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The month of November has been a busy one for students and staff as we are approaching the deadline for getting your pitch in to California State Unviersities. Our closet college, Contra Costa, is also hoping to get studentts to apply. A workshop for students interested will be happening on Thursday in our library for students with invitation from their counselors. We look forward to many new Comets on the horizon
The Fall tournament of Chess has begun, and will continue throughout the week, as we put our best players to the test. The five day event will culminate with a new King being crowned after a round robin event. We thank our chess club sponors for hosting the event and after Day one to keep you up to date we had double wins for Adrian Lo, Dylan Kai Mendoza, Pascal Grisso, and Ken Jiang, we will have the quarterfinals Tuesday and then the Finals will be held with a simulataneous match held on the quad, so everyone can see the big finish
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.
The Pinole Valley Earth Team is making a difference, and this Saturday you can join in and make the earth even happier. The community clean up event happens this Saturday at Fernandez Park. The club meets Thursday and is picking up and making the city and its countryside look its very best. All of the students who are in the club made a commitment to do the dirty work to get the environment clean. We are grateful to be partners with this crew and proud of our students. Now, if you have time between 10 and 12, you can show your appreciation by lending a hand. Thanks Team
The wait is over and the fast flying feet of soccer season has begun. The ladies and coach Jonathan started the season a perfect 1-0 after a strong 4-0 win over San Lorenzo, goals scored by Lexi Ramirez, Giselle Rico and Jazzy Alvarado and strong starts by newcomers to the team, Tatiana Castro, Syanne Benedito, and Giselle Morales. Today the boys will try to match the results when they travel to Hercules High School to take on the Titans in a first game as well. Both teams look to continue their success at league level and beyond. Wrestling starts Thursday and then basketball launches the week we start Thanksgiving. Play is serious work at Pinole Valley
The only thing more exciting than watching a last second goal being scored is hearing the sounds of the game from a home crowd announcer! That could be you! We are looking for students who are interested in becoming the voice of the Spartans this season for soccer and basketball. We are going to do introductions and auditions starting Tuesday after school in our library. We need someone who knows and loves the games and has the consistency and reliability of bringing us game action on the regular. We have a busy few months ahead, so it is a great time to bring your passion to the court and the field. And when the crowd roars, you know you played your part!
Every Monday at lunch, the Chess club meets and battles on the board. This month, they take the game global. We are signing up all interested students and teachers to see who is the tournament champion! We are hosting an informational meeting on Monday at lunch for all who are inteested so you can have your pieces in place and make your way through the brackets. And if you play it well, we will be simultaneously play the title game in the classroom and on our giant board outdoors. Check yourself. You will want to be part of this.
There are so many ways we can pay it back and tomorrow we launch the spirit of giving by hosting a Blood Drive. The Health Academy is working overtime to both set up the stations in the small gym but are also acting as donors. We are also excited about our academy being able to coordinate this operation. It is only a matter of time before some of the same kids will be doing this life saving work themselves. We are thankful
The first annual Pinole Valley choir show is going to be something you'll want to tell people you were there. So be here Thursday night in our big theater. There will be music makers from multiple West Contra Costa schools and guests from around the Bay Area. Mr. Lim notes that this show is about the positive spirit of singing and performing with joy. You.will be able to say that you were here first!
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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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