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#SpartanNation April 21, 2017

Posted April 21st, 2017

Bridgeview

MAP & FAST Testing, April 24:  Starting on April 24th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute. April 24th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six.  During the two week testing window, students complete two MAP Assessments one in Math and one in Reading.

2017-18 School Supplies:  Order school supplies through the Bridgeview PTA. No shopping and the supplies are delivered to Meet and Greet. Click here to order online.

Bicycle and Scooter Safety:  With the warmer temperatures, more and more students are walking to school or riding bicycles and scooters.  While we encourage both of these opportunities for our students, please remind your child to observe the appropriate safety rules especially when crossing intersections.  We had reports of students crossing those intersections without stopping or looking for oncoming traffic.

Bridgeview Families:  Bridgeview’s cross-aged “families” will meet on Monday, April 24th at 12:55 in their regular family locations.  Nearing the end of the school year, the focus of the family meeting will be a comprehensive review and recap of the meaning and application of each of the six pillars of character:  Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.  Students will brainstorm ideas to ascribe to each of the Pillars and create a visual to remind everyone what it means to be a Bridgeview student of character.

“Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Next week, Bridgeview students will be divided into various teams and compete via ‘cash wars’ to secure funds for the Bridgeview Walk-a-thon scheduled for Friday, April 28th from 1:00-3:00.  During the week leading up to the Walk-a-thon, students on the various teams will earn prizes and gift cards to various locations in LeClaire and the Quad City area based on their team’s daily cash totals.  Funds collected for the Walk-a-thon will be used by the Bridgeview PTA to support the addition of soft seating and an art mural in the Bridgeview library. Please help Dr. Seuss’s Bridgeview friends to earn the cash they will need for the places they will go! Click here for full details and donation forms.

Musical Opportunities: Band and orchestra students across the district are scheduled for two performances next week.  On Monday, 6-12 band students will gather at the I-Wireless Center in Moline for the district’s annual band extravaganza.  Then, on Thursday, April 27 beginning at 6:00 in the high school theater, elementary orchestral students will host their spring performance.  Both of these events showcase the amazing talents of our elementary musicians and are can’t miss events.  See you there!

 

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program.  At the meeting, we will be covering all of the important information about the award winning band program, which has over 840 students in grades 6-12.  Local music stores will have representatives available to explain their instrument rental programs, as well as financial assistance, if needed.  The Pleasant Valley Band Staff will also be available to provide information regarding the best instrument choice for your child.  If your child did not attend their instrument try out day or is still uncertain which instrument would be best for them, an additional opportunity to try out instruments will be offered at 6:00 P.M. before the meeting.   Babysitting will be available during the meeting.  If you are unable to attend and/or have questions, please go to www.spartanbands.com and click on the beginning band tab.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful educational opportunity for your child!  We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 P.M.!

Boys Summer JH Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 7th-8th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Cody

MAP & FAST Testing, April 24:  Starting on April 24th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute. April 24th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six.  During the two week testing window, students complete two MAP Assessments one in Math and one in Reading.

2017-18 School Supplies:  Order school supplies through the Cody PTA.  No shopping and the supplies are delivered to Meet and Greet. Click here to order online.

Variety Show, April 28, 5:00 pm:  Please consider supporting our Cody students by volunteering during the event. Every minute you can spare, we’ll welcome. Sign up here to help on the night of the show: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b49abad2aaa8-night  Sign up here to help at the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 26: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b49abad2aaa8-dress

Walk-a-thon Sponsors Needed:  Now seeking sponsors for Walk-a-thon stations. Details went home with students earlier this week. Click here for that information and details on May 19th’s Walk-a-thon.

District Band, April 24, 7:00pm:  Join us at the i-wireless Center to hear all 840 band members play!  See you there!

Elementary Orchestra & 6th Grade Choir Concert, April 27, 6:30pm:  Join us in the PVHS Theatre to celebrate these young musicians.

