News & Updates

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October 11, 2016 Fracking Presentation at 6:30 pm in the PAC

IB Diploma senior Billy Fish has organized a presentation on the environmental concerns related to hydraulic fracturing on land, air, and water. This event is one of four project components involved in Billy's goal to earn the William T. Hornday Silver Medal, the highest award in Boy Scouts for conservation. Since its creation in 1975, only 150 scouts have been awarded this medal. In comparison, approximately 60,000 earn Eagle status each year. Congratulations, Billy!

September 29, 2016 The IB Exam Registration Portal Opens October 1st!

All IB Diploma candidates who will take at least one exam in May 2017 must register & complete payment online. Instructions were given to students in Theory of Knowledge class. Non-diploma students taking an IB class may opt to take an exam. See Mrs. Amy Miller in the IB office for printed instructions. An electronic copy of instructions is available on the "Important Documents & Policies" link as well as at the bottom of Amy Miller's webpage. Questions? Email Amy Miller admiller@cvschools.org. The payment window is October 1-November 1!

September 23, 2016 CV IB is now on Facebook!

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September 15, 2016 Back to School Night - IB PARENT MEETING!

Parents of current IB Diploma students are reminded that there is an important meeting at 6:00 pm in the LGI. Diploma requirements and registration/exam payment information will be reviewed. If you could not attend the meeting, the PowerPoint of information shared is posted at the bottom of this page.

August, 2016 First Day Breakfast for IB Students

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! IB Diploma students and teachers are invited to the IB office from 7:20-7:50 am on Monday, August 22. Enjoy a doughnut, catch up with friends, and share in the excitement of the first day of school. See you then!

June, 2016 Welcome Mrs. Amy Miller, New International Baccalaureate Coordinator

Mrs. Amy Miller will serve as the new IB Coordinator starting July 5th, 2016. She can be reached through email at admiller@cvschools.org. Prior to July 5th, contact Mr. Rob Martin, IB Administrator at rmartin@cvschools.org. We welcome Mrs. Amy Miller to serve in her new role with the district.

May, 2016 IB World History Students Conduct Archival Research

Mary Abom, Alex Crosby, Ellie Farber and Abigail West conducted archival research for the History Unfolded Project sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The students searched and analyzed microfilm of the Carlisle Sentinel to determine the paper’s coverage of major events during the Holocaust. They will be submitting several articles to Eric Schmaltz, Citizens History Community Manager at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Schmaltz extended a thank you to the students for taking part in the research and contributing to the scholarship of the museum and project. The students are taking Mr. Keith Long's IB History of Americas HL I.

April, 2016 Students Prepare for Upcoming Exams in May
IB students are finishing the details for their Internal Assessments and getting ready for their May exams. As our students enter "Test Season", we wish them the best of luck as they show us what they've learned. A calendar of test dates & times is available to all students through Managebac.

March 11th, 2016 Congratulations Ms. Kristin Grieble and Mr. Roy Stanley
Ms. Grieble and Mr. Stanley are teachers in our IB Programme; Ms. Grieble teaches Math SL II and Mr. Stanley teaches Physics SL. In addition to their dedication to teaching, they also serve as Advisors to our CV Mini-THON fundraiser. On March 11th, 2016 our school raised $270,031.16 to fight pediatric cancer. This successful event would not be possible without their guidance, support and many long hours of hard work outside of the classroom. We thank them for their dedication to this very worthy cause in addition to their excellence in the classroom.

February 10th, 2016 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration- Year Of The Monkey
The community is invited to attend the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the CV Performing Arts Center. Lan Ziegler, IB SL Chinese Teacher will host the ninth and final Chinese New Year Celebration. Students from our IB World Language Classes will perform skits, dances, recitations, duets and songs. This cultural extravaganza is an enjoyable evening that includes food, activities and a wide variety of performances! We hope to see you!

January 2016 and ongoing IB Diploma Students Participate in Ongoing Leadership Initiative
Sasha Nebrat, Rucha Wani, Sophia Novak, Pranava Mallu and Yi Lin are working together to increase awareness of international business problems by helping to solve developmental issues overseas with a partner in Nigeria, Hamza Welders. We applaud the efforts of these International Baccalaureate Diploma Students! See their website and please consider a donation!

