Superintendent's Snapshot

PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion

posted Mar 30, 2019, 9:16 AM by Barbara Russell

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, April 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the High School Library. Your thoughts and opinions on how PVSD continues to grow and improve in these areas are welcome. 

"Media, Messaging & Youth" presented by our Be A Part of the Conversation partners

posted Mar 30, 2019, 9:04 AM by Barbara Russell

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 school library.  Join Michael Blanche, MSS, LSCW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, to discuss the ways that our children are being affected by social media, the "misinformation highway," the access to substances online, and more. Register for this presentation by clicking the Eventbrite link: 

Curriculum Committee Meeting - March 20

posted Mar 17, 2019, 6:38 AM by Barbara Russell

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-8 Science Curriculum and Resources Update (via video)
2. Updates on the 1:1 Initiative (via video)
3. Grades 5-8 Math Sequencing
4. K-5 Health and Wellness
5. Middle School Schedules

This meeting is open to the public. If you have an interest in any of thes agenda items, please feel free to attend. 

Parent Information Session 1:1 Initiative - Phase I

posted Feb 17, 2019, 5:03 PM by Barbara Russell

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 about Phase I of the 1:1 Initiative. The initiative will be implemented in March with ninth graders at the high school. Each student in this class will be provided a chromebook to use for the duration of their high school experience at PV.  Please plan to attend and learn more about all that has been and will be considered as part of this initiative. 

PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion

posted Feb 10, 2019, 2:13 PM by Barbara Russell

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 cultural competency as well as equity and inclusion for all. We are excited to have him with us in District, and barring any inclement weather, I hope you consider attending!

PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion

posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:39 PM by Barbara Russell

PV Partners will meet on Thursday evening, January 17, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Middle School East library. The group will discuss current district-wide goals and progress towards meeting them.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. 

Community Facilities Committee Meeting(s)

posted Nov 19, 2018, 11:05 AM by Barbara Russell

The first Community Facilities Committee meeting will take place on Nov. 28. The purpose will be to establish the educational values we want to uphold when evaluating the options that have been presented to address the needs of South Elementary.  Please register to attend by completing this questionnaire: The meeting is open to all PVSD community members. 

Feel free to share this email and link above with anyone who lives in our district and may not regularly receive our messages. The second Community meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 and will review the findings of the master facilities and South feasibility studies being conducted by AEM Architects. 

Superintendent's Roundtable

posted Nov 19, 2018, 10:57 AM by Barbara Russell

The roundtable discussion scheduled for Monday, November 26 from 6:30-8:00 in the HS library, will focus on school safety, facilities, and your items/topics of your choice. Please RSVP to Mrs. Jessica Lester at I look forward to engaging with all who are interested and available to attend!

PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion

posted Oct 31, 2018, 6:44 PM by Barbara Russell

The next meeting for the PV Partners group is scheduled for November 14 in the MS East library from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. I hope to see you there!

Community Facilities Committee Meeting

posted Oct 23, 2018, 2:49 AM by Barbara Russell

A Facilities Committee meeting open to the public will be held on  Monday, October 29 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the high school auditorium. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the community of issues with the South Elementary facility as well as the options being considered to address these issues.  All are invited to attend and share feedback/questions as the options can involve all District students. The meeting on October 29 will be a repeat of the meeting on October 22 and simply offers a second opportunity for community members to hear the same content. 

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