Passaic Valley Gazette

April 2019

"Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you."

- Misty Copeland

Passaic Valley Regional High School


All students are prepared to meet the challenges of post secondary life with grace and confidence.


To assure today's educational programming is relevant to tomorrow's college and career employment expectations.

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Girls' Show Recap

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"The 74th annual Girls’ Show ended with a green flag rising for the night. This year, the Green Team claimed victories in Cheer, Exercise (X), Dance, Novelties, and Posters, and the White Team took home the flag for relays. From the exceptional routines to the athleticism and sportsmanship of the participants, audiences were completely spellbound by the inexhaustible variety this year’s Girls’ Show brought. Regardless of the results, all participants were successful in showing the time and dedication put into the event on the floor that night, reminding everyone of the tenacity and commitment that keeps this tradition going.."


Decorate our District

Thank you to our Sculpture, PV/Bergen Program, and Art Club students for creating these beautiful Autism Awareness Ribbons to decorate our school in honor of #AutismAwarenessMonth Each of these ribbons are unique, expressive, and support a cause that we hope each of us can embrace.

Fundraise for Autism

Thank you to all who came out to Fairway to make donations towards our Autism Program at the Can Shake! The PVHS peer participation program is growing tremendously, and our students are really enjoying learning alongside their peers and taking part in endless creative activities.

The Annual Autism Walk 2019

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Spring Fling Dance

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Thursday, April 18th an evening full of fun, music and dancing at the Spring Fling Dance from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors that made this happen!


The Class of 2019 Valedictorian Catherine Fergesan!

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Cat is a great representative of the talented and innovative student body we have at Passaic Valley High School. She has accumulated her fair share of accomplishments and achievements while at PV, but the road to success does not end here. Catherine plans to study Psychology and Linguistics in college and has been accepted into Oxford, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Williams College and has been waitlisted at Harvard and Columbia. We at PV are super excited to see what she does next and wish her the best of luck!


Chemagination Contest with Dr. Iobst

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Chemagination is a great learning experience for students. In addition to increasing their knowledge of science and chemistry, they can improve their creative, teamwork and public speaking skills. Students are asked to imagine they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write a magazine article in ChemMatters. The subject of the article is: "Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry that has improved the quality of peoples lives today." Students are also asked to design the magazine cover. It was amazing to see all the ideas students came up with, they really put a lot of thought into these presentations and introduced some excellent designs.

The two teams from PV that were carefully selected to move on to the 2019 MARM (MidAtlantic Regional Competition) Event on June 1st at the University of Maryland are..

Environment: Saving the Planet: One Rubber Bag at a Time by Elizabeth Dubov and Betul Koc

Medicine: Combating Retinal Detachment: by Raima Islam and Betul Duzgun

Congratulations & Good Luck!


Boys Track take 2nd Place Overrall at the Passaic County Relays!

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Passaic Valley won the 4x 1,600 and shuttle hurdles and shared the pole vault title, but scored at least 4 points in every event but the long jump. We recorded our best finish in the meet since at least 1980! ..Full Article on


PVHS Top Chef with Ms. Geleta

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PV’s Culinary students hone in on their skills in a Top Chef competition, encouraging them to unleash their creativity. This year, with their special lamb dish & Baklava for dessert, the Top Chef 2019 1st place winners are Logan Rodriguez & Mo Oudah! 2nd place was Alyssa Snyder and Bedour Issa, and 3rd place Zaid Sousan and Mounir Sakhat!

PV's Smartphone App of the Month

Google's PhotoScan app.

Instead of taking snap shots of old photographic prints, download the PhotoScan app. The app. digitally scans your photos to the very edge, pieces together multiple images and you can sned your photos to apps like Google Photos, where your scanned images will be sorted and organized.


PARCC Testing

April 15th, 16th, 17th & May 1st & 20th

Spring Break

April 22 - April 26th

Education Foundation Wine & Beer Festival

May 3rd 7-10pm at Meat Cutters Hall

Addams Family Production

May 9-11th 7pm at PVHS

Pops Concert / Art Show / Hackathon

May 22nd 7pm at PVHS

Hey Jude Concert

May 31st 7pm at PVHS

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