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Ilmie Xhaferi

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Editor

Mimi Xhaferi is a Pascack Valley junior and has been a part of The Smoke Signal since her freshman year. This year, she is excited to be working as a staff editor and looks forward to what is to come.

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The Pascack Valley Coalition of Rights and Equity, also known as PV CORE,  is a community organization that aims to celebrate diversity within Hillsdale, River Vale, Montvale, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Washington Township, and Emerson. Above is a picture of PV CORE members at a vigil they held over the summer.

Explore PV CORE

March 10, 2021
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February 24, 2021
Blast from the past

Blast from the past

September 23, 2020
District Library Media Specialist Margaret White  has been working for the district for 20 years and PV instrumental music teacher Joe Zajac has been a band director for 40 years. Both have retired at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

The next chapter

June 18, 2020
Assistant District Superintendent Barry Bachenheimer and his daughter, Lea Bachenheimer, continue to volunteer with the South Orange Rescue Squad during the coronavirus pandemic. While Lea’s shift lasts Sunday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, Bachenheimer is on duty from 6 p.m. Sunday night to 5 a.m.

A dynamic duo

June 10, 2020
Senior Class Council President Emily Kennedy created an Instagram account as a way to celebrate National Commitment Day amid the coronavirus pandemic. She began the account on April 12.

Gram the Plan

May 1, 2020
A nurse picks up meals delivered to the hospital from Ridgemont Pizza & Restaurant in Park Ridge. Pascack Hills teachers Virena Rossi, Kaitlyn Mahaffey, Charleen Schwartzman, and Deb Horn created a GoFundMe page to provide meals for healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

Meals that heal

April 26, 2020
Choir and the Tri-M Music Honor Society are hosting a virtual talent show on April 6. A link to a playlist with YouTube videos of the participants acts will be sent out to the community in an email.

PV’s Got Talent

April 5, 2020
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