A Message From Superintendent Peter Morgante
Another school year has ended with spring filled with music with year-end band and chorus concerts and baseball and softball games.
It is a pleasure to congratulate the following students for their achievements in the arts and athletics!
Congratulations to the following students for their selection to the All County Concert held at Chautauqua Institution on Saturday, June 7th:
Elementary Chorus (Grades 5-6)
Soprano: Calais Bennett, Sadie Fadale, Makayla Harvey, Megan Lindquist, Morgan Sandy,
Payton Swanson, Lyric Westlund
Alto: Chase Crowell, Isabella Moya, Christian Ortiz, Jocelyn Tyma
Jr. High Chorus (Grades 7-9)
Soprano: Cassie Smith, Megan Stefanik
Alto: Taylor Merrill
Bass: Sam Linenfelser, Tyler West
Tenor: John Lombardo
Jr. High School Band (Grades 7-9)
Alto Sax: Joshua Adams
French Horn: Daniel Milliman, Abby Wittenbrook
High School Band (Grades 10-12)
Baritone Saxophone: Alyssa Sievert
French Horn: Christian Fadale
High School Chorus (Grades 10-12)
Soprano: Ahleen Pollock
Alto: Monica Kenney
Bass: Boone Exford
Tenor: Adam Lukasik, Aaron Nobles
Congratulations to Spring Sports All Stars:
Division 3 Class D Baseball:
Co-Players of the Year: Winfred Nelson, Thomas Raiport
First team: Talon Snyder, Jacob Wilcox
Second team: Dylan Granger, Alex Kelly
Honorable Mention: Elijah Hall, Jaren Johnston, Shayne Matteson
Division 3 Class D Softball:
First team: Alexandrea Bentham, Kayla Mansfield, Jessica Wilcox,
Second team: Aleah Fancher, Jamie Wilcox, Aaren Waterman
Honorable Mention: Kaitlyn Hoth, Laural Killock, Jessica Pillard
On Sunday, June 29th, we celebrated our 66th Commencement Ceremony with 48 members of the Class of 2014 receiving their high school diplomas. On behalf of our teachers, support staff, members of the Board of Education and administrative staff, I would like to congratulate this year’s graduates.
Since 1982 a scholarship established by the late Mr. John Jachym and Mrs. Audrey Jachym as a memorial to Mr. Jachym’s mother, Amelia, has been awarded as part of our graduation ceremony. The Amelia G. Jachym scholarship was started because of the Jachym’s interest in the Pine Valley area and their desire to further the education of a deserving graduate of our district. This year’s recipient is Adam Lukasik. By receiving this award, Adam joins an elite group of graduates from Pine Valley Central School. Congratulations Adam!
As our graduates took their steps across the stage receiving their diplomas, it was time for me to take my last steps throughout this district. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving as the Superintendent of Pine Valley Central School. Throughout my tenure as a teacher, principal and superintendent, I have had the opportunity to work with and meet many fantastic people. One of my favorites is Grandpa Bob, Robert LeBarron. Every day that Grandpa Bob comes to work at Pine Valley Elementary School, he always works his hardest, performs his duties with a smile on his face and can’t want to return for the challenges that lie ahead in his next day of work. When you see Grandpa Bob at the local sub shop or in front of the Cherry Creek Fire Department, stop and tell him thank you for his dedication to our students and school. Bob, my last words to you are “You are doing an awesome job, and yes, you can work at Pine Valley Central School for an infinite number of years.”
I will truly miss our students and wish them a very prosperous future!