January, 2016 Liam Kenny Selected for Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute
Current IB Junior, Liam Kenny and Mr. Jake Miller, Good Hope Social Studies teacher will attend the Normandy Summer Institute in Washington D.C. where they will honor a fallen WWII hero from Pennsylvania. Liam & Mr. Miller were selected from applicants across the country and will participate with 14 other student-teacher teams this summer. After a variety of events in Washington DC, Liam and Mr. Miller will travel to Normandy, France where they will walk in the footsteps of the fallen hero and present a eulogy in his honor. Congratulations to Liam and Mr. Miller for this wonderful achievement!

January 27th, 2016 IB Course Selection Sheets Are Due
Current sophomores who are planning to pursue the full International Baccalaureate Diploma in grades 11 & 12 need to complete an IB Course Selection Sheet in addition to their Grade-Level Course Selection Sheet. The IB Course Selection Sheet can be found in the Guidance Office or in Room 284-A. The IB Course Selection Sheets must be approved and signed by Mrs. Heisler before turning them in to the Guidance Office. If there are any questions, contact Mrs. Heisler.

January 20th, 2016 @7:00 pm Course Selection Night
During Course Selection Night, there will be an International Baccalaureate Information Table where students and parents can ask questions about the program and its registration requirements. If you have questions but are unable to attend, contact Kathy Heisler, IB Coordinator.

November 16th, 2015- 7:00 PM in the LGI International Baccalaureate Information Night
Are you interested in what our IB Programme has to offer? Are you the type of student who would benefit from taking IB Curriculum? Would you enjoy the IB Challenge? Is IB for YOU? Interested 10th graders and their parents are invited to attend the annual IB Information Night which will be held on Monday, November 16th at 7:00 pm in the Large Group Instruction Room located next to the Guidance Department. An over-view of the IB Diploma Programme will be presented and teachers & current students will be available to answer questions. If you are unable to attend but desire information about our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, contact Kathy Heisler, IB Diploma Coordinator. The Power Point and Curriculum Handout are available on the Important Documents Link to the left.

Online Payment Window Opens on October 1st, 2015
Online credit card payments for the IB Registration Fee (one time only) & IB Test Fees will be accepted starting October 1st and will run through October 31st. If you are unable to pay using a credit card, contact the IB Coordinator, Kathy Heisler. Instructions for using the online payment system are located on the Important Documents link on the left. Please remember to pay the Registration Fee if this is your first time testing; the Registration Fee will appear when you select your course/courses.

September 17th Parent Information Night for Current IB Students
At 6:00 pm on September 17th, we will have a short informational meeting in the LGI (Large Group Instruction Room is located by the High School Guidance Office). We will discuss "How To Earn The IB Diploma", CVIB Honesty Policy and Registration & Payment for the May, 2016 Exams. We look forward to seeing you at this event. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Heisler if you have questions. 

Welcome Back! IB Teachers & Diploma Students for the Class of 2016 & 2017
A new school year brings challenges & opportunities to our IB Diploma Students. Our wonderful IB Teachers are prepared to instruct & engage the students in new & different ways. We welcome a new face to our IB Teaching Staff this year. Mrs. Miller comes from Harrisburg Academy and brings experience teaching IB History HL to our current seniors. Welcome Mrs. Miller!

Summer 2015!! Congratulations! Good Luck! Hang In There! Welcome!
As the school year comes to a close, we congratulate the graduating IB Diploma Students as they complete two years in the program. They are on their way to college: see attachment below to find out where you can find them! The upcoming seniors and teachers are encouraged to "hang in there" for another year of International Baccalaureate! Finally, we welcome the incoming sophomores as they tackle an amazing two-year program that will encourage them as learners, open their eyes to new ways of thinking and provide meaningful challenges from amazing teachers!

May 5th, 2015 Testing Begins!
IB Diploma Students will put their efforts to the test when they begin a three-week span of IB Exams starting on May 5th and concluding May 22nd. We wish them luck as they pursue the final task of their two-year commitment.

March 6th, 2015 CV Mini-THON Success
Mr. Roy Stanley, IB Physics SL Instructor and Ms. Kristin Grieble, IB Math SL Instructor were the advisors for this year's CV Mini-THON. Together, they worked with our student body to break another CV Mini-THON record raising money for pediatric cancer research. Congratulations to our students and our advisors who volunteer their time for a worthwhile cause.

February 11, 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration - Year of the Sheep / Goat
On Wednesday, February 11th from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm our IB Chinese classes will be hosting the 8th annual Chinese New Year Celebration in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. All six levels of Chinese will display the depth of their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. The high school's Chinese Club and local groups from the Chinese community will be contributing to this production. We invite you to attend this celebration to support our Chinese Program. Admission is free.

