Finals Countdown --We are finishing up big time this week. Final Exams end more than just a semester, but a quarter as well. As such, we want to make sure that we give students the best chance to succeed by providing them a special schedule on both days. Students who have A period will meet both days and have 55 minutes to complete their work by the second day. The other classes will meet for 100 minutes and only three a day. We try to keep students internal clocks consistent too, by doing the exams in the morning for their morning classes and afternoon for their afternoon classes. We are aware that the time differences themselves can impact students, that they aren't accustomed to a block like schedule or needing to do the long term focus of working through a double period, this is why once a semester, we set up the schedule to simulate the expereince. The best way to get ready? To prepare by studying hard and review! Students who have their minds on their tasks find that they forget to be nervous or anxious. They are students who look up after completing their test and find that they've used all of their time effectively. We know you can do this. You've been working all semester for this moment--now it's time to demonstrate it
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.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District and The Young Scholars Program presents Help a Brother Go to College Day Sunday, October 14 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at El Cerrito High School for young men of color and their parents. Learn More and Register.
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.
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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.
Pinole Valley High School will provide for every student an academic challenge to prepare them for college and career and to develop, for students, the confidence to become lifelong learners