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Young Artists Rewarded for Excellent Works

Posted April 9th, 2019

Hey #SpartanNation, we’ve got awesome news from the PVHS Art Department! PVHS Artists have been awarded 3 out of the 4 Figge Art Museum Scholarships given out this year, AND had 3 big winners at the Quad City Arts High School Art invitational!

The Brand Boeshaar Scholarships, given through the Figge Art Museum and worth $12,000 over the course of four years, is based upon an application, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a 12-piece portfolio.

The following students have received this scholarship:
Sophia Dahm – Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship
Sarah Thomas – Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship
Jane Johns – William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

The Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational is a jurried exhibition of artwork done by area high school students, where each teacher gets to pick 6 students work to be displayed at Quad City Arts in Rock Island. The show runs March 29th through May 2nd.

The following students were winners at the Art Invitational:
Jei Valle-Riestra – Don Heggen Memorial Excellence in Watercolor Award ($50 award)
Odin McDonald – Excellence in Photography Award ($50 award)
Sophie Curtis – Best in Show (Sophie was also awarded $500 and a canvas portfolio for her work)

Other students chosen for the exhibit are: Haleema Waheed, Siobhan Morley, Ash McDowell, Erin Balzer, Kyle Knedler, Abby Olderog, Max O’Brien, Lola Johannsen, Libby Staver, and Ana Silva-Laguna. PVHS Art Teacher Mrs. Medenciy also has a piece showing in the teacher category!

Way to go Spartan Artists, you are so talented!

PVHS National Merit Finalists

Posted April 9th, 2019

The faculty and staff of Pleasant Valley Community High School are pleased to announce that the following seniors were selected as National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program:  Kaitlyn G. Ryan, daughter of Patrick and Stacey Ryan of Bettendorf;  Justin R. Sehlin, son of Scott and Christy Sehlin of Bettendorf; and Sarah A. Warner, daughter of Frederick and Lian Warner 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 2019 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.

Pictured from left to right: Kaitlyn G. Ryan, Justin R. Sehlin and Sarah A. Warner

Major Success for PTA Reflections Participants

Posted March 25th, 2019

Back in January, nearly 150 PVCSD students submitted over 200 projects for the 50th Annual PTA Reflections Program under the theme of “Heroes Around Us.”  Students showcased their efforts by displaying their art, performing their music/dances, reading their written works and more! Students who received an Award of Excellence then submitted their projects for judging at the state competition.

This last month, out of the 73 awards given at the State level Reflections competition, 38 PV student projects went on to place either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, taking home 52% of the awards! Those students will be recognized at a ceremony in May in Clinton for their incredible work with the Reflections Program.  The per school breakdown is as follows:

BV CO HW PLV RDH JH HS Totals

1st

2 3 3 1 2 2 13

2nd

2 5

7

3rd

3 2 1 2

8

Honorable Mention

2 2 3 1 2

10

Totals 4 10 13 3 6 2

38

The PVCSD students who finished in 1st place will have their projects move on to the National Reflections Competition. Those students are as follows:

  • Kathryn Nels: Cody, 5th Grade
  • Sophia Foad: Cody, 6th Grade
  • Isabel Seamer: Pleasant View $th Grade
  • Veda Vegiraju: Hopewell, 6th Grade
  • Vrindha Vegiraju: PVHS, 9th Grade
  • Maci Tammaro: Bridgeview, 2nd Grade
  • Carter Luszczyk: Cody, 4th Grade
  • Jocelyn Bock: Riverdale Heights, 6th Grade
  • Preet Randhawa: Bridgeview, 4th Grade
  • Tanya Rastogi: Riverdale Heights, 6th Grade

Way to go Spartans!  We are so proud of your work!

PV Drummer Accepted to Iowa All-State Jazz Band

Posted March 19th, 2019

Hey Spartan Nation, check out this awesome news! Time to give a big congratulations to Jackson Schou for being accepted to the 2019 Iowa All-State Jazz Band on Drum Set!

Jackson is only the 4th PV student to ever be accepted to the All-State Jazz Band! He will perform with the All-State Jazz Band in May in Des Moines. Great job Jackson!

PVHS Veteran’s Kiosk Information Needed

Posted March 6th, 2019

Hey Spartan Nation, we need your help!  On Veteran’s Day this year, PVHS unveiled a new Veteran’s Wall of Honor that includes an Alumni Veteran Kiosk. This interactive display will allow current students and families to learn about the military opportunities, and PV alum who are serving/have served our country.

