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Every Friday, we welcome all of our readers to the Library where they join togehter in Book Club. Today we begin our first title of 2022-23, the book is Legendborn and Here’s what it is about: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. We have copies for all interested, join us and get reading!
Girls Volleyball has a title run to make and when you put that together with Senior Night, you have the makings of a game no one is going to want to miss. Join us Monday night in the big gym as the girls put their 8-1 record on the line against Salesan while celebrating varsity athletes in their last year on the court. A big deal for sure! Water Polo won a pair yesterday at Rodriguez High School which is awesome and cross country finished third in their first league event, with a number of harriers getting Personal Bests. A football Bye Friday does not slow down the roll of Spartan sports. Oh, and girls soccer has an inforamtional meeting today Friday in the gym at lunch
Our fine new photography teacher keeps finding ways to highlight images we might have missed, here is Ayla Serrano looking down on our marble stairs with a great image of something we may have seen from this angle or missed out on, but now we can't unsee. This is one in a series of shots, her class is taking of our unique goegraphy and the looks that go along with it. Not sure we would have laid flat on the stair
Congressman Mike Thompson and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry would like to invite you to participate in their Student Leadership Council. The program is open to high school students in California’s 5th Congressional District and California’s 4th Assembly District. The council meets virtually every other Wednesday, from 4pm - 6pm beginning in October and ending in March. Each session features activities and guest speakers on topics such as federal, state, and local government, the role of nonprofits, how to be a leader, local issues impacting our communities, and much more. Regular attendance and active participation are expected of all participants. Students will get to meet and ask questions of elected officials, civil servants, community leaders, activists, and many others who help guide and govern our nation. It is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in a career in government, public affairs, or who just have an interest in politics. Applications are due by 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 12
This Friday, we launch the annual boat cruise, this year with Juniors able to attend as well as the class of '23. Get your tickets before Friday and make sure that you get all of your permission forms are signed and authorized. The boat leaves Alameda at 7:00 p.m. and returns back to the harbor at 11:00 p.m. We have a semi-formal classy dress code for what promises to be a magical night on the Bay
A big day tomorrow for Spartan sports. The boys soccer team doesn't start tryouts until October but the first day to meet the coach and her what to do to get ready is Wednesday at lunch in the gym. We have a new coach for the Lady Spartans and we have a team meeting to discuss the new year on Friday in the gym. Meanwhile Pinole valley golf is back in the swing of things. Any boys or girls wanting to play the Spring's best outdoor sport come to room D 303 after school tomorrow to meet coach O'Shea. Never too early to make your sport plans for the future.
Serenity's portfolio design depicts a broken heart being put back together by two butterflies. The text reveals the artist's inner dialogue; affirmations she will read every time she opens her portfolio to store her artwork. "You are not too broken to be healed." The path to healing is not linear and emotions ebb and flow. The artist's message is a hopeful one , having the wisdom to know she has everything she needs within her. The organic shapes of the vine, butterflies, and flowers contrast well with the geometric shapes of the lettering. Notice the smooth blending in the transitions between colors. Good art makes you feel and relate with what is being communicated.
As part of our vision to make the connections between school and community come to life, Pinole Valley was honored to welcome Thomas Shastid, a civil engineer to the campus to speak to our sophomores and juniors enrolled in our Principals of Engineering course. The students have been doing entry level work as teammates toward projects, which meant that their questions toward the pro, were better informed and more applicable than they would have been even weeks before. We encourage our students to get out into the world and invite the world to come to our campus to see what it is we are doing to prepare our students. When the "real world" makes a visit, we make our school a more relevant and "real" place for them too.
Pinole Valley is getting ready for the Tri County Athletic League portion of the schedule by starting to fire on all cylinders. The Varsity completed a sweep of rival Alhambra High School Friday night by taking the lead late and holding on to turn back the Bulldogs by a score of 35-19. James Gordon was player of the game, putting up big numbers on both offense and defense. Big Blue enjoyed a happy home evening with band, choir, dance and color guard making the new field a happy place for the sellout crowd. The next week is a bye for the Spartans, by the time we are back on the field, it will be a Saturday tilt October 8 against Salesian. PV returns home for two in a row hosting El Cerrito on homecoming and then DeAnza the week after for senior night. Time to get ready for games that count toward a playoff run for Pinole Valley
The Pinole Valley rock experience hit the quad Friday at lunch time playing a great set that had people grooving to the sounds and sights of Adam Liddicoat and Kazuma Minton. This marks the third time, the duo has played on stage and we enjoyed the mix of original songs and some covers. The energy at lunch is a happy one with kids going to their clubs, enjoying movies in the library or hanging out enjoying the sounds of A Little Live once again.
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