Putnam Valley Central School District
Building a Foundation for the Future
Letter from Dr. Luft
Dear Putnam Valley Community,

A sneak peek of Putnam Valley Elementary School’s performance of “Willy Wonka” instantly brightened my spirits. This event marked the first of many performances that will highlight the talented Putnam Valley staff and students that make these productions possible. This event also marked the unofficial return of live audiences, as we welcome friends and families back into our buildings. There are upcoming productions at both Putnam Valley Middle School and Putnam Valley High School that will be well worth the price of admission. 

Putnam Valley Middle School: High School Musical
  • April 22, 7pm at Putnam Valley Middle School
  • April 23, 7pm at Putnam Valley Middle School
Putnam Valley High School: In The Heights
  • April 29, 7pm at Putnam Valley High School PAC
  • April 30, 7pm at Putnam Valley High School PAC
  • May 1, 2pm at Putnam Valley High School PAC

Keeping with the spirit of talented students, I continue to be impressed by the number of Putnam Valley students whose work has been featured and/or is currently displayed in art shows across the region. The work produced by Putnam Valley students is not only impressive, but inspiring. Please consider taking some time to view some of the amazing work of our own Putnam Valley students.

There is much to celebrate here in Putnam Valley; as the warmer weather sets in, the time is right to attend a sporting event, musical performance, or a school production. Student talents are on display all over our campuses, and our buildings are open and ready to welcome you back inside. Come check it out!

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools
Putnam Valley Central School District
PVES Parent University This Wednesday
PVMS Student vs. Staff Olympics
The annual Students vs. Staff Olympics took center stage on the Friday before spring break. Competitions included plank challenges, scooter races, hula hoop and dodge ball! The winners were impressive, and the smiles were PRICELESS! 
PVMS Players: High School Musical Opens Friday April 22!
Get ready to be wowed by our Middle School Talent!
We are so excited to watch our PVMS stars take the stage to bring Disney's High School Musical to Putnam Valley. The Putnam Valley Middle School players present Disney's High School Musical on April 22 and 23rd. The cast consists of about 30 each night, and the crew is about 16 students, all ranging from grades 5-8. High School Musical tells the story of two high school juniors from rival stereotypical cliques. The protagonists are Troy Bolton, a basketball team captain, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student excelling in math and science.Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and this causes division among all the school's students. Despite other students' attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella aim to resist peer pressure and rivalry and wish to inspire others along the way not to "stick to the status quo." However, they have to battle high school diva Sharpay Evans and her twin brother Ryan. Sharpay and Ryan both seek to sabotage the friendship and romance between Troy and Gabriella and gain the leads in the school musical. The show promises to be fun for all! For more information, please contact the PVMS Main Office via (845) 528-8101.
PVHS IB Spanish Reflects on Crisis in Ukraine
Through Study of Picasso
Making Real World Connections through Art in the Classroom
In March, Mr. Paul Pearson's IB Spanish students used an artist study as an opportunity to process reflections on the war in Ukraine. While studying Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, the students were invited to create a piece of artwork using Picasso's style. As a result, they prepared a piece that represented what they have learned about the war thus far, channeling the abstract. Learn more about the lesson and how this graphic came together here.
PVHS TheatreWorks Presents: In the Heights
Beginning Friday April 29 @ 7pm
Putnam Valley Student Artists Showcased in
2022 Lower Hudson Region Media Art Show
#PVPride in 2022 Media Art Show!
The Lower Hudson Region Media Arts Show is a unique opportunity for students to exhibit and screen their work and see what their peers are producing. This year, the show was hosted fully online, and 235 students submitted 930 works of art from 16 different Hudson Valley High Schools located in the Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam Rockland, and Westchester County plus 17 film submissions on Filmfreeway. Check out the website to view our students' work!

Our Mission
The PVCSD, in partnership with our families and community, will ensure that all students are engaged in a challenging, student-focused educational program, understand and assume their responsibility for life-long learning, work to achieve their personal best and become productive citizens in a diverse global society.
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Putnam Valley Central School District
171 Oscawana Lake Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579

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