congratulations to the following students for placing at the State Competition:

Aniruddha Desai
Amanda Esche
Clare Tinsman
Molly Venner
Mikayla Schultz
Laelagh Allen
Ananya Satya Narayan
Morgan Brady
Eoin Fitzgerald
Maddie Anthony
Danny Krier
Siobhan Morley
Brady Sexson
Leila Assadi
Audrey Jacobs
Camille Wood
Rylan Backes
Mackenzie Clark
Morgan Miller
Brady Sexson
Danny Krier
Clare Tinsman
Emma Nunez
Arissa Khan
Alie Krier
Danny Krier
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SENIORS! Yearbook Pictures are due Friday, March 3, 2017

Posted March 1st, 2017

If you have not yet submitted your student’s senior photo to the yearbook site, time is running out. Senior photos must be submitted by the end of the day Friday, March 3. Simply go to images.jostens.com and enter login ID 406113607 to submit your student’s photo. You can also visit www.spartanshield.org to for more detailed instructions for uploading your photo. 

PVHS Sends Student to Poetry Out Loud State Contest

Posted March 1st, 2017

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Brooklyn Carlson, Kalista Paxton, Courtney Chandler and Gabby Smith

Poetry Out Loud is an arts education program that encourages high school students to study great poetry and compete in a recitation competition at the local, state and national levels.  This year, four PVHS students competed for a place in the state competition.   Check out the video of some of their work below!

Kalista Paxton will represent PVHS and compete for a scholarship as well as a trip to the National Finals in Washington, D.C.

 

REGISTER FOR AP EXAMS BY MARCH 1, 2017

Posted February 22nd, 2017

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AP COURSES: AP Exam Registration is now open. Follow the link for to register through the Total Registration website.  Click here to register. 
 
PVHS must order exams at the end of next week. An exam will not be ordered for you if you do not complete your registration by Wednesday, March 1st. Payment must be made online at the time of registration. Upon completing your registration through TR, you will be directed to the PVCSD Web Store (the same system used for school fees and lunch accounts) to pay your exam fees.
2017-18 Course Selection for PVHS

Posted January 27th, 2017

Please make yourself familiar with the following list of events and meeting, which will help you and your student select courses for the 2017-18 school year.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9th and 10th Grade Class meetings during school hours
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7pm Current 10th Graders Student/ Parent Meeting PVHS Theatre
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7pm Current 11th Graders Student/ Parent Meeting PVHS Theatre
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 11th Grade Class meeting during school hours
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 Incoming 9th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 7pm PVHS Theatre (A-J)
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Incoming 9th Grade Student/Parent meeting 7pm PVHS Theatre (K-Z)

Parents and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the on-line 2017-18 Course Registration booklet, prior to making course selections.  To access this booklet, click here.

Beginning on January 24, 2017, the Infinite Campus Student Portal will be opened for current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to select their course requests for the coming year. (Current 8th graders will register for high school classes at a later date.) If you have questions about course selection, please contact the high school Counseling office at 563-332-6250. Online course registration closes on February 27, 2017. If course requests are not made by this time, the Counseling office will make selections for the student.

The portal opens for registration on February 14th for current eighth graders who will be entering 9th grade this fall.

To begin the registration process, log in to the Student Portal by clicking here.  For further directions, including login information, please click here for the portal instructions.

NOTE:  If you have a student who is currently enrolled in another school district, but plan to enroll him/her at Pleasant Valley High School for the 2017-18 school year, please contact the counseling office at 332-6250 to begin the registration and course selection process.

2017-18 Calendar

Posted January 25th, 2017

The Pleasant Valley School Board has approved the 2017-18 Calendar.

2017-18 Calendar At a Glance

Eight PV Students Headed to Nationals in History and Geography

Posted January 18th, 2017

Pleasant Valley did some real damage at the History Bowl tournament at Davenport Central on January 14, 2017.  Not only did the varsity teams take first and second place, PV swept the History Bee portion of the tournament, which is an individual competition.  Patrick McMonagle, Ike Sears and Collin Smith took the top honors.  The JV team finished with a winning record, and Rece Vining finished in the top three!

