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  • Preparing for Another Round of PARCC Testing

    The standard testing procedure for PARCC has remained the same in PV since the test was incorporated... until this year. Each grade level will test over a 3-4 day period in either the morning or the afternoon. The short time span for testing is due to the technology available to the school.

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  • Reminder: Underclassman, Complete Your Course Selection Sheets

    Make sure you complete your Course Selection sheet and hand it in to Guidance as soon as possible. You can find the Program of Studies on the PV website under "Academics."

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  • Juniors Celebrate Cotillion 2017

    The annual Junior Cotillion was an unforgettable night for all students and staff who attended. Held on March 17 at Macaluso's in Hawthorne, the dance was organized by 2018 class advisors Mrs. Lindita Kurtishi and Mr. Jason Ortwine.

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  • Chris Krusberg: The Man Behind The Camera

    Maybe you have seen his work on social media or in this year's Valley Echo articles: Chris Krusberg '18  is the man behind the camera. Just this past October, Chris’ photography career began with a spark of inspiration from his father who has been a professional photographer for the past 25 years.

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  • Environmental Club Unveils Reusable Bottle Sale

    With the return of the Environmental Club, science teachers and co-advisers Mr. Billy Goodman and Mr. Randall Sanders, began to contemplate how to help decrease the amount of waste that is produced in the school. That's when Goodman came up with the idea to design and sell reusable water bottles.

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Academic News

  • Changing QBAs in the Name of PARCC Prep

    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.

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  • CAD Class Creates Houses, Cars, and More

    A brand new class has been added this year: CAD, or Computer Aided Design. The class is a full year course taught by Mrs. Arianna Robeson. They use a 3D design program called Sketch Up that allows them to create cars, houses, furniture, buildings, etc.

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  • Makerspace Provides Outlet for Creators

    With the new addition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engendering, and Mathematics) in Passaic Valley, we have introduced a Makerspace. Passaic Valley, and many other schools around the world, have taken part in the addition of Makerspaces to their libraries to better education in the field of technology.

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  • Introducing Co-Teaching: Two Teachers One Classroom

    One of the biggest revolutions to the way PV serves its student body is the introduction of Co-Teaching. Co- Teaching is a method of instruction where two teachers in one work collaborated classroom help further educate students.

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