Pymatuning Valley High School Receives School of Promise Distinction from The Ohio Department of Education
On October 29th, the Ohio Department of Education released a list of schools recognized as a School of Promise. This distinction is meant to recognize schools for maintaining high academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged circumstances that can make learning difficult.
The Ohio Department of Education named only 98 Schools of Promise. There are 3,192 public school buildings in Ohio, 2,189 of which are eligible to receive this award due to the high-level of poverty among their students.
Dr. Richard Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction stated, “Education is making a difference, and these teachers, students, leaders and communities are making a difference for the boys and girls in their local schools. I’m especially proud of what these schools have achieved during a year when we raised learning standards for students and launched higher accountability measures for schools.”
To qualify as a School of Promise, a building must meet these criteria:
Serve at least 40 percent economically disadvantaged students.
- Eighty percent or more of students in grades that took the 2013-2014 Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests must have rated Proficient in reading and math, including economically disadvantaged and racial subgroups.
- Score an Ohio School Report Card grade of A or B on their Annual Measurable Objective, to narrow performance gaps between student groups.
- Receive an A, B or C on student learning progress through the school year and a grade of A or B on high school graduation rate, if they were high school.
Pymatuning Valley High School is very excited to receive this award. This award is a testament to the hard work of our students and teachers. On a daily basis they work alongside one another towards excellence. However, while we certainly appreciate this award, awards are not what it is all about; they are just a side effect of positive relationships, a dedication to learning, and an overwhelmingly supportive community. So while we are very excited and honored about this award, we do expect more and are working diligently to earn them.
Pymatuning Valley High School Introduces Youth Philanthropy Board
The Pymatuning Valley High School chapter of the National Honor Society is pleased to introduce the PVHS Youth Philanthropy Board. In partnership with the Ashtabula Foundation, the Youth Philanthropy Board of the PVHS NHS chapter will be responsible for contributing $5,000.00 to local non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) letters. The mission of the group is to assist the funding of projects in our community that the board believes will most directly benefit the people in our area. The contributions will be made through grants, and paperwork can be completed using the grant application found on the Pymatuning Valley High School webpage in the list of links near the bottom. Applications must be project-specific and completed and returned no later than January 5th to be eligible.
The Ashtabula Foundation sponsors a Youth Philanthropy Board in each of the 7 public high schools, as well as in Saint John and Saint Paul High School. Pymatuning Valley’s Youth Philanthropy Board is supervised by advisor Cody Hunt. The members for 2014-2015 are Stevie Urchek, Rebecca Dillon, Chase Thurber, Megan Tilton, Chad Lynagh, Karissa Hartzell, and Abby Hamilton.
Pymatuning Valley High School Goals
The goal of Pymatuning Valley High School is to receive an A rating from the Ohio Department of Education, the equivalent of excellence in the former rating system. We will strive to maintain our “Commitment to Excellence” by achieving the following 4 High School Goals:
-A school-wide 95% attendance rate.
-An 80% passage rate on all sections of the Ohio Graduation Tests for the Class of 2017 and 85% for the class of 2016.
-A 93% graduation rate for the Graduation Cohort of students who were freshman in 2011-2012.
-Increasing school pride through the PV Pride Buck Program.
Congratulation’s to Micah Barnes, our September Student of the Month!!!
PVHS Guidance Webpage
Career Planning Tools from Ohio Department of Education
Youth Philanthropy Board Grant Application
PV Food Service – What’s for Breakfast and Lunch!
PVHS Alumni Site
PV High School Directions & Contact Info
PV Veteran’s Memorial Performing Arts Center
FFA (Future Farmers of America)
PV Band & Color Guard
2014-2015 School Calendar
2014-2015 PVHS Student Handbook
Student of the Month
Pymatuning Valley High School
PO Box 1180
5571 Us Rt. 6 W
Andover, OH 44003
School hours: 7:35 a.m. to 2:14 p.m.