In collaboration with family and community, the mission of the Seneca Valley School District is to provide a nurturing and safe environment with academically challenging opportunities, emphasizing digital citizenship, innovation, and global awareness in order to prepare our students to be productive and contributing citizens.

Reflection is a key component in education and in life. It can provide us with a stronger sense of purpose and achievement and help us gain a fresh perspective. Thinking about the past and reflecting on the choices we’ve made can only better prepare us for our future endeavors.

Our students are learning more and advancing faster than ever, not only academically but also through extracurricular activities. And so much of the foundation of who our students are today is a reflection of the influences they experience while in our classrooms, hallways and on our fields.

We at Seneca Valley continue to invest in our students and build for the future. With the construction of Ehrman Crest, we sought out to create a new type of school and ultimately raised the bar for school design across the country. As we reflect on our past accomplishments, we look forward to our next building project on the secondary campus, grades 7-12, in Jackson Township that will focus on the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School.

Our mission moving forward is to assist each student as they discover the gifts and talents they possess, and then feed their desire to reach a higher level of learning. Our goal is to engage them and ignite a spark as they move through the grades and schools that lead to their graduation, and as they plan for their next steps.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge said, “There is one art of which people should be masters—the art of reflection.” As we progress and reflect upon our journey thus far, we know that our work is not finished. We have much more to do and look forward to the future that we know will be filled with continued academic growth and success.

Dr. Tracy Vitale
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION

The Seneca Valley School District is one of only four school districts across the country recognized as a 2023 Fall “Lighthouse System” by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the nation’s premier organization serving school district leadership across the country. Read more. 

Pictured L to R:
Dr. Tracy Vitale, Superintendent of Schools;
Dr. Marie Palano, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment for K-12;
Dr. Sean McCarty, Assistant Superintendent for K-6 Instruction and
Dr. Matt McKinley, Assistant Superintendent for 7-12 Instruction

Ms. kathy whittle

Ms. kathy whittle

2023 board president

Evans City and
Seven Fields Boroughs
Region 7

Mr. Jeff Widdowson

Mr. Jeff Widdowson

2023 and 2024 board vice president

Callery and Harmony Boroughs
and Jackson Township
Region 9

Mr. Eric DiTullio

Mr. Eric DiTullio

2024 Board President

Lancaster and Forward Townships
Region 8

Ms. Leslie Bredl

Ms. Leslie Bredl

Cranberry Township East 1 & 2
Region 1

Ms. Susan Harrison

Ms. Susan Harrison

Cranberry Township West 3 & 7
Region 3

Mr. timothy hester

Mr. timothy hester

Cranberry Township
East 3 and West 5
Region 5

Mr. mike jacobs

Mr. mike jacobs

Zelienople Borough
Region 6

Mr. James Nickel

Mr. James Nickel

Cranberry Township
West 1, 2 & 8
Region 2

Mr. frederick peterson jr.

Mr. frederick peterson jr.

Cranberry Township
West 4 & 6
Region 4

NEW MEMBERS

Seneca Valley welcomes two newly elected School Board members, Ms. Kari Zimmer, representing Region 2 and Mr. Nick Brower, representing Region 7. They join the other seven members of the board in 2024, and we look forward to working with them in making decisions that shape our schools and provide pathways to success for every student.

School board meeting information, agendas and minutes can be found on the school district website at www.svsd.net/school_board.

Ms. kari zimmer

Ms. kari zimmer

Mr. nick brower

Mr. nick brower

EHRMAN CREST
ELEMENTARY | MIDDLE SCHOOL

Ehrman Crest is the result of a successful building project that united the District and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in a planned effort to advance bold new opportunities for school design. Ehrman Crest models exciting new ideas around how corridors and walls are used; how the building and surrounding natural environment can be teaching tools; how adaptability allows for constant curation of physical learning spaces; and how space can take students on learning journeys.

From the moment this innovative, state-of-the-art K-6 facility opened its doors, it has received numerous awards including being named a 2022 “Best Invention” by TIME.

School administrators throughout western Pennsylvania and educational leaders from across the globe have toured Ehrman Crest, seeing first-hand how the building serves as a model facility for other K-12 schools across the country and even the world.

Visit www.svsd.net/storyofehrmancrest to learn more.

