Act 34 Hearing Date Moved

For the past several years, CV School District has been in the process of planning a building project that includes renovations of our existing buildings as well as the construction of a new Gerald G. Huesken Middle School. As part of that process, the district must hold an Act 34 Hearing on the project. However, due to a publication error by Lancaster Newspapers, we unfortunately have to push back the date of the hearing from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4.

Recognizing the CV School Board

Conestoga Valley has a strong history of volunteerism. Our Volunteers in Action (or VIA) group has been helping our schools and faculty for more than 40 years, and our Parent-Teacher Organizations continue to do great work on behalf of our schools. However, in January, we recognize another group of nine individuals who spend dozens of hours each month leading our schools and may not immediately come to mind when you think of volunteers at CV.

Project-Based Learning: A Student’s Perspective

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how CV was incorporating project-based learning into its classrooms. This week, I thought I would invite Madeleine King, a student in Mrs. Upton’s Journalism Class, to share her class’s experience planning the recent Creative Minds Expo at the high school. The expo, which took place on Dec. 13, was a showcase of projects created by students in the CVHS Communications Department.  

Project-Based Learning at CV

For the past few years, CV has been focused on how we can better prepare our students to succeed after they leave our hallways. This has resulted in a few changes in and out of the classroom, including our upcoming Profile of a CV Graduate project and more classrooms using project-based learning.

Upcoming Events at CV

The holiday season is always a busy one here at CV! I wanted to use this space to highlight a few of the upcoming concerts and events that our students will be participating in over the next two weeks.

Future Ready PA Index

The state recently released the new Future Ready PA Index, the new accountability measure that took the place of School Performance Profiles. I thought I would take a moment to explain the scores and how this school “report card” is a change from previous tools.

Celebrating the Lancaster County CTC

Did you know the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (CTC) was recently named by Forbes Magazine as fifth in the nation for trade schools? Unfortunately, too few of students across Lancaster County know about the benefits of the CTC and how it can help them land a successful career after high school.

CV’s Community Forums

Next summer, CV will begin the first phase of our multi-year construction project. To make sure you have a voice in the process, I  invite you to share your input at our first Community Forum of the 2018-2019 school year, happening at Gerald G. Huesken Middle School on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.


We’re in the people business.  As educators, building positive relationships is at the core of what we do.  When tragedies like those experienced by our neighbors in Warwick occur, we hold onto our children just a little bit tighter.  We provide guidance, support, hope, and healing.  We focus on the “whole” child, understanding the importance of social-emotional well-being.  Being there for a friend, a neighbor, a child; learning life lessons in a supportive environment; creating and implementing a support system for ALL; and sustaining a feeling and belief in family; this is what we do.

Democracy Day

On Monday, Oct. 29, students from Conestoga Valley and other school districts will be participating in the first-ever Democracy Day at Garden Spot High School. The event is sponsored by Lancaster Media Group and the Lancaster Chamber, and hosted by the Eastern Lancaster County School District.