IV Eagle Flyby - August 16th

IV Eagle Flyby (August 16, 2019)

The halls of Indian Valley have been full of activity with students touring the building to find class locations, locker locations, and practice opening lockers. Teachers have been setting up their classrooms and preparing materials while the building and facilities crew have been steadfast throughout the summer readying the facility for the start of school. Yes, summer has flown by and you can feel the excitement for the start of school on Tuesday, August 27.

The summer months were also busy hiring new staff. Please welcome to the Indian Valley Family:

  • Mrs. Kelly Stackhouse – School Nurse
  • Mrs. Sandra Shute – Nurse Clerical Assistant
  • Mrs. Kara Canale – School Psychologist
  • Mrs. Carrie Skinfill – 7th grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
  • Mr. Alex Stump – 7th grade Math/Science Teacher
  • Mr. Ray Gerhart – 8th grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
  • Ms. Lindsay Ledder – 8th grade Math/Science Teacher
  • Mr. Lucas Denczi – 8th grade Social Studies Teacher
  • Ms. Emily Morris – Special Education Teacher, Life Skills
  • Mr. Mike Devlin – School Police Officer
  • Mrs. Caitlyn Singletary – Spanish Teacher
  • Mrs. Sheryl Smith – Spanish Teacher
  • Mrs. Jennifer Halverson – French Teacher
  • Mrs. Nicole Bauer – 6th Grade Accelerated Math Teacher
  • Mrs. Donzilia Stone – Special Education Instructional Assistant, Emotional Support
  • Mrs. Dina Moore – In-School Suspension Monitor

Quick Hitter Stuff….

Chromebook and Computer Distribution

Traffic Patterns for Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up

Where to report on opening day – Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • When 7th and 8th grade students arrive on the opening day of school they should report to their Advisory Class listed on their schedule. All schedules are available on Home Access Center (HAC). Note that we no longer have homerooms.
  • When 6th grade students report on the opening day of school they should report to the gymnasium where they will be greeted by their Advisory and Team Teachers.

Career Cafe – Speaker Presentations

  • We are excited to be expanding our Career Speakers Presentations this coming school year! Indian Valley will now be hosting “Career Cafes,” (adapted from Kathleen Goodman, School Counselor) which will be an opportunity for all students in 6th-8th grade to attend a Career Speakers Presentation during their lunchtime. Once a Marking Period, speakers will present at 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grade lunch, and students will sign up to attend these presentations.
  • If you are interested in participating as a Career Speaker for this upcoming school year, please reply to IVMS School Counselors, Kristen Raught and Jennifer Toby at kraught@soudertonsd.org and jtoby@soudertonsd.org. In your reply, identify whether you are available to speak at 6th Grade Lunch: 11:15AM-11:45AM, 7th Grade Lunch: 11:59AM-12:29PM, and/or 8th Grade Lunch: 10:31AM-11:01AM. Please also include your job title and contact information. 
  • We thank you in advance for your consideration in participating! For more information regarding “Career Cafes,” please see the following article written by Kathleen Goodman, School Counselor: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/ASCAU/CareerCafeConversations.pdf

Parent Volunteering

  • The Indian Valley staff and students greatly appreciate the parents and community volunteers that help in our classrooms, chaperone field trips, and assist with school activities. Please visit the link here to access the information needed to volunteer. http://indianvalley.soudertonsd.org/district_home/volunteering
  • Parents that have volunteered in the past are reminded to check that their clearances and other forms are updated. If you have any questions regarding volunteering at Indian Valley contact Cindy Bleazard at cindy.bleazard@gmail.com
  • Upcoming volunteer events include the magazine drive and cookie dough fundraiser, back-to-school night, and picture day.

Quick Calendar Snapshot

August 19 – 7th and 8th grade Chromebook Distribution – 1:00 to 6:00 PM (LGI)

August 20 and 21 – WEB Leader Training – 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Cafeteria)

August 23 – 6th grade Orientation – 8:00 to 11:30 AM – (GYM)

August 27 – Opening Day of School

August 29 - 6th grade Computer Distribution

August 30 and September 2 – Labor Day Holiday

September 4 – Picture Day

September 5 – Magazine Drive and Cookie Dough Fundraiser Begins

September 5 – 6th grade Social – 3:00 to 4:30 PM (AUD)

September 9 – Book Fair Starts (LIB)

September 11 – Back-to-School Night – time and schedule for the evening to be determined

September 20 – 7th and 8th grade Welcome Back Dance – 7:00 to 9:00 PM (GYM)

“Wings UP Fly High!”