Wednesday Roundup | 11.23.22
Spotlight Image: Students in Mrs. Britcher's second grade class at Hampden Elementary School recently finished up a CKLA unit by building their own Great Wall of China.
- November 23, 2022 - Early Dismissal for students (schedule under "additional reminders" below)
- November 24-28, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students
- November 29, 2022 - WELCOME BACK!
- December 1, 2022 - End of Trimester 1 (elementary)
- December 2 & 3 - Seussical KIDS at Sporting Hill
- December 5, 2022 - School Board Meeting
- December 8, 2022 - Modified Virtual Schedule (HS Gr. 10-12 ONLY)
- December 9, 2022 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Inservice)
- December 19, 2022 - School Board Meeting
- December 22, 2022 - Elementary Holiday Socials
- December 23, 2022 - Early Dismissal (No AM Kdg)
- December 26, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - NO SCHOOL for students (winter break)
- January 3, 2023 - WELCOME BACK!
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
Early Dismissal and No School for Students
As a reminder, students will dismiss early on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (no PM kdg this day), and have NO SCHOOL from November 24-28, 2022, for Thanksgiving Break.
The early dismissal schedule for the 2022-23 school year, to include November 23, is listed in the "Additional Reminders" section of this e-newsletter.
Welcome, Mr. Pellman
At its meeting on Monday, November 21, 2022, the Board of School Directors took action on an administrative recommendation to appoint Mr. Chad Pellman as our new Director of Special Education. He replaces Ms. Gaynelle Angelo, who retired earlier in the school year.
Mr. Pellman comes to CV from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, where he has served as the Program Supervisor for three years. In this role, he oversaw all facets of a host of programs and staff, including: autism support classrooms; multiple disability support classrooms; extended school year; school health; education and behavior consultants; and direct education teachers.
He previously served as a Special Education Supervisor with Hempfield School District, Learning Support Teacher/Special Education Liaison and Therapeutic Autistic Support Teacher at Lower Dauphin, and a Classroom Coordinator and Special Education Teacher at the Vista School in Hershey.
“We are excited to have Mr. Pellman joining our CV team. I know his leadership experience in many different facets of special education administration will make him an immediate asset to our students, staff, and families.”
Mr. Pellman currently holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Shippensburg University and Bachelor’s in Psychology Clinical/Counseling from Kutztown University, in addition to Principal PK-12, Supervisor of Special Education PK-12, and Instructional II PK-12 certifications.
It is anticipated that Mr. Pellman will begin his transition to CV in early January.
Meet the Team!
We're so very #CVproud to introduce you to our first-ever Varsity Girls Wrestling Team, led by Head Coach, Colonel (Retired) Ryan Seagreaves. Click here to check out the schedule and catch the girls in action this season.
Best of luck in your inaugural season, Lady Eagles!
Calendar Change - CV9 ONLY
CALENDAR CHANGE: The Board of School Directors last evening approved an administrative recommendation to alter the 2022-2023 school calendar for CV9 students only. The change – in response to using the school building as a polling place – is as follows:
May 16, 2023* - Modified Virtual Schedule (CV9 Only)
More information will follow regarding expectations for the day. Again, this change to a modified virtual day is for CV9 students ONLY as that building is designated by Cumberland County as a polling place. All other buildings will report in-person as originally scheduled.
*Should the date of the 2023 municipal election change, the modified virtual date for CV9 will also be changed.
Congratulations to four Cumberland Valley High School seniors – Ragy Ebeid, Vikram Kakaria, Simran Kulkarni, and Shivani Venkatesh – who have been named as Coca-Cola Scholars national semifinalists. Only 1,557 semifinalists were chosen among 91,000+ applicants this year because of their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation semifinalists are competing for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each.
Coming to a Stage Near You ...
Hampden Elementary School proudly presents The Aristocats KIDS at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, in the CV9 auditorium. No tickets are required and admission is free.
Sporting Hill Elementary School proudly presents Seussical KIDS at 7 p.m. on December 2, 2022, and 2 p.m. on December 3, 2022, in the Sporting Hill Gymnasium. No tickets are required and admission is free.
The Aristocats KIDS and Seussical KIDS are great fun for the whole family. We hope to see you in December for these amazing shows!
Portrait of an Eagle: Classroom Spotlight
Mountain View Middle School's Student Council recently hosted a building-wide food drive. Together, students and staff collected an AMAZING 13,107 items plus monetary donations. The mission of the food drive is to collect food items for Mountain View students and families in need so that they will have a complete Thanksgiving meal. As a result of the generous donations, students/staff were able to provide 50 families each with three boxes of food for a complete Thanksgiving meal plus a grocery gift card to use for their turkey. Our students displayed empathy throughout this beautiful event and demonstrated that they each, in their own creative way, are a Portrait of an Eagle! #CVproud
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)
December 5, 2022
December 19, 2022
Early Dismissal Times
As outlined in the school calendar, students will dismiss early on November 23, 2022 (No PM Kdg), December 23, 2022 (No AM Kdg), and June 8, 2023 (No Kdg). Dismissal times for these dates are as listed below.
- CV9 – 10:35 a.m.
- Eagle View – 10:50 a.m.
- CV High School – 11 a.m.
- Mountain View – 11:25 a.m.
- Monroe, Silver Spring, Middlesex, and Green Ridge Elementary Schools – 11:50 a.m.
- Hampden, Shaull, Sporting Hill, and Winding Creek Elementary Schools – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch will not be served on these days (breakfast WILL be served). Kindergarteners who are in session on these days will be dismissed at the same time as all elementary students and will ride home on their normal end-of-day bus.
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.