• Cruising--Pinole Valley goes on its annual Senior Boat cruise this Wednesday.  The lavish event may not seem to vital to school life, but it is part of what makes high school so important and is one of the events that we treasure.  To see the students adapt to unfamilliar circumstances and adapt to a different venue is one of the ways we see them mature.  The comfort zone that is school is a big adjustment at first, until it becomes familiar and routine.  The Boat cruise is the first formal event for many of the students.  The fact that students may be seeing each other for the first time in their finery is both thrilling and anxiety producing.  Students need not worry, we know that when they dress up they look great.  There are issues of layers and high hells (and a moving boat!) but by the time the music begins, most of the inhibitions have been shed (and a few layers as well).  We bring almost twenty adult chaperones, and find that they too really enjoy seeing the students in their formal attire and surprising setting.  Of course, the Boat Cruise is one of many opportunities to see the students outside of school.  We do study trips, performances, athletic events, parades (El Sobrante Stroll this Sunday) and in each of those, we ask students to be on their best behavior.  We know that the unexpected is often disorienting.  It is also a time for growth.  So scrub up nicely, Spartans.   Your ride awaits!

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  • Forensics Practice Thursday

    The Extemporaneous Speech event has long been happening, but it wasn't until this year that Pinole Valley got back into it. We are hosting practice after school tomorrow on topics of National interest! Join us at 3:30 in room 8

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  • Get Ready for College--Saturday!

    Contra Costa College and EdFund West are hosting an event for all WCCUSD students and parents. From 10:00-2:00 p.m. we have workshops about making your best choice, how to apply and how to get those scholarships. Two $500 scholarships will be auctioned off to WCCUSD students in attendance

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  • College Writing Workshop

    Ms. Keyanna is hosting the first of many seminars on getting ready for college. Wednesday in the computer room #51 at lunch she does her first--writing the personal Statement.

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  • Engineering Meeting tonight

    Parents of Engineers class of 2018, 2019 are invited to the Blue Room to hear from Ms. Johnson about the opportunities and expectations for the year ahead. Join us!

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  • Shuxin keeps it going

    The number one girls tennis player in the league is a Spartan. Shuxin Zhou began where she left off last year. A straight set win over Salesian #1. See the girls at home, Monday at the Pinole Courts

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  • Girls Volleyball on a serious Roll

    The Spartan girls took out John Swett 3-0 yesterday in Crockett. That makes them 3-0 on the year. Can you sense a trend? Next vict-- uh, opponent, the Richmond Oilers Thursday at Pinole Middle

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  • Boat Cruise tonight

    The senior class in all their finery sail the Bay this evening. We'll take lots of pictures, we promise

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  • Sophomore Class meetings this week

    What's new for the class of 2020? We know to make it clear. PSAT Testing, Weighted grades and more. Through English classes and thorough!

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  • Progress Reports coming home

    Along with a letter from school and the PTSA. There is a lot to look forward to, Just make sure you check power school to keep up to date.

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  • Spartan Band rocks the Parade

    Great time out on Sunday's El Sobrante Stroll. We've got pictures to prove it!

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  • Blue and Gold Friday--dress for Victory!

  • Welcome to PVHS--HOME OF THE SPARTANS!
     Inside Pinole Valley-September 18-24
     

    Monday September 18

    • Interact Club, Marching Band, Dungeons and Dragons and Open Arms club
    • Banned Book week—we celebrate reading all week
    • District Safety and Climate meeting today after school
    • Open Gym Begins today at Crespi 6:00-7:30. Every Monday and Wednesday.  Open Gym will be at Pinole Middle every Tuesday and Thursday starting this week as well
    • Be the Whale Art Contest all this week

     

    Tuesday  September 19

    • Animal Rights, Indo Pak, K-Pop, Literary Magazine, Social Club, Spartan Ink, Revitalize, Mock Trial today
    • Site Council after school first new team meeting
    • Girls tennis first home match today vs. Salesian
    • Girls Volleyball (2-0!) on the road at John Swett
    • Water Polo vs. College Park at CCC
    • Google Doodle contest still open

     

    Wednesday September 20

    • Collaboration Day Schedule
    • Sophomore Class meetings all day
    • Boat Cruise Today
    • ELAC meeting tonight in the library
    • American Sign Language Club, Chess Club, Home Economics, Robotics, Celtic Club, Uprise, Spartan Take Over

     

    Thursday September 21

    • Personal Statement workshops for Seniors today at lunch
    • Meetings of Book Club, Developer’s Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Social Club
    • Volleyball girls home today vs. Richmond at Pinole Middle 5:30 JV and 7:00 Varsity
    • Water Polo at St. Patrick’s
    • Sunpower internship deadline is here--go to building 4 for details.

     

    Friday September 22

    • Band will be playing at the Superintendent’s Breakfast at DeJean—awesome
    • Art Club, Asian Pacific Islanders, Anime Club, Junior Statesmen, MESA, Rockets, WE, Women’s Empowerment and Forensics
    • Water Polo Girls Invitational begins today
    • Registration day today for ACT October deadline
    • Music in the Mall today
    • Football has a one week hiatus, back at it next week
    • New scholarships announced today

     

    Saturday September 23

    • Animal Fest at Christ the Lord, Church in Pinole, join our Spartans
    • Water Polo CCC tournament continues
    • Ed Fund Getting ready for College Day at Contra Costa College
    • Saturday School from 8:00-11:00
    • Pinole’s Big Pick Up Day see the front office for details

     

     

     

     

     

     
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     VISION

     Pinole Valley High School’s vision is to become recognized as a California distinguished school.  We will become a vital part of our community—a school that serves our city by sharing our work and talents while utilizing the city and its resources to best serve our students.

    MISSION

    Pinole Valley High School will provide for every student an academic challenge to prepare them for college and career and to develop, for students, the confidence to become lifelong learners


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