August 20, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to welcome everyone back for another great school year at Panther Valley High School. School reopens on Monday morning August, 25 2014 at 7: 30 AM. It's great to be a Panther!
There are many changes underway at PVHS. The Junior High wing is under construction and constuction is progressing nicely. We are considerate of student and staff safety and have construction areas ceiled off to help keep the building operating normally.
We are happy to welcome Major Gerald New, Mr. John Smulowitz, and Ms. Elizabeth Barford as the newest members of our faculty. Major New will serve as the Senior Army Instructor (SAI) in our JROTC program. Mr. John Smulowitz is the newest member of Business, Computer, Information Technology (BCIT) department, and Mrs. Beth Barford joins our staff special education staff. It is a pleasure to have them join us.
We would like to extend our best wishes and gratitude to Mrs. Elizabeth Walsh who recently retired from Panther Valley School District after many years of services as a teacher of English and Language Arts and also as the High School Librarian. Mrs. Walsh also served as the Englsih Depeartment Chair and will be repaced by Mrs. Kerry Uher. I would also like to extend our thanks to Ms. Adrienne Bonner who reently resigned to accept a position in the greater Philadelphia area. Best wishes Ms. Bonner.
Our Fall sports season is underway and our student-athletes are eager to get their seasons started. Our Football team, under the direction of coach Matt Davis has been working daily to prepare for the 2014 season. Coach Davis's young squad is dedicated and hard-working. We are all eager for the Friday night excitement at the stadium. Coach Nancy Filer has prepared another great group of girls to take the court and serve-up a thrilling volleyball season. We encourage everyone to come out and support the Panthers!
Student handbooks are posted on the district's website and we encourage you to read the handook with your child. Our dress and grooming policy is in the handbook and we would all students familiar with the provisions of the policy.
If you have any questions regarding your child's return to school for the 2014-2015 school year please fell free to contact us at 570-645-2171.
GO PANTHERS !
Mr. Joseph A. Gunnels
Panther Valley High School