Delaware Valley students Juliana Llaurado and Viktoria Sioreti gave the first students’ report of the year at the Oct. 21 school board meeting.
“From the start of the year,” they reported, “we had a lot of opportunities, events and news”:
● September and October: Leadership training for officers held Oct 14 by Mrs. Marchetti. All student body officers met to train for real life scenarios or difficulties they might encounter.
● Warrior Store (Mr. Lurs): First week successful, everyone was excited, positive impact on the students. From Tuesday, Oct. 12, you can payment with credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay. Decoration always updated for the season, awarenesses, orders for new clothing sweatshirts at online store: tinyurl.com/2nbd426e.
● Tutoring: There are many tutoring opportunities available for every subject this year — math, science, and writing Lab, plus multiple after school tutoring for students.
● Spirit Week (Mrs. Wummer): Themes include Music Monday, Tie-Dye Tuesday, Out of this World Wednesday, Time Travel Thursday, class colors. Seniors won. Hopefully, plan to do spirit games in the spring.
● PSAT: Held on Oct. 13 for all sophomores and juniors. Practice for the SATs these students will take during the next year or two of high school to prepare for college. These tests are paid by the school and free for all students.
● Newspaper/online: First print Friday, Oct. 15. Updated daily online. Breaking news. Website: dvhsnews.org.
● October 22nd Theme Day: Pink Out for breast cancer awareness, in school and for the football game.
● Mentoring Program (Mrs. Santorelli): Brand-new program for freshman to help them transition into high school. Upperclassmen applied last year to become mentors for the freshmen. We currently have about 30 mentors. They have an introductory letter for each freshman. Mentors went into the freshmen seminar classes to do a nice breaker activity. Next week is an activity presenting digital citizenship. Warrior empowerment program is scheduling social gatherings for all freshmen to interact with mentors.
● New Science Lab: Run by Mr. Rupp and Mr. Rhule. Like the math lab, they help tutor students in all the sciences from physics to biology to environmental science. It is open to all students in need during every lunch period for students to ask science-related questions, study, do school work, or even work one on one with a teacher.
● Virtual Club Fair (Mrs. Santerelli): Link was sent out for all homeroom teachers to share with students and advertise our co-curricular clubs that will be running this school year. Two bulletin boards have been created on both the 9/10 and 11/12 sides of the schools that display all the clubs and has a QR code that links to all the club directories, where students can find out more about the school’s curricular offerings.
● College Fair: Oct. 30, all junior and senior high school students. Periods 1-5: Gave students a chance to see a few of their college options to get ready for their future plans. Forty different colleges.
● Fall sports (Mr. Ross): Successful fall season included. irls soccer leading their division, one seat in districts. Volleyball is 13-0, Karley May is our new coach and a DV grad. Hopefully, our football team will clinch the district title as well. Play-offs begin during the next two weeks.
● Homecoming: White out football game. Homecoming queen and king: Mackenzie Olsommer and Bobby Holdreith were crowned. T-shirt sales: each class got their own T-shirts. Designs were submitted by class officers and other students. The final designs were voted in by students in each class.
● Honors societies: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa (The National Social Studies Honors Society) and National Art Honor Society are all in the process of admitting new members to their organizations. Mu Alpha Theta has begun their monthly mathematical competitions for their members.