• 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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  • Debate Team Opens Season in Style

    The season is just getting started and we have winners. Justin DeLeon and Ansel McNamara Macy won top honors as did Thais Macias and partner Joi Gonzalez. Come join us Thursday after school or Friday at lunch as we hone the debate practice and introduce Individual Events categories to bring more honors and more skillful speakers to Spartan land. Reminder, Pinole Valley is hosting its first tournament in over six years here in December. You won't want to miss out!

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  • Spartan Weekend of Wow

    Saturday our debate team kicks off the Forensics season with tournament action in Benicia. We are traveling ten of our top orators and we anticipate even a higher profile later as we host our very first tournament in five years this semester. Meanwhile, it is the Band on parade, this Sunday at the El Sobrante Stroll. Check out the squad on San Pablo Dam Road starting at 10:00 a.m. The last four years have earned us top honors. We look forward to seeing you somewhere this weekend!

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  • Spartan athletes have dominant days

    Water Polo turns back El Cerrito 20-9 to start the season off 1-0. Jeffrey Faust had 10 goals, Caden Armstrong had 5, Zedrik Valdez and Justin DeLeon with 2, Henry Clarke, Gibson Meeker had 1, Goalkeeper Michael Wilson 8 blocks, 2 steals in the victory. Girls tennis star Yvette Bennett took out Jesse Bethel's number four singles with a 6-1 win. Today--football tries to make it two straight as we travel to Alhambra High School to take on the Bulldogs. JV kicks off at 4:30 and Varsity at 7:00. See you at the game(s)

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  • Work For Spartans

    Ms. Saechao is here five days a week, working in the main office as our Work Experience clerk, she has great information for students who work while they attend high school. This week she reminds us, "the skills you learn while working may not be that interesting to you, and they may not be close to the skills you are getting for your future career, but it never hurts to gain new knowledge". Also Ms. Saechao has jobs! If you are a student looking for part time employment, she has eleven job openings right now. Get to it!

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  • Can Stop This!

    Our Engineering upperclassmen saw a need and built a solution. The door stop you see above was designed, manufactured and printed out (!) in our Engineering lab. Students have gone door to door (yes) and found needs and taken orders for two unique designs. We are Spartan proud of the initiative and energy going into making a better Pinole Valley every day.

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  • Advance Placement

    Students who want to take Advanced Placement exams but are not enrolled in AP courses have an option. We are taking sign ups for the next month, along with a deposit that commits you to the year-end test. Pick up forms in the main office, get registered and start studying! The AP exam earns college credit, so you better prepare like a graduate

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  • Club Thursday

    Everything from Forensics to Ping Pong Thursday at Pinole Valley. We ahve the Political Revolution with Ms. Brady, we have the Developer's Computer Club with Mr. Frew, Cosmetology with Ms. Tremor and the Car Club with Mr. DeVance in D103. That in addition to Dance class and the Robotics club. Something for everyone, daily

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  • Volleyball Girls Roll Eagles

    It is three straight in league and two in a row at home. The Spartans blitzed the Kennedy Eagles 3-0 yesterday at our gym to take command in league. We are looking forward to a road biggie Thursday at Jesse Bethel High. This was the team we battled to the end last season, so it would be great to get a crowd there to cheer our squad on. Go Volleyball!

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  • Senior Class Meeting

    All the information that a senior will need will be revealed tomorrow at the class meetings. We are calling students in by period and sharing our knowledge in the small gym. Even if we can't answer every question in a 45 minute period, we can direct you to where those questions can be answered. Counselors will be there too to lead the way

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  • Mikayla Rudis is our First!

    The senior Spartan volleyball player led the girls to a fast start and a smashing home gym opening victory. With the honor, Mikayla gets a Spartan Athlete of the Week T-shirt and her name up in lights. Way to go! Tuesday night, the Spartans are back home vs. the Kennedy Eagles here at the Spartan gym. 5:30 JV and 7:00 Varsity. Come see the high flying action!

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  • Early Academic Outlook is here at PVHS

    Ms. Stephanie Zambrano is on the job! Coming to Pinole Valley from UC Berkeley, we welcome Stephanie to her term of office, a two-year stint that allows her to best match up our students and their post-secondary dreams. Stephanie will be on site daily and is ready to help you and our counselors get you where you deserve!

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