February, 2015 Extended Essays
Seniors are now concluding the two-year process of researching and writing the Extended Essay which is a 4,000 word essay in a subject area of their choice. Essays will be mailed to a variety of locations throughout the world after the students meet with their teacher-mentor for a final review.

January 28th, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the PAC
Course Registration Night for Parents
Parents and students interested in participating in the full IB Diploma Programme in 2015-2016 are encouraged to attend this event, especially if there are questions pertaining to IB course selection. If you are unable to attend and have unanswered questions, contact Kathy Heisler, IB Coordinator at 506-3645 or kheisler@cvschools.org.

January, 2015 Program of Studies for the 2015-2016 School Year
Students will be receiving information about the Program of Studies for next year. Any student participating in the full IB Diploma Programme should fill out an IB Course Selection Sheet in addition to their grade-level Course Selection Sheet. Any student with questions pertaining to schedules or classes should see Mrs. Heisler in Room 284-A.

December, 2014 Internal Assessments Begin!
Seniors will start their English Internal Oral Commentary Assessments the week of December 15th! Assessments are scheduled for the IMC with Mrs. Susan Gibson and Mrs. Kathy Heisler. We wish them luck as they begin their Internal Assessments for the IB Diploma Programme!

November 17th, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the High School IMC
International Baccalaureate Informational Meeting

What is required to participate in the full IB Diploma Programme? How is IB different from AP course work? What is the experience like for students? If you are interested in finding answers for your questions that pertain to Cumberland Valley's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, plan to attend this meeting for interested 10th graders and their parents. Email Kathy Heisler, IB Coordinator, if you have questions. Handout & PowerPoint for this evening's event are located on the Important Document link.

September 18th, 2014 IB Parent Meeting
There will be a short informational meeting for IB Parents prior to the start of BTS Night at 6:00 pm in the IMC. The IB Assessments and IB Registration will be the topics of discussion. 

September, 2014 Changes to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Requirements
IB has authorized changes to its requirements to earn the IB Diploma. Changes to these requirements will be discussed with parents at the September 18th meeting and with students in the near future. A Power Point highlighting the changes is available on the Important Documents & Policies link. 

September, 2014 2014-2015 Scale of Fees and May 2015 Assessment Calendar
You can now find updated information for the 2014-2015 Scale of Fees and the May 2015 Assessment Calendar on the Important Documents & Policies link.

September, 2014 Welcome Back IB Students & Teachers
Another year begins for our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme! The Class of 2014 met with great success earning their IB Diplomas and are headed to colleges from coast-to-coast and across the Atlantic Ocean! The Class of 2015 will work diligently to prepare for their Internal Assessments and end-of-the-year papers which will take place in May, 2015. They are well on their way to earning the IB Diploma! The Class of 2016 will embark on a journey filled with exploration and academics at its best! We welcome four new teachers to our IB Staff: Mrs. Renee King will be teaching HL Visual Arts; Mr. Robert Bomboy will be teaching HL Film; Mrs. Anne Rogalski will be teaching HL Math I and Mr. Jay Yohe will be teaching SL Math I. Look forward to a great year with experienced teachers ready to guide and support students as they strive to earn the distinguished IB Diploma!

June, 2014 Congratulations and Good Luck to our Graduating Seniors
Cumberland Valley wishes the graduating International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates much success as they pursue their post-high school educational opportunities. This wonderful group of seniors includes the Class of 2014 Valedictorian, Teressa Chambers and Salutatorian, Hali McKinley-Lester; one Best & Brightest Recipient from the Patriot News, Hali McKinley-Lester; and three National Merit Scholar Finalists: Teressa Chambers, Aishwarya Singh and Lisa Wang. Every member of the IB Class of 2014 has worked diligently for two years and now awaits the results of their efforts which will be available in July, 2014. Our seniors will attend college from coast to coast and even venture across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland. Good Luck & Congratulations! 

February, 2014 2014 Eagle Foundation Honors Teachers
Todd Harral and Roy Stanley have been selected as "stars" through the Eagle Foundation for their dedication and achievements in the classroom. Todd teaches IB Psychology and is also the CAS Coordinator; Roy teaches IB Physics. Congratulations for being recognized for your efforts!