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program.  At the meeting, we will be covering all of the important information about the award winning band program, which has over 840 students in grades 6-12.  Local music stores will have representatives available to explain their instrument rental programs, as well as financial assistance, if needed.  The Pleasant Valley Band Staff will also be available to provide information regarding the best instrument choice for your child.  If your child did not attend their instrument try out day or is still uncertain which instrument would be best for them, an additional opportunity to try out instruments will be offered at 6:00 P.M. before the meeting.  Babysitting will be available during the meeting.  If you are unable to attend and/or have questions, please go to www.spartanbands.com and click on the beginning band tab.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful educational opportunity for your child!  We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 P.M.!

Boys Summer JH Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 7th-8th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Hopewell

MAP & FAST Testing, April 24:  Starting on April 24th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute. April 24th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six.  During the two week testing window, students complete two MAP Assessments one in Math and one in Reading.

2017-18 School Supplies:  Order school supplies through the Hopewell PTA.  No shopping and the supplies are delivered to Meet and Greet. Click here to order online.  If you’re interested in donating a school supply pack to a student who cannot afford school supplies, click here for more information.

District Band, April 24, 7:00pm:  Join us at the i-wireless Center to hear all 840 band members play!  See you there!

Elementary Orchestra & 6th Grade Choir Concert, April 27, 6:30pm:  Join us in the PVHS Theatre to celebrate these young musicians.

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program.  At the meeting, we will be covering all of the important information about the award winning band program, which has over 840 students in grades 6-12.  Local music stores will have representatives available to explain their instrument rental programs, as well as financial assistance, if needed.  The Pleasant Valley Band Staff will also be available to provide information regarding the best instrument choice for your child.  If your child did not attend their instrument try out day or is still uncertain which instrument would be best for them, an additional opportunity to try out instruments will be offered at 6:00 P.M. before the meeting.  Babysitting will be available during the meeting.  If you are unable to attend and/or have questions, please go to www.spartanbands.com and click on the beginning band tab.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful educational opportunity for your child!  We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 P.M.!

Free Skating Party, May 25:  Attendance at the first two parties average more than 100 skaters per party, so we earned a free skate party!  That means there is no cost to skate.  It will still cost $1.50 to rent skates.  The free party will be Thursday, May 25th from 6-8pm. To order a Hopewell Skating Party T-Shirt, contact Lauralee Oenick at lauraleeoenick@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 3rd.  She will try to deliver the T-shirts before the party.

Cost: $12.00 for child sizes XS-XL
Cost: $12.00 for adult sizes S-XL
Cost: $15.00 for adult sizes 2XL and 3XL

Open PTA Positions for 17-18:  Many committee chairs will return next year, but there are opportunities for new people to become involved.  Current openings are: After-school Programs, Apparel, Apparel Design, Birthday Book Co-chair, Book Fair Co-chair, Cub Scout Rep, Fundraising, Gift Cards, Grandparents’/VIP Day, Harvest Game Co-chair, Photography Co-chairs (new committee), Product Redemption Co-chair, School Supplies (ordering for 18-19 year), Staff Appreciation Co-chair, Yearbook. Please contact current PTA president Elisabeth Norwood at epnorwood_20002@yahoo.com or incoming president Sara Sierk at sarasierk@hotmail.com to express interest or learn more.

Boys Summer JH Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 7th-8th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Pleasant View

MAP & FAST Testing, April 24:  Starting on April 24th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute. April 24th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six.  During the two week testing window, students complete two MAP Assessments one in Math and one in Reading.

2017-18 School Supplies:  Order school supplies through the Pleasant View PTA.  No shopping and the supplies are delivered to Meet and Greet. Click here to order online.

District Band, April 24, 7:00pm:  Join us at the i-wireless Center to hear all 840 band members play!  See you there!

Elementary Orchestra & 6th Grade Choir Concert, April 27, 6:30pm:  Join us in the PVHS Theatre to celebrate these young musicians.

Pleasant View will be collecting General Mills BOXTOPS for the last time this school year!!  BOXTOPS NEED TO BE SENT TO SCHOOL BY APRIL 27TH!! Please be sure to send in ALL of the boxtops that you have so I can have them sent before school is out. Also, please have your boxtops cut around the dotted line and separate in bags of 50.  Thank you all very much for your support of this amazing program!  So far this year we have earned almost $1,000!!!  All of the 10-cent boxtops really add up.

