• Spartans celebrate City, Police Mural

    The portables are gone but the spirit of the murals lives on! We spent the summer getting the Pinole Police department spruced up with a mural that speaks to the work that we do together. Tuesday night starting at 5:30 the mural and the artists will be celebrated by the City of Pinole. Join us, and meet the artists behind the creation.

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  • Club Monday welcomes two new to our Roster

    We have the first meeting of the Muslim Student Association today at lunch upstairs in Building B, above the library. Then the Color Guard is getting traction and meeting with Ms. Tremor in room D 104. This in addition to our usual Monday line up of Spartan Ink at lunch, the Astrology club has its first ever gathering with Ms. Lee in D 106 and then Domino Club at lunch and Dungeons and Dragons today after school. Start something new or learn something from those already involved. Best of all, it is social, it provides a nice resume builder, and it often applies to your school work in magical ways as well. Join up!

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  • Spartans honor a Pair of top Athletes

    Congratulations go out to water polo star Jeffery Faust whose ten goal performance led the Spartans to a 20-9 victory over El Cerrito last week to open the season 1-0. The Spartans have lots of polo action this week, as they take on Concord Thursday at Contra Costa and then travel to tournament play over the weekend. Meanwhile tennis Spartan, Yvette Bennett won twice in girls singles and will be there when we host Richmond on Wednesday in the courts across the street. We are awarding each a Spartan Athlete of the Week T-shirt and getting their name up in lights!

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  • Debate Team Opens Season in Style

    The season is just getting started and we have winners. Justin DeLeon and Ansel McNamara Macy won top honors as did Thais Macias and partner Joi Gonzalez. Come join us Thursday after school or Friday at lunch as we hone the debate practice and introduce Individual Events categories to bring more honors and more skillful speakers to Spartan land. Reminder, Pinole Valley is hosting its first tournament in over six years here in December. You won't want to miss out!

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  • Spartan Weekend of Wow

    Saturday our debate team kicks off the Forensics season with tournament action in Benicia. We are traveling ten of our top orators and we anticipate even a higher profile later as we host our very first tournament in five years this semester. Meanwhile, it is the Band on parade, this Sunday at the El Sobrante Stroll. Check out the squad on San Pablo Dam Road starting at 10:00 a.m. The last four years have earned us top honors. We look forward to seeing you somewhere this weekend!

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  • Spartan athletes have dominant days

    Water Polo turns back El Cerrito 20-9 to start the season off 1-0. Jeffrey Faust had 10 goals, Caden Armstrong had 5, Zedrik Valdez and Justin DeLeon with 2, Henry Clarke, Gibson Meeker had 1, Goalkeeper Michael Wilson 8 blocks, 2 steals in the victory. Girls tennis star Yvette Bennett took out Jesse Bethel's number four singles with a 6-1 win. Today--football tries to make it two straight as we travel to Alhambra High School to take on the Bulldogs. JV kicks off at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00. See you at the game(s)

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  • California Scholarship Foundation needs the Best

    Juniors and Seniors interested in being part of an elite academic organization want to go to room D 206 and ask for Mr. Frattini. You must have a great academic record, with no D's or F's and you may qualify. CSF is a great resume filler and you have until September 30 to get it done. We have a whole application, so get started now. Sophomore students must wait until Spring semester. But it is worth the wait. Also we will have meetings with our National Honor Society starting soon, so make sure that you listen to the announcements for that as well.

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  • Pinole Police Department wants YOU

    Trust us, it's a good thing. The Law Enforcement Academy gets started on Saturday September 21 and runs through the end of October. Students who sign up now can get a free 5 session class that covers everything from CSI and Evidence to K9 Policing, Physical Agility training and more. We have had many happy graduates and urge you to get your application in now.

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  • Engineers Design Housing Models

    Ms. Johnson's Engineers are doing some very fundamental work before getting on to higher technology. Asked to replicate over two thousand years worth of domiciles, students worked with very simple tools to craft doors, roofs and multi-story dwellings. They then presented to a team of visitors about the challenges of the homes and the building process. We are excited about their opportunities to be part of Chevron's Social Innovation Camp happening later this month. Get your applications in the Engineering lab and get ready to build towards the future, Spartans

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  • Social Innovation Camp Open Now!

    Junior Achievement is putting on a great event. And Spartan students get to be a part of it. Called the Social Innovation Camp. It only happens once a year, and that is September 25 at the Richmond Convention Center. Students get to tackle a social issue using entrepreneurial skills, interact with their peers while being treated like a professional. Breakfast, lunch, etc. Students can win prizes and cash and become eligible for college scholarships too. Find Ms. Johnson in D 110. Get details and sign up today!

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Tutoring Monday--Thursday now in the Library after school.!

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     Inside Pinole Valley-September 16-20, 2019

    Monday, September 16

    • How’s your progress?  First report cards marked today
    • New Astrology Club meeting today at lunch with Ms. Lee in D 304
    • First full week of library services—and tutoring will begin there after school
    • Welcome Mr. Wolverton to our school and C 201
    • Club Monday—Spartan Ink with Mr. Bedwell, Dungeons and Dragons (also Tuesday and Thursday), Interact with Ms. Blades and Mr. Porto, K-Pop, Muslim Student Association with Mr. Nalic, Dominos with Ms. Johnson
    • Scholarships every day—Burger King offering grants from $1,000 to $50,000 for students to offset college

    Tuesday, September 17

    • Pinole Police murals and muralists honored today at City Council
    • Girls Volleyball home vs. John Swett
    • Tutoring after school in the library and after school snacks for tutees
    • Second chance breakfast periods 1,2,3
    • Look for Cosmetology Club beginning today with Ms. Tremor in D 104
    • Dance class after school, and Detention
    • Scholarship of the Day—Elks Club, Most Valuable Student—come to main office for details

    Wednesday September 18

    • Collaboration Day for Teachers—subject matters, then IB
    • All Day class meetings for Sophomores in the Gym
    • Fresh fruit daily, thanks Health Center
    • Girls tennis today home vs. Richmond
    • Go to the cashier as needed only before school and at lunch time.  Spartan swag there too!
    • National Honor Society applications due soon.  Go to building 4 to apply.
    • Dell Scholarship up to $20,000 plus technology!

    Thursday, September 19

    • Work Experience open today with Ms. Saechao—Raley’s and Taco Bell new on our list.
    • Water Polo hosts Concord at CCC Pool, Girls Volleyball home vs. Richmond High
    • Last day to sign up for AP testing if you are not in AP Class ends today
    • YWCA Financial Empowerment Summit for Girls first meeting in October, first sign ups now

    Friday, September 20

    • Football Friday, Spartans home vs. Vallejo—first League game  4:30 JV and 7:00 Varsity
    • Blue and Gold Friday
    • Color Guard meets today at lunch with Ms. Tremor in D 104
    • Anime Club with Mr. Rossi in C138, Art Club with Ms. Shokrai at lunch in D104, Speech at lunch with Ms. Lamons, WE Science with Ms. Johnson
    • Coca Cola Scholarship open through Halloween, must be on track to graduate!
    • Water Polo at the Dixon tournament over the weekend.  And with multiple meets next week
    • Not too late to join the PTSA.  If you are a parent, teacher or student.
    • Pinole Valley ceramics is getting ready for the Farmers Market check out what our guild is making
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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.

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