The two concurrent events – the annual PVM Open House and ninth grade orientation – aimed to give graduating seniors access to information about college and career options and prepare incoming Redhawks for the rigors of high school.
More than two dozen representatives of institution of higher learning, trade unions and military branches were on hand for the Open House and a steady stream of students and parents filled the school cafeteria to learn first-hand about possibilities for their future after high school.
Sheri Curcio found what she was looking for at a booth from Crouse Hospital – she wants to go into the nursing field.
“It’s great that we can come here and see all the opportunities that are around us,” said Curcio, who added that she wants to stay in the Central New York area after graduation. “I wanted to come check it out and get more information.”
On the second floor of the school, administrators addressed current eighth grade students and their families about the imminent adjustment to life as a high schooler. PVM officials provided information about the expectations for students, requirements for graduation and school resources.
“We want to connect you with the people who will help your student be successful,” said Dean of Students Dave Villnave.