Saturday, May 4, 2013
Camp Invention starts June 17, and registration for the program through Chartiers Valley School District is open now.
Chartiers Valley School District, in conjunction with Invent Now, will offer the Camp Invention program this summer to children entering grades one through six. The weeklong program will immerse students in play activities intended to reinforce and supplement the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes the students take throughout the school year. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world challenges and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun. Camp Invention begins June 17, when Kim Saks and Ann Kern will direct a Geo-Quest program at Chartiers Valley Primary School. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Chartiers Valley School District is looking for community members with engineer and architectural backgrounds to join a volunteer advisory team.
The Chartiers Valley School District is looking for community members with engineering or architectural background to join a volunteer advisory team that will begin meeting in June. The team will help district officials review the findings and recommendations of Architectural Innovations, following an architectural and engineering study of Chartiers Valley district facilities. District Superintendent Brian White released the following letter last week, with information on the formation of the team and how to apply: Dear Members of the Chartiers Valley Community: This fall, the Board of School Directors hired Architectural Innovations to conduct an architectural and engineering study of our facilities at Chartiers Valley. Based on their …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The public is invited to attend a number of events by Chartiers Valley students this week and next.
Chartiers Valley students will participate in a number of concerts and art shows this week and next, and the public is invited to attend all of them. The following events are happening soon: All events are free and open to the public. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Chartiers Valley School District placed in the middle of the pack in the Pittsburgh area according to the top schools list published by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Chartiers Valley School District placed in the middle of the pack in the Pittsburgh area according to the top schools list published by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The school district placed 44th in the 2013 rankings, which is one place higher than last year. The Top 5 contained three schools that surround Chartiers Valley. Upper St. Clair finished first in the state and was followed directly by Mt. Lebanon. South Fayette placed fifth in the area, according to PBT. The newspaper develops the list based on three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading and science. Here are this year's top five:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Holy Week is in full swing and Easter is fast approaching for Sunday! Here's a rundown of what's open or closed this holiday weekend.
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- Mike Jones
Thursday, March 28
Holy Week is in full swing and Easter is fast approaching for Sunday, March 31! With a holiday comes the closing of numerous area institutions, businesses and libraries. Here's a rundown of what's open or closed this holiday weekend...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The creation of the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation, a non-profit that is independent of the school district, is working to build community involvement and find grant money to use for classroom projects and student scholarships.
When Brian White was hired as Chartiers Valley’s new superintendent in 2010, he wanted a “vehicle to inspire creativity” that gave the community more of a voice within the school district. The creation of the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation, a non-profit that is independent of the school district, is working to build community involvement and find grant money to use for classroom projects and student scholarships. “We wanted more ways to recognize academic excellence,” White said of the Foundation. “It’s a nice way to highlight kids showing tremendous academic achievements and growth. We hope to keep trying to grow that.” But after launching the group in late 2010, the involvement by White and the school district is minimal. The …
Monday, March 25, 2013
A winter storm warning has been cancelled.
The Chartiers Valley School District issued a two-hour delay on Monday, March 25 after a heavy overnight snowfall. The National Weather Service cancelled a winter storm warning. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m. as the snow begins to diminish.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Chartiers Valley School District sent letters to parents on Friday warning of two possible child-luring incidents in Bridgeville.
The Chartiers Valley School District sent a letter to parents on Friday about two possible threats to students in neighboring Bridgeville. The Chartiers Valley School District said Bridgeville police are investigating a case where a threatening letter was left in front of a Bridgeville home on March 11. The letter indicated the author was watching the daughter of the resident and threatened to abduct the daughter. On March 12 around 2:50 p.m., two Chartiers Valley students were apparently followed by a multi-brown colored panel van after they got off their bus in Bridgeville, according to the school district. The van reportedly stayed approximately 5-to-10 feet behind the two girls as they walked towards their home. When the girls became …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A few inches of snow fell in Western Pennsylvania overnight, prompting the Chartiers Valley School District to call a 2-hour delay for Wednesday morning.
A few inches of snow fell in Western Pennsylvania overnight, prompting the Chartiers Valley School District to call a 2-hour delay for Wednesday morning. The interstates and main roads appeared to be in good shape with plow trucking out overnight. PennDOT’s Traffic Cameras showed motorists having no problems on major roads. How do the roads look for your morning commute? Tell us in the comments section. Do you have photos of the snowfall? Share them with other readers by clicking on the upload photos button at the top of the screen. We might even feature them on Patch. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Chartiers Valley School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for the district’s teachers’ union that will last until 2017.
The Chartiers Valley School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for the district’s teachers’ union during its Tuesday night voting meeting. The board agreed to the extension more than a year before the current contract is set to expire, meaning there will be labor peace in the Chartiers Valley School District until at least 2017. Sally Shollenberger, president of the Chartiers Valley Federation of Teachers, said the union was pleased to negotiate a contract extension before their current deal expired at the end of the 2013-14 school year. “Our process went very, very smoothly,” she told Chartiers Valley Patch in a phone interview on Wednesday. The contract will offers several incentives for both sides: “We’d like to …