• Spartan Speech starts its season Saturday

    A Pinole Valley tradition returns this week. We are competing Saturday in the first Golden Gate Speech Association individual events tournament of the year. Our squad is going heavy into Impromptu speech and taking on all comers from the greater Bay Area. In the individual events, students can do everything from a Dramatic interpretation to an Original Advocacy speech. Our squad practices Thursday after school and Fridays at lunch and is always looking for new members. You don't need any experience to join, just the willingness to stand and deliver. Go get em, Spartan speakers!

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  • Earth Team on the Job

    We have a full team of 14 interns. We're working with Mr. Michael Gerhardt at Ellerhorst Elementary and planning an afterschool litter cleanup on their campus next Wednesday with a couple of his 6th graders. The team also participated on Coastal Cleanup Day and helped cleanup litter along Pinole Creek, we'll be out there again tomorrow morning doing another litter cleanup. Next month, Saturday, November 20th the team will be hosting a planting event at our Native Plant Garden by the Pinole Valley Public Library. Earth team students do everything from replanting native vegetation to doing trash surveys to figuring out better ways for us to conserve and make our school and community better places to be. Earth Team meets every Thursday after school and is always looking to make things better.

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  • Decades of Style at Pinole Valley

    Whichever ten years you are working with, you are always in style. Yesterday's spirit day brought out the best in the years behind. Students either raided mom and dad's closet or everything old is new again. We appreciate the fact that so many students came out to honor the past with their modern twist. Today it is Pajama day and we are glad to see everyone woke up to be here at school to celebrate. And even though our parade and dance got postponed, what could be better than homecoming lasting another two weeks? Plenty to dress up for between now and then

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  • Pretty In Pink. Pajamas Friday

    Students are looking good for spirit days, and all of October is Pink Wednesday as we stand together against Cancer. Today is Decades day and we are seeing fifty years worth of fun and fashion. We are shifting our Friday focus due to Homecoming weather doubts to Pajama Day! That's a cozy look no matter the weather. We had students bringing their books, computers and material Tuesday, we had everyone dress as their favorite teachers and we are in Decade mode today. Thanks for all of the spirit and the style, Spartans

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  • October Recital Fills the House

    Patrick Deza was just one of the outstanding performers who played on Wednesday in our black box theater recital to kick off the year's worth of music for Pinole Valley. Playing an original work, called Hurricane, Patrik led a group of musicians onto the stage before a full audience. Nora Bish and Emily King played a lovely duet, Jacob Torres was great on solo guitar and the PV Jazz Band closed out the show with a Miles Davis number. Thanks to Mr. Lim, Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Olwell and to our whole team for the start of something wonderful

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  • Soccer Season on its Way

    . Boys soccer we have a brand new coach! He is going to be great, and he would love to meet you. Any boy interested in competing for the Spartans this Winter will want to get to this meeting. It is in the Big gym and will be right after the start of lunch. Tryouts for all Winter Sports will begin on Monday November 1, students are reminded that we are going to need sports physical clearance for all athletes before they take the field. Stay posted for details about when the sports doctor will be on campus

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  • Recital Hour

    A first ever, starting today and continuing for the months ahead, our music program is putting on a show! We are using our little theater today for a mini-concert of performers from a variety of PV music venues. Seating is limited but talent is limitless. We thank Mr. Ackerman and his band and Mr. Lim, his choir and his pianos, on today's schedule we have Performers: 1. Patrik Deza, piano, "Hurricane" 2. Emily King, piano, Nora Bish, voice, "When I Was Your Man," by Bruno Mars 3. Jacob Torres, electric guitar, "The Sails of Charon," by the Scorpions 4. Jazz Band, "Four," by Miles Davis.

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  • Quarter Ends Wednesday

    The first quarter is coming to an end. There is still time to get your work in, and earn your eligibility for Honor Roll and second quarter sports participation. There is also the need for teachers to mark report cards, which is why it is a minimum day. We start everyone at school at the regular time (A period starts a bit later at 7:43) but we have no late start and no collaboration. And we need everyone here until school lets out at 1:54 p.m. Back to regular next week, so thanks for your attention to our special Wednesday schedule.

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  • Artist of the Day: Trinity Kham

    Trinity’s craftsmanship is the focus . The armature for her 3 headed elephant is interesting to look at from all angles and is balanced and sturdy. She combines the Dia de Los Muertos tradition of alebrijes ( meant to represent soul guides) and her own background from Laos. The 3 headed elephant represents the 3 small kingdoms: Vientiane, Luangprabang, and Champasak. The mashup between our various cultures makes our Day of the Dead celebrations even more fun. You will have a chance to see it all on November 2 in the lobby of our theater as we put on a multi media extravaganza with music, art and elephants!

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  • Alicya Estrada takes 1st team and earns North Coast Bid

    It’s Alicya Estrada’s world, we are just living in it, the Spartan freshmen finished in second place in the TCAL golf tournament yesterday, first team all league and has earned a spot in the prestigious North Coast Championship for next week in Vallejo. A one girl team! We are Spartan proud! The boys tee off in the Spring and it has been over a decade since Pinole Valley has had a female golfer compete not to mention dominate, with the standout performance, Alicya has gone where few have before and earning a place in NCS represents a high water mark for all athletes. What a great story, and it isn't done being told

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Senior Night for Spartan football Saturday October 23 @ Hercules High 6:00 kickoff

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