Jr/Sr High School Principal and Vice Principal



Jr/Sr High School Principal: Mr. Stuart Tripler

Jr/Sr High School Assistant Principal:  Mr. John Brennan

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Updated 2019-20 School Calendar  

Members of the SkillsUSA student organization of the Schuylkill Technology Center, North and South campuses attended the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania District 6 Conference held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Congratulations to the following Shenandoah Jr. /Sr. High students: 

First place: Emily Papa; Crystal Morales; Amberlyn Polega

Second Place: Noah Tovar

The first place winners will advance to the PA SkillsUSA State Conference scheduled to take place April 13-15, 2020 in Hershey PA. Good luck ladies!!!! 


If any student needs a sports physical for Spring Sports, please sign up in the nurse's office. Dr. Setlock will visit on February 27th. Cost is $5.

There will be a brief meeting today at 1:45 for all students participating in the National Honor Society Ceremony.

If any school employee would be willing to help coach Track, please see Mr. Werner.  

Congratulations to William Conroy who has been named the student of the month for the month of January. SV’s best mascot ever will be recognized at a future school board meeting. Great job Will!

Any female senior who plans to attend college next year and are of Lithuanian ancestry is encouraged to apply for the Lithuanian Women’s Club scholarship. Application information can be found in guidance. Deadline is March 31st.

Cinderella’s Closet will be open at the Cressona Mall on February 23rd from 12-4. This is a great opportunity to find a prom dress, shoes and accessories for very low prices!

Students interested in STEM can apply to attend a four week summer program at MIT that challenges students to tackle high-tech projects. More information can be found in guidance.


Student Council and the American Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Friday, February 21st in the high school auditorium…students 16 and older are eligible to participate….see either Mr. Keating or Mr. Pytko to sign up.


Seniors planning to pursue a degree as a Registered Nurse should apply for the Buchanan-Kayes Memorial Scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance office.

All college bound seniors (2 or 4 year) can apply for the PB&J Scholarship. Apply at http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020


Seniors planning to major in a STEM related field can apply for the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship. Apply online at LOCKHEEDMARTIN.COM/SCHOLARSHIP. Deadline is March 12th.

Students interested in attending STC next year must complete an application packet. Applications can be found in the guidance office. Students must complete and return applications to Mrs. Mikita by March 4th in order to be considered.   


The STC annual Spring Information Night/ Open House and would like to invite all district 7th and 8th graders for our Spring Information Night/ Open House . This will help the 7th grade students get a sneak peek at what they will see on the tours and give the 8th grade parents a chance to ask questions of the instructors and business representatives.  “STC Skills Run” will be our theme. Students will be able to learn about the top skills that they can learn in the program of study and the skills employers are looking for in the future work force. By showcasing the 21st Century Skills, students will see what career pathways they can explore at Schuylkill Technology Center. This semester our Open House will be Wednesday, March 11th from 6-8 in both campuses. The weather date will be March 18, 2020.


Seniors who have a parent that was a Marine or Navy Corpsman can apply for the Marine Corps Scholarship. Visit mcsf.org/apply for more information and to apply by March 3rd.


Any senior who attended Child Development can apply for the Paul Franks Memorial Award. Applications can be found in guidance.

Seniors who have a parent who is active with the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association or if you are a junior member can apply for the SCVFA scholarship. Applications can be found in guidance.

Seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures can apply for the Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Application details can be found in the guidance office. Deadline is Feb 15th.

We have a few pairs of glasses in the high school office. If you have been squinting lately and don’t know why, please come and see if they are yours

Seniors majoring in business administration can apply for the Med-East Chapter of PASBO scholarship. Applications can be found in guidance.

Yearbook ads and senior and baby pictures must be handed in ASAP

Seniors majoring in business administration can apply for the Med-East Chapter of PASBO scholarship. Applications can be found in guidance.

The Schuylkill Area Community Foundation offers various scholarships to Shenandoah Valley students. Some of these scholarships include the Ryan Stankavage, Pfluger-Przybylik, John Rich Curran, Bloomsburg and Trade School Fred Smith and the Rhoades Foundation scholarships. Please visit www.sacfoundation.com for application procedures as some have changed from last year. A few paper copies are available in the guidance office but many applications must be submitted by email.

9th -12th graders can enter the Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance. Essay details can be found in the guidance office. Deadline is March 1st.

Juniors that are interested in the Emerging Health Careers Program at STC next year must pick up an application in the guidance office. Applications are due February 28th.  

  Seniors that are planning to pursue a career in a health care related field can apply for the Primary health Network Scholarship. Students can visit www.phnfoundation.net to apply.

Seniors who have applied to Penn State Schuylkill and studying a STEM major can apply for the Wylonis Scholarship, which is a half tuition scholarship. More information can be found in the guidance office.

Freshmen students that are involved with Talent Search can apply for the yearlong STEM Careers Program that includes five field trips. Interested students can pick up an application in guidance.

2019 Yearbooks are now for sale during homeroom only in the Virtual Academy. Cost is $50


Any staff member that did not receive a parking pass for 2019-20 please see Meg in the district office.

