Peak View Elementary School

Home of the Pioneers

ABOUT PKVES

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Peak View Elementary School. We are excited to begin a new academic year and look forward to a continued strong partnership between home and school. We are again looking forward to partnering with parents, community members and business partners in educating the students in our community.

Please be reminded that the school day begins at 8:20am and ends at 3:00pm. It is key to every child’s success that he or she be present daily in order to achieve his or her personal best.

This year we continue to move towards digital conversion and blending technology with instruction to enhance learning. The elementary schools will pilot several devices to determine the best device to adopt for elementary students. As we move to a digital friendly world, you can expect all communications to come home either through email, text or school messenger. With that said, we still encourage you to call if you have questions or concerns, and visit the classroom as much as possible. The PKVES staff wants to partner with you in offering our students the best education possible. We continue to strive for excellence, and we welcome your partnership in education.

Sincerely,

Marcy Williams
Principal

Mission Statement

Peak View Elementary School recognizes that children are different; they learn in different ways and at different times.

Since education is a process of continuous development, it is our challenge to provide appropriate learning experiences that will enable our students to develop not only academic skills, but also the ability to think critically, exercise self-discipline, assume responsibility, and display good citizenship.

The staff of Peak View Elementary School is excited about education and is constantly learning and growing. We believe in a positive and nurturing environment. We accept the responsibility to teach our students so that they can obtain their maximum educational potential. We encourage learning through independent thinking, personal expression and respect for each other. In order to carry out our educational mission, we need the commitment of our parents and community.

We invite parents to make suggestions regarding the school program. Your ideas will help us as we try to help this school meet the needs of the children in our community.

History

Peak View Elementary School was created in 2001 to form an elementary school to house students from the old Keezletown Elementary School. PKVES enrolls approximately 508 students for the current school year.


Peak View Elementary School building was started in the spring of 2000 and completed in the summer of 2001. Then in 2008, Peak View’s attendance area was redistricted to include approximately 125 new students from the south side of Port Republic Rd and approximately 20 students near Cross Keys Rd. This same year PKVES sent approximately 300 students from various communities to Cub Run Elementary School as part of the redistricting plan.

Peak View Elementary consists of forty-four classrooms, library, administrative offices, guidance, kitchen, gym, and cafeteria lunch room. Peak View Elementary School is comprised of students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

There is a playground area equipped with playground equipment, jogging track, and open space. This was constructed in the summer of 2001 by the Playground Committee. The playground area was resurfaced and a drainage area was added during the 2005-2006 school year as a joint effort of the school and PTA. In 2007, a swing set was added to the playground area. In the winter of 2010 a handicapped accessible swing set was placed in the eastside courtyard. Bryce Kirby, a former PKVES student, constructed a Gaga Ball pen for our playground as an Eagle Scout project in the fall of 2011.

Directions to Peak View Elementary

Peak View is located east of Harrisonburg in the Spotswood High School attendance district. From Harrisonburg, travel Rt. 33 east 3.5 miles beyond the Harrisonburg city limits. In Penn Laird, turn right at the stoplight at 7-Eleven onto Lawyer Road. The school is located just over a half mile on the left.