Wednesday Roundup | 1.25.23
Spotlight Image: Mr. Craig Wilburn (right), a Business teacher at CV High School, was one of eight employees honored by Dr. Christopher and the Board of School Directors for 25 years of service to Cumberland Valley School District. You can find more details in the "News & Announcements" section of this e-newsletter.
- January 27, 2023 - Modified Virtual Schedule
- February 6, 2023 - CVHS Musical, Ticket Sales Begin
- February 6, 2023 - School Board Meeting
- February 14, 2023 - Elementary Holiday Socials
- February 20, 2023 - No School
- February 21, 2023 - School Board Meeting
* All events subject to change. Not an all-inclusive list.
News & Announcements
2023-2024 Instructional Calendar
At Monday evening’s Board of School Directors meeting, the board approved the 2023-2024 instructional calendar, which is viewable by clicking the Quick Access link below.
It is important to note that this calendar includes both a start and end date that is a few days earlier than where we have been in the last few years. This is the result of construction that is anticipated to take place during the summer of 2024.
We will likely follow a similar early-start/early-out schedule for the next several school years as we work to complete a host of construction projects that are necessary to maintain facilities and keep pace with enrollment growth.
We sincerely appreciate your support, patience, and understanding throughout this process.
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.)
Let's Celebrate Our 25-Year Employees!
On Monday evening, Dr. Christopher and the Board of School Directors honored eight employees from across the district for 25 years of service to Cumberland Valley. Please help us congratulate and recognize the following employees:
- Kimberly Clements, School Counselor, 9th Grade Academy
- Kristin Gray, Teacher, Eagle View Middle School
- Cindy Parkum, Teacher, CV High School
- Diane Yovicich, Food Service Department, Shaull Elementary School
- Craig Wilburn, Teacher, CV High School
- Jason Knisely, Teacher, Eagle View Middle School
- Patricia Conner, Teacher, Winding Creek Elementary School
- Julie Crum, Teacher, Eagle View Middle School
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our students, the district, and the greater CV community. You are appreciated!
Help us Welcome Mr. Tysarczyk to CV!
At Monday evening's meeting, our Board of School Directors took action on an administrative recommendation to appoint Mr. Richard Tysarczyk as the new principal of Shaull Elementary School. He replaces Mr. Mike Azzalina, who late last year announced his resignation effective last week.
Mr. Tysarczyk comes to us from East Pennsboro Area School District, where he has served as elementary school principal since 2013. Prior, he served as a special education teacher with Eastern York School District and Baltimore County Public Schools - Western School of Technology.
We are excited to welcome Mr. Tysarczyk as our newest CV Eagle and member of the Shaull Sharks family, and we are confident in his abilities to lead our Shaull Sharks school community with pride. We would also like to take a moment to thank Mr. Azzalina for his tremendous support of our school community and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
It is anticipated that Mr. Tysarczyk will begin his transition to Shaull in March. As previously shared, Dr. Tony Parks, our current CVVA principal, will be onsite in the interim to assist with building management and to ease the transition process.
Freezin' for a Reason!
Last weekend, staff from many of our buildings across the district came together to take a dip in Pinchot Lake, all with a common goal to raise money for the Capital Area Region Polar Plunge. Our Freezin’ Eagles raised more than $5000 for Special Olympics this year, and nearly $90,000 since joining the plunge more than a decade ago.
The Freezin’ Eagles also captured the Rockin Schoolhouse award, which is presented to the school team that raises the most money. Congratulations! #CVproud
Join us for Descendants, the musical.
You're invited to join us at Mountain View Middle School for The Mountain View Player’s wickedly R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S performance of Disney’s Descendants: The Musical. Tickets are on sale now (see link below).
Based on the hit Disney Channel movies, this show brings together music, plot, and characters from the films in a new stage show. What will happen when good and evil collide? The villains from the Disney universe have all been banished to the Isle of the Lost and are led by Mal, daughter of Maleficent; Evie, daughter of Queen Grimhilde; Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil; and Jay, son of Jafar. These children have been raised by their evil parents, who all hold quite the reputation, but when Prince Ben, son of Queen Belle and King Beast, invites them to attend the illustrious Auradon Prep, a school where the heroes of the Disney universe attend, what will happen? As Prince Ben is preparing to take the throne and move Auradon forward by attempting to mend relationships and decreeing that they would be better together by living as one, does everyone in the Isle and Auradon share in the vision? What will happen as good and evil collide and the children of these famed villains have to make choices of whether they will continue their parents’ legacy or forge their own path forward? This high energy musical incorporates show stopping musical numbers, classic and new characters, and magic as it portrays the journeys of each character.
Our cast and crew of around 100 students hope that you will join us for our performances on Friday, March 17 at 7pm; Saturday, March 18 at 7pm; and Sunday, March 19 at 2pm in the Mountain View Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children and are currently on sale via this link: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/16592.
Additional Spring Musicals
Reminder: While we have previously shared detailed descriptions of the springs musicals at Eagle View Middle School and Cumberland Valley High School, we wanted to provide reminders of show dates and times, and how to secure tickets to these great performances.
Eagle View Middle School
Proudly Presents: Shrek Jr
March 31 and April 1 – 7 p.m.
April 2 – 2 p.m.
Tickets on sale beginning February 11, 2023
Pricing: Adults $10, Student/Senior (55+) $5
CV High School
Proudly Presents: Beauty and the Beast
April 26, 27, and 28 – 7 p.m.
April 29 and 30 – 2 p.m.
Tickets on sale beginning February 6, 2023
Pricing: Adults $20, Student/Senior (65+) $15
From the Eagle Foundation: Request for Nominations
REMINDER: The Eagle Foundation will host the 25th annual recognition dinner on Sunday, April 16th and needs your help in selecting the Commitment to Excellence recipient, the highest honor bestowed at the event. Completed nomination forms are due Feb. 8th. For more information on event sponsorships, visit the Annual Dinner page.
Portrait of an Eagle: Student Spotlight
We are #CVproud to give a shoutout to Sporting Hill Elementary School's Simon, Reda, Tino, and Dylan, all of whom recently displayed compassion, sportsmanship, patience, cooperation, problem solving, understanding, and strategic thinking during recess. They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
Photo courtesy Jenna Pollak, Educational Assistant, Sporting Hill Elementary 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, February 6, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
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.