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  • Open House Welcomes Future Hornets

    This year's Open House was held on October 18th and was open to students in middle school and their families from the sending districts. Attendees were able to acquire information, meet students and faculty, and see the tremendous scope of what Passaic Valley has to offer.

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  • PV to Take Part in Gelotti's Ceiling Tile Contest

    Artistic students have been asked to participate in the Gelotti’s Ceiling Tile Contest. The National Art Honors Society, as well as many other members of the student body, are designing tiles to be placed in the newly renovated Gelotti’s building located in the Hillcrest section of Paterson.

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  • Spirit Week 2018 Fosters Both Healthy Competition and School Solidarity

    October 15 through October 19 this year was designated Spirit Week. The Passaic Valley Student Senate and Teen Center arranged a competition between all grade levels to show their school spirit and pride through following themes for each day of the week. This year's winners: The Class of 2019.

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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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  • Jocelyn Martinez Looks to Improve Her Writing at the Echo

    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.

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  • Meet Maryam: One of the New Valley Echo Writers

    Maryam Ahmed '19 joins the Valley Echo Staff for the 2018-19 school year. She is very excited to develop more as a writer through this outlet and write informative articles for the Passaic Valley Community.

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  • Bushra Choudhury's Journey Brings Her to Journalism

    Bushra Choudhury '19 is one of several new writers for the 2018-19 Valley Echo. Her interest in political science and broadcast journalism will serve her well in her latest role as Valley Echo Journalist.

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  • Isabella Nicosia: From the Paintbrush to the Keyboard

    The Valley Echo happily welcomes one of its twelve new writers, Isabella Nicosia '19, to embark on the exciting journey of journalism this year. Isabella is very determined, with a deep, strong love and passion for the subject of English.

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  • Raima Islam Joins Journalism as Team's Youngest Member

    As we continue to spotlight this year's Valley Echo Staff, we turn our attention to Sophomore Raima Islam. She shows tons of potential for the class. Being part of several activities outside of the classroom, she is on the pulse of what is happening.

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  • Valley Echo Welcomes New Journalist Kayla Leonard to the Team

    Kayla Leonard '20, one of the newest additions to the Valley Echo staff, is very excited to take part in writing and reporting for the Echo and covering all of the school's exciting news for the coming year.

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  • Senior Grace Rose Takes on the Valley Echo

    Having a passion for writing, Grace Rose ‘19 believes she has the talent to take on becoming a new journalist for the Valley Echo. Not only does she want a fond memory to look back on, but she hopes to gain a remarkable experience while she develops as a writer.

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  • After a Decade, RENT Returns to the PV Summer Stage

    In 2008, PVST first produced RENT: School Edition, one of their most memorable musicals. To celebrate the anniversary, PVST revived the musical with a brand new cast. To kick off the revival, much of the original cast and band reunited for a concert benefitting BC/EFA and the PVEF.

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  • The Summer Stage Belonged to the Junior Hornets

    During the summer months, future Hornets and other youngsters from surrounding districts shine on stage. The summer kicks off with the Passaic Valley Summer for the Performing Arts Camp. Then, Passaic Valley Summer Theater puts on their Junior Show. This year, they performed 13: The Musical.

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  • Geovanni Rivera and BRAVO! Win at National Theater on Ice Championships

    Performing a routine inspired by the Disney classic Toy Story, BRAVO! Theater On Ice's Unified Team, which includes Passaic Valley student Geovanni Rivera, won National Gold for Special Skaters at the Theater On Ice Championships on June 30.

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  • Unity Garden Dedicated

    On the evening of June 12, Mr. Sam Yodice, President of the Passaic Valley Board of Education, and Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Cardillo presided over a ceremony to dedicate the Unity Garden.

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  • AP Physics Ends Year with Rube Goldberg Projects

    The AP Physics class ended their year with their annual Rube Goldberg projects. This year’s themes were: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Fortnite, Physics of Oz, and Up. Groups displayed their ingenuity and creativity to crowds of students and staff in the Physics Room on June 14 and 15.

