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First Three Days of School
Superintendent Gundersen sent a letter home to parents and students regarding the schedule for the first three days of school.
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Image: Back to School Night - October 8, 7pm via Zoom
Back to School Night
Back to School Night will be virtual, starting with a live Zoom presentation from Principal Wieland, followed by an opportunity to visit teacher Canvas pages for their presentations.
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Message from Principal Wieland Regarding Schedules
On Thursday, August 27, Principal Wieland released schedules and important information regarding Pascack Period and Study Halls
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Board Votes to Remove Mascots
Board of Education voted to remove the school mascots to stay inline with district goal of equity and inclusivity.
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June 22 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our June 22 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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Senior Awards Night Conducted Virtually
Pascack Hills seniors were honored on Thursday, June 4, via a virtual ceremony with their Senior Awards
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Grace McGory Recognized for Creative Writing
Hills Creative Writing student, Grace McGory, wins Third Place Prize for Fiction in The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English Truth and Illusion Writing Contest
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Virtual Celebration of the Arts 2019-2020
PH & PV Debut a VIRTUAL Celebration of the Arts Festivals
On May 28th, both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools will debut a virtual showcase of students' work from the Art, Family & Consumer Science, Music and Technology Education departments. The website URLs will be public on May 28th and remain open until the end of the school year!
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Covid-19 Food Drive
Contact-less Food Drive
NHS members volunteered to host food drives on their lawn or front porch. They solicited donations through email, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Supporters dropped off groceries following social distancing guidelines. The food was donated to local food pantries.
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Echos Literacy Magazine
Echoes Literary Magazine 2020, "Unfiltered", is now available digitally!
PH's Echoes Literary Magazine is excited to debut the fifty-fifth edition of its publication. This year's theme is "Unfiltered," and our staff congratulates all the writers and artists published this year!
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May 18 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our May 18 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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May 4 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our May 4 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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April 27 - Virtual Board Meeting
Due to the pandemic, our April 27 Board Meeting will be conducted virtually.
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Photo: Mr. Timothy Wieland - photo credit Pascack Hills yearbook
Mr. Wieland to Serve as Pascack Hills Principal Beginning July 1, 2020
District has officially announced the principals of Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley for next school year.
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Community Blood Drives at Both High Schools
Working with Vitalant, both high schools will be hosting blood drives. Photo Credit: https://www.jbsa.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001852059/
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April 13 - Virtual Board Meeting
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board Meeting will be conducted online through a webinar
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Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Congratulations to Class of 2020 Valedictorian Hallie Wikfors and Salutatorian Miranda Luo.
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PH Theatre Presents Curtains School Edition
Pascack Hills High School is proud to present the musical "Curtains" to the community.
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Holocaust Writing Contest Student Award Winners
Students at both Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley received awards honoring their writing for the Sister Rose Thering Fund Essay Competition.
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PHHS Model UN awards won at the Saint Peter's University High School Model UN Conference
Congratulations to the Pascack Hills Model UN team for competing in the Saint Peter's University High School Model UN Conference.
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Unaccompanied Minors at Jersey Harmony Explosion 2020 A cappella Festival
Jersey Harmony Explosion 2020 A Cappella Festival
Pascack Hill's A Cappella group, "Unaccompanied Minors", participated in a one-day festival on February 8, 2020.
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Second Chance Toy Drive Volunteers
Second Chance Toy Drive
Michela Piccoline and Kristen Lindstrom collaborated with Second Chance Toy founder Bronna Lipton along with some other participating schools to write an article that was published in the February issue of NJEA magazine.
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PHHS Guidance Counselors
Counselor Appreciation Week
Joe Niclas, Senior Admissions Counselor at Ramapo College brought coffee and donuts to the Pascack Hills guidance office to celebrate National School Counseling Week.
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Hills/Valley Wrestling Match To Support Camp Raspberry
On Friday, February 7, come support our district's largest service club, Camp Raspberry.
