Wednesday Roundup | 11.9.22
Spotlight Image: Cumberland Valley High School JROTC at a recent football game. Photo courtesy Christina Hoy Photography.
- November 9, 2022 - Veterans Appreciation Ceremony @ CVHS
- November 11, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Act 80 Day)
- November 11, 2022 - Career Fair for Substitute Opportunities
- November 17, 2022 - CV YOU Day at CVHS
- November 18, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Inservice)
- November 23, 2022 - Early Dismissal for students
- November 24-28, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
No School for Students
As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, November 11, and Friday, November 18, 2022. These days are designated for staff professional development. Additionally, students dismiss early on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (no PM kdg this day), and have NO SCHOOL from November 24-28, 2022, for Thanksgiving Break.
The early dismissal schedule for the 2022-23 school year, to include November 23, is listed in the "Additional Reminders" section of this e-newsletter.
National SADD Student Leadership Council Appointee
Congratulations to Cumberland Valley High School’s Aarushi Dedhiya, who was recently named to the 2022-2023 NATIONAL Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Student Leadership Council. Aarushi is one of only 12 teens from across the country selected to represent today’s youth on SADD’s leadership council. She is also a member of both the CV High School and Pennsylvania SADD chapters.
Special Guest Shares Story with CVHS Students
Cumberland Valley High School 10-12 students had the opportunity to spend a portion of NEST with author and Civil Rights activist Lisa McNair yesterday. Ms. McNair is the younger sister of Denise McNair who was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Born one year after her sister’s murder, Lisa has crafted 40 letters to the sister she never knew. Although the two never met, Lisa’s letters show the impact Denise had on their family, and her life, even after her death. Lisa’s message is one of racial reconciliation and a testament to a life lived bravely and truthfully.
Ms. McNair also spoke with our CVHS Civil Rights class prior to the optional presentation during NEST.
Thank you, Ms. McNair, for sharing your story with some of our students!
Throughout the week, schools across the District are honoring veterans and active duty service men and women by hosting a variety of activities and programs. As part of these appreciation celebrations, Mountain View Middle School welcomed retired and active duty service men and women into the school today to talk with students about their military careers.
Pictured Above: Sr. Master Sargent Micah Good serves as an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. Fun fact, Sr. Master Sargent Good is a former student of Assistant Principal Roger Riegel during Mr. Riegel's time in the classroom as a Social Studies teacher.
Thank you to all who have served or are currently serving our country!
Candy for the Troops
Green Ridge and Shaull Elementary School PTOs recently came together to host a Candy for Troops collection event. As part of the event, students from both schools donated their trick-or-treat candy and PTO volunteers (pictured below) put together 600 bags to be donated to PA soldiers who are currently on deployment. Students also created handmade cards for the troops, which will accompany the candy.
We're #CVproud of our students for their acts of kindness and we're so very appreciative of our parent volunteers for always being so generous with their time in support of our students and greater CV community. Thank you!
Substitute Career Fair is November 11, 2022
Reminder - Substitute Career Fair: Please join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 11, 2022, in the District Office (6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg) to learn more about sub opportunities for: Professional staff (teachers, nurses), Administrative staff (principals), and Support staff (Educational Assistants, Food Service, Custodial, Maintenance).
Staff will be onsite during the Career Fair to answer questions and to assist any interested candidates with the substitute application process.
Coming to a Stage Near You ...
Sporting Hill Elementary School proudly presents Seussical KIDS at 7 p.m. on December 2, 2022, and 2 p.m. on December 3, 2022, in the Sporting Hill Gymnasium. No tickets are required and admission is free.
Seussical KIDS is great fun for the whole family. We hope to see you in December for this amazing show!
Mark your calendar now for some of our other great musical productions coming to a stage near you this spring. Show dates and locations in the graphic below with more information to follow in the coming months regarding ticketing for each event.
Portrait of an Eagle: Classroom Spotlight
Students in Sra. Blouch's Spanish class at Eagle View Middle School recently learned about Día de los muertos and, for the culminating activity, made calaveras with balloons. This activity was both engaging and an opportunity to display many of our Portrait of an Eagle competencies: Critical thinking in planning out the design, adaptability when a balloon breaks or a stray line alters the design, communication in the sharing of materials, and more! Our students demonstrated that they each, in their own creative way, are a Portrait of an Eagle! #CVproud
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)
November 21, 2022
December 5, 2022
December 19, 2022
Early Dismissal Times
As outlined in the school calendar, students will dismiss early on November 23, 2022 (No PM Kdg), December 23, 2022 (No AM Kdg), and June 8, 2023 (No Kdg). Dismissal times for these dates are as listed below.
- 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 these days will be dismissed at the same time as all elementary students and will ride home on their normal end-of-day bus.
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.