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  • Seniors Enjoy Prom at Legacy Castle

    Prom 2018 was definitely a night to remember. This year it was held at the brand new Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains on June 8th. Everyone had a great time as a DJ provided live music, the venue served great food, and a photo booth captured memorable moments amongst friends.

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  • Bring Your Own Device to Launch in 2018-19

    Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, PV's long-awaited Bring Your Own Device Program will take effect. To prepare for the change, Mr. Meluso launched a pilot program during this past school year. For more information, visit https://www.pvhs.k12.nj.us/byod.

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  • After a Reschedule, PV Celebrates Bring Your Child to Work Day

    Normally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April, this year's Bring Your Child to Work Day needed to be rescheduled to May 18th to avoid conflicts with the PARCC test. Once the eagerly awaited day rolled around, faculty, students, and little ones enjoyed all of the activities planned for the special day.

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  • Educator of the Year Awarded to Mr. Cappello

    Mr. Alfred Cappello, physical education teacher and coach at Passaic Valley, was awarded the Annual Passaic Valley High School Governor’s Educator of the Year Award for 2017-18 back in January. On Friday, May 11th, a reception was held in celebration for the honorees.

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  • Students Show Off Future Alma Maters on National College Decision Day

    National College Decision Day is an exciting day throughout the country as college-bound seniors agree on their future alma maters. Seniors wear their college apparel with a feeling of accomplishment and pride.

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  • Coffeehouse Performance Features Student Bands and Promposals

    On Sunday, April 29th, members of the community gathered in the First Reformed Church in Little Falls for their annual Coffehouse event, featuring live music by student performers. The event was also the site of not one, but two promposals.

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  • Annual Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day Brings Staff Closer

    Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day is dedicated to demonstrating how thankful the PV staff is for the assistants in this school. On Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day, the school has a luncheon in honor of all the assistants in the building.

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  • “Rumor” Has it, the Fall Play is Underway

    The PV Theater is putting its finishing touches on the fall play, Rumors, coming to the stage October 26, 27, and 28. A farce written by Neil Simon, Rumors follows four couples as they try to navigate the mystery surrounding an anniversary party gone wrong.

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  • Nelson, Burden, and Alarcon Enter Annual Congressional Art Competition

    The Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition is an annual competition that Passaic Valley High School participates in. All the art for the competition was displayed in the Morris Museum. This year three seniors, Jon Alarcon, Danielle Burden, and Matt Nelson had their work showcased at the exhibit.

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  • Keep Summer Educational with STEAM Summer Camp

    This year's STEAM Summer Camp will run from July 2nd to 26th from 1:30-3:30 on weekdays. Registration is open now to all 5th through 8th graders at the website linked within the article. Registration ends June 6th.

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  • PV Raises Awareness for Autism Despite Rain

    The third annual Autism Awareness Walk kicked off on Sunday, April 16th, raising money to fund various programs. Several custom T-shirts were sold and hundreds of people donated money to the valuable cause. About four to five thousand dollars were raised this year.

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  • Portfolio Students to Showcase Work at Spirit Coffee House

    The Spirit Coffee House at the Totowa United Methodist Church will be exhibiting student artwork on Thursday, April 19th starting at 5pm. The student exhibition is part of the Church’s coffee-house series.

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  • Exploring STEM Regardless of Financial Status

    Catherine Fergesen '19 has created a club named "The STEM Girls Club" that helps teach middle school students from poverty stricken communities or underprivileged backgrounds new skills. Introducing young women from low-income areas to the subject is a priority for Catherine.

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  • Spanish Club Contributes to CONAPAC's Adopt-A-School Program

    Passaic Valley’s Spanish Club has been sending money and letters to students and teachers in the Peruvian Amazon. Through CONAPAC’s Adopt-A-School Program Passaic Valley High School is able to support these schools in need.

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  • Letter to the Editor: Regarding Safety During Student Drop-off

    Students have a safety concern regarding parent drop-off and pick-up in back of the school and have brought this to the attention of Dr. Cardillo and Principal Rotella. Attached you will find a well-written letter by a student who wishes to remain anonymous in the publishing of this article.

