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Welcome from Dr. Barbara A. Russell
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. 
-Maya Angelou

Dear PV Families,

We are a quarter of the way into the school year and lots is happening across the District. Classes are well underway, athletic teams and marching band are progressing through their seasons, and students are learning every day. I hope your child’s year is going well and he/she is enjoying school. I wanted to update you on some of the focus areas for the 2019-2020 school year.

Secondary students have been provided a Chromebook as a learning resource to promote anywhere, any time learning. If your child does not have access to the internet at home, the District is initiating a program to provide students in need with a hotspot. This device creates internet access in a location where there is none. Look for additional information about the hotspot program soon. 

We continue to strive for equity and inclusion and are working with a consultant, Mr. Arthur Mitchell, to continue the efforts that began last year with the PV Partners for Equity & Inclusion group. Mr. Mitchell will assist PVSD in helping us to cultivate safe, welcoming, and respectful school environments. This year’s work includes professional development for our leadership team, as well as several community meetings. The first is scheduled for Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the high school library – please join us to learn more. I am excited for this work and the improvements I anticipate for our schools.

Safety upgrades continue to be a primary focus and we have increased surveillance and  security presence this year. We also think about the physical, social, and emotional development of our students, and have implemented wellness programming in our elementary schools. We are looking at the same for middle school students in the coming year. 

Work to improve our athletic fields continues. Plans to install synthetic turf fields in our football stadium, baseball stadium, and behind the high school are being developed for consideration by our School Board. A capital campaign is also being organized to offset some of the costs associated with these projects. You can find more information about this on our website (

Finally, I encourage you to visit our schools on Parent Visitation Day, Nov. 20 (information online), or during parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 25-26. We are striving to challenge all students and offer them rigor in their daily learning – come see how!

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. Thank you for your partnership with us!

Dr. Barbara A. Russell
Superintendent, Perkiomen Valley School District
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  • Wellness Committee Meeting The Wellness Committee will meet on November 14 from 6:30-8:00 in the high school library. A major focus of conversation will be on school start times and ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2019, 1:59 PM by Barbara Russell
  • Wellness Committee Meeting: Rescheduled for October 24 The Wellness Committee will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the High School Library on October 24. The meeting agenda will focus upon policy, status of "wellness" in the ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2019, 9:09 AM by Jessica Lester
  • Wellness Committee Meeting: Oct. 8 The Wellness Committee will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in the large conference room at district office.
    Posted Sep 12, 2019, 1:03 PM by Jessica Lester
  • School Start Times Review Committee Meeting: Oct. 3 Are you interested in providing feedback regarding school start times? Please join us for a meeting to begin discussions about this topic. We will meet at 6:30 p.m ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2019, 12:59 PM by Jessica Lester
  • Next Superintendent's Roundtable: Oct. 2 The next Superintendent's Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2019, 1:00 PM by Jessica Lester
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All residents in the Perkiomen Valley School District are invited to attend a Superintendent's Roundtable discussion. These informal discussions are an effective way for parents and community members to communicate directly with the administration of the Perkiomen Valley School District to share concerns, ideas and suggestions. Dates for the 2019-20 school year include:

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Thursday, March 26
Wednesday, May 27

Roundtables will be held at the High School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you would like to be a part of a discussion, please contact Jessica Lester at (610) 489-8506, ext. 1142 or Please indicate what date you would like to attend and what schools your children attend (if applicable).