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  • District introduces new schedule

    District introduces new schedule

    Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

    December 17, 2017

    The Pascack Valley dismissal bell rings at 2:53 p.m this year instead of 2:51 p.m. like it had in the past. The district added two minutes to the school day and took five minutes off of lunch, allowing for one more minute of instructional time each period this school year. This adds up to seven extra minutes...

    A different schedule was implemented this school year that adds additional minutes to the class periods and the school day. The schedule was introduced to allow for more instructional time.

    Stephie John

  • Pascack Valley rolls past Teaneck in season opener

    Pascack Valley rolls past Teaneck in season opener

    Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

    December 16, 2017

    Pascack Valley coach Jeff Jasper didn’t want his players to become complacent in 2017-18 after a 30-2 season a year ago, in which Valley won the Group 3 state title and advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. In opening game of their 2017-18 campaign, the Indians showed no signs of com...

    Brianna Wong shoots from behind the arc against Teaneck. PV defeated Teaneck by a score of 71-46.

    David Harnett

  • Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

    Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

    Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

    December 15, 2017

    Getting to the top of the mountain is hard enough, but getting back is often an even tougher challenge. Last season, the Pascack Valley Girls Basketball team reached the pinnacle of success, bringing home the Group 3 state championship, its sixth such title in program history.  However, that does not chan...

    Pascack Valley in the huddle before a game last year. PV opens its season on Friday against Teaneck.

  • PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

    PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

    Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

    December 15, 2017

    Coach: Tom Gallione (13th Season) Last year’s record: 17-8 Key Returners: Bradley Zirlin (Jr. 113; 15-15 in 2017), Jake Averna (Jr. 113 13-15), Robbie Natelli (Sr. 120-126; 33-7, District 1 second in 2017), James Allmers (So. 138; 8-9), Nolan Shields (Sr. 124-132; 18-16), Matt Beyer (Jr. 138-145; 37-4, D1 f...

    Matt Beyer waits for the start of a match last year. The junior state qualifier will likely wrestle in the 138-pound weight class when Pascack Valley kicks off its season at the Lakeland Tournament this Saturday.

    Alysa Mehl

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District introduces new schedule

District introduces new schedule

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017No Comments

The Pascack Valley dismissal bell rings at 2:53 p.m this year instead of 2:51 p.m. like it had in the past. The district added two minutes to the school day and took five m...

PV students visit National History Museum of African American History and Culture

PV students visit National History Museum of African American History and Culture

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

December 5, 2017No Comments

  On Monday, Pascack Valley students, along with history teacher Leah Jerome and psychology and history teacher Ryan Walter, visited the National Museum of Afr...

District pilots delayed opening for Professional Development

District pilots delayed opening for Professional Development

Lauren Cohen, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2017No Comments

On Wednesday Nov. 29, students reported to school at 10 a.m. instead of the usual 8 a.m. Teachers still arrived at 8 a.m., as they had professional development in the m...

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ValleyChat: Net Neutrality

ValleyChat: Net Neutrality

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 14, 2017No Comments

In this episode, Jake Topolosky discusses the issue of Net Neutrality. With the FCC vote happening today, Topolosky urges people to help tell the government that everyone...

ValleyChat: Nick’s Picks

ValleyChat: Nick’s Picks

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 4, 2017No Comments

This is the second episode of a two part ValleyChat special on entrepreneurs in Pascack Valley. Jake Topolosky interviews Nick Tomasi who is going into the music equipment...

ValleyChat: Baked by RoseMary

ValleyChat: Baked by RoseMary

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 1, 2017No Comments

This is the first part of a two part ValleyChat special on entrepreneurs in Pascack Valley. In this episode, Jake Topolosky interviews junior RoseMary Stanchak who has taken...

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Pascack Valley rolls past Teaneck in season opener

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

December 16, 2017

Pascack Valley coach Jeff Jasper didn’t want his players to become complacent in 2017-18 after a 30-2 season a year ago, in which Valley won the Group 3 state title and advanced to the NJS...

Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

December 15, 2017

PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

December 15, 2017

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Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

Getting to the top of the mountain is hard enough, but getting back is often an even tougher challenge. Last season, the Pascack Valley Girls Basketball team reached th...

PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

December 15, 2017

PV Boys Basketball aiming for strong season in 2017-18

PV Boys Basketball aiming for strong season in 2017-18

December 13, 2017

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“Blade Runner 2049”: One of the best film experiences of the decade

Jacob Barcelona, Staff Writer | October 10, 2017

The original "Blade Runner: came out 35 years ago. After a rough opening, it slowly became a cult classic and is widely regarded as an inspiration for all cyberpunk and dystopian movies to come after it. That’s what makes this movie such a touchy subject. Having an original so beloved by fans makes any attempt at a sequel have hard shoes to fill. "Blade Runner" did leave a few questions that ...

A Finale Project

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer | May 25, 2017

It was a vision that Brian Sumereau could not get out of his head. “It came to me in a dream,” Sumereau, a PV senior, said. “I was sitting in the auditorium facing the stage. The entire cast came on stage and then turned around and walked into a backdrop that looked like a burning sunset. That’s when I knew I needed to write this.” Seniors Sumereau and Julia Veloso are set to premie...

DEAR Administrators

Smoke Signal Editorial Board | December 13, 2017

Oh, DEAR; not this again. On Wednesday, Pascack Valley held its second Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) session of the 2017-2018 school year during Pascack Period Session A. Students were expected to remain in their homeroom classrooms and read quietly. The first DEAR session of the year was on Oct. 25, taking place during Pascack Period Session B.  DEAR was first implemented last school ...

“I’m not ashamed”

Kayla Barry, Managing Editor | November 2, 2017

Kayla Barry shares the struggles she faces every day due to anxiety.

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.