ENROLLMENT :

7,413

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT :

37

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENT MALES AND FEMALES :

male : 52%

female : 48%

ENROLLMENT :

Seneca Valley
Academy of Choice

Full Time : 140
Hybrid : 1,085

advanced placement, honors and college in high school courses :

99

Students in English as a Second Language [ESL] program :

272

Number of students
born in Brazil;
largest student representation outside
the U.S. : 54

STUDENT WELLNESS :

School Nurses : 12

School
Psychologists : 7

Coordinator of Collegiate and Career Affairs : 1

School Counselors : 23

Students who utilize No Cost to Shop :

294

number of
donated items
used by students
1,805

STUDENT DIVERSITY :

American Indian/Alaskan Native  <1%

Asian  3%

African American  2%

Hispanic  4.5%

Multi-RaciaL  4.5%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  <1%

Caucasian  86%

NUMBER OF YEARS ROWAN ELEMENTARY HAS CELEBRATED EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE :

70

NUMBER OF TIMES RYAN GLOYER MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS BEEN REDESIGNATED AS A PA DON EICHHORN SCHOOLS ‘SCHOOLS TO WATCH’ :

4

SAFETY AND SECURITY :

10

weapons detection systems throughout the district

EMPLOYEES :

892

professional : 662
classified : 230

NEW PRESS BOX :

1

FOOD SERVICES :

572,573

Number of meals served for Lunch in 2022-23

180,106

number of meals served for Breakfast in 2022-23

Day of the week most lunches are purchased

Friday [pizza day]

Percentage of students who utilize Free and
Reduced-Price Meals

18.79%

VOICES PODCAST :

6,550

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

Most listened to episode in 2023 : “My baby is headed to kindergarten—now what?” Preparing for Kindergarten with
Principal Dr. Kristen White

SV STUDENTS ENROLLED in BUTLER COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL :

189

ONE OF THE LARGEST NUMBERS
OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE
ATTENDED VO-TECH IN DECADES

SUMMER CAMPS OFFERED :

17

‘WE ARE SV’

A new initiative, “We are SV,” was introduced at Seneca Valley Senior and Intermediate High Schools. “We are SV,” encompasses a set of shared expectations that make the school atmosphere a more supportive and productive environment for everyone. School administrators, teachers and guidance counselors met with students in the Learn, Explore, Act, Develop (LEAD) group to determine the best ways for promoting a positive school culture which resulted in an identified way of belonging and holding oneself accountable as a member of the larger SV community.

CHANGING THE WORLD

Haine Elementary kindergarten students in Ms. Ciara Was’ classroom celebrated diversity by participating in a variety of activities in anticipation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Discussions about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were followed by the reading of “The Color of Us” by Karen Katz and a unique art project. Students chose their own skin tone color paint to create their handprint. The handprints were then cut out to make a huge heart bulletin board showing how all the beautiful, diverse skin colors make a piece of their classroom family. Ms. Was shared that the diversity lesson improves the classroom environment and understanding of humanity while building acceptance of people regardless of their appearance.

HISTORICAL SHOWCASE

Sixth grade students from Haine Middle School showcased their projects during an Anne Frank Gallery Walk, which featured thematic and collaborative efforts from their studies of Anne Frank. This event offered an in-depth look of Anne Frank through the facets of the students’ 21st century learning skills. Another component featured a community service project where students, in conjunction with Jewish Family and Community Services, collected much needed personal items to help replenish supplies.

Additionally, students organized a “Butterflies of Hope” collection to send positive messages to refugees and families being supported through donations.

COMMUNITY GROWN

Ryan Gloyer Middle School (RGMS) students wrapped up their year by giving back to the community as part of the first-ever “Community Grown” service project initiative that serves to strengthen connections with each of the nine communities within the Seneca Valley School District. Seventh and eighth grade students volunteered at various townships and municipalities. Some of the service projects included planting trees and shrubs, mulching, washing police cars, installing benches, weeding, building signs and more. The students enjoyed beautiful weather and the opportunity to give back to communities that have given so much for their education.

MAKING MEMORIES

Rowan Elementary School students joined Ms. Rebecca Hester, Rowan Elementary K-4 Purpose Teacher, in cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated Cranberry CUP Kids Castle playground in Cranberry Park. This fun-filled playground is sure to be a summer favorite of many SV students! However, this project would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of the Cranberry Township Community Chest, Cranberry CUP and Cranberry Township officials.

