• Homecoming Campaign Begins Now!

    Monday is the first day in the creation of the 2019 Homecoming Court. All seniors (King, Queen), juniors (Prince, Princess), sophomores (Count, Countess) and freshmen (Duke, Duchess) can find out everything you need to know about the Homecoming election. Meeting today in the Leadership classroom C108, Then we have a week of filling out all the relevant paperwork to be able to stand for election. Our Homecoming Week is from October 21-25 and culminates in a big football game here vs. Richmond High School and then our first ever dance on the new campus as we will be there under the lights on Saturday October 26. Make sure that if you want to be part of the Court, that you get started today!

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  • Health Center offers all Kinds of Healthy Options

    In addition to the counselors and advisors who make the Health Center a haven for those in need, the second floor venue offers all sort of nutritious bonus options as well. Second chance breakfast is served twice a week, after school snacks are served to those who are working and studying after school. The Health Center hosts Boys clubs and Girls clubs and then, like last Friday, they throw a surprise for us. It was Salsa day. We didn't even know that it was happening until we got the word just before lunch time. No wonder why everybody is heading to the Health Center

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  • Spartans Stay Strong

    Pinole Valley couldn't hold an early lead but held their heads high after an emotional night at DeAnza High on Friday. The football team played hard all evening and then left the stadium amidst some unrest in the nearby community. Players and coaches stayed together until returning to Pinole Valley and are to be commended for their teamwork both on and off the field. We look forward to being back on the practice field starting Monday and back in action on the field this Friday upcoming at Jesse Bethel High School. We want to thank the Band, the parents and friends of the program for being at the game and keeping calm and focus in what was a fluid and unsettling situation. Not all victories show up on the scoreboard. We will stay Spartan strong

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  • International Baccalaureate Visit to Pinole Valley

    Monday September 30 through Tuesday October 1st, Pinole Valley High school has its authorization review. The folks from the IB program are spending two days and nights with us, looking at everything we have to offer, to see whether or not we will be certified to start offering IB courses in the Fall of 2020. We have meetings with school site administration, meetings with teaching staff and meetings with community members as well. We hope that you are as excited about this bold new venture as we are. IB for Pinole Valley is IB for all! IB will have a diploma program where students take courses and exams in six academic disciplines--English, History, Science, Math, Arts and World Language, or students can specialize in one or two courses of study. We are excited to be considered for this unique program and honor. if you have any questions about IB, check it out online, or better still, come talk with us!

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  • Engineering Spartans sweep honors at Social Engineering Camp

    Pinole Valley students took the top three places at the Chevron Social Innovation Camp held at the Richmond Auditorium on Wednesday September 25th. We presented many projects and took all three top places, earning cash and awards. The big winner was Angelina Vuong who took first place for her website creation. Thanks to Ms. Johnson for bringing the winning team there and home!

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  • Friday September 27 is a Minimum Day

    The Day after Back to School is also a Minimum Day. School lets out at 1:40 p.m. which is about right considering we had people here until 8:30 on Thursday night. We have a busy day of clubs and fun and now you have time to take a nap before heading to the DeAnza football game with us Friday night. We really enjoyed seeing you here, and hope that you don't wait until Open House to come visit us again. The school has regular day schedules all next week. The next time we have a minimum day is when we mark Quarter grades at the end of October. Life Touch , our photo people are going to take senior pictures on October 2 and 3.

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  • Junior Class meetings Wednesday

    The class of 2021 may think they've heard it all, but they will be better equipped to say that after Wednesday's class meetings in the little theater space. We have sample SBAC questions and a visit from the Health Center. It's a big year to be a junior and we hope to share everything the our newest upperclassmen need to know to thrive. We will be going over some counseling news as well. You'll have your US History class delayed for the day so we can share with you our best wisdom on dominating your junior year.

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  • Big Book Week

    It's Banned Book Week and every day the morning announcements feature a selection from a text that has been prohibited at some sites. The library also has a great selection of books that have been banned but available for our students (by banned topic, no less). Meanwhile the Pinole Valley book club is back in business! We are meeting Wednesdays in the library and choosing our new selection either tomorrow or next week. We invite all enthusiastic readers to find a like community and find a new book to like!

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  • Engineering Students to Chevron

    Our team of Engineers meets Wednesday to travel to the Richmond Convention Center. There we will be tackling a social issue with peers to develop a business solution, work on a team developing critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills. There are prizes and fun to be had if past years are any indication. Look forward to seeing how our crew does.

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  • A Scholarship to See the World

    The Rotary Club has an offer you can't miss. A chance to spend a year in a foreign country! Come to the main office before Friday and pick up an application. Students who qualify leave in August for one of fifteen countries around the world. Families who apply have the chance to win over $20,000 in scholarship assistance. We would love to have a Spartan family be one of those chosen. Remember, every day we read new scholarship information as part of our daily announcements. Listen carefully because one may be just right for you!

