6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Middle School Open House
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Homecoming - Game starts at 1pm
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM BOE Meeting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jocelyn Martinez ‘19 is a new member of the Valley Echo this school year. She takes part in the Interact Club and the Spanish Club at Passaic Valley. She’s also a varsity cheerleader and Green Dance performer.
The Passaic Valley Education Foundation has launched a GoFundMe.com page in hopes of raising funds for a proposed Media Center Renovation Project. The fundraiser will be open for the next two years.
Twice a week, Ms. Standish, a licensed therapist and yoga/mindfulness instructor, visits Ms. Peters’ AP English classes. They hope for these sessions to create healthy coping mechanisms during a very eventful and stressful period for students as AP testing commences.
Starting on April 9th, the Academic Lab in Room 012 PARCC workshops will open for all Freshmen looking for an edge on the upcoming standardized test. Workshops for the ELA 9 and Algebra I sections of the test will be held to gain the proper experience and improve upon necessary skills.
The ABA Program has experienced many improvements and expansions this year. With new classrooms and more opportunities, the students are able to gain more experience. This year, the program and PV have scheduled their Annual Autism Walk for Sunday, April 15.
Most of the grades are in and the GPAs tabulated. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2018 are Andre Papasavas and Matt Kania, respectively. Congratulations to both men on such a prestigious achievement.
Mr. Randall Sanders recently spearheaded a novel project in his STEM Exploration classes: Students were split into groups and instructed to build robots using specialized kits. Once the robots were built, they duked it out in a "Sumo Bot" competition in the Wrestling Gym.
First-year physics students raced their home-made balloon cars, following their lessons in mechanics. Students were instructed to build a car out of everyday materials using the air of an inflated balloon as the only propelling force.
The Annual Passaic Valley High School Governor’s Educator of the Year Award for 2017-18 goes to Mr. Alfred Cappello. This is his 14th year teaching Physical Education and Health at Passaic Valley. Of course, he is also known for his coaching in several sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year's PV Theater fall production is none other than Clue, adapted from the 1985 movie, which was based off of the widely-known board game. Click the link for a full cast list and details on the show.
May 23-24, the annual Art Show, a celebration of the marvelous artwork created by students, returned for showcasing in the Farrell Gym. Amongst the many classes, there was plenty of excellent artwork available to show off to the community.
April 26-28, the Passaic Valley Theater Department debuted their annual Spring Musical, Freaky Friday. Click on the article to read about and view a photo gallery of the performances.
On April 17th, PV’s Theater Department went on their annual Bucks County Playhouse field trip to perform in front of other attending schools. Annie Challice ‘18 and Gabriella Volonnino ‘19 won awards for Best Female Performances in a Musical while Freaky Friday won Best Production.
With opening night quickly approaching, the cast of Disney’s Freaky Friday is getting ready for an exciting, comedic spring performance. For more information and tickets, visit pvstheater.com.
Organized by Mrs. Geraldine Volonnino, Passaic Valley hosted its first National History Day on April 11th. Now that she seems familiar with the concept, Volonnino and the National History Day Club plan to enter competitions starting next year.
For the second year in a row, Girls’ Show ended with the White Team taking the night in an incredibly close competition. The magical night was filled with stunning performances from both sides, leaving audiences watching in the Griswold Gym or from the comfort of their home in awe.
February, and the love and vibrancy we celebrate during that month, has encouraged the Italian classes to make Carnevale masks and Valentine's Day love letters in two unique projects. Mrs. Monzo’s and Mrs. Napolitano’s classes have been hard at work during the busy month.
On February 9th, the Physics Club held a conference on the hypothetical changes that could happen in the world by the year 2040. The event included informative and engaging lectures by students and teachers, discussing what this theoretical world will look like.
Recently, the PV Drama Club revealed the cast list for the Spring Musical Freaky Friday. Annie Challice and Gabi Volonnino were cast as the leads, playing mother/daughter duo Katherine and Ellie Blake. The show will be performed on April 26-28th. Tickets will be available in for purchase at pvstheater.com.