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ValleyChat: “Psycho” Review

ValleyChat: “Psycho” Review

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

October 16, 2018


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ValleyChat returns with a new segment called "Movies You May Have Missed" where Audio Host Jake Topolosky discusses some of his favorite films with genre and theme depending on the month. In the spirit of Halloween, Topolosky talks about the 1960 thriller, "Psycho". ...

Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge

Elise Schicker, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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Mike Niego is a man of many passions, such as golfing, photography, and the Yankees. But according to his wife, Mrs.Terri Niego, beneath all these hobbies lies his true passion. “Vacuuming. He vacuums every day,” she joked. Although Pascack Valley’s Security Officers Mike Niego and Chip Stalter...

September 2018 Valley Cup highlights

September 2018 Valley Cup highlights

Ariela Alfonso, John Castellanos, Evan Mathai, Claire Barnhart, and Molly Heintze

October 1, 2018


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On Friday, Sept. 28, Pascack Valley held its first Valley Cup of the school year. Students of all grades participated in a relay race, soccer shootout, basketball musical chairs, and Mario Kart competition. During the event, there was also a performance by the dance team....

From garden to classroom

From garden to classroom

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

September 23, 2018


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 Culinary teacher Ms. Julianne Downes was in the PV courtyard last May planting organic produce with her classes. Four months later, she enjoys eggplant meatballs for lunch. Throughout the summer, Downes, along with Mrs. Kristen Lindstrom and Mrs. Michela Piccolini, helped maintain the garden, picked the herbs and vegetables, and do...

British native among new teachers at PV

British native among new teachers at PV

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

September 13, 2018


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The day after Mr. Daniel Phillips’s final high school exam, he left rural southeast England to temporarily move to America for a summer job in New Hampshire. Now, years later, he is back in the United States teaching English at PV. This school year, there are other new teachers alongside Phillips:...

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Madison Gallo, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2018


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Welcome back, PV. As always, The Smoke Signal is eager to be updating the website regularly with the latest PV news, sports, arts, features, and opinions. We look forward to the upcoming school year and being your eyes, ears, and voice at PV. We love to welcome new people onto our staff, so if yo...

‘I’ve had a great run’

‘I’ve had a great run’

Lauren Cohen, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2018


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When Ms. Karen Kosch walks through the halls at Pascack Valley, she tries to say hello to everyone she passes. Likewise, she is treated like a celebrity, with students calling out to her as well. “That’s one of the things I work hard at,” she said. “I try to learn the names of kids in the h...

Senior Prom Slideshow 2018

Senior Prom Slideshow 2018

Molly Heintze and John Castellanos

June 12, 2018


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  Last Friday, June 8, the senior prom took place at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake. Students enjoyed a cocktail hour, dancing, and dinner....

PV students participate in Spanish Exchange Program

PV students participate in Spanish Exchange Program

Jenna Joroff, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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When Spanish teacher, Ms. Courtney Farrell, walked into the Mosque of Córdoba with her Spanish Exchange students, she awaited the moment when they would recognize where they were. As students glanced around, she looked to see if anyone had noticed, that was until a student said, “Oh my gosh! It's...

PV seniors complete Eagle Scout projects

PV seniors complete Eagle Scout projects

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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For Pascack Valley senior Matthew Killian, Boy Scouts is not just about receiving badges and collecting items for food drives. According to Killian, Boy Scouts is something that equips an individual with life skills. His journey started back in kindergarten as a Cub Scout. Years later, Killian has earned...

Environmental Club raises awareness against Climate Change

Environmental Club raises awareness against Climate Change

Ellie Kim, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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From hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods, this past year has held some of the most deadly natural disasters in terms of civilian deaths. In September, Hurricane Maria devastated citizens of the Dominican Republic. In the same month, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ravaged Mexico. Hurr...

Tattoos of PV

Tattoos of PV

June 11, 2018


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