Wednesday Roundup | 5.24.23
Spotlight Image: Winding Creek Elementary School hosted its annual 5th Grade Wax Museum last week. Can you guess who some of our students are portraying? Photo courtesy BillieJo Monday, 5th grade teacher.
- May 25, 2023 - District Arts Festival (details below)
- May 29, 2023 - No School
- June 6, 2023 - High School Baccalaureate Ceremony
- June 8, 2023 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (early dismissal, more info/dismissal times below)
- June 10, 2023 - Commencement at the Giant Center
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Revised 2023-2024 Academic Calendar
The Board of School Directors approved an administrative recommendation to adopt a revised 2023-2024 academic calendar. The sole change to the previously-adopted calendar is that the in-service date in April is now scheduled for April 10, 2024. You may click the "Quick Access: Instructional Calendars" link above to view next year's calendar.
Our growing population of students includes a larger number of Muslim families, many of whom have requested that the district consider having no school on Eid (the Muslim festival marking the end of the fast of Ramadan). Given that we already had an in-service day scheduled for April, we made the decision to move that date to April 10, 2024, so that our Muslim families may celebrate Eid.
We appreciate your understanding and support of our growing and diverse school community.
CV Class of 2023: THEN AND NOW
Educational Assistant Ellen Kemprowski was honored to recently run into one of her first-ever students when she joined the team at Shaull Elementary School 10 years ago. Check out these then and now pictures of Brady Fry, Class of 2023, with Mrs. Kemprowski.
June 8, 2023, Early Dismissal Schedule
As outlined in the school calendar, students will dismiss early on June 8, 2023. The dismissal schedule is as follows:
- CV9 – 10:35 a.m.
- Eagle View – 10:50 a.m.
- CV High School – 11 a.m.
- Mountain View – 11:25 a.m.
- Monroe, Silver Spring, Middlesex, and Green Ridge Elementary Schools – 11:50 a.m.
- Hampden, Shaull, Sporting Hill, and Winding Creek Elementary Schools – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch will not be served on these days (breakfast WILL be served). Kindergarteners who are in session on this days will be dismissed at the same time as all elementary students and will ride home on their normal end-of-day bus.
Students in Mrs. Book's kindergarten class at Green Ridge Elementary School are practicing their letters with an alphabet countdown to the last day of school. They recently celebrated "I" day with Ice pops - a cool treat on a beautiful spring day. Photo courtesy Andrea Brown, Principal's Secretary at Green Ridge.
Students Successful in Science Competition
Congratulations to the following students who successfully competed at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition.
- Deeksha Rajesh: 1st award and Perfect Score
- Parimala Rajesh: 1st award
- Adrija Rambhatla: 2nd award
- Sneha Arikeri: 1st award and Junior High Award of Excellence plus a monetary prize.
- Sai Sri Nidhi Mogilineedi: 1st award and Perfect Score
- Shreemayi Kumaresan: 1st award
District Arts Fest, Featuring Fashion Show, is May 25
Cumberland Valley High School will host its annual District Arts Fest on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The event is open to students throughout the school day and to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. District Arts Fest is an annual showcase of work produced by K-12 students across the district in visual art, music, and Family Consumer Science to the CV community.
For the second year in a row, our FCS students will host a fashion show featuring their personal designs. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the showcase begins at 6:30 p.m. on the stage at the Performing Arts Center.
We hope you can join us for this beautiful showcase of work by our talented students.
Thank you to the Nakupuna Foundation and Wish for Wheels who partnered to gift every second grader at Middlesex Elementary School with a bike and bike helmet.
The day was full of so many smiles. And in the words of Arianna S., a Middlesex student, “It’s my dream and my favorite gift to get a blue bike. You guys really made my day and you made me so happy by doing this … thank you so much.”
Wish for Wheels handled the logistics of the event. Volunteers from Nakupuna Foundation's Nakupuna Companies were on site to assemble 69 bikes, to ensure each student had a properly fitted bike and helmet, and to provide support and assistance as students took their new ride for some laps around the playground.
Live Stream of Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony
CONGRATULATIONS, Class of 2023! In cooperation with Hershey Entertainment/the Giant Center, we will live stream our graduation ceremony for friends and family who are unable to attend in person.
The live broadcast of Commencement will begin at approximately 9:55 a.m. on the day of graduation via YouTube. If the live stream does not automatically begin at approximately 9:55 a.m., you may need to refresh your page.
'Penn State doesn't offer just anyone': Cumberland Valley lineman Tyler Merrill talks PSU offer, offseason improvement
Tyler Merrill is one of a handful of big-time Class of 2026 Mid-Penn standouts that is seeing his recruitment surge, and just picked up an offer from Happy Valley last week.
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Students in Mrs. Miller’s 4th grade class at Hampden Elementary School are counting down to the last day of school by celebrating a classmate each day. Every day students write encouraging comments about their classmate, and at the end of the day the student gets to take home their celebration board. This is such a kind way to demonstrate communication and to build confidence. They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
School Board News
Upcoming School Board Meetings
Unless otherwise advertised, all meetings begin at 7 p.m. and will take place in the District Office Board Room (6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg)
Monday, June 5, 2023
Monday, June 19, 2023
Reminder: Change to Start/End Times for Eastern Elementary Schools
District administration has been working over the past year to identify ways to return our eastern elementary schools to an earlier start time. With the identification of an additional transportation service and new drivers, we believe we are able to move Hampden, Shaull, Sporting Hill, and Winding Creek Elementary schools back to a 9:15 a.m. start time, with an end time of 3:55 p.m., beginning next school year.
Please click the Quick Access link below to view the anticipated 2023-24 instructional day schedule by building for each school across the district. (NOTE: Hours in which the building is physically open and students are permitted to enter for the start of the day vary by building.)
(Originally shared via January 25, 2023, Wednesday Roundup.)
Emergency Communication/Official Channels for Communication
It is important to ensure that you only look for communication via our official channels. Please click here to visit our website for a chart illustrating the various ways our stakeholders can connect through our official channels with individual staff, a specific school building, and the district.
Register for Text Alerts
Cumberland Valley School District uses text messaging as a mode of communication during inclement weather, emergencies, bus delays, and more. If you are a parent/guardian who is new to the District or if you have not previously signed up to receive text alerts, please sign into your Skyward Family Access account and complete the “Text (SMS) Notifications” form. For step-by-step directions, please click the "How do I register" link below.