COMING TOGETHER

The Seneca Valley Girls Soccer team and community members came together to support their goaltender, Virginia “Ginny” Fronk (SV ‘23), who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during her senior year. The Girls Soccer Booster Group organized a Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness night for the game versus North Hills. A night full of fundraisers, awareness and education led to a donation of $17,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Ginny’s name. The sea of purple humanity was on full display that evening and the amount of community pride was inexpressible.

Additionally, students at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School (CVE) participated in a fundraising effort in honor of their classmate, fourth grader Chase Collins. Staff and students combined their efforts to raise over $7,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. From hosting a coin drive and bracelet sale to selling raffle baskets, CVE students, staff and parents came together in a sincere way to show their support for Chase.

2023 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

AN INSIDE LOOK AT
EHRMAN CREST

Join us for a guided tour of Ehrman Crest Elementary/Middle School. Seneca Valley administrators and CannonDesign explain how the building is a teaching tool.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
ROWAN ELEMENTARY!

The 2022-23 school year marked Rowan Elementary School’s 70th birthday. Take a look at how students and staff celebrated this momentous occasion.

LOVE AND RESPECT,
MR. MOON

Learn how former SV School Board member and school bus driver fostered a decades-long bond with hundreds of students.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Seneca Valley School District’s Special Education Department is committed to meeting the needs of students with disabilities and helping them reach their potential. The Seneca Valley School District offers a continuum of services and placement options to meet the needs of each student. Services include but are not limited to:

• Autistic Support
• Blind-Visually Impaired Support
• Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support
• Emotional Support
• Learning Support
• Life Skills Support
• Multiple Disabilities Support
• Speech and Language Support

In addition, services for eligible students may also be provided by Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV (MIU-IV). Services provided by MIU-IV may be provided in the district by itinerant MIU-IV staff or in multi-district programs.

Special Education Transition Programs included the following:

• Community based vocational training
• On-campus vocational training:
   – Raider Roast coffee shop
   – Raider Gear spirit wear kiosk
   – Seneca Square smoothie shop
   – No Cost to Shop store
• Shopping
• Banking
• Community based travel instruction
• Independent living room
• Unified Bocce

GIFTED EDUCATION

If a student demonstrates a potential need for gifted services, a multidisciplinary evaluation is conducted to determine if the child is in need of special programming. The evaluation process may be initiated by school staff or by a child’s parent, who may do so by contacting the building principal.

The amount and type of gifted support to be received by a student is determined on an individual basis annually by the child’s Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP) team, of which the parent is a very important member.

SVAOC DROP-IN CENTER

Seneca Valley Academy of Choice (SVAOC) has been providing full-time and hybrid cyber opportunities for students for over 15 years. This program has grown and expanded to now provide various forms of online education to nearly 1,400 Seneca Valley students in grades K-12. Overall, the SVAOC allows for continued growth, customization, flexible scheduling and opportunities to champion initiatives to help transform the future of education.

In May 2023, SVAOC cut the ribbon on a new Cyber Drop-in Center, which signals an exciting next step in cyber education.

It’s in the heart of our community and easily accessible for students. Our well-established SVAOC cyber staff offers on-site, personalized learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), tutoring, intervention, enrichment activities, physical education classes and other programs.

This new facility complements the K-12 cyber program by providing a physical space for students to access resources, receive support and engage in a collaborative and social learning environment. It enhances the overall educational experience and helps ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstances, have equal opportunities to succeed in the cyber program and at Seneca Valley.

HOPE SQUAD

Seneca Valley launched a new initiative, Hope Squad, to serve as a support outlet for students. The mission of this peer-to-peer suicide prevention program is to reduce youth suicide through education, training and peer intervention. 

Click here to learn more. 

CELEBRATION ART SERIES

A unique visual art exhibition made its grand debut at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School’s (IHS) Big Gallery.

Click here to read the full story.

EDUCATION AWARD WINNER

Ms. Quincy Gildea, Assistant Principal of Seneca Valley Intermediate High School was named a 2023 recipient of the Emerging Woman in Education Award in memory of Professor Emeritus Dr. Jean E. Winsand, University of Pittsburgh, as hosted by the Tri-State Study Council.

Click here to read the full story.

