Phone: 988-3276 ext. 4308
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Mr. Joshua L. Tedone
Dear Pine Valley Students, Families and Faculty,
It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, as the new Jr/Sr HS Principal at Pine Valley. The warm welcome that many of you have given me is nothing but overwhelming. Thank you for that. Pine Valley is a special district and I am humbled to be part of the family.
My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 15 years as a teacher and administrator. A well-rounded education means outstanding instruction from top-notch teachers, as well as extracurricular opportunities and supports that enable students to develop character, cultivate passions, and explore the world outside of the classroom. I’ve quickly come to appreciate Pine Valley’s access to technology, dedicated instructional staff and the close-knit community that will help us prepare our students to take on future challenges head-on. We are currently creating the next generation of problem solvers and creative thinkers. You are a huge part of making that happen.
Most importantly, an excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents, and staff. We will model teamwork, curiosity, problem solving, and most importantly kindness to help provide the students of Pine Valley with the skill set to thrive in today's changing workplace.
I look forward to the upcoming school year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss.
Joshua L Tedone
Jr/Sr High School Principal
Pine Valley Central School District
Spring is in the air
One of the telltale signs that spring is here is when we start to see baseball and softball heating up. To me nothing symbolizes the change in weather like the smack of a ball hitting the mitt and that distinctive ping of a bat making contact. Boys’ baseball and girls’ softball are in full swing. Players and coaches are already diligently putting in a tremendous amount of hard work, and everyone is excited for the start of a new season. Our Trap Team is also going strong. Trap provides students the opportunity to learn valuable lessons on camaraderie, accuracy and safety.
History comes to life at PV
Recently the students at Pine Valley have had some extremely exciting opportunities in the Social Studies classroom. Students had a survivor from the genocide in Rwanda come speak to their individual Global Studies classes. He spoke, not just about his own experiences and survival, but also gave a powerful message of hope.
Students in grades 8 through 12 had the opportunity to listen to a Holocaust survivor from World War II present in the auditorium. This emotional presentation focused on the heroes of the Holocaust.
The Global Studies students have also had the opportunity to participate in a Medieval Fair. This event focused on student projects, food from medieval times and a variety of activities. The students and instructors dressed as they would in medieval times completely transforming the classroom and learning environment.
Another exciting opportunity taking place for our students is the opportunity to register to vote. Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to hear about civic participation, and representatives from the County Board of Elections will be on hand to assist our eligible students with registering.
Communities that learn together grow together
I want to thank everyone who came out and supported the viewing of the movie, Screenagers. What a tremendous learning opportunity for staff, students and the community. Internet safety and screen time are issues that impact schools and homes daily. This showing provided the opportunity for dinner, an engaging movie and gave all of us the chance to learn and grow together.
Recently Pine Valley participated in the Stem Wars at Jamestown Community College. This annual event provides students with a variety of learning opportunities. Congratulations to the multiple winners from Pine Valley - I am proud of each of you. Thank you to all staff and students who participated in this exciting educational event.
Career Opportunities for Students at PV
Students in the Career Exploration class are provided with many occasions to learn of workplace opportunities through the use of our Distance Learning services bringing the workplace to life in the classroom. Recently students have connected via Distance Learning with Longwood Gardens, Chautauqua County Career Opportunities promoting careers in the medical field, a speaker from the NFL Hall of Fame and a presentation from an archaeologist. The focal point of this class continues to be to provide students with the skill set and experience to prepare for today's workplace.
On April 17th a Career Fair will be held at Pine Valley Jr./Sr. High School. This event will feature over 30 vendors presenting on career and training opportunities. If you are interested in participating in this fair, please call Mrs. Laura Moeller, Jr./Sr. High School Counselor, at 988-3276 ext. 4310.
“Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne Johnson