West Word

An Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School West

A Word From Mr. Creeden

As the Middle School West Principal during this past school year I couldn't be more proud of how our students endured through the challenges and experienced many successes through their resilience and hard work. The first word that comes to mind when I think of PV Middle School West is community, a community of parents/guardians, staff, and students that have a number of particular interests in common. PV West is a community of supporters, learners, doers, and creators. A second word that comes to mind is strong. What makes PV West strong is our ability to see challenges not as obstacles, but opportunities to grow. We are West Strong because when faced with challenges we continue to come together as a community to encourage and support each other when learning, performing, competing, enduring the hard times, and celebrating the good times. As this school year concludes I hope our students will continue to remember that their PV West community will always be here to welcome them, listen to them, support them, and empower them to be the best they can be.

Please see some pics below from our final week and day of the 22/23 school year. I hope you have a safe, refreshing, and enjoyable summer and I look forward to seeing our students next school here at West or PVHS.

PVHS Senior Walk Through @ West🎓

8th Grade Awards Ceremony🏅

Goodbye School Year - Hello Summer😎

Quick Snapshot📸

  • What's Up @ West
  • LIFT (Learning Is Fun Together) Summer Camps
  • PVSD Summer Reading
  • Power Packs
  • Parent Resources For The Summer Months
  • SAVE THE DATE: Vikings U-Night
  • PV West Athletic Update
  • Tween Talk Group
  • Be Part of the Conversation - Upcoming Programs
  • Montgomery County Parent Programs
  • Safe2Say
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • PV West on Social Media
  • Community Bulletin Board
  • West Weeks At A Glance

What's Up @ West

LIFT (Learning Is Fun Together) Summer Camps

We are excited to announce we have launched of our 2023 MIDDLE-LEVEL LIFT Summer Camps. We have several exciting offerings this summer (see below)! In order to register your child, visit our LIFT website. Clicking on “LIFT catalog” will take you to our webstore where you can create an account and register for the camps you are interested in. A few notes for this summer…

  1. All elementary camps will be held at Middle School East.
  2. Middle-level offerings are available to students currently in grades 5 through 8.
  3. Transportation must be provided by the family.

MIDDLE LEVEL SUMMER LIFT offerings include:

  • Gr 5-8 All the Universe is a Stage
  • Gr 5-8 Inventioneering
  • Gr 5-8 The Forces of Flight
  • Gr 5-8 Viking Genius Bar
  • Gr 6-8 Bake it Up
  • Gr 6-8 Sew Much Fun
  • Gr 6-8 It's Just Rocket Science
  • Middle School Jumpstart

See the link below for a description of each offering

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PVSD Summer Reading

Perkiomen Valley School District believes it is critical for students to foster positive reading habits in order to develop as lifelong learners. The district's summer reading program encourages students to read high-interest, self-selected texts. After all, summer reading is a great opportunity for students to explore personal interests, various genres, and topics they want to know more about while discovering their own "just right" books. As an added bonus, reading high-interest materials prepares students for the demands of college and career-reading. Research strongly suggests that reading skills improve with practice and weaken when not exercised. So why have a summer reading program? The program exists to inspire a lifelong love of reading and to maintain and sharpen one's reading and thinking skills.

PVSD is dedicated to helping you access high-quality, high-interest books. Please know that our school libraries, specifically Schwenksville Elementary and Middle School East, will be open this summer for summer library programming, One World, Many Stories!

See below for more information about Summer Library. Please note: Due to construction in the main office area, on June 19th only, you must enter the school by the door near the loading docks located in the back of the building.

How can you access books online? Current PVSD students may access library ebooks and audiobooks through our Destiny Discover library catalog. See the links below. We also encourage you to utilize ebooks offered by local MCLINC libraries and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Power Packs

Power Packs will be hosting 3 food pantries this summer for families experiencing food insecurity. Instead of offering weekly bags, they will offer 3 opportunities for you to come and "shop" for food at Middle School East. There will be perishable and non-perishable food, including milk and fruit. Because some of the food will be perishable, you MUST be signed up in order to participate. Please complete a form for each child in your household, including children who are not yet school age.

