Superintendent's Office
Welcome from the Superintendent
  
Lonoconus  

March 2015
  
If you are like me, you are anticipating the end of winter and looking forward with enthusiasm to a busy spring! From now until the end of the school year, our calendar is full of activities that will engage our students and our community. I look forward to seeing you at spring fairs, arts night, spring musicals, concerts, and athletic events.
  
The spring months are also a busy time for student recognition at the School Board level. We will honor student achievers at our School Board meetings in March, April, May and June. I look forward to honoring the outstanding accomplishments of our student musicians, engineers, athletes, artists, spellers, and others who earned distinction in a variety of areas this year. We truly are a district of excellence. I look forward to highlighting some of the many ways that excellence is demonstrated in our student body.
  
April is also a month of testing. The PSSA window opens on April 13 and runs through the beginning of May. While Great Valley has never been a district that focuses its instruction only on standardized tests, these assessments are often the measurement tool our public uses to evaluate us. The data is also used to guide instruction in our classrooms. And so while we continue our mission of focusing on the whole child, we also ask parents to reinforce with students that these assessments should be taken seriously. Information about the state’s School Performance Profile and mandated standardized assessments is available on our web site.
  
As your superintendent, I take great pride in our students, our family involvement, our staff, and our community. As you browse our web site, I hope that you, too, will share my pride in our outstanding district. 
  
Alan J. Lonoconus
Superintendent of Schools