PVCSD is coming to YOU to help identify any students you might know who have served from ANY AND ALL years.

If you are a veteran, or know someone who is, please fill out the Google form OR share this information with them so they can be included!

Click here for Veteran’s Kiosk Information Google Form. 

Thank you for helping us represent the military and our amazing veterans!

Advanced Placement Exam Registration

Posted March 5th, 2019

Current Advanced Placement Students:  AP Exam Registration is now open.  Follow the link for Total Registration (www.totalregistration.net/AP/160387) on the high school home page.  An exam will not be ordered for you if you do not complete your registration online by Wednesday, March 6th.

SEIBA Honor Band Hosts 39 PV Students

Posted February 28th, 2019

After being delayed for bad weather, the Southeast Iowa District Honor Band (SEIBA) was finally held at Iowa City West High School!  37 PV Junior High and High School musicians were accepted into the honor band, which is the second highest honor a band student can receive, second to Iowa All State. Way to go Spartan Musicians!

Junior High Students (Left Photo)

1st Row: Kyle Almgren (bassoon); James Morley (percussion); Caleb Swinney (percussion); Deen Nair (percussion); Bea Goodman (flute); Anagha Sudhindra (flute)

2nd Row: Gabriel Anderson (horn); Gretchen Highberger (clarinet); Leah Pim (clarinet); Julianne Binto (trumpet); Bella D’Antico (trumpet); Johnny Ziegelbien (trumpet); Trevor Zimmerman (horn)

3rd Row: Nathan Musal (tenor saxophone); Phil Lin (clarinet); Isabelle Conway (clarinet); Tejus Kanathur (clarinet); Daniel Marshall (flute); Jun Oh (flute)
Not Pictured: Erin Morley (alto saxophone) and Katelyn Morris (clarinet)

High School Students (Right Photo)

1st Row: Emma Tews (Flute), Gina Prosser (Trombone), Cassie Smith (French Horn), Miranda Miller (French Horn), Rachel Heine (Clarinet), Erika Holmberg (Trumpet), Jordan Mimms (Clarinet), Regan Breen (French Horn), Lindsay Davison (Bass Clarinet).

2nd Row: Cyrus Barati (Bari Saxophone), Dilan Nair (Percussion), Akash Pradeep (Trombone), Nick Kamp (Euphonium), Ani Pradeep (Clarinet), Jackson Schou (Drum Set – Honor Jazz Band), Aman Manazir (Alto Saxophone), Jaden Logan (Bassoon), and Vishnu Challa (Clarinet).

Spartan String Musicians Play in SEISTA Honor Orchestra

Posted February 14th, 2019

Spartan Nation is incredibly proud of the awesome young musicians that were part of the SEISTA (South Eastern Iowa String Teacher’s Association) Honor Orchestra at the end of January! Selected string players from South Eastern Iowa schools spent a day rehearsing as well as performing a concert, which was held at Bettendorf High School. The following PV students were selected and participated in the event! Way to go Spartans!

2019 SEISTA HS Honors Orchestra Members:

Jeanelle Cho – Violin I

Maddie Anthony – Violin I

Lila Teitle – Violin II

Uma Kasichianula – Violin II

Grace Davidson – Viola

Emily Preston – Cello

Grace Welveart – Bass

2019 SEISTA JH Honors Orchestra Members:

Lee Kim- Violin I
Thi Phan- Violin I
Xin-Yan Chan- Violin II
Caleb Swinney- Violin II
Anni Desai- Viola
Jessie Parker- Viola
Carl Rekow- Viola
Kyle Almgren- Cello
Meredith Mohr- Cello
Trevor Zimmerman- Cello

2019 SEISTA Cadet Orchestra Members:

5th Grade:
Johann Deutmeyer-Violin
Avalon Anderson-Viola

6th Grade:
Victoria Rice-Violin
Emma Schrag-Violin
Maddie Sierk-Violin
Saipreeti Srinivasan-Violin
Cassie Garner-Viola
Laura Chen-Cello
Alika Cho-Cello
Regan Resig-Cello

Snow Day Make-Up and ISASB Testing Schedule

Posted February 12th, 2019

Below is the scheduling for the snow day make-ups and ISASB Testing! Please contact PVHS at 563-332-5151 with questions.

 

PVHS will use Schedule A on: March 4-7, March 18 & 19, and March 25-28.