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program.  At the meeting, we will be covering all of the important information about the award winning band program, which has over 840 students in grades 6-12.  Local music stores will have representatives available to explain their instrument rental programs, as well as financial assistance, if needed.  The Pleasant Valley Band Staff will also be available to provide information regarding the best instrument choice for your child.  If your child did not attend their instrument try out day or is still uncertain which instrument would be best for them, an additional opportunity to try out instruments will be offered at 6:00 P.M. before the meeting.  Babysitting will be available during the meeting.  If you are unable to attend and/or have questions, please go to www.spartanbands.com and click on the beginning band tab.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful educational opportunity for your child!  We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 P.M.!

Pleasant View Walk-a-thon, Friday, May 5 (VOLUNTEERS/DONATIONS NEEDED): The Pleasant View Walk-a-thon will be Friday, May 5. All students will walk 30 minutes around the outdoor paved track to celebrate their commitment to wellness and to help raise funds to purchase a permanent shade structure for the primary playground. Volunteers are needed to make posters, supply bananas, oranges (cuties or halos), and water, and also to hand out bananas/oranges and water the day of the walk-a-thon. To sign up, please visit this link. Questions? Please contact Amy Featherstone (amyLfeatherstone@yahoo.com) or Michelle LeMoine (thelemoines@mediacombb.net).

Boys Summer JH Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 7th-8th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Riverdale Heights

MAP & FAST Testing, April 24:  Starting on April 24th our students will begin the FAST assessment. This assessment is a screener of foundational literacy skills. The assessment itself is a series of short one minute assessments in kindergarten and first grade. Second through sixth grade students will read three different passages, each lasting one minute. April 24th will also mark the start of MAP testing for students in grades three through six.  During the two week testing window, students complete two MAP Assessments one in Math and one in Reading.

2017-18 School Supplies:  Order school supplies through the Riverdale Heights PTA.  No shopping and the supplies are delivered to Meet and Greet. Click here to order online.

PTA Meeting,  April 25, 6:30pm:  Join us in the RH Library for the last PTA meeting of the academic year!  Dr. Spelhaug, PV Superintendent of Schools, will be our special guest speaker.  There has a lot of discussion about the different legislature that has come up and how it would directly affect our students.  He will let us know what has happened, what policies are being suggested/recommended, and how we can be involved. We hope to see you there!

District Band, April 24, 7:00pm:  Join us at the i-wireless Center to hear all 840 band members play!  See you there!

Elementary Orchestra & 6th Grade Choir Concert, April 27, 6:30pm:  Join us in the PVHS Theatre to celebrate these young musicians.

Attention 5th grade parents!  The 2017-2018 6th grade band is about to be formed!  On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the PV High School Band Room, there will be a general information meeting to explain our beginning band program.  At the meeting, we will be covering all of the important information about the award winning band program, which has over 840 students in grades 6-12.  Local music stores will have representatives available to explain their instrument rental programs, as well as financial assistance, if needed.  The Pleasant Valley Band Staff will also be available to provide information regarding the best instrument choice for your child.  If your child did not attend their instrument try out day or is still uncertain which instrument would be best for them, an additional opportunity to try out instruments will be offered at 6:00 P.M. before the meeting.  Babysitting will be available during the meeting.  If you are unable to attend and/or have questions, please go to www.spartanbands.com and click on the beginning band tab.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful educational opportunity for your child!  We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 P.M.!

Boys Summer JH Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 7th-8th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Pleasant Valley Junior High

MAP Testing, April 24:  Monday marks the start of MAP testing for students. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day.

District Band, April 24, 7:00pm:  Join us at the i-wireless Center to hear all 840 band members play!  See you there!

Incoming Freshmen Football Parent/Player Meeting, April 30, 7:00pm: There will be a Football Parent/Player Meeting on Sunday, April 30th at 7:00pm in the High School Theater for incoming freshmen for the 2017-18 school year.

High School Softball Tryouts, May 8, 9 & 10:  Click here for details.

