Engineering Success--The three academies on campus all have their own identities. Each has a cadre of teachers and students who define their Pinole Valley experience with their crew. This is a big week for all the Academies, the Law Academy is going to do a day of planning. They just got back from San Quentin and learned a lot. The Health academy is going to a ropes course at Mt. Herman after returning from Touro University. This is a big week for Engineering. On Monday and Tuesday the Robotics crew is building their creature after school. This as part of the yearly competition at UC Berkeley, where the Spartan squad must have their creation complete a set series of tasks. Then on Wednesday, the Engineers have their outreach day at Collins Elementary. Showing some of what we do, this event helps us to demonstrate and recruit for the future. Thursday is the day of Engineering for our sophomores. Currently in the Principles of Engineering class, they will have a full day of exposure to some of the careers and pathways for Engineers. And Friday? Teachers will be doing outeach as they attend a conference to promote a summer Engineering camp for our students. All in all, a week of bridge building, weight balancing and design. Couldn't engineer it much better.
The Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is offering scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors in WCCUSD. The deadline to apply is April 15.
High school seniors must apply by March 23.
Teachers from Helms Middle School, Nystrom Elementary and Pinole Valley and Richmond high schools recognized for their work in the classroom.
Yassna Ahmadi was recognized for her activism and focus on social justice efforts that have improved the lives and safety of her fellow Spartans.
For the third consecutive year, four District high schools qualified for the NCS's postseason tournament with De Anza, El Cerrito, Kennedy, and Pinole Valley high schools all earning a berth.
Pinole Valley High School quarterback Demari Davis was named the Cal-Hi Sports Northern California Offensive Player of the Week.
Pinole Valley High School football is on a roll as the Spartans improved to 7-0 in TCAL play and had coach Luke Bodwin named the Oakland Raiders' Tom Flores Coach of the Week after beating Vallejo 52-20 on Sept. 14.
Michele Lamons-Raiford, who teaches sign language at Pinole Valley, recognized as a Top Ten 2018 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
The start of the 2018-19 school year is less than three weeks away. Here are some important dates to remember.
Monday, March 18
Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
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 strives to prepare its graduates to succeed in both the academic and professional worlds. Our high-quality, challenging academic programs enable students to develop the cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral skills necessary to become both lifelong learners and engaged, responsible, respectful participants in our diverse local and global communities.