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  • Welcoming New Hornets to the Hive

    Each year, the talented staff at Passaic Valley grows, affording students increased opportunity for academic excellence. New faculty include Mrs. Volonnino, Mr. Bronner, Mrs. Conwell, Ms. Riccardi, Ms. Weiss, Mr. Ciruna, and Mr. Rossilli.

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  • On Your Marks, Get Set, Read! Library Hosts Reading Competition

    From March 12 to June 15, the PV Library and Literacy Connections is hosting a special reading contest. The contest consists of reading four or more books that are on or above your grade level, creating a story map of each book you read, and one makerspace design.

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  • Passaic Valley Looks to be Even More Green

    Mr.Goodman and his classes are looking to the future of the Unity Garden with the help of the chefs in the cafeteria. The two parties have come together on a project to use discarded food items as compost for the plants in the Unity Garden.

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  • Juniors Rock the Regency for Cotillion 2018

    This year's Junior Cotillion for the Class of 2019 took place at the Valley Regency in Clifton, on March 9th. Class Advisors Mr. Zachary Donovan and Ms. Rosalinda Mulcahy planned it along with the help of the class officers.

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  • PV Responds to Parkland Tragedy, Students Stand in Solidarity

    In light of the recent tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teachers and students at Passaic Valley took part in a nationwide effort to stand in solidarity with the victims.

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  • New and Improved PV App Available on Mobile Devices

    The PV App is available for any and all Apple iOS and Android devices through the App Store and Google Play. The app gives users notifications and alerts to keep up-to-date with the goings on in various areas of the school, including PVTV, Student Activities, Athletics, the Library, and the Valley Echo.

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  • Interact Club Collecting Donations for Local Animal Shelter

    The Interact Club is collecting donations for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge. Students are encouraged to donate materials including: food, toys, paper plates, paper towels, cloth towels, blankets, old sheets, gift cards for Petco or Pet Smart, etc. Students can drop off the supplies in room 208.

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  • Librarian Showcases the "Books We Love" in Honor of Valentine's Day

    On Thursday, February 1st, our school librarian, Ms. Leanne Weiss, created a bulletin board outside the library. The board, titled "Books We Love" displays submissions of book recommendations from teachers and PV staff.

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  • New Ordinance Proposes 25 MPH Speed Limit for Little Falls Roads

    On January 8th, Maria Cordonnier, in collaboration with the Transportation Committee, introduced Ordinance #1306, proposing that all Little Falls roads have a 25 MPH speed limit. The roads most heavily impacted are to be Main Street, Long Hill Road, Ridge Road, and Stevens Avenue.

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  • Coming to a Castle Near You: Senior Prom!

    With prom approaching, Mrs. Thornton and Mrs. Kurtishi are arranging new, exciting ideas to make this year extra special. The senior prom can be found on Twitter (@passaicvalley18) and Instagram (@Passaicvalleyprom2018 or #PVprom18).

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  • PVTV Expands Horizons with New Website

    The PVTV team has unveiled its brand new website that offers on-demand viewing. Now, with the new myPVTV.com website, the morning announcements can be watched daily from home. Viewers can also access PVTV's new shows: "Coaches' Corner", "Valley Views", and "Behind the Scenes."

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  • Pennies for Patients: Girls' Show Hopes to Top Last Year's Haul

    For another year, in collaboration with Girls' Show, Mrs. Ennely Thornton, Mrs. Lindita Kurtishi, Mrs. Kathleen Dellanno, Ms. Jamie Peters, and their respective classes are hosting several fundraisers. All proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma’s Pennies for Patients Student Series.

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  • It's Gametime for Annual NAHS "Souper Bowl"

    From now until the Friday before the Super Bowl (February 2), the National Art Honors Society will be accepting donations of canned food to support the Human Needs Food Pantry (HNFP) in Montclair. Drop-off locations are at the library, main office, and/or room 151.