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Help Us Raise Money For Australian Wildfire Animal Victims!
On February 5th the District Dance Team and PAW (PV's Animal Rights Club) will be selling baked goods during Pascack Period and after school. In addition, please go to DOMANI for lunch or dinner. A portion of your bill will benefit the organization Animals Australia.
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Photo: Mr. Glenn deMarrais, Principal of Pascack Hills High School
Mr. deMarrais Announces Retirement
After two decades of service to the district, Mr. deMarrais has decided to retire.
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Project Paterson Brings Joy to Children
Students collected and wrapped nearly 2300 toys for children in need this holiday season.
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Midterm Exam Schedule Announced
Principal deMarrais has announced the Midterm Exam Schedule for January 2020. Photo Credit Pixabay.
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Delayed Opening November 20
Our high schools will have a delayed opening on November 20.
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PH Theatre's brand new musical: Under Pressure
All are invited to join us this Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday night at 7:30pm and Sun at 2pm! Tickets can be purchased at underpressure.brownpapertickets.com.
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A Toolkit of TIPS For Caring Parents: An Evening Presentation and Open Forum
Join keynote speaker Mallory Henry from Caron Treatment Centers for an evening presentation and open forum. Mallory will provide a Toolkit of Tips for parents to help prevent substance abuse and at-risk teen behavior.
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Photo: Pascack Hills students accepted in the Bergen County Choir.  From left to right: Ariel Sharon, Edward Walker, Madeline Leibman, and Shariany Then
Four Students Accepted to Bergen County Choir
Congratulations to Madeline Leibman, Ariel Sharon, Shariany Then and Edward Walker on their acceptance to 2019-20 Bergen County Choir.
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Diwali Celebration and Educational Outreach
PV student Kareena Shah and Media Specialist Mrs. Margaret White collaborated on this cultural outreach educational initiative that ran in both schools.
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National Merit Commended Students and AP Scholars
The National Merit Scholars Class of 2020 Commended Students and the AP Scholars have been announced.
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Pascack Valley and Northern Valley Regional High School Districts College Fair
The 2019 Pascack Valley and Northern Valley Regional High School Districts College Fair will be held at Pascack Valley High School in October.
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Chamber Choir Performs at Montvale 9/11 Ceremony
On behalf of the Borough of Montvale, the Mayor and Council invited the PH Chamber Choir to perform at their 9/11 Candle Lighting Ceremony.
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Photo: Contestants from the the 2020 Miss Bergen County's Outstanding Teen Pageant.  PH junior Diana Natalicchio is pictured second in from the right.
Miss Bergen County Outstanding Teen
Diana Natalicchio is the recipient of the Miss Bergen County Outstanding Teen!
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Start of School
We have been busy preparing for the new school year. Click here to view important information from Principal deMarrais.
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Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program book titles have been announced, offering choices to all students based on grade level.
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Baseball Group 2 State Champions - Again!
The 2019 baseball team won the league, State Section and State Group 2 title for the second year in a row.
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Class of 2019 Graduation
The Pascack Hills High School Graduation ceremony will take place in the gymnasium, with seating only for ticket holders on June 18, 2019 at 6:30PM.
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Spring Graduation Concert
The Pascack Hills Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7pm.
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Don’t Miss - The Pascack Hills Arts Festival
On Thursday, May 30, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the PHHS community will present their free annual “Arts Festival."
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Interact Club Gift Basket Drive
Pascack Hill’s Interact club donated 37 beauty baskets to the Center for Hope and Safety of Bergen County.
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Chamber Choir Performed at Yankee Stadium
The Award-winning Pascack Hills Chamber Choir under the direction of Margarita Elkin performed National Anthem at Yankee Stadium.
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Blood Drive
Pascack Hills sponsored a Blood Drive May 1 that is being extended through June 7. Help us give the gift of life
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WorldStrides Festival at Washington, D.C. 2019
Chamber Choir achieved gold and the Concert Band achieved silver at the WorldStrides Competition in Washington, D.C.
