High Lites March 17, 2023
A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley High School
- Senior Trip
- PMEA Region 6 Orchestra Festival
- Speech and Debate National Qualifiers
- Reading Olympics
- Spring Musical -Mean Girls
- Privilege Suspension
- Program Planning
- Athletic Newsletter
- Illness at School
- Vaccination Requirements for Senior year- Class of 2024
- School Health Requirement for Current Sophomores (Class of 2025)
- HS Educational Trip Form
- NOCTI Exam
- Important Dates for Seniors
- College and Career Fair
- Career Chats
- Senior Scholarship Information
- Student Loan Information
Speech and Debate National Qualifiers
Congratulations to two seniors, Danielle Alleva & Sayaka Kimura, who recently qualified in the Speech and Debate (S & D) National Championships which will be held over Memorial Day weekend in Louisville Kentucky. Less than 2% of competitors qualify for the S & D National Championships, so a great big congratulations to Danielle and Sayaka. We wish them the best of success!
PMEA Region 6 Orchestra Festival
Congratulations to Sara Zangrilli and Sean Francisco for their participation in the PMEA Region 6 Orchestra Festival which took place Wednesday, March 9th to 11th at Rustin High School in West Chester, PA. During the “re-audition process” of the Festival, Sara qualified to participate at the PMEA State Orchestra Festival which will be held April 19th to 22nd at the Kalahari Pocono Resort.
Congratulations to our Reading Olympics team who placed in the Second place tier of the Montgomery County Competition earning a red ribbon!
Mean Girls Tickets
Perkiomen Valley High School's Production of Mean Girls High School Version at MSE
Show dates and times
March 30, 7:30pm
March 31, 7:30pm
April 1, 7:30pm
Prom tickets will be for sale here at the high school cafeteria from Tuesday, April 11th through Friday, April 14th. In order to purchase tickets students cannot be on the debt list or on privilege suspension. The last date students can be placed on Privilege Suspension and still possibly attend prom is March 14th (one month prior to the last day of ticket sales). Once a student is on privilege suspension they may be removed if they have no further offenses during the calendar month. See below for more details regarding privilege suspension.
Further details about pricing will be available soon!!!!!
Students who receive five disciplinary referrals, attendance referrals, or a combination of five disciplinary and attendance referrals will be placed on privilege suspension. Students placed on privilege suspension will have driving privileges revoked and may not participate in school trips, dances, prom, and any other school activities. Students may seek removal from the privilege suspension list after one full calendar month from their last offense by requesting a meeting with their house principal.
Upon meeting with their house principal, the administrator will re-evaluate the student’s behavior status. It may be necessary to contact the student’s teachers. Upon completing the evaluation, the administrator may:
Reinstate the privilege with conditions.
Continue the privilege suspension for a period of time deemed necessary by the administrator and may reinstate at a later time with conditions.
If a student has privileges reinstated, he/she/they can be put back on the list if any other infraction occurs resulting in detention or suspension.
A student will also be placed on privilege suspension for missing any school-wide deadline, such as: beginning of school forms, graduation project, and appearing on the debt list. A student placed on privilege suspension for these reasons will be removed once his/her/their obligation(s) has/have been satisfied.
Program Planning- Deadline to Make Changes to Requests is March 30
The deadline for to make any changes to course requests for the 2023-2024 school year is March 30th. Please review the course requests listed in ParentVue and StudentVue to make sure the requests are correct. .You can also view your student's progress towards graduation requirements on this page. Please reach out to your student's counselor if you would like to make any changes to the courses listed in ParentVue
Perkiomen Valley Athletics
Information From Our Nurses
Illness at School
The following procedure should be followed if a student becomes ill at school:
Students are expected to report to the nurse’s suite if they are not feeling well. A parent/guardian will be called if the nurse determines the student is too ill to remain in school, has a temperature of 100.0F and above, or vomiting/diarrhea.
A prearranged early dismissal by the student/ parent for illness is considered an early dismissal. Should a parent/guardian need to have a student dismissed from school before the regular time for special or urgent reasons, the parent/guardian should send a written request or email that includes the reason, date, time, and signature of a parent/guardian. Early dismissals will be recorded as class absences.
