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2019-2020 Approved Calendar

Posted January 16th, 2019

Below is the one page School Board approved calendar for the 2019-2020 school year! To access the calendar on a separate page, click here.

PVHS New Construction Open House

Posted January 4th, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Students are now using the freshly constructed portions of PVHS and PVCSD wants to invite YOU to come view it!

Join us on Monday, January 7th from 5:15-7:00 p.m. for an Open House and Presentation of the additions!

Schedule for the evening will be as follows:
5:15-5:30 – Gathering time in the commons with refreshments and music
5:30 – Brief time of welcome and presentation
5:40-7:00 – Guests free to walk around the building

Maps will be provided which highlight recent additions and will also identify post-1987 additions/renovations! Spartan Assembly members will act as docents for the evening, stationed at various locations throughout the building to provide information and directions for your tour.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

PVCSD Selected for 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Posted December 11th, 2018

Being named to the honor roll isn’t just for students! Pleasant Valley Community School District has earned a spot on the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll! The honor roll recognizes school districts in the United States and Canada that have expanded access to Advanced Placement® coursework and maintained or increased the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. This year, PV is one of only TWO schools from Iowa to get a spot on this list – which is something we are incredibly proud of!
 
PVCSD has been placed on this list for four of the last nine years, including 2013, 2014, 2017, and now 2018.
 
Click the following link to learn more!
PVHS to send 34 Musicians to 2018 All-State

Posted November 5th, 2018

PVCSD is extremely proud to announce that 34 musicians from across the PVHS music programs have been selected for the 2018 IHSMA All-State Band, Chorus, and Orchestra! 
 
8 band students (and 4 alternates), 19 choir students, and
7 orchestra students were selected. The choir total is the 2nd highest selected number in the state. Listed below are the musicians who will be performing in November at the All-State Concert in Ames. Bravo students!
 
BAND:
Aditya Desai – Flute – 2nd year
Sanjiv Iyer – Clarinet – 1st year
Shreya Khurjekar – Clarinet – 1st year
Aadil Manazir – Percussion – 1st year
Sam McGrath – Bass Clarinet – 2nd year
Nico Moralez – Euphonium – 1st year
Amulya Pillutla – Clarinet – 1st year
Kaitlyn Ryan – Clarinet – 2nd year
ALTERNATES:
Lindsay Davison – Bass Clarinet
Nick Kamp – Euphonium
Miranda Miller – Horn
Dilan Nair – Percussion
 
CHOIR:
Grace Almgren – 11th grade – 1st year
Caden Bennion – 12th grade – 1st year
Alex Boyd – 12th grade – 1st year
Nikki Chang – 12th grade – 1st year
Bradley Hamilton – 11th grade – 1st year
Charity Jensen – 12th grade – 1st year
Rachel Lyon – 10th grade – 1st year
Maegan Neil – 10th grade -1st year
Brady Sexson – 11th grade – 1st year
Ciyanna Wilson – 11th grade – 1st year
Taze Wilson – 10th grade – 1st year
Sophia Dahm – 12th grade – 2nd year
Dalton Hout – 11th grade – 2nd year
Christine Lyon – 12th grade – 2nd year
John Mendelin – 11th grade – 2nd year
Natalie Murphy – 12th grade – 2nd year
Rece Vining – 11th grade – 2nd year
Alex Jungers – 12th grade – 3rd year
Madison Wells – 12th grade – 3rd year
 
ORCHESTRA:
Ruth Davidson – 12th grade – Viola – 3rd year
Dan Kim – 11th grade – Violin I – 1st year
Christina Li – 10th grade – Violin I – 2nd year
Connor Miller – 10th grade – Bass – 2nd year
Alyssa Paulson – 12th grade – Bass – 2nd year
Daniela Rybarczyk – 12th grade – Viola – 3rd year
Sarah (Annie) Warner – 12 grade – Violin I – 4th year
2018 PTA Reflections Program Launch

Posted September 25th, 2018

PVCSD is ready to launch this year’s PTA Reflections Program! If you like to dance, create movies, write poems or stories, draw, paint, take photos, compose music, then the Reflections Program is for you!

