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Goodbye mixed English classes

Goodbye mixed English classes

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

District redesigns website

District redesigns website

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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 plans to launch a mobile app in the fall. According to Mr. Paul Zeller, Director of Instructional Technology in t...

Building a Champion

Building a Champion

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
June 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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-oneers, are headed to the FIRST Festival of Champions in New Hampshire on July 28 and 29, as well as the Indiana Robotics Invitational on July 14 and 15. They’re also w...

New dual enrollment courses to be offered next year

New dual enrollment courses to be offered next year

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Pascack Valley will be offering five more dual enrollment classes in the 2017-2018 school year. Dual enrollment classes are courses that allow students to earn college credit through a college or university during high school. Students must pay a fee to the college/university in order to earn col...

Administration addresses “hit list” rumor in letter

Administration addresses “hit list” rumor in letter

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
May 9, 2017
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Updated 9:35 a.m. Thursday: New information regarding second email and DeMaio’s reachability. At 2:44 p.m. Tuesday, a letter written by Pascack Valley Principal Tom DeMaio was sent to the staff and student body at PV. The letter detailed a rumor that had been going around the school about a...

PV falls victim to Google “phishing” scheme

PV falls victim to Google “phishing” scheme

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The PVRHS district, alongside much of the nation, was victim to an international email phishing scheme conducted against Google users Wednesday afternoon. “We were on the phone [with Google] within two minutes, explaining to them what we saw, sending them information, and working with them to s...

PV Hosts Second-Ever Wellness Fair

PV Hosts Second-Ever Wellness Fair

Avery Paulen, Staff Photographer
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

For the second year in a row, the PV Wellness Committee hosted a fair for students in Pascack Valley's new gymnasium. The event was held on Wednesday during lunch and Pascack Period. Several booths and activities were set up throughout the gymnasium for students to learn about positivity and wellness. They ...

PVRHSD students and staff to keep laptops over the summer

PVRHSD students and staff to keep laptops over the summer

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

PV students can rejoice: they can finally check their emails while sitting by the pool. Mr. Paul Zeller, Director of Instructional Technology in the PV district, announced over a mass email to students and faculty on March 28, that they would be allowed to keep their laptops over the summer. “It’s...

March Valley Cup Highlights 2017

March Valley Cup Highlights 2017

Kayla Creagh, Alysa Mehl, and Charlotte Atkinson
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Last Wednesday, Pascack Valley hosted its third Valley Cup of the year. This time, students from all classes competed in a "Battle of the Bands", a game of "Hungry Hungry Hippos," a search around the school for Mr. Jim Kennedy, and a hockey shootout. Included are Smoke Signal pictures and videos f...

A Celebration of Music

A Celebration of Music

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Mrs. Argine Safari will be honored at Pascack Valley’s “Celebration of Music Education” event this Thursday at 7 p.m. The celebration will be held at PV and will be free and open to the public. “It's an event that will emphasize the importance of music education within our district,” sa...

PV alum to step down as Pascack Hills boys basketball coach

PV alum to step down as Pascack Hills boys basketball coach

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After seven seasons at the helm, Pascack Hills boys basketball coach Kevin Kirkby is stepping down. Kirkby’s resignation is on the agenda for Monday night’s Board of Education meeting at the Pascack Hills auditorium. Kirkby, a 1998 Pascack Valley graduate and former Division 1 baseball player at St....

Juniors take traditonal post-prom class trip

Juniors take traditonal post-prom class trip

Kyle Comito, Editor in Chief
March 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

After the Junior Ball last Thursday, the Pascack Valley Class of 2018 took their traditional Junior trip to New York City. On Friday, students in the class had a choice of either bowling or ice skating at Chelsea Piers, followed by lunch and games at Dave & Buster's. This video segment is made from...

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