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Talent Night Hosted by PV Tri-M Honor Society
PV Tri-M Music Honor Society to hold a spring talent night, Thursday April 4 at 7pm
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Class of 2019 Graduation
The Pascack Valley High School Graduation ceremony will take place in the gymnasium, with seats only available to ticket holders on June 18, 2019 at 6PM.
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Unity in the Valley
Unity in the Valley's kick-off event will be held March 19 7:00 pm at Pascack Valley High School
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Options After High School Transition Fair
PVRHSD Special Education Parent Advisory Group sponsoring "Options After High School Transition Fair" Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7pm at PVHS.
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Photo: PVHS Fashion Design and Clothing Construction students (Back row, L to R) Natalie Moscatello, Megan Deady, Isis Gotlib, Margaret Morris. (Front row, L to R) Devin Panno, Samantha Caminneci, Nicole Misterek, Michael Parisi, Brianne Carolan, Alexis Nieves
Festival of Arts
Fashion Design students will present a dynamic runway show, while Culinary Arts students host a cupcake competition
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PV Theater Presents: Once Upon a Mattress
Pascack Valley High School’s theatre program is presenting the Tony award-winning musical comedy, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS March 14-16.
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Photo: Current PV students and Alumni Entrepreneurs at the PV Wellness Fair
Wellness Fair for Students and Staff
On May 1, we held a Wellness Fair for both students and staff during lunch and Pascack Period. Photo Credit @FRCTeam1676
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Photo: Students with Mrs.Crane at her workshop
Poetry Workshops with Poet & Alumna Amanda Crane
PVHS Graduate and former English teacher Amanda Crane visited both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley to conduct a poetry workshop
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Photo: Kayla Barry (left), Rachel Cohen (center), and Katie Mullaney (right)
Smoke Signal Staff Continues to Win Awards
Rachel Cohen, Kayla Barry, and Katie Mullaney all honored in Quill and Scroll's national journalism contest.
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Hills Valley Coalition Presents: Growing up OVERexposed
On Wednesday, April 3, 7pm, Parent teen program to be held at Pascack Hills High School. The evening program features keynote Lauren Hersh, former Prosecutor and founder of National Director of World Without Exploitation
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PVRHSD World Language Students Celebrate National Foreign Language Week!
Students celebrated National Foreign Language Week, with this year’s theme: Languages are the Key to our World!
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McKenna Named Women's History Month Honoree
Ms. Diana McKenna, English teacher and adviser of the Human Rights League, was recently named a Women's History Month Honoree by the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women.
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PVHS Invites Residents to the 37th Annual Senior Citizen Day
The Executive Council cordially invites area senior citizens to the 37th Annual Senior Citizen Day to be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Photo: Emily Bonner, one of 20 winners chosen nationally in the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual Creative Writing Contest
AATF Creative Writing Award
Emily Bonner was one of 20 winners chosen nationally in the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual Creative Writing Contest.
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Image: Photo of the Interact Club at Pascack Valley High School
Pascack Valley High School Interact Club Holds Successful Toy Drive
The Pascack Valley High School Interact Club recently held its annual toy drive to benefit the Center for Hope and Safety, formerly Shelter Our Sisters.
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Photo: Madeline Miller at the Nokia Lab North Jersey Regional Science Fair
Nokia Lab North Jersey Regional Science Fair
Students participated in the The North Jersey Regional Science fair, a competition designed to support, encourage, and recognize student research.
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Photo: Shauna McLean
Student Leadership Scholarship through NJ Principals and Supervisors Association
Shauna McLean has been selected to receive the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association's Student Leadership Scholarship.
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Photo: Pascack Valley students selected for the Bergen County Choir with their Choir Director, Argine Safari
Music Students Accepted to Prestigious Ensembles
PV music students selected for Bergen County Choir, Regional Choir, and Regional Orchestra. Photo Credit: Argine Safari
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Photo: Rosemary Stanchak at the SHU Pirates Pitch Competition
Pirates Pitch Competition at Seton Hall University
Senior RoseMary Stanchak was the winner of a Shark Tank-style entrepreneurial competition, winning a $2,500 cash prize and a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall.
