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The BOE generally holds meetings every other Monday in the Pascack Valley auditorium. Meeting information, including the agendas, can be found on the district’s website.

9/19/22 BOE Meeting Recap

Emily Moy, Sophie Kolax, and Carly Malamut September 19, 2022

Below are some of the topics discussed during the Board of Education’s meeting on Sept. 19.

On June 3, 2022 PV held its final Valley Cup of the school year. Each class competed in games such as paper plane making and ultimate frisbee.

June 2022 Valley Cup highlights At the end of Valley Cup the Sophmore class pied Vice-Principal Pollinger. During Valley Cup, representatives from each class competed...

Pascack Valley Choir held its spring concert in PVs auditorium on Thursday night. The B Naturals, Bro Squad, Chamber Choir, and Combined Choir all performed.

PV choir holds annual spring concert

Emily Moy, Ava Kim, and Sarah Shapiro May 19, 2022

The Bro Squad, the all-male a cappella group, performs You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman arr. Dan Wessler with sophomore Juan Zapateiro as a soloist. The B Naturals, the all-female a...

2022-2023 executive council candidates discuss their ideas for the upcoming school year.

A look at the 2022-2023 Executive Council candidates

Lola Smith and Cameron Dolan May 17, 2022

As the 2022 seniors say their farewells, the positions on the executive council open up. We went around asking candidates why they deserve these positions, and how they will help change the school.

Seniors have been frustrated over parking at Pascack Valley as there are 82 student spots and over 200 seniors. Assistant Principal Christine Pollinger said they try to give everyone their first choice of parking and make it as fair as possible.

Senior parking issues on the rise

Noah Silver and Olivia Moreno May 13, 2022

Starting in the 2021-22 school year a change was implemented regarding student parking. Instead of students parking in an assigned spot, they were able to park anywhere in the student parking lot.   “We...

The PV band held its annual Spring Concert on Thursday night. Both the symphonic and jazz bands performed, along with a couple of vocalists. The choir will be holding its concert next Thursday.

PV band hosts annual spring concert

Emily Moy, Staff Editor May 12, 2022

On May 12, the PV symphonic and jazz bands performed at their annual spring concert. Below are some clips from the show. The PV jazz band performs Hallelujah I Love Her So by Ray Charles with vocalist...

Students work to finish the final touches of the Panthers mural in the picture above.

Panthers mascot makes debut in cafeteria

Maya Schlessinger, Staff Editor April 28, 2022

The new panther mural in the cafeteria was completed Tuesday, March 22, by sophomores Sophia Loeser and Jillian Suarez.  “[Principal John] Puccio had asked me what I thought about doing the mural...

Sofia Davidson, a survivor of a Polish slave labor camp in World War II reflected on the similarities between that war and Putins war with Ukraine. [Putin and Hitler] want to be in charge, they don’t want to let other people or countries do what they want, Davidson said.

Polish slave labor camp survivor reflects on WWII and the current violence in Ukraine

Chloe Cuesta and Sophie Kolax April 14, 2022

(Editor’s Note: Sofia Davidson is Staff Writer Chloe Cuesta’s grandmother. She was in a Polish slave labor camp during World War II. She shared her story as well as her opinions on the current violence...

The board approved Sarah Bilotti as the next superintendent for the district at Monday nights Board of Education meeting at Pascack Hills. Bilotti will start on July 1, 2022.

Sarah Bilotti to start as superintendent July 1, 2022

Olivia Moreno and Sarah Shapiro March 28, 2022

Sarah Bilotti was approved as the next superintendent for the district at the board meeting Monday, March 28 at Pascack Hills. Bilotti has been the Superintendent of Schools for the North Warren Regional...

The PV Theatre will be performing its first in-person musical since 2019 on March 17, 18, and 19. The musical is called, Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

PV Theatre holds first in-person musical since 2019

Sarah Buttikofer, Editor in Chief March 17, 2022

The Pascack Valley Theatre Program will be holding its first in-person musical in two years. They are performing “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” “This is my sixteenth year at Valley, and...

Screenshot of the PVR Alumni Hub. Users will be able to search the name of an alum and filter by school, graduation year, and current location as seen in the photo.

PV Alum Brian Buckley creates database to connect alum

Olivia Moreno, Staff Editor March 9, 2022

Director of Technology and Communication Paul Zeller and Pascack Valley Alum Brian Buckley decided on creating a database where alumni, current students, and faculty could connect called the PVR Alumni...

The BOE generally holds meetings every other Monday in the Pascack Hills auditorium. Meeting information including the agendas can be found on the districts website.

2/28/22 BOE Meeting Recap

Emily Moy, Staff Editor February 28, 2022

Below are some of the topics discussed during the Board of Education’s meeting on Feb. 28.

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