This week at Redbank Valley High School : April 24 to April 28, 2017

  • Reminder to all prom attendees that if you are bringing someone from a different school or who has already graduated, you MUST turnin a guest form to the office by April 26th.  Guest forms can be picked up in the high school office and must be approved in order for your date to attend.
  • RV FFA will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on April 27th from 9 AM - 2:30 PM to help "BEEF UP THE BLOOD SUPPLY". All donors will receive a freshly grilled hamburger. Contact the Red Cross to register or Kate Gruver at the high school. Walk-in donors are welcome.
  • The Junior Shield Project is completed and the shields are displayed in the hallway showcases and in the library.  Great job, Class of 2018!
  • Congrats to the 8th grade team of Zoey Troup, Clara Gourley, Landon Pence, and Rhiannon Laughlin for placing 1st at the Scrabble Competition on Thursday.  Zoey was undefeated. Also, congratulations to the 9th grade team of Lauren Smith, Declan Fricko, Maddy Moore, and Karlee Wells for placing 2nd.  Lauren Smith was the high scorer for the 9/10 division.
  • RV FFA and FFA Alumni will host a drive through Rabies Clinic on May 6 from noon to 2 PM at the high school greenhouse. Countryside Animal Health will administer the vaccination.
  • Senior time capsules will be opened on Tuesday, May 9, during Activity Period and Period 7 in the cafeteria.  All seniors, whether they created a time capsule in 7th grade or not, should attend this event.
  • The RVHS Greenhouse will be open to the public on school days, beginning April 24th, from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Saturday, May 6th, and Saturday, May 13th, 9 AM to Noon.
  • Redbank Valley HS has a Swap Shop! Students, if you are tired of wearing the same outfits week after week, come and check out Room 103 between 7:45-8:15 AM, during Activity Period, or 7:45-8:15 PM on the first and third Friday of every month.
  • After school tutoring is available at the Redbank Valley Community Center. Tutoring will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:15-5 PM at the community center. Please sign up in Mr. Logan's room.
  • Parents: The last day to purchase a copy of the 2017 HS Yearbook is May 19, 2017. Orders can be placed online or download an order form through the high school webpage. Order forms can also be picked up and dropped off in room 133.
  • If you missed out on buying the 2016 HS Yearbook, there are extras available in Mrs. Bonfardine's room (133) for $40 each. Stop in and get yours today!
  • 2016 Grads: If you have paid for but not picked up your 2016 HS Yearbook, they are available in room 133.
  • The daily announcements from the high school can now be viewed on the Redbank Valley Web site under RVTV Announcements.

Graduation Project

What is it?

The state of Pennsylvania mandated that all school districts have a "culmination project" for all students graduating. Redbank Valley's graduation project consists of 3 components:

Oral Presentation

Written Component


The graduation project starts in the sophomore year and ends in the first semester of the senior year. Research and career connections are key aspects to the project. Graduation project meetings are scheduled monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month.


Sophomores must have an approved proposal by day 135 of the Sophomore year.
Juniors must have their projects completed and submit a rough draft by day 160 of the Junior year.

Seniors give their presentations in late September.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Joe Harmon at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click on the appropriate link below for more information.

Welcome to Redbank Valley Guidance Department.
The Guidance Department's main goal is to help students, parents, and community members deal with issues that tie in with educational development. We feel that educational development deals with four basic areas. Those areas include: mental, social, emotional, and physical.
School Counselors
Mrs. Blystone
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Mrs. Switzer
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Guidance Secretary
Mrs. Rudesyle 

Phone: (814) 275-2421
Fax: (814) 275 - 2428





Helpful Websites (Provides information on PSAT’s, SAT’s, preparing for college, etc.) (Explore what careers might fit you best and learn more about those careers)


 Junior Year Goals

  • Take PSAT: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  • Attend College Visits – Why should you attend?
    • Great opportunity to hear in person about schools (schools you are interested in and also schools that you could learn more about)
    • Ask questions: Good time to ask specific questions about programs or majors that you would like to pursue and what specifics they offer that make that program/major stand out
    • Find out the financial details: what scholarships do they offer, what is the tuition, room and board
  • ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery):
    • All juniors will take it November 12 & 13, 2014
    • It is a career exploration tool; results will help you see what careers might be good for you to explore
  • End of Junior Year Goals:
    • Take SAT/ACT in the spring of Junior Year
    • Have 3-5 schools you plan to visit and are strongly interested in
    • Keep grades up, this is the year school’s really look at on your transcript
    • Prepare a challenging schedule for your senior year
  • Helpful websites:
    • (Provides information on PSAT’s, SAT’s, preparing for college, etc.)
    • (Explore what careers might fit you best and learn more about those careers)
    • Senior Year Timeline


12th Grade Fall Timeline

  • Make campus visits to colleges or technical schools
  • Narrow down your post-secondary options
  • Complete college applications
  • Stay on track with grades and activities through your whole senior year
  • Take or retake the SAT’s/ACT’s
  • Research and apply for Scholarships!

    12th Grade Spring Timeline

  • Complete financial aid application (FAFSA)
  • Continue to apply to colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs etc.
  • Make campus visits to colleges or Technical schools
  • Continue to compare and contrast your post-graduation choices
  • Make a decision for your post-graduation plansNotify the institution you decide to attend (as well as the Guidance Office)
  • Research and apply for Scholarships!


New residents of the Redbank Valley School District wishing to enroll their children in grades 7-12 may begin the registration process by clicking on the "HS Forms" menu item to the right, then clicking on "New Student Registration Forms".  In this submenu, you will find a selection of forms, including a bussing request form, that will need to be printed out, completed, and then turned in either in person or mailed to HS office.  If mailing, please use the following address:

Redbank Valley Jr. Sr. High School
Attn: New Student Registration
910 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

Proof of residency and copies of the child's birth certificate and current immunization record are also required to complete the registration process.  Upon receipt of the necessary documentation, parents will be contacted to address any question and/or to schedule an appointment.  Once we have processed your pre-registration, you will be contacted by phone to come in to the school.

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Contact Us

You can reach the Redbank Valley Schools at:

  • Administration: (814) 275-2426
                       Fax: (814) 275-2428
  • High School: (814) 275-2424
                   Fax: (814) 275-2428
  • Intermediate School: (814) 365-5141
                                Fax: (814) 365-2427
  • Primary School: (814) 275-2680
                        Fax: (814) 275-4110

Where We Are Located

920 Broad Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242

High School:
910 Broad Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242

Intermediate School:
1306 Truittsburg Rd, Hawthorn, PA 16230

Primary School:
600 Vine St, New Bethlehem, PA 16242