PTA Reflections®

More than 300 Pleasant Valley students entered the Reflections contest last year in order to enhance their fine arts expression and education. This year you can be part of the fun too. Use your creativity to tell us what this year’s theme means to you:

Express yourself by creating an original work of art that relates to the theme in one or more of the following six categories:

Each student may submit up to four entries in each category. All entries are scored by experienced judges. The top four scores in each category and age group go on to compete at the state level. State winners are then submitted for National PTA Reflections® awards.

Contest Guidelines

All entries MUST comply with the contest guidelines AND be accompanied by an official entry form found by clicking HERE.

Please be sure your entry meets the requirements of both the General Contest Rules and the specific Category Rules (category rules are found by clicking on each of the category links listed above). In particular, note requirements for visual art and photography entries to be mounted on cardboard and within certain size limitations.

Exceptional Individuals

The Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the PTA Reflections® program.

Deadline

Entries will be collected outside the main office of your school before school on October 24, 2018 and October 25, 2018. Submitted artwork MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form (click here for form) and be signed by a parent or guardian.

Open House and Awards Ceremony

Participating students will be invited to join us Thursday, Jan. 17, 2018 for a reception and award ceremony held in the Pleasant Valley High School Cafeteria. All artwork entries will be on display for students and parents to enjoy.

 

For more information, contact your school Reflections representative:

Bridgeview: Leta Rose at ptabridgeview@gmail.com
Cody: Elizabeth Foad and Stephanie Peterson at elizabethfoad@yahoo.com and petersonstephanie@pleasval.k12.ia.us
Edison Academy: Shawn Rice at riceshawn@pleasval.k12.ia.us
Hopewell: Sharon Tinsman and Tara Bries at tinsman5@q.com and tara-bries@hotmail.com
Pleasant View: Angie Brand at brandangelak@icloud.com
PVHS: Kris Wehrman at kristinhwehrman@gmail.com
PVJH: Kathleen Fitzgerald at kathfitz93@gmail.com
Riverdale Heights: Shelagh Clark at shelaghclark04@gmail.com

 

For additional information and rules/regulations for each category, visit: http://www.iowapta.org/index.php/reflections

Back to School Center

Posted August 13th, 2018

Happy almost Back to School Spartan Nation!  We are thrilled to get the 2018-19 school year started, and hope you’ve had a great summer!

Click on your school for information and important dates as we get closer to the first day of school.  See you on the 23rd!

Bridgeview

Cody

Hopewell

Pleasant View

Riverdale Heights

PV Junior High School

PV High School

2018-2019 PVCSD School Year Calendar At a Glance

Posted May 31st, 2018

As this school year wraps up, you can view the next school year calendar here!  Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to next fall!

2018-2019 New (Non PV) Student Enrollment Information

Posted April 20th, 2018

Enrollment for new students to Pleasant Valley for the 2018-2019 school year is now available!  Click here to head to our new student enrollment page and get your NEW student enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year at PV!

Enrollment for existing PV students will come out on May 1st.

 

Annual PVEF Golf Benefit

Posted April 10th, 2018

The annual Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation golf outing is rapidly approaching!  Mark your calendars for Monday, April 30, at Palmer Hills Golf Course and participate in the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s premier fundraiser.  The Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships since 1991.  This year, the Foundation will give over 90 scholarships to graduating PVHS seniors.

We want you to participate in the fun! To golf, be a hole sponsor or donate a prize, fill out the below form and email to thomsenhannah@pleasval.k12.ia.us or mail to Hannah Thomsen at 525 Belmont Road Bettendorf, IA 52722.  See you on the 30th!

** POST EDIT: As of 4/24/18, the Golf Benefit is FULL and will not be able to accommodate any more golfers.  We can still take on more hole sponsors at this time!**

Click here to download the event brochure and registration paperwork.

Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation Holds Golf Benefit on April 24

WILLIAM MYATT SELECTED FOR NFHS NATIONAL SPEECH AWARD

Posted April 3rd, 2018

Mr. William. Myatt, Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations to receive the National Federation Sectional Speech, Debate, and Theatre Award for the nation. There are only 8 recipients of the sectional award in the United States this year. Mr. Myatt was selected as a sectional recipient from recommendations made this fall from the Iowa High School Speech Association.

Mr. Myatt has been involved with IHSSA activities for over 25 years. He has managed district LG contest and has been involved with many aspects of the IHSSA such as being a State Officer, the state representative at several district contests, IE All-State committee member, and presenter at the IHSSA convention several times. He has also hosted Judge Certification at Pleasant Valley and continues to be a leader in the SE District of the Iowa High School Speech Association.

Mr. Myatt has been an exceptional leader in the Pleasant Valley school system and works as a mentor to young teachers in his role as supervising teacher. In 2005 he was inducted into the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame and the Iowa Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame.  He has also served as the national President for the Education Theatre Association and on their board of directors. Mr. Myatt’s students have been selected to perform mainstage shows at the National EdTA conference several summers.

The National Federation Interscholastic Speech, Theatre and Debate Educator Award was first given in 1988 when seven individuals received sectional awards.  Since that time, 204 sectional and 340 state awards have been presented.  Nominations for this award are solicited from all fifty states. Awards for state and section are not automatically given.

The IHSSA has been very fortunate to have had a state or sectional recipient for this award every year since its inception. Past inductees have been:

1989  John Burke, Anita                                     2003  Dan Putz, Independence

1990  Helen Slattum, Lake Mills                        2004  Kennon Balster, Clarinda

1991  Frances Hedeman, Dubuque                  2005  Mary Campbell, CR Prairie

1992  John Gibson, Council Bluffs                     2006  Brad Nesbitt, Alta

1993  Beverly Weseman, Sioux City                 2007   Nancy Libke,Sumner-Fredericksburg

1994  Jay Shelp, Sheldon                                    2008  Marty Bangston, Shenandoah

1995  William Hultman, Keota          2009  David Wendt, Keokuk

1996  Karen Tilton, Maquoketa                         2010  Terry Coleman, Fort Dodge

1997  Jerry Laffey, Onawa                                 2011  Scott Bertelsen, Forest City

1998  Robert Galligan, Carroll                          2012  Cary Shapiro, Ankeny

1999  Susan Cantine, Decorah                          2013  Lynn Jacobsen, Danville

2000  Denis Hildreth, Des Moines                    2014  Ann Williamsen, Okoboji

2001  Elizabeth Hansen, Grinnell                      2015  Aaron Dean, Dubuque Senior

2002  Larry Untiet, Spencer                              2016  Timothy Sheaff, Dowling Catholic

Special congratulations to Bill for being selected for the award this year. It is with a great deal of pleasure that the IHSSA welcomes William Myatt into this prestigious group.

For more information on this award please contact Craig Ihnen @ the Iowa High School Speech Association.

PVCSD Honors 2018 Wall of Honor Award Recipient

Posted March 27th, 2018

Dr. Douglas Moard, MD FAAFP  Named to Pleasant Valley School District’s Wall of Honor

Dr. Douglas Moard, MD, FAAFP, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Pleasant Valley Community School District Wall of Honor Award.  The Wall of Honor Program was established in 1999 to recognize distinguished alumni who have graduated from Pleasant Valley High School.

Dr. Moard graduated from PVHS in 1976 and has since spent his life serving the community of Appleton, Wisconsin as a Board Certified Family Physician.

During his time at Pleasant Valley, Dr. Moard was a jack of all trades, involved in band, theater, tennis, wrestling, choir, and Letterman’s Club.  He was awarded the Danforth Award, and was also selected for the Iowa All State Chorus while at PVHS.

After he graduated from high school, Moard received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from

 

Luther College in 1980, and continued his education at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, graduating in 1984.  Dr. Moard then went on to complete his residency at Fox Valley Family Practice Residency in Appleton, Wisconsin from 1984-87, and was Chief Resident from 1988-89.

