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TEEEM Lakota sponsors event featuring world-famous hypnotist

TEEEM Lakota sponsors event featuring world-famous hypnotist

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Editor

January 25, 2020

World-famous hypnotist John Cerbone hypnotized students and community members in the Pascack Valley auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 23. The event was hosted by One Spirit in collaboration with TEEEM to fund the construction of an industrial-sized washing machine and laundry center for the Allen Youth Center on the Pi...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin, Photo Editor

January 24, 2020

The winter track team competed at the Bergen County Relays indoor track meet at the New York Armory on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The day consisted of a boys 4x200 meter relay, a girls 4x200 meter relay, a boys 1600 meter sprint medley, a boys 4000 meter distance medley, a boys 4x400 meter relay, and a girls...

The perfect ‘TEEEM’

The perfect ‘TEEEM’

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Editor

January 23, 2020

As a documentary photographer for 20 years, Jarrett Shecter has traveled to underdeveloped countries all around the world. In a village in South Africa, he saw the problems that residents face daily: malnourishment, demolished homes, the effects of malaria, and the brutal distances that women walk to re...

Photo Gallery: Girls basketball team

Photo Gallery: Girls basketball team

Matt Austin and Evie Higgins

January 21, 2020

The girls basketball team will square off against Indian Hills on the road this Thursday, Jan. 23, at 4:15 p.m. The team is so far 9-4 on the season.

Furry friends walk the halls of PV

Furry friends walk the halls of PV

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

When freshman Ally Harris experienced her first Pascack Period, she was excited to see a therapy dog. Harris was eager to pet them and was happy that they had come by for a visit. Just like many other freshmen, Harris had no clue that Pascack Valley had visits from Therapy Dogs. “When I pet a dog it’s very stress relieving,” Harris said. “Ha...

Program dedicated to leadership

Program dedicated to leadership

Ellie Kim, Managing Editor

January 9, 2020

After Christine Pollinger finished her graduate degree in 2015, she said she was bored and wanted to do something new. Through an article in the newspaper, she was introduced to the Bergen LEADS program. Pollinger, Pascack Valley’s Assistant Principal, said since that point, the program was one of t...

Smoke Signal Wrapped

Smoke Signal Wrapped

Rachel Cohen, Katie Mullaney, BJ McGrane, and Spencer Goldstein

December 20, 2019

To end the decade, The Smoke Signal selected articles and pictures based on its five-plus years publishing online. Below are the links to the categories mentioned.                   Most Viewed Article Open letter to our community from the PVHS Human Rights Leag...

Girl Scout spreads mental health awareness

Girl Scout spreads mental health awareness

Sarah Buttikofer, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

When senior Dani Menendez came to Pascack Valley, she chose to take her nine years of girl scout experience to make a positive difference in the community.  After struggling with anxiety all throughout middle school, Menendez decided to focus her Girl Scout Gold Award, a project for seniors and ...

Operation Send-Off

Operation Send-Off

December 17, 2019

This is Pascack Valley Principal Tom DeMaio’s last week at PV. He is retiring after 18 years, and his last day is Dec. 20, the day before winter break.

Finance Sam: Buying and Leasing Cars

Finance Sam: Buying and Leasing Cars

Sam Topolosky, Audio Host

December 10, 2019

In the third episode of Finance Sam, Pascack Valley junior Sam Topolosky compares buying and leasing cars and the benefits of both....

November 2019 Valley Cup Highlights

November 2019 Valley Cup Highlights

Rachel Cohen, Ariela Alfonso, and Evan Mathai

December 2, 2019

Pascack Valley held its second Valley Cup of of the school year on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Students participated in a food eating contest where they ate donuts on a string, a lip syncing competition, and a dodgeball tournament....

PV’s ‘Project Runway’

PV’s ‘Project Runway’

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, Rachel Cohen, and Katie Mullaney

November 22, 2019

(Editor's Note: The Smoke Signal would appreciate credit for any photographs posted from this slideshow. To do so, tag @pvsmokesignal on Instagram or Twitter and The Smoke Signal on Facebook.) The class of 2020 walked the runway at the annual PFO Fashion Show on Nov. 20. The event was held at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. Seniors wore clothes from local stores, and parents and other guests had the opportunity to watch students on the stage....

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