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  • Be the Last Voice we Hear

    The valedictorian speaks, the saluditoriun too. What about you? We are looking for seniors with something to say on June 10 when we take the stage at the Hercules High School football field. We figure that your story should be unique and you. Everybody's story is different and even if you have some universal truths, our guess is that you have other stories to tell that will strike a chord. Be at Mr. Bedwell's room Wednesday after school for auditions and then maybe if you are chosen, you will have time to practice for the Big Day. We encourage everyone who has ever thought of getting the last word to get this one done.

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  • Artist of the Day: Maricela Martinez

    Is it wrong to have favorites? We have been loving this piece from the minute we layed eyes on it, and now kind of don't want to do anything but stare and get lost in Maricela's piece. Maricela’s painting uses formal balance in this ranch scene. She uses space to emphasize the group of people in the scene. The texture in the flowers and sky frame the group as well, further emphasizing her subject. Maricela is an artist with a voice. She is proud of her Mexican heritage and continues to draw inspiration from her family and culture in this painting.

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  • Pride Week launches in a colorful Way

    Every day we are celebrating our pride. Monday we went to Ms. Wynne's room at lunch to create a great looking banner with all of our hands raised in colorful support. Students, teachers and staff all spent their lunch time creating something amazing. The best part is seeing it all put together. The fun has just begun. Tuesday is art day in Ms. Shokrai's room where we are going to go freestyle. Then on Wednesday it is time to plant (and create) a flag to fly your views. Thursday it is open mike and Friday it is Drag Race and show in the mall. Join us for all the festiviites. And if you feel a little shy, we also love an audience!

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  • Artists of the Day: The Potters!

    As the year winds down and so many students have demonstrated reaching a level of mastery, that it is very difficult to choose just one or two students to feature each week. This week I want to honor ALL of the students who have taken on the grueling and tedious task of learning how to throw on the wheel. While this is something that immediately looks like fun, these students know that it requires at least 3 times the amount of cleaning AND prep work than hand-building does. Things happen FAST on the wheel (these machines have a 2HP engine) which also means that it can be dangerous to oneself and others. The following students (not all pictured here) have earned the honor of calling themselves Potters, through both assessments and dedication: Jaeda Hayes, Piero Orellana, Sofia Torres Castro, Crystal Thach, Sadye Loza Cottle, Yvette Bennett, Ahmad Dharhan, Shawn Adan Fabia, Joshua Rudis, Emily Figueroa, Eden Labeniego and Kiera Marshall. It is my hope that all of these students continue to pursue their talents on the wheel. All of these students deserve extra recognition for stepping up to do more work than is normally required and learning through the consistently humbling failure that is the true teaching the wheel has to offer. May you fail again and again into your own perfection.

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  • Cornell is going to State!

    They call it the Meet of Champions for a reason. This Saturday, Pinole Valley senior Cornell Davis proved why he is never in danger of being late to class with his best performance ever in his biggest race of his life. Cornell turned in a sizzling 10.47 in the 100 meters which was the best of the North Coast Section best. A phenonomenal performance which gets the modest speedster a trip to Fresno this weekend and the opportunity to be the first Spartan in over a decade to qualify for the Track and Field state championship. We are so proud and so impressed. And we would tell him, if we could only catch him. Meanwhile, Spartan softball blasted through their quarterfinal matchup, shutting down Kennedy of Fremont 9-0 and advancing to rare air, the semifinals this Wednesday at Ellerhorst Field against San Rafael. We need everyone to be there to cheer the girls on. They can do the softball stuff, you do the fan thing.

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  • It's Pride Week

    A big week with something every day to celebrarte Pinole Valley and Pride. Monday is rainbow day, where we ask you to add your handprint to our banner in a colorful way. Tuesday we have an Arts and Craft Day in Ms, Shokrai's art room, then on Wednesday we will be honoring the flags of our LGBTQ community, then Thursday open mike and Friday the big event. Every day we feature videos on our morning announcements the videos are made by the kids for the edification and celebration of our whole community. We have seen them and we like them a lot. Enough to give up our own face time to show! All colors of the rainbow spell out PV this week upcoming. Every day members of our LGTQ and Pride clubs are going to be sharing stories of powerful people of all types who are Gay and Lesbian and other oriented. The best Starting with a rainbow celebratoin and culminating with a Drag race of our own, each and every moment will be one where we say with Pride, that Pinole Valley is not just a Safe Space but a Supportive and Celebratory one. Let your inner pride shine through and be a part of our big community..

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  • Fun in the Sun Saturday

    The spring showcase is staying home! Join us at the Pinole Valley outdoor stage tomorrow from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a showcase of what we do best--make people happy. There will be band and choir music as well as theater, poetry and solo acts. We will set up a BBQ and we will have some clubs with some swag to sell. And it is totally family friendly, so we want every member of your crew to come out and enjoy the show(s). Enter through the black gate and make yourself part of our show.

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  • Softball Plays for North Coast Run

    The last Spartan team standing hopes to have a two week run of it starting today at Ellerhorst Field as the Spartans host the Kennedy Titans of Fremont at a 5:00 p.m. North Coast Setion quartefinal game. Big blue would love your support and to have you cheer them on as they try to do something that hasn't been done in over a decade, which is to bring a NCS title back to Pinole. The girls are ready. We hope you are too

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  • Rubik's Cube Spins it at Lunch

    The Rubik's Cube Club will be holding an exhibition tournament during Lunch at the quad in celebration of AAPI month. If you wish to compete, please come to our table no later than 10 minutes after Lunch starts to receive information about regulations; all are welcome to compete against the school's best! There will be prizes for Top 3! The Cube club is just one of a handful of clubs with special meetings this Tuesday, you can also visit our African American Student Union to be with community during this moment of shock and fear. We welcome all to be in a safe space where you can be heard or you can speak out. We need each other now more than ever. After school, there is the return of Dungeon's and Dragons and also the Color Guard for tryouts. And probably more.

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  • Show Time for AAPI

    A rich display of talent and hard work goes on stage this Wednesday May 18 as Pinole Valley celebrates Asian Pacific Island month with a show featuring a whole lot of Pinole Valley High School. We will be showing video, displaying some of our art work, and having live music to honor and celebrate one of our many vibrant cultures. If you like dance, song and joy, Pinole Valley will be the place to be this week. Coming too will be our Day on the Green celebration at Fernandez Park Saturday May 21 where we will have more of our showmanship on display. All this and a rock performance at school, means that there is always something to see (and hear) at school and in the community this week

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Band Show Tonight. Choir Show Wednesday 7:00 in our theater

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