Recently, Governor Tom Wolf highlighted the importance of computer science education during a State Board of Education meeting, urging board members to endorse “Computer Science for All” standards across Pennsylvania. Here at CV, I’m proud to say we already offer our students a wide variety of computer and technology classes and programs at all levels.
WOW! Time sure does fly; it’s almost Thanksgiving! To say that these past four and a half months has been whirlwind is an understatement. Since my July 1 start date, I have had the opportunity to speak with a number of people both inside the school buildings and among the community as well. With a fresh set of eyes, I have been asking “why” a lot! The reason I ask is so that I can get a better understanding of the CV way, and also to have us look at why we do things, why we started doing them a certain way, and to ask if it is still the best way to do them.
This week, our sixth-grade students at Brownstown Elementary are visiting BizTown, a simulated city where students learn hands-on about the free enterprise system. All of our elementary schools will get the chance to visit this “town” during the school year.
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.
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.