High School Baseball Tryout, May 1, 2 & 3:  Click here for details

PVHS Baseball Parent Meeting, April 25:  There will be a Parent Informational Meeting held on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00pm in the High School Theater.  Players are encouraged and welcome to attend. We will review dates, HS tryouts, forms needed, communication, overall update and vision regarding the program and all teams.

Boys Summer HS Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 9th-12th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Boys Summer JH Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 7th-8th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

Don’t Miss a Thing! 

Did you know PVJH posts a weekly schedule of events here?
And that you can read the daily announcements here?

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Pleasant Valley High School

MAP Testing, April 24:  Monday marks the start of MAP testing for students. We take two MAP Assessments one Math and one Reading. Our students are scheduled to take only one MAP test a day.

District Band, April 24, 7:00pm:  Join us at the i-wireless Center to hear all 840 band members play!  See you there!

Right After Prom, May 6: Click here to donate to and volunteer for this safe and free event for PV students. You can also sign up to volunteer here.  Interested in helping with the final planning stages???  Please join us Tuesday, 4/25/17 at 6:00 p.m. in the PVHS Library.  Questions, please call/text Kristin Hornbuckle Wehrman (kristinhwehrman@gmail.com / (563)949-7122).

Service Learning Hours:  As a reminder all seniors and sophomores are required to have their service learning requirement completed by May 1st to attend Jr/Sr prom.  Sophomores who are not attending prom need to have their hours completed and turned in by Wednesday, May 24th.  Contact Mrs. Jepsen at jepsenemily@pleasval.k12.ia.us with any questions.  Check out the service learning calendar to see upcoming volunteer opportunities!  https://sites.google.com/a/student.pleasval.k12.ia.us/service-learning/monthly-opportunity-calendar

Senior Picnic Planning Meetings April 26 & May 8:  Attention Senior’s & Parent Volunteers!  The PTA sponsored “Senior Picnic” will be held after Graduation Rehearsal on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 11-2:45pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St, Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Mark your Calendars now to attend this fun event.  Tickets go on sale in early May.  Parent Volunteers are needed to help organize the picnic.  Picnic planning meetings will be:  Wednesday, April 26 at 6pm and Monday, May 8th at 7pm.  Both meetings will be held in the PVHS Library.  For more information on how to volunteer, contact Annette Blunk, blunkannette@gmail.com.

High School Softball Tryouts, May 8, 9 & 10:  Click here for details.

High School Baseball Tryout, May 1, 2 & 3:  Click here for details

PVHS Baseball Parent Meeting, April 25:  There will be a Parent Informational Meeting held on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00pm in the High School Theater.  Players are encouraged and welcome to attend. We will review dates, HS tryouts, forms needed, communication, overall update and vision regarding the program and all teams.

Baseball Webstore is Open:  Just a reminder to all that our Fan Web store is currently open until Sunday!  Click here and make your order soon!

Boys Summer HS Golf Camp:  The Boys’ High School Golf Program is holding a summer camp for students entering 9th-12th grade for the 2017-18 school year.  Click here for a paper registration or register online at https://pleasval.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=athletics.

Looking for other summer camps?
For Beginning Band or Theatre camps, click here.
For Athletics, click here.

PV Foundation Auction:  On Monday, April 24, the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation holds its biggest fundraiser, a Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course.  As a part of the event, we hold an online auction of items donated to us by generous local businesses.  Bidding starts Monday at 4pm.  Check out the list of items below and bid at http://pleasval.org/foundation-auction/  The auction ends Friday, April 28, at 4pm. Stay and Play Package at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, 2 nights, 3 rounds of golf for four.

Davenport Country Club, 1 round of golf for four
Crow Valley, 1 round of golf for four
TPC at Deere Run, 1 round of golf for two
Happy Joe’s Pizza for a Year
Isabel Bloom Lucky the Elephant
John Deere Kid’s Tractor
HON Perch Chair
Merle Normal Bag containing make up and gift certificate
Artworks Blown Glass Sculpture
Dwellings $50 Gift Card
Alex and Ani Bracelet from Necker’s Jewelers

Community Opportunities

(HS only) Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball is hosting an informational meeting for its high-school division Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Devils Glen Park. Formerly known as the Colt League, the Seniors Division is for ages 15 to 19. Get together a group of friends for games starting May 15 and running until the end of July. Online registration is available at eteamz.com/BPV. Late walk-up sign-ups are offered at Sunday’s meeting. For more information, contact Steve Tappa at 563-676-8111 or tappa@qconline.com.

