Category Archives: Campus Life

Substitute teacher to be showcased in Fagermentary at the Conestoga Valley Creative Minds Expo

By Laura Rider ‘19 Students at Conestoga Valley High School are surprised to discover a profound appreciation for a substitute teacher after making him the subject of their documentary for…

Christmas Controversy: When is it Appropriate to Begin Listening to Christmas Music?

By Lexie Kaufman ’22 “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.” -Silver Bells composed by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston The…

Ninth Grade Honors English Class to Present Poetry at CV’s Creative Minds Expo

By Alexa Battah ‘22 “The brain is wider than the sky,” according to Emily Dickinson, and Katie Shickman’s 9th Grade Honors English Class is ready to prove it. On December…

November’s Reader Raffle Winner

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

Know the Five Signs of Mental Health Issues

By Emily O’Neil ’21 CV has made knowing the signs of someone struggling with mental health a priority this school year. The “Know the Five Signs” campaign highlights the changes…

Student By Day, Archer By Night: Kaufhold Prepares to Travel the World with the 2018-2019 World Cup Team

By Lexie Kauffman ’22 Most students know Casey Kaufhold as a hard-working student and a friendly face in the hallways; however, Kaufhold is a member of the United States Senior…

Author Speaks to CV Students

By Ava Hampton ’20 Author Timothy Boyce spoke to CVHS students on Friday, October 12th about the work he did for the book From Day to Day, a World War II concentration camp…

Halloween Costumes and Contests a CV Tradition

By Ana Eckert ’22 The world of Halloween costumes is nearly endless. From books and movies to puns and word play, there is very little that can’t be turned into…

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…