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Archive for May, 2014


We’ve tallied for weeks and we’ve received more than 80 votes, and comes down to two. We’ve taken the two running favorites from our last poll and unmasked their faces! We now present to you our Mascot Facedown.  vs. [polldaddy poll=”8088917″] The winner will be revealed on Friday, June 6, exactly one week from today!

“What I Love About You” by Tamia Blash

I love the way you look at me, Your eyes so bright and blue. I love the way you kiss me, Your lips so soft and smooth.   I love the way you make me so happy, And the ways you show you care. I love the way you say, “I Love You,” And the…

Student of the Month — Nicole Ferrante

Congratulations to Nicole Ferrante for being named PVA’s Student of the Month for May! Nicole is just finishing up the 7th grade here at PVA. She is 13 years old and her birthday is coming up– July 5th! Her favorite subject in school is Language Arts, and outside of school really enjoys playing soccer with…

PVA Weekly Update — May 19

The end of the year brings in some exciting events! The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held Monday, June 2 and the 12th Grade Graduation Ceremony will be Thursday, June 12. Both of these events are invitation only. Check your emails for more information. Mark your calendar for Asset Return! You must return your…

“Music” by Giovanna Baccini

Surrounds my very being with warmth Sweet nothings roll in and out of my ears It wraps me in its euphoric sounds Gently floating through the atmosphere Its beauty unlike anything else Its gentle hymn gripping my soul I close my eyes and listen For your alluring tune lifts my spirits I dare to hum…

Virtual Reality and the Future of EdTech

As technology advances further and further into the future, where can we expect it to land in the field of education?  How can it advance e-learning? Innovations once thought too advanced for children or too expensive for individual classrooms are working their way into the e-learning atmosphere.  Take the computer for example.  Only 15 years…

PVA Weekly Update — May 19

Keystone testing is underway here at PVA in Lab B. If you need to test, you receive your schedule and a letter with transportation passes via email. Get a good night’s sleep and eat before you test! You can still vote for PVA’s new mascot in #MissionMascot until Wednesday. Results will be unveiled this Friday!…

PVA’s #MissionMascot

PVA is on a mission to find the perfect mascot! We’ve been brainstorming for the past few days in the drop-in centers and through social media with #MissionMascot, and we’ve come up with a few awesome ideas. Now we want your help to choose, so vote for your favorite below! [polldaddy poll=8037957]  

Untitled by Brandon Edwards

  She cried in front of me for the first time And I realized how delicate the heart can be. But since I didn’t realize before the outcome was set Only thing was I couldn’t see. And with my ignorance at play, I blindly me the criteria for breaking a heart. I mean I literally…

Stroud Watershed Adventures

After a long week of rainy weather, we finally made it out to the Stroud Watershed! PVA students hopped on a bus this Friday and headed over to Avondale for a fun day of adventures and hands-on learning! They sure weren’t afraid to get their hands (and feet) dirty in the mud!