Category Archives: Campus Life

February’s Reader Raffle Winner

Congratulations, Eleana Hintz! Please see Mrs. Upton in room 102 to collect your prize. Keep Reading!

GHMS Lights up the Night

By Ellie Mikus ’18 The parking lot of the Gerald G. Huesken Middle School becomes blacked out as it is flooded with hushes and a slew of excited whispers as…

Faculty Favorite Holiday Movies

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Filled with twinkling lights, the smell of baking cookies, quality time with family, and seasonal music, the holiday…

Studying Abroad? It’s Easier Than You Think

By Annalise Bossert ’21 While traveling to another country for a few weeks can be exciting and beneficial, it is nothing compared to the experience of living amongst the locals…

Shop with a Buckskin Impacts Students of All Ages

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 The holiday season is connected with the spirit of giving, with charities and organizations rallying for support of their causes. Some may have visionary missions of…

November’s Reader’s Raffle Winner

Congratulations, Ellie Livingston! Please see Mrs. Upton in room 102 to collect your prize. Keep Reading!

Popped Balloons and Plenty of Glitter: The Making of Homecoming

By Abbey Bowman ’19 Follow the yellow brick road, indeed. CVHS’s Student Council followed through with another successful homecoming. Ringleader and brainchild of the operation, Julie Cox, made her senior…

It’s a Beautiful Day in Conestoga Valley: An Interview with Franklin Fagerheim

By Sean Bandy ’21 It was a rainy day out, but Franklin Fagerheim, better known as substitute teacher Mr. Fagerheim, still had a bright disposition and was joking with the…

From Expensive Onion Tasting Lattes to the Joys of Parenting: Shickman’s Adventures

By Abbey Bowman ‘19 English teacher Mrs. Katie Shickman is known schoolwide for her friendship with fellow English teacher, Roxannah Hunter. That friendship extends beyond the school day, and even…

Marching to the Beat of a Different Band Director

By Jake Lemke ’18 Going solo versus having a partner is definitely one of the more difficult situations to work through. That is the challenge Brandon Nase experienced this past…

Breaking Badessa: CV’s New Chemistry Teacher

By Jake Lemke ’18 Before you ask, no, she does not make crystal meth to support her cancer treatment cost when she leaves work Walter White style; however, CV’s newest…

Shop with a Buckskin Makes Memories

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 Every year around the holiday season, the entirety of Conestoga Valley School District is reminded of one of the district’s most treasured fundraisers – Shop with…

Let’s Go Clubbing: CVHS Club Spotlight

S.A.D.D, Amnesty International, Literary Magazine, and G.S.A. By Ivyanna Colon Greider ’17 Clubs allow students to connect with other students and to be a part of CV student life; however,…

Blanchard Places in Rotary Contest

On Saturday November 19th, senior Amelia Blanchard and junior Kiara Gutierrez represented CV at the district level of the Rotary Club’s annual 4-Way speech contest. Both students performed exceptionally well….

Linking Freshmen to the High School

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 It is one week until the start of your freshman year. You have already conquered what is stereotypically considered the worst two years of your educational…

From the Wilderness to the Classroom Jesse Shenk: Outdoorsman

By Jake Lemke ’18 People who see him on the street might mistake him for Ryan Gosling, but in reality, he is English teacher Jesse Shenk—an outdoors-loving, frequent-hiking, true nature-inspired…

A Comfortable, Classic Edge: The Fashion of CV

By Delaney Ouk ’18 Photographs by Caroline Nesteruk ’19 Fashion is a story that each individual tells through what he or she wears. It is a form of art that…

Studying Abroad: It’s Not Too Good to Be True

By Janae Taft ’18 While some high school students crave the comfort of their own home and family, a select few have that desire to explore, learn and grow outside…

Secret Lives of Teachers From Biology to Beaches: Flick Travels the Country

By Janae Taft ’18 Most CVHS students know Mrs. Tara Flick as the biology and Outdoor School teacher that takes her class to Steinman Run Conservancy and then back to…

Printers, Copiers, and Scanners, Oh My! Managing Technology Services at CVHS

By Jack Kinsey ‘16    “Anything that plugs into a wall or connects to a network, I oversee its purchase, implementation, replacement and use,” explained Mr. Chris Smith, Supervisor of…

Homecoming Traditions Abound at CV

By Jake Lemke ’18 Back in 1910, (don’t worry, this is not a history lesson), three colleges, Baylor, Illinois, and Missouri, sponsored a “coming home” event, or homecoming, which has…

The Making of a Principal

By Emily Herr ‘17   “I think I’ve wanted to be a principal since I was in kindergarten,” said Reinking.   Former English teacher and RTII coordinator at Conestoga Valley…

CVHS Progresses to Next Round of Brain Busters

By Tiff Dimm ’15 On December third, four students from the Conestoga Valley Quiz Bowl team competed against Milton Hershey High School for victory on WGAL’s trivia show, Brain Busters….

Much Ado about Theater

By Jack Kinsey ‘16 Last October, the Conestoga Valley sophomore class, and any student who happened to have an English class during fifth block, had the opportunity to experience a…

CV Indoor Percussion goes to WGI Championships

By Rachel Ashmore ‘14 Indoor Percussion and Color Guard won their divisions in the state championships (Keystone Indoor Drill Association) in March. They then qualified for the World Guard International…