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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 College Board- Practice and sign up for the SATs

IXL:  used for math practice 

 Practice Driving Test:  Use to prepare for your learners permit 


Daily Announcements


Updated 2019-20 School Calendar  


Track practice is every day after school!


Don’t forget Friday Night at the Movies this Friday to benefit SV’s MiniThon, raising money for children with cancer! See Mr. Keating for details and tickets

Seniors attending a Career and Technical Program in the Fall can apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 15th.

Students between the ages of 16 and 18 can apply to be a Junior Volunteer at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill this summer. Applications can be found in the guidance office.

Handwashing Facts and Stats: Around 33% of people do not use soap when washing their hands. PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS!


Handwashing Facts and Stats: Up to 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch. PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS!


Handwashing Facts and Stats:

Only 20% of people wash their hands before preparing food and only 39% before eating food. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face!


Mary Sajone will be here on Wednesday March 18th at 4:45 for senior head shots. They are free. You MUST have your baby photos and head shots in by March 25th Please sign up in the Virtual Academy to have your senior photo taken. 



The Shenandoah Valley School District is now accepting applications for the summer break. Students can pick up an application at the District office. All applications must be handed back in to the district no later than March 27th.

We want to make everyone aware of some upcoming Mini-THON events. If you can make plans to attend any, the kids appreciate it!

     Friday, March 13 - Movie Night at the Majestic Theater, Pottsville - Showing of Ferris           Buehler's Day Off - We'll be selling tickets in school for $5 as well as holding a raffle for a movie "goodie" box

     Saturday, March 21 - Mini-THON from 4-10 p.m. in the school

     Wednesday, April 1 - Dine Out at McNiff's, Mahanoy City

Thanks!    FTK


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.

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.


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.

  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


Students needed to report for the TORCH!  Please see Mrs. Hixson asap. We also welcome any news from the public.  Please email torch@student.svbluedevils.org  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!

Shenandoah Valley Chapter of The National Honor Society


Shenandoah Valley National Honor Society Candlelight Ceremony



Special Award Recipients

The top three Seniors & Juniors were presented gold and silver academic excellence awards. Seated L-R: Kaitlyn Carduff (Jr), Victoria Donovan (Sr) & Female Scholar Athlete, Rachael Roguskie (Sr) & Jacqueline Bubnis (Jr). Standing L-R: NHS Advisor Melissa Mikita, Male Scholar Athlete Alex Donchak, Social Studies Teacher Mr. Anthony Pytko Recipient of the SV NHS Crystal Apple Teacher Appreciation Award, & Hunter Davis (Jr). Missing Kaitlyn Karpovich (Sr).

Senior Chapter Members

1stRow L-R: Joseph Karvois, Rachael Roguskie, Paige Konnick, Crystal Morales, & Noah Tovar. 2nd Row: Emily Papa, Alyssa Buchanan, Victoria Donovan, Jocelyn Hysock, & Amaya Aftuk. 3rd Row: William Conroy, Alex Donchak, Kayla Perrong, Darren Krill, & Joseph Alshefski. Missing Kaitlyn Karpovich. 

Junior Chapter Members

1stRow: Alyssa Gervalis, Kira Getz, Victoria Chernesky, Kaitlyn Carduff, & Jacqueline Bubnis. 2nd Row: Anthony Muclada, Joseph Favaro, Reese Tietsworth, Hunter Davis, & Jesse Carl. 3rd Row: Megan Bell, Nazareth Paniagua, Lena Bell, & Allison Troup. Missing Charlie Ou. 

Sophomore Special Recognition Recipients

1stRow: Sydney Labosky, Trinity Molinaro, Taylor Dombrosky, Kaylee Hysock, Amy Hernandez De Aza, Brittany Kozlosky. 2nd Row: Jacqueline Buchanan, Faith Gottshall, Gabrielle Gulden, Angelena Dovonan, Haely Sosna, & Alexa Menjivar. 3rd Row: Luke Matta, Robert Boris, Owen Kosar, Brandon Adorno, David Monjaraz, & Philopateer Boctor. Missing Connor Stasulli. 

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