Wednesday Roundup | 2.15.23
Spotlight Image: Students in Mrs. Lehman's second-grade class at Silver Spring Elementary School work on team reading. Photo courtesy: Mrs. Jenna Lehman.
- February 20, 2023 - No School
- February 21, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- March 6, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- March 17, 2023 - No School (staff inservice)
- March 18, 2023 - Echoes in the Dome
- March 20, 2023 - School Board Meeting
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
"On Wednesdays We Wear Black" Takes Home Top Honors
Cumberland Valley's Indoor Guard and Percussion teams have started their competitive season. This past weekend they competed at the OX Invitational at New Oxford High School. The Varsity Guard finished first for the second competition in a row with their powerful show, “On Wednesdays We Wear Black."
The Indoor Percussion show “Category 5” placed 2nd this week after winning their first competition a few weeks earlier.
Our Junior Varsity Guard placed third in their division this week with “The Enchanted Garden.”
All three programs compete in the KIDA circuit. The Varsity guard also competes in the Winter Guard International circuit.
Valentine's Day Fun!
Students and staff across the district celebrated Valentine's Day with lots of kindness activities. Pictured above are some of our little Eagles at Shaull and Silver Spring Elementary School. Photos courtesy Jenna Lehman, Priscilla Sherman, Abby Beecher, Laura Whetstone, and Julie Hussey.
CVCAC's Spring Water Polo Sign-Ups
Calling all 8th through 11th grade CV students, please help spread the word ... Cumberland Valley Community Aquatic Club's Spring Water Polo for both the boys and girls CVHS teams will begin on March 20, 2023.
Spring Polo practices will be held four days a week. Mondays and Wednesdays, players will be in the weight room from the end of the school day until they are finished, usually 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, players will be in the pool from 3:15 – 5 p.m.
CURRENT PLAYERS – please invite your friends to come and try water polo as Spring is a great time to learn the game.
Eagle Foundation Seeks Scholarship Applicants
Since 1998, the Eagle Foundation has been providing tuition assistance to graduating Cumberland Valley seniors through its scholarship program. In 2023, the Foundation's Scholarship Committee anticipates awarding (25) scholarships with a tuition assistance sum of $75,000. The individual scholarship awards range from $500 to $20,000; (13) are awarded using an application system with the remaining (12) awarded based on High School Department recommendations. The awards will be announced during the May 31st CV Senior Awards Night. The Eagle Foundation works with the high school guidance office to promote and manage scholarship applications. All applications can be completed online. A listing of the scholarships can be found on the Eagle Foundation’s scholarship page or on Naviance. The application deadline is April 1, 2023.
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
Hampden Elementary School second graders recently learned about different life cycles including that of chickens, as part of their CKLA unit. The culminating activity including a visit from live chicks and an interactive Q&A with a local farmer. Students displayed responsibility and communication skills during this activity. They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
Photos courtesy Mrs. Colgan, second grade teacher, Hampden Elementary.
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 NOW!
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.