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  • Holiday Spirit--Flannels and Fun

    Leadership is on the Job. It is a flannel and comfy sock kind of day. Thursday we are looking forward to seeing all of the varieties of holiday characters coming in costume. Then Friday it is Family Photo day, so gather up your Spartan sisters and brothers and pose for posterity. Leadership is ready to Rally on January 13th we are having our Winter Sports celebration in the gym. If you want to perform or play games with us email elizabeth.wynne@wccusd.net Also a talent show! That’s going to be next month January 26th at 6:30 Auditions will be held in the choir room Jan 5 and 6 so practice your talent now and be ready to show us what you’ve got when we start next year.

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  • Dance Team Tryouts Thursday

    The best is getting better. Pinole Valley dance is looking for some new talent to bring in the new year. Coach Libby is excited to boost the work being done after school Mondays and Wednesdays. She has some ambitions for what can be done with more dancers, and you can be part of the Spring Troupe. Be ready for rallies, community events and more. Dance Team has all the moves. Ms. Libby is going to be taking over the spirit squad in the Spring as well, so if you have a student who would like to cheer for basketball and at rallies and parades (yes, there will be a parade) have them come over to the Dance room today

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  • Winter Spirit Week for the Win!

    Don't wait until next year to find the spirits. The Pinole Valley Leadership team is challenging you to let go of your inner grinch and make Holiday season the most fetive one of all. Our students and staff are encoruaged to dress in style all holiday seasons starting with Pajamas on Monday. Plan ahead so you always look in step. We will share the best pictures online all week, so your best chance is to be in spirit and in camera range when we come around next week.

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  • Seniors Bring in the Holidays Movie-Style

    It's going to be Friday night at the movies (in the gym) with the class of 2023, We are showing a classic and bringing in popcorn, blankets and hot chocolate. We know that the Cinema Pinole may not have all the charms of watching streaming, but it has the advantage of being there with all of your friends. Get your seat early, because we only have so many folding chairs. Next week, Spirit Week starts with Pajama day, so you have that to look forward to.

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  • Artist of the Day: Kay Napoli Durantes

    Artist of the Day: Kay Napoli Durantes has designed an Afro-Futurist mask to be constructed in clay, that celebrates concepts from African culture and symbols of future hope. The beautiful crown is also a halo and is orbited by the planets as if the spirit of the mask symbolizes the sun. The eyes of the mask are closed, symbolizing ‘the unknown’ and peace with it. Kay takes inspiration from Black Panther and has given the mask a feminine panther’s features. The Adinkra symbol on the panther’s cheeks is symbolic of “greatness and leadership” Come see this mask once it is complete in the Black History Month Annual Jubilee in February!

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  • Tennis Club becomes the newest Thursday to do!

    Lunch time has something for everyone. Thursday we had our Battlebots, we had our Rubik's Cube, and our musicians getting ready for their holiday show. And for the very first time, tennis for both boys and girls. We know that it is not the season, but we now have the league champs in tennis to go with a beautiful new court, so every Thursday at lunchtime (weather permitting) we will have the boys and girls interested come to the "bluetop" and get into the swing of things.

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  • Teacher of the Month, Coach of the Year

    Coach Troy McConico came back to his alma mater to give back. We think that is a debt paid in full! Mr. McConico was feted for his ability to relate his subject to student lives and to help students feel welcome and supported. He also got some love for teaching the football players to believe in themselves and after an 0-2 start, it's unlikely that anyone outside of the PV locker room forsaw the first ever State Championship. But that is what makes Mr. McConico special. He builds and creates believers! This month (and year) belong to you! So good to have you back!

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  • Artist of the Day: Elizabeth Duarte

    Elizabeth Duarte is always trying something just outside of her comfort zone. This is part of what makes her an inquirer - one of our IB learner Profiles. Lizzy does not decide that she can’t do something before she tries, nor even when she fails. She tries again and again and the learning she gains through the process is greater as a result of being willing to take risks and fail. Risk-taker - that is another IB Profile. When Lizzy embarked on making this top heavy sculpture, she knew that it would be a challenge to ask the clay to do something that it was not inclined to do. But she persisted and problem solved and this is the result. Come see Lizzy’s collection of work for her IB Exhibition in the Performing Arts Building on March 17th!

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  • Spartan Speakers take top honors at weekend tourmament

    That's Randy Snook '23 and Elizabeth Duarte '23 holding finalist trophies after their first performance as Spartan impromptu speakers at the weekend speech tournament at San Francisco Lowell High School. In the competition, the speakers have less than two minutes to craft a five minute speech on an abstract word, or a quote or any other number of options. The Spartan pair move onto the Varsity division for the next competition. We are proud of the forensics team and look forward to the next step on the journey.

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