Wednesday Roundup | 2.1.23
Spotlight Image: We recently spotted students hard at work in first grade at Sporting Hill Elementary School.
- February 1, 2023 - CV Mini-THON's Staff vs. Staff basketball game
- February 6, 2023 - CVHS Musical, Ticket Sales Begin
- February 6, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- February 8, 2023 - Kindergarten Registration Opens (online)
- February 11, 2023 - EV Musical, Ticket Sales Begin
- February 14, 2023 - Elementary Holiday Socials
- February 20, 2023 - No School
- February 21, 2023 - School Board Meeting
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Black History Month 2023
Cumberland Valley School District has adopted the theme "The Stories Around Us" in recognition of Black History Month 2023. The purpose is to explore and better understand the connections to our local community in central Pennsylvania and the importance of these stories in the greater narrative of who we are.
Each week throughout the month, students will watch and discuss a video that is based on research regarding topics related to our community. Much of the research and production is being conducted by Cumberland Valley High School students in our History of Black Civil Rights course, which is under the direction and leadership of Mr. Mumma and Mr. Long.
One District, One Book launches today
IT'S BACK! The excitement, the anticipation, the energy has been building in our elementary schools across the district. One District, One Book makes its annual debut today, February 1, 2023. The book will be revealed during afternoon activities in each of our K-5 schools, and we can't wait for you to find out this year's title!
Staff vs. Staff Basketball Game benefits CV Mini-THON
CV Mini-THON's Staff vs. Staff basketball game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. today, February 1, 2023, in the Dome Gymnasium at Cumberland Valley High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this family-friendly event, and tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children.
This is a great opportunity to watch your school faculty battle against other school faculty in a friendly basketball game all FTK! Concessions will be available. Check out the roster in the graphic below.
Cumberland Valley Education Association will be selling foam fingers for $4 each during the game, with all proceeds going toward CV Mini-THON.
From the Eagle Foundation: Buddy Program
Do you know of a college student in need of a meaningful summer job?
The Eagle Foundation is now accepting applications for mentoring positions within their Buddy Program. Applicants MUST be currently attending college and must have completed at least
one year of college or 24 credits. Buddy Program Counselor is an outstanding resume addition
for any education major or human services field.
“Big Buddies” must be available for camp dates: June 19 - July 28 (Monday thru Friday) from about 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Big Buddy orientation will be held June 15 & 16. Additional information and the application is available here.
Spring Musical Tickets
Reminder: Below is information about our spring musical productions at CV High School and Eagle View and Mountain View Middle Schools.
March 17 and 18 – 7 p.m.
March 19 – 2 p.m.
Tickets on sale now
Pricing: Adults $10, Students/Children $5
March 31 and April 1 – 7 p.m.
April 2 – 2 p.m.
Tickets on sale beginning February 11, 2023
Pricing: Adults $10, Student/Senior (55+) $5
Beauty and the Beast
April 26, 27, and 28 – 7 p.m.
April 29 and 30 – 2 p.m.
Tickets on sale beginning February 6, 2023
Pricing: Adults $20, Student/Senior (65+) $15
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Students in our AP German and Honors German V classes at CV High School recently attended a German cooking class at the Kitchen Shoppe in Carlisle. As instructors guided the class through a variety of hands-on cooking techniques, students demonstrated responsibility and utilized communication skills. They are a Portrait of an Eagle! The end result of our students' hard work was a four course meal consisting of:
- Zwiebelladen (onion tart)
- Eintopf (a German stew with cabbage and sausage)
- Schnitzel und Kartoffelsalat (pork cutlet with potato salad)
- deutsche Schokoladenbrownies (German chocolate brownies)
Photos courtesy Herr Noll.
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, February 6, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Monday, March 20, 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.