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  • Opportunities Knock for PV Students

    Everything from an online job fair with the regional parks, to internships as Police Explorers with San Pablo to a Hercules city job fair are on the table right now. We have a workshop for girls who code, and we have multiple in person programs for students in the medical field, including a day at UCSF and this event above, where girls can get a suturing kit as well as professional development work in actually being able to use this tool. We have a hack-a-thon for all too. Choose your adventure as many of these events happen off campus but can enrich your daily school life as well. And if you do go, let us know, nothing like word of mouth to pass on some of the best connections that there are to make.

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  • Robots and More

    Choose your event this weekend if you are a Spartan student. We have our robotics crew going to UC Berkeley to take part in the area competition. We have a meeting Thursday for all interested. Meanwhile the Color Guard puts its title on the line Saturday going into the Armijo event happening for regional particpants. Then it is the State Qualifer for speech, as the Forensics team sends its best into the round of California's top performers this Sunday. All that and more to start off March in style.

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  • Spring Sports Swing into Success

    For the first time in years, the Pinole Valley golf team is starting the season 2-0. The squad, a mix of boys and girls went big and beat Salesain 232-244 to clinch a winning week. The team is a mix of young and old, boys and girls, the one thing they have in common is a will to win. Also victorious was Spartan swim, as the girls team knocked out Albany last night and the boys came within six points of a victory themselves. The baseball and volleyball games postponed by last night's late cancellations will be back in action soon. Good start for Spring as the week began with wins in baseball and badminton too

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  • One Nice Step

    There are so many ways to say thank you, but one of the best is the simplest, a note of apprecation. We are thrilled that the Bring change 2 Mind club is hosting such an opportunity Wednesday right here in the Quad at lunch time. The crew is setting up a table with stationary and supplies giving you the opportunity to craft a message to a teacher or staff member who you want to appreciate. Start with something small but meaningful and you will be entered into a raffle that can win you and your recipeient a nice prize and a way to pay it forward. Thanks Health center for this lovely idea!

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  • Game On! Baseball, Badminton Do Tuesday work

    A full day of athletic action kicks off right after school with a baseball doubleheader. The boys varsity goes to Las Lomas and the JV is home to play the Knights. We look forward to seeing you there or at the opening Badminton game of the season, a full squad event at Jesse Bethel in Vallejo. Tomorrow it is the start of swim season and golf tries building off of its first week victory. Go big Blue wherever you are!

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  • Pinole Valley Color Guard takes top spot!

    The newest champion on campus is the flashiest team at school. Pinole Valley color guard walked, danced and spun its way to a first place finish at the Winter Guard competition held in San Mateo on Saturday, the squad led by the Sisneros sisters has been working hard all year and it paid off in glory with a terrific performance that led to cheers and a first place trophy. You can join the squad this Spring to be ready for the Fall season. We are Spartan proud of you, color guard and look forward to a flashy finish to 2023-24

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  • Artist of the Day: Hanadi Naji

    Hanadi used color pencils to recreate the Fauvist primary work from the canon: Andre Derain, L’Estaque, 1905. The purpose of this exercise is to carefully observe the both bold and subtle use of color that the Fauves employed in their paintings. Use of nonlocal color was a signature of this art movement: notice how the tree trunks are not brown and the grass is not green. Colors represent fantasy more than reality Note: this is the fourth time in four years, Hanadi has been honored as our artist of the Day.

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  • Spartan Sports Spring to Victory

    Baseball came from behind to tie and then scored one late to win Friday against Vanden High and capture a big non-league contest at Pinole Valley Park. The Spartans are roaring into a busy week with three games including a home contest against Rodriguez High Wednesday here at Pinole Valley field. The golf team squared up jesse Bethel to win its opening match of the year and is back in action on Wednesday trying to make it two in a row. And Volleyball got off to a great start, sweeping John Swett and beginning its season undefeated too. A fast start to a great season for Spartan sports.

