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Dear Students: Senior Mixer!

I had the great opportunity to participating in organizing a Senior Mixer requested by the 2015 graduating class. Since we will be graduating soon, the Student Council felt that it was important to arrange an event that will allow us to interact with those we are learning alongside. Though I was a little nervous, I…


TED Talk Tuesday- 5 Ways to Kill Your Dream…

What a way to start your Tuesday… 5 ways to kill your dream? A little bit about the speaker; Her name is Bel Pesce.  She left Brazil to attend MIT in United States.  Soon after, she returns to feed others to dream big and help make that into reality.  Watch or listen to this talk…


14 Ways To Eat Less Sugar

YUM YUM YUM YUM….. Sugar is everything But that doesn’t necessary mean it is healthy…. The average American eats about 82 grams of added sugar a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s more than three times the amount that experts suggest for women and children, and more than twice what they recommend for men….


Is College Worth It?

When you start earning money at a young age, college seems meaningless.  School is boring and after 4+ years, you are slandered with loans.  Does it seem worth it? Here are some tips to keep you focused.   1. College is not as expensive as you think. College tuition will overwhelm you once you start…

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Seniors Rejoice! 5 College Saving Websites…

You can never be too early to start looking to see how you can save money for college.  It is always causes problems later when you stick financial problems in the back of your mind and avoid it.  It is time to face is straight on!  Here are some of the websites that will guide you. 1….

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4 Proven Tips For Your Dream College Admission

1. Prepare, prepare, prepare Unlike anything students have experienced before, colleges look at all four years of high school years.  So the best tip here is to prepare yourself to showcase every aspect of your high school years to colleges.  Colleges admissions want to see that you’re an expert at one thing, not dipping in every…


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PVA Teen ELECT (Education Leading to Employment and Career Training)

Are you or someone you know a Teen Mom or Dad who is pregnant or parenting?  ELECT is a program for expecting and parenting teen mothers and fathers.  ELECT offers FREE case management and supportive services to expecting or already parenting teen mothers and fathers to help them as students achieve their highest potential personally…

Free Library of Philadelphia Introduction

Hello Philly Virtual Pythons, Last week on the PVA weekly update we asked you to read a book. In case you’re stumped about how to get started on that summer reading list, the School District of Philadelphia has provided a list of good ones here. I’m definitely going to be reading this one: Bartlett, Allison…


The Story of Our Mascot – PVA Pythons

Like many aspects of PVA, our mascot was created and chosen by PVA students. Our new school needed a mascot to unite our students and give them something to hang on their walls. A mascot was a clear choice to build school pride, and because we value our students’ opinions we worked together to brainstorm…