(BV, CO, HW, PLV only) Boy Scouts, April 25:  Come to the Join Cub Scouts event on April 25, 2017. Click here for more info.

Tour de LeClaire and Pancake Breakfast:   Tour de LeClaire is a big wheel race for all children 3-6 years old sponsored by the River Valley Optimist Club.  Click here for more information and here to register on the May 20th event.

Public Works Open House and Recycling Fair, May 20  Free food, facepainting, help paint a snow plow, visit with Master Gardeners, and more. Click here to learn about this event.

Upper Iowa University Summer Reading Skills Camp: Click here to learn about the summer reading programs.

Biolage Basket

Posted April 20th, 2017

Marilyn M. & Burt C. Gearhart Family Scholarship

Posted March 15th, 2017

Burt and Marilyn GearheardtwebMarilyn and Burt are pleased to support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation. Their intent is to provide a deserving graduating PV senior the opportunity to help further their continuing education. Education has played an important role throughout the couple’s lives, leading to successful careers in their chosen fields.

Marilyn is originally from Brooklyn, Iowa and holds two degrees in Education (BSEd, 1968, Truman State University), (MSEd, 1979, Texas A & M) and taught for 32 years in grades ranging from preschool to 8th-grade science. She also coached girls’ basketball for almost 20 years. Marilyn volunteers at the Buffalo Bill Museum and the LeClaire Community Library and enjoys traveling, outdoors, friends and family.

Burt is originally from Newton, Iowa and holds two degrees in Industrial Engineering (BSIE, 1966, MSIE, 1968, University of Iowa). He was employed by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Harris Corporation in Dallas, Texas before starting his own software development company, Applied Computer Technology (ACT), specializing in data communications protocol testing. He retired in 2001 to pursue a hobby in nature and sports photography. He is frequently seen photographing bald eagles at Lock & Dam 14 and various musical and athletic events of his grandchildren.

The couple lived in the Dallas, Texas area for 38 years before returning to Iowa in 2007 to be with family.

Their daughter, Chris Cournoyer, has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas (BSCS, 1992). She currently serves on the Pleasant Valley School Board and is a self-employed website developer. She serves on the Southeast Iowa STEM Advisory Board, is the President of the Quad-City Engineering and Science Council, serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Junior League of the Quad-Cities, and is a Reserve Deputy in the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Chris’s husband, Kurt, has a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is employed by Deere & Company.

The couple has four grandchildren: Bennett (PV 2016), Sydney (PV 2018), Tanner and Chase Cournoyer (PV 2025).

Criteria to apply:

  • Student will attend 2-4 year college or vocational/trade school the first semester after graduation.
  • Student will attend school in Iowa or Truman State University.
  • Student will have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  •  Student will have participated in Pleasant Valley High School extra-curricular activities.
  • Student will have one letter of recommendation from outside school and include a 200 word essay.

Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Initiative
  • Established future goals and plans to achieve them
  • Ability to communicate
  • Self-motivation in completing challenging activities
  • Self-confidence and ability to seize opportunities
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
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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
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Brady Sexson
Danny Krier
Clare Tinsman
Emma Nunez
Arissa Khan
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Sharing a Love of Reading at Bridgeview

Posted February 24th, 2017

Learning to read and loving to read can bring together students of all ages.  In February, 3rd Grade students read to preschoolers at Bridgeview.  The 3rd graders are working on inflection and fluency and this gives them a chance to practice those skills to students who love stories!  Way to go team!

JH Spring Pictures

Posted February 1st, 2017

JH Pictures

2017-2018 Course Selection for PVJH

Posted January 31st, 2017

Please make yourself familiar with the following list of events and meetings which will help you and your student select courses for the 2017-2018 school year.

