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June 8 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our May 4 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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June 22 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our June 22 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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June 25 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our June 25 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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May 18 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our May 18 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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May 4 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our May 4 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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April 27 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our April 27 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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District Response to Murder of George Floyd
Superintendent Gundersen issues a letter responding to the murder of George Floyd and recent protests
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Photo: Mr. Tim Wieland (left) and Mr. Glenn deMarrais
New Principals Approved by Board
The new principals for the high schools were appointed by the Board of Education for the start of next school year.
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April 13 - Virtual Board Meeting
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board Meeting will be conducted online through a webinar
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High Focus Centers
Parent Support Webinars
High Focus is offering a series of Parent Support Free Webinars in the month of May
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Community Blood Drives at Both High Schools
Working with Vitalant, both high schools will be hosting blood drives. Photo Credit: https://www.jbsa.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001852059/
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Mental Health Webinar
Friday, April 3 at 1pm, the district will be hosting a webinar focused on the mental health of high school students during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Mental Health Awareness Month
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are some COVID-19 Stigma-Free Mental Health resources.
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Virtual Valley Volume Up
Virtual Valley: Volume Up!
PV Choir and Tri-M Music Honor Society are sponsoring the first ever Virtual Valley: Volume Up! This is a creative way for PVHS community to share their talents, stay motivated, and inspire others to keep moving! The top three videos will win an Amazon Gift Card!
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Holocaust Writing Contest Student Award Winners
Students at both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley received awards honoring their writing for the Sister Rose Thering Fund Essay Competition.
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NJ Student Assistance Counselor of the Year
Mrs. Gale Mangold, Pascack Hills Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) was named the 2019-2020 New Jersey SAC of the Year.
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90 Students Earn the Seal of Biliteracy!
12th grade students from both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High School will earn the NJ Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy. Students demonstrated a high level of proficiency in multiple languages such as Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish! Also, these students are newly eligible for the Global Seal of Biliteracy.
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Monthly recognition of Internship students
The typical school day is no longer typical. Academics at the Pascack Valley Regional High School District are no longer defined by sitting in rows under fluorescent lights.
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Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching
Valerie Santo, English teacher at Pascack Valley High School, was recently named a finalist from candidates statewide for the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching.
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2020 AP with WE Service Teacher Summit
Mrs. Nancy Ricca was recently awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Redmond, WA, to attend the 2020 AP with WE Service Teacher Summit.
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Second Chance Toy Drive
Michela Piccoline and Kristen Lindstrom collaborated with Second Chance Toy founder Bronna Lipton along with some other participating schools to write an article that was published in the February issue of NJEA magazine.
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Teacher Featured in Photography Show
Christine Back's photography is being shown as part of a larger show in honor of a longtime Montclair State art professor from February through April, 2020.
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Hills/Valley Wrestling Match To Support Camp Raspberry
On Friday, February 7, come support our district's largest service club, Camp Raspberry.
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Help Us Raise Money For Australian Wildfire Animal Victims!
On February 5th the District Dance Team and PAW (PV's Animal Rights Club) will be selling baked goods during Pascack Period and after school. In addition, please go to DOMANI for lunch or dinner. A portion of your bill will benefit the organization Animals Australia.
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Goodbye Mr. DeMaio
In his final week, students and staff pay tribute to Mr. DeMaio in numerous ways! Photo Credit: Paul Zeller
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Photo: Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year.  Heather Lutz (top left), Erica Franceski (top right), Nancy Ricca (bottom left), Lemma Taha (bottom right).
Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teachers and Education Service Professionals of the Year!
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Mr. John Puccio Approved as Interim Principal of Pascack Valley High School
On Monday, December 9, the Board of Education approved Mr. John Puccio as the interim principal of the Pascack Valley High School, effective January 2, 2020.
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Student Writing Prompts Providing Great Insight
Student writing prompts completed during the Week of Respect are providing great insights with regard to student perspective on school climate. 
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Curriculum Update
Our Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office has released their latest News Brief to inform the community of progress.
