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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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  • Zach Cronin Joins the Talented Writers of the Valley Echo

    This year, the Valley Echo welcomes a new member: Zachary Cronin ‘19. Cronin partakes in many clubs, such as the Engineering Club, Spanish Club, Italian Club, and the Future Business Leaders Club. Just like many of the writers of the Valley Echo, Cronin shares his passion for writing.

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  • Brianna Brings Her Storytelling to the Echo

    Brianna Rodriguez '20 is a Passaic Valley Junior who has recently joined the Valley Echo team. She enjoys English and dreams of becoming a journalist in the future. She also has a passion for music, specifically the piano.

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  • Valley Echo's Newest Addition: Kylie Tedeschi '19

    An avid and passionate writer herself, Tedeschi brings great experience and enthusiasm to the team. She is looking forward to acquiring skills in the world of journalism and publishing various articles on the school’s most notable events.

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Athletic News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Boys Baseball Beats Lakeland and Passaic Tech in Counties

    The Hornets won their first game of the Passaic County Tournament when they defeated Lakeland Saturday, April 28 5-0. The next Saturday, the Hornets beat Passaic Tech 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

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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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  • Baseball Hornets Take on Orlando

    Passaic Valley Baseball travelled to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, which they have done every couple of years since Varisty Coach John Mazzo started coaching at PV. The team went there to get some more work in and enjoy themselves, establishing much needed comradery on the diamond.

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  • PV Lacrosse Welcomes New Varsity Coach Danziger

    This upcoming Passaic Valley Boys' Lacrosse season looks to be a promising one as the Varsity Team introduces new Head Coach Mr. Joshua Danziger. Last year's team, coached under Anthony O’Hara, finished with a record of 9-8 but showed promising potential with the now seniors leading the squad.

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  • Wassel and Feinstein Join Baseball Coaching Staff

    PV Athletics is welcoming a new Assistant Junior Varsity Coach, Mr. Joe Feinstein, and a new Freshman Head Coach, Mr. Max Wassel, for the upcoming season. Both coaches bring a wealth of experience, stemming back to their playing years.

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