Precedent's Day--There is always something new in school. Technology evolves and makes its way into the classroom too. We have new populations of students, with new issues and new talents. We cannot do things the way we have "always done" because we need to meet the students where they are at. We celebrate this week of school holiday by reflecting on some of the new things that make us happy to be Spartans. We have a Mock Trial team that has gone further than any before, and is the last team standing from WCCUSD. We salute the academic rigor combined with underdog spirit that has lifted our team this far. Our boys soccer team given a 14-seed was expected to exit the North Coast Section playoffs against a 3-seeded team from San Anselmo. Nobody bothered to tell the boys that they had no chance, so Pinole Valley went out and won a thriller and became the first soccer team to win a North Coast Section game in years. We have winners of honors for the first time (you can see on the right) and we had guests like actor Michael Spady speak to our students for the first time. Our Art class working together with Ellerhorst for the first time, judged and gave feedback fof an African American history month extravaganza. We had our first meeting ever of the Cinematography Club and the first month ever with two spirit weeks. We know that this is actually the week to celebrate US Presidents, but we couldn't resist the impulse to honor the school community that never says no right away, to something new.
There are only four teams remaining in the North Coast Section soccer semifinals for division 3. A 1-seed, a 2-seed, a 4-seed and a 14-seed. The little team that could is none other than our Pinole Valley High Spartans. The boys knocked off another favored home team, in shutting out TCAL champ Kennedy 2-0 in Richmond on Saturday night. The reward: A date with second ranked Marin Academy on Wednesday in San Rafael. The odds look long but for the past two weeks, they have as well. And look who's still going? See you at Marin Academy at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. We haven't run out of miracles yet.
The Ivy League Connection has selected Cecilia for the rare honor. She will be attending the program this summer and be honored at school for her work.
School out for the President's Week Holiday from February 20--24
Pinole Valley High School’s vision is to become recognized as a California distinguished school. We will become a vital part of our community—a school that serves our city by sharing our work and talents while utilizing the city and its resources to best serve our students.
MISSIONPinole Valley High School will provide for every student an academic challenge to prepare them for college and career and to develop, for students, the confidence to become lifelong learners