February, 2014 IB Diploma Students are now 2014 National Merit Scholar Finalists!
Teressa Chambers, Aishwarya Singh and Lisa Wang have now earned the very distinct honor of being named 2014 National Merit Scholarship FINALISTS!
These academically-talented seniors will continue in the competition for one of approximately 8,000 highly-competitive National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million. GOOD LUCK GIRLS! 

January 31st, 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration 2014 in the PAC
Lan Ziegler, IB Chinese SL Instructor, and the Chinese Club & Students invite everyone to attend the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration. This year's Chairperson is Ms. Rahel Kang, IB Chinese SL Student who is pursuing her IB Diploma. Displays, activities and fund raising events will take place between 5:30 pm-6:00 pm & 7:30 pm-8:00 pm in the lobby in front of the PAC.
The Lion Dance Grand Opening Stage Performance will start promptly at 6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center at CVHS.  This is a kid-friendly event so bring the whole family!
See attached brochure:
http://www.cvschools.org/webpages/lziegler/files/2014%20cny%20brochure.pdf.

January, 2014 Course Selection begins for the 2014-2015 School Year
All students will start the course selection process for the upcoming school year upon returning from the holiday break. Students in grades 8 & 9 who are contemplating pursuing the IB Diploma in the future are encouraged to take challenging courses to prepare for the rigor of IB. Students in 10th grade who will pursue the IB Diploma next year will work with their Guidance Counselors and Mrs. Heisler to properly schedule IB courses to meet diploma requirements. Parent and/or student questions can be forwarded to IB Coordinator, Kathy Heisler at kheisler@cvschools.org.

January, 2014 Internal Assessments Begin
When students return from the holiday break they will begin the process of completing Internal Assessments and Group IV Projects. We wish our juniors and seniors well as they complete these rigorous requirements on their quest to earn the IB Diploma.

Fall, 2013 IB Diploma Students are recognized as 2014 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists
Teressa Chambers, Aishwarya Singh and Lisa Wang have earned the distinct honor of being named 2014 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
Approximately 16,000 semifinalists from across the country were selected from a pool of 1.5 million seniors in more than 22,000 high schools and our three semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of all U.S. high school seniors.
These academically-talented seniors will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of approximately 8,000 highly-competitive National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million.

November 18th, 2013 IB Information Night at 6:30 pm in the High School IMC
All interested 10th graders and their parents are invited to attend our annual IB Information Night on November 18th at 6:30 pm in the High School IMC. IB Teachers will give an overview of their courses and current IB students will share a student's perspective of participation in the program. Mrs. Heisler, IB Coordinator and Mr. Rob Martin, IB Administrator will host this event. If you are unable to attend and desire IB information, please contact Mrs. Heisler at kheisler@cvschools.org or 506-3645. Power Point for IB Information Night is located at the bottom of this page as a link.

October 31st, 2013 IB Payment is Due by October 31st, 2013
Payment for IB Registration and/or Testing is due by the above date. Parents can mail in payment or send payment in with the IB student who can drop it off in Mrs. Heisler's office. Make checks payable to CVHS. Students will be registered for their Spring, 2014 exams beginning November 1st, 2013.

September 19th, 2013 BTS Night Parent Meeting
There will be a short parent meeting in the IMC prior to the start of BTS Night. The meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm and topics of discussion include payment for tests/registration and a power-point presentation titled "How To Earn The IB Diploma". Parents will be receiving an invitation to attend this meeting and a bill for IB exams and registration. If you have questions and are unable to attend this meeting, feel free to contact Mrs. Heisler or stop by the IB Table in the cafeteria on BTS Night. The "How To Earn The IB Diploma" power-point is also located on the IB Website.

September, 2013 Welcome Back
Teachers welcomed back a group of motivated seniors and eager juniors to fulfill the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. We are ready for a great year and look forward to the challenges of the 2013-2014 school year.

June 8th, 2013 Congratulations to the IB Class of 2013!
Cumberland Valley congratulates the first group of International Baccalaureate Diploma Students to graduate from Cumberland Valley High School! Alex Bunney, Sharalyn Lankford, Logan O'Leary, Pooja Saha, Sarah Singer, Allison Strayer, Vidya Vinnakota and Max Wright made CV History as the first group to participate in the program and seek the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We wish them well as they await the results of their exams and head off to college in the fall! 

