"A school with deep historical roots, a unique environment, an experienced staff and high-performing students."
We have a very rich, diverse population of students that we are very proud of in their academics and positive behaviors.
We are lucky to have so much property around our school which is rich in the natural environment. We have 7 acres that includes a seasonal creek, a pond, a sewage waste plant, and lots of land beyond our playground and building site. Swales and rain gardens surround our grounds, as well as, some berry plants and fruit trees. We have Literacy Gardens and 3 B (birds, bees, butterfly attractant plants) Gardens at different locations on our grounds.
An active PTA brings the community together for special events that benefit the school and its students. Pleasant Valley parents support our school by volunteering in the classroom, assisting the teacher by doing projects at home, helping with clerical tasks and organizing special events. Our PTA organizes our Back to School Ice Cream Social as well as other events throughout the year. Our PTA runs our fundraisers with the proceeds supporting many programs for our school.
All students have vocal music twice a week and PE twice each week. A media assistant meets with every classroom once a week in the library for book check out. Our counselor meets with every classroom once a week for Character Strength lessons. We have a Chess for Success Club that runs from October through March. We also have after school track and chorus programs for specific grades.
The “Wildside”, as named by students, was begun in 2007. It involves restoring native areas and educating people about them. We have had three goals since the beginning: Improve soil and water quality, provide native plant and animal habitat, and encourage the public with education and enjoyment of the environment. Students and their families have planted over 4,000 trees, eliminated five acres of invasive blackberry, and continue to restore other areas around the school. All work integrates reading, writing, math, science, speaking and art!
All PV students have the option of riding the school bus because the neighborhood is rural and we have no sidewalks for walking safely.
A private day care provider offers before and after-school care in our building. For information, contact Champions at 503-803-0366.