Monday, February 13th           8th to 9th grade registration talks in 8th Grade Social Studies classes with high school and junior high counselors
Tuesday, February 14th           Incoming 7th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 6:30 pm PVJH Gym/Cafeteria
Tuesday, February 14th           Incoming 9th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 7 pm PVHS Theater (A-J)
Wednesday, February 15th     7th to 8th grade registration talks in 7th Grade Language Arts classes with junior high counselors
Wednesday, February 15th     Midterm 3rd quarter
Thursday, February 16th         Incoming 9th Grade Student/Parent Meeting 7pm PVHS Theater (K-Z)
Monday, February 27th           Registration Portal for online registration closes at 9:00 p.m.

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

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Beginning on Tuesday, February 14th, the Infinite Campus Student Portal will be opened at 7:00 pm for current 7th and 8th grade students to complete their course requests for the coming year. (Current 6th graders will register for classes at a later date). If you have questions about course selections, please contact the high school Counseling office (for incoming 9th graders) at 563-332-6250 or the junior high Counseling Office at 563-332-0202 for incoming 7th or 8th graders.

Current 7th and 8th graders will be given instructions for registering on the Student Portal during their registration talks.

Note: if you have a student who is currently enrolled in another school district, but plan to enroll him/her in the Pleasant Valley Junior High School for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact the Counseling Office at 563-332-0202 to begin the registration and course selection process.

CogAT Testing Reminder

Posted January 31st, 2017

PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

ATTENTION!

PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN THIRD AND FIFTH GRADES

During the week of February 6th, 2017, students in third and fifth grades will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).  These tests measure students’ abilities and provide information used to help assess their academic needs.

Please be sure your child gets adequate sleep and healthy breakfasts during test week.  Tests will be administered during the school day, so it is also best to make sure your child arrives at school on time.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this test to your building counselor.

Bridgeview/Cody
Hopewell
Pleasant View
Riverdale Heights
Lisa Albrecht
Kate Reed
Keith Cavanagh
Leslie Wodnerlich
563-332-0215 albrechtlisa@pleasval.k12.ia.us
563-332-0250 reedkate@pleasval.k12.ia.us
563-332-5575 cavanaghk@pleasval.k12.ia.us
563-332-0525 reedkate@pleasval.k12.ia.us
Don’t Be a Clown

Posted January 18th, 2017

UnitedHeartland, our workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has provided us with these reminders and helpful hints to stay safe during the winter.

Spread some salt

Posted January 18th, 2017

UnitedHeartland, our workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has provided us with these reminders and helpful hints to stay safe during the winter.

Walk like a penguin

Posted January 18th, 2017

UnitedHeartland, our workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has provided us with these reminders and helpful hints to stay safe during the winter.

 

School Messenger

Posted January 17th, 2017

SchoolMessenger Contact Manager – Staff Settings

Finals Schedule

Posted January 6th, 2017

Pleasant Valley High School is holding first semester finals January 11 through the 13.  PVHS will be following Open Campus during Semester Finals.  Students who remain in the building when they are not testing will report to the cafeteria, library or the gym.  Students returning to the building will remain in the cafeteria or library until 5 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled final.

1st Semester Finals Schedule

Wednesday, January 11th Thursday, January 12th Friday, January 13th
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 Busses Leave 12:30
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Pleasant View Celebrates December Fun

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Pleasant View celebrated December in its Winter Program on December 1, 2016.  Students at all grade levels belted out songs that celebrate the season!

The program started with the Spartan Singers, the 4/5 choir, who sang in several parts and ended their set with a fun piece that hit nearly every traditional holiday song in just three minutes.  Next up, the Kindergarten who celebrated the cold weather December brings with a song about cold weather wear and a dancing snowflake.  First Graders sang about the gifts received this time of year, including a song about wanting a chicken! The 4th Grade focused on food, including singing a song in a British accent about a pesky chestnut that’s too hard to crack!  December is also joyous, which the 5th Grade proved with two beautiful songs.  The 6th Grade played recorders and then had a bit of fun with the traditional song “Deck the Halls.”  The 6th Grade Band gave the audience three great songs, included the favorite “Believe” from the Polar Express.  The concert ended with the 6th grade and kindergarten singing “Jingle Bells.”  A great way to start the holiday season!  See our picture gallery below, as well as some snippets of each grade performing!