Any students that need parking passes, see Miss Linda in the high school office. There were a handful without passes when they were checked yesterday.

Anyone interested in writing for the TORCH, our school newspaper please see Mrs. Hixson during homeroom.

The Yearbook needs YOU! Help us add photos by downloading the app Balfour Image Share on your phone. When you take the photos, upload them to the yearbook project # 0721191.

The Hometown Armory offers training every Thursday focusing on Self Defense, MMA, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. If interested contact Staff Sergeant Strohl at 570-517-4344 or just show up. If you are under 18, please get a consent form for parents to sign in the high school office


Penn State Schuylkill is having an SAT Prep class. Go to sl.psu.edu/satprep for more information. The registration fee for this course is $299 and includes all textbooks.

Seniors -The “Spend a Day in Nursing School” program is available from the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing. If interested see Mr. Gegaris for information.

Juniors and Seniors – SAT fee waivers are available, see Mr. Gegaris

All Students – Applications are available for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. See Mr. Gegaris in A135

Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. As an incentive for students at Shenandoah Valley to attend school consistently, we are going to conduct raffles at the end of March, April, and May. Each student who has no unexcused absences or any tardies for each of these months will have his/her name entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Four gift cards will be raffled off each month. If you have any questions, see Mr. Tripler or Mr. Brennan. 


Yearbooks are now on sale for the 2018-19 school year. See Cover Photo  at the right.  Cost is $50. Payment is due with order. Pick up dates will be announced in the near future. 

Self Advocacy Training


SV Students have gone digital and published the first version of the school newspaper in many years, The Torch. This year is actually the 90th Anniversary of the very first Torch!   

Check it out at www.svtorch.wordpress.com

Tutoring is available from 3 to 4 pm Monday through Thursday in the Virtual Academy. See Mrs. Hixson, Mrs. Mikita or Miss McCloskey for a sign up form. You MUST bring work to do. You MUST have a ride home by 4:00.





Yearbooks are on sale now! Preserve your memories with the purchase of a yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Preserve your memories with the purchase of a yearbook!

Jr/ Sr High Faculty and Staff


Linda Dove: Student Affairs Clerk  dovel@svbluedevils.org  ​  

Sue Swearhart: District Registration Secretary   sweas@svbluedevils.org
Anne Kayes: Data Entry  kayea@svbluedevils.org
Marion Moyer: Child Accounting Secretary  moyem@svbluedevils.org
Kelly Savakinas: District Special Education Secretary  savak@svbluedevils.org

English Department:   

Judi Ashford   ashfj@svbluedevils.org

Anne Taylor   tayla@svbluedevils.org

Robin Recek  recer@svbluedevils.org  Class Website

Tiffany Barbuti  barbt@svbluedevils.org

Kevin Keating  keatk@svbluedevils.org
Megan Mehalick  meham@svbluedevils.org


History Department:
Chris Conroy    conrc@svbluedevils.org
Mike Elchisak elchm@svbluedevils.org  

Tom Lauta   lautt@svbluedevils.org
Anthony Pytko  pytka@svbluedevils.org  Class Website 


Mathematics Department:   

William Cuff   cuffw@svbluedevils.org 

Judy Demalis   demaj@svbluedevils.org

Jamie Walker walkj@svbluedevils.org 

Luke Morgan   morglu@svbluedevils.org 

Eric Croll   crole@svbluedevils.org 


Science Department:
Christine Horwhat   horwc@svbluedevils.org
Robert Krash   krasr@svbluedevils.org
Jeff Maksimik   maksj@svbluedevils.org
Pam Schumack   schup@svbluedevils.org
Russ Schumack   schur@svbluedevils.org

Language:  Shawn Novatka   novas@svbluedevils.org                   

Art:   Kimberly Roulin    roulk@svbluedevils.org 

Music: John Shoener    shoej@svbluedevils.org  Class Website

Physical Education: Richard Werner   wernr@svbluedevils.org 

Technology: Linda Hixson   hixsl@svbluedevils.org    Class Website

Special Education:                         
Lori Hess   hessl@svbluedevils.org 

Gloria Laudeman   laudg@svbluedevils.org 

Coleen McGuire   mcguc@svbluedevils.org
Amanda McCloskey   mccla@svbluedevils.org
Sarah Lesisko    lesis@svbluedevils.org  

Ms. Kassandra Blew  blewk@svbluedevils.org      

High School Life Skills

Mrs. Trish Maksimik   makst@svbluedevils.org

Business Education:  

Jason Gunoskey     gunoj@svbluedevils.org  
Deb Stivers   stiversd@svbluedevils.org
Jessica Kowalchick   kowaj@svbluedevils.org  Class Website

Gifted: Miss Jennifer Barnish     barnj@svbluedevils.org     


Hearing Impaired Classroom

Mrs. Lisa Reidler  reidl@svbluedevils.org 

School Psychologist:  Lesley Matus   matul@svbluedevils.org 

Guidance:  Melissa Mikita   kayem@svbluedevils.org                         

Dean of Academic, Discipline, Leadership, Instruction and Innovation  

Chris Gregaris  gegac@svbluedevils.org