• National Art Honor Society Induction

    The National Art Honor Society induction was held on October 25 at Forester’s Hall in Milford. Thirteen new members were inducted in front of their friends and families. They served refreshments and snacks to all that were inducted as well as their families.


    PAEA Outstanding Visual Arts Community Endorsement

    The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) is proud to recognize DVSD for its commitment to visual arts education with the endorsement of Outstanding Visual Arts Community 2023. PAEA empowers its members to transform their practices, students, colleagues, and communities to build a strong art education culture and citizenry.

    Districts receiving this endorsement demonstrate the importance of their visual arts programs with:

    • Rigorous and Inclusive Programs: Arts programs demonstrate rigor using standards-based curricula taught at every level by highly qualified and certified art educators.

    • Highly Accessible Programs: Art programs are offered to all students at every level of education with a sustainable budget for the visual arts.

    • Highly Visible Programs: Schools and districts identify their programmatic accomplishments, curriculum for all levels, art staff, mission statements, and arts events using their school websites and social media.

    Congressional Art Show- Zoe Nestor's work earns national recognition 

    Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Area students submitted entries to Rep. Cartwright’s office, and a panel of district artists selected the winners.

    Rep. Cartwright announced the winners during a reception held at Scranton’s Everhart Museum on April 21.

    Rep. Cartwright announced the winners during a reception held at Scranton’s Everhart Museum on April 21. 

    1st place- Zoe Nestor (grade 12) Zoe will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and her winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building.

    2nd place- Youngeun (Grade 11) Choi (Junior)- Eunice’s artwork will hang in the congressional office for a year. 

    Honorable Mention- Shannen Havel (grade 12)


    Wallkill Valley Regional High School Invitational Art Show

    On April 26th, Wallkill Valley High School hosted its 13th annual invitational art show which included student work from 11 area high schools. Artwork was judged by representatives from several art schools including: Savannah College of Art & Design, Montserrat College of Art, and Peter’s Valley School of Craft. DV students earned the following awards: 

    Pottery-  2nd  place -Adam Frye   

    Sculpture/Crafts-  3rd  place- Eva Wallace

    Drawing/Illustration Black & White- 3rd  place   Scarlett Weir

    Drawing/Illustration Color- 2nd place- Madeline Oyer

    Painting -2nd place- Sage Henry

    Montserrat college of art: $1000 Pre College Scholarship - Scarlett Weir 




    Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at the Everhart Museum

    The 2023 Scholastic Art Awards of Gold Key winners were displayed at the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA for the month of February. On February 23rd, Mrs. Kaylor and Dr. Lantz took 15 students who won gold, silver, and honorable mention keys to the museum to give the students their awards and to see their artwork displayed.

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    Jewelry & Ceramics Classes Participated in the Annual Peter's Valley High School Student Exhibition in February

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    Zoe Nestor Wins National Scholastic Art Silver Medal

    The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is celebrating its 100th annual class of National Medalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the nation's longest running and most prestigious program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Out of the 300,000 works entered, 40,000 teens received regional recognition, and nearly 2,000 works earned national awards. Zoe’s artwork titled “Links to Tradition” will be displayed throughout 2023 in Alliance’s digital show.

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    Scholastic Art Award Winners

    Congratulations to our high school artists for earning over 40 awards at the regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition sponsored by the Everhart Museum in Scranton. The following students were awarded gold keys for their innovative artwork: Eunice Choi, Olivia Coelho, Lily Cole, Sage Henry (portfolio winner), Zoe Nestor, Ciara Ni-chinneide, Angelina Roberts, and Scarlett Weir.

    The gold key recipients' work will be displayed at the museum throughout the month of February and will move on to be judged at the national level. A special congratulations to Sage Henry and Angelina Roberts for being recognized as National American Visions nominees.

    Scholastic Art Silver Key awards: Eunice Choi, Olivia Coelho, Molly Derr, Sofia Galasso, Paige Gualandi, Kiana Guy, Sage Henry (2), Hannah Lounsbury, Samantha Monroe, Zoe Nestor, Madeline Oyer, Nicolette Ruggiero, Kathryn Scheuermann

    Scholastic Art Honorable Mention awards: Cordelia Anc, Olivia Coelho (2), Emma Dong, Kiersten Gervais, Sam Hadley, Sage Henry (2), Cassandra Marmora, Noelle Mastrocovi, Maxine McNamara, Marisol Mojica, Jacob Montgomery, Olivia Porter.


    Sage Henry's Gold Key Portfolio

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    Empty Bowls

    Our art department hosted its annual "Empty Bowls" event on December 20th. Staff purchased mugs designed by DVHS student artists & enjoyed soup donated by local restaurants and home cooks. Proceeds went to local food pantries.

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    AP Art Students Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Fifteen students from the AP Art History and AP Studio Art classes visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 1st, 2022.

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    DVHS Students' Artwork Displayed Virtually at the National Art Honor Society Exhibition

    Two students' art were among only 127 pieces selected out of 2400 submissions nationwide.

    They are as follows: Scarlett Weir - "Working Mother"; Olivia Coehlo -"What are We".



    DVHS Digital Photography Class Hosts Portrait Show 

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    Senior Artists Paint the Plow

    PennDOT's Paint the Plow is a community outreach program in which students are invited to paint a Penn DOT snowplow blade with original artwork to represent their individual school. In addition to being visible when in full service during the winter-weather months, the blades will be used within the school’s community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster greater appreciation of both PennDOT and the school’s art program. Senior artists Juliana Anderson, Katherine Hammett, Kate Shivers, and Sofia Galasso designed and painted the snowplow. They worked many hours during lunch and after school to produce the artwork for this year’s plow theme.

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