PVHS #SpartanNation September 24, 2021

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Conferences:  Conferences will be virtual on October 7 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. You will receive scheduling information the morning of September 30, 2021 and scheduling will close October 6 at noon.

Did you miss the PVHS Financial Aid Night and need help with the financial aid process? Please review the following resources to guide you in your financial aid journey.

ICAN's List of Live Virtual Events & Recordings
How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process (Recording)
FAFSA Step-by-Step (Recording)

Iowa General Assembly Page Positions: The Iowa Senate, House of Representatives, and Legislative Services Agency invite Iowa high school juniors and seniors to apply for Page positions for the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly.  Serving as a legislative page is a great opportunity for students.  Please note that living arrangements for Pages are not supervised or provided.  Stop in the Counseling Office if you are interested.  The deadline for receipt of application is October 8, 2021

The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 13th in the PVHS gym. This test is an optional, 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 considered for National Merit Finalist designation. Cost is $18 and will be added to school fees when registration is confirmed. Students can then pay online at the PV WebStore or by check made payable to PVHS.  Free test preparation is available at collegeboard.org or Khan Academy.  

Students must visit the PVHS Counseling office to register for the PSAT prior to Wednesday, October 6th.  We will not accept registration via email or voice message.  Space is limited for this exam to 100 students.  Juniors will be given priority and sophomores will be considered for any remaining spots.  This announcement will also be posted in the Class of 2023 and Class of 2024 Google Classrooms to remind students of the registration procedure and deadline.


Student Hunger Drive: Next Friday, October 1st, our Pleasant Valley Spartans will be facing the Bettendorf Bulldogs in not only football but in Fill-the-Truck! This is a friendly competition with Bettendorf to see who can collect the most cans and money for the Student Hunger Drive. Please bring non-perishable goods and/or money to the game and help us support our local community! Game is @ BHS.


PTA Reflections: Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World by…” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. All PTA Reflections program entries are judged on 3 criteria: Interpretation of Theme (40 points), Creativity (30 points) & Technique (30 points).  Each student may enter up to 4 entries per arts category.   

Please click this link for information on how to enter, official rules and entry form. Reflections projects are due before school on October 27th and 28th. A Reflections chairperson will be at a PTA table outside the main office of your school those mornings to collect all projects.  For inspiration, please visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships.  Questions? please email: pvreflectionsprogram@gmail.com.

RAP (Right After Prom): The PVHS PTA is THRILLED to have Christina McNamara Schmidt stepping up to lead RAP (Right After Prom) this year. Thank you Christina! She is organizing a group who wants to help plan the event. We need all types of help - and, yes, you are qualified. Have fun with these fantastic parents as you give back to your student's school. Let Christina know your are willing to pitch in by emailing her at: Cmcschmidt373@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!