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  • Pinole Valley Shows Out for Black History

    Black History is American history and on Saturday February 17, Pinole Valley made history too. Inspired by teacher and club sponsor, Michele Lamons, our African American Student Union put on a blockbuster event. Speeches, music, dance, video and more. Highlighting and celebrating the richness of a culture and a people. The audience got over two hours of student passion and presentations followed by those same students serving lunch for all gathered. It was a most memorable day and will last in people's memories for as long as they share them with others. Magnificent and glowing work.

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  • Artist of the Day: Marisol Cuellar Ramirez

    In this particular photograph, Marisol was tasked with utilizing two light sources to accentuate the interplay of shadows cast by the origami. Opting for a black and white edit, Marisol effectively captures a full range of tones, from light to dark. Notably, the image also presents an intriguing illusion of the whale appearing to stand on its face. Look for Marisol's and other of our artists work this spring at the District art show and at the summer's county fair. We have a seasons worth of art still to come, and want you to come and be a part of it.

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  • Great New Look

    Is it Blue or is it Gold? Either way, you cannot lose. We have two great new looks for the Spring. The T shirts sell for $15 each, so maybe get two! This is in addition to scarves and beanies and the clear out on all old stock. We want you to look your Spartan best whatever time of year, and this spring it will be t-shirt weather for Spartan swimming, golf, volleyball, badminton, tennis, baseball, softball or track and field

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  • Spirit Week Ahead

    It's a Week of fun and frolic before our African American History jubilee. Each day leading up has a theme and a dress up component to bring the fashion. Monday is the day to rock your best Brown. Tuesday is Polo and Dress Up Day, Wednesday is Celebrity Day and Thursday is Kid Backpack Day. Friday is Bright Colors and Saturday is the ultimate when we bring it all together with the Black History Jubilee. You can't go wrong dressing up in your best fits

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  • Playoff Run! Title Thursday

    It all comes down to today, Thursday February 8, the Spartan boys soccer tream is traveling to Salesian for a 3:30 p.m. game and a date with destiny. The TCAL title is on the line and the Spartans are underdogs with a chance to make a mighty bark. Meanwhile it is a TCAL basketball semifinal doubleheader in Vallejo, the Spartan girls basketball and boys basketball team play the St. Patrick Bruins at 5:30 and 7:00 pm for the right to advance to the Finals with a win. Both boys and girls will have to overcome lower seeds and being the road team, but this is what the Spartans have worked all season for. Time to be Road Warriors!

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  • Intertwine for the Win

    The African American Jubilee is about ten days away and we are gearing up to celebrate. Here is Noah Pajar and the Intertwine crew getting ready by crafting a piece inspired by African artists. Intertwine brings together all type of students for all type of projects. The knitting crew is sponsored by Ms. Lamons who provides the space and the material. The kids provide the vibe. We have music, choir, band, dance and art, spoken word and speeches both inspiring and inspirational. Join us all month and buy your tickets for the Jubilee from now through February 17. It's time for community. We have a place for you.

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  • Artist of the Day: Jordan Gaither

    From Ms. Shokrai: Jordan is a self-taught and highly directed artist. He has been studying comic book art for many years and has created his own Original Characters, such as this one. Using digital programs such as Procreate, he is working on a full comic book with 75 pages. He has also taught himself perspective and is working on figure studies of action, and value studies. Jordan shows great promise, keep posted for more of his work in the future!

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  • All rise for the Playoffs!

    It all gets started Tuesday, and it is survive and advance time for the Tri County Athletic League post season. Girls soccer travels to St. Mary's in Berkeley to try to advance to the league finals, while the boys are home, hosting Kennedy with the same reward if victorious. The boys basketball pictured above are awaiting a return date with St. Mary's and the girls have until Thursday when they have a semifinal date with top seeded St. Patrick's. The wreslters will be home all day Friday for the TCAL tournament against all comers. Time to stand for the Winter athletes. Go Spartans

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  • Spartan Art Featured in February

    Rodney Wilson is posed next to his great photo that is one of about a dozen migrating across the street to the Pinole Public library for the month of February. The photography teacher, Ms. Villars has worked in collaboration with the library community to help bring the celebration to our community and not just our school. You will see all this and more throughout the month both at school, at our Jubilee celebration on February 17 and around our town as well. Art Lives!

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