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Montclair State University Network for Educational Teacher Study Group Grant
Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal Teacher Study Group Granted us $500 to further the research of GLAM
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Encaustic Artist Visit PVR
PVRHSD Art teachers participated in an encaustic art workshop, led by encaustic artist Sandra Koberlein, on November 7.
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Girls Soccer League Champions Big North National
This season the PV Girls Soccer Team won the Big North National League title. The team went 14-6-1 overall and 9-1 in their league to secure the title.
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Membean's Synonym Cinema Contest
9th grader Johanna Chang won a $200 gift card in a vocabulary training website Membean's "Synonym Cinema" contest.
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Museum Comedy 2022
PV Theatre presents our Fall Comedy, MUSEUM by Tina Howe.
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Celebrate Languages Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, December 8th, the Celebrate Languages Ceremony will take place at 7:00 PM in the Pascack Valley Auditorium. Administration, faculty, staff, and families are cordially invited. Students will be recognized for earning the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy in one or more languages and/or being inducted into the Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish National Honor Societies.
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Photo: PVHS Tri-M Honor Society posing together
Harvest Festival
The Pascack Valley Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting a Harvest Festival on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 7pm in the lower cafeteria at Pascack Valley High School.
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Graphic: Sample rendering of potential new facilities at Hillsdale Public Schools
Special Meeting: Hillsdale Bond Referendum
Hillsdale Public Schools Superintendent Robert Lombardy invites Hillsdale residents to a special meeting on December 1 to understand the proposed Bond Referendum.
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Environmental Club Costume Drive
PVHS Environmental Club Promotes Recycling with Halloween Costume Upcycling
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Photo: (left to right) (Commended students: Ethan Chiu, Ciaran O’Brien, Zach Berde, Kiera Tracy, Danny Schwartz, Kareena Shah, Rowan Gokhale, Jack Benson, Danny Pellegrin)(Jordan Kapp, semifinalist: Grace Jansen)
2023 NMS Semifinalist and Commended
Pascack Valley High School is pleased to announce that Grace Jansen, Class of 2023, has been recognized as a Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.Pascack Valley High School also recognizes Jack Benson, Zach Berde, Ethan Chiu, Rowan Gokhale, Ciaran O’Brien, Danny Pellegrin, Danny Schwartz, Kareena Shah, and Kiera Tracy have who have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Staff Recognition
On Monday, October 17, the Board of Education recognized numerous staff members.
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PFO Teacher Grant - Jimena Ladino
Mrs. Ladino, PV Spanish and ESL Teacher, won a PFO Teacher Grant in the amount of $1,564.30. The funds will be used on digital books to obtain updated materials with current topics to implement in class.
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Honey for Purchase
The Pascack Valley Beekeeping Club has harvested some honey from their on-campus hives. The 2022 honey harvest is available in 5 oz, 8 oz, and 12 oz jars for $5, $8 & $12 respectively. The supply is limited.
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Pascack Valley Multicultural Festival
Pascack Valley High School will host a Multicultural Festival on Friday, October 14th at 11:30 am in the New Gym!
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Photo: Senior Student Kareena Shah
Governor's School of New Jersey Program in Engineering and Technology
Kareena Shah was the Pascack Valley nominee for the Governor's School of New Jersey Program in Engineering and Technology. After a rigorous application process, Kareena was chosen to be a part of this highly selective program for NJ high school juniors. This past July, Kareena spent 4-weeks as a NJ GSET Scholar and immersed herself in topics ranging from Modern Physics and Astronomy to Material Sciences and Robotics. She, along with her teammates, further developed a novel project to realize widespread access to effective drone delivery systems. Her work led her research paper to be published in the MIT IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
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Photo: Senior Student, Eva Senande
Senior awarded for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program
Eva Senande, Pascack Valley 12th grade student, was honored for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program award this summer. Eva did an outstanding job on her PSAT and AP exams in order to qualify for this award.
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Back To School Night
We are very excited to announce Back To School night will be held on Thursday, September 15th.
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Graphic: Photo of Superintendent Sarah Bilotti, with the letters "PH" on the left and "PV" on the right
Meet the Superintendent
The Pascack Hills PFA is hosting a "Meet the Superintendent" evening on Monday, September 12.