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District Ice Hockey Team Raises Funds
Pascack Valley Regional Ice Hockey Team Brings Charitable Efforts to its Games
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Photo: Ms. Yao (left), Sophomore Jack Byun (center), and Ms. Noemi Rodriguez (right)
Sophomore selected for National Security Language Initiative
Sophomore Jack Byun has been selected for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program in Chinese.
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Photo: Judy Lucia (left) is named NJ Boys Bowling Coach of the Year, with one of her students (right)
NJ Boys Bowling Coach of the Year
Coach Lucia has been recognized as the NJ Boys Bowling Coach of the Year!
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AP Studio Art Students Create Portraits of Refugees for The Memory Project
Ms. DiGiacopo's AP Studio Art class painted realistic portraits of Syrian refugees from photos of the children sent to us by the Memory Project.
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Photo: Sparkler and American Flag on Memorial Day
Extended Memorial Day Weekend
Dr. Gundersen announces extended Memorial Day weekend, closing school on Tuesday May 28. Photo Credit: Pixabay.com
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Photo: Ms. Caitlin Murphy
Ms. Caitlin Murphy Selected as a Desmos Fellow
Ms. Murphy was selected out of over six hundred applicants to join a forty-person cohort for the 4th Desmos Fellowship
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2019 - 2020 Preschool Enrollment
The Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills preschools are currently accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
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Photo: Storefront window painted to include 2 polar bears, by students in Studio Art class
Students Paint Windows for Local Business
Studio Arts classes painted themed holiday windows for River Vale businesses.
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Photo: Tri-M Honors Society Members in PV Cafeteria
Pascack Valley Music Honor Society Induction Concert
Pascack Valley High School is pleased to invite the community to the annual Tri-M International Music Honor Society Induction Concert.
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Photo: Students Cleaning and Preparing Toys for Donation
Second Chance Toy Drive
Students at Pascack Valley collected and donated over 200 toys to children in need through Second Chance Toy organization.
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Photo: Photo of Len Cusumano, Tom Gallione, Tom Gattoni, & Ken Sarajian
Gattoni Received YMCA Service Award
Tom Gattoni, former Director of Athletics at Pascack Valley HS received the Richard Poor Service to the Community Award
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Annual Holiday Concert
Pascack Valley High School held its annual Holiday Concert.
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Photo: Head Shot of Argene Safari
Safari Heading to Finland as Fulbright Scholar
Mrs. Safari will travel to Finland in January 2019 to develop a global collaborative project with the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, several Finnish schools, and her own district.
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Photo: Ms. Leah Jerome (left) and Mrs. Danielle Macaluso (right)
Teachers and Education Services Professional of the Year
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Teacher and Education Service Professional of the Year!
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Image: Photo of Members of the Bergen County Choir from Pascack Valley
PVHS Students Accepted to Bergen County Chorus
Pascack Valley High School is pleased to announce that 10 of its outstanding choir students were accepted to the 2018 – 2019 Bergen County Chorus, the all-county honors choir.
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Photo: Students with Mr.Rawson after winning awards
The Smoke Signal Wins 45 State Awards
Pascack Valley High School's student-run publication received 45 awards, including nine first places and the Garden State Scholastic Press Association’s prestigious Distinguished Journalism Award.
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Music Honor Society to Host Coffeehouse
The Pascack Valley High School Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting its winter Coffeehouse on Tuesday, December 4th at 7 pm in the school’s cafeteria.
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Photo: Molly Heintze Taking a Picture
Field Trip to Chelsea Gallery District
Ms. Back’s Honors Advanced Photography II & AP Studio Art: 2-Design (Photo) class got the opportunity to photograph on the streets of New York City.
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Photo: Jeff Jasper after winning 1000th basketball game
Welcome to Jasper Court
On December 6, publicly unveiled Jasper Court to the community.
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World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, December 6, 2018 the Induction Ceremony of the French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish Honor Societies will take place at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.
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Image: Photo of Mr. Jeffrey Steinfeld, attorney, discussing immigration law with Pascack Valley High School History students.
PVHS History Students Discuss Current Issues with Local Immigration Attorney
Immigration Attorney Mr. Jeff Steinfeld presented his annual immigration seminar to Mr. Sarajian's US History II classes.
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NJ Seal of Biliteracy 2019
12th grade students from Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools earn the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy.
