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  • Open House Welcomes Future Hornets

    This year's Open House was held on October 18th and was open to students in middle school and their families from the sending districts. Attendees were able to acquire information, meet students and faculty, and see the tremendous scope of what Passaic Valley has to offer.

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  • PV to Take Part in Gelotti's Ceiling Tile Contest

    Artistic students have been asked to participate in the Gelotti’s Ceiling Tile Contest. The National Art Honors Society, as well as many other members of the student body, are designing tiles to be placed in the newly renovated Gelotti’s building located in the Hillcrest section of Paterson.

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  • Spirit Week 2018 Fosters Both Healthy Competition and School Solidarity

    October 15 through October 19 this year was designated Spirit Week. The Passaic Valley Student Senate and Teen Center arranged a competition between all grade levels to show their school spirit and pride through following themes for each day of the week. This year's winners: The Class of 2019.

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  • PV Adds Homeroom to New Class Schedule

    Every school year brings some minor changes. However, this year marks a significant alteration to the school-day schedule. A ten-minute homeroom has been added to the beginning of the day and all subsequent periods have been slightly shortened to accommodate.

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  • Seniors Anticipate Prom 2019 at Seasons

    Every senior is looking forward to having the perfect prom to end their last year of high school. This year’s momentous occasion will be held at Seasons in Washington Township on June 7th.

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  • Around the World in 13 Days: Staff and Students Take Part in the Biennial Europe Trip

    This past summer, 30 students and 5 chaperones were invited to expand their horizons and take part in the biennial Europe Trip. The trip embarked on June 29th and returned home on July 11th. The 13 day trip featured stops in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Lucerne.

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  • Fall Blood Drive Exceeds Donations From Previous Year

    On Thursday October 4, PV held its annual Fall Blood Drive in the Old Girls' Gym. The Future Health Professionals Club organized this event with the New York Blood Center. Over one hundred students signed up to donate and eighty-four units (approximately eighty-four pints) of blood were collected.

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  • Meet the 2018-19 Valley Echo Staff

    Eleven new student journalists and one Valley Echo veteran join Editor and Chief Mr. Cornelius Van Ess for the 2018-19 school year. The team is incredibly excited to build upon last year's first full year as an online publication. Inside this article are links to individual articles about each staff member.

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  • Valley Echo Welcomes Hailey Raimo with Open Arms

    Another school year brings a new set of young, talented writers for the Valley Echo. Along with eleven other first-time journalists, senior Hailey Raimo is ready to take on the responsibilities of writing for the school paper.

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  • Derek Pezo Adds Veteran Presence to Valley Echo Staff

    Starting the new year, Derek Pezo, a senior, is glad to rejoin the team of writers for Valley Echo. With some journalistic experience from his sophomore year, he is excited for what the new year will bring.

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  • Hornets Soar with Spirit for Homecoming '18

    For this year’s Homecoming, students and staff felt it was time to deliver something more unique and engaging. The arrangements for this year’s game, and the pep rally which preceded it, not only exceeded the community’s high expectations, but left its members with an incredible experience.

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  • Baseball Continues Hard Work Through Summer League

    Varsity Baseball participated in the High School Developmental League (HSDL), held during summer vacation months. PV won the regular season and represented Passaic and Bergen Counties in the state tournament, where they eventually lost to Montville.

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  • Inside the World of Leaps and Layouts: Gymnastics Flies in 2018

    Varsity Gymnastics has proven its potential through the great accomplishments and placings achieved so far this season, winning more meets in 2018 than all wins combined in the past 7 years. The team has already captured four wins, their highest score being an outstanding 99.75 out of 120 possible points.

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  • PV Soccer Secure Top Spot in County Tournament

    The boys' Varsity Soccer team has had an astonishing run this season, accomplishing a 9-3-1 record and becoming the Big North Independence Division Champions. Taking the top seed in the County Tournament, the team will face Passaic High School this weekend at home.

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  • New Student Section, The Swarm, Allows Hornets to Display PV Pride

    Students of Passaic Valley have been rallying up this year with reinvigorated school spirit and pep due to the new student section, The Swarm. Thanks to creator Sophia Ayoub '19 and wide-spread support from the community, The Swarm has flourished during these first couple of weeks of school.

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  • Baseball Matches Softball's County Success

    The Hornets had an unbelievable run in the county tournament this year. Given a first round bye, the Hornets made it all the way to the County Tournament Championship, where they fell to DePaul.

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  • Carlos Morales Swings His Way into Senior Season

    Spring sports are now in session and, for some athletes, it will be their last season in high school. For one senior baseball player, Carlos Morales '17, his final season is also his fourth consecutive year on the varsity squad, a rare and prestigious achievement.

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  • Lady Hornets Get Passaic County Buzzing in Softball Tournament

    The Varsity Softball Team had a great regular season (11-5), earning a two-round bye going into Counties. In an impressive run, the Lady Hornets reached the championship game where they lost a heartbreaker to DePaul.

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  • Cat Bennett Scores 100th Career Lax Goal

    Before May 4, 2018, only one female PV athlete had achieved her 100th career goal in lacrosse, until Catherine Bennett became the second. Bennett got her 100th goal in an away game against West Milford. 

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  • Softball Advances in County Tournament

    On May 3rd, the PV Softball Team played Pompton Lakes in a quarterfinal matchup in the County Tournament. In a fantastic complete game outing by Alyssa Bernardo ‘18, the team walked away with a 2-1 win, advancing them to Semifinal Round.

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