Wednesday Roundup | 5.3.23
Spotlight Image: Members of our Special Education team recently attended a Transition Expo that was hosted by our friends at West Shore School District and was open to families across the region.
- May 13, 2023 - Test Drive a School Bus (presented by our transportation contractor, Rohrer. More details below)
- 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
CV Class of 2023: THEN AND NOW
This senior’s story comes full circle. Cumberland Valley High School senior Dalton Shambaugh was a student at Middlesex Elementary School during the first year that all CV fifth-graders went to Junior Achievement of South Central PA’s Biztown. As part of the program, he "worked" with Biztown’s construction company. Check him out at Biztown (pictured above, left) as he measures the height of a wall.
Fast forward to the summer of 2022. Dalton was working with eciConstruction and returned to his former elementary school to assist in completing building renovations. That’s Dalton (pictured above), with his first-grade teacher, Mrs. Bittinger.
Dalton is also a carpentry student at Cumberland Perry Area CTC. He plans to enter the construction field after graduation next month.
Congratulations to Dalton and all of our soon-to-be grads.
Parents/guardians of CV's Class of 2023: This story is a featured, pinned post on our Facebook page. You're more than welcome to visit our page (www.facebook.com/CVschools) and leave a comment under this story with your senior's photo and future plans. We will highlight more of our seniors in future Wednesday Roundups.
Thanks to Mrs. Sevcik, 5th Grade Teacher, Middlesex Elementary, for the photos.
Some of our littlest learners at Winding Creek Elementary School recently finished a Rain Cloud in a Cup experiment to model the water cycle. This was the culminating activity to end their Seasons & Weather unit. Photos courtesy Mrs. Stanford, Kindergarten Teacher, Winding Creek.
JROTC Earns League 3 Title
Please help us celebrate our Cumberland Valley High School JROTC Raider Team, whose cadets recently took home their 10th consecutive League 3 championship. Cadet Command Sergeant Major Marcus Vener also won the Ironman Trophy for the top male Army Physical Fitness Test score. The team competed against cadets from other schools in the following categories:
- Army Physical Fitness Test
- First Aid Test / Timed Litter Carry
- One-Rope Bridge
- Land Navigation
- 3K ‘Kit’ Run
TSA Teams Find Success at State Competition
Cumberland Valley’s high school and middle school Technology Student Association (TSA) had a lot of success during the recent State conference:
- 12 - Overall Finalists
- 1 - 1st Place Finisher
- 1 - 2nd Place Finisher
- 27 - Overall Finalists
- 3 - 1st Place Finishers
- 2 - 2nd Place Finishers
- 3 - 3rd Place Finishers
Additionally, we had two students elected and selected to the Student State Officer Team. Krish Mittal (11th grade) was elected as Sergeant at Arms and Poorvi Parikh (11th grade) was selected for Parliamentarian. Additionally, Miss Marie Leatherman (Technology and Engineering Teacher, Mountain View Middle School) will serve as the State Officer Advisor starting in July.
You may click the link below to view a PDF of all student winners.
Eagle Foundation News
Join us this summer for the Eagle Foundation Summer Reading Camp! Each day will include themed activities centered around developing a love of reading taught by CV teachers. Students will participate in different activities that will work on fluency, word work, comprehension, phonics and/or phonological awareness. Different daily themes will keep students engaged in reading activities and keep them excited about reading while working on individual skills. Some of the different themes are Space Odyssey, Olympic Games and Superhero Sensations. Sessions run Monday-Thursday for two weeks and cost $150. Sessions are limited to sixteen students. For more information, please visit linktr.ee/cveaglefoundation.
- Very popular and most kids use it.
- The filters on Snapchat are very fun to use.
- Automatically hides information from parents.
- Has a secret pass-coded picture vault (My Eyes Only). Here is where you will find the vault.
- Automatically logs devices out when logged into on another device.
Why not Snapchat?
- Hard for parents to check their child's phone for content incoming or outgoing due to the auto deleting feature.
- Lots of inappropriate behaviors posted on Snapchat desensitize kids to reality. (Nude photos, drugs, parties, crimes, pornography, fights, pranks, challenges, etc.)
- Parents can't monitor or filter information being seen.
- Parents can't check who is talking to their children.
- Parents have to blindly trust their young teens in a very hazardous environment.
- Snapchat can broadcast your child's location within 10 feet if location is not turned off in phone settings.
- Most predators highly recommend Snapchat to kids they are speaking with.
A large majority of student-related problems stem from Snapchat conversations/images along with other social media platforms. It’s common for a large majority of high school students to send inappropriate/explicit pictures through Snapchat with the belief that it disappears. In short, it doesn’t.
It is impossible to stop the spread of pictures once they are sent and it will follow a student throughout, and well beyond, their time at CVSD.
PA “Sexting Law”:
PA Title 18: 6321 Transmission of sexually explicit images by a minor.
- Summary Offense if a minor sends a sexually explicit image.
- Misdemeanor 3rd degree if a minor forwards image to others.
- Misdemeanor 2nd degree if minors coerce, intimidate, torment or harass another minor to send more images.
- Sexual explicit videos are investigated as child pornography
- In ALL cases above, the device used will be confiscated and destroyed as per PA Title 18: 6321 “Forfeiture” any electronic communication device used in violation of this section shall be subject to forfeiture to the Commonwealth, and no property right shall exist.
Anonymous reporting can be made @ Safe to Say
Cumberland Valley Student and Public Safety – (717) 506-3349
(Please note: This is a non-emergency number that is not staffed 24 hours per day and is not a reporting hotline.)
Portrait of an Eagle: Community Spotlight
Through our transportation contractors, bus drivers recently took part in the Capital Area Pupil Transportation Association's annual School Bus Safety Competition. Participants tested their skills in both written and behind-the-wheel competitions. Throughout the tests, which included drivers from all districts across IU 15, there's no doubt that CV's skilled drivers portrayed many of our PoE competencies, including critical thinking, responsibility, confidence, and problem solving. They are a Portrait of an Eagle!
Pictured left to right: Stephanie Gilbert, Trey Altland, and Katie Bowers, Rohrer Bus; Rebecca Montgomery, Michelle White, Eric Bloser, and Pam Sharp, Miller & Sons. Congratulations to Michelle White, who took first place in the written exam and second place overall. She will advance to the state competition in State College later this year. Thank you to all of our bus/van drivers to support our students.
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: You're Invited to the CV Spiralettes Spring Show
The CV Spiralettes, through our Cumberland Valley Community Aquatic Program, proudly present Legends, Divas, and Superstars. The Spiralettes will kick off their annual show at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 and 6, 2023, in the Cumberland Valley High School natatorium. Tickets are $10 each and available at the door.
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.