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Israeli Veterans visit PV

Israeli Veterans visit PV

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

June 6, 2019

Veterans from Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other areas of Israel visited Pascack Valley world history students to talk about their experiences on Thursday, June 6. The Veterans are a part of Zahal Shalom, an organization of families in Bergen County that houses those who are injured, physically or psychologicall...

Pascack Valley holds first lip dub

Pascack Valley holds first lip dub

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

June 6, 2019

Pascack Valley students and faculty members participated in PV’s first ever lip dub on May 26. The video was shown at PVTV’s Talent Night on Wednesday, June 5, and published on YouTube on Thursday, June 6. The lip dub was organized by PV juniors Brianna Oliveira and Sienna Orlando and filmed...

PV seniors raise money for Veterans

PV seniors raise money for Veterans

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

June 5, 2019

Pascack Valley seniors Cole Donnellan and Megan Viganola raised over $600 for the American Legion with the Veterans from Post 162 on May 23 and May 24. They set up two tables to collect money, one by the front door and one by the side door near the new gymnasium. The idea to raise money for Veterans at PV c...

New security gate built in breezeway

New security gate built in breezeway

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

May 29, 2019

A new gate was built over spring break in Pascack Valley’s breezeway was finished on May 13. The breezeway is a roofed outdoor passage that connects the science wing to the library hallway. As a security measure, the new gate denies direct access into the building when doors are unlocked, which previ...

‘A part of PV’

‘A part of PV’

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

May 19, 2019

After 22 years of working at Pascack Valley, Assistant Principal Debbie Squiccimarri is retiring at the end of this year. Christine Pollinger, the program coordinator of Park Academy, will become the interim assistant principal of PV for the 2019-2020 school year. Her approval will be decided at the B...

Annual ‘Senior Assassins’ game ends early

Annual ‘Senior Assassins’ game ends early

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

May 16, 2019

"Senior Assassins," a game where seniors eliminate their targets using water guns, was canceled by Pascack Valley Senior Class Council President and game coordinator Kevin Conrad on a GroupMe senior group chat on May 15. He said in a text message on GroupMe that the game “has brought out the worst....

The heart of the challenge

The heart of the challenge

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

After becoming the first all-girl Panasonic Creative Design Challenge team at Pascack Valley, PV seniors Brenna Collins, Bianca Belmonte, and Julia Guskind were awarded with a “Special Category” prize for “Best Overall Documentation” on April 16 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newa...

Pascack Pi-oneers end season with 7 awards

Pascack Pi-oneers end season with 7 awards

Thomas DeWitt, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The Pascack Pi-oneers, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District’s robotics team, recently returned from their five day trip to the FIRST Championship in Detroit, Michigan, marking the conclusion of the team’s 15th season competing. This season, the team won a total of seven awards, includin...

PV softball team to host its third annual 5k

PV softball team to host its third annual 5k

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

March 23, 2019

The Pascack Valley softball team is hosting its third annual Shamrock 5k Run and Walk to raise money for team equipment and a donation to Meadowbrook Elementary School at Meadowbrook and Stonybrook Swim Club at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. “It's a fun way to support your team, and what else are you...

Unity in the Valley highlights

Unity in the Valley highlights

Matt Austin and Rachel Cohen

March 20, 2019

The Pascack Valley Regional High School District hosted a Unity in the Valley event featuring a keynote presentation from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, a message from New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and speeches from community and religious leaders on Tuesday, March 19. ...

PV community responds to the Unity in the Valley event

PV community responds to the Unity in the Valley event

Katie Mullaney and Mimi Xhaferi

March 20, 2019

The Pascack Valley community and members of local towns attended the Unity in the Valley event in PV's auditorium to listen to community leaders, religious leaders, and specifically, a presentation by New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, on Tuesday, March 19. Below is feedback that The Smoke Sig...

PVRHSD holds Unity in the Valley event at PV

PVRHSD holds Unity in the Valley event at PV

Rachel Cohen and Madison Gallo

March 20, 2019

New Jersey's 61st Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is the first Sikh in the U.S. to become an attorney general. Gurbir gave a keynote presentation, along with prominent community members, students, faith leaders, and a message from New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer at the Unity in the Valley event that too...

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