Senior Defense-This week is when our students finish up their work in their academies. Senior Defense is a culminating activity that brings everything together for an audience of teachers, administrators and peers. The Health and Law Academies have used this task to prepare students for the next steps in their academic journey. Students stand and deliver a 5-10 minute dissertation that covers both a relevant real life event and reflect back on the years that they have spent in the academy applying their knowledge to the issue. Students cannot recieve the academy swag for graduation without completing this task, and while it brings stress, it also brings a feeling of accomplishment. We know that this ability to synthesize, by brining different disciplines together will be a helpful tool no matter the student's path. Only in school or Jeopardy! is knowledge segregated by topic. So much of life uses reading skills, analytics, a little bit of reasoning, math and maybe history or the scientific method. So what better way to wrap up high school than an assessment that puts it all together?!
Pinole Valley High School's Anna Chang and Korematsu Middle School's Nora Thompson and Eleanor Addison participated in the California Science and Engineering Fair on April 30 in Los Angeles, with Eleanor Addison and Nora Thompson earning 3rd- and 4th-place recognition in the Junior Division.
Teachers from Helms Middle School, Nystrom Elementary and Pinole Valley and Richmond high schools recognized for their work in the classroom.
Yassna Ahmadi was recognized for her activism and focus on social justice efforts that have improved the lives and safety of her fellow Spartans.
For the third consecutive year, four District high schools qualified for the NCS's postseason tournament with De Anza, El Cerrito, Kennedy, and Pinole Valley high schools all earning a berth.
Pinole Valley High School quarterback Demari Davis was named the Cal-Hi Sports Northern California Offensive Player of the Week.
Pinole Valley High School football is on a roll as the Spartans improved to 7-0 in TCAL play and had coach Luke Bodwin named the Oakland Raiders' Tom Flores Coach of the Week after beating Vallejo 52-20 on Sept. 14.
Michele Lamons-Raiford, who teaches sign language at Pinole Valley, recognized as a Top Ten 2018 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
The start of the 2018-19 school year is less than three weeks away. Here are some important dates to remember.
The National Honor Society works with Stewart Elementary all year. Today a culminating event is the annual Book Fair. Looking forward to reading some great new books this summer
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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.
Pinole Valley High School strives to prepare its graduates to succeed in both the academic and professional worlds. Our high-quality, challenging academic programs enable students to develop the cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral skills necessary to become both lifelong learners and engaged, responsible, respectful participants in our diverse local and global communities.