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"Hour of Code" at the Elementary Center

8 months ago

Some elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the “Hour of Code” this week, which is a global movement aimed at introducing students as young as kindergarten the basics of computer science. Code.org has activities that our students were able to play, which guided the students through basic computer coding programs. Working on these self-guided activities not only teaches the concept, but helps nurture problem-solving skills, determination, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path! Visit https://hourofcode.com/us/learn for free coding games and further information!

Title 1 Book Swap a Big Success!

9 months ago

On November 13th, the Title1 department held their first of two book swaps for the school year.  This is the third year that the event has been taken place, and it is gaining more steam with each one held.  Over 94 families attended the event, the most ever!  ­Any child that attended was able to take up to 5 free books from the thousands available.  All books available were collected from various sources: donations from district families, the BAM fundraiser or funding provided by Parents for Public Education.  Parents responded quite positively on the event and strongly encourage that it continue.  Another will be held just before school breaks for summer vacation after another donation drive is held in the winter.    


2017 PSSA Information

about 1 year ago

As the 2017 PSSA approaches, VVSD would like to wish all of our 3rd through 8th grade students the best of luck!  We hope that your hard work and efforts both this year and in previous years pays off.  We encourage students to get a good night's rest, eat breakfast, and be confident on testing days.    

Parents/guardians, please refer to your child's building calendar for the testing dates/times.  Also, please note the following resources for you:  

Cell Phone Policy 

FAQs  

Middle School Calendar

Intermediate School Calendar

PSSA Results

about 1 year ago

VVSD has recently received its results from the 2016 administration of the PSSA.  The 2016 PSSA is the second to be aligned to the new, more rigorous PA Core Standards.  Therefore, we are now able to make meaningful year-to-year comparisons.  We are proud to announce that in the vast majority of areas our students’ performance improved from the previous year.  In many cases, such as our Intermediate School’s Math performance, the improvements were significant. We would like to congratulate our teachers, students, and parents for their hard work that made this possible.  While we are excited about these improvements, we still have much work to do and have our sights set even higher!

AP Results

about 1 year ago

VVSD has recently received its 2016 Advanced Placement Exam results.  We are excited to announce that 2016 was a milestone year at VV that saw record numbers of students earning a score of 3 or better, a record percentage of test takers scoring a 3 or better, and was the first time that VV students exceeded the percentage of test takers scoring a 3 or better globally.  These accomplishments are a credit to our AP teachers and our AP students and their parents.  Congratulations!  (Note: A score of 3 generally means that the student is qualified to receive college credit for the course.)

Valley View Grads receive College Scholarships

about 1 year ago

VVSD would like to congratulation two former students—Michael Fazio and Nicholas Solomon—who recently received the Invenergy Advanced Energy Scholarship to Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum and Natural Gas.  The scholarship, provided by Invenergy LLC, is designed to increase opportunities for students and/or citizens of Jessup and the Valley View School District. 

 Click here to read the official press release