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A Message From The Principal

August 15, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pride and excitement that I am returning for a second year as principal of Putnam Valley High School. I continue to be impressed with the character and drive of our student body and the support that our community shows for this school. I feel fortunate to be part of a school and community with such rich traditions and a commitment to excellence.

At this time, I would like to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Christopher O’Connor. Mr. O’Connor has been working with me throughout the summer to prepare for this school year and I am excited to have him as a part of our PVHS team. He is looking forward to meeting all of our students and families come September! Please don’t hesitate to stop in to the main office to say hello to him if you are in the building.

In the spring, the English Department conducted an extensive process to hire our new ELA and Achievement Center teacher, Kathleen Lombardo. Ms. Lombardo comes to Putnam Valley after teaching six years in the Department of Education in New York City. During the interview process, Mrs. Lombardo demonstrated outstanding professional attributes that will make her an excellent addition to our faculty and English Department. Additionally, we hired a twelve-week leave replacement, Mrs. Sandra McNerney, for Mrs. Cochrane, who is on a leave of absence. We are also pleased to announce that we have a new Substance Abuse Counselor, Ms. Lorraine Anderson who will be replacing Mrs. Brenner in this position. We are fortunate to have a partnership with Putnam County that helps us to provide this valuable resource for our students. Ms. Lorraine Anderson will also be one of our PVHS coaches, taking on JV Girls Soccer in the fall! Additionally, we are delighted that Mr. Ryan Odell will be returning to his former position as an instrumental teacher to lead our PVHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band for the 2016-2017 school year.

The building is beginning to sparkle. Our clerical and custodial staff has been working very hard all summer to get the building in tip-top shape for September. The custodial crew has done a wonderful job with some minor construction projects in our building. This year we will have a new suite for our psychologists and substance abuse counselor on the 3rd floor. This will enable all of our mental health staff to be in one central location that allows for easy access and increased confidentiality for our students and families.

We are excited about the addition of our new Achievement Center for the 2016-2017 school year. The Achievement Center will be a place where students can receive additional support for individual course work and school organization. Student progress will be closely monitored by the teachers in charge of the Achievement Center, who will act as an important liaison for students on their caseload. The Achievement Center will be located on the 2nd floor with Mrs. Lombardo, Mrs. Cefaloni, and Mr. Baker as the coordinating teachers for 2016-2017.

Through collaboration with Mr. Bellino, our Facilities Director, Mr. Odell and I finalized plans for a new lounge area for students. We are thrilled to announce that the furniture will be installed the first week of October and will give upperclassmen additional space for studying, eating and congregating.

Besides our construction projects, we also have many new courses for students:

  • Heart Saver and Outdoor Education: Our Physical Education teachers are introducing two new physical education courses in lifesaving for our students. Through these courses, our physical education teachers can certify students who take the class in CPR and lifesaving. This is a valuable opportunity for our students that will prepare them for jobs such as, lifeguarding, baby sitting and coaching.
  • Media Studies in our TV Studio: We are pleased to welcome Mr. Dan Mahoney, a 2005 PVHS graduate to our Technology Department. Mr. Mahoney formerly worked at Mt. Pleasant schools in the technology department and will be a fantastic addition to PVHS. He will be running our TV Studio, collaborating with teachers on technology integration into the curriculum and general technology issues. This year, Dr. Micera has designed a new course that incorporates all aspects of media production including: script writing, acting and technical skills for TV, film and theater.
  • Coding and AP Computer Science- Mr. Fiore will be full-time at the high school this year implementing a number of new electives. Our coding class will be differentiated to allow students to either learn basic coding for gaming and app development or choose an AP path if he/she has already successfully completed basic Java coding.
  • Hacker High School-This course will be a unique course that is integral to living in the 21st century Information Age. Students will learn the basics of cyber security and practice skills necessary for working with networks and security.

Our first day of school will look similar to last year. 9th graders will arrive at the normal time and participate in our Freshman Foundations program. This will enable our new freshmen to get acclimated to the building and learn some key strategies to start high school on a positive note. Freshman will be served snacks and lunch, since they will be here for a full day of school. 10th-12th graders will take the 11:00 bus run and arrive by 11:30 am to the building. Once students arrive they will rotate through a variety of special sessions to orient them to the new school year. Please note that no lunch will be served for 10th-12th graders on Thursday, September 1st, so please make sure your child eats before they leave for school. Please review all attached schedules with your child so they are familiar with the order of events on Thursday.

I am looking forward to a very positive year at Putnam Valley High School. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Sandra Intrieri
Principal