Upon the completion of his residency, it became clear to Dr. Moard that his passion was to continue improving the quality of life of families in his Appleton community.  He joined Thedacare Physicians in 1987 and has continued his career there ever since.  Dr. Moard went from Chief of Family Practice at Thedacare Hospitals in 1997-98, to the Assistant Medical Director at Thedacare Physicians starting in 2005.

Dr. Moard took his passion for familial healthcare and grew it into interests in other areas, such as chronic disease management and adult and pediatric psychiatry.  Moard took these interests and led a special project that helped transform outpatient care via a process redesign within the Thedacare system.  The work was presented to the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2009.  The presentation

 

resulted in visits from healthcare leaders from major academic organizations from across the world to see the new, redesigned process first hand.  This then led to implementation that helped set performance benchmarks nationally for quality measurements.

Moard is also currently involved in the Mental Health Integration Project, which is a community-wide training program for primary care providers regarding management of psychiatric disorders.  The project is in collaboration with all three local health systems and uses grants from the community and other organizations such as the United Way.

Pleasant Valley Community Schools will honor Dr. Douglas Moard at the Academic Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.  There will be a reception in his honor at 3:30 p.m. in the PVHS Library.

PVCSD CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK

Posted March 19th, 2018

PVCSD LOVES reading! During the last week of February, PV elementary schools celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’s birthday! There were Dr. Seuss themed decorations and lots of fun activities throughout the week, including some guest readers in a variety of classrooms! Thanks to all our guests and to the staff for continually showing PV students how important (and FUN) reading is!

FINALISTS NAMED IN THE 2018 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Posted February 14th, 2018

Pictured from left to right: Vivek Joshi, Konnor Sommer, Vishwajit Subramanian, Sophia Xiao 

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:  Vivek Joshi, son of Deepak and Janki Joshi of Bettendorf; Konnor Sommer, son of Kevin and Jill Sommer; Vishwajit Subramanian, son of Subramanian Trichy and Arathi Sharada Balagangadharan of  Bettendorf; Sophia Xiao; daughter of  Peter Xiao and Guo Li 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 2018 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.

CALLING ALL 2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS!

Posted January 24th, 2018

The Pleasant Valley Community School District is compiling a list of names of students who plan to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Online Registration information will be sent to directly to these families prior to Feb 16, 2018, and they will be invited to attend kindergarten registration on February 23, 2018.

To indicate your student is planning to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, please visit the following link: https://pleasval.org/kindergarten-inquiry-form/ to fill out and submit the “Kindergarten Inquiry Form”. Please share this information with any families who have children five years of age or older on or before September 15, 2018.

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact your neighborhood elementary school (see information below):

Bridgeview Elementary School          Cody Elementary School                    Hopewell Elementary School

Mary Noack                                                      Jeni Kipper                                                   Michele Even

316 S 12th St                                                     2100 Territorial Rd                                      3900 Hopewell Ave

LeClaire, IA 52753                                         LeClaire, IA 52753                                       Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-332-0215                                                  563-332-0210                                              563-332-0250

noackmary@pleasval.k12.ia.us                  kipperjennifer@pleasval.k12.ia.us           evenmichele@pleasval.k12.ia.us

 

Pleasant View Elementary School                 Riverdale Heights Elementary School

Jeanne Hodgin                                                             Lori Ellerbach

6333 Crow Creek Rd                                                   2125 Devils Glen Rd

Bettendorf, IA 52722                                                  Bettendorf, IA 52722

Phone 563-332-5575                                                  Phone 563-332-0525

hodginjeanne@pleasval.k12.ia.us                           ellerbachl@pleasval.k12.ia.us

NEW COMMONS AND OFFICE OPEN AT PVHS

Posted January 16th, 2018

It’s a very happy Tuesday at Pleasant Valley High School! This morning, the new entrance, commons, and front office opened for all to enjoy! Students and teachers alike were very impressed, with lots of “This is awesome!” comments floating around!