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  • STEAM Unity Garden to Sell Self-Watering Planters to Fund Field Trip

    STEAM Unity Garden is having a Self-Watering Planter Fundraiser. Sculpture, Ceramic, and Graphic Design Classes are all participating as well as the Art and Environmental Clubs. This fundraiser is to bring awareness to the garden and for a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture.

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  • Mrs. Perosi Retires After 46 Years in Education

    Mrs. Mariaelena Perosi, PV’s Director of Student Services (otherwise known as “Head of Guidance”), retired on December 22, 2017. She worked in PV for 17 years and graduated from here in 1967.

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  • Library and Art Dept Display Ingenuity of 3D Printer in Makerspace

    On Tuesday December 12th and Thursday December 14th, Mr. Meineke led a demonstration on the use of the 3D printer. Attendees came away with knowledge on the use of this valuable machine, particularly in making original, artistic creations.

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  • With Some Help From Santa, PVTV Compiles Its Own Nice List

    As the holiday season grew nearer, PVTV, with some help from Old Saint Nick, compiled a Nice List to commemorate the kind actions of staff and students. On morning announcements Friday, December 8th and 22nd, Santa made surprise appearances to announce the submissions.

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  • Hornets Give Back for the Holidays

    This year Passaic Valley is giving back to the local community this holiday season. The Teen Center and Interact Club came together to run a food drive for families in need. In addition, Interact is also running a toy drive until December 11th.

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  • Tess Muir ‘18 Signs with Bowling Green University Gymnastics Team

    Tess Muir '18 has signed onto the college gymnastics team at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she will participate among the team's twenty-two other members. Bowling Green scouted Muir at the NCAA Showcase, where colleges seek out prospective athletes to recruit to their teams.

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  • PV and Little Falls School 2 Introduce New "Hornet Helping Hands" Program

    This year Passaic Valley has introduced a new program called "Hornets Helping Hands". The program is part of a collaboration with the Little Falls School District and allows several seniors who are interested in a career connected with teaching elementary students.

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  • Environmental Club Leads Peckman River Clean-Up

    Mr. Sanders and Mr. Goodman organized a clean-up of the Peckman River, located in the back of Passaic Valley's campus, on November 3rd. The project brought together a lot of students with two common goals:  to maintain the beauty of PV's campus and support its environmentally conscious ideals.

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  • "Rumors" Review: Talent Too Good to be True

    A smashing hit, Rumors brightened up the school with its comedy and high quality. PV Theater’s fall play, which debuted October 26, 27, and 28, exceeded the community’s high expectations.

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  • Legacy Castle to Host Senior Prom 2018

    The Legacy Castle is set to host Passaic Valley's prom for the Class of 2018. "It's one of the most beautiful venues in the Tri-State Area," said Mrs. Lindita Kurtishi, class advisor, who secured the venue along with fellow advisor Mrs. Ennely Thornton.

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  • Teens Take Action Through the Arts at Passaic County Teen Summit

    Ten students from Passiac Valley went to William Paterson University with Mrs. Kelly Morris for the Passaic County Teen Summit. The students have 5 months to complete a 3 minute video based on the topics discussed. Good luck to the group!

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  • Classes, Clubs, and Sports on Display at Annual Open House

    The annual Passaic Valley Open House was very successful this year and was well received by the middle school students and parents who attended. The event gave the community a chance to gather together and see what Passaic Valley has to offer.

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  • Another Year, Another Successful Blood Drive

    On Monday, October 2nd, Passaic Valley's Future Doctors of America Club hosted its annual Blood Drive in collaboration with the New York Blood Centre. This year was a tremendous success with over 100 kids particpating and accumulating 78 pints of blood.

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  • Literary and Interact Clubs Uplift Troops with Letters

    For the first time, the Literary and Interact Club are teaming up for a good cause. The two clubs are collecting hand-written letters to send to American soldiers stationed overseas. Students are encouraged to write their own letters and submit them by Thursday, October 19th.

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  • NAHS and Interact Club Add Some Color to Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

    The National Art Honor Society and Interact Club have banded together and started a fundraiser by selling tie dye shirts to aid families affected by the recent string of hurricanes to hit America and the Caribbean.

