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First-year teacher finishes time at PV

First-year teacher finishes time at PV

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

June 25, 2019

First-year Pascack Valley science teacher Daniel Grothues always knew he wanted to work within the sciences like his father and his mother who is a nurse at the Valley Hospital. He also knew he had a passion for helping people and working with them.   Grothues start working at PV in January of 2...

Class of 2019 Spotify Playlist

Class of 2019 Spotify Playlist

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

June 18, 2019

The Pascack Valley Class of 2019 submitted songs that they feel best represented their four years in high school. The Smoke Signal asked students in a Google Form to provide songs that they found to be most nostalgic, their all-time favorites, or most representative of their time at PV. Comments From Senio...

Class of 2019 College Map

Class of 2019 College Map

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

June 18, 2019

Senior Award Recipients

Senior Award Recipients

Katie Mullaney and Rachel Cohen

June 18, 2019

Dr. Joseph Poli Memorial Award Bianca Belmonte Dr. M. Robert Gomberg Memorial Award Sofia Urbaniak LAKELAND Bank Award Nicole Misterek Joseph P. Chiaradio Award Marie Ayoub Dr. Barbara Sapienza Memorial Award Elexis Levine & Arianna Quevedo  Anne Vaccaro Memorial Award Sofia Urbaniak...

Senior Prom 2019

Senior Prom 2019

Matt Austin, Molly Heintze, Victoria Donofrio, and Evan Mathai

June 18, 2019

The Pascack Valley Class of 2019 had its senior prom on Friday, June 14. The event took place at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. The night consisted of dancing, music, food, and time spent with classmates and friends.

Farewell to Our Senior Editors

Farewell to Our Senior Editors

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

June 18, 2019

Editor in Chief Joined: Freshman Year Articles: https://pvsmokesignal.com/staff/?writer=Madison%20Gallo Most viewed article: "Superintendent confirms anti-Semitic graffiti" "Madi has transformed The Smoke Signal into what it is today," future editor in chief Rachel Cohen said. "She is always looking to make our p...

ValleyChat: Finale ft. ‘Sapienza: True Events’

ValleyChat: Finale ft. ‘Sapienza: True Events’

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

June 5, 2019

For the grand finale of ValleyChat, audio host Jake Topolosky speaks with the cast and crew behind "Sapienza: True Events" featuring Matt Mugno, Steve Murno, Andrew Demboski, and Ari Quinn. They talk about the production and development of the mini series, tips for filmmaking, and the importance of film...

May 2019 Valley Cup Highlights

May 2019 Valley Cup Highlights

Matthew Austin, Ilmie Xhaferi, Isabella Zuluaga, Rachel Cohen, Kayla Barry, Hailey Migdal, Julia Chiola, and Katie Mullaney

June 5, 2019

Pascack Valley hosted its fourth and final Valley Cup for the school year on Friday, May 24. PV students performed dances and participated in speedball. This year’s Valley Cup was won by the senior class. ...

This Is My Story: Stigma Surrounding Boys In Mental Health

This Is My Story: Stigma Surrounding Boys In Mental Health

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

May 28, 2019

According to Pascack Valley’s Student Family Resource Liaison Steven Myers, one-fourth of students who visit the wellness center are males. Myers said the number should be even with females. Recently, The Smoke Signal published eight recounts of PV students’ stories of their struggles with mental health. Am...

PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, and Molly Heintze

May 23, 2019

The Pascack Valley annual fashion show, featuring students from Annette Moliono's fashion design classes, took place in the PV cafeteria on Thursday, May 23. Prior to the show, attendees were able to try cupcakes that were made by the culinary arts students. The show was split into six scenes where st...

This Is My Story: Mental Health Resources

This Is My Story: Mental Health Resources

Kayla Barry and Rachel Cohen

May 22, 2019

Following these personal recounts of students’ struggles with their mental health, it is important to reach out for help if you or someone you know is struggling. Please contact the hotlines below if you or someone is in need of support.   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 This lif...

This Is My Story: Raven Albert

This Is My Story: Raven Albert

Raven Albert, PV Student

May 21, 2019

(Editor's Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and The Smoke Signal asked Pascack Valley students that struggled with their mental-health to tell their stories, some of which may contain sensitive content. This is the eighth article of an eight part series.) The unfortunate truth is that I re...

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