General News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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