The space includes open areas for students to gather, that will be filled with furniture closer to Spring Break, a little cafe called Sparbucks, and the new front offices.  Sparbucks is run by our Spartan Assembly Student Council and the PV Food Service Department. The counter will offer warm drinks like tea, hot coco, and select coffee drinks, as well as serve as an additional place for students to eat lunch in the future due to the growing enrollment numbers here at PV.

The whole space is about community, and is supposed to help bring PVHS students together in a modern, comfortable space.  We are so excited for students and staff to have this great place to gather!

PV SELECTED FOR COLLEGE BOARD AP DISTRICT HONOR ROLL

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Pleasant Valley Community School District is proud to announce we have been named to the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll! The Honor Roll recognizes 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP coursework, while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Giving our students the best opportunities is of the utmost importance here at PV and we are honored to be on this list!  Click here to learn more about this achievement and what it means for the PV school district.

HOW TO DODGE THE FLU THIS SEASON

Posted November 28th, 2017

With cold weather headed our way, that means the start of flu season! Pleasant Valley school nurses need your help by being on the lookout for the flu in your households!

Be sure you take preventative actions to stop the spread of germs by avoiding close contact with sick people, washing hands often with soap and warm water, and covering your nose and mouth with tissues when coughing or sneezing.

If you or your student are sick with flu-like symptoms, the CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after a fever has dissipated without fever-reducing medicine.

Thank you for helping us stay healthy this winter season!

For more information from the CDC on all things flu related, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

 

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*Information provided by the CDC.

SPARTANS SEND RECORD NUMBERS TO OPUS HONOR CHOIR AND IOWA ALL STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted November 14th, 2017

36 Musicians Headed to Iowa All State Music Festival

Spartan Nation would like to congratulate the record 36 PVHS musicians that were selected for this year’s Iowa All State Music Festival!  After auditioning on October 21st, 10 Pleasant Valley students were selected from band, which ties the program record, 18 from chorus, and eight from orchestra, which is a program record.  The All State Festival concert happens this coming weekend, on November 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

The selected students are as follows in alphabetical order:

BAND:  

  • 1st yr. – Regan Breen (Horn), Kade Coudron (Trumpet), Aditya Desai (Flute), Vivek Joshi (Percussion), Sam McGrath (Bass Clarinet), Brenna Morley (Clarinet), Kaitlyn Ryan (Clarinet), Cassie Smith (Horn)
  • 3rd yr. – Ethan Good (Trumpet), Claire Thomsen (Flute)

CHOIR:

  • 1st yr. – Sophia Dahm, Molly Dippel, Dalton Hout, Avery Luepker, Christine Lyon, Kaylin McNeal, John Mendelin, Natalie Murphy, and Rece Vining
  • 2nd yr. – Alex Jungers, Nathan Lyon, Roshni Nair, Brendan Roethler, Sean Wallace, Madison Wells (2nd yr.),
  • 3rd yr. – Halle Fish, Ellie Lindmark
  • 4th yr. –  Bailey Connors, first four year choral All Stater from PV

ORCHESTRA:  

  • 1st yr. -Christina Li (Violin), Kiran Marla (Violin), Connor Miller (Bass), Alyssa Paulson (Bass)
  • 2nd yr. -Ruth Davidson( Viola), Daniela Rybarczyk (Viola)
  • 3rd yr. – Veronica Henderson (Harp), Sarah (Annie) Warner (Violin)

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Record 45 students selected for Opus Honor Choirs

All of Pleasant Valley would also like to congratulate the 45 students selected, with one alternate, for the Opus Honor Choir! Of the nearly 3,000 students who were nominated to audition for the Opus Honor Choir, PV singers take up 45 spots of the 720 in the four different Opus Honor Choirs.  This is a record number for Pleasant Valley, and Pleasant Valley has the second highest acceptance into OPUS across the entire state of Iowa.

The OPUS Honor Choir concert is held Thursday, November 16th at CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames.

