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Valley Cup off to typically hot, semi-miked start

Valley Cup off to typically hot, semi-miked start

Brandon Alvarado, Staff Writer
September 29, 2014
Filed under Humor, News, PV Life

Last Wednesday, the students of Pascack Valley gathered into the gym for the first time of the new school year. For returning students, we were reminded of the heat that the gym carries due to the excited student body getting ready to compete with their peers. For the freshmen, they were able to experience...

Spirit Week kicks off with sports jersey day

Spirit Week kicks off with sports jersey day

September 24, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life, Uncategorized

PV's Valley Cup Week has included dress-up days featuring sports jerseys, tie-dyes, and green. Today will be the first Valley Cup assembly. Among the activities will be a faculty vs. student half-court basketball game. Keep visiting The Smoke Signal for points results and highlights followin...

Quiet time during Pascack Period

Quiet time during Pascack Period

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer
September 22, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

The Pascack Period at Valley has been talked about left and right, but starting last Wednesday, Sept. 17, it became a reality. There were various courses offered from “The Art of Food” to the “History of Photography as an Art Form” to SAT and college application classes. However, not everyone...

Pascack Period launches

Pascack Period launches

Sydney Feinberg
September 22, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

After much speculation, the time has finally come! From “Sisterhood and Society” to “BBQ & Smoking Foods” the Pascack Period is giving students a wide variety of classes to take. The classes are being called “Learn to Learn” classes, and Wednesday was officially the first day that they...

Light turnout for optional summer reading discussions

Light turnout for optional summer reading discussions

Vanessa Rutigliano, Managing Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under News

Summer reading assignments had always been mandatory during summer breaks in the past years at Pascack Valley. However, in the spirit of the new Pascack Schedule, this year’s summer reading assignment has been very different from years in the past. Instead of summer reading being mandatory for all...

PV’s first ever virtual day: A look back and a look forward

PV’s first ever virtual day: A look back and a look forward

Carly Comito, Staff Writer
September 16, 2014
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Feb. 13, 2014, Pascack Valley became the first school in the district to try something new, a Virtual School Day. After receiving permission from the state to allow students and teachers to work from home rather than in school on that snow day, PV attempted this experiment of implementing a digital...

Early returns are positive for rotating schedule

Early returns are positive for rotating schedule

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

Pascack Valley’s rotating schedule has created quite the buzz around school this week and last, to say the least. From the new “Pascack Period” to classes going out of order to 88-minute periods, it's a stark difference from the way school used to operate in the past. The first day of school...

Students sample course offerings at Pascack Fair

Students sample course offerings at Pascack Fair

Sami Ulin, Staff Writer
September 4, 2014
Filed under News

With a new school year comes a new schedule. Within the installment of a rotating block is a Pascack Period in which students have the ability to take enrichment classes of their choosing during one half or the other of an 88-minute period. Today PV held its Pascack Fair, a period of the day where...

Reactions to PV’s first day of extended periods

Reactions to PV’s first day of extended periods

Carly Comito, Staff Writer
September 3, 2014
Filed under News

Pascack Valley is undergoing a major change this school year. Rotating classes with 88-minute periods have been implemented into our schedules. Senior Lindsay Gordon explains, “The 88-minute periods this year should be interesting. I’m not sure if this Pascack schedule is going to be as great as...

Day One: First thoughts on the new schedule

Sydney Feinberg, Staff Writer
September 2, 2014
Filed under News

After numerous rumors have been spread and brains have been rattled, the new schedule has finally arrived. PV students and teachers are experiencing longer class periods, the Pascack Period, and a common lunch. Over the past year, students and teachers alike have been wondering how this new schedule will work and if it will actually help prepare students for college.

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The Smoke Signal: New and Improved

The Smoke Signal: New and Improved

Justin Cook, Gina Romana, Vanessa Rutigliano, Smoke Signal Editorial Staff
August 29, 2014
Filed under News

For decades The Smoke Signal has served as a reliable and informative source for all things Pascack Valley. Distributed to students at least four times every year, each issue would include articles providing information and student opinions on activities such as sporting events, musicals/plays, fund...

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