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Latest District "Report" is Now Available
Our Fall 2019 District "Report" is now available online and is set to be mailed home in the coming week.
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2019 Smoke Signal Awards
2019 Smoke Signal Awards
Smoke Signal journalists received 45 state awards at the Garden State Scholastic Press Association's annual Fall Press Day at Rutgers on Oct. 28, including three major overall awards for the publication.
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Delayed Opening February 12
Our high schools will have a delayed opening on February 12.
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A Toolkit of TIPS For Caring Parents: An Evening Presentation and Open Forum
Join keynote speaker Mallory Henry from Caron Treatment Centers for an evening presentation and open forum. Mallory will provide a Toolkit of Tips for parents to help prevent substance abuse and at-risk teen behavior.
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Diwali Celebration and Educational Outreach
PV student Kareena Shah and Media Specialist Mrs. Margaret White collaborated on this cultural outreach educational initiative that ran in both schools.
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Mr. DeMaio Announces Retirement
After 18 years at Pascack Valley, Mr. DeMaio announces his retirement. Photo Credit: Paul Zeller
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Photo: Congratulations to the Class of 2020 National Merit Scholars and AP Scholars at both Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills.
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Screening of "Life with Layla"
The Smoke Signal will be sponsoring a screening of Pascack Valley 2008 alum Ken Spooner’s 2019 documentary “Life with Layla” as a fundraiser for the film to gain a national audience.
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Pascack Valley and Northern Valley Regional High School Districts College Fair
The 2019 Pascack Valley and Northern Valley Regional High School Districts College Fair will be held at Pascack Valley High School in October.
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1st Place in Holocaust Museum Poetry Contest
Lauren Shill, one of Ms. Santo's English students, won 1st place in the Holocaust Museum Poetry Contest this past June.
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Photo: Contestants from the the 2020 Miss Bergen County's Outstanding Teen Pageant.  PH junior Diana Natalicchio is pictured second in from the right.
Miss Bergen County Outstanding Teen
Diana Natalicchio is the recipient of the Miss Bergen County Outstanding Teen!
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Ms. Jerome - County Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Pascack Valley Social Studies teacher Ms. Leah Jerome on being recognized as the Bergen County Teacher of the Year!
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Year in Review - The Report
Our latest version of "The Report" reviews many of the accomplishments of students and staff, as well as recognizing our retirees.
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Start of School
Our schools have been busy preparing for the upcoming year. Click here to view important information from our schools.
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Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program book titles have been announced, offering choices to all students based on grade level.
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Baseball Group 2 State Champions - Again!
The 2019 baseball team won the league, State Section and State Group 2 title for the second year in a row.
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Bergen County Superintendent of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. P. Erik Gundersen for being named the Bergen County Superintendent of the Year!
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Photo: Educators of the Year at Annual Luncheon.  From left to right: Danielle Macaluso, Leah Jerome, Dr. P. Erik Gundersen, Gale Mangold, Robert Salgado
Educators of the Year Honored at Luncheon
This year's Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year were honored at the annual luncheon, organized by the Bergen County Education Association and the Bergen County Association of School Administrators.
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Student Leadership Scholarship through NJ Principals and Supervisors Association
Shauna McLean has been selected to receive the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association's Student Leadership Scholarship.
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Mr. Killian Wins Princeton Distinguished Teaching Award
Hills Mathematics teacher /Robotics coach, Kevin Killian was selected as one of only four teachers in New Jersey to receive the prestigious Princeton Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Award
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Photo: Pascack Hills seniors Ilyssa Seigel, Samathana Zaintz, and Celine Aliko, who took the first responder class taught by Dr. Barry Bachenheimer
District Featured in EMS World Magazine
EMS World Magazine featured our district among several schools in the nation for our CPR and Stop the Bleed Programs.
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Options After High School Transition Fair
PVRHSD Special Education Parent Advisory Group sponsoring "Options After High School Transition Fair" Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7pm at PVHS.