PVHS will use Schedule B to administer the IA Assessment exams for grades 9-11 on: March 20 & 21.

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Schedule A- 8:10-4:00pm- REGULAR SCHOOL DAY (no testing)

*50 Minute Class Periods w/ modified SSR time during 5th hr. (10-15 minutes depending on what lunch class has)

1st 8:10-9:00

2nd– 9:05-9:55

3rd– 10:00-10:50

4th– 10:55-11:45

5th– 11:45-1:20

A                                                          LUNCH 11:45-12:15         CLASS 12:20-1:20

B             CLASS- 11:50-12:10          LUNCH- 12:10-12:40        CLASS- 12:45-1:20

C             CLASS- 11:50-12:30          LUNCH- 12:30-1:00          CLASS- 1:05-1:20

D             CLASS- 11:50-12:50          LUNCH- 12:50-1:20

6th– 1:25-2:15

7th 2:20-3:10

8th 3:15-4:00

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Schedule B- 8:10-4:00pm- TEST DAY SCHEDULE WITH 8th hr.

*30 Minute Class Periods + 25 minute 8th hr. NOTE- 5th hr. will have 60 minutes of class time due to contractually scheduled lunches

TEST– 8:10-10:25

1st– 10:30-11:00

2nd– 11:05-11:35

5th– 11:35-1:10

A                                                          LUNCH 11:35-12:05          CLASS 12:10-1:10

B             CLASS- 11:40-12:00          LUNCH- 12:00-12:30        CLASS- 12:35-1:10

C             CLASS- 11:40-12:20          LUNCH- 12:20-12:50        CLASS- 12:55-1:10

D             CLASS- 11:40-12:40          LUNCH- 12:40-1:10

3rd– 1:15-1:45

4th– 1:50-2:20

6th– 2:25-2:55

7th– 3:00-3:30

8th– 3:35-4:00

History Bowl Proves No Match for PV Varsity Team

Posted January 9th, 2019

Watch out National History Bowl, PV is coming for you! On January 5th, 11 students competed in the Eastern Iowa Regional History Bowl and Bee, and at the end, the PV Varsity Team took home FIRST PLACE! The team – Joe Murphy, Rece Vining, Alexander Xiao, and Will Fairman – came out victorious and qualified for the National History Bowl in Washington D.C. in late April!
 

Rece Vining also took second place in the Regional History Bee as an individual, qualifying him for the National competition. We are so proud of these #SpartanNation history buffs! 

n history buffs!

PVHS Winter Semester Finals and Door Schedule

Posted January 3rd, 2019

The following doors (N3, N6, E6, S7, W1) will be open for finals during:

Wed – Thursday

8:10am – 9:50am

11:20am – 12:20pm

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Friday

8:10am – 8:50am

10:15am – 10:30am

Outside of these times, please use the main entrance.

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1st Semester Finals Schedule
Wednesday, January 9th Thursday, January 10th Friday, January 11th
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
8th period
make-up
12:30-3:30
Journalism Students Represent at IHSPA Journalism Conference

Posted November 27th, 2018

Extra,extra, read all about it! This fall, the University of Iowa hosted the Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA) Journalism Conference and PVCSD came to REPRESENT!

The Spartan Shield was 1 of 5 finalists in the state for News Team of the Year. PVHS Publications students also earned the 3rd place award for Yearbook of the Year for the 2017-2018 Yearbook.

Additionally, Lily Williams was awarded the 1st place trophy in the On-the-Spot News Writing contest portion of the conference. Well done, young journalists! PVCSD is proud!

PV takes home Hunger Drive Victory

Posted November 27th, 2018

#SpartanNation PROUD!  After six weeks of hard work and dedication from the PVCSD student body, Pleasant Valley has raised 57,859 pounds of food (40.2 per student), making PV the Class A WINNER for the 2018 Student Hunger Drive!

This amount provides over 125,000 meals for the Quad Cities community! Well done PVCSD, and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to make this happen! What an incredible thing to see young people come together to support those in need!

National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Six PVHS Commended Students

Posted October 24th, 2018

It’s time to congratulate the National Merit Scholarship Commended Students from PVCSD! Of the 1.6 million students that took the 2017 PSAT last October, 50,000 high performing students are selected as Semifinalists (16,000) or Commended (34,000). PVCSD is extremely proud to claim 6 of those students!