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Hills Valley Coalition Quarterly Meeting
Please join us via ZOOM on October 3 at 5:30pm for our quarterly meeting to discuss the safety of our children and how best to support our families. Hear from our Juvenile Officers, School Administrators, Student Representatives and local mental health providers.
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Welcome Back!
We are excited to welcome everyone back for the start of the 2022-2023 school year!
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Photo: Veronica Fyfe, PV junior student, posing with Head Coach, Courtney Rems.
NISCA All American Diving Pascack Valley
Congratulations to PV student, Veronica Fyfe, on being named to the NISCA All American Team for Diving!
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Photo: From the dais of the Pascack Valley Commencement Ceremony (2021)
Graduation 2022 Information
Principal Puccio provides important information with regards to Graduation 2022 in this letter sent home to parents.
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Board Vacancy Notification
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education will have two vacancies in the Nov. 8 Annual School Election.
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Photo (left-to-right): Ms. Christine Pollinger, Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Ms. Marie Lombardi, Dr. Sean Struncis, Mr. John Puccio, Mr. Thomas Gallione
2022 Support Staff Members of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Marnee Rosen, Ms. Marie Lombardi, and Mr. Washington (Willie) Pico for being recognized as our Support Staff Members of the Year! These professionals work tirelessly to serve our students and the community.
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Photo: PV Student, Abby Sheer
PV Student wins AMTNJ Scholarship
Abby Scheer was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey to support her goal of becoming a math teacher.
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Photo: Jim Cleary and Chris Guinta posing with the donated check.
Habitat for Humanity Donation
Jim Cleary and Chris Guinta are the co-advisors for the Pascack Valley Habitat for Humanity Club. During the past two years the club has done an amazing job fundraising. The club was able to donate $4,000, to the Bergen County Habitat for Humanity Organization. Jim Cleary and Chris Guinta presented the check at the build site in Hillsdale NJ.
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Graphic: Kareena Shah (student) and Marisa Mathias (teacher) pictured side by side
NJCSS Student Recognition Award
Kareena Shah was recognized by the New Jersey Council for Social Studies for her contributions to social studies education in the areas of motivation, leadership, scholarship and her work to the Asian Culture Club here at Pascack Valley.
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PV Arts Festival & Fashion Show "LookBookLive 2022"
Pascack Valley High School is pleased to present the 2022 Spring Celebration of the Arts on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm. Student original artwork will be displayed and presented in specific areas.
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Nicole and Evie pictured together.
New Jersey All-State Choir
Two students from Pascack Valley Chamber Choir have been accepted to 2022-2023 All-State Mixed Chorus.
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Graphic: (lft to right) Jake Hanau, Barbara Borghi, and Peyton Gallo
Two PV students earn the Coccia Foundation Italian Studies Student Award!
Peyton Gallo and Jake Hanau are the two award recipients for this year’s Coccia Foundation Italian Studies Student Award! Nominated by Mrs. Barbara Borghi, these students are being recognized as being exemplary students in the Italian language through the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute (Montclair State University)
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Graphic: People participating in the Walk to Remember 2022
Alumni in Recovery Poster Contest
Congratulations to Ava Quesada for her Second Place finish in The Alumni in Recovery poster contest this past weekend.
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Pascack Valley's newest student podcast: La Hora de Café
Students from Pascack Valley High School will debut their new podcast, La Hora de Café on Friday, May 13th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Pascack Valley High School Cafeteria. All are welcome to attend, enjoy light refreshments and listen to their first episodes!
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PHVS Students Paint Panther Mural
We are excited to announce that Irene Antonopoulos, Jillian Suarez, and Sophia Loeser have painted the first PV Panthers mural.
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St. Peter's 2022 Model UN Competition
On Monday, March 7, 2022 and Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the Pascack Valley Model UN team competed in the St. Peter's University Model UN Conference and came back with great memories and two Most Improved Delegate awards for sophomores Richard Tracz and Allison Varghese. Congrats to Ali and Richard!
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Photo: Ms. Sarah Bilotti (left) appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools, pictured with Joseph Blundo
Appointment of New Superintendent
Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Bilotti, who was appointed the new Superintendent of Schools at the March 28 Board Meeting.
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109 Seal of Biliteracy earned by students!
We had 109 total seals earned by our PHHS and PVHS students for the State & Global Seals of Biliteracy!
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New Jersey Region I Jazz Choir
Samantha Lagrosa, a Junior at Pascack Valley High School, was accepted to the New Jersey's Region I Jazz Choir.
