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Midpoint of Quarter 4

Dear Putnam Valley HS Parents/Guardians,

We are in the home stretch of the school year.  The May IB/AP exams are complete!  133 students took 36 exams, writing 687 papers in 14 days of testing.  This was quite an undertaking for our students, especially seniors, who staved off senioritis and worked hard through the end.  We also had 111 freshmen and sophomores in 4 AP courses take 162 AP exams.  More students are challenging themselves in more rigorous classes than ever before.  We are so proud of our students and staff for embracing an educational culture that places academic rigor at the forefront of our community.

Midpoint of Quarter 4

May 19th marked the midpoint of the 4th quarter.  Teachers have updated grades and comments.  Please take a look at your child’s progress and attendance.  We encourage you to contact your child’s teacher with questions or concerns.

June 1st US History Regents – No Classes for Students

NY State Education Department requires all schools to administer the US History Regents on June 1st.  This Regents exam is for juniors enrolled in the US History and Government or IB History of the Americas courses at PVHS.  The exam will begin promptly at 8:00 am and last until 11:15ish.  Juniors need to be here at 7:45 am so we can get them seated and supplied by 8:00 am.  There will be a morning bus run as usual and an 11:45 am bus run to take students home.  Juniors can drive in for the exam and must park in the senior parking spots.

All Juniors must sit for the US History and Government Regents exam.

Regents/Finals Exam Schedule

The last day of classes for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is Monday, June 12th.  Regents and final exams begin on Tuesday, June 13th.  Students must come to school only if they have a Regents or final exam.  The Regents/Finals exam schedule and transportation information can be found here:  June 2023 Regents/Finals Schedule


Our senior class is looking forward to the end of their high school career.  Senior Week begins June 6th with events planned daily to celebrate the completion of one chapter of their lives and prepare them for their next chapter.  Here is the Senior Week Schedule.  Graduation will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, June 16th, on the athletic field.  We will send out graduation information to all our seniors on June 1st.

Awards Season!

We have several awards ceremonies happening in June.  Livestream links can be found on the PVHS Website.

Senior Class Awards:            Thursday, June 8th @ 7:00 pm

Freshmen Class Awards:          Friday, June 9th @ 9:15 am

Sophomore Class Awards:        Friday, June 9th @ 11:50 am

3rd Annual IB DP Celebration    Monday, June 12th @ 11:05 am

Junior Class Awards:            Monday, June 12th @ 12:00

Athletics Awards:            Monday, June 12th @ 5:30 pm

    **Inaugural inductions into the PVHS Athletic Hall of Fame


Mr. Matt Mello

Putnam Valley High School

End of Q3 Updates

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Can you believe the 3rd quarter of school just ended?  Spring is such an enjoyable time at PVHS.  We have plenty of athletic teams competing at a high level this spring.  I love coming out on a sunny day, standing on the hill, and seeing a softball game, baseball game, and lacrosse game happening simultaneously.  It’s a community experience that I cherish.

Our spring musical, Something Rotten, is set to start Friday, April 28th!  The cast and crew have been working overtime to create a theatrical experience that leaves the crowd in awe.  We have many very talented students, and the musical is one of the rare opportunities to see them perform.


        Friday, April 28th @ 7:00

        Saturday, April 29th @ 7:00

        Sunday, April 30th @ 2:00

Tickets are on sale for $5.00 for students and $12.00 ($10 if purchased ahead of time) for adults.

Celebration of Film –  We are proud to announce that we will have our inaugural PV film festival on Friday, May 5th, at 6:00 pm.  We invite all to attend to see the incredible work that our film students are creating.  Maybe you will witness the next Spielberg, Hitchcock, or Bigelow.

AP/IB testing will begin on May 2nd.  You can find the testing schedule at PV High School.  There is a blue shaded box on the right side of the main page and a list of upcoming events on the left.  Both options will list days and time slots for the exams.  Here is an article, The last mile: how to prepare for your IB exams, by Aseel Al- Nasser, that can be applied to preparing/studying for any exam.  Students are still required to attend their other classes during the day.  Some exams might run past the afternoon bus run and need to take the 3:30 bus or get a ride home.  Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions about the exams.

Juniors cannot drive to school and park on campus during the day.  We are seeing more activity on campus, and juniors have been warned.  We will allow juniors to drive to school during Regents/finals weeks (June 13th to June 22nd).  A form was sent home explaining what needs to be done.  This includes June 1st when the state requires the US History Regents to be given.  No other classes will be held on June 1st.  Only juniors will arrive in the morning.  The exam begins at 8:00 am.

Quarter 3 Grades/Comments are Finalized

Please check PowerSchool to view your child’s 3rd quarter progress report and maybe take a peak at their attendance.  This is an excellent time to review student progress and connect with teachers to ensure your child succeeds in all classes.  The 4th quarter is a short one due to Regents/finals testing during the month of June.  If you have any questions, reach out to teachers directly.  A conversation with your child and their teacher makes all the difference in creating a successful learning experience.


Matt Mello

Putnam Valley HS

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