Wednesday Roundup | 5.17.23
Spotlight Image: Middlesex Elementary School honored School Nurse Missy Rulapaugh on National School Nurse Day last week. Thank you to all of our school nurses who ensure our students are healthy and ready to learn each and every day!
- May 22, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- May 25, 2023 - District Arts Festival
- 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 to follow)
- June 10, 2023 - Commencement at the Giant Center
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
CLASS OF 2023 Senior Spotlight
Meet the Class of 2023's Surabi Shanmugam, a former Green Ridge Gator, who will graduate at the age of 16. Surabi was admitted into the Mensa Honor Society and National Honor Society. She received a platinum level Certificate of Achievement from Mensa Honor Society for her character, participation, leadership, scholarship, and service, and she is a Global Scholar award recipient from the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.
Following graduation, Surabi is planning to attend the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in Biological Science. Outside of her studies, she spends her time on music, creative arts, mentoring young students to prepare for the annual spelling bee competition, and volunteering. During this academic year, she volunteered more than 450 hours at four different community organizations.
Congratulations to Surabi and the entire Class of 2023.
Our first-grade artists at Green Ridge Elementary School recently finished a clay pinch pot turtle pond project. Check out this video, courtesy Art Teacher Katlyn Baer, to learn how they made their turtle ponds and to see some of the amazing finished projects. Their turtle ponds, in addition to many other art projects, will be on display during the Green Ridge May Fair later this month.
CV9 Student Shares Inspiring Story
CV9's Ky Wolf was recently invited to the Girls on the Run Limitless potential breakfast to speak in front of hundreds of adults to share an inspiring story of finding self confidence, strength, and the power of personal voice. Congratulations, Ky, on demonstrating confidence, communication, and more!
Photo courtesy Laura Klinger, Mountain View School Counselor.
Special Olympics 2023
After multiple raindates, the skies were sunny and beautiful over Chapman Field on May 11, 2023, as students and supporters gathered at the stadium for our Special Olympics. Nearly 500 student athletes and student volunteers, in addition to staff and community members, came together to host the event for K-12 Olympians from across the district. Thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful event, and congratulations to all of our Olympians!
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Congratulations to Middlesex Elementary School's Leif Abeln and Braylee Roush who were honored during a recent Harrisburg Senator's game as All Star Students. Third-grade teacher Melissa Hester said Leif and Braylee were nominated for the recognition because they've excelled in displaying our Portrait of an Eagle competencies. 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, May 22, 2023
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.