District News & Highlights

  • New Assistant Principal Named for Great Valley High School

    At its July 18 meeting, the Great Valley School Board approved the appointment of Christa Keister as the third assistant principal at Great Valley High School, a position that is new for the coming school year. Her appointment provides additional leadership and support for the increasing population seen at the high school, which now has a student enrollment of more than 1,400.

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  • New Position Provides Support for District-Wide Mental Health Initiatives

    The Great Valley School District created a new position for the 2022-23 school year that will ensure more consistent support for K-12 mental health efforts district-wide. The position will focus on both broad and targeted interventions for students.

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  • New Elementary Assistant Principal Named for GW & KDM

    At its June 13 meeting, the Great Valley School Board approved the appointment of Kevin Bray as an elementary assistant principal. Bray will be assigned to both General Wayne and K.D. Markley Elementary Schools. His appointment provides additional leadership and support for the increasing populations seen in both schools.

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  • School Food Program

    For the past two years, under US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Waivers provided during the pandemic, we have been able to provide breakfast and lunch to ALL students at no cost. Current communication from the USDA indicates that waivers are not going to be extended for the 22-23 school year, meaning that we and other districts will once again be required to charge for meals.

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  • 5/6 Center Project Moves Ahead on Schedule

    At a special meeting on May 23, 2022, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved a number of contracts related to the construction of the District’s new 5/6 Center.

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  • District Office is Moving

    To prepare for the construction of the 5/6 Center, GVSD District Office (Administration Building) is moving. Effective April 22, find us at 301 Lindenwood Drive, Malvern.

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  • Mask-Optional Moved to Monday, 2/28/22

    The CDC released updated guidance that eased its guidelines on masking, including in schools. This reflects the substantial drop in cases, as well as the decreased risks from the Omicron variant, and will prompt GVSD to move to a mask-optional environment starting this Monday, February 28, instead of the original date of Monday, March 7.

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  • Act 34 Hearing

    An Act 34 Hearing, a required public hearing related to the construction of the new 5/6 Center, will be held on March 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Great Valley High School. Public comment related to the project will be accepted at the hearing.

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  • District Health and Safety Plan Revised

    The Great Valley Board of School Directors approved revisions to Great Valley’s Health and Safety Plan at its meeting on February 22. The most recent revisions were made to reflect the decline in both incidence and positivity rates as well as other localized metrics seen across Chester County and in the Great Valley community. If conditions stabilize and rates remain low, the plan will allow GVSD to move to a mask-optional environment, effective March 7, 2022. 

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  • 2022-2023 Calendar

    A district calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is now available. Click the headline for more information.

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  • National Merit Semifinalists Named

    Sixteen students from Great Valley High School were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

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  • New Program Will Recognize GVSD Student Artists

    Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, Great Valley School District (GVSD) students will have the opportunity to enter an art competition offered through a partnership between The Great Valley School District Education Foundation (GVSDEF) and GVSD art teachers.

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  • Two New Principals Named

    At its meeting on June 14, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of two administrators: assistant principal at Great Valley Middle School and principal at General Wayne Elementary School.

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  • District Welcomes New Supervisor of Instructional Technology

    At its meeting on May 17, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Khristina Hunt as the supervisor of instructional technology. That role has traditionally provided leadership and technical expertise to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective technology that supports instruction, K-12.

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