Starfish on BeachDear PVMS Families,

We have made it to the home stretch of the school year as June is upon us and many of our students have summer on their minds.  Although we will be on summer vacation starting the week of June 27th, we are still engaged in vital learning opportunities and assessments through our last day on June 24th.  Please note that June 23rd and 24th will be half days for students and we will be dismissing at 11:00AM on those days.  

Thank you for adapting to the ever changing demands of this school year as we continue to see illness impacting our daily lives.  We have seen a rise in cases of the flu and Covid over the last few weeks.  Your partnership with us has been vital in continuing to provide the best education possible for our students through these challenges.

As we finish up the school year, I want to take the time to commend those students and families that saw the opportunity to take NYS assessments in preparation for standardized assessments that our students will encounter in the near future.  Our mathematics, reading, and science assessments present a framework that will only better prepare students for what is to come in high school and to show off their knowledge.   We will continue to work through the remainder of the school year and over the summer to ensure our curriculum and programs continue to educate the whole child.

Eighth grade will have a final exam schedule that will begin on June 14th. Our Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be taking place on Thursday, June 23rd at 5:00PM in the High School Performing Arts Center.  This will be followed by a Moving Up Dance at Cortlandt Colonial from 7:00 – 9:30PM.

Please mark your calendars:

Wednesday, June 1 & Thursday, June 2 – NYS Grade 8 Performance Exam

Friday, June 3 – Health and Wellness Festival 5:00 – 7:00PM – Turf Field

Monday, June 6 – NYS Grade 8 Science Written Exam

Tuesday, June 14 – Spanish 8 Final Exam

Tuesday, June 14 – Spring Band Concert 7th/8th Grade – 7:00PM – HS PAC

Wednesday, June 15 – Science 8 Final Exam

Wednesday, June 15 – Spring Band Concert 5th/6th Grade – 7:00PM – HS PAC

Wednesday, June 15 – Locker Clean Out – During Recess

Thursday, June 16 – Math 8 Final Exam /Algebra 1 Regents Exam

Friday, June 17 – ELA 8 Final Exam

Monday, June 20 – Juneteenth – No Students

Tuesday, June 21 – Social Studies 8 Final Exam

Tuesday, June 21 – Yearbook Distribution 

Wednesday, June 22 – 8th Grade PTA Breakfast

Thursday, June 23 – ½ Day for Students – dismissal at 11:00AM

Thursday, June 23 – 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – 5:00PM – HS PAC

Thursday, June 23 – 8th Grade Moving Up Dance – 7:00PM – Cortlandt Colonial

Friday, June 24 – ½ Day for Students and Last Day of School – dismissal at 11:00AM

Tuesday, June 21 – Yearbook Distribution –  The “Yearbook Order Center” – Be sure to reserve your copy as there will only be a limited number of extra copies when they arrive in June. Visit and enter school code, 13029.  If you have any questions or concerns, direct them to Mrs. Trchala (

Week of June 27 – Report Cards and iReady Reports Mailed Home

This summer will be a time of reflection and preparation for the 2022 – 2023 school year.   Putnam Valley is a special place and our middle school community values the partnership we have with all families.  We want to wish you a safe, healthy, and restful summer with your children.


Mr. Travis W. McCarty and Dr. Letitia Payne