Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Through a cross-curricular activity, high school students were able to demonstrate their learnings to their much-younger peers.
On May 9, Perkiomen Valley High School Students, as a part of Dr. Debra Berardi’s nutrition class, took part in teaching preschoolers the importance of nutrition. This program allowed the students to take what they have learned through out the year, and transfer that useful information to much younger children as part of this cross-curricular activity. The Nutrition and Foods 2 class has been learning about the nutritional needs of preschoolers, so they were paired up with Melissa Foulke’s Preschool 1 classroom to properly teach these children, at 3-5 years of age, proper nutrition tips. The preschoolers that participated are all apart of the high school’s Little Viking’s Program. “High school students guided their much-younger peers …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Perkiomen Valley HS was ranked 881 out of 2,000 by Newsweek.
Newsweek released its list of the nation's top high schools, looking at student's college readiness and focusing on "graduation rates, participation in college-level classes via Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and acceptance into a two- or four-year college program,"according to the report on The Daily Beast. Perkiomen Valley High School, at 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, was ranked 881 out of 2,000 high schools across the country this year. According to the report, Perkiomen Valley has a 96% graduation rate, with 92% of graduates heading to a institution of higher education. The average SAT score for Perkiomen Valley students is 1556 and of the students that take AP tests, the average score earned is…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The event, which is expected to become an annual fundraiser, raised roughly $3,000 for the PVHS Class of 2016.
Taking a cue from the Philadelphia Color Run, Perkiomen Valley High School (PVHS) students and supporters ran in a Color Fun Run on April 28 to raise money for the Class of 2016. Runners wore white clothing to the race, which started at the high school, and they were showered with brightly colored paint throughout the course. The paint was non-toxic and eco-friendly, according to the school. “What seemed so attractive about the event was the opportunity to participate in a color run that didn’t mean traveling to a big city,” said co-adviser to the event and high school teacher Kate Marino. “Also families were able to run/walk together, while most races would have them divided by age and or gender.” The run, which will become an annual …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
To promote awareness and safety after prom, Perkiomen Valley High School invites the community to a walk through on May 18, to view after prom festivities.
Every year to promote safety and accessible fun after prom, Perkiomen Valley High School opens its door to all junior and senior students for the Post Prom Event from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Students are encouraged to bring their friends to enjoy a night filled with games, prizes, activities, and out of this world decorations. This year, Perkiomen Valley is extending the invitation to the community for a walk through of the festivities on the day of Prom, May 18. “Families are invited to bring their children from 8 to 9:30pm. to Perkiomen Valley High School and have a look at the decorations, inflatables, games and other amusements that will be apart of this year’s celebration, which features a theme of “World Tour 2013,” said a Perkiomen …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
More than 30 students worked with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for the Stream Cleanup
Take Action, Key Club and Rotary Club students from Perkiomen Valley High School participated in the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Stream Cleanup on April 20. Thirty-two students helped with the effort; overall, 770 volunteers cleaned up 46 sites along the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries. Volunteers picked up 508 bags of litter, 33 bags of recyclables, 110 tires and 6,140 pounds of scrap metal, according to the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Perkiomen Valley High School is not ranked, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
While Perkiomen Valley High School is not officially ranked statewide or nationally, the school performs above the Pennsylvania average, and has similar numbers to several local schools in most categories, according to U.S. News and World Report. According to the publication, the total enrollment at the high school is 1,733, 14 percent of which are minorities and nine percent are economically disadvantaged. There are 105 teachers in the school, making the teacher-to-student ratio 17 to one. According to Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test scores, 18 percent of students rank basic or below in reading; 82 percent rank proficient or advanced, according to the report. In Math, 26 percent of students are ranked basic and …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Residents can drop off items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Perkiomen Valley residents can bring hazardous materials to Perkiomen High School Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household hazardous waste normally includes labels such as "Warning," "Caution," "Poisonous," "Toxic," "Flammable," "Corrosive," "Reactive" or "Explosive." Items include automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid brake fluid, antifreeze kerosene and gasoline; pesticides and herbicides; household products like oven cleaners, spot remover, dry cleaning fluid and rug cleaner; paint products like paint thinner or turpentine, paint remover, oil-based paint, furniture stripper and refinisher, dyes, lighter fluids, and sealers. The drop-off is part of a five-county effort – last year, more than 2 million pounds of …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A simulated car crash and mock funeral were used to warn students about drinking and driving.
Perkiomen Valley High School juniors and seniors participated in a “Shattered Dreams” program on Tuesday, which warned students of the dangers of drunk driving with a simulated car accident and a mock funeral for the victims of the accident. The program began in the mornng with the screening of a movie, providing the backstory of student actors involved in a drinking and driving incident after prom. The students were then taken outside to show the aftermath of the drunk driving incident, which included emergency personnel and a helicopter attempting to rescue the actors. Emergency crews at the scene included Trappe, Perkiomen and Collegeville Fire Companies, and Lower Frederick EMS. For the remainder of the day, there was a flat-line …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The event, full of bright colors, will be held April 28 at 10 a.m.
The Perkiomen Valley High School Class of 2016 is holding a 5K Color Fun Run on April 18 at 10 a.m.. “Are you ready for the craziest, most colorful 5K in the Valley”” the event organizers ask. The run, to be held at the Perkiomen Valley high School, focuses “less on speed and more on crazy color fun,” – brightly colored paint will be showered on runners, turning their white shirts into a color explosion. Runners of all ages are welcome to the event, but pets are not welcome. The registration cost is $25 and will benefit the PVHS Class of 2016. For more information, visit the Raceit.com website.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Freshman Cayla Veverka is responsible for the decorations on the football stadium fence.
Perkiomen Valley High School Freshman Cayla Veverka is responsible for a new element of Viking pride at the high school – designs on fencing around the high school’s football stadium. After raising over $1,000 through various fundraisers to purchase the materials for the designs, Veverka then completed the chain link fence art using “Put In Cups.” “Both the Vikings and the lettering seen on the fencing are her handiwork,” said the Perkiomen Valley School District.