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Mr. Killian Wins Princeton Distinguished Teaching Award
Hills Mathematics teacher /Robotics coach, Kevin Killian was selected as one of only four teachers in New Jersey to receive the prestigious Princeton Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Award
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Research in Molecular Genetics Student Published!
Jade Greenberg, a Research in Molecular Genetics student has been published in Scientist magazine for her research
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Students Succeed at Model UN Conference
Krisha Sampat and Erin McCarty won at the St. Peter’s University High School Model UN Conference
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Career Day Provides Real World Experience
The PFA organized 32 local professionals to provide an insider perspective of a multitude of careers.
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Chamber Choir to Sing at Yankee Stadium
The Award-winning Pascack Hills Chamber Choir under the direction of Margarita Elkin will perform National Anthem at Yankee Stadium on May 6th at 6:35 pm.
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Extended Memorial Day Weekend
Dr. Gundersen announces extended Memorial Day weekend, closing school on Tuesday May 28. Photo Credit: Pixabay.com
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Options After High School Transition Fair
PVRHSD Special Education Parent Advisory Group sponsoring "Options After High School Transition Fair" Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7pm at PVHS.
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PH Hosts Eleven Israeli STEM Students
Pascack Hills had the pleasure of hosting eleven Israeli high school STEM students as they partnered with the students in the Research in Molecular Genetics classes and Holocaust Literature class.
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Pedals for Progress Bike Recycling Collection
The Environmental Club will collect used bikes and sewing machines to be sent by a non-profit (Pedals for Progress) to Third World countries
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WorldStride Festival at Washington D.C. 2019
Pascack Hills Chamber Choir students had an exciting and rewarding experience competing at the Heritage Festival with WorldStride OnStage in Washington D.C.
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PVRHSD World Language Students Celebrate National Foreign Language Week!
Students celebrated National Foreign Language Week, with this year’s theme: Languages are the Key to our World!
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Talent Night
Come join us in the auditorium on March 27th at 7 pm for our Pascack Hills Talent Night!
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Unity in the Valley
Unity in the Valley's kick-off event will be held March 19th 7:00 pm at Pascack Valley High School
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Former Student Finds Success in Project Search
Maria Batista-Nunez, a former student at Pascack Hills and Milestones @ PVR, graduated from the 18-21 year old program last year to enroll in Project SEARCH.
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Hills Valley Coalition Presents: Growing up OVERexposed
On Wednesday, April 3, 7pm, Parent teen program to be held at Pascack Hills High School. The evening program features keynote Lauren Hersh, former Prosecutor and founder of National Director of World Without Exploitation
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District Ice Hockey Team Raises Funds
Pascack Valley Regional Ice Hockey Team Brings Charitable Efforts to its Games
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2019 - 2020 Preschool Enrollment
The Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills preschools are currently accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
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Annual Holiday Music Concert
Our Music Department recently performed at their annual holiday concert. Photo credit: Ms. Noemi Rodriguez
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NHS Babysitting Night
NHS students will provide games, arts & crafts, movies, and food allowing parents to have a night out.
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Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the Year
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Teacher and Education Service Professional of the Year!
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Support the Annual Project Paterson Toy Drive
We again invite you to help less fortunate Paterson families and children by donating new and unwrapped gifts for children aged from infancy to 12 years old.
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NJ Seal of Biliteracy 2019
12th grade students from Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools earn the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy.
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Interact Thanksgiving Food Drive
Members of the Interact Club collected and organized food donated by PH students and staff.
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Open House at Pascack Hills
Due to the inclement weather, our 8th Grade open house will take place on Tuesday, November 27
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World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 the Induction Ceremony of the French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish Honor Societies will take place at 7:00 PM at Pascack Hills H.S. Auditorium.
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Four Students Accepted into Bergen County Choir
Congratulations to Lillian Zou, John Giardina, Alex Moss and Zainah Alizade on their acceptance to 2018-19 Bergen County Choir.
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