Activity News

  • Library Offers New Literature and Activities

    Ms. Leanne Weiss and the library are updating their book collection with some brand new titles. Ms. Weiss has set up displays in the library to show off the new additions to visitors. There are many different genres throughout each collection, to pique the interests of as many students as possible.

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  • Warm Up with Winter Fun: Makerspace Events Coming Soon!

    New and fascinating events are coming to the Makerspace this January! In room 111, accessible through the library, these events are available to anyone wishing to attend. All activities will take place during periods 4 to 7.

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  • Theater Dept Announces Partnership with Disney for Spring Musical Freaky Friday

    Coming in April 2018, the Theatre Department will be piloting Disney's Freaky Friday. PV is a part of a very exclusive list, being one of only five other schools in the country to be given the opportunity to perform the new musical through Disney Theatrical Licensing Pilot Program.

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  • Teen Center and Rock Solid Team Up to Teach Self-Defense

    The Teen Center and Rock Solid Krav Maga LLC, a local gym in Little Falls, joined together to host a self-defense course geared towards students on November 28th. The course is held for female students only and is free of charge to all participants.

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  • GSA Hosts Conference with Acclaimed Author Lillian Faderman

    On December 6, 2017, Alex Volgyesi, president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance managed to get acclaimed author Lillian Faderman to conference with the group. Faderman spoke about her youth and about how she decided she had to document LGBT history.

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  • Winter Musical Review: Javier Tovar Steals Show as Greedy 'Grinch'

    From December 4-7th, the Passaic Valley Theater Department debuted their 2017 Holiday Show, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Based on the iconic 1957 children's book, the musical starred Javier Tovar as the Grinch, Alex and Andre Papasavas as his dog Max, and Camryn Frey as Cindy Lou Who.

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  • Teen Center Organizes Trips for College Prep

    The Teen Center is organizing college visits in an effort to expose students to local college campuses. This will allow students intending to attend college to prep early. In addition, for those unsure of their post-high school plans it can brighten their horizons to see if these colleges are for them.

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  • Team Building with CITVC in NYC

    On November 2nd, Ms. Kathleen Menake, teacher of Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing (CITVC), accompanied by Mr. Tom Deeney, Ms. Caren Atamian, and Mr. Mike DeLuccia as chaperones, took students to New York City's premier escape the room venue, Escape Entertainment.

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  • Students Take Center Stage Over Summer

    In the summer, the fantastical, theatrical productions at Passaic Valley do not cease. In fact, they only expand. Open to students going into grades 5 through 9, the Summer Performing Arts Camp provided an outlet in painting, drawing, sculpting, theater, music, and yoga for those of the creative bent.

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  • AP English Students Go on a Well Deserved Trip

    Now that all of their exams are finally finished, the AP students can finally let out a breath of relief. What better way to unwind and reward the hardworking students then a well-deserved field trip? 

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  • Art Show 2017 Now Open

    Starting on Wednesday, May 24th the Art Department will host its annual Art Show in the Farrell Gym. Participants from all art classes showcase their very best work from the beginning of the year to the time of the show. Art Show is mostly run by students and supervised by teachers in the program.

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  • Spring Musical Review: Grease is the Word

    On May 11th through 13th the Theater Department debuted their 2017 spring musical Grease. The spring musical ended in a success and had the seniors in tears after their last performance on the PV stage.

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  • Theater Department Wins Big at Bucks County

    Every year the Theater Department travels to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to show off their hard work and perform in front of other schools. However, this trip is also a competition. At the end of the festival, PV took home four awards.

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  • Lit Club Accepting Poetry Submissions for Annual Contest

    Literary Club is hosting their annual poetry contest, where students from all grade levels participate by submitting their original work. The poetry contest allows students to show off their work, talents, and emotions by publishing student poetry in the school’s literary magazine, Images.

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  • Lunchtime in Teen Center is Both Fun and Informative

    The Teen Center provides many different opportunities for students to learn, have fun, and maybe even experience a little competition. In honor of the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, this month’s theme is March Madness.

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  • Girls' Show Results: White Wins the Night

    Both teams displayed tremendous effort, coordination, and heart. All the girls, regardless of winning or losing, should take pride in their exhilarating performances.

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  • New Production of Grease in the Works

    The theater department is planning a classic, yet exciting, production of Grease for this year's Spring Musical. Showrunner, Mrs. Jennifer Shue, recently released the full cast list, naming Brianna Cielo '17 and Michael Smith '17 as the production's leads, playing Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko respectively.

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  • Poetry and Improv at Literary Club's "One Night Coffee House"

    Every year the Literary Club holds their annual “One Night Coffee House” meeting. In special session, students and teachers read their personal or favorite poems to the audience. This event is a fundraiser for the Annual Poetry Contest.

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  • Girls' Show Releases Themes for 2017 Performance

    Themes can often make or break your routine, and ‘strong’ themes equal ‘strong’ routines. These themes are not released to the public immediately, in fact, the girls involved in Girls’ Show have a creative, and exciting way to reveal them.

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  • Behind the Curtains: How PV Picks the Perfect Plays

    Behind each play at Passaic Valley, there are a lot of different things that have to get done in order to make it a success. Play rights need to be given, auditions need to be held, actors and actresses need to be chosen, costumes need to be designed - and these are only a few of the things that need to be completed.

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