The Summer Power Packs Pantry will be open in the Middle School East cafeteria from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on the following dates:

  • June 15 (sign up no later than Monday, June 12th)
  • July 13 (sign up no later than Monday, July 10th)
  • August 10 (sign up no later than Monday, August 7th)
Summer Power Packs Form

Please email powerpacks@pvsd.org with any questions.

We wish you a safe and happy summer!

Parent Resources For The Summer Months🌞

SAVE THE DATE: Vikings U-Night

PV Families: Are you looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Are you

looking to be part of a night where we are UNITED as a PV community? If you are,

then mark your calendars for Friday, September 15, 2023, and plan to attend the Vikings U-Night football game.

This is the game where we as Vikings UNITE to honor the diversity within our

community and to foster an inclusive environment for ALL learners. Be part of the

fun and watch as students stand together to send a message of acceptance and

belonging for the many types of learners we have in our district.

Below you will find a link to purchase a shirt we hope helps to send our message of

unity and acceptance as our goal is to cover the stadium in blue! We hope to see you there!

Vikings U-Night September 15, 2023

PV West Athletic Update


Perkiomen Valley Athletics is a member of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association). We are located in District 1, and a member of the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC), in the Liberty Division.

Middle School sports are available to 7th & 8th Graders. Please see our page dedicated to Middle School Athletics for information.


Middle School Football - Aug 21st

All other MIDDLE SCHOOL sports - Aug 28th

ALL Athletes wishing to participate in FALL sports

must complete the online registration AND upload the PIAA Physical (dated after June 1, 2023) by July 24, 2023. Only a PIAA physical will be accepted.

Register at Planeths.com

Incoming 7th graders have an account created with Big Teams.

Email: Use the PV student email address

Password: bigteams

The user will be prompted to change the password.

Student and Parent guide for registration can be found HERE.

Fall Sports

Football, boys & girls soccer, field hockey, boys & girls cross country, girls volleyball

Winter Sports

registration due by November 6, 2023

Boys & girls basketball, boys and girls wrestling

Spring Sports

registration due by February 20, 2024

Baseball, softball, girls lacrosse, track & field

Tween Talk Group

Tweens, ages 11 to 13, are invited to chat in a fun, informal atmosphere with Erin McMonagle, a guidance counselor at Perkiomen Valley East Middle School - as part of our Julia’s Joy Youth Empowerment Program. We have created a safe group, where they can come relax, unload and learn they are not alone all while meeting new friends. We believe learning Stress Management tips will help youth deal with the pressures they are feeling at this age and into the future!

This group is free thanks to donations, if you would like to make a donation, it is always appreciated, but not necessary!

Learn more about our workshops and our mission at http://www.JuliasJoy.org

Be Part of the Conversation - Upcoming Programs

We are a collaboration of community leaders, clinicians, students, school district representatives, and families who believe that having meaningful, inclusive conversations about substance use and addiction will support individuals and their families in their efforts to develop healthy coping skills and access support whenever there is a need. Learn more about us. See the link below for a number of programs that Be a Part of the Conversation offers.

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Our students can submit an anonymous tip through the Safe2Say Program. Tips are typically related to a variety of challenges our students experience or witness, such as bullying, harassment, disrespectful language, safety concerns, etc. When a tip is received, the State (who runs Safe2Say) immediately follows up with building administrators.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Did you know that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisit Lifeline?

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.


The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

PV West on Social Media

We would love to have you join our social media accounts to stay updated on the latest West news and happenings. Please see below on where to find each of our accounts.

Community Bulletin Board

Want to find out what’s going on in the PV Community? Visit here for flyers about upcoming events in and around our area!

To submit an event for posting, please send a PDF version of your flyer to webmaster@pvsd.org for review.

Please note that Community Bulletin Board items may contain links to websites of organizations outside Perkiomen Valley School District. Items are posted to this bulletin board as a free service to the community, and should not be interpreted as being sponsored or endorsed by the district.

West Weeks At A Glance

Monday June 19th - Middle School Summer Library Hours @ Middle School East (9am - 1pm)

Monday July 17th - Middle School Summer Library Hours @ Middle School East (9am - 1pm)

Monday July 24th - Middle School Sports Physicals Due

Tuesday August 15th - Middle School Summer Library Hours @ Middle School East (9am - 1pm)

Monday August 21st - Middle School Football Begins

Monday August 28th - First Student Day!