On top of those honors, eight students qualified for the National History Bee and National Geography Olympiad.

Geography:
Ike Sears
Patrick McMonagle
Collin Smith
Vivek Joshi
Rece Vining

History:
Sophia Xiao
Gui Pinho
Joe Murphy

 

PV’s Drama Department to Perform on International Stage!

Posted November 22nd, 2016

cxkrrnwxaaevojnUPDATE:  Pleasant Valley’s Drama Department will perform Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the International Thespian Festival in Lincolon, NE in June.  The show was chosen from performances across the country!  Congratulations!

 

Pleasant Valley High Schools Drama Department took the Iowa State Thespian Festival by storm.  This year, PVHS’s production of Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was chosen to be performed in front of all those who attended the Festival.  And twitter lit up as students from across the state applauded PV’s cast and crew.  Click here to see some of the nice things they had to say.

As if being chosen for a Main Stage production wasn’t enough, PV students’ additional performances at the Fest.  The three improv teams swept the podium, First, Second and Third!  Plus, Megan Maloney, Cassie Berta, Lauren Carroll and London Bicknell placed in the top three in various Individual Events qualifying them for the International Thespian Festival in June.  And one more thing – Maaz Ahmed will be serving on the Iowa Thespian Chapter Board this year.

What a weekend for PV’s actors and designers!

PVHS Art Teacher, Devin Hanson, Named Art Teacher of the Year

Posted October 3rd, 2016

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at PVHS and is already getting recognized for his work with students.  Art Educators of Iowa are recognizing Mr. Hanson as Outstanding Secondary Art Teacher of the Year.

A college professor nominated Mr. Hanson for the award and a committee of his peers chose him for the honor.  He said it’s something he wasn’t expecting, as he is a younger teacher.

“I’m very grateful to be honored with this award,” he said in his statement to the committee. “You don’t take on a career in education for the recognition or fame. When you become a teacher, you are making a commitment to better the lives of yweb3our students and your community, no matter what it takes.”

Mr. Hanson said what he enjoys most about teaching the time he has to get to understand his students.

“As an art teacher, I have more time to talk to the students and really know them,” he said.

During the day, he sees a wide variety of students:  some are talented artists; some are using their art skills to work in a trade.

“Students who invest themselves in art are a class all their own,” he said.  “These students all have different personalities, but are the most creative people in the world. Over the last three years of my teaching career, my goal has been to reach these students and instill the values of art education, whether they pursue art in the future or not. I once heard an administrator say, ‘we are in the people industry.’  This is very true in the world of education, as we are producing individuals who have the skills to change the world we live in.”

web4Mr. Hanson received his award at the AEI banquet in Burlington, Ia.

on October 1.  He stressed he would not be able to do quality work without the support of the Pleasant Valley Community School District.

“It is rewarding to be in a district that values the arts as much as they do, and they have provided me with more than enough tools to be successful.”

 

First Day of School Pictures

Posted August 23rd, 2016

Is there anything like the first day of school?  We are so excited to have everyone back in the classroom.  Check out some of the pictures from the first day of school around the district!

Bridgeview

Cody

Hopewell

Pleasant View

Riverdale Heights

Pleasant Valley Junior High

PVHS 10-12 graders get out early and the freshmen stick around to learn about the High School.  Freshmen students go on a scavenger hunt to learn the building, learn study and organizational habits and get to check out all the clubs at the at the activities fair.

 

New Food Service Accounts

Posted August 1st, 2016

Pleasant Valley has transitioned to the Infinite Campus Food Service system for the coming school year.  With this updated system, you will now be able to view your student’s lunch balance and see an itemized list of food service purchases right through your Parent Portal login!

Parent Portal View (available now!)

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You are also once again able to add money via credit card to your student’s food service account through our online webstore, RevTrak.  The option to make food service deposits will now show under the “Infinite Campus Payments” section along with your assigned and optional school fees.  A separate login for food service payments is no longer required! (See updated instructions on using the RevTrak webstore here.)

Communications for low food service balances will be sent to the parent/guardian email address(es) that the school has on file.

If you have questions about the new system, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us.

 

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