The student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications (i.e. Tylenol or Advil), and 24 hours without vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.
Students are not allowed to be sent home in an Uber, Lyft, taxi, etc.
ATTENTION JUNIORS (Class of 2024) - Vaccination Requirements for Senior year
Students should receive their first dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) at 11 – 15 years of age. A second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.
Documentation of vaccination or a valid medical, religious, or philosophical exemption is required for attendance in 12th grade.
Verification of a health/physical exam is a state requirement for 11th grade. This may be completed up to 1 year prior to the start of Junior year (7/1/21).Please submit 11th grade physicals and immunization updates to Mrs. Torrence (ATorrence@pvsd.org).
School Health Requirement for Current Sophomores (Class of 2025)
Verification of a physical exam is required for 11th grade. It may be completed up to 1 year prior to the start of Junior year (7/1/22). Please submit to Mrs. Cron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Please note, a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) is recommended at age 16 years and a requirement for senior year. Please submit documentation when received.
Please submit this to the main office five (5) days prior to the anticipated trip. Once Mrs. Berry, attendance secretary, fills out the attendance information it will be given to a principal for approval.
NOCTI Exam at NMTCC
Information for the Class of 2023
Important Dates for Seniors
From our Counselors
College and Career Fair March 23
The 2023 College Fair has been expanded to include local employers and will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 6-8pm in the Competition Gym. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with college and career representatives, ask questions and get all of the information you will need as you continue to explore your post-high school plans. The Career and College fair is available to current high school students as well as recent graduates. Bring your family and friends and your questions. For a list of attendees, please see the Career and College Fair Flyer. We hope to see you there!
Senior Scholarship Information
Mary Morris Hamilton Scholarship - $1,000 - Criteria - Any senior who is in need of financial aid, must be a resident of Montgomery County, and will be attending an institution of higher learning. Applications are online or see Mrs. Prettyman. Completed applications are due by March 26, 2023. They can either be dropped off to Mrs. Prettyman in the counseling center or mailed to the address on the application.
Trooper Branden Sisca Foundation Scholarship - $2,500 - Criteria - Any Perkiomen Valley Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.3, commitment to community service, must be attending a 2-4 year accredited college. Seniors will need to fill out the application, need one letter of recommendation, a copy of their transcript and an essay indicating what community service means to them. The application is online or see Mrs. Prettyman for details. Completed applications must be emailed to email@example.com by March 31, 2023.
Joan Jackson Bugbee Memorial Award is given to a graduating senior who has volunteered service time to school, church and/or community. Applications are online or see Mrs. Prettyman for details. All applications need to be returned to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center by March 31, 2023.
The G.F.W.C. PA Women’s Civic Club of Schwenksville is offering a scholarship to any senior interested in applying. The senior must meet the following criteria: A 2.5 grade point average or higher and have applied to a two or four - year accredited institution or technical school. Completed applications can be either mailed to the address on application or returned to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center no later than March 31, 2023. Applications are online or see Mrs. Prettyman for details.
Community Club of Collegeville Scholarship - $1,000 – Criteria – Any senior who has maintained a 3.0 GPA or better, demonstrated a positive presence during high school, with an emphasis on character and involvement, must be attending a two or four year accredited institution or technical school. Seniors will need to fill out the application and have two letters of recommendations from a high school teacher, counselor and/or administrator. The application is online or see Mrs. Prettyman for details. Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Prettyman in the counseling center no later than March 24, 2023.
Community Club of Collegeville Vocational Technical Scholarship Award - $1,000 – Criteria – Any senior who has attended North Montco Technical Career Center, maintained a 3.0 GPA or better, demonstrated a positive presence during high school, with an emphasis on character and involvement, must be attending a two or four year accredited institution or technical school. Seniors will need to fill out the application and have two letters of recommendations from a high school teacher, counselor and/or administrator. The application is online or see Mrs. Prettyman for details. Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Prettyman in the counseling center no later than March 24, 2023.
Karl A. Snyder Memorial Scholarship is a $200 award. Criteria: A senior who is attending the main campus of Penn State University either majoring in engineering or was affiliated with the PVHS band program. You need to submit 1. A copy of acceptance to main campus and 2. A copy of the Engineering course area acceptance OR statement reviewing your involvement with the band. Any senior interested in applying for this award can return the required paperwork to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than
April 7, 2023.
