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Welcome from Dr. Barbara A. Russell
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"The noblest question in the world is:
What good may I do in it?”
— Ben Franklin

Dear PV Families,

August has arrived and with it come thoughts of a new school year. I am excited and hope you and your children are too! School begins on August 26 for all students and here are some of the things we are planning in 2019-2020.

Safety continues to be our #1 focus. We know that if our students do not feel safe, they cannot learn. As we think about safety in our schools, we focus upon the physical features of our buildings as well as the social and emotional health of our students. In addition to safety upgrades in our buildings, such as surveillance cameras and entrance protocols, we are implementing “wellness” programming in the elementary schools, k-5. This programming will focus on physical health, social interactions, and emotional well-being. Students will participate in this programming on a rotational basis as part of their special area subjects. I look forward to feedback on the learning experiences of our students in this course.

And speaking of safety, the District has employed a Safety Supervisor who will begin work this month. Mr. Dean Miller will oversee see preparedness, response, and recovery protocols and procedures district-wide. He will also facilitate learning about situational awareness and trauma and how we can most effectively respond in support of healthy and empowering learning experiences. 

As we advance the District’s mission in the coming year, we will “cultivate inclusive communities of learners empowered to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.” Our focus on social and emotional health is significant in this effort, as will be the increased access to modern resources as part of the 1:1 initiative at the secondary level. Additionally, we realize that strong, positive relationships are imperative. Our community of educators, no matter their role in PVSD, will continue to build powerful relationships with students and families, district-wide. I am excited to realize the new and different ways our students will engage in their school experience during the upcoming year.

I wish you and your child a smooth start to the new school year and a rewarding 2019-2020 experience. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions or comments.   

Dr. Barbara A. Russell
Superintendent, Perkiomen Valley School District
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  • PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion If you are interested in discussions about equity for all students and increased inclusive settings for our special education students in particular, please attend our next Partners meeting on Thursday ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2019, 9:16 AM by Barbara Russell
  • "Media, Messaging & Youth" presented by our Be A Part of the Conversation partners Please save the date for our next Be a Part of the Conversation event called "Media, Messaging & Youth" on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the high ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2019, 9:04 AM by Barbara Russell
  • Curriculum Committee Meeting - March 20 On Wednesday, March 20 there will be a Curriculum Committee meeting in the high school library from 6:30-8:00 pm. The agenda includes the following topics:1. K ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 6:38 AM by Barbara Russell
  • Parent Information Session 1:1 Initiative - Phase I Parents of current ninth grade students are invited to attend an information session on February 20 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the high school auditorium, to learn more ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 5:03 PM by Barbara Russell
  • PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion On Tuesday evening, February 12, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the MSE Library, Dr. Derrick Gay will be our guest speaker. Dr. Gay is an expert consultant on ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 2:13 PM by Barbara Russell
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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).