• If you are playing for the Spartans this year, you must download and complete a physical form to submit before you begin competing.  The good news is, the form is right here.

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  • In the Interim--So what's happening the week of October 15-19 that required a special schedule?  We are glad you asked!  The district schools are taking the Interim Assessment Band exams for quarter one in English and Math.  We are wanting to see how well our students are doing to be ready for the Smarter Balance later in the year.  We will be able to get important and swift feedback from the test, and we envision using it to inform our subsequent instruction.  Where we are showing weak results, we can re-teach or approach anew, and where our students excel, we can recall for future use.  We are using a special schedule to make this happen.  Call it a "Block" where students will attend half their classes but for nearly twice the time.  It is designed to allow students to really focus, and not have to spend time in transition or struggling with technology. Did we mention that the totality of the test is online?  We are expecting all of our students to bring their electronic tablets to school all next week, especially.  We anticipate that some of the logistic issues will sort themselves out allowing students ample time to work on the test.  Since students will be testing with their actual Math and English teachers, we believe the feedback loop will work better, and student anxiety will be lowered.  For all other classes, not English or Math, we hope the unique schedule allows for some innovative lessons.  A science teacher with a double period may be able to run a fuller lab.  Maybe our art teacher can have the students dig deep, or a World Language teacher can run a fun seminar or do multiple stations. We know that any strange schedule creates its own stress, but we believe after our first day, we will grown accustomed to it--and who knows, maybe fond of it, too?

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WCCUSD Highlights

  • Portfolio Time

    Ms. Stewart's English classes are getting a good introduction to getting organized. Yesterday, we saw the class of 2022 get a review of what their material should look like, and we will all benefit from such a lesson

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  • Senior Splash!

    The Aqua Spartan girls celebrate Senior Night at Contra Costa College this afternoon, join us as we take on Hercules in a final battle

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  • College Application Workshop--sign up now

    This Sunday is the date of the workshop and Cal Berkeley is the place to be. Free for all students, and lunch provided. Come to building 3, ask for Aniyah, for details.

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  • Mr. Radkieiwicz honored at school board

    Eukel award winner, Erik Radkiewicz was feted by the West Contra Costa Unified School Board Wednesday night in honor of his latest, greatest achievement.

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  • Community Fills the Room on Candidate's Night

    Six city council hopefuls spoke to our city and school Wednesday night and with the help of KTVU's Brooks Jarosz and our Leadership team, we had an enlightening and engaging night. Thanks Pinole!

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  • Volleyball Girls Roll into TCAL Finals

    The Spartan squad swept DeAnza in three on Tuesday night and goes on to the TCAL finals against Jesse Bethel this Thursday night here at Pinole Middle. We have Cal High TV here as well. So it is great night to see and be seen.

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  • Law Academy honors their best of October

    Law Academy is celebrating a student of the month for each class, they win recognition and a gift certificate in town so Congrats to Prajwala Maharjan highest grades as a freshman law student. Way to go to sophomore Fortune Nwadike, most improved in terms of assignment and group organization. Junior honors to Joshua Augilar, for a positive attitude and support of other students, and lastly senior Fernando Navarette, most improved, and an inspiration to all law students to see it’s not where you start, it’s how you finish!

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  • Spartan Band earns top honors at El Sobrante Stroll

    What you see is the best band for the fourth year in a row from the El Sobrante Stroll. We are Spartan proud!

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  • Student Speakers for Veterans Day

    We are looking for two students who want to be at Fernandez Park on Sunday November 11 as part of the Veteran's Day celebration. Applications due by week's end.

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  • New Squad ready to go!

    Ten new names will be part of our Winter Sports spirit squad. We are going to start practice late October. We'll be rooting for you

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IAB testing Monday-Friday special schedule

     Inside Pinole Valley-October 13-20

    Weekend October 13-14

    • Saturday School
    • Cheer Squad goes for Nationals at Six Flags tournament
    • Saturday Scholarship Day at Berkeley YMCA
    • Pinole Historical Society hosts its Museum fundraiser at St. Joseph School $25 at the door
    • Sunday Help a Brother to College Day at El Cerrito High
    • Monday, October 15

      • Special Bell Schedule all week for Interim Assessment Band testing Math, English
      • Today period A (8:07) period 1 (9:06) then period 3, Lunch and period 5. School out at 3:09
      • Senior Quote at pvquotes2k19@gmail.com
      • Richmond Promise FAFSA workshop continues after school at the Public Library
      • CAP Scholarship is a great one, and we’ve got it in building 4
      • Interact Club meeting today with Ms. Blades in room 39
      • Spartan Ink meeting today at lunch

      Tuesday, October 16

      • Special Bell Schedule all week for Interim Assessment Band testing Math, English
      • Today period A (8:07) period 2 (9:06) then period 4, Lunch and period 6. School out at 3:09
      • Open Mat—first ever Wrestling opportunity in the Wrestling room (formerly the Aerobics room #21)
      • Girls Volleyball in TCAL semifinals, join us vs. DeAnza at Pinole Middle at 7:00 p.m.
      • Yoga Club today in room 20, Dungeons and Dragons in 55
      • Fashion Club with Mr. Hein in room 79
      • Animal Rights club with Ms. Deinhard in room 41 AASU today too
      • Culinary Club in the Gold Room
      • Robotics today after school in room 34.
      • Detention after school in room 52

       Wednesday, October 17

      • Collaboration Day Schedule—students return to regular Wednesday schedule
      • ELAC tonight in the library at 6:30 p.m.
      • Candidates night right here at Pinole Valley—gold room. Don’t miss out!
      • UC San Diego meeting at school check with Ana Laura for details
      • Sign up for Police Explorers, see Officer Fernandez anytime

      Thursday, October 18

      • Special Bell Schedule all week for Interim Assessment Band testing Math, English
      • Today period A (8:07) period 1 (9:06) then period 3, Lunch and period 5. School out at 3:09
      • Second Wrestling informational meeting of the year, lunchtime in room 30
      • MESA, GSA, Book Club, Forensics after school.
      • X country competition continues
      • Water Polo vs. Many at CCC

      Friday, October 19

      • Last Special Bell Schedule all week for Interim Assessment Band testing Math, English
      • Today period A (8:07) period 2 (9:06) then period 4, Lunch and period 6. School out at 3:09
      • Football Friday Spartans at Richmond High, come join us only one week left in regular season.
      • Girls empowerment meeting with Ms. Brady in #53
      • WE Science after school with Mr. Heyward
      • Art Club #10, Rocket Club with Ms. Lee in #18, Anime Club with Ms. Elliot #67, Car Club meeting in #36
      • Saturday School
      • Speech and Debate Individual Events competition on Saturday at Logan HS
      • College Week and last week of Quarter One ahead.
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     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.


    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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