The Class of '89 recently reunited at the Meat Cutters Hall to reminisce over their high school years. In an amazing act of generosity, the class decided to raise and donate money to the Peer Helpers program at the Teen Center to help future students deal with the same troubles their classmates experienced.
Art teachers Ms. Corine Czepiel and Mr. Noah Meineke were awarded a $2,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey. This award represents PV’s philosophy of caring for and educating students about the environment along with the benefits it provides.
Headlining the Hey Jude Concert this year is Donnelly Deeney Youngberg. The concert will be held on Friday, May 19th at 7pm. Tickets are on sale for $5 and can be bought from Mr. Mathew Youngberg, Mr. Timothy Donnelly, and Mr. Thomas Deeney. The price will increase to $7 at the door.
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.
Mrs. Megan Miele, formally known as Ms.Ellis, has always been an uplifting spirit for students and teachers. Mrs. Miele is a devoted and hard-working teacher and is a role model for her students.
After seven months of waiting, Sarah Elkordy ’17 received the good news of a fully paid acceptance into Princeton University. From honors and AP classes to volunteering and participating in sports, clubs, and activities in and outside of PV, Sarah's hard work finally paid off.
The PV Education Foundation is introducing a new summer STEAM camp beginning July 3rd and running throughout the month. The camp will join the already well established Art, Culinary and Theater Arts camps that run during summer mornings.
PARCC is just around the corner and the school has started planning for its arrival. This year the plan is to improve test scores and emphasize varied types of learning. The leadership team met to discuss strategies and decided to change the format of the Quarterly Baseline Assessments (QBAs) to resemble that of the PARCC tests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.