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  • New Program Uses Storytelling to Enhance Engagement

    As a part of a new initiative, two storytellers come to Passaic Valley and draw in students with their on the spot recreations of fictional stories. The storytellers, Paula Davidoff and Gerald Fierst from Storytelling Arts Inc., tell stories related to the subject being taught in class at the time.

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  • Administration Puts Magnifying Glass on Criminal Justice

    Students are enjoying a new slew criminology-focused classes this year. The intriguing courses come as a result of overwhelming interest in the subject over the past few years. The administration hopes that these fledgling classes serve as just the start in offering more diverse courses and electives.

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  • Media I Premieres First Projects of the Year

    The rejuvenated Media I class has officially begun to create new short films, involving original subject created by students. For their first project, groups of students told a story utilizing nine distinct camera shots without any dialogue or narration.

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  • Vanderstreet Sings Her Way into PV

    A new addition to Passaic Valley's staff, Miss Pia Vanderstreet, joined our ranks on Monday, October 23rd. As the new music teacher, she is excited for this endeavor. She has always had a love for music, like many of us do.

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  • PV Revamps Senior Curriculum with English Electives

    In the first few weeks of its pilot year, the senior English electives are spurring excitement and discussion throughout the senior class. Replacing the standard fourth year of English, seniors can now choose two or more semester-length English courses to fulfill their Senior English requirements.

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  • Video Games, Horror Flicks and Animation Headline Rube Goldberg 2017

    On Tuesday, June 13th, and Wednesday, June 14th, the AP Physics classes invited students and staff to room 241 to witness a demonstration of Rube Goldberg 2017. Students, staff, and even whole classes flocked to the physics room to witness this year's show.

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  • 13 French Students Recieve Awards in National French Contest

    Twenty five students from Ms. Hillary Bresson's French classes participated in the Grand Concours, also known as the National French Contest. The contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, assesses student listening, reading, and writing skills in the French language.

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  • AP Physics Putting Finishing Touches on Rube Goldberg Projects

    As a reward of sorts for their hard work, AP Physics students participate in the Rube Goldberg Project as a culmination of their two years in the notoriously tough class.On June 13th, these students will unveil their finished Rube Goldberg machines to the PV public.

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  • Nikki Shah Named Salutatorian

    On April 27th, Nikki Shah '17 was informed that she would be given the honor of Salutatorian at graduation on June 23rd. This wonderful honor is the culmination of a high school career spent in which Shah continuously strived for academic excellence, “This proves hard work does pay off.”

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  • Painting Provides Creativity for Mrs. Hall's Sophomore Classes

    Teachers employ many different and unique ways to bring their subjects alive for their students. Sophomore British Lit teacher, Mrs. Darcy Hall, has her own methods for teaching her classes.

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Athletic News

  • The Passaic Valley Winter Sports Preview

    The 2017-18 winter season is officially underway as members of each roster enter the season with optimistic eyes. Students and coaches alike have been preparing for the season for months now, conditioning and mentally preparing for the difficult, but rewarding, grind that is to come.

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  • Girls Field Hockey Team Ends Season with a Win at Senior Game

    On October 20th, the Varsity Field Hockey Team played in their annual Senior Game. As is tradition, the field was decorated by the underclassmen and proud parents in an effort to demonstrate their appreciation for the seniors. In this year's senior game, PV defeated Dwight Englewood in overtime 1 - 0.

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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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  • PV Sports Summer Wrap-Up and Fall Preview

    Though technically on their summer "vacation", the students and staff that comprise Passaic Valley Athletics have been hard at work. Throughout the summer months, they have made tremendous strides to make the 2017-18 an exciting year for any Hornet sports fan.

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  • Strong Showing for Hornets in Passaic County Tourney Despite 2nd Round Exit

    Starting on May 4th, the Passaic Valley varsity baseball team participated in the Passaic County Tournament. The first round saw the Hornets defeat rival Wayne Valley in one of the most intense games of the season.

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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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  • Jen Sabbak First in Race to 100

    Creating a path for others to follow is exactly what senior Jen Sabbak '17 is doing on the lacrosse team. Sabbak has just reached a major milestone, scoring 100 goals, a mark never before reached in Girls' Lacrosse at Passaic Valley.

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  • Lacrosse Programs Off to Historic Start

    Much is expected from both Girls' and Boys' lacrosse programs this year. So far, the teams have not disappointed, both defeating DePaul Catholic for the first time in school history.

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  • DeNora Grapples to 8th in Wrestling State Championships

    The 2017 NJ Wrestling State Championships were held in Atlantic City over the March 3rd weekend. Student athletes wrestled in front of about 10,000 people packed into the Boardwalk Hall. PV's own Nick DeNora '17 placed 8th in the state making his coach and school incredibly proud.

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  • Wrestling Team Celebrates Successful Post Season

    The wrestling team has had a phenomenal 2016-2017 postseason. After their last match as a team, the athletes moved on to compete at the District Tournament to earn a spot for Regions and then for the State Tournament. Nick Denora '17 medalled in States, earning 8th place overall.

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Activity News

  • Winter Musical Review: Javier Tovar Steals Show as Greedy 'Grinch'

    From December 4-7th, the Passaic Valley Theater Department debuted their 2017 Holiday Show, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Based on the iconic 1957 children's book, the musical starred Javier Tovar as the Grinch, Alex and Andre Papasavas as his dog Max, and Camryn Frey as Cindy Lou Who.

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  • Teen Center Organizes Trips for College Prep

    The Teen Center is organizing college visits in an effort to expose students to local college campuses. This will allow students intending to attend college to prep early. In addition, for those unsure of their post-high school plans it can brighten their horizons to see if these colleges are for them.

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  • Team Building with CITVC in NYC

    On November 2nd, Ms. Kathleen Menake, teacher of Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing (CITVC), accompanied by Mr. Tom Deeney, Ms. Caren Atamian, and Mr. Mike DeLuccia as chaperones, took students to New York City's premier escape the room venue, Escape Entertainment.

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  • Students Take Center Stage Over Summer

    In the summer, the fantastical, theatrical productions at Passaic Valley do not cease. In fact, they only expand. Open to students going into grades 5 through 9, the Summer Performing Arts Camp provided an outlet in painting, drawing, sculpting, theater, music, and yoga for those of the creative bent.

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  • AP English Students Go on a Well Deserved Trip

    Now that all of their exams are finally finished, the AP students can finally let out a breath of relief. What better way to unwind and reward the hardworking students then a well-deserved field trip? 

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  • Art Show 2017 Now Open

    Starting on Wednesday, May 24th the Art Department will host its annual Art Show in the Farrell Gym. Participants from all art classes showcase their very best work from the beginning of the year to the time of the show. Art Show is mostly run by students and supervised by teachers in the program.

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  • Spring Musical Review: Grease is the Word

    On May 11th through 13th the Theater Department debuted their 2017 spring musical Grease. The spring musical ended in a success and had the seniors in tears after their last performance on the PV stage.

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  • Theater Department Wins Big at Bucks County

    Every year the Theater Department travels to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to show off their hard work and perform in front of other schools. However, this trip is also a competition. At the end of the festival, PV took home four awards.

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  • Lit Club Accepting Poetry Submissions for Annual Contest

    Literary Club is hosting their annual poetry contest, where students from all grade levels participate by submitting their original work. The poetry contest allows students to show off their work, talents, and emotions by publishing student poetry in the school’s literary magazine, Images.

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  • Lunchtime in Teen Center is Both Fun and Informative

    The Teen Center provides many different opportunities for students to learn, have fun, and maybe even experience a little competition. In honor of the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, this month’s theme is March Madness.

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