Saucon Valley High School, September 27, 2021
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Opportunity
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership State Leadership Seminar is an opportunity for high school sophomores to explore their leadership potential through our inspiring leadership development programs. This multi-day program is proven to provide students with an experience that cultivates personal growth and leadership development while building new connections and friendships throughout the state. Students return from HOBY with a deeper sense of self-awareness, elevated confidence, and the inspiration and tools to give back to their communities through leadership and service.
State Leadership Seminars are three-to-four day residential programs, typically held on a college or university campus. Virtual Leadership Seminars are two-to-three day live online programs that allow students to participate from the safety of their home without the need to travel. Regardless of format, HOBY Leadership Seminars are highly interactive programs, following our leadership development curriculum which allows students to discover leadership from a personal, group and socially responsible perspective.
Saucon Valley High School is now accepting applications and will select one 10th grade student to attend the Seminar this summer. The State Leadership Seminar will take place starting in early-mid June. Students will be required to attend the seminar in its entirety. The cost of the program is paid for by the School District. After each seminar, HOBY alumni are challenged to complete 100 hours of community service within the next year as a way to put their passion and newly built leadership skills into action.
Parent Advisory (Updated link)
We apologize, in our last newsletter the link was not working correctly- please use this new updated link to sign up, if you have not already done so! If interested in attending or being part of the group, please complete this form. The form asks if you would prefer a meeting type of Zoom or in-person, types of information you would like to discuss, and the best days/times to have meetings...please let us know this information so we can reach the most parents and guardians!
Reminder- SAT School Day Registration Deadline
Reminder: PSAT October 13
For more information, please click here.
Key Content Features- click here
Practice Taking the Test- click here
Information on Scores- click here
Scholarships and Recognition- click here
Update Keystone Exam Scores and Statewide Graduation Requirements
This year will also be the first year of the Statewide Graduation Requirements for the current Junior class. We will be sending out more information regarding the requirements and the five pathways in the near future. The first two pathways are based on Keystone scores. The Counselors will begin meeting with the each student in the Class of 2023 to review their information and create an action plan to meet the requirements. For more information, please click here for the historical background of legislation and click here to see the information as provided in our Program of Studies (page 3). We are also providing the Pathway Graphic document below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gary, Mrs. Braxmeier, or your child's Counselor.
Monday, October 4- PJ Day; Homecoming Dance tickets go on sale
Tuesday, October 5- Flannel Day
Wednesday, October 6- Beach Vibe Day
Thursday, October 7- Oversized shirt/sweater day; 7pm- SVHS Community Pep Rally at the stadium (King crowned at event); BonFire immediately following Pep Rally
Friday, October 8- Red and Black Day; Black Out at the Game; Pep Rally for students at stadium
7:00pm Homecoming Football Game against Southern Lehigh; Homecoming Queen crowned at halftime
Saturday, October 9- 7-10pm Homecoming Dance in SVHS courtyard
Sunday, October 24- 2:00 p.m. Saucon Valley Spirit Parade (Community Event)
Thursday, October 28- Last school day of the First Marking PeriodFriday, October 29- Teacher Inservice Day- No School for Students
Sunday, October 31- 6-8pm Trick or Treat
Monday, November 1- First school day of the Second Marking Period (Quarter classes change)
Tuesday, November 2- Election Day
Thursday, November 18- Distinguished Alumni Ceremony and lunch
Wednesday, November 24- Early Dismissal
Thursday, November 25- No School for Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 26- No School for Thanksgiving Break
November 2- Election Day (Traffic Alert)
Also, a few traffic reminders...
**when dropping off or picking up, please pull all the way around the circle so that more students are able to enter/exit their vehicles and traffic does not back up onto Polk Valley Road.
**please DO NOT use the student parking lot to drop off or pick up students. It is very busy with students walking and driving and the extra traffic is dangerous to our students!
**please DO NOT attempt to drive through the student parking lot and exit left to get to Polk Valley Road! This creates a dangerous situation and the possibility of accidents.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in these matters!