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Senior Lauren Kalfus singing in the play “Night Night Roger Roger.”

PV Theater holds first in-person performance since pandemic

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Editor November 24, 2021

The Pascack Valley’s Theater Director Thomas Lupfer said he chose Night Night, Roger Roger as an option that would allow the cast and crew to stay at a safe distance from one another, while still...

Lodestros team practices plays leading up to the tournament on Saturday.

Powderpuff Tournament to Take Place Nov. 20

Hannah Elbogen and Matt Austin November 19, 2021

Typically around this time of year, Pascack Valley seniors conclude their high school football careers, whether it be as a player or a fan. However, the student body is not ready to close that chapter....

Students from Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills are commended for awards at Monday nights BOE meeting. Members also discussed the policy for students and chaperones attending overnight trips.

BOE clarifies COVID-19 process for 2021-22 domestic and international school trips

Olivia Moreno and Megan Austin November 15, 2021

The Board of Education members discussed the plans for the 2021-2022 domestic and international school trips at the meeting Monday, Nov. 15 in the Pascack Hills auditorium.  Dr. Daniel Fishbein, interim...

Halloween Cat

Halloween Cat

Triyana Nilaweera, Agnes Koh, and Ava Porter-liu November 1, 2021

The painting "Halloween Cat" by Agnes Koh, Triyana Nilaweera, and Ava Porter Liu was created for Halloween 2021 and shows a cat in a Halloween jack o'lantern. This light-hearted painting represents the...

The Night of the Monsters in print

‘The Night of the Monsters’ in print

Minche Kim, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

"The Night of the Monsters" by Minche Kim celebrated Halloween 2021 and is the second addition to her "The Year" project. It depicts monsters dressed in Halloween costumes and ready to scare trick-or-treaters....

PV Choir to host annual Halloween Talent Night

PV Choir to host annual Halloween Talent Night

Abby Shapiro, Editor in Chief October 27, 2021

The PV choir will be hosting their annual Halloween Talent Night on Oct. 28 at 7 pm in the auditorium and will be streamed on PVTV aswell. “I was so excited to hear my students get on that stage and...

Interim Superintendent Daniel Fishbein gave a presentation on the Pascack Valley Beekeeping Clubs honey extraction at Monday nights Board of Education meeting at Pascack Hills High School. Members also discussed   changing the venues of some athletic facilities that require the COVID-19 vaccine.

BOE raises concern over athletic facilities requiring vaccination

Olivia Moreno, Staff Editor October 25, 2021

The Board of Education raised concerns about indoor athletic facilities requiring the COVID-19 vaccine during Monday night's Board of Education Meeting at Pascack Hills. Unvaccinated winter athletes would...

Puccio announces new panther mascot design

Puccio announces new panther mascot design

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Editor October 15, 2021

Principal John Puccio sent out an email on Oct. 11 to the Pascack Valley community releasing two logo options for students and staff to vote on. Earlier this morning Puccio sent out an email confirming...

During Monday nights board meeting held in person at Pascack Hills ,Paul Zeller, the Director of Technology and Communications presented the logo choices to the board in a detailed slideshow with details on the selection process.

BOE discusses logo selection process

Megan Austin and Sophie Kolax October 11, 2021

The Board of Education discussed the potential cancellation of the international school trips for the 2021-2022 school year and tabled the discussion to further research and communicate with the travel...

The Invasion of 1492 in print

‘The Invasion of 1492’ in print

Minche Kim, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

"The Invasion of 1492" by Minche Kim is a remembrance project for Indigenous Day and Columbus Day. The sky depicts a setting sun, symbolizing the Native Americans' loss of their land, while the tribe of...

Alum Shane Cubala defending his team during juniors vs. freshmen dodgeball.

In-person Valley Cup to return this Friday

Brendan Noone, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

Pascack Valley will have its first in-person Valley Cup after two years on Oct. 8th. This Valley Cup will take place outside on the football field, with all of the grades watching on the bleachers. Friday...

The Board of Education held an in-person meeting Monday night at Pascack Hills.  They discussed overnight trips and concerns for the 2021-2022 school year.

District discusses concerns regarding overnight trips

Sarah Buttikofer and Olivia Moreno September 27, 2021

The Board of Education discussed concerns over possible cancellations of overnight trips planned for this school year due to coronavirus outbreaks that might occur at Monday night’s board meeting at...

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