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District introduces new schedule

District introduces new schedule

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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, 2017


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  On Monday, Pascack Valley students, along with history teacher Leah Jerome and psychology and history teacher Ryan Walter, visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, located in Washington D.C., for the day. At the museum, students learned about the history of A...

District pilots delayed opening for Professional Development

District pilots delayed opening for Professional Development

Lauren Cohen, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2017


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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 morning. According to Dr. Barry Bachenheimer, Director of Curriculum for the Pascack Valley district, the delay accomplishes a n...

November 2017 Valley Cup highlights

November 2017 Valley Cup highlights

Curstine Guevarra and Alysa Mehl

November 28, 2017


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Last Wednesday, Pascack Valley hosted its second Valley cup of the year with a Thanksgiving theme. Students from all grades competed in tug of war, ultimate frisbee, and a relay in which the teachers participated. There were performances from the cheerleading, dance and gymnastics teams. Delia Matte...

PV Theatre performs “Crush”

PV Theatre performs “Crush”

Claire Barnhart, Photographer

November 19, 2017


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PV Theatre presented their fall play, "Crush" on Nov. 16-18. The show was directed by Mr. Thomas Lupfer and Mrs. Merielle Lupfer. "Crush" is a sci-fi romantic comedy that follows two characters, Bark (Zach Panno) and Aspen (Keara Fernandez)....

PV’s next top models

PV’s next top models

Claire Barnhart and Alysa Mehl

November 13, 2017


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PV seniors took the stage on Nov. 7 at the annual PFO Fashion Show held at Seasons Catering and Special Events in Washington Township. The models wore outfits from different local stores, which helped to advertise these brands. As the seniors walked the runway, parents and other guests socialized ...

PVTV debuts Friday

PVTV debuts Friday

Sam Nicklas, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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The first episode of PVTV, Pascack Valley’s first broadcast news show, will debut on The Smoke Signal’s website on Friday. According to Mr. Michael Sherman, PV Video Production teacher and producer of the show, this student led program will “showcase the school and the town in a whole new way...

Haunted highlights from Halloween Talent Night

Haunted highlights from Halloween Talent Night

Ariela Alfonso, Zana Allajbegu, Curstine Guevarra, Meghan Lee, and Evan Mathai

November 1, 2017


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19 acts took the stage on Oct. 30 at the annual Halloween Talent Night hosted by the PV Choir. Here are some highlights from the evening. All videos were taken by Ariela Alfonso, Curstine Guevarra, and Meghan Lee. Casey Lewis, Allie Sandt and Liam Sandt perform "Alphabet Aerobics," from "Black...

The Smoke Signal wins 37 awards at GSSPA Conference

The Smoke Signal wins 37 awards at GSSPA Conference

Curstine Guevarra and Alysa Mehl

November 1, 2017


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This past Monday, members of The Smoke Signal took a trip to the annual Garden State Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference held at Rutgers University. The conference is attended by student journalists all across the state of New Jersey. There, The Smoke Signal won 34 individual awards includi...

Smoke Signal announced as a finalist in GSSPA print categories

Smoke Signal announced as a finalist in GSSPA print categories

Ally Botwinick, Staff Editor

October 26, 2017


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The Garden State Scholastic Press Association recently tweeted that The Smoke Signal is a finalist for 12 individual awards in the categories of photography, opinion, editorial, sports writing, feature writing, and news writing. The  Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) is New Jersey...

New plan allows Demarest Farm customers to park on side streets

New plan allows Demarest Farm customers to park on side streets

Jake Lutz, Ricky Lutz, and Erik Mannino

October 23, 2017


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The Bergen County Agriculture Development Board voted on a plan that would temporarily lift a parking ban around Demarest Farms on Sept. 6. Customers are now allowed to park on residential streets near the farm for the next three years. Demarest Farms authorized parking on the side streets two years...

PV set to play only home Friday night game of the season

PV set to play only home Friday night game of the season

Trey Herenda, Sports Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Pascack Valley varsity football schedule looks different compared to last year. This year, the PV football schedule includes mostly Saturday afternoon home games rather than the typical Friday night games from previous years. This season, all but one of of PV’s home games are on a Saturday aft...

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