NONPUBLIC PARENT TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Posted November 15th, 2016

Conferences

Posted October 13th, 2016

Click here to learn about how to schedule a conference for Pleasant View

Click here to learn how to schedule conferences for Hopewell.

Family Bulletin

Posted October 7th, 2016

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October 17, 2016

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Come one and all to our yearbook meeting on Monday, October 17 from 3:15-4:30. We will meet in the computer lab (across from Ms. Dircks’ room) instead of in the library. We will vote on a theme for our yearbook as well as review the criteria for our custom cover contest. We will also go through the layout and determine our final page count. If you just finished a sport and would like to join us, we’d love to have you! Mrs. Backus and Mrs. Colvin

Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling practices will begin today at 3:10.

Students: Are you interested in flying in an airplane and becoming a pilot? Learning about aerospace? Do you want to honor and serve America in search and rescue missions? If so, speak with Mrs. Thompson (school counselor) about how you could join the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program! This is a year-round program that meets once a week on Tuesdays, with additional opportunities and experiences over the summer. You will learn leadership skills, do obstacle courses, model rocketry & robotics, hike, camp, explore aviation careers, aerospace education, learn search and rescue techniques, be able to earn rank and awards (with possible scholarships for college), make friends, and have FUN!

The Student Hunger Drive has begun at the Junior High! Start bringing in non-perishable food to your advisory class to participate in our annual Can-Castle Competition. The competition ends on October 28th! The most creative castle wins hot coca, candy canes, and the travelling trophy. The advisory with the most canned food will win Whitey’s ice cream! See your student council representatives with any questions. Good luck!

The PV Junior High Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, beginning at 3:00. It will be held in the library. All are welcome to compete. Please see Mrs. Mulfinger in room 60 for more information!

Got talent? Can you play an instrument, sing, dance or do a magic trick? Do you have a group skit? Well show us at the Variety Show! November 18th, 6:30 pm in the JH gym. Sign-up sheets are in the office. Previews will be November 9 & 10th. Acts must be 3 minutes or less.

Be a part of PTA’s Reflections Program “What Is Your Story?” Submit your Artwork in the following areas: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome. Deadline for entries is October 18 and 19.

Food + Friends + Literature = FUN! Join the Book Munchers Club at the LeClaire Public Library on Monday, October 24th. We will meet from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to discuss Driver’s Ed by Caroline Cooney. Copies of the book are available in the PVJH library (ask a librarian for a copy…they are stored behind the check-out desk) and at the LeClaire Public Library. Look for additional information on a green poster in your language arts classroom. Questions? See Mrs. Cline or Ms. Dircks.

2012 Scholarship Recipient

Posted April 6th, 2014

Below are the PV Foundation scholarship winners for the 2011 – 2012 school year.

Scholarship Name
Winner
ALCOA Science
Emma Thompson
Bettendorf Hy-Vee Citizenship
Kyle Akker
Bettendorf Rotary Service
Morgan Kennedy
Bettendorf Rotary Service
Robert D’Camp
Brett Greenwood “Total Effort”
Brett Dixon
Bridgeview Elementary Achievement
Sarah Schipper
Cardiovascular Medicine, PC Achievement
Ashley Madison
Carl D Shillig Memorial
Allison Witters
Chuck Murphy Spartan Spirit
Katelynn Bradley
Cody Elementary Achievement
Levi Moser
Coe Noack Memorial
Joshua Ackerman
Coe Noack Memorial
Bianca Palmer
Cyndy Behrer Leadership
Steven Kardell
David J Ramnath Memorial
Hannah Thomsen
Deborah R Menke Leadership
Meghan Olt
English Department Achievement
Kimberlyn Stoddard
Family and Consumer Sciences Achievement
Liza Dollenbacher
Industrial Tech Achievement
Connor Foster
Information Technology Achievement
Annmarie Ulrich
J Andrew Green Memorial
Blake Letney
J Fred & Maxine Green Family
Kathleen Burke
James D Morrison Memorial
Hannah Thomsen
Jana S Witte Memorial Band
Michael Hanson
Jana S Witte Memorial Orchestra
Tanner Thom
Jana S Witte Memorial Vocal Music
Carolyn Shanks
Janet E Keady Memorial
Haley Roethler
Janet E Keady Memorial
Samantha Swanson
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Jenna Geick
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
Kayla Lindstrom
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
Erika Baker
John P Bowe Memorial
Allison Pastrnak
Joseph J Kaesbauer Memorial
Sarah Rodriguez
Joshua D Fullmer Memorial
Brayden Zaruba
K.A.T.E.
Katelynn Piotter
LeClaire Lions Club Service
Layne Anderson
Lindsay Suhl Memorial
Samantha Zust
Math Department Achievement
Joe Mueller
Merrit Parsons Memorial
Taylor VenHorst
Olympic Steel Math and Engineering
Emory Traicoff
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
Joseph Peterson
Performing and Visual Arts Achievement
Benjamin Lewis
Philip A. Czachowski Memorial
Danielle Meyer
PVEA
Rachel Dolehanty
Pleasant View Elementary Achievement
Brandon Kane
PTA Character Counts
Karly Dankert
Pleasant Valley/Bettendorf Baseball
Trenton Kress
R Hovey Tinsman Jr Memorial
Lauren Zust
Ralph & Marjorie VenHorst Family
Grant Lang
Rao Chitneni Memorial
Hannah Zaprusky
Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement
Zachary Miller
Social Studies Department Achievement
Katie Noble
Spartan Assembly School Involvement
Danya Tazyeen
Steven J Vander Horn Memorial
Katelynn Bell
Tinsman Family Education
Julia Haas
Tom St. Clair Memorial
Samantha Staver
World Language Department Achievement
Ava Lynn
2010 Scholarship Recipient

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Below are the PV Foundation scholarship winners for the 2009 – 2010 school year.

Scholarship Name
Winner
Bettendorf Hy-Vee Scholarship
Sarah Davis
Bettendorf Rotary Service
Claira Hart
Bridgeview Elementary Achievement
Sarah Miller
Cardiovascular Medical Group
Katelyn Benge
Carl D Shillig Memorial
Emily Misak
Chuck Murphy Spartan Spirit
Jacob Ward
Cody Elementary Achievement
Allie Carpenter
Coe Noack Memorial
Brandon Kuehl
Deborah R Menke Leadership
Daniel Witcik
English Department Achievement
Beau Westlund
Family and Consumer Sciences Achievement
Karly Evans
Industrial Tech Achievement
Nicholas Schurr
Information Technology Achievement
Matthew Brown
J Fred & Maxine Green Family
Thomas McGee
Jana S Witte Memorial Band
Toni Hoffmann
Jana S Witte Memorial Orchestra
Ethan Jones
Jana S Witte Memorial Vocal Music
Kari Paul
Janet E Keady Memorial
Kaitlin Pewe
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Jonelle Addabbo
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Jennifer Park
Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial
Allison Shanks
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
Michael Kardell
Jeffrey J Donahue Memorial
William McClure
John P Bowe Memorial
Lauren Suhl
Joseph J Kaesbauer Memorial
Abigail Sperry
Joshua D Fullmer Memorial
Emily Prais
LeClaire Lions Club Service
Johnathan Guberud
Lindsay Suhl Memorial
Hannah Cassatt
Science/Math Department Achievement
William Horvat
Merrit Parsons Memorial
Matthew Sy
Olympic Steel Math and Engineering
Peter Joers
Performing and Visual Arts Achievement
Kathleen Walter
Philip A. Czachowski Memorial
Gabrielle McCaughey
PVEA
Emily Garman
Pleasant View Elementary Achievement
Cassondra Batz
PTA Character Counts
Jenna Lensmeyer
Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement
Ian Smith
Social Studies Department Achievement
Joseph Kluever
Spartan Assembly School Involvement
Caroline Kwan
Steven J Vander Horn Memorial
Andrew Healey
Tinsman Family Education
Mark Sy
Tom St. Clair Memorial
Madison Jensen
World Language Department Achievement
Emily Myers
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