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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:

Sophia Xiao – Violin I
Jeanelle Cho – Violin I
Dan Kim – Violin I
Maddie Anthony – Violin I
Abby Hamborg – Violin II
Keshav Wagle – Cello
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! 

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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!

 

Engineering Problems Students Compete in Cardboard Regatta

Posted May 23rd, 2018

Last week, nine teams from the PVHS Engineering Problems class competed in the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta!
 
To prepare for this competition, students had to research, design, prototype, and build a boat completely out of cardboard that would hold one or two people. During the contest, teams had to power the boat a distance of 600 yards in the Bettendorf Lagoon, with the fastest boat winning!
 
Two of the nine competing PV teams placed within the top five: Noah Vance and Chris Mahoney with their boat Noah’s Ark coming in second place, and Jacob Bandy and Wishwa Subramanian placing fifth. PV also placed second in the overall school division!
 
There are three competitions that the engineering focused classes compete in over the course of the semester – The Cardboard Boat Regatta, The Bridge Building Event, and The Trebuchet Egg Throwing Contest. All three contests are put on by the Quad Cities Engineering and Science Council.
 
Great job PV students for using your STEM skills to succeed in this competition!

Leading Tones Jazz Choir sing their way to 2nd in the State

Posted March 28th, 2018

At the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships, the PVHS Jazz Choir the Leading Tones finished in 2nd place for 4A Jazz Choirs on March 27th! This is the highest finish for the Leading Tones choir in its history.

During the state competition, auditions were also held for the All-State Jazz Choir, which performs in July.  Multiple PV students were selected to the All-State Jazz Choir: Roshni Nair, John Mendelin, and Brendan Roethler.  Roshni and Brendan were also selected as the 4A Outstanding Soloists! Congratulations to these outstanding vocalists, PVCSD is so proud of you!

PVHS STUDENTS TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF JOB SHADOW OPPORTUNITY

Posted March 20th, 2018

This year, the Pleasant Valley High School Career Center was able to schedule a hands on job shadow for two PVHS students at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Army Sustainment Command. Juniors Hayden Guenzler and Gavin Smith really enjoyed the experience and felt they had a much better understanding of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management process within a military setting.

Click here to read the article about the students’ experiences and the impact of the job shadow. A huge thanks is due to the Arsenal for hosting PV students to help them better sort our their life path, and to the PVHS Career Center for making this opportunity possible! We hope to continue the partnership for future students!

Photo courtesy of Mike Bassett, ASC Public Affairs

PVHS STUDENTS SWEEP QCSYE COMPETITION

Posted February 22nd, 2018

Each year, the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra features a student soloist during one of its concert programs. This year, both the Grand Prize winner and the Second Place, Youth Symphony Prize winner are Pleasant Valley student musicians!  Grand prize performs their concerto with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra at the Side-by-Side Concert, and the Youth Symphony Prize winner plays their’s at the QCSYEs Winter Festival Concert.

Ethan Good, senior trumpet player, is the Grand Prize winner. Ethan has been playing trumpet for six years, and plays in the marching, concert, and jazz bands, and in the regular and pit orchestras.

Keshav Wagle, senior oboe player, is the Youth Symphony Prize winner in the competition. Keshav has been playing the oboe for six years and also plays piano and cello, all while being a very involved student at PV in all things musical and theater related.

Keshav will be performing during the QCSYEs Winter Festival this Sunday, 2/25 at 3:00 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Ethan will take the stage later in the spring, on April 29th at the Adler Theatre with the QCSO.

For more information on the QCSO and for ticket purchase to watch these masterful PV students, visit https://qcso.org/

*Information provided by the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra

AP EXAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Posted February 20th, 2018

CURRENT ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:

AP Exam Registration is now open.  Click here for Total Registration.  Exam order deadline is Monday, March 5th. An exam will not be ordered for you if you do not complete your registration online that date.

STRIVING FOR FIVE THIS SPRING

Posted February 13th, 2018

 

PVCSD and the United Way of the Quad Cities Area are working hard to encourage students and families to Strive for Less Than Five! Missing school can negatively effect a student’s progress in the classroom, so we need YOUR help in our efforts to get kids to strive for less than five days absent.

The winter months make this tricky, as illness are spread and poor weather can cause travel issues. Keeping your child home when they are ill is extremely important to both their health and the health of those surrounding them. But when your child is healthy, check out the five tips for missing less school in the second photo, provided by the United Way.

Thank you for helping us improve school attendance, and for giving our students the opportunity to have the best education possible! For more information about Challenge 5, visit unitedwayqc.org/challenge5

STRIVE FOR 5STRIVE FOR 5

 

 

 

 

PV BAND MUSICIANS ACCEPTED TO SEIBA HONOR BAND

Posted January 23rd, 2018

Let’s give a big Spartan congratulations to all the Junior High and High School band students who were accepted to the Southeast Iowa District Honor Band! Students performed Saturday, January 22 at Iowa City West High School. This is the second highest honor a band student can receive. Way to go musicians!

High School Students Accepted (listed by arrangement in photo):
Row 1 L-R: Amuyla Pillutla (Clarinet), Jenna Ruccolo (Clarinet), Shreya Khurjekar (Clarinet), Sakshi Lawande (Clarinet), Erin Woodford (Clarinet).
Row 2 L-R: Veronica Henderson (Bassoon), Nico Moralez (Euphonium), Nick Kamp (Euphonium), Emma Tews (Flute), Annika Schulz (Trumpet),
Row 3 L-R: Aman Manazir (Tenor Saxophone), Allison Suen (Oboe), Miranda Miller (French Horn), Madison Brady (French Horn), and Aadil Manazir (Percussion). Jackson Schou (Drum Set) was selected to the Honor Jazz Band.

Junior High Students Accepted (listed by arrangement in photo):

Row 1 L-R: Katie Lee (clarinet), Catherine Moore (flute), Erika Holmberg (trumpet), Harper Clark (euphonium), Lily Law (bassoon), Ashley Lindquist (horn), and Jillian Keppy (flute)
Row 2 L-R: Ryan Thoreson (trombone), Tarun Annavajjula (percussion), Vinay Joshi (percussion), Daniel Marshall (flute), Caleb Swinney (percussion), Vishnu Challa (clarinet), Ujan RoyBandyopadhyay (clarinet), and Arsh Manazir (alto sax)

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