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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...

PV hosts spring Signing Day ceremony

PV hosts spring Signing Day ceremony

Spencer Goldstein, BJ McGrane, and Willy Higgins

June 7, 2019

Nine Pascack Valley seniors who will be continuing their athletic careers in college participated in a signing ceremony on Friday, May 31st in the auditorium. Ten seniors signed this spring to playing sports in college, however Arianna Quevedo was not present at the event. “I think it’s a wonderful...

Israeli Veterans visit PV

Israeli Veterans visit PV

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

June 6, 2019

Veterans from Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other areas of Israel visited Pascack Valley world history students to talk about their experiences on Thursday, June 6. The Veterans are a part of Zahal Shalom, an organization of families in Bergen County that houses those who are injured, physically or psychologicall...

Pascack Valley holds first lip dub

Pascack Valley holds first lip dub

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

June 6, 2019

Pascack Valley students and faculty members participated in PV’s first ever lip dub on May 26. The video was shown at PVTV’s Talent Night on Wednesday, June 5, and published on YouTube on Thursday, June 6. The lip dub was organized by PV juniors Brianna Oliveira and Sienna Orlando and filmed...

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. ...

PV seniors raise money for Veterans

PV seniors raise money for Veterans

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

June 5, 2019

Pascack Valley seniors Cole Donnellan and Megan Viganola raised over $600 for the American Legion with the Veterans from Post 162 on May 23 and May 24. They set up two tables to collect money, one by the front door and one by the side door near the new gymnasium. The idea to raise money for Veterans at PV c...

‘Thank you and goodbye’

‘Thank you and goodbye’

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

June 2, 2019

Editor’s Note: Kayla’s Korner was a recurring column that deals with mental health and teenage issues. During this time last year, I was struggling. It was the worst time of my life. I contemplated committing suicide and believed that nothing could get better. I thought the best solution was ...

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