Oct. 14, 2021


PELT THE PRINCIPAL! (and raise money for a worthy cause)

For the third year in a row, Middle School Principal Denis Quirk is taking part in the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

This year, Quirk has set a goal to raise $2,500...BUT, we know he can surpass last year's total of $7,129! Like last year, Quirk has added incentives to his middle school students by promising several fun events when he reaches certain benchmarks:

  • $1,000 = Quirk will dye his hair pink
  • $3,000 = “Pelt the Principal.” Every middle school student will be supplied hot pink color run powder, Quirk will dress in all white and then line the students up as he runs through and gets pelted with pink!
  • More than $7,129 = A BIG incentive that’s hush-hush for now!

The middle school will also again be holding a Spirit Week later this month and there will be a district-wide Pink Day on Oct. 28.

The fundraiser is open to anyone who would like to support this cause, not just members of the school district. Donate by clicking the button below the photo to the right!



Last week, several elementary CVVA students took part in their weekly STEAM Discovery event! Last week's topic was “Not a Box,” incorporating engineering, creativity, creative problem solving skills, and communication.


We were optimistic the COVID News Update Center would be a thing of the past by the time this school year started. Unfortunately, there is still a need to maintain and update the News Update Center for the foreseeable future.

The Update Center was created in the spring of 2020 when the virus first affected our area. Our COVID dashboard will again be updated each school day in the late afternoon or evening.

In addition, the Update Center has a plethora of resources and information, including letters from Dr. Zuilkoski, learning resources, and more.



The annual Craft Show is back this year! The Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Rill Gymnasium at CVHS. All questions can be directed here.



Conestoga Valley's online bulletin board is designed to assist community nonprofit groups in the CV area to communicate important information in an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective way. Throughout the school year, we'll highlight new announcements in the Buckskin Blast. This week, information on Cub Scout Pack 92 (Smoketown) was added!



On October 23rd, something pretty special is happening at the CVHS Stadium. The family of Teri Dougherty, a former Fritz teacher who passed away from breast cancer, is hosting their fourth- annual 5k walk to honor her and raise money for her Memorial Scholarship.

Let’s show our CV Spirit, no matter what elementary school with which you affiliate! The event organizers are asking for families/groups to register for $30 per team/group, although no donation is too large or too small! Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk is at 10 a.m.

You may sign up here.


CVHS teacher Mrs. Mead runs the "Money with Mead" segment on the CV Today Show and runs the Schoology page of the same name. Mrs. Mead is CV's Awards Committee Chairperson, meaning she spearheads the funding of scholarships for graduating seniors and she needs your help and support!

Stauffer's of Kissel Hill offers the Stauffer's School Rewards Program which gives schools the opportunity to earn a percentage of sales made at Stauffer's by registered Stauffer's Signature Rewards members.

By becoming a rewards member, and designating CVHS as your school of choice, every purchase you make helps fund CV scholarships. And any money remaining at the end of each school year is rolled into the next school year to continue funding scholarships. Click below for more information!



In honor of Perry Pritchard's birthday this month, please consider giving a donation to help fund the Perry Pritchard Center Award, an annual scholarship given to a CVHS senior.

Mr. Pritchard, a teacher and assistant principal in the Conestoga Valley School District, passed away unexpectedly in 2015 and the scholarship was established in his honor.


Attention CVSD students in grades 1-6! The Buckskin Mat Club begins its season on Nov. 16. The program is designed to teach the fundamentals of the sport of wrestling to prepare students to be future members of the junior high and high school varsity wrestling teams.

Training is held in the CVHS Wrestling Room and Allen Uyeda Wrestling Gymnasium. Practices vary by grade level.

Get more information here.

In addition, registration for Junior High wrestling is also now available for students in grades 7-9; click here to register!



It's hard to believe, but it's time to start thinking about the annual Extraordinary Give - Lancaster County's largest day of giving! This year, the event will take place on Friday, November 19. The Conestoga Valley Education Foundation is one of the organizations to which you can donate that day.


If you are an individual or family living in the Conestoga Valley School District and are struggling with food security, the food bank at Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services (CVCCS) may be able to help. CVCCS also provides the following services to those who qualify: Clothing bank for residents of Lancaster County and financial debt coaching. Please call CVCCS at 717-208-3711 to inquire about any of these services to see if you qualify. You can also click the button below for more information!

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