NATIONAL WINNERS

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced that Haihan Xu (SV ‘23, co-valedictorian) was a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winner. Mr. Xu, one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees, was chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Peter Ko (SV ‘23, co-valedictorian) and Eric Combs (SV ‘23) were named semifinalists and then finalists in the 68th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program held by the NMSC. Additionally, Ava Stewart (SV ‘23) was named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

MAKING HISTORY

Seneca Valley’s High School Mock Trial team made school history with their advancement to the State Championship, which took place March 24-25, 2023, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the Dauphin County Court House. There were only 14 teams out of 312 from across the state who qualified, including Seneca Valley, ultimately earning them an eighth-place finish in the championship.

This extraordinary accomplishment marked the first time in which the SV Mock Trial team advanced from regionals to district finals then to the State Championship.

FIRST SUCCESS

Lucas Boyle (SV ‘24) was selected as a FIRST Dean’s List award winner during the FIRST Championship, a worldwide robotics competition that was held April 19-22, 2023, in Houston, Texas. With over 130,000 applicants from around the world, Mr. Boyle was one of 10 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) winners.

Throughout the competition, Mr. Boyle represented his western Pennsylvania based robotics team, The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team. Students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status are great examples of student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission and have also achieved personal engineering and technical expertise and accomplishment.

KEY WINNERS

Numerous Seneca Valley students let their creativity and talent shine through at the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Not only were they recognized for their stunning artwork, but they also took home the gold!

The following students were announced as Gold Key winners:

Ava Campagna (SV ‘23), Anna Johnson (SV ‘23), Arden Kiely (SV ‘23), Kimberly Lahoz-Ruiz (SV ‘23), Regan Ridenour (SV ‘23), Morgan Taber (SV ‘23) and Miles Bornes (SV ‘25).

ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL

In March of 2023, Seneca Valley presented its all-school musical, “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins.” The cast and crew provided six amazing performances, all met with rave reviews. 

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE

The Seneca Valley Marching Band took part in the experience of a lifetime during their 2023 marching band trip in Washington, D.C. Students performed in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and had the honor of participating in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. 

SV STATS

TOTAL NUMBER OF ATHLETIC TEAMS—MALE AND FEMALE COMBINED

total number of extracurricular clubs | activities for grades 7-12

rostered student participation—977 boys | 669 girls grades 7-12

%

total percentage of students in athletics for grades 7-12

students in extracurricular clubs/activities grades 7-12

%

students in extracurricular clubs/activities for grades 7-12

statewide piaa team championS—seneca valley boys soccer team

HONOR ROLL ATHLETES

HONOR ROLL ATHLETES - 29.95%

HIGH HONOR ROLL ATHLETES - 20.51%

HIGHEST HONOR ROLL ATHLETES - 40.25%

HONOR ROLL + HIGH HONORS + HIGHEST HONORS - 90.72%

students who participate in SPORTS, grades 7-12

EsTImated number of hours SV athletes invest in sports weekly

Students who are part of a club that serves our communiTIes

Sponsors who are advisErs for extracurricular acTIVITIes

number of sv Coaches who serve our athletics teams

GRADUATION AT SENECA VALLEY

a sampling of colleges and universities chosen by our 2023 graduates

Arizona State University

Baldwin Wallace University

Brown University

Butler County Community College

Carnegie Mellon University

Chatham University

Community College of
Allegheny County

Cornell University

Duquesne University

Florida International University

Grove City College

Kent State University

Mercyhurst University

Michigan State University

Penn State University

Point Park University

Purdue University

Robert Morris University

Rosedale Technical College

Slippery Rock University

SUNY College of Environmental
Science and Forestry

The University of Alabama

University of Dayton

University of Kentucky

University of Pittsburgh

Virginia Tech

West Virginia University

Westminster College

Yale University

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRADUATION PROJECT

Before seniors wrapped up their final year, they gave one important presentation, the Seneca Valley Graduation Project. For the past 25 years, the Seneca Valley Graduation Project has been impacting the lives of thousands and even paving the way for future careers and commitments to community service. 

During the 2022-23 school year, several seniors chose projects that not only enriched their own lives but impacted others and communities as well. Over 100 students learned more about careers through job shadowing, nearly 70 completed volunteer projects, about 25 hosted clinics and nearly 50 students organized fundraising projects that raised over thousands of dollars. 