The following are the PVCSD National Merit Commended Students:
Jacob Bandy
Alexander Haack
Shashank Inampudi
Mallory Lafever
Aman Manasir
Sujay Marisetty

We are so proud of your academic excellence and success! Way to go!

PV Boys Golfers Bring Home Best Finish at State in PVHS History

Posted October 8th, 2018

After a weekend filled with tough weather, the Pleasant Valley Spartans Boys Golf Team are the 2018 IHSAA 4A State Golf Runners-Up!  This is the best finish at the State tournament for Spartan Boys Golf in PVHS history.

Two Spartans were also individual medal winners: Sophomores Jack Dumas, finishing 7th, and Jack Roemer, finishing 6th.

Way to go Spartans!

 

PVHS Fall Conference Scheduling

Posted September 25th, 2018

Pleasant Valley High School will be using the PTC Fast Online Scheduling program for Parent-Teacher conferences for the 2018-2019 school year.  The online scheduling system will allow parents to select the time to meet with teachers that is easy and convenient for them.  The scheduling window will open up on Monday, September 24th at 6:00p.m. and will remain open until conferences on Thursday, October 4th.

Please use the following steps located below.

  • If you have access to a computer please enter the following link: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Pleasant_Valley_Community_School_District
  • At that web address, you will be asked to choose the teachers you would like to meet with. After submitting your choices it will ask for your student’s first and last name, your email address and name.
  • Please note: if you have two students with the same teacher, you will have to schedule appointments for each student.
  • To confirm your identity and email address, PTC Fast will send you a confirmation email.
  • Click on the link in the email to see a screen showing all available times for your parent-teacher conference. Click on whichever time is most convenient for you.

Automatic Reminders

  • The system will send you a confirmation email with the date and time you have reserved. That email will include a link that allows you to change your appointment time later, if you so desire.
  • The system will send you a reminder a few days before your conference.

If you do not have access to a computer, please call the High School on Tuesday, September 25th to schedule your conference.  Please dial 563-332-5151 and ask for Dawn Taghon.

The conferences will be scheduled for 6 minutes in length, but we ask both instructors and parents to complete the conference within 5 minutes to allow the conferences to remain on schedule.  To further assist with keeping conferences on schedule, please do not schedule back to back conferences.   You will need travel time between conferences.  We appreciate your cooperation!

Below is additional information about conferences:

  • Conferences will be held in individual teacher rooms, unless otherwise noted.
  • If a longer conference is required, we ask that you contact the teacher directly to schedule an additional date and time.
  • We ask that you print and bring your son’s/daughter’s schedule with you to conferences or you may stop in the guidance office to receive a copy.
  • No 8th period on October 4th, 2018.
  • Students will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m.
  • Busses will run at their regularly scheduled time.

 

Please feel free to contact the Main Office at 563-332-5151 with any questions.

Four PVHS Seniors Named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Posted September 17th, 2018

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 Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program: Regan E. Breen, daughter of Tom and Shelley Breen of Bettendorf; Kaitlyn G. Ryan, daughter of Patrick and Stacey Ryan of Bettendorf; Justin R. Sehlin, son of Scott and Christy Sehlin of Bettendorf; and Sarah A. Warner, daughter of Frederick and Lian Warner of Bettendorf.

To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on qualifying test.

From approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level and in February, they will be notified of this designation. 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 2019 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Pictured Left to Right: Kaitlyn Ryan, Justin Sehlin, Sarah Warner, Regan Breen

PV Softball State Champions for Second Year in a Row

Posted July 23rd, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to the 5A State Softball Champions, our PV Girls Softball Team, for the SECOND year in a row!  The lady Spartans were ranked Number 1 headed into the State Tournament, and were ready to defend their title as play started on July 18th.  PV Softball to the W in each game, first in the quarter-finals against Iowa City High, then in the semi-finals against West Des Moines Valley, and finally in the championship game against Indianola.

This was the team’s third consecutive appearance in the championship game in the last three years, and they are now the first team to win a back to back championship in the 5A division since West Des Moines Valley in 2007-08.  Way to go Spartans, we are so proud!

PVCSD Fees by Building

Posted June 27th, 2018

Find out more about fees due for each PVCSD school by clicking here! 

 

 

PVHS Finals Schedule and Information

Posted May 30th, 2018

PVHS Finals begin TODAY and we want you to be prepared!  Below is the finals schedule, along with a few important pieces of information for your PVHS student.  Thank you for a great school year, let’s finish out strong!

 

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