• Fall Sports trying to work it out

    On a regular year, the Fall is filled with sports--football, water polo, girls tenns, girls volleyball and cross country. This year we are going to need to wait to play ball (or start running). The athletic director of Pinole Valley, Ms. V is creating a workout plan for students who want to stay in shape during the quarantine. Also, Spartan football coach, Bodwin is reaching out to any students fired up for football. Email him at Pvhsfootball2014@gmail.com. There is plenty of work to do while we await our return to school. We have been told that our Tri County Athletic League has postponed all Fall sports until December 14, and at that time will be eager to try to reschedule and salvage some of the fun and games of the Fall. Good things are worth waiting for. Here's hoping we can get some Spartan action, Go Big Blue!

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  • Clubs Make it Happen

    What is your pleasure? We have a club for you. Our teachers are ready to teach and ready to play. Depending on what you like to do, we have a club for that. Some of our classes extend beyond the school day to bring pleasure and community to students who want more time to create or compete after school hours. Click above and see the list from last year and rest assured that our teachers are excited to bring back coding, K-Pop and dozens of other extra curricular clubs and events. And if there is something that you can't imagine happening remotely, think again. Our teacher sponsors are working hard to make it happen. New clubs form as well, and if you see a name, you don't recognize, let us know, or better yet, tell us something you want to do, and we might be able to make that happen. There's no one best club, only the club (or clubs) that is right for you.

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  • Registration is Happening!

    Find out everything your student needs to be ready for the Fall. We will be bringing in the classes by grade level: Seniors on Tuesday August 4 in the morning, Juniors on Tuesday in the afternoon. Sophomores will be up on Wednesday August 5 and freshmen on Thursday August 6. Families will receive an email and dialer call home for specifics. The forms that we need are all going to be available via attachment and email and principal Kibby Kleiman will be live for any questions and advice you may need. We are going to go over logistics and opportunities so that your student can start the school year off right. We may not be able to answer all of your questions but we will provide you the best way to get those queries answered. Our counselors go back to work on August 10 and we are so excited to see what we can do better when school officially opens for business on Monday August 17. Enjoy the last weeks of summer! Click the HEADLINE above for your zoom code

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  • Band-o-rific!

    Now we will look as good as we sound! Strike up the 2020-21 season with sharp threads for the best band in the land. The Pinole Valley unit is going to march in style when we get back to real life school, and we are thrilled and thankful to everyone who helped us to reach our goal. While we await getting dressed up, the band intends to put out sound throughout the Fall with some slick online resources and the creative leadership of Ms. Aguirre and Mr. Lim. Music matters now more than ever, and we will put out our works and hits on this platform so that you can enjoy the creative process and sounds of the Spartans all year long.

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  • Spartan Senior wins Scholarship in Science!

    Joi Gonzales '21 (right) was one of two gold medalists at the African American Cultural, Technical and Science Olympics as sponsored by the NAACP, and the only winner from WCCUSD . Joi competed in competed in the “Earth and Space” category. Her research paper demonstrates in meticulous detail the disparity in the water quality used in 5 distinctly diverse communities in the Bay Area. Our Spartan star moves on to the nationwide competition later this month. We are proud of you! We encourage all of our students to take part in the competition this year and in other events as well. The District Science Fair has a new home at PVHS and we look forward to hosting it and other events when we return back to school in person this year.

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  • Fall Sports on the Move

    Who is game for Friday night lights when it gets to be lighter later? Or cross country in a winter wonderland? Or girls volleyball hanging out with the boys? The North Coast Section is figuring out how to host high school sports during a Pandemic and has decided to put the Fall Sports later in the school year, on the hopes that we will be able to get back on track, gym and field then. Girls volleyball and tennis, water polo, tennis and football will be on the move. Stay tuned for more announcements about how we work this out coming soon. For now, stay healthy and well, get some home workouts done and make sure you stay healthy and well to be ready for the re-start of sports!

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  • Congressman Thompson hosts Town Hall with House Leadership

    House representative Mike Thompson is hosting his own community event, Thursday July 23 at 7:00pm PT, I will hold a Virtual Town Hall with special guest Rep. Bobby Scott, Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, for a discussion about education and safely reopening schools during the Coronavirus pandemic. You will need to register for this event by emailing your name to Thompson.Townhall@mail.house.gov. Shortly before the event you will receive an email with instructions on how to join and the event will be simulcast on Thompson's Facebook page.

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  • AP results are in--We Rocked it!

    Great results all around for Pinole Valley students who took the Advanced Placement exam this Spring from a distance learning angle. AP US history (Frattini) over 50% of students with passing scores (of 3) or better, American Government (Wood) with the same. AP 2D Art (Shokrai) 5 of 6 with passing scores and half of her Drawing students too. English Lang (Barrett) got 50% passing too, it's best in years. AP Pysch (DeVance) was helping kids to study and didn't even teach the class formally, 4 of 8 passed, a school best in that subject with 4's and a 5! Two kids took Calculus BC (Hu) and one got a 4 and the other a 5, and that's the "hard" Calculus. AP Biology (Tabbutt) 67% and leading the way with 17 of his 17 students earning passing scores, our one and only, Armando Botello and Spanish. Bravissimo! Pinole Valley teachers reported that students who "stayed with it" after the quarantine got best results. We shift over to IB this year and anticipate more of the same great results.

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  • Spartan Star earns Prestigious Honor

    Kassandra Ruiz '20 is having her best year ever. After getting accepted to the University of California and winning numerous scholarships on the way, our recent grad just earned an important internship this summer at Bank of America. Kassy was selected over high caliber students around the Bay to work and study in the high stakes and high powered industry. Working with Junior Achievement, she is helping to create a program aimed at attracting funders and collaborators. Additionally, Ruiz will collaborate with other student leaders on “Young America Together at Home,” a virtual program that includes a dialogue on the role of citizenship and how cross-sector collaboration creates community impact.

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  • Ms Lamons is a Teacher Plus!

    Pinole Valley's own Michele Lamons has been selected to be part of a prestigious group that will do the hard work of building the teaching profession from the ground up. Our ASL star is part of a fellowship whose mission states: The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Your application was judged to be of the highest standard from among our qualified candidates. We look forward to your contributions to the cohort and to the impact you will have on the future of the teaching profession in California. This marks another honor in the teaching life of one of Pinole Valley's legends. We are Spartan proud of you!

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  • Solar Summer

    What could be better than a shaded parking lot? A shaded parking lot that also produces energy for the school. This summer a lot of things are on hold, but not the construction of the solar panels that are being installed this month. The primary parking lot is still under construction for a bit, but we are excited to see that we will be putting the warm months of August and September to good use both inside and outside. Photo credit to Earl Combs, Pinole Valley neighbor (and grand marshal of the 2019 Homecoming Parade!

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