Devin Latsko (SV ‘23) dedicated his Graduation Project to sharing his personal story and being an ambassador for the American Heart Association. In 2022 Mr. Latsko went into sudden cardiac arrest during gym class and his gym teacher performed Hands-Only CPR until the paramedics arrived. Throughout 2022-23, Mr. Latsko worked with his school community to educate his peers and teachers about heart health, the American Heart Association and lifesaving tools like CPR and AEDs. During Mr. Latsko’s presentation, he surprised his gym teacher, Mr. Todd Schoeffel, with the American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award. 

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, students and staff members enjoyed festivities in the Senior High School (SHS) lobby including light refreshments, raffles, a photobooth and more. 

ALUMNI SHARE THEIR FOND MEMORIES

“The staff at Seneca Valley planted seeds of accountability, honor, respect, integrity, loyalty, kindness, generosity, pride, leadership, and courage in me at an early age. As I traveled down the many paths of life, these seeds were watered which enabled me to bloom into the person that I am today both personally and professionally.”

Shonya (Gilchrist) McClure, SV ‘89

“After graduating from Seneca Valley, I attended the United States Naval Academy, where I majored in Mechanical Engineering. I also served as the 21st Company Commander and attended the Naval Postgraduate School earning my master’s degree in aerospace engineering. The classes I took at Seneca Valley transitioned quite nicely to those I took in college. I would encourage students to branch out and take a class that intrigues them that may not be something they would normally take.”

Michael Palaski, SV ‘15

“Seneca Valley helped me become the person that I am today by providing a great environment to learn and thrive. In high school, I was able to take advantage of the advanced placement (AP) courses that SV offers, which allowed me to graduate college a semester early. These courses taught me how to properly study, which made my time in college easier.”

Sara Panetta, SV ‘17

“I am a student in the Syracuse University School of Architecture program. During my junior year of high school, I was accepted into the ACE Externship Program and was able to observe meetings between the architecture firm CannonDesign and the Seneca Valley School Board during the Ehrman Crest project. I remember the term ‘not institutional’ coming up quite often in the meetings as well as the innovative inclusion of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s expertise in the project. This persistent growth mindset pertaining to the future of the district has stayed with me as I continue to formulate my design philosophies about project users, their uses, and the existing context that surrounds a place.”

Allison Schwartz, SV ‘20

SENECA VALLEY FOUNDATION

The Seneca Valley Foundation (SVF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging excellence and innovation in the Seneca Valley schools. The Foundation achieves this by seeking donations and patrons to facilitate new district, building or classroom projects, programs and/or grants/scholarships. Its board members consist of stakeholders from local business leaders, community leaders and school leaders. As a non-profit organization, the SVF is utilized as a vehicle by which memorial and other charitable donations may be made to the Seneca Valley School District.

The SVF is committed to encouraging academic excellence and innovation throughout Seneca Valley Schools. With the incredible generosity of the Seneca Valley community throughout 2022-23, the SVF proudly supported 44 initiatives throughout the district totaling over $110,000! Those initiatives included teacher-inspired and district-wide programs including new electric quartet instruments, mental health programs, Celebration Art Series, STEAM activities, Vo-Tech Student Equipment Mini-grants, several educational experiences for both students and staff, professional development, and early literacy projects.

SVF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OFFICERS

Dr. Tracy Vitale
PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms. Annie Mersing
VICE PRESIDENT AND
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Ms. Lynn Burtner/
Ms. Dana Kirk

TREASURER AND SV BUSINESS MANAGER

Ms. Julia Benson
SECRETARY AND
SV SCHOOL BOARD SECRETARY

TRUSTEES

Mr. J. Victor Conrad
INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR FOUNDER OF PINNACLE FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

Mr. Steven Fortunato
SV EDUCATOR

Ms. Amanda Kile
CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
THE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH

Attorney Michael Ozdinec
OZDINEC & WITZEL, LLC

Dr. Marie Palano
SV ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Mr. Scott Phelps
VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Ms. Rosemary Piso
SV EDUCATOR