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PVHS Summer Reading and Community Read 2016
HS Lunch Menu for September
8/22/16 8/22 thru 8/25 - SENIOR PORTRAITS - HS LIBRARY
8/24/16 8/24 & 8/25- FRESHMEN VISITATION TO HS- 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8/29/16 8/29 & 8/30/16 College Essay Writing Workshop - HS Library 9 am to 11 am
9/1/16 9/1/16 - Opening Day Grade 9 - Full Day - 7:10 - 1:50 Grades 10 thru 12 - Arrive 11:30 - 1:50
9/5/16 9/5/16 - LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL
9/9/16 9/9/16 - Fall Drama Auditions & Callbacks
9/15/16 9/15/16 - Back to School Night - 6 pm
9/16/16 9/21/16 - Financial Aid Night - 7pm - HS Cafeteria
9/19/16 9/19/16 thru 9/23/16 - School Spirit Week
9/23/16 9/23/16 - Color Wars
9/24/16 9/24/16 - Homecoming Game on the Turf
9/28/16 9/28/16 - School Pictures - HS PAC
9/30/16 9/30/16 - Flu Clinic - HS
10/1/16 10/1/16 - SAT
10/3/16 10/3 & 10/4 - NO SCHOOL - ROSH HASHANAH
10/7/16 10/7/16 - MID-POINT 1ST QUARTER
10/7/16 10/7/16 - Emergency Management Drill - 15 Minute Early Dismissal
10/10/16 10/10/16 - COLUMBUS DAY - NO SCHOOL
10/11/16 10/11 & 10/12 - YOM KIPPUR - NO SCHOOL
10/17/16 10/17 THRU 10/21 - Saving Lives Week
10/19/16 10/19/16 - Blood Drive - HS Gym
11/1/16 11/1/16 - School Photo Retake Day - Senior Portraits - Senior Group Photo
11/3/16 11/3/16 - Wrestlemania - Class of 2018
11/4/16 11/4/16 thru 11/6/16 - Fall Drama - HS PAC
11/5/16 11/5/16 - SAT
11/5/16 11/5/16 - Art Club Ceramics Day - 10 am - 3 pm (HS Art Room)
11/9/16 11/9/16 - Foreign Language Honor Society Induction - 7pm - HS PAC
11/18/16 11/18/16 - PVFT Variety Show - HS PAC - 7 pm
11/18/16 11/18/16 - International Dinner - 3 to 5 pm - HS Cafe
11/23/16 11/23 thru 11/25/15 - THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO SCHOOL
12/1/16 12/1/16 - National English Honor Society Induction - 7pm - PAC (Snow Date - 12/2/16)
12/3/16 12/3/16 - SAT
12/8/16 12/8 & 12/9 - Spring Musical Auditions/Callbacks
12/16/16 12/16/16 - Mid-Point 2nd Quarter
12/26/16 12/26/16 thru 1/2/17 - HOLIDAY RECESS - NO SCHOOL
1/3/17 1/3/17 - SCHOOL OPENS
1/10/17 1/10/17 - Chorus Concert - 7 pm - HS PAC (Snow Date - 1/11/17)
1/13/17 1/13/17 - MIDTERMS
1/16/17 1/16/17 - MARTIN LUTER KING DAY - NO SCHOOL
1/18/17 1/18/17 - HS Band Concert - 7 pm - HS PAC (Snow Date- 1/25/17)
1/20/17 1/20/17 - MIDTERMS
1/21/17 1/21/17 - SAT
1/23/17 1/23/17 thru 1/27/17 - REGENTS WEEK
1/27/17 1/27/17 MIDTERMS / END OF 2ND QUARTER
1/31/17 1/31/17 - Science National Honor Society Induction - 7pm - PAC (Snow Date - 2/1/17)
2/4/17 2/4/17 - TIGER TOURNAMENT (Cheerleading) (Snow Date - 2/5/17)
2/16/17 2/16/17 - Mu Alpha Theta Induction (Math Honor Society) (Snow Date - 2/17/17)
2/20/17 2/20 & 2/21/17 - WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL
2/22/17 2/22/17 - TRI-M INDUCTION (Music Honor Society) - 7 pm - PAC (Snow Date - 2/23/17)
3/9/17 3/9/17 - Harlem Wizards - 4 pm - HS Gym
3/31/17 3/31 thru 4/2/17 - SPRING MUSICAL - HS PAC
4/7/17 4/7/17 - END OF 3RD QUARTER
4/10/17 4/10/17 THRU 4/17/17 - SPRING RECESS - NO SCHOOL
4/20/17 4/20/17 - National Honor Society Induction - 7 pm - PAC
4/28/17 4/28/17 - PEERS Partnership Presentation - 7 pm - PAC
5/1/17 5/1 thru 5/5/17 - AP EXAMS - HS LIBRARY
5/6/17 5/6/17 - SAT
5/8/17 5/8 THRU 5/12/17 - AP EXAMS - HS LIBRARY
5/12/17 5/12 THRU 5/13/17 PVCSD HOSTS NYSSMA
5/16/17 5/16/17 - BUDGET VOTE
5/18/17 5/18/17 - BLOOD DRIVE - HS GYM
5/19/17 5/19/17 - Mid-Point 4th Quarter
5/26/17 5/26 thru 5/29/17 - MEMORIAL DAY RECESS - NO SCHOOL
5/30/17 5/30/17 - 9TH GRADE ACADEMIC AWARD CEREMONY - 9th Period
5/31/17 5/31/17 - 10th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony - 9th Period
5/31/17 5/31/17 - BAND CONCERT - 7 PM - HS PAC
6/1/17 6/1/17 - 11TH GRADE ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY - 9th Period
6/3/17 6/3/17 - SAT
6/5/17 6/5 thru 6/9/17 - SENIOR WEEK
6/7/17 6/7/17 - HS CHORUS CONCERT - 7 PM - HS PAC
6/14/17 6/14/17 - SENIOR SLIDE SHOW - 8TH & 9TH PERIODS - HS PAC
6/14/17 6/14/17 - SENIOR AWARD CEREMONY - 7PM - HS PAC
6/14/17 6/14 THRU 6/21/17 - REGENTS EXAMS
6/22/17 6/22/17 - SENIOR PROM
6/22/17 6/22/17 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
6/23/17 6/23/17 - HS GRADUATION - 7 PM - TURF FIELD (RAIN DATE - 6/24/17 - 9 AM)
 
Putnam Valley High School, 146 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone (845) 526-7847, Fax (845) 528-4456