Jr/Sr High School Principal: Mr. Stuart Tripler
Jr/Sr High School Assistant Principal: Mr. John Brennan
Shenandoah Valley Students Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarships
In a letter sent to SV Guidance Counselor Melissa Mikita, word was officially received that two members of the SV Chapter of the National Honor Society Emily Demalis & Katilyn Hepler were selected as Semi Finalists for the coveted NHS Scholarship Award. The students are but two of the 575 semifinalists who will receive scholarships amounting to $3200 each that will be used to offset the cost of higher education. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in member schools & communities and the NHS Scholarship is the NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of the NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, & Character. Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS seniors to support college access & student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of the NHS, The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Emily is the daughter of Anthony & Judy Demalis and Katilyn is the daughter of Jason & Jennifer Hepler. Shown in photo seated L-R: Katilyn Hepler & Emily Demalis. Standing Vice Principal John Brennan, NHS Advisor Melissa Mikita, & Superintendent Brian Waite.
SV Conducts NHS Candlelight Ceremony
The Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society marked its 50th anniversary with its annual “Candlelight Induction Ceremony” where 13 previously inducted seniors were recognized & 4 seniors & 15 juniors were formally inducted.
Each year the Shenandoah Valley Junior class ushers in the Spring Season by having the student body select two students who will be crowned Spring Queen & Spring Princess. Shown in the photo are the students who comprise the 2018 & 2019 Spring Royalty. L-R: Melissa Chinchay 2018 Spring Queen, Victoria Mata 2019 Spring Queen, Victoria Donovan 2019 Spring Princess, & Katilyn Hepler 2018 Spring Princess. The event was coordinated by Junior Class Advisors Pam Conroy & Beth Thomas.
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.
Alex Martin has been named the Rotary Student of the Month for the month of April. Alex will attend the May school board meeting and will be honored at the monthly Rotary Meeting. Congratulations!!
Congrats to the Girls Track Team on their 4th straight win!! The girls' defeated Minersville 80-60. The boys' fell 77-63.
Final Prom payment due to Ms. Mehalick no later than 1st period on Wednesday, April 24th. The cost is $35 per person. Promenade will be from 3:00pm till 4:00pm. Prom will then follow at Carmen’s Country Inn.
The Schuylkill County Therapeutic Riding Program is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2019 riding season. Volunteer Training will be held Wednesday April 24th in Pine Grove. Interested students can see Mrs. Mikita for more information.
SV Drama Production of Into the Woods will be held April 26, 27 and 28 in the high school office. Box office hours will be announced soon. Tickets may be purchase online at http://www.onthestage.com/show/shenandoah-valley-drama-club/into-the-woods-5024
The Shenandoah Heights Fire Company is looking for students who are in need of Community Service Hours for a Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 27th. If interested, the contact phone number is available in the high school office.
A group of Shenandoah Valley Alumni will be conducting a SKIP Community Cleanup for the Shenandoah area on Saturday June 1st beginning at 9:00 AM in Girard Park. Any student wishing to perform community service or simply interested beautifying our town is asked to sign up in the Principal’s Office. Deadline to sign up is Thursday April 11th by 1:00 in the afternoon. It is important that you sign up as SKIP would like to know how many students and alumni plan on participating in the project.
Students between the ages of 12 and 15 that are interested in attending Camp Cadet this summer can pick up an application in the guidance office.
Students: if you are parking on school property, you need to display your parking tags.
The yearbook staff is in need of photos from formal and any other activities you would like considered being part of the yearbook. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the App ImageShare from Balfour.
Senior pictures and baby pictures are now overdue. If you need a photo please see Mrs. Hixson
The last day to bring in ads for the yearbook is May 6th. If you sell $150 in ads you will receive a free yearbook. Cost of the yearbook is $50
Please return all ice packs to the Nurses Office.
Seniors who participate in community service and go above and beyond for their community can apply for the Hidden River Credit Union Virgil Scott Honorary Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service. For eligibility requirements and to apply online visit www.hdriver.org/scholarship.
"If anyone is interested in an educational trip to Spain in the summer of 2020, please see Mr. Novatka in room A212 for more information."
Student Council is selling Shenandoah Valley themed pop sockets...they are $10 each. See any student council member or Mr. Pytko to place an order.
Sophomores and Juniors that are interested in Business can apply for the PA Free Enterprise Week Summer Program. More information and applications can be found in the guidance office.
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.
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