Dr. Jeffrey Roberts
SV DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

Attorney Terry Shulsky
BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY

Mr. David Silvester
MANAGING DIRECTOR & COO,
CLEARING MARKETS & ISSUER
SERVICES TECHNOLOGY
BNY MELLON

Mr. Dean Walker
SV EDUCATOR

Ms. Anastasa Williams
ATTORNEY AND SV TRACK COACH

SVF DONORS

ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN – $24,309
PLATINUM DONORS ($1,000+)
Mr. & Mrs. Vic and Debra Conrad
Central Maintenance
Ms. Heather Lewis
Penna Flame Industries
Dr. Tracy Vitale
Anonymous


GOLD DONORS ($200 – $999)
Allegheny Safe & Lock
Ms. Elizabeth Allen-Boyle
Ms. Kyra Bobak
Ms. Lynn Burtner
Ms. Trisha Butschle
Mr. & Mrs. Bob and Erin Ceh
Dr. Mallory Eyles
Ms. Amanda Kile – Dedicated to Ms. Harding, Ms. Kramer, Ms. Fornadel & Ms. Tucciarone
Ms. Lindsey Kisucky
Ms. Kristen Kress
Ms. Amanda Mallin
Dr. Bridget Miller
Mr. Randy Miller
Ms. Cathy Mowery – In memory of Jason Wehrle
Mr. & Mrs. James and Karen Nickel
Mr. Mike Ozdinec, Esq.
Dr. Marie Palano
Mr. John Pappas
Ms. Lauri Pendred
Ms. Janice Plutnicki
Ms. Emily Rihely
Dr. Jeff Roberts
Mr. Taylor Schmidt
Mr. & Mrs. Terry and Kristie Shulsky
Ms. Linda Starosta
Mr. Dean Walker
Ms. Kelly Weston
Ms. Elizabeth Williams
Ms. Claire Zovko
SV Holiday Event Donations


SILVER DONORS ($25 – $199)
Ms. Susan Baker
Ms. Patricia Ball
Ms. Janet Becker
Ms. Margaret Beggy
Ms. Kimberly Blakley
Ms. Mary Boburczak
Ms. Rebecca Bosco
Ms. Carolyn Bromberg
Ms. Angela Cardillo
Ms. Elizabeth Cavicchia
Mr. Bruce Clark
Ms. Melissa Cornibe
Ms. Whitney Corrigan
Ms. Valerie Damiani
Ms. Corrin DoVidio
Ms. Rebecca Finch
Ms. Lisa Fornadel
Mr. Steve Fortunato
Ms. Jodi Hassen – In memory of Richard (Dick) Meredith
Ms. Kristen Henry
Mr. Michael Henry
Ms. Anita Hershberger – In honor of Elementary Intervention Team and Dr. Marie Palano
Ms. Jessica Kerr
Ms. Sharon Kramer
Mr. Thomas Lavelle
Ms. Mary Rogers Lemke
Ms. Holly Lingenfelter
Ms. Megan Lizewski
Mr. Michael Manipole
Ms. Jenifer McMurray
Ms. Tammy Micco
Ms. Faye Nelson
Ms. Madeline Nowak
Ms. Megan Oldenski – In memory of Regina K. Kraus
Ms. Christine Roe – In memory of Ashley Roe-Snyder
Ms. Heather Sibeto
Ms. Samantha Stewart
Mr. Christopher Titus
Ms. Tracy Vidnovic
Ms. Joan Widdowson
Ms. Elizabeth Wimer
Mr. Stephen Wolfe
Ms. Chrystal Zinkham
Ms. Shannon Zolkowski
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous – In honor of SV Marching Band Directors

MAJOR FUNDRAISERS
Gift of Hope Golf Classic: $50,092
Neighbors for Neighbors Holiday Gift Fundraiser: $4,044

GENERAL FUND DONATIONS – $9,986
Ally Financial, Inc.
Cranberry Township Community Chest
Ms. Oksana Glotova
Mr. & Mrs. Mike and Kirstian Jacobs
MPLX Regional Giving Group
Mr. & Mrs. James and Karen Nickel
Mr. & Mrs. Fred and Cecelia Peterson
Rotary Club of Evans City
Rotary Club of Zelienople
Miss Erin Sbrolla
Sherwood Oaks Residents Association
Mr. David Sylvester
Ms. Laura Thomas – In memory of Thomas Krivak
Ms. Laura Thomas – In honor of Wayne & Peggy Roccia’s 50th Wedding Anniversary
UL Solutions – Dedicated to SV Robotics
Mr. Thomas Verlihay

