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Permanent district principals to be announced in March
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Physical education teacher tapped as interim assistant principal
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Kobe Bryant’s death brought out the worst in national media

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor
January 27, 2020

It’s just one of those things that stops time. Shock, sadness, denial. All at once.   Kobe Bryant can’t just die… There’s no way.   The day before, he was congratulating LeBron James for passing him in career points. And now, he, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others are gone after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644 — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January...

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PV wrestling falls to River Dell

Mason Baronian and Noah Silver
January 25, 2020

The Pascack Valley wrestling team fell to River Dell at home 33-25 on Friday night with a chance to place itself in a prime position to claim the league championship. The Indians got off to a rough start, trailing 16-3 after four matches, but slowly began to creep back, decreasing the deficit to eight points following a pin by junior Ryan Dunn in the waning moments of the second period of his match. However, two tight River Dell wins capped off its victory. Hard fought match vs River Dell but...

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PV graduate continues journalism career at Penn State

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer
January 24, 2020

As Jake Aferiat’s freshman year came to a close, he received an email from his English teacher, Bill Rawson, who was looking for people to join Pascack Valley’s student news publication, The Smoke Signal.  “I remember meeting with him at the Hillsdale Library and talking to him about [The Smoke Signal] for a while and explaining my vision for The Smoke Signal and how he would fit into that,” Rawson said. “I distinctly remember standing outside the Hillsdale library as we were about...

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Kobe Bryant’s death brought out the worst in national media

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor
January 27, 2020

It’s just one of those things that stops time. Shock, sadness, denial. All at once.   Kobe Bryant can’t just die… There’s no way.   The day before, he was congratulating LeBron James for passing him in career points. And now, he, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others are gone after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Continuing to move the...

A need for some Z’s

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Editor
November 19, 2019

I rolled out of bed on a school morning to the sound of my alarm echoing off of the walls. The night before, I had gotten home at 8:30 p.m. from volunteering at the local food pantry followed by weekly Smoke Signal meetings. I sat down at my desk to begin my homework which included researching for an essay, studying for a math quiz, and completing additional SAT prep. As I scrambled to get ready that...

Editorial: Seniors need to take responsibility for losing privileges

Smoke Signal Editorial Board
October 15, 2019

Leading up to their senior year, students look forward to gaining the privilege to leave the building during lunch and park in the Pascack Valley parking lot.  This year, this opportunity was not obtained by around 70 seniors, according to Pascack Valley Assistant Principal John Puccio, who either had 20 combined absences and tardies, received more than one D letter grade, or were penalized for...

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PVTV S03 EP12

(Editors Note: Although it is not a Smoke Signal product and has no affiliation with our publication, as a service to our community we display PVTV episodes which are produced by the Advanced Video Production classes.)

Pascack Valley High School's Official News Site: Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Pascack Valley High School's Official News Site: Where there's smoke, there's fire.