Phoenixville Federal Savings is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who meets the following criteria; an individual whose character exemplifies the school, demonstrates a level of scholastic achievement, involved in extracurricular activities, an influence of good within the school, and planning to attend an accredited two or four year college. Please write a brief statement reflecting how the criteria applies to you. Any senior interested in applying for this award can return the required paperwork to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center or email to email@example.com no later than April 7, 2023.
Dawn Ebert Bergstresser Scholarship Award is a $1,000 scholarship. The criteria for this scholarship is a graduating senior who is planning on entering education (preferably English) and who has extreme financial need. Please submit an essay on “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in Education.” Any senior interested in applying for this award can return the essay to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 7, 2023.
The Cope Scholarship in Memory of Robert W. & Jane S. Cope is a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior who meets the following criteria; service to school and community, academic achievement, personal integrity, and planning to attend a two or four year accredited institution or technical school. Please submit a statement and/or resume of service reflecting how the criteria applies to you. Any senior interested in applying for this award can return the statement to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center or email to email@example.com no later than April 7, 2023.
Friends of Charles Van Fossen & James Freeman Award is a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior who meets the following criteria; good academic standing, community service, excellent citizenship, at least two years at PVHS, and planning to attend a two or four year accredited institution or technical school. Please submit a statement describing how you meet the criteria. Any senior interested in applying for this award can return the statement to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 7, 2023.
The Student Services Company Award is offering a $100.00 scholarship to a graduating senior who exhibits excellent citizenship, leadership, and integrity in the pursuit of education at Perkiomen Valley. Please submit a statement describing how you meet the criteria. Any senior interested in applying for this award can return the statement to Mrs. Prettyman in the Counseling Center or email to email@example.com no later than April 7, 2023.
Have you earned your Eagle Scout from Scouts BSA? If so, please consider applying for this award in memory of Sam Colucci, Jr. The application consists of only a few questions. The senior who wins this award will be given $250. Click the link to fill out the application. Application must be received by April 7, 2023.
Montgomery County Area Four Democratic Committee - $500 scholarship for any senior who has demonstrated both civic engagement and tenacity in pursuit of learning. Please read the attached application for directions on how to apply. Applications can either be mailed or emailed to the contact person on the application form. All applications must be received by mail or email, by 3:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2023. Click here for application
Pamela Kirkman Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship for any senior attending a 4 year accredited college to major or minor in education with a desire to pursue a teaching career; has a positive presence with demonstrated community service and a profound commitment to inclusion with the PVSD schools and/or greater community. Application deadline is April 15, 2023. Must complete an application and an essay (500 words or less) indicating the student’s career aspirations; why the student desires to go into the educational field; and how the student has given back to the PVSD schools and/or greater community. Application and essay should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: 2023 Kirkman Scholarship. Click here for application
PVEA Scholarship - $1,000 for a graduating senior who plans to further their education by majoring in Education and has been active in the education of children while attending Perkiomen Valley High School. Click here for application. Applications can be returned to Mrs. Prettyman at email@example.com by April 22, 2023.
Perkiomen Valley Student Loan Association (PVSLA) Information
The Perkiomen Valley Student Loan Association provides financial aid for graduates of Perkiomen Valley High School to continue their education. The interest-free loans can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning and are repaid after the student has graduated or left school.
The Association receives support from individuals, school and community organizations, banks and businesses, retired teachers and school employees, memorial gifts, repayment of loans, bank interest, and various special events.
A volunteer board (representing the school district, contributing organizations, and the community) manages the Association. The board determines policy, raises money, reviews loan applications, and sets the amounts of individual loans, distributes funds, and collects repayments.
Click here for more details and information
Click here for the link to the online Loan Application
Please note that applicants will need to use a Google Account to fill in and submit the form.
The fully completed application must be received NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2023 (11:59 pm) to be considered.
Please call our attendance office by 8:30 a.m. the day of the absence and follow up with a note or email Attendance Email: HSAttendance@pvsd.org Attendance Secretary: Cenzina Berry Attendance Phone: Dial (610) 489-1230 and press #3