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Cumberland Valley School District: Instilling hope in students through the Portrait of an Eagle

September 27, 2023
“Our students were telling us that they didn’t have the confidence to embark on their post-secondary plans, that they weren’t sure about what they wanted to do, that they were confident at ‘playing school’ but they weren’t confident for life after school.”

Robyn Euker, Ed.D. | Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Through its Portrait of an Eagle, the Cumberland Valley School District is sending a clear message to students: we are focused on your future. After hearing from students during the Portrait design process that they were not confident about life after high school, Cumberland Valley made it a priority to inspire hope in the students they serve. 

This idea is reflected in their Portrait, specifically the competency of “Confidence.” By developing hope and confidence in their students, they are not only setting them up for success but also ensuring the future success of their local community.

About the District
The Cumberland Valley School District is located 12 miles west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. The District covers 106 square miles and encompasses all of Hampden, Silver Spring, Monroe, and Middlesex Townships. Its state-of-the-art facilities, infused with 21st Century technology, provide an optimal learning experience for each of the 8,000 students the district serves. These facilities include seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district’s vision is “Soaring to Greatness, Committed to Excellence” which clearly defines who they are, what they do, and their journey together.