HART MINI-GRANTS – $27,500
Mr. & Mrs. Randy and Cynthia Hart

SV CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH – $4,170
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen and Lorraine Brock
Mr. Michael Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Matt and Heather Clark
Ms. Cathleen Erb
Ms. Debra Evans
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel and Cheryl Flint
Mr. & Mrs. Curt and Melanie Glazer
Mr. & Mrs. Steven and Ashley Hughes
Mr. & Mrs. Ann and Ken Killby
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff and Amy Magill
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin and Jennifer Monahan
Mr. Frank Morgan
Ms. Katherine Morgan
My Dog’s Care Center
Mr. & Mrs. Norman and Tamara Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Lynn Raithel
Schwemin Family
Mr. & Mrs. Louis and Susan Verba
Mr. & Mrs. James and Cinda Weisgerber
Wendereusz’s Candy & More
Mr. Trent Wilson, Pfizer
Wilson Family Fund
Ms. Amanda Wolf Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Eileen and Jim Wrubel
Anonymous


NO COST TO SHOP – $8,501
Mr. & Mrs. Robin and Carl Abel
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey and Lauri Becker
Eva Bryn Shoetique
Mr. & Mrs. Fred and Cecelia Peterson
Plains Presbyterian Church
Ms. Maureen Platt
Zelienople Area Business Association

SCHOLARSHIPS – $12,000
The Burkholder Foundation
Ryan Gloyer Memorial Scholarship

SV MOCK TRIAL TEAM – $2,300
Jason Logue, Esq. – Davies McFarland & Carroll
Mike Ozdinec, Esq. – Ozdinec & Witzel
Matthew Hoffman, Esq. – Tucker Arensberg
Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq. – The Lynch Law Group
Terry Shulsky, Esq. – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Matthew McCune, Esq. – Conlon Tarker
Jeffrey Myers, Esq. – Myers Law Group
Peter Pietrandrea, Esq. – Peter Pietrandrea Law Office

EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT (EITC) PROGRAM CONTRIBUTIONS
In 2022-23, the Seneca Valley Foundation received generous donations from local businesses totaling $68,000 through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program grant. We sincerely thank the following businesses for their continued generosity. These donations directly benefit Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) classes at Seneca Valley.

NexTier Bank – $35,000
Waste Management – $20,000
The Buncher Company – $5,000
Farmers National Bank – $5,000
Allegheny Mineral Corporation – $3,000

For additional information about this program and how your business can receive tax credits for your donations to our non-profit, please visit www.svsd.net/SVFoundation/EITCProgram.

The primary sources of Local Revenue for Seneca Valley are real estate and earned income taxes. Also included in Local Revenue are federal funds that pass through our intermediate unit, as well as funds generated when Seneca Valley provides cyber services to outside school districts. We are cognizant of the significance—and take very seriously—the responsibility that comes with spending revenue from local sources (see expenditures below).

Instructional Services account for more than 60 percent of the expenditures budget and provide educational services for regular, special and vocational education. Our Instructional Support Services provide logistical support to further enhance and facilitate instruction, and includes guidance and pupil health. We are committed to maintaining an expenditures budget that provides the tools necessary for maximum student success.

To view the budget in its entirety, visit www.svsd.net/2023Budget.

Seneca Valley School District will continue to foster academic integrity, offer advanced educational opportunities and serve as an innovative leader in education while preparing all students to be productive members of society.

SENECA VALLEY
ADMINISTRATION CENTER

124 SENECA SCHOOL RD
HARMONY, PA 16037
724.452.6040

 

CONNOQUENESSING VALLEY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4)
724.452.8280

EHRMAN CREST
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4)

724.538.3680

EHRMAN CREST
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 5-6)

724.538.8800

HAINE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4)

724.776.1581

HAINE
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 5-6)

724.776.1325

ROWAN
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES K-4)

724.776.1518

RYAN GLOYER
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 7-8)

724.452.6043

SENECA VALLEY
INTERMEDIATE HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 9-10)

724.452.6042

SENECA VALLEY
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 11-12)

724.452.6041

SENECA VALLEY
ACADEMY OF CHOICE (GRADES K-12)
SVAOC DROP-IN CENTER
724.452.6041, EXT 1015

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