May 1st, 2013 Congratulations to Amy Burke, International Baccalaureate Theatre Teacher
Amy Burke, CV High School IB Theatre Instructor has been selected as one of the 12 finalists for the highly competitive Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award! Following a year-long nomination and application process, the PA Teacher of the Year will be announced later this year during a state-wide PDE Conference. We are proud to have Amy on our IB Team of Teachers and wish her the best as she seeks this recognition! 

March 21st, 2013 "4th Annual - Our Community, Our Leaders: Tribute and Scholarship Fundraising Dinner" recognizes Mr. Keith Long
Mr. Keith Long, IB History of Americas HL Instructor, was recently recognized by the Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania-World Affairs Council of Harrisburg as this year's Outstanding Leader. He also coaches the Academic WorldQuest Team which recently took first place in the local competition; the team will travel to Washington DC next month to compete in the National WorldQuest. Congratulations to Keith and Good Luck at National WorldQuest!

February 22nd, 2013 Congratulations to IB Instructors Ms. Kristin Grieble and Mr. Roy Stanley
Cumberland Valley Mini-THON, a fundraising event to fight pediatric cancer, successfully raised $151,467.13 at its annual event. Two of our IB Teachers served as the new staff advisors; Ms. Kristin Grieble teaches IB Math HL I and Mr. Roy Stanley teaches IB Physics SL. We congratulate Kristin and Roy for their dedication inside and outside of the classroom!

February 1, 2013 IB Visual Arts Instructor, Mr. Paul Nagle, Ilustrates Children's Book
Mr. Paul Nagle, IB Visual Arts Instructor and Art Department Chairperson for Cumberland Valley, recently illustrated "Fred Threads, Book One: The Interview" by Kay Oswalt. He will illustrate 15 books for the series and is proud to be able to demonstrate how what he does in the classroom can translate into real life. His efforts required creativity, consistency, communication, cooperation and an enormous amount of work. Sharing his efforts with his students is a real bonus. We salute Mr. Nagle for his efforts! 

Winter, 2013 Internal Assessments get underway for our IB Diploma Programme Seniors
Our seniors are currently preparing for their rigorous Internal Assessments in year-two of the IB Programme. In a few short months, they will be taking their final exams. We wish them well as they pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma! 

January, 2013 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Scheduling
Current tenth graders who desire to participate in the full IB Diploma Programme in grades 11 & 12 will need to turn in their course selection sheets by January 31st, 2013. If there are scheduling questions, please email Mrs. Heisler at kheisler@cvschools.org or contact the appropriate Guidance Counselor.

December, 2012-January, 2013 Spreading the Word about International Baccalaureate
The current 9th graders and students at Eagle View & Good Hope are hearing a short presentation about the International Baccalaureate opportunity that will be available to them as 11th & 12th graders. Looking ahead to what the program offers can help interested students map out their current course selections. Students and/or parents who have additional questions can contact Mrs. Heisler at kheisler@cvschools.org .

November 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm IB Information Night for Current 10th Graders & Parents
We welcome all interested 10th graders and their parents to attend an IB informational meeting in the Cumberland Valley High School IMC. This event will provide an overview of the IB Programme. IB Teachers and current students will provide information and commentary. Any interested 10th grade student and/or parent is welcome to attend! 

October 24th, 2012 at 6:30 pm Selective College Admissions Seminar
Admissions Representatives from the University of Pennsylvania will help students and parents understand the expectations, process and preparation for gaining admission into selective colleges and universities. This event will be held in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. Plan to attend!

October 4th, 2012 West Shore Chamber of Commerce Business & Industry Expo
Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will be represented along with other Cumberland Valley Programs at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Business & Industry Expo. This event will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Cumberland Valley School District is an active member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. 

September 20th, 2012 IB Information for interested parents & students
Mrs. Heisler will be in the high school cafeteria during BTS Night to provide information and distribute brochures pertaining to IB curriculum. If you are considering IB as an educational option for your child, make sure to visit the IB table. 

September 20th, 2012 Back To School Night Meeting for Parents
All parents of IB students are invited to attend an informational meeting prior to BTS Night at
6:15 pm in the IMC. Topics of discussion include IB Diploma requirements and testing fees. Mr. Todd Harral will review the CAS component and Mrs. Kim Clements will speak briefly about the college application process for IB seniors. We hope to see you on Sept. 20th!