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PVRHSD French Exchange Program
The PVRHSD community hosted a school group from Lycée Amiral de Grasse in France
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Poetry Workshops with Poet & Alumna Amanda Crane
PVHS Graduate and former English teacher Amanda Crane visited both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley to conduct a poetry workshop
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WorldStrides Festival at Washington, D.C. 2019
Chamber Choir achieved gold and the Concert Band achieved silver at the WorldStrides Competition in Washington, D.C.
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PVRHSD World Language Students Celebrate National Foreign Language Week!
Students celebrated National Foreign Language Week, with this year’s theme: Languages are the Key to our World!
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Congratulations Dr. Gundersen
Congratulations to Superintendent Erik Gundersen for earning his doctorate from Seton Hall University
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Unity in the Valley
Unity in the Valley's kick-off event will be held March 19 7:00 pm at Pascack Valley High School
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McLaren Engineering Sponsors Engineering Expo
The McLaren Engineering Group recently moved into the district and spearheads the Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo for middle school students.
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Former Student Finds Success in Project Search
Maria Batista-Nunez, a former student at Pascack Hills and Milestones @ PVR, graduated from the 18-21 year old program last year to enroll in Project SEARCH.
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McKenna Named Women's History Month Honoree
Ms. Diana McKenna, veteran Pascack Valley High School English teacher and adviser of the Human Rights League, was recently named a Women's History Month Honoree by the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women for her work toward “improving the workplace and fighting for economic equality for all women.”
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Hills Valley Coalition Presents: Growing up OVERexposed
On Wednesday, April 3, 7pm, Parent teen program to be held at Pascack Hills High School. The evening program features keynote Lauren Hersh, former Prosecutor and founder of National Director of World Without Exploitation
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District Ice Hockey Team Raises Funds
Pascack Valley Regional Ice Hockey Team Brings Charitable Efforts to its Games
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NJ Boys Bowling Coach of the Year
Pascack Valley Coach Lucia has been recognized as the NJ Boys Bowling Coach of the Year!
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Photos: Left, Ms. Tammy Mollinelli; Right, Mr. Mike Fronte
New Board President and Member
Board welcomes new president and a new member at recent reorganization meeting.
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2019 - 2020 Preschool Enrollment
The Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills preschools are currently accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
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Long-time Board Member Says Farewell
Monday, December 17, the Board of Education recognized Mr. Steinfeld for nearly 16 years of service.
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Photo: Mr. Salgado (top left), Mrs. Gale Mangold (top right), Ms. Leah Jerome (bottom left), and Mrs. Danielle Macaluso
Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Teachers and Education Service Professionals of the Year!
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Safari Heading to Finland as Fulbright Scholar
Mrs. Safari will travel to Finland in January 2019 to develop a global collaborative project with the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, several Finnish schools, and her own district.
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Welcome to Jasper Court
On December 6, publicly unveiled Jasper Court to the community.
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NJ Seal of Biliteracy 2019
12th grade students from Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools earn the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy.
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District Recognized for Contributions
At the Fall meeting of the MSUNER, PVRHSD was recognized for its contributions to the University and the MSUNER.
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Operation Gratitude: Letters to Troops
Students from PHHS, PVHS, and our Milestones Program wrote letters to U.S. military troops.
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Mr. Sarajian Wins Vahan Cardashian Award
PV History Teacher Ken Sarajian Wins Vahan Cardashian Award for his activism and advocacy in the Armenian community and promoting genocide studies in high school education.
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Update: District Stand on Hate
Letter from the Superintendent condemns hate and explains recent events at Pascack Valley High School
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Mr. Rawson Wins Golden Quill Award
Mr. Bill Rawson was awarded the Golden Quill Lifetime Achievement Award for NJ Scholastic Journalism.
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Photo: Leah Jerome (left) after winning NJCSS Secondary Teacher of the Year Award
Ms. Jerome Honored by NJ Council for the Social Studies
The NJ Council for the Social Studies as honored Ms. Leah Jerome as their Teacher of the Year.
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District AP Scholars Announced
We are proud to announce our district 2018 AP Scholars!
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Students' Vision of Our Vision
We recently unveiled this video to capture our district vision and mission through the eyes of a student.
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