Thursday, May 9, 2013
The drill is planned for Monday.
As Peters Township School District continues its safety preparedness efforts, Pleasant Valley Elementary School will be conducting an emergency lockdown drill on Monday. This drill will take place at approximately 2 p.m. Just as the district conducts monthly fire drills and annual severe weather drills, this lockdown drill is done bi-annually to ensure the school practices and reflects upon each experience. "Reflection is our way of ensuring we are prepared if the need for a lockdown should ever arise," a district spokeswoman said. A school lockdown may be initiated when school officials believe that there is a credible threat to student and staff safety. Lockdowns are classically used to protect students from intruders, bomb threats, …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Their books will be available for other students to check out of the library and enjoy.
Eighty students were recognized at Pleasant Valley Elementary this week for their original stories. Students kindergarten through third grade had the opportunity to write and illustrate their own books for their classmates to read. The books were labeled and will now be available for other students to check out of the library and enjoy. Although all of the books will be available to the students, several students at each grade level were recognized for their outstanding efforts and creativity: Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Only PV PM kindergarten is cancelled.
Peters Township School District officials have cancelled afternoon kindergarten for Pleasant Valley Elementary students due to a power outage. Bower Hill Elementary kindergarten will go on as scheduled Wednesday afternoon. More than 1,300 West Penn Power customers are without power in Peters Township due to the morning's severe storm. Click here for updates throughout the day.
This morning's storm is to blame.
UPDATE 9:15 P.M.: Less than five customers are without power. UPDATE 5:40 P.M.: One dozen customers remain without power. It's expected to be restored by 9 p.m. UPDATE 5:30 P.M.: Peters Township firefighters said they responded to 13 calls just today due to the weather. UPDATE 4 P.M.: Less than 1,000 customers are without power. The majority of customers are expected to have their power return by 5 p.m. UPDATE 12:30 P.M.: The district has cancelled afternoon kindergarten for Pleasant Valley Elementary only. Afternoon kindergarten at Bower Hill will go on as scheduled. A West Penn Power representative says it is too early to tell when power will be restored for more than 1,300 customers in Peters Township. A tree fell on power lines during …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The winter storm is causing the closures.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 1:10 p.m. A Peters Township School District spokeswoman announced that all Peters Township schools will be dismissed 45 minutes early Friday. Jan. 25. High school students will be dismissed at 1:40 p.m.; middle school students at 2:15 p.m.; and elementary students at 2:45 p.m. "Parents should be aware that we anticipate longer than normal bus rides and while specific arrival tiems may be hard to predict, students may be arriving home earlier than normal. Staff members will remain at the schools with car riders until all students are picked up," according to a news release. In addition, due to winter weather conditions, all evening activities, practices, games and trips have been canceled, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Halloween fun for a good cause.
Peters Township High School National Honor Society and Students Against Drugs raised $1,700 for the Washington City Mission with their annual Haunted Hallways. The event was held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Pleasant Valley Elementary. The organizations were happy to provide a safe place for young children to celebrate Halloween and raise money for a worthy cause at the same time. Peters Township trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. If you took any photos at Haunted Hallways, please upload them to the media box above!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Today, McMurray Elementary alumni will attend orientation at Peters Township Middle School. See what else is happening before the big, first day.
The first day of school is less than two weeks away. Peters Township School District parents and students are preparing for a new year, new classes, new teachers and, for some, new schools. Here are important dates to note before the big day: Wednesday, Aug. 15: Orientation at Peters Township Middle School for incoming seventh-graders from McMurray Elementary (students only), 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16: New Student Orientation at Bower Hill Elementary, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17: New Student Orientation at McMurray, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22: Walk-Through Night at Bower Hill, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23: New Student Orientation at Pleasant Valley Elementary, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23: Kindergarten Orientation at PV, 6:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A 9-year-old Peters Township student athlete is changing the lives of those in need across the world one pair at a time.
The power of open-mindedness and awareness can lead to changing the world—and one local boy is continuing his quest to do so. A 9-year-old Peters Township student read a story about orphans in Haiti playing sports with hockey sticks and baseball bats, but no shoes. Since August 2010, Stephen Shilling has collected and donated 5,554 pairs of shoes—and counting. The soon-to-be fourth-grader at McMurray Elementary said he came up with the idea of a shoe drive, and on the first day collected 61 pairs of shoes with the help of friends and youth football teammates. The idea went hand-in-hand with the mission of family friend Sean Casey, former MLB first baseman, Upper St. Clair resident and founder of Casey’s Clubhouse—an organization that …
Monday, May 7, 2012
2012's Imagination Celebration, showcasing students' artwork, musical talent and/or creation, will be held Friday and Saturday at Peters Township High School.
Celebrate the arts and music as Peters Township School District’s Imagination Celebration returns this weekend. District officials say much has been planned and it's better than ever. The event, benefitting the district’s fine art and music programs, gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents, and mingle with friends and families in an effort to celebrate their accomplishments and each other. “This event has students’ work from all grades represented,” said Donna Fox, orchestra teacher, musical director, music department facilitator and event co-coordinator. The event will be held Friday, May 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Peters Township High School—with a special concert at …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Today, crews will pave the road leading to the Pleasant Valley Elementary parent parking lot and athletic complex.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Crews will begin paving the road leading to the Pleasant Valley Elementary parent parking lot and athletic complex today. The road around Pleasant Valley will remain open and access will be provided to the parent parking lot throughout the day. Please allow for extra time when visiting the building as access to the lot may be restricted at times. Road work is expected to last three days during this phase. At a later date, additional lot closures may occur, according to the Peters Township School District. Stay tuned to Patch for those dates. Note: Any Peters Township High Student students parking in the Pleasant Valley lot will need to seek an alternative parking pass from the high school main office, the district says. Follow Peters …