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Photo: Mr. Ken Sarajian
Mr. Sarajian Wins Vahan Cardashian Award
PV History Teacher Ken Sarajian Wins Vahan Cardashian Award for his activism and advocacy in the Armenian community and promoting genocide studies in high school education.
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Image: Students Making Pysanky Eggs
Pascack Valley Honors Art Students Craft Pysanky Eggs
Artist, Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo visited my Honors Studio Art II class last week. Students learned about the ancient Ukrainian form of folk art, Pysanky Eggs.
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Graphic: The PV Theatre logo for their Fall Play Brainstorm
"Brainstorm" Takes the Stage
PV Theatre presents BRAINSTORM, with NEW performances added: Friday 11/16 @ 4:30pm Saturday 11/17 @ 3:30pm
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Open House at Pascack Valley
We hosted an open house on Tuesday, November 13 for current 8th grade students to explore our many offerings.
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Update: District Stand on Hate
Letter from the Superintendent condemns hate and explains recent events at Pascack Valley High School
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Mr. Rawson Wins Golden Quill Award
Mr. Bill Rawson was awarded the Golden Quill Lifetime Achievement Award for NJ Scholastic Journalism.
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Photo: Leah Jerome (left) after winning NJCSS Secondary Teacher of the Year Award
Ms. Jerome Honored by NJ Council for the Social Studies
The NJ Council for the Social Studies as honored Ms. Leah Jerome as their Teacher of the Year.
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Photo: Group photo of the BCUA Grant recipients from Pascack Valley's Environmental Club
Environmental Club Awarded BCUA Grant
The Environmental Club was honored by the Bergen County Utilities Authority with a $950 grant to use for developing the Pascack Valley edible garden.
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Photo: 2018-19 AP Scholars from Pascack Valley High School
Congratulations to Our AP Scholars
We are proud to announce the 2018 AP Scholars from Pascack Valley! Photo credit: Mrs. Stephanie Tomaselli
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Photo: Students singing in 2017 Halloween Talent Night Performance
Halloween Talent Night
Our Choir is hosting its annual Halloween Talent Night on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm, in the Auditorium.
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Photo: Donated Halloween costumes hanging from a fence outside Meadowbrook Elementary School
Annual Halloween Costume Drive
Our Environmental club held their annual costume drive, donating over 60 costume at Meadowbrook's Harvest Festival, inline so with their mission to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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Hills/Valley Coalition to Host Program on Vaping
Hills Valley Coalition Parent/Teen Program, "Vape: What's in the Mist?,"will be presented by Sgt. Tim Shoemaker, November 14, 7pm at Pascack Hills High School.
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Photo: Students of the Interact Club with some of the food they collected in their annual toy drive
Interact Club Holds Annual Food Drive
The Interact Club held it's first Food Drive and had a huge success. We were able to fill the storage bins at the local drop off locations.
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Photo: Mr. DeMaio (left) with the 4 students named National Merit Scholars
Our 2019 National Merit Scholars
Four students from PV were named National Merit Scholar Commended Students. Photo Credit: Mrs. Tomaselli
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Photo of the PVHS Chamber Choir and Bro Squad at the Next Steps Convention
Choirs Performed at National Education Conference
Our choirs will perform at the Next Steps National Conference on September 27 in Princeton
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Gradebook Closed During School Day for Trial Period
The district will be closing the gradebook during the school day for a six week trial period
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Photo of the new teachers joining the PVRHSD family
New Year, New Faces
With the new school year underway, please join us in welcoming our new teachers. Photo Credit: Dr. Bachenheimer
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Photo of PV students of the One Spirit Club providing service in South Dakota
"One Spirit" Club Helps and Learns in South Dakota
PV students of the One Spirit Club provide assistance while learning about Native Americans
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Photo of Ms. Leah Jerome in Berlin
Ms. Jerome Summer Travels with Focus on History
Ms. Jerome spent her summer traveling, exploring the world out of her love of history.
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Start of School Information
Mr. DeMaio has sent a letter to all families regarding the start of school. Click here to view the letter
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Photo of Pascack Valley Athletic Turf Field after being replaced in the Summer of 2018
Turf Field Replacement Complete
Our athletic turf field has been replaced and is ready for use!
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