Wednesday Roundup | 5.10.23
Spotlight Image: We've got some great communicators at Winding Creek Elementary School! Student leaders and Student Council representatives, accompanied by Faculty Advisors Mrs. Gebhart and Mr. Ewert, spoke at a recent School Board meeting.
- May 13, 2023 - Test Drive a School Bus (presented by our transportation contractor, Rohrer. More details below)
- May 16, 2023 - CV 9 ONLY - Virtual Day (due to the building being designated as a polling location)
- May 22, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- May 25, 2023 - District Arts Festival
- May 29, 2023 - No School
- June 6, 2023 - High School Baccalaureate Ceremony
- June 8, 2023 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (early dismissal, more info/dismissal times to follow)
- June 10, 2023 - Commencement at the Giant Center
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
CLASS OF 2023 Senior Spotlight
Cumberland Valley High School's FFA Leadership Committee recently planned an Agricultural Sciences Signing Day to celebrate the Class of 2023 and their future plans. Seniors in the program shared their intentions to enroll, enlist, or directly enter the workforce (employ), all using the skills they gained from their Agricultural coursework during high school.
Pictured above are a few of our numerous Ag Science seniors. Congratulations to all of our soon-to-be grads! Photos courtesy Darla Romberger, CV Agricultural Science Teacher and FFA Advisor.
3rd Grader Speaks About Reading Experience at Capitol
Middlesex Elementary School's Penelope Theodoratos, grade three, recently spoke on her personal reading experiences during a Capitol press conference that highlighted efforts to expand the science of reading throughout Pennsylvania. Congratulations to Penelope, an excellent communicator, on showing confidence in your speaking and on proudly representing Cumberland Valley. (Submitted Photo)
Team Winding Creek Participates in Walk/Run for Autism
Winding Creek Elementary School staff and families (aka Team Winding Creek) recently participated in Logan’s Walk/Run for Autism on City Island. Their team walked to show support and acceptance of those living in our community with autism. We're #CVproud to spotlight the efforts of our staff and families both in our classrooms and within the greater CV community. (Submitted Photo)
Community Service Project Supports Disabled Veterans
Please help us give a huge #CVshoutout to Cumberland Valley High School’s Olivia Underkofler and Cara Morrison, CVHS Patriots Club members, who spearheaded efforts at the school to collect cases of bottled water and snack bags for disabled Veterans and volunteers from across the state who were participating in a two-day fly-fishing event. The event is organized by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Harrisburg chapter. Olivia and Cara organized the community service project with support of CV High School's Patriots Club and National Honor Society.
Robert Shaw, a math teacher at CVHS and volunteer with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, said that the honored Veterans were expressing their gratitude all weekend for our students and their efforts.
Photo courtesy Mr. Shaw.
Students Across District Perform in The Jungle Book
Eight students from across Cumberland Valley recently took center stage in the Gamut Theatre's Youth Acting Company production of The Jungle Book, written by Sean Adams. Congratulations to the following students on a successful production:
Front row, L-R - Nicholas Caton (part of Elephant herd ensemble, Monroe Elementary), Chinmayee Ayyappan (part of Young Mowgli the leading cast, Winding Creek Elementary), Avery Cohle (part of Kaa's body and Elephant herd ensemble, Shaull Elementary), Aadya Kiran (part of Indian Folk dancers ensemble, Green Ridge Elementary).
Back row, L-R - Medha Rajesh (CVHS), Ameya Rangaswamy (CVHS), Sanjana Menon (CVHS), and Nitya Nandakesan (Hampden Elementary), all of whom were part of the Indian classical and folk dance ensemble.
Photo and information submitted courtesy Sreedevi Chandrasekaran.
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, many of our Eagle View students came together in the IMC to participate in Poetry Open Mic sessions. Students demonstrated exceptional communication skills by presenting poems they wrote or by reading a poem from a published poet who has inspired them. Shared poems ranged from funny riddles to personal epiphanies.
Said Mrs. Shaw, Eagle View Teacher Librarian, "As a group, the students encouraged each with gentle applause, empathetic comments, and personal connections. It was truly inspiring to see students connect over shared emotions and experiences! A poetry Quizizz contest and Poetry Bingo also allowed students to display their confidence with the vocabulary and concepts unique to poetry. " They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
Photos courtesy Mrs. Shaw, Teacher Librarian at Eagle View Middle School
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)
Monday, May 22, 2023
Monday, June 5, 2023
Monday, June 19, 2023
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.