Spirited Days--There is a conventional wisdom that "nothing gets done" the week before the holiday. We would beg to differ. Firstly, there is the reality of the fact that we only have 40 weeks together; we are not in a place for ourselves or our students to just dismiss one or more of the weeks as a zero. The truth is sometimes some of our best work happens when facing a deadline. We expect work done and done to standard. We see labs planned, exams in the queue and projects and classwork on the lesson plans ahead for this week. There is no conflict between holiday season approaching and school. We work while dressed in costume and task students to take notes while munching on cookies and sparkling juice. The "distractions" can easily be ways to augment and promote habits that we hope last a lifetime. Just because your teacher is wearing antlers doesn't mean that she can't task you to solve for x. Just because the band is playing is no reason not to figure out whether the financial panics of the 19th century could have been avoided. We still hold PTSA meetings (see you Monday!) we play sports (and quite well thank you!) and we assess our students and assign work to complete before we leave for the holiday. So celebrate with us this week--come see a show and raise a cup of cheer, and bring your tablet. There's work and play ahead!
Chevron Richmond is recruiting up to 10 WCCUSD high school students for their annual Project Seed internship program. Students must apply by April 15. Click the headline for more information.
The Ed Fund will award eight $1,500 scholarships to deserving African American male high school seniors in WCCUSD. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years. Click the link to learn more and apply by March 3.
Our English learners made serious gains and to that we owe thanks to our EL teachers and Sheltered teachers and the families that support them. Congratulations
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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 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