The accepted students are as follows, by grade/choirs and in alphabetical order:

5th/6th Grade Choir:

  • 5th Grade: Carly Berta, Xin-Yan Chan, Lily Hansel, Ameya Menon, Veda Vegiraju
  • 6th Grade: Kylie Brees, Selah DeVore, Zachary Guest, Elly Huhn, Nathan Kuberski, Grace Richards, Ryan Sondgeroth

7th/8th Grade Bass Choir:, Carter Carroll (8th, 2nd year), Ethan Ferry (8th, 2nd year), Tommy Glennon (7th), Payton Hintermeister (8th), Braeden Jackson (7th), Ben Jungers (8th), Ethan Kilcoin (8th, 2nd year), Collin Melody (8th), Matthew Murphy (7th, 2nd year), Ujan RoyBandyopadhyay (8th, 3rd year), Ryan Saddler (8th, 2nd year), Anthony Shamrell (7th), Bryce Vining (7th, 2nd year)

7th/8th Grade Treble Choir: Ava Burmahl (7th, 2nd year), Grace Davidson (8th), Chante Hardaway (8th), Erika Holmberg (8th, 4th year), Shobini Iyer (7th, 2nd year), Leah Mendelin (7th, 2nd year), Lexi Pelzer (7th, 2nd year), Rhema Saddler (7th, 2nd year), Caroline Sierk (8th, 2nd year), Alyse Zuiderveen (8th)

9th Grade Mixed Choir: Lukas Ager (2nd year), Ebby Barber (alternate), Lydia Cox (1st year), Charlie Crouse (2nd year), Gabriel Johnson (2nd year), Rachel Lyon (4th year), Bailey Mattioli (2nd year), Elizabeth Mooy (4th year), Maegan Neil (2nd year), Kendall Ontiveros (1st year), Taze Wilson (2nd year)

JA TITAN COMPETITION NO MATCH FOR PV BUSINESS STUDENTS

Posted November 6th, 2017

It’s on to the Scholarship Round for JA Titan Competitors Pleasant Valley Team 1!  Thursday, November 2nd was a successful day for the PV team, as they contended in, and won, the qualifying round of the JA Titan Competition at St. Ambrose University.  Pleasant Valley had to knock out Assumption, Bettendorf, North, West, and North Scott at this level to advance.

Junior Achievement (JA) Titan is a program that puts high school students in a business simulation, where they have to make decisions regarding price, marketing, production, research and development, and capital investment.  Each decision plays a part in determining the success of failure of their virtual business, all while teaching students more about working in a global economy.

The team will compete in the Scholarship Round on November 15th against the other winning high schools from the JA Heartland 24-county territory.  Spartan Nation wishes the team the best of luck!

Photo courtesy of JA Heartland

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on the PVHS Spartan Stage

Posted October 30th, 2017

“A musical theatre fan’s favorite musical comes to life in his New York apartment.”

As the house lights go down, a anxious voice emerges from a dark stage. After a few minutes, the lights come up on a our host, simply named “Man in Chair”. As he sits alone in his New York apartment, he decides to put on the record of his favorite show, the fictitious 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Suddenly, we are transported to the Morosco Theatre, and The Drowsy Chaperone is brought to life in the man’s apartment.

The Pleasant Valley High School Drama Club has been working hard for the last two months to put this huge show together. Everything from the set, to the costumes, to the characters themselves are absolutely larger than life. The entire cast and crew have really enjoyed the entire process. This show also has a special place in the heart of PV Drama Director, Bill Myatt.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a love note to American musical theatre. Drowsy is entertaining to watch, and is also very important when one looks at all the lessons learned, not only by students, but by the adults involved as well. I did not get the chance to do musical theatre in high school, so being able to help these students bring this style of performance to life is very special to me. It teaches, not only theatrical skills, but also teamwork, cooperation, and respect.

-Bill Myatt

Don’t miss your chance this week to see this hilarious musical within a comedy. Performances are November 2nd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and November 5th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/pleasantvalley. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the performance. We hope to see you there!

Photo credit: Aimee Peters

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