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  • Goodbye mixed English classes

    Goodbye mixed English classes

    Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

    June 14, 2017

    PV senior Josh Smartenko is a fan of the Honors/CP mixed English class. It is a chance for him to see friends that he might not normally be with in his other classes. Starting the following school year, the Honors/CP English classes will no longer be an option. Currently, PV juniors and seniors have the o...

    Students participate in the current Honors/CP class.

    Alysa Mehl

  • “Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

    “Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

    Kyle Comito, Editor in Chief

    June 13, 2017

    Miss The Smoke Signal's physical copy of the "Class of 2017" end-of-year print edition? You can still view the print edition how it appeared on physical pages at issu.com (as linked above under "print editions"). However, we also put together this collection of the stories published within the print edition all in one place. READ MORE »»

    "Seventeen Faces in the Class of 2017" was the cover story of The Smoke Signal's recent print edition.

    Curstine Guevarra

  • PV senior ends accomplished career

    PV senior ends accomplished career

    Allison Sumereau, Staff Writer

    June 13, 2017

    The clicking of computer keys rattles as PV senior Nicole Beckemeyer vigorously types the last sentences of her opening statement. The thoughts come rushing out of her head as she develops countless ideas. Alongside her, Brian Sumereau prepares the team's rebuttal. The two brainstorm together and loo...

    PV senior, Nicole Beckemeyer remembers her time at PV. She has won many awards with both the Debate and DECA teams.

    Kyle Comito

  • ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

    ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

    Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

    June 13, 2017

    This is the second edition of The Smoke Signal's podcast, ValleyChat. In three different parts, host Jake Topolosky, a PV sophomore, talks about the robotics team with PV junior,  Suraj Pandya.   Pandya is a member of the robotics team. In this podcast, he shares his knowledge on robotics...

Goodbye mixed English classes

Goodbye mixed English classes

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

PV senior Josh Smartenko is a fan of the Honors/CP mixed English class. It is a chance for him to see friends that he might not normally be with in his other classes. Star...

June 14, 2017No Comments

District redesigns website

District redesigns website

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor

The Pascack Valley community can say goodbye to the familiar old website. The technology department launched a new website on the afternoon of June 9. In addition, the administration ...

June 13, 20171 Comment

Building a Champion

Building a Champion

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor

While most of the school is winding down, the Pascack Pi-oneers are gearing up for a busy summer. The Pascack Valley Regional High School District’s Robotics team, the Pi...

June 11, 2017No Comments

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“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

Kyle Comito, Editor in Chief

Miss The Smoke Signal's physical copy of the "Class of 2017" end-of-year print edition? You can still view the print edition how it appeared on physical pages at issu.com (as linked above under "print editions"). However, we also put together this collection of the stories published within the print edition all in one place.

June 13, 2017No Comments

PV senior ends accomplished career

PV senior ends accomplished career

Allison Sumereau, Staff Writer

The clicking of computer keys rattles as PV senior Nicole Beckemeyer vigorously types the last sentences of her opening statement. The thoughts come rushing out of her head as...

June 13, 2017No Comments

ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

This is the second edition of The Smoke Signal's podcast, ValleyChat. In three different parts, host Jake Topolosky, a PV sophomore, talks about the robotics team with PV ...

June 13, 2017No Comments

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Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Nicole Arden and Kaitlyn Conti, Sportswriter

Name: Melissa Purcell Sport: Pole Vault for the Track and Field Team Grade: Junior The Lowdown: On Saturday May 27, Purcell vaulted 11’6 to win the North 1 Group 3 Sectional ...

June 12, 2017No Comments

Indians state title bid falls short

Indians state title bid falls short

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

Perspective has been crucial for Pascack Valley baseball this season. Whether it was the perspective that the Indians weren’t the underdogs against consensus state No. 1...

June 7, 20171 Comment

Group 3 Semifinal Preview: PV vs Cranford

Group 3 Semifinal Preview: PV vs Cranford

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

What: Group 3 Semifinals Who: Pascack Valley (22-4) vs. Cranford (20-7) When: Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Location: William Paterson University Pascack Valley Perspective: Pascack...

June 6, 2017No Comments

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A Finale Project

A Finale Project

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer

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...

May 25, 2017No Comments

A look back on Pippin

A look back on Pippin

April 2, 2017

PV Theatre performs “Pippin”

PV Theatre performs “Pippin”

March 19, 2017

PVHS Theatre presented their spring musical, "Pippin" on March 17-19. The show was directed by Mr. Thomas Lupfer and Mrs. Merielle Lupfer. The pictures were taken during t...

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Hear and now: PV needs a sign language class

Hear and now: PV needs a sign language class

Tara Healy, Staff Writer

(Editor’s note: Tara Healy is a PV sophomore who suffers from hearing loss and wishes to tell her story in this opinion piece.) When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with En...

May 30, 20171 Comment

Five ways to cope with stress

Five ways to cope with stress

May 2, 2017

Letter to the Editor: A divided nation must come together

Letter to the Editor: A divided nation must come together

November 14, 2016

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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.