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It is about time! We are starting next week in style, and staying so all week long. We open with Melanin Monday and expect to see everyone in their brown best. Then Tuesday it is polo/profressional. Wednesday is the College/HCBU shout out. Thursday is the day to throwback anywhere from the century before and Friday we go with a whole school black out. Look for your peers and partners to make this a week to remember!
There has never been a senior class with the experiences of the Spartan class of 2023. The crew has surivived and thrived during the pandemic, brought home a first state championship in football, won honors and awards in art, music and more. We have so much to celebrate. This Friday is the deadline to vote for your own awards. You not only get to vote, seniors, you might even win. Don't miss your chance to award your betters. Scan the QR code or reach out to Leadership. We vote for 2023!
Spartan boys and girls both looking to lock up post season North Coast Section bids and with it second place or better in the Tri County Athletic League. The ladies are on the road at DeAnza and the boys celebrate Senior Night with a tip off against Vallejo High. Meanwhile the soccer boys are home against Campolindo, gearing up for their playoff run scheduled to begin next week. Tomorrow it is the Exit 22 Tournament and wrestling hosts 15 other squads in the event of the year. The following week Spring sports will begin. Something for everybody
Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm at the Pinole Senior Center there will be the first of two Climate Action and Adaptation Open Houses! Help us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to the effects of climate change.
For the first time in years, we will get to see Spartans live on stage sharing out their particular talent. Join us Thursday night in the big theater to watch us sing, dance and who knows what other surprises? $5 for general admission but just $3.00 for students with ID's. Talents galore. Don't miss a moment
Leadership is on the Job. It is a flannel and comfy sock kind of day. Thursday we are looking forward to seeing all of the varieties of holiday characters coming in costume. Then Friday it is Family Photo day, so gather up your Spartan sisters and brothers and pose for posterity. Leadership is ready to Rally on January 13th we are having our Winter Sports celebration in the gym. If you want to perform or play games with us email email@example.com Also a talent show! That’s going to be next month January 26th at 6:30 Auditions will be held in the choir room Jan 5 and 6 so practice your talent now and be ready to show us what you’ve got when we start next year.
The best is getting better. Pinole Valley dance is looking for some new talent to bring in the new year. Coach Libby is excited to boost the work being done after school Mondays and Wednesdays. She has some ambitions for what can be done with more dancers, and you can be part of the Spring Troupe. Be ready for rallies, community events and more. Dance Team has all the moves. Ms. Libby is going to be taking over the spirit squad in the Spring as well, so if you have a student who would like to cheer for basketball and at rallies and parades (yes, there will be a parade) have them come over to the Dance room today
Don't wait until next year to find the spirits. The Pinole Valley Leadership team is challenging you to let go of your inner grinch and make Holiday season the most fetive one of all. Our students and staff are encoruaged to dress in style all holiday seasons starting with Pajamas on Monday. Plan ahead so you always look in step. We will share the best pictures online all week, so your best chance is to be in spirit and in camera range when we come around next week.
It's going to be Friday night at the movies (in the gym) with the class of 2023, We are showing a classic and bringing in popcorn, blankets and hot chocolate. We know that the Cinema Pinole may not have all the charms of watching streaming, but it has the advantage of being there with all of your friends. Get your seat early, because we only have so many folding chairs. Next week, Spirit Week starts with Pajama day, so you have that to look forward to.
Artist of the Day: Kay Napoli Durantes has designed an Afro-Futurist mask to be constructed in clay, that celebrates concepts from African culture and symbols of future hope. The beautiful crown is also a halo and is orbited by the planets as if the spirit of the mask symbolizes the sun. The eyes of the mask are closed, symbolizing ‘the unknown’ and peace with it. Kay takes inspiration from Black Panther and has given the mask a feminine panther’s features. The Adinkra symbol on the panther’s cheeks is symbolic of “greatness and leadership” Come see this mask once it is complete in the Black History Month Annual Jubilee in February!
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