August 27th, 2012 Welcome Back!
As we begin the 2012-2013 school year, we welcome the IB Class of 2014 to join the IB Class of 2013 to take on the International Baccalaureate Challenge! Classes are scheduled & summer work has been completed; thorough preparation enables students and teachers to maximize and enrich the IB Experience! A parent informational meeting for our current students will be held prior to Back To School Night on September 20th in the CV High School IMC. Be on the lookout for more details. 

May 30th, 2012 1st Annual End Of The Year Event
Dr. Harner and the IB Teachers will extend a warm welcome to the IB Class of 2014 and congratulate the IB Class of 2013 for their accomplishments in year one of the program. 

April 26th, 2012 Paul Beardmore: Bring The World Into American Classrooms
Paul Beardmore, History of Americas Instructor for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, recently traveled to Saudi Arabia through the World Affairs Council of America. In the April 26th edition of the Harrisburg Patriot News, Paul writes about how students in the classroom can benefit from his travel experience. Read Paul's insightful editorial here.

April 25th, 2012 The IB Diploma Graduate Destination Survey, 2011 is now available.
This document provides the most up-to-date information available on post-high school plans and university acceptance for IB students and can be accessed through the Important Documents link.

March 30th, 2012 Mr. David Emerick Receives Recognition for his IB English Class
David Emerick, IB English Teacher, was recently recognized for his teaching talent in the Barnes & Noble "My Favorite Teacher Essay Contest". Student Ellery Klineyoung, who has Mr. Emerick for IB English, wrote the winning essay. They will be honored Saturday April 21st at 1 PM at the Barnes & Noble in Camp Hill. The essay now goes onto the regional level and then if all goes well the national level. Congratulations to both!

March 29th, 2012 Principal Baumgardner Recognizes Student Achievement
IB students were recognized by Principal Judy Baumgardner during a short celebration to mark the end of the third marking period. Students are in the process of completing their Internal Assessments for Group IV subjects and will take the accompanying exams in May. 

January 24th, 2012 Group IV Project Presentations
Current IB students will present their Group IV Projects to their IB teachers and other members of the CV staff on January 24th during period two. This presentation marks an important milestone for our first group of IB students.

January 20th, 2012 "Move Up" Day
Current IB students will be recognized for their achievement of completing 1/2 of the IB Diploma Programme with a small celebration on January 20th during their TOK Class. Mr. Brian Robinson, 11th Grade Principal, will provide an inspirational talk to the students.

January, 2012 Course Selection
Current 10th grade students who are interested in pursuing the full IB Diploma Programme next year are encouraged to meet with their Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Heisler, IB Coordinator, to discuss course selections. Current IB students will be completing their senior schedules on January 20th, 2012. 

January 4th, 2012 8th Grade Parent Night
Current 8th grade students and their parents can learn more about International Baccalaureate at the annual 8th Grade Parent Night to be held in the Performing Arts Center of Cumberland Valley High School. 

December 14th, 2011 IB Informational Meetings for Current 8th Graders
8th Grade Students who are interested in the IB Programme are invited to attend an Informational Session on December 14th. 
Good Hope Students will meet in the Good Hope Library at 7:45 a.m. See Mrs. Urban, 8th Grade Guidance Counselor, if interested.
Eagle View Students will meet in the Eagle View Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. See Mrs. Hollar, 8th Grade Guidance Counselor, if interested.

December 5th, 2011 Application for Tuition Paying Students is now available
Non-Resident 10th grade students who are interested in pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma through the Cumberland Valley School District are encouraged to apply. The application, which can be found on the IB Application link, is due by February 13th, 2012. Contact Kathy Heisler at kheisler@cvschools with questions pertaining to the process. 

November 17, 2011 Informational Meeting for Current 10th Graders and Parents
On Thursday, November 17th from 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm there will be an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme meeting for current 10th graders and their parents. This meeting, which will be held in the high school IMC, will provide an overview of the requirements and options for pursuing the full IB Diploma. All 10th graders and parents who want to learn more about International Baccalaureate are encouraged to attend.

September 22, 2011 Parent Meeting 
Parents of current International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Students are invited to attend a parent meeting at 6:15 pm in the IMC on September 22nd, 2011. This meeting will conclude by 6:40 pm so parents can attend our annual Back To School Night which begins at 6:45 pm. 

September, 2011
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is Off to a Good S
tart
Our first IB Diploma students at Cumberland Valley High School are up for the challenge of completing this rigorous two-year journey! The teachers have prepared engaging lessons and students are enthusiastic and motivated to succeed. Our district recognizes the dedicated instructors who are teaching the IB curriculum and the amazing students who are pursuing the well-rounded academic program. 

