The Smoke Signal

After 27 years of working in the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, Superintendent Erik Gundersen is resigning. His resignation becomes effective on June 30.

‘It’s time for me to take on new challenges’

Sarah Buttikofer, Staff Editor June 11, 2021

District Superintendent Erik Gundersen is resigning from his position after having worked in the Pascack Valley District for 27 years. “I was a teacher for seven years.” Gundersen said. “Then...

A goodbye to our senior editors

A goodbye to our senior editors

Hannah Elbogen, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

With Editors in Chiefs Spencer Goldstein and Ellie Kim, Sports Editor BJ McGrane, and Staff Editors Ava DeVincenzo, Ilmie Xhaferi, and Isabella Zuluaga graduating from The PV Student Publication, the Editorial...

The PV Student Publication sent a Google Form to the Class of 2021. The publication reached out to a few individuals from the form who are pursuing uncommon majors.

Ever heard of these majors?

Tolu Bosede and Kareena Shah June 10, 2021

As part of our end of the year tribute to the Class of 2021, the PV Student Publication reached out to several seniors who are pursuing unusual or uncommon majors in college. The PV Student Publication only...

PV nurses (from left to right) Sandra Hroncich and Diane Fallon's schedules have been altered due to the coronavirus. Both of them have had to adjust to the new circumstances and take on new jobs and challenges after working for years at PV.

‘I don’t think I could have pictured it to be this way’

Morgan Jones, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

Pascack Valley nurses Diane Fallon and Sandra Hroncich, have had their schedules completely changed due to the pandemic. Fallon has been working as a nurse at PV for 12 years and Hroncich has worked at...

Seniors (from left to right), Steven Bussanich, Nicole Buldo, Kathleen Disalvo, and Christian Downey will be attending colleges that have made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for the fall. Rutgers was the first to announce this mandate with a string of other colleges following quickly behind.

Seniors’ thoughts on COVID vaccine requirements

Sarah Buttikofer and Olivia Moreno June 9, 2021

Rutgers University announced that the COVID-19 vaccine was necessary to attend the school in the Fall of 2021 on March 25. Rutgers was the first among many universities to make this decision. This announcement...

PV Student Publication Co-Editor in Chief Spencer Goldstein was named the New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year in February.

‘It doesn’t happen without the people around me’

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor June 8, 2021

Only one person can be named the New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year.  However, Spencer Goldstein, PV Student Publication Co-Editor in Chief and 2021 recipient of the award sees the honor...

Although Pascack Valley's National Honor Society has made adjustments to projects due to COVID-19, they have come up with new ideas that they will use going forward.

National Honor Society creates innovative projects during COVID-19

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer June 8, 2021

Although COVID-19 has changed the way Pascack Valley’s National Honor Society operates in many aspects, the fundamentals of the club remain a group of people that is “driven” and “interested in...

Fashion design class holds virtual fashion show

Fashion design class holds virtual fashion show

Matt Austin, Olivia Jackson, and Ava Kim June 2, 2021

The Clothing Design class held a virtual fashion show in the courtyard on May 25 showcasing the student's work from this year. A video displaying each of the models will be put together for students and...

PV seniors Anakin Rybacki and Thomas DeWitt with NJ DECA State Advisor Jeffrey Victor at one of last year's in-person DECA events. This year, students could not attend in-person events due to COVID-19, and all events were all held virtually.

DECA overcomes COVID-19 related obstacles

Hannah Elbogen, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

From traveling to Atlantic City to Zoom calls in living rooms, the DECA club has had to adapt to new circumstances brought about by COVID-19.  DECA is a club in which high school students learn to...

The History Club honored five Pascack Valley veterans who died in service to the country this morning in PV's courtyard. Students and faculty took a moment to remember  Michael Roell, George Poor, Robert Ranges, Edward Maher, and Min Soo Choi.

History Club recognizes five PV veterans

Isabella Zuluaga and Allison Varghese May 26, 2021

A commemoration was organized and open to Pascack Valley students and staff by the History Club that honored five PV veterans – Michael Roell, George Poor, Robert Ranges, Edward Maher, and Min Soo Choi....

The Equity Team is a district wide group open to all students and faculty members. The group aims to analyze data in order to make recommendations to the district that align with its goals of equity and inclusion.

‘They gave me opportunities to learn about diverse perspectives’

Francesca Sanelli, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

(Editor’s Note: To highlight the district’s efforts to spread inclusivity and equity throughout the Pascack Valley community, The PV Student Publication will be publishing opinion and feature articles...

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