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  • Spartans come from behind to Win it!

    The band played loud, the cheerleaders danced beautifully and the Boys of Sparta came back from a 19-10 deficit to pull away from the Vallejo Red Hawks Friday night at Deuker Field. The Spartans balanced running and passing and added a shut down defense late to turn the tide and lead the team to a 1-0 start in TCAL play. Next week, the showdown comes early as Big Blue travels to DeAnza for the first of three consecutive road games before returning home for Homecoming on October 25 vs. the Richmond OIlers. Join us on the road for what promises to be more big noise!

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  • Honors Time

    Students of accomplishment deserve recognition. We are going to celebrate our best by inviting them to take part in one or more organizations that recognize and support outstanding academic effort. First there is the National Honor Society whose members work with our local feeder, Stewart school to provide tutoring and support. The deadline to join is Thursday, so you guys are smart enough to meet that deadline. Then there is CSF, the California Scholarship Foundation. Find out if you qualify and what it means to be a part of this highly regarded crew. Applications due on September 30, but you didn't get this far to do a deadline application, right? See you in Mr. Frattinit's this week for details

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  • Law Academy hosts the Most

    Everything from attorneys to police to advocates to government workers came to Pinole Valley's law academy this Friday to share their stories and provide their insights into careers in law. We love the interactive approach; students got to examine a simulated crime scene, others saw with the help of specialty goggles what it would be like to be a drunk driver. And here a guide from San Quentin prison spoke to students about life in incarceration. A great day put on by our great academy

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  • Interact and Pinole Valley students here to Clean the Coast!

    Our students are on the job Saturday September 21 for the Coastal clean up. The Interact Club will be there and members of our school's Earth Team as well. We want the coast to serve us all for generations. It's not asking too much for us to serve it this weekend. Our Ocean Conservation Club is having a fund raiser on Sunday at the school site, a bake sale designed to support the team that is coming up with ways to keep our seas shining bright. Have a cupcake and do good deeds at the same time.

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  • Spartans Tennis blasts Richmond

    The girls ripped Richmond 6-1 yesterday at the first home match of the season. Dalia Horta takes top honors with two comeback efforts and a 7-5, 7-6 victory. Tara Kelly, Yvette Bennett, Anita Douangphrachan, Aly Nguyen, Emily Sims, Andrea Perez, Elysiana Ayroso Lunamcgee and Shelby Burrow all added wins to the ledger. Today, water polo is at CCC taking on Concord and volleyball girls defend their perfect home record tonight as we host the Oilers in high flying action

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  • Spartans welcome Pinole Rotary to new campus

    As part of our school's vision statement to be a vital part of our community. Pinole Valley welcomes our local Rotarians to campus Thursday evening in our school library. We are thrilled to have our community get to know our campus and have the student body get to know our community better. Tomorrow Friday we host our Police and safety services as part of our annual Law Academy reverse job shadow day. Every day bringing our city and students closer together

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  • Semper Fi, Spartans

    The Marines landed yesterday on campus at lunch and brought with them a pull-up challenge. Dozens of students took part under the careful supervision of the armed forces representatives and PV staff. The Marines answered questions and provided information to all interested, and plan on returning to campus every two weeks to be there for our students. We welcome all branches of the service as well as peace organizations and look forward to hearing your voice as well over the weeks ahead

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  • Making Progress

    This week the first of eight report cards is being finalized. We are sending home the first progress report of the year. Every five weeks the school will communicate with our stakeholders about student progress. This is a snapshot of where the student is at this moment. The progress report can be regarded as a quick status update. The first marks that carry meaning are the quarter report cards coming out five weeks from now. Students will be able to earn or lose eligibility based on those grades, and then of course at the 20-week mark is the Semester grade which represents transcript entry. So consider this a start....

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  • Spartans celebrate City, Police Mural

    The portables are gone but the spirit of the murals lives on! We spent the summer getting the Pinole Police department spruced up with a mural that speaks to the work that we do together. Tuesday night starting at 5:30 the mural and the artists will be celebrated by the City of Pinole. Join us, and meet the artists behind the creation. We are bringing back murals with a Mural club led by teacher Ms. Shokrai later this Fall. We are looking forward to the future as we also celebrate the past

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  • Spartans honor a Pair of top Athletes

    Congratulations go out to water polo star Jeffery Faust whose ten goal performance led the Spartans to a 20-9 victory over El Cerrito last week to open the season 1-0. The Spartans have lots of polo action this week, as they take on Concord Thursday at Contra Costa and then travel to tournament play over the weekend. Meanwhile tennis Spartan, Yvette Bennett won twice in girls singles and will be there when we host Richmond on Wednesday in the courts across the street. We are awarding each a Spartan Athlete of the Week T-shirt and getting their name up in lights!

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