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  • "Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow" Supervisor of Humanities, MLB, to Retire at Year's End

    After 20 years at PV, Mary Lou Bednarski has decided to retire at the completion of the school year. While sad to see her go, her former students and current colleagues wish her the best of luck in the next phase of her life and promise to keep the memory of her storied career alive.

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  • Passaic Valley Hosts Pequannock in an Intramural Inclusion Soccer Game

    On Monday, June 12th the Bergen/ Passaic Valley ABA Program for students with autism and other disabilities hosted Pequannock High School's equivalent program in a friendly soccer match, as the schools competed and celebrated the hard work of their students.

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  • Lynch Ventures On to New Horizons, Leaving Behind Countless Memories

    Throughout the past six years at Passaic Valley, Mrs. Patricia Lynch has established a reputation as fun-loving while expecting excellence. At the end of June, Mrs. Lynch's wonderful personality will be leaving the Hornet halls for a retirement sure to be filled with laughs and adventures.

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  • Seniors: Pick Up Your Caps And Gowns

    Caps and gowns will be distributed based on last names. A-H will be Monday, June 12th; I-R Tuesday, June 13th; and S-Z Wednesday June 14th. Students can pick up their caps and gowns outside of the Gris Gym immediately after 8th period.

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  • Prom 2017 at Its Finest

    As the school year comes to an end, Passaic Valley hosted its 2017 Senior Prom at The Fiesta in Wood-ridge on Friday, June 2nd. From the never-vacant dance floor to the great food and music, Prom certainly lived up to the hype buzzing around the school a week before the event.

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  • Mrs. Konzelmann Retires After 27 Years as Librarian

    After 27 years of being the library's warm and welcoming figure, Mrs. Konzelmann announced her retirement at the end of June. Though she didn't always hold this position. “I substituted here before I worked in the library. And before that, I started my teaching career as a history teacher in Clifton."

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  • Dr. Iobst Awarded Outstanding High School Chemistry Teaching Award

    On Monday May 22, Dr. Suzanne Iobst was awarded the Edward J. Merrill Outstanding High School Chemistry Teaching Award. The award was given by the American Chemical Society of North Jersey, one of the largest and oldest American professional societies, founded in 1876.

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  • Boudaher Wins Second Place at Annual Passaic County Film Festival

    Over the course of the 2015-16 school year, Mary Boudaher ’18 and PV alumni Alexa Colon ’16 (a current freshmen at Rutgers University), worked on a short documentary that would represent the media program. The finished film took 2nd place at the Passaic County Film Festival.

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  • Lit Club to Host Published Author Marina Budhos

    The Literary Club is hosting a very special meeting on Wednesday, May 31st welcoming published author Marina Budhos. The meeting is open to all students and staff, held at 2:45 p.m. in the school’s library.

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  • Hey Jude: A Concert for a Cause

    On May 19, PV hosted its 9th annual Hey Jude concert. It was a rocking show where student bands performed for a welcoming audience. Everyone had a memorable time, rocking out for a good cause as all proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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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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  • Girls' Show Results: White Wins the Night

    Both teams displayed tremendous effort, coordination, and heart. All the girls, regardless of winning or losing, should take pride in their exhilarating performances.

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  • New Production of Grease in the Works

    The theater department is planning a classic, yet exciting, production of Grease for this year's Spring Musical. Showrunner, Mrs. Jennifer Shue, recently released the full cast list, naming Brianna Cielo '17 and Michael Smith '17 as the production's leads, playing Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko respectively.

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  • Poetry and Improv at Literary Club's "One Night Coffee House"

    Every year the Literary Club holds their annual “One Night Coffee House” meeting. In special session, students and teachers read their personal or favorite poems to the audience. This event is a fundraiser for the Annual Poetry Contest.

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  • Girls' Show Releases Themes for 2017 Performance

    Themes can often make or break your routine, and ‘strong’ themes equal ‘strong’ routines. These themes are not released to the public immediately, in fact, the girls involved in Girls’ Show have a creative, and exciting way to reveal them.

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