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  • Emphasis on Arts and Science at STEAM Summer Camp

    In the STEAM Summer Camp, twenty students in grades 5-8 crafted paper rollercoasters, built all-terrain robots, collected tree core samples, learned about our local environment by investigation of water samples from the Peckman River, among other engaging activities.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Class of '89 Gives Back to Kids in Need

    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.

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  • Ms. Czepiel and Mr. Meineke Win Sustainable Jersey Grant

    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.

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  • Deeney Donnelly Youngberg to Headline Hey Jude

    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.

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  • Students, Faculty, & Community Rejuvenate Courtyard for Green Scene Garden Project

    The S.T.E.A.M Program orchestrated the PV Green Scene Garden Project in the courtyard on April 27th. The aim of the project is to teach students to sufficiently live an eco-friendly lifestyle. The day was a success for all faculty and students that participated.

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  • Seniors and Faculty Show Off Their College Shirts

    May 1st is general college decision day for all seniors, a day where most deposits must be sent to schools. On this day, seniors are asked to wear their chosen college shirts, a way to show off their new college pride.

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  • Grease Tickets On Sale

    The Passaic Valley Theater Program will be performing Grease on May 11 and 12 starting at 7pm and May 13 at 2pm and again at 7pm. Tickets are now available. View the article for a link to purchase your tickets.

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  • Second Annual Autism Awareness Walk Builds on Success of the First

    On April 23, 2017 Passaic Valley hosted its 2nd annual Autism Awareness Walk. The event allowed people to come and walk the track, grab a bite to eat, get closer to the people in the community, and show their support for a worthy cause.

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  • Ms. Perosi Awarded Passaic County Counselor of the Year

    On May 19th New Jersey School Counselors Association will be honoring the "Counselors of the County" at a luncheon at NJ City University, where Ms. Perosi will be announced by Dr. Cardillo as Counselor of the Year of Passaic County.

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  • Student/Faculty Volleyball Game Serves as More than Just Entertainment

    The Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Game was held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 in the Gris Gym. The annual charity event was extra special this year as the proceeds went to help Anthony Englehardt's '19 battle with cancer.

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  • PV Green Scene: S.T.E.A.M. Develops a Green Thumb

    The S.T.E.A.M Program has begun their ambitious Green Scene project. Students and a team of faculty members are coming together to plant different vegetables, fruits and flowers in the rarely utilized courtyard.

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  • Sweet Victory for Turano & Watkins in Top Chef

    This year's Top Chef competition took place on March 24th and was one of the best ones yet. After a fierce  competition, first place went to Alessandra Turano '17 and Chris Watkins '17, who prepared Pan di Spagna cake. The team also prepared chicken with spinach over a prosciutto caper sauce.

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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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  • G & H Students Take Trip to U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Recently, Mr. Timothy Donnelly took his Holocaust and Genocide students to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The students who went on the trip left with an experience that they will never forget.

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  • Order Your 2017 Yearbook Today!

    The 2017 yearbook staff has released their order forms for this year. Ms. Darcy Hall and her students have been working hard since the first day of school to produce a yearbook that the students will be able to cherish forever.

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  • Community Helps Anthony Englehardt Fight Cancer

    In times of need, faculty and students come together and provide help and support. For one student, Anthony Englehardt, that time of need is now. In an effort to alleviate the burden of medical bills and other expenses for the Englehardt family, PV and other institutions in the community have been running various fundraising efforts in Anthony's name.

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  • Mr. Sanders Wins National Competition

    Passaic Valley has a very amazing staff but one member has created a significant amount of buzz recently: Mr. Randall Sanders.Mr. Randall Sanders. Mr. Sanders may stand out for his tattoos or his big gauge earrings to most, but for the students that know him and are taught by him, he stands out to them as one of the most interesting teachers they've ever had.

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  • New Format 8th Grade Orientation a Success

    Every year, Passaic Valley hosts its 8th grade orientation. This year, the orientation switched to an open-house format to allow attendees more choice and the opportunity to peruse programs and activities at their own pace.

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