Celebrating National Day on Writing

This week, I invited CV’s K-12 Supervisor of Communications and ESL, Michelle Trasborg, to use this space to talk a little bit about the National Day on Writing. Every year on Oct. 20, the National Council of Teachers of English join with schools, families and the greater community to focus on the importance of writing.

Teaching More than a Test

We recently received our students’ and schools’ results for the 2016/2017 edition of the PSSA and Keystone Exams. (Scores can be found at this link for the PA Department of Education.) Historically, CV students perform above the State average and do well when compared with other similar districts.

Our District’s Goals

The CV School Board approved the District’s Goals for the 2017/2018 school year.  We have consistently aligned the format of the goals under the strategic focus areas found within our Comprehensive Plan: (1) Improving Student Learning; (2) Technology; (3) Innovative Management Practices; and (4) Community Partnerships.

Property Tax Elimination

On Wednesday night, State Senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument hosted a public forum with a key Senate committee to outline and discuss alternative solutions to the existing school property tax system in Pennsylvania.

Understanding the PSSA Changes

One thing educators hear often from students, parents and others in the education world is that too much instructional time is spent on prepping students for state exams and administering the tests. In response, the state has recently changed how the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams, or PSSAs, are administered, which will impact CV students in grades three through eight this year.