Academic News

  • Administration Puts Magnifying Glass on Criminal Justice

    Students are enjoying a new slew criminology-focused classes this year. The intriguing courses come as a result of overwhelming interest in the subject over the past few years. The administration hopes that these fledgling classes serve as just the start in offering more diverse courses and electives.

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  • Media I Premieres First Projects of the Year

    The rejuvenated Media I class has officially begun to create new short films, involving original subject created by students. For their first project, groups of students told a story utilizing nine distinct camera shots without any dialogue or narration.

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  • Vanderstreet Sings Her Way into PV

    A new addition to Passaic Valley's staff, Miss Pia Vanderstreet, joined our ranks on Monday, October 23rd. As the new music teacher, she is excited for this endeavor. She has always had a love for music, like many of us do.

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  • PV Revamps Senior Curriculum with English Electives

    In the first few weeks of its pilot year, the senior English electives are spurring excitement and discussion throughout the senior class. Replacing the standard fourth year of English, seniors can now choose two or more semester-length English courses to fulfill their Senior English requirements.

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  • Video Games, Horror Flicks and Animation Headline Rube Goldberg 2017

    On Tuesday, June 13th, and Wednesday, June 14th, the AP Physics classes invited students and staff to room 241 to witness a demonstration of Rube Goldberg 2017. Students, staff, and even whole classes flocked to the physics room to witness this year's show.

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  • 13 French Students Recieve Awards in National French Contest

    Twenty five students from Ms. Hillary Bresson's French classes participated in the Grand Concours, also known as the National French Contest. The contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, assesses student listening, reading, and writing skills in the French language.

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  • AP Physics Putting Finishing Touches on Rube Goldberg Projects

    As a reward of sorts for their hard work, AP Physics students participate in the Rube Goldberg Project as a culmination of their two years in the notoriously tough class.On June 13th, these students will unveil their finished Rube Goldberg machines to the PV public.

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  • Nikki Shah Named Salutatorian

    On April 27th, Nikki Shah '17 was informed that she would be given the honor of Salutatorian at graduation on June 23rd. This wonderful honor is the culmination of a high school career spent in which Shah continuously strived for academic excellence, “This proves hard work does pay off.”

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  • Painting Provides Creativity for Mrs. Hall's Sophomore Classes

    Teachers employ many different and unique ways to bring their subjects alive for their students. Sophomore British Lit teacher, Mrs. Darcy Hall, has her own methods for teaching her classes.

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  • Teacher Feature: Mrs. Miele Relates to Her Students

    Mrs. Megan Miele, formally known as Ms.Ellis, has always been an uplifting spirit for students and teachers. Mrs. Miele is a devoted and hard-working teacher and is a role model for her students.

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  • Student Spotlight: Senior, Sarah Elkordy Gets a Full Ride to Princeton

    After seven months of waiting, Sarah Elkordy ’17 received the good news of a fully paid acceptance into Princeton University. From honors and AP classes to volunteering and participating in sports, clubs, and activities in and outside of PV, Sarah's hard work finally paid off.

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  • Arts & Sciences in the Summer: Introducing the STEAM Into Summer Camp

    The PV Education Foundation is introducing a new summer STEAM camp beginning July 3rd and running throughout the month. The camp will join the already well established Art, Culinary  and Theater Arts camps that run during summer mornings.

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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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