Wednesday Roundup | 2.8.23
Spotlight Image: Eagles can demonstrate responsibility in many ways, both big and small. Take Hampden Elementary School's Principal, Mr. Franze (center), for example. He's a loyal North Carolina fan, but recently agreed before a game to sport a shirt from rival Duke if his team lost. He's demonstrating responsibility by owning the outcome and honoring his commitments. Thanks for your positive leadership, Mr. Franze!
- 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
- March 6, 2023 - School Board Meeting
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Fees and Fee Payments in Skyward
With the most recent update to Skyward, users will now notice that two previously separate tiles, "Fees" and "Fee Payments," have been combined into a single title titled, "Fees and Fee Payments."
This serves to simplify the process for parents/guardians looking to see their fees and payments in Skyward, as well as to make payments. The new combined tile has a toggle tab to switch between both fees and payments made, and also includes the link to "Pay with RevTrak" in the upper right-hand corner. Please see below for screenshots of how this will now display in Skyward.
MathCounts Students Earn Competition Honors
Students from Eagle View and Mountain View Middle Schools recently earned recognition in the MathCounts chapter competition. Mountain View’s team took home second place while Eagle View placed right behind them in third.
Both Eagle View’s Yatharth Raghuvanshi and Mountain View’s Neil Peter took home first place individual awards.
Congratulations! We're #CVproud of your accomplishments!
U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidate
Congratulations to Cumberland Valley High School senior Prathum Arikeri, who has been named as a 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate. He is one of only 5000 (approximate) candidates from across the country.
Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. The program has since expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts, and who demonstrate exceptional ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields.
Congratulations, Prathum! We are #CVproud of you!
100 Days Smarter!
Today is the 100th day of school, and we're #CVproud to celebrate that our learners are 100 days smarter. We can't wait to see where they'll fly as they continue to grow and learn. (Oh, and we think these Eagles look pretty great in their "I'm 100 years old!" outfits. Don't you agree?!)
Technology Student Association Successful at Regionals
The Pennsylvania Technology Student Association Region 3 Competition was hosted at Mountain View Middle School last weekend. Nearly 400 students from Cumberland, Franklin, Perry, York, Adams, and Dauphin Counties competed, including 115 students from CV High School, CV9, and Mountain View Middle School.
CV had an impressive showing at the regional competition, garnering 30 first-place finishes, 23, second place finishes, and 17 third-place finishes. Of those who competed, 40 CV students will advance to states in April.
Congratulations, TSA! #CVproud
JROTC Drill Team Earns Top Honors
Please help us congratulate our Cumberland Valley High School JROTC Drill Team, who recently took home League 3 championship honors – FOR THE 7TH YEAR IN A ROW! In addition to overall championship honors, the team – led by their captain, Cadet Major Kelon Knowlton – also tallied these top spots:
- unarmed drill platoon
- armed drill platoon
- color guard
- unarmed platoon inspection
- and individual knockout competitions
Congratulations, CV JROTC Drill Team. We are #CVproud of you!
CV Students Design Winning App
Cumberland Valley High School senior independent study programming students Brandon Widjaja, Jordan Tiday, Ryan Clark, and Cole Sherman are the winners of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. Their app, PA Cares, was chosen as the best in our congressional district, PA-10. CV is six for six in this competition.
PA Cares is designed to connect volunteers with opportunities throughout the community.
The contest is open to middle and high school students in supporting Congressional districts across the country, and strives to encourage students to code and inspire them to pursue careers in computer science.
Congratulations, app designers! #CVproud
Welcome to our first SPO (School Police Officer) Minutes monthly feature. Beginning today, and subsequently as part of the first Wednesday Roundup of each month, we will include informational and educational items from our CV Police Department officers. Watch for Minutes focusing on social media apps, drugs/alcohol/tobacco, general student safety, and more.
But first, we thought it's important to introduce you to our team of Cumberland Valley School Police Officers, and beneficial to talk a bit about the role of a SPO.
Why Do We Have SPOs?
School-Police partnerships have a long history in the United States, designed to work together to enhance youth safety and reduce violence in schools. While you may also hear the term School Resource Officer more commonly, School Police Officers actually differ in the fact that they are employed by the School District whereas School Resource Officers are generally employed by a municipal police agency and contracted to work in the municipality’s schools.
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) was founded in 1991 on the “triad” concept of school-based policing which is the foundational paradigm of the of School-Police partnerships in the United States. The NASRO program’s initial goal was to improve relationships between local police and youth. The program morphed into the triad concept which divides the SPOs responsibilities into three areas: teacher, counselor, and law enforcement officer. All CVPD Officers are certified as School Based Police Officers through NASRO and employ many of the skills and concepts learned through the program on a daily basis.
NASRO “Triad” Concept
NASRO “triad” concept is the base model that is divided up into the following areas:
- Educator – SPOs educate students, parents/guardians, and staff on current state laws, alcohol/drug awareness, crime prevention, conflict resolution, and motor vehicle safety through classroom presentations, verbal conversation, and practical applications.
- Mentor – Providing positive discussions and instruction on how to help navigate the problems and concerns of today’s youth.
- Law Enforcement – Ensuring campus safety, assuming primary responsibility for handling calls for service within CVSD facilities and transportation, issuing Traffic/Non-Traffic citations, and/or filing criminal charges following the completion of a traffic/criminal investigation.
Meet our SPOs
Officer Shifflet, Badge #85-3 (pictured left)
Officer Shifflet joined the Cumberland Valley School District Police Department in 2021 with lifelong service to his country and community. Before joining CVPD, Officer Shifflet served the United States Air Force Security Forces for 24 years and served for a combined 12 years with the Shiremanstown Borough and Silver Spring Township Police Departments. Officer Shifflet’s last assignment with Silver Spring was to Cumberland Valley School District as the School Resource Officer. He also previously served for two years in the Cumberland Valley Department of Student and Public Safety as a School Security Officer assigned to Mountain View.
Officer Lynam, Badge #85-4 (pictured center)
Officer Lynam joined the Cumberland Valley School District Police Department immediately upon retirement from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) with 26 years of service. Officer Lynam retired at the rank of Sergeant and he was last assigned as the District Office Commander for the Bureau of Liquor Control Harrisburg District Enforcement Office. Prior to his service with the Pennsylvania State Police, Officer Lynam was employed by Lancaster City’s Bureau of Police for two years.
Officer McMillen, Badge #85-5 (pictured right)
Officer McMillen is the most recent addition to the Cumberland Valley School District Police Department, sworn in on January 3, 2023. Prior to joining CVPD, Officer McMillen served as an inaugural member of the school security department, joining as one of the first hires in 2019. Officer McMillen decided to further his career by attending the Harrisburg Area Community College Municipal Police Academy and graduated from the academy ranked near the top of his class. Officer McMillen also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Lebanon Valley College.
Cumberland Valley Student and Public Safety – (717) 506-3349
(Please note: This is a non-emergency number that is not staffed 24 hours per day and is not a reporting hotline.)
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
All About Apples. Where's the Bacon? Animal Meet & Greet. Our Middle and High School Agriculture Science and FFA students recently organized and led stations for our littlest learners at Winding Creek Elementary School. This special assembly served as a culminating activity for their CKLA Farms Unit. Our secondary students demonstrated leadership, communication, responsibility and more as they designed and hosted their stations. 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)
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
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 NOW!
Pricing: Adults $20, Student/Senior (65+) $15
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.