**Keystone Exams are taken by those who have successfully completed the course
Winter Keystone Exams
December 3rd and 4th
December 5th and 6th
Algebra I Keystone
January 8th and 9th
-Make-up tests can run through December 2nd-13th and January 8th-22nd.
SV Student Recognized
A Shenandoah Valley freshman, Rocco Roguskie became one of twenty five students from Maryland, West Virginia, & Pennsylvania to be selected to participate in the “Youth Quest” Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Richard Bartol Jr. Educators’ Conference held at Gettysburg College. To be eligible, student applicants must be nominated by two teachers from their home school, and then required to submit an online essay in which they must utilize their leadership skills in solving a scenario presented to them. At the weeklong event, the students engaged in a variety of activities aimed at polishing their leadership skills and training exercises that deal with delegating authority to create a more cooperative work setting. The students were also provided with an in depth study of the Civil War with special emphasis on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The opportunity to have a student attend this event was initiated with SV Elementary teacher Donald O’Prey, who earlier attended a special Civil War Educational Seminar where a select group of teachers were given the opportunity to formulate curriculum aimed at challenging students to engage in researching this pivotal battle which historians consider the turning point of the war. As a result of Mr. O’Prey’s participation in the seminar, Shenandoah Valley Elementary received a $2000 grant, which along with financial assistance from the SV PTO, allowed the 5th grade class to attend the a special tour of the Gettysburg battlefield.
Shown in the photo is Rocco Roguskie, son of Scott & Angela Roguskie from Shenandoah Heights, receiving his Certificate of Completion and also a special award given to him for the exemplary attitude he displayed while attending the conference. He is joined by sponsoring teachers (L-R) John Brennan, & Donald O’Prey.