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Jr/Sr High School Principal: Mr. Stuart Tripler

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

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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. 


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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.

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Spring Queen

  

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. 

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Daily Announcements

  

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 svyearbook@student.svbluedevils.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.  


Self Advocacy Training



SENIORS:

  • SENIOR PHOTOS AND BABY PICTURES ARE NOW LATE. PLEASE GET THEM IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  SENIOR PHOTOS MUST BE A HIGH RESOLUTION AND EMAILED TO: SVYEARBOOK@STUDENT.SVBLUEDEVILS.ORG 


  • YOU CAN HAND IN BABY PHOTOS TO MRS. HIXSON IN AN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME ON IT AND THEY WILL BE RETURNED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. 


  • ALSO CONTINUE TO SELL ADS AND HAND THEM IN BY FEB 15TH. REMEMBER IF YOU SELL $150 IN ADS, YOU GET A FREE YEARBOOK!
  • PLEASE VISIT BALFOUR.COM TO PURCHASE YOUR ADS OR YEARBOOKS IN ADVANCE. 


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.  


TORCH REVIVED

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.


PLEASE SEE THE GUIDANCE PAGE FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS.

  


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Jr/ Sr High Faculty and Staff

Secretaries:

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:  William Kreiger   kreiw@svbluedevils.org

Music: John Shoener    shoej@svbluedevils.org  Class Website

Physical Education: Richard Werner   wernr@svbluedevils.org 

Technology: Linda Hixson   hixsl@svbluedevils.org 


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  
                                                    
ESL:                                             
Deb Stivers   stiversd@svbluedevils.org
Jessica Kowalchick   kowaj@svbluedevils.org  Class Website


Gifted: Jessica Kowalchick   kowaj@svbluedevils.org  Class Website              


School Psychologist:  Lesley Matus   matul@svbluedevils.org 

Guidance:  Melissa Mikita   kayem@svbluedevils.org                         

Testing Coordinator: Val Chittalia   chitv@svbluedevils.or

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