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An empty classroom at Pascack Hills. The district is now able to decrease social distancing from six feet to three feet.
BOE to discuss merging cohorts
May 7, 2021
At their meeting on Monday, May 10, the Board of Education will discuss moving both high schools to full student capacity for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
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Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali attends an Armenian Genocide commemoration and speaks of the genocide’s history and recognition from the United States.
Armenian Genocide recognized in Montvale
April 30, 2021
For the first time, the United States formally referred to the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as a genocide.
Debra Stephans is sworn in as a BOE member by Secretary Yas Usami.
BOE adopts budget, approves resignation of superintendent
April 26, 2021
Administrators and Board of Education members thanked Superintendent Erik Gundersen for his 27 years at Pascack Valley Regional.
The “5 Steps to a 5” preparation book for the AP Physics 1 exam. Teachers of the course recommend it to students for studying.
Hills prepares to hold AP exams in person, at home
April 23, 2021
“College Board provided school districts with the option to administer the exams in multiple formats… paper or virtual,” Pascack Hills guidance counselor Alexa Petzold explained.
Gundersen