Posted January 11th, 2017
Students are now using portions of the new addition at Pleasant Valley Junior High. Over Winter Break, a portion of the new addition opened. The new arrangement isn’t permanent. Instead, students and staff are using the new classrooms as a holding place until the rest of the building can be renovated. For example, the guidance department is being renovated, so they’ve moved into some of the new classrooms. Same goes for some of the computer labs.
When construction is complete at PVJH, there will be eight new classrooms, a new industrial tech room and a multi-purpose wellness room. There will also be a newly renovated Orchestra room, guidance area, and kitchen.
Check out some of the new rooms and we’ll keep you up to date here!
Posted December 19th, 2016
The excitement bounced off the walls at Cody Elementary on Friday, December 16, 2016. It may be that they were just one week away from Winter break – or it could be seeing the brand new addition for the first time, and then getting to MOVE IN!
Fourth through Sixth Grade students spent the day moving from their old classrooms to new classrooms in the much-awaited addition. Construction crews have been pounding, drilling and sawing since spring of last year, and curiosity has grown and grown. The addition houses six new classrooms, new lockers, and new bathrooms.
As the students move in to the new space, construction crews will renovate the old classrooms and the library – adding extra space, which will allow for PV’s growing enrollment.
Check out pictures below and get a real feel of what the day was like from this story from WQAD.
Posted November 11th, 2016
Across the district, students welcome veterans and active duty military members to commemorate Veterans Day. At Riverdale Heights, students held an assembly and asked veterans and soldiers to attend. Students sang songs and listed to a speaker Lt. Col. Jeno Berta speak about the importance of the military and the support soldiers and marines receive from their families.
Check out the pictures below.
Posted October 21st, 2016
Friday is probably the favorite day of the week for high school students everywhere. It’s more than just a day, Friday is an opportunity. Pleasant Valley High School is the home of the Sparkle Effect, where special needs girls from around the district get their chance to shine. Before kickoff, the girls take their place right along-side their cheerleader. This is the time when they get to help cheer on the Spartans! But October 7th was different; the Sparkles had a special guest on this Friday night.
People Magazine came into town to feature the team, and it wasn’t their first time. Back in 2008 when the Sparkle Effect first started at PVHS, People featured the girls, helping get the word out and to build a nationwide effort to start Sparkle Effect teams. People came back to report on the success of this program, which started right here at PVHS.
The girls couldn’t have been happier. Thanks to Capri College, the Sparkles had their hair and makeup done by a local, professional team of stylists. It didn’t stop there, once the girls were ready, they all headed down onto the football field. Lights, camera, smile! The ladies were in their pose waiting for People to take their shot. And that’s what it’s all about, taking a shot. Sarah Cronk, a former PV student, founded the team when she was still in high school. The Sparkle Effect has branched out all across the nation bringing the communities closer with each new team. New friendships blossom and old friendships grow stronger, the Sparkle Effect gives the girls a sense of pride not only in themselves, but as a team.
A team is a family, and families are impacted as well. The parents, the siblings, and the students are all involved. Whether they could be on the team or whether they already are on the team, the heart of the family and community is touched. That includes the girls that help teach the Sparkles a new routine. The great thing is, the girls teach each other new things everyday, and then they proceed to teach people around them. Everyone shines and everyone is a Sparkle.
Click here to see the story in PEOPLE.
Posted October 13th, 2016
Check out the award-winning Spartan Shield! The latest edition has just hit the stands and now you can read all our student-journalist articles online. Go to www.spartanshield.org to hear PV news straight from our students. Read stories and comment with your feedback!
The Spartan Shield student staff is also selling annual subscriptions to our newsmagazine. Stay informed of the school’s many happenings while supporting this student publication for just $35 per year. To purchase an annual subscription and have the magazine sent to your home each month, simply send an envelope to the main office (by mail or with your student) containing your payment and your complete shipping address.
Posted September 15th, 2016
Homecoming is always special at Pleasant Valley! Join us at the game tonight! It’s a white out — so grab your WHITE Spartan gear and help our team win!
Check out pictures from the week’s events below:
Homecoming Assembly at PVHS:
Pleasant Valley Junior High Pep Rally:
Posted September 7th, 2016
Join us Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:00pm at Bridgeview. Enjoy light refreshments and tour the newly constructed and renovated classrooms and library!
Posted August 2nd, 2016
As summer winds down, it’s time to get excited about heading back to school! We’ve put together all you need to know about heading back to school. Click on your school below to get important dates and news about back to school!