Activities & Happenings from Around the District

Welcome to our Monthly Showcase.  We are proud to share Activities & Happenings from around the district!

 

Thank you to our District News Coordinators for their contributions to PV’s Showcase: Kathy Malchitsky (EG), Wendy Ledford (SCH), Peggy Jacobson (SK), Jen Derstine (SO), Gina Kratz (MSE), Donna Muscatello (MSW), and Tom Komp (HS).

New Devices

Elementary: Every 5th grade and Kindergarten student received a new Chromebook as part of the district’s 1 to 1 initiative. The 5th graders were excited to try out their new devices and have been using them daily in their classrooms. Thank you PVSD for these awesome devices!

All-About-Me Butterflies

Schwenksville Elementary: Students in Ms. Marr's second grade class share their All-About-Me Butterflies during meet the teacher night.

Courtyard Learning

Middle School West: Students in Ms. Emers seventh grade science classes took advantage of the beautiful weather today and worked on their lesson in our gorgeous blooming courtyard! The day's assignment was to post their favorite "ology" on the Padlet platform along with an explanation of their choice in a video.

Safety Patrol

South Elementary: Safety Patrol reporting for duty! Fifth grade students can apply to join the safety patrol. The safety patrol helps by escorting younger students during arrival and dismissal, helping students find their bus, and by modeling and reminding students how to stay safe on the bus. Pictured is the 2021-2022 Safety Patrol reciting the Safety Patrol Pledge during their training meeting.

Math Fun

Evergreen Elementary: Students in Mr. Moore’s 4th grade class enjoyed playing “24” during math time. The class divided into small groups and were challenged to make the number 24, using basic math operations and only the four numbers on each card. Students worked together toward success.

200 Club

South Elementary: The Principal’s 200 Club is a Tier I school-wide, prevention-focused acknowledgement system. It applies to all students, staff, and settings in the building, and consists of several evidence-based behavior management practices and techniques. Specifically, the incentive program utilizes: 1) verbal praise; 2) public recognition; 3) the Mystery Motivator; 4) a variable reinforcement schedule; and 5) a group contingency.

Tangrams

Evergreen Elementary: Mrs. Robinson’s kindergarten class worked on tangrams, putting different shaped and colored pieces together to make designs or pictures.

Save Fred

Middle School East: Students in Mrs. Slomeana’s 8th grade science classes Saved Fred. Working with a partner, students successfully uprighted Fred's Boat, put on his life preserver, and got him back in the boat. Most were able to do this while not harming Fred and using only 1 paperclip. Some pairs needed 2 paperclips and that was okay. We all might need different tools to be successful. Teamwork, communication skills, and perseverance were the highlights of the day!

Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness

Skippack Elementary: Skippack shows support by wearing gold on Fridays throughout the month of September.

Kind Kid
of the Day

Schwenksville Elementary: Kind Kid of the Day! Teachers are on the lookout for students exhibiting kindness.

Apples & Fall

Skippack Elementary: Students in Mrs. Grisdale's first grade class learned about fall and apples. After reading Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss, students were challenged to build an apple tree that could balance ten apples on top.

Sewing Emojis

Middle School East: Seventh grade FCS students use their sewing skills to recreate and stitch mini emojis.

RetroRobotics Team

PV High School: Our RetoRobotics Team 7114, competes each year in the FIRST robotics competition. We get a new challenge each January and have six weeks to build a robot. This is last year's robot, Pacman, which has 10 motors, a pneumatic front intake, and two computers.

Stream CleanUp

PV High School: Key Club participates in the Perkiomen Valley Watershed Conservancy's Ida Clean-Up Day.

Working with Clay

Middle School West: Students in Ms. DiCicco's eighth grade art classes are working on a hand-built clay technique known as slab-construction. This is an additive sculptural method with many labor-intensive phases. Currently, they are in the first phase known as Greenware, where they are working with soft clay (plastic) and assembling a vase form. Designs will then be added, both three-dimensional and carved.

September 2021