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$8,000 Italian Grant Earned!
Francesca Silvano, Teacher of Italian in Pascack Valley High School, has earned an $8,000 thanks to the generosity of IACE (Italian American Committee on Education). Mrs. Silvano can use this grant money to purchase classroom supplies for her students.
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Two Pascack Teachers Share Expertise at Northeast Conference
Ms. Elena Spathis and Ms. Ivica Kanova presented at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language (NECTFL) annual conference for World Language Educators, where Ms. Spathis was recognized as as a Teacher of the Year Finalist for the Northeast Conference.
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Parent Support Groups
The Pascack Valley Regional Guidance Department and Regional Curriculum Office will be partnering up to offer Parent Support Groups to families in our community.
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Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
Congratulations to Pascack Valley Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Harlee Hayden, and Salutatorian, Drew Petaccia.
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NJ All-State Band
Elizabeth Barlow, a PVHS Junior, has earned the first chair bassoon seat in the 2022 New Jersey All-State Wind Ensemble.
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District Searches For New Superintendent of Schools
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District is seeking a new Superintendent of Schools.
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BCCA and BCWCA 1st Team All County Awards
The Bergen County Coaches Association and Bergen County Women Coaches Association held their Fall 1st Team All County Awards Ceremony. Pascack Valley had 2 female athletes and 4 male athletes receive 1st Team All County honors for the Fall season.
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Environmental Club Holds Used Toy Drive
The Environmental Club held a used toy drive to keep gently used toys out a landfills but also to bring some job to others in need this holiday season.
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Superintendent Search: Seeking Input Through Survey and Community Forum
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education has hired the executive search firm Strategic Educational Advantage to assist with finding our next superintendent of schools.
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Photo: Students who achieved Bergen County Band and Choir (left to right) Nicole Choi, Kareena Shah, Gabrielle Brayman, Elizabeth Barlow
Students Achieve Bergen County Band and Choir
PV has three choir students and one band student who earned a spot in their respective Bergen County Choir/Band ensemble.
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March 14 Delayed Start for Students
Pascack Valley will have a 10:00am start on Monday, March 14.
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Valley Music Performances During the Holiday Season
The Pascack Valley Music Department is excited to be performing this holiday season!
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PV Student Publication Wins 42 State Awards
The Pascack Valley Student Publication won 42 state awards from the Garden State Scholastic Press Association.
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2021-2022 Teacher and ESPs of The Year
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Teacher and Educational Services Professional of The Year!
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Danielle Stanchak Finalist in Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch
Pascack Valley’s Junior, Danielle Stanchak, has been selected as one of the top 10 Finalists in the 7th Annual Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch.
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Happy Veterans Day
The History Club at Pascack Valley has created a tribute to honor our alumni and staff veterans.
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Fall Play: Night Night, Roger Roger
Pascack Valley HS presents their fall play, Night Night, Roger Roger by Megan Roni Ragone on November 18-20, at the Joseph Poli, Jr Auditorium. Performances are at 7pm nightly, with a 1pm matinee on Saturday.
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PV 2021 AP Scholars
Pascack Valley High School is pleased to announce that 19 students from the Class of 2022 have earned 2021 AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. These students are acknowledged for their performance on AP Exams taken during their junior year of high school.
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Celebrate Languages Ceremony at PVHS
We will recognize students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy and induct our Pascack Valley students at 7pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021
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Pascack Valley High School 2022 National Merit Scholarship program Commended Students. Pictured (from left to right) are: Alex Schlessinger, Preston So, Benjamin Carter, and Katherine Wang.
Congratulations to our National Merit Scholars
Congratulations to our 2022 Commended students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program.
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Pascack Valley Special Officer Helps Save a Life
While off duty this summer, Officer Ames helped a man involved in a serious accident.
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Financial Aid Night Presentation
On Wednesday, October 6, the PVRHSD school counseling department held its annual financial aid program. Jim Anderson, Director of Financial Aid at Montclair State University, was the guest speaker.
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Photo: Title Slide "Archeologists Exposing Erasure: Wampum Workshops in New Jersey"
One Spirit Presents: Exposing Erasure: Archeology in the Pascack Valley
Dr. Eric Johnson, a historian and archeologist from Harvard, spoke with students about exposing erasure through archeology in the Pascack Valley area.
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