Panther NewsSCHUYLKILL VALLEY NAMED NATA SAFE SPORTS SCHOOLSchuylkill Valley has recently been named the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association SafeSports School award for its athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondaryschools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providingthe best level of care, injury prevention and treatment for student-athletes. Credit goes to our AthleticTrainers, Katie Kunkel and Erin Berry, as well as former Athletic Trainer, Scott Kimbel, for their hard work inproviding a comprehensive sports medicine program and for attaining this award. For more information aboutthe Safe Sports School award, CLICK HERE.For more information about the National Athletic Trainers Association and its awards program, CLICK HERE.COLLEGE ATHLETIC PLANNING NIGHT
On Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm, Schuylkill Valley will be hosting a College Athletic Planning Night. The presentations that evening will include information about the college student-athlete experience, NCAA recruiting rules and the financial implications of playing college athletics. All parents and students are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, CLICK HERE
SPRING COMMUNITY AQUATICS BEGINS APRIL 4
For more information about the spring community aquatics seesion, CLICK HERE.STEVE KREIDER AND SV RECEIVE NFL GOLD FOOTBALL AWARDOn Friday, Janaury 8, Steve Kreider return to his high school alma mater to be recognized for participating in a Super Bowl game during the 50 years of this event. The NFL has awarded Schuylkill Valley a gold football in recognition of this achievement. Dr. Kreider played football at Schuylkill Valley and at Lehigh University, where he captured a NCAA Championship and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. He played in the NFL for 8 years as a receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and played in the 1982 Super Bowl. During his football playing career, Kreider earned a Master's Degree in Quantitative Analysis and a PhD in Finance. He currently works as a Cheif investment Officer for Western & Southern Financial Group, overseeing more than $46 billion in investments.During the reconigtion assembly at the high school, Dr. Kreider talked to the students about doing things you love and having a purpose in life. He told stories from high school and informed the students that he was sitting in the same seats they were as a 9th grader new to Schuylkill Valley. His talk was inpirationaly and motivational and served as an excellent reminder of what students can do after high school.The Schuylkill Valley community is very proud of Steve Kreider and all he has accomplished as a gradaute.For more information about Steve Kreider, CLICK HERE to read an article by Rich Scarcella of the Reading Eagle.CONGRATUATIONS TO THE 2015 SV WALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Wayne Huey – Mr. Huey is a 1962 graduate of SV who won both the 1961 and 1962 PIAA Track & Field Championship in the Long Jump. He graduated from Penn State w a degree in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Huey worked in Executive Management positions for several commercial banks throughout his career where he was responsible for overseeing portfolios of large business loans. He is also very active in charitable organizations.
Robert A. “Bob” Jones – Mr. Jones was a long-time Social Studies teacher who served as the Jr Class Advisor, Student Council Advisor and avid supporter of all SV activities. He was the “voice of the Panthers” serving as the football announcer for over 40 years while also establishing the Frost Bowl. He worked wrestling matches from the first match in school history until his death this past April. Mr. Jones was also a strong community who was very active in local government and preserving historical sites in Leesport.
Toby Lentz – Mr. Lentz is a SV graduate who captured the 1995 PIAA Swim Championship in the breaststroke. He graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Ocean Engineering. He received a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed the Navy Nuclear Training and Prototype program and served 4 tours of duty on the USS Maine nuclear submarine. Mr. Lentz currently serves as the Engineering Manager for Stellar Energy Americas where he also serves on several charitable boards.
Lee Potteiger – Mr. Potteiger is a 1941 graduate of Ontelaunee Vocational School where he was Class President and Commencement Speaker. He served in World War II and participated in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and also saw combat action in Italy, Northern France and Central Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal, 6 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead. He worked in public accounting for 42 years and owned his own accounting firm. He has done volunteer work for various organizations.
Stuart Reese – Mr. Reese was a 1973 graduate of Schuylkill Valley where he was a varsity letter-winning in three sports and as the Valedictorian. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gettysburg College and earned an MBA with high distinction from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. Mr. Reese is the Chairman and CEO of MassMutual Financial Group and serves on the boards of Leucadia and the Lahey Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Faithcare.
LeRoy Seip – Mr. Seip was a 1951 graduate of Ontelaunee High School who earned a bachelors degree from Kutztown University and a masters degree from Lehigh University. He worked as a Social Studies teacher at Muhlenberg for 26 and never missed a single day of work. He was a varsity baseball coach for 30 years winning 5 Berks County Championships and 3 District III Championships. He served on the Leesport Borough Council for 30 years and was a Past President and Long-Time member of the Rotary Club of Shoemakersville-Leesport. Mr. Seip also served on the Schuylkill Valley School Board for 12 years until he passed away in 2007.
SEASON ATHLETIC PASSES ON SALE FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
CLICK HERE for the season ticket order form. As a reminder, school district residents aged 60+ are eligible to receive a free pass to attend on-campus athletic events for the school year. Individuals interested in receiving a pass must come to the HS Athletic Office during normal business hours (7:00 am - 3:00 pm) with a drivers license or proof of district residency.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOYS VOLLEYBALL - 2015 BCIAA COUNTY CHAMPIONS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE MUNDELL-2015 PIAA AA CHAMPION IN SHOT PUT & DISCUS!Register now to receive updates from the athletic department including dates, intermittent game scores and breaking news. Click on the Twitter icon to get started.