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Goodbye mixed English classes

Goodbye mixed English classes

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

PV senior Josh Smartenko is a fan of the Honors/CP mixed English class. It is a chance for him to see friends that he might not normally be with in his other classes. Starting the following school year, the Honors/CP English classes will no longer be an option. Currently, PV juniors and seniors have the o...

“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

Kyle Comito, Editor in Chief
June 13, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Miss The Smoke Signal's physical copy of the "Class of 2017" end-of-year print edition? You can still view the print edition how it appeared on physical pages at issu.com (as linked above under "print editions"). However, we also put together this collection of the stories published within the print edition all in one place.

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PV senior ends accomplished career

PV senior ends accomplished career

Allison Sumereau, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

The clicking of computer keys rattles as PV senior Nicole Beckemeyer vigorously types the last sentences of her opening statement. The thoughts come rushing out of her head as she develops countless ideas. Alongside her, Brian Sumereau prepares the team's rebuttal. The two brainstorm together and loo...

ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

This is the second edition of The Smoke Signal's podcast, ValleyChat. In three different parts, host Jake Topolosky, a PV sophomore, talks about the robotics team with PV junior,  Suraj Pandya.   Pandya is a member of the robotics team. In this podcast, he shares his knowledge on robotics...

District redesigns website

District redesigns website

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Pascack Valley community can say goodbye to the familiar old website. The technology department launched a new website on the afternoon of June 9. In addition, the administration plans to launch a mobile app in the fall. According to Mr. Paul Zeller, Director of Instructional Technology in t...

Farewell to Lehman

Farewell to Lehman

Kayla Creagh, Staff Videographer
June 12, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase, Video

Pascack Valley will be saying goodbye to Mr. Richard Lehman as he leaves PV to be a small business owner at the end of this school year. Below is a video in which Lehman recounts memories from PV and talks about his future.     ...

From Valedictorian to Villanova

From Valedictorian to Villanova

Olivia Jones, Staff Writer
June 12, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

During school hours, she takes six AP classes. After school, she can be found in the new gym at basketball or volleyball practice or on the field at lacrosse practice. On Thursday, she will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation. However, Shannon Culloo, a PV senior, has never forgotten the importance of family ...

Senior Prom Slideshow 2017

Senior Prom Slideshow 2017

Curstine Guevarra and Alysa Mehl
June 12, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

The Pascack Valley Senior Prom took place last Friday, June 9, at Hilton Woodcliff Lake. The event included a cocktail hour, dinner, music, and dancing. Here is a slideshow that The Smoke Signal put together from the night. ...

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Nicole Arden and Kaitlyn Conti, Sportswriter
June 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Melissa Purcell Sport: Pole Vault for the Track and Field Team Grade: Junior The Lowdown: On Saturday May 27, Purcell vaulted 11’6 to win the North 1 Group 3 Sectional title. Purcell just recently competed at the Group 3 Championships, where she won the Group 3 title with a height of...

Building a Champion

Building a Champion

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
June 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

While most of the school is winding down, the Pascack Pi-oneers are gearing up for a busy summer. The Pascack Valley Regional High School District’s Robotics team, the Pi-oneers, are headed to the FIRST Festival of Champions in New Hampshire on July 28 and 29, as well as the Indiana Robotics Invitational on July 14 and 15. They’re also w...

A new journey in Mexico

A new journey in Mexico

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Matt Kuhl opened the doors of the 2006 Ford e450 Dually Thomas Minitroy Body Conversion, leaving his life at Montclair State University. He got into the car and began driving the 12,000 miles to Mexico. Kuhl was accompanied on the trip with Ben Misuta, another 2011 Pascack Valley graduate. Ku...

New dual enrollment courses to be offered next year

New dual enrollment courses to be offered next year

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Pascack Valley will be offering five more dual enrollment classes in the 2017-2018 school year. Dual enrollment classes are courses that allow students to earn college credit through a college or university during high school. Students must pay a fee to the college/university in order to earn col...

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