May 26, 2011
Meetings to discuss summer projects for IB History of the Americas and IB English
Mr. Beardmore will be in Room 218 at 3:15 p.m. and Ms. Gibson & Mr. Emerick will be in Room 221 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the upcoming summer projects for IB History of the Americas and IB English. If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Heisler.

May 17, 2011
At the May 16th School Board Meeting, approval was given to offer Cumberland Valley's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to eligible non-district residents. Please forward any questions to Kathy Heisler, IB Coordinator by emailing kheisler@cvschools.org or calling 506-3645. Applications must be received by June 14th, 2011. 

May 16, 2011
IB Orientation Night
An IB Orientation Night is planned for students who are pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the fall of 2011. Students and their parents are invited to attend this event which will be held in the high school IMC at 7:00 p.m. Todd Harral will present the CAS requirements and there will be a preview of what to expect in the fall. Parents and students will be receiving invitations in early May.

March 10, 2011
Official Word is received on Authorization
Cumberland Valley High School received authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School on March 10th, 2011. This distinct honor places our school among the list of elite districts that offer the internationally recognized program. Students who begin the full IB Diploma Programme in the fall of 2011 will become a part of Cumberland Valley history by being the first group of students to pursue and earn the IB Diploma. Much appreciation is extended to the school board, administration, teachers, parents and students who made the authorization possible. We look forward to providing this challenging opportunity to our students.

February, 2011
Mr. Payne's and Mrs. Latham's 9th Grade Guidance Classes were presented with an overview of the IB Programme and the suggested course sequencing chart so that necessary schedule adjustments can be made for students, if necessary.

February 10th, 2011
8th Grade Parent Night will be held on February 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Performing Arts Center. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is included in this overview of academic opportunities for incoming freshman. Additional information on IB will be available in the Eagle Lobby at the conclusion of the presentation. 

December 20th, 2010
Eighth grade students at Eagle View and Good Hope Middle School will hear an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Presentation during Guidance Class in January, 2011. Contact your child's Guidance Counselor or Kathy Heisler kheisler@cvschools.org for further information. 

December 6th, 2010
On January 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011, Guidance Counselors Kim Clements and Rick Landis will review the 2011-2012 Program of Studies with the current class of 2013. The Guidance Counselors will discuss course selections and present available academic options. This will be the first opportunity for interested students to sign up for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students with additional questions pertaining to the program will be encouraged to meet with Mrs. Heisler, IB Coordinator, in the high school guidance office conference room on January 7th during one of the four lunch periods. Parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Kim Clements kclements@cvschools.org , Rick Landis elandis@cvschools.org or Kathy Heisler kheisler@cvschools.org

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The International Baccalaureate Authorization Team, consisting of Carol Kennedy-Dickens and Patricia Sanford, met with administration, teachers, board member, parents and students on October 21st and 22nd

The two-day process began with Administrator and IB Coordinator interviews, followed by a series of group interviews with teachers. Teachers were well prepared to discuss their updated course outlines and respond to feedback. A round of applause goes to David Emerick, Susan Gibson, Suzy Grim, Rebecca Sior, Abbey Neal, Dustin Noll, Paul Beardmore, Todd Harral, Don Carr, Roy Stanley, Anthony Thoman, Randy Cassell, Ashlee King, Robert Newara, Mike Hibbs, Carol Anderson and Paul Nagle. The effort that the teachers have put into International Baccalaureate preparation is the key to the success of our program. They have worked tirelessly and put in long hours to prepare their course outlines and get ready for their interviews. Kara Boehne is recognized as our IB Librarian; but in addition, we applaud her for graciously hosting the event in the IMC. On day two, approximately 20 parents were interviewed; Dr. Harner met with parents afterwards to express support for the IB Programme. Approximately 25 students attended the student interview later in the day. 

The Authorization Team was in awe of Cumberland Valley’s amenities on the school tour and questioned whether our students realized how fortunate they are to have such outstanding accommodations. They were extremely impressed with our facility.

At the conclusion of the two-day visit, Rob Martin, IB Administrator and Kathy Heisler, IB Coordinator designate were present for the Exit Interview. The Authorization Team is not permitted to give Cumberland Valley any direct feedback; we will receive official word of authorization through a letter of notification by the spring of 2011. 

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