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Tips to Starting a Successful School Year

As summer comes to an end, it is time for students to begin thinking about how to go about managing their school work. There are many ways to plan ahead in the beginning of the school year, so that it isn’t hard to keep up with the work once the year fully starts. Get in…

Mr. Layman’s Tutoring Schedule (Room 1082)

Good Afternoon, This is a reminder that the final Help Session is next week! This is your last chance to get face-to-face help from the BVA teachers! It will be on Wednesday, May 25, from 9am to 1pm. If you haven’t already signed up, sign up today: Click here to sign up! Please let me know if you…

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9th and 10th Grade Meet and Greet!

Our very own Student Liaison, Mrs. Evans hosted 9th and 10th grade Meet and Greet today! They had pizza and fun activities to do together… Don’t miss out on any more of these fun events at the end of the year and check your emails. Let’s power through the last month of school! PVA

April Tutoring

PVA students & families, PVA will be offering an expanded schedule of tutoring for the remainder of the school year. The new tutoring times for the month of April are listed below. We will see how this schedule goes and I will make changes if needed for the last months of the year. Tutoring takes place…

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African American Read-In

The African American Read In (AARI) started 27 years ago by Black Caucus – National Council of Teachers of English. “The AARI is built on an ambitious yet confident premise; that a school and community reading event can be effective way to promote diversity in children’s literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a…

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2016 Middle School Spelling Bee Champion is……

Ray Gracia! Congratulation on another year of victory!

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First Yearbook Meeting! #PVAYearbookCommittee1516

Today, we had our very first first yearbook meeting! We discussed about yearbook themes and narrowed down on on 6 options for all PVA students to pick! If you have not filled out the survey yet, fill it out here! –> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SYD6SLP It is not too late to join so if you are interested, our next…

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Math&English Help Session

Starting this 2015-2016 school year, we started a monthly Math&English Help Session here in 440 N. Broad St. 5 of our teachers the students normally talk to virtually, comes down to get a face to face tutoring time with our students! The teachers love meeting the students and students love getting the extra help! If…

Optic Illusion Art Workshop With PAFA!

on December 16th, we had an art workshop with art coordinators from PAFA right here in 440 N Broad st! Two art coordinators were kind enough to make a trip down to us and teach us about optic illusion. During the PAFA trip the week prior, we learned about abstract art. It was so cool…

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PVA goes to PAFA Trip!

       On December 9th, PVA middle school students had the opportunity to tour Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Museum. The collection was Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. The collection was on this influential artist who had many different style of extraordinary work. Norman Lewis was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art…