Pleasant Valley
Community Schools

May 30, 2017

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore and create your personal writing? At Young Writers’ Camp, you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere among supportive peer authors while developing a community of writers. Learn more about the chance to read, collaborate, illustrate, write, and publish at Young Writers’ Camp! Information and registration forms are located in the office (behind the door – in the brochure rack). Act quickly…registration is due SOON!

The 2017 fall play is Oh, What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll! Auditions for the fall play will be on the first and second day of school (Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th) from 2:30-4:45. Please sign-up outside of Mrs. VanLanduyt’s room when you are at registration, or on the first or second day of school. To prepare for your audition, and find out more information, please visit Mrs. VanLanduyt’s website:

For all 8th grade girls interested in high school cross country in the fall, summer runs will begin on Monday, June 5 @ 8:00 AM at Pleasant Valley High School. Runs will be 8:00 AM each day. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays will be at the high school; Wednesdays and Fridays will be at Crow Creek Park. All who are interested are welcome to join when they can!

Please let the Guidance Office know as soon as possible if you will not be returning to Pleasant Valley next year.

February 9, 2017

There will be NO Activity Busses on Thursday, February 9th.

There will be NO Musical Rehearsal on February 9th.

7th and 8th grade Cheerleaders will practice today after school.

The bus for the 7th grade basketball teams will leave at 3:40 today for their games in Davenport.

The bus for the swim team will leave at 4:15 today for their meet in Bettendorf.

Student shout-outs for the musical, Dear Edwina Jr. will be on sale during lunch next Thursday, February 16th. The shout-outs are $.50 each and will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 16th.

Polar Bear Running Club will be meeting after school next week Wednesday.

The library wants your feedback! There is a “Love It or Lose It” display of books that have not been checked out in quite a while. Take a look at these selections, check out those that catch your eye, and let the library know if you think we should keep the book or discard it from the library’s collection. Only you can save the books!

It’s time to vote for your favorite Iowa Teen Award Book. Stop by the library and vote today. The winner will be announced mid-March.

Bettendorf Optimist Club is having a speech competition Thursday, March 9th on the topic of “What the World Gains from Optimism.” This is a great scholarship opportunity, with possible advancements onto further scholarship competitions. Please see Mrs. VanLanduyt for more information.

The next book for Mrs. White’s Book Club will be Cinder by Marissa Meyer and will start on Thursday, March 9th. Students may sign up on the LA hallway bulletin board.

October 14, 2016

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

Hey Mock Trial Teams: Don’t forget that we practice from 2:30 to 4 on Friday! See you then!

Girls Basketball and Wrestling practices will begin on Monday.

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!

The Fall Social is Friday, October 14th from 2:30 – 4:00. Admission will be $1. Concessions will be available. DJ & Open Gym. REMEMBER NO ACTIVITY BUS. Students must have their own ride home at 4:00 pm.

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.

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