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The winter sports season is in full effect. Boys basketball just started its season this week, while the girls are back in action during break. Boys soccer is going to Kennedy High today to bring down the Eagles while the girls team has launched its title defense. Meanwhile, badminton, a spring sport is hosting its informational meeting on Friday after school in the aerobics room in the gym. We are looking for boys, girls, returning members and rookies too. The best thing is that if you come tomorrow, you might even be able to play a set or two with your classmates
All types of ways to show your year-end style. Pinole Valley leadership is going to make every day one to demonstrate your flash. Monday the classic battle between a puffy coat and a flannel shirt takes central stage. Don't let the weather influence you! Tuesday we are finding rhyming style--even if the look is confusing, the scheme is not. Then honor culture on Wednesday and then Holidays on Thursday, Friday is a minimum day meaning you can just et out of bed and wear your pajamas and bring your stuffie and then get back to sleep. Wear it well, Spartans. We will feature some of the best right here on the website this week upcoming
Ms. Villars is having her kids do reflective photos, actual real reflections around campus. Mohamad Rawaos is a senior who has been taking pictures with us for years, and he is the featured artist today, because, wow--he is selected for his photograph captured in the quad, with a focus on exploring reflections. His distinctive editing style, which he has crafted into a preset in Adobe Lightroom, brings forth an elegant and fresh color combination that adds a unique dimension to his work. It took us a while to figure out where he was. Can you identify his origin place?
Get another two hours sleep, workout twice a week, or develop a new study method? All of these would be great ideas to start the 2024 year in best style. We are inviting you to come to D211 Wednesday or Thursday at lunch time to write your resolution and stick them on the wall.
The Spartans are ready for league action and we are ready for home and away action. Tuesday, the boys are hosting Salesian with a game so big that 49er Cal High Bay Area Sports is going to be there videotaping highlights to show for their Friday program. At the same time (though off camera) the girls are putting their unbeaten season on the line as they travel to rival Albany. Then we switch locations later in the week, girls home Thursday vs. St Mary's and boys on the road Friday at Kennedy. Basketball boys tip off at the Cardinal Newman invitational Thursday, so don't miss a shot
Beginning this week, we have the opportunity for you to get the help you need. METAS being run from the folk at Contra Costa College are offering a mentor who can work with you one on one and get you the help you are looking for to finish up high school strong and transition to college life. The program has been unwavering in its commitment to fostering deeper connections to education, culture, and equitable opportunities by providing essential tutoring, mentoring, courses and activities to actively engage with students and their families.
Imagine being given a topic (not of your choosing) and told that you have two minutes to deliver a five minute speech. The students who you see here not only experienced it, they dominated it, that is Aiden Schulke, Anita Chinwuba and Daya Santiago who were finalst, runner up and champion respectively. Coach Lamons is mighty proud of the squad who are moving up to Varsity level after their dominating performance this past weekend. If you want to see some kids who are fast on their feet, better look quickly, because the Spartans are loaded in Impromptu competiton.
The 2023 chess championship is down to the last two! Dylan Kai Mendoza and Adrain Limon are battling out in the quad. It has been a week of great games, more than fifty total briniging us to this place, where the best of the best battle it out for Chess Supremacy. Best two out of three wins. And will be crownded King (or Queen)
You know if it is a party to count the high school in! This upcoming week, the city celebrates the start of the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Pinole. Our choir will be there. Our band will be there. Our Leadership class will be there too. And everyone in the community is invited. We can't wait to deck our halls and spread our joy. Look for our annual holiday card and calendar all featuring work from our talented artists and students. Ready to light it up, this December!
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump start her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story.
PVHS Student Resources
Pinole Valley High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School. We have graduated two cohorts of Diploma Program kids and we are excited about the '23-'24 candidates as well. We are in candidacy for becoming a Middle Years Program this year too. Find out more about us and our program by clicking the link above
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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.
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