The PSAT will be held on Tuesday, January 26th. This test is a Practice SAT – scores are not reported to colleges. Students must still take the ACT or SAT for college admission purposes. The PSAT is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Juniors who score in the top 1-2% nationwide are typically considered for the National Merit Finalist designation. Space is limited for this exam. Juniors will be given priority and sophomores will be considered for any remaining spots. Cost is $17 and will be added to school fees when registration is confirmed. Students can pay online at the PV WebStore or by check made payable to PVHS. The registration link can be found HERE and in the Google Classrooms for the CLASS OF 2022 and CLASS of 2023.
Academic Awards at the High School will be awarded during an 8th period presentation in the theatre this Spring. Date to be announced. Due to Covid, we cannot use Spring of 2020 GPA’s (all were Pass/Fail). We are using Fall of 2019 GPA’s and Fall of 2020 GPA’s to calculate 2021 awards.Free Meals for All Students: All school breakfasts and lunches will be free through the end of the school year! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Meals Available for At-Home Learners: We will have meals available each week for 100% online and hybrid at-home days. You must fill out this form every week by Monday at 6:00am to register for the meals. Meals will be available for pick up every day from 10:30am-11:00am at PVHS in the bus drop off area.
COLLEGES & CAREERS
Senior Alert: State of Iowa Financial Aid Virtual Event: The Iowa Financial Aid Application, in conjunction with the FAFSA, is how the state of Iowa awards scholarships and grants to residents of Iowa. This event will cover nuances of the application, highlight state scholarship and grant programs and address questions. On January 21 at 5 pm, join the livestream on Iowa College Aid’s facebook page www.facebook.com/icansucceed. If you need assistance, schedule an advising session with ICAN at www.icansucceed.org/apt or call 877-272-4692.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Pleasant Valley and Bettendorf will not be changing spectator protocol for tonight's games - a gate pass or wristband plus admission will still be required at both Pleasant Valley and at Bettendorf. Thank you for understanding and keeping our community safe.
Attention all parents of student-athletes grades 9-12: The Governor's proclamation waiving the scholarship rule (Iowa Code 36.15 (2)) has expired. The scholarship rule (no pass, no play) will be applied at the end of the 1st semester. Please make sure your student(s) is passing all classes. A non-passing grade will result in competitive ineligibility for 30 days. If you have questions, please reach out to the Activities Office.
PV Spartan Drama Children’s Show: Come see the Velveteen Rabbit Saturday, January 9th at 10:30 and 2! Each show is followed by a Q and A for the audience to ask any questions they have about the show and our theatre department! We encourage our future thespians especially to come see this show! Get tickets now! https://www.showtix4u.com/events/51
FROM THE PTA
Reflections Ceremony: Because of social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, the PTA Reflections Ceremony will be a bit different this year. Instead of the typical live ceremony, we will release a video featuring all of our students’ entries and students will be receiving their awards at school from their principal next week. Student projects that did not advance to State will be returned to them next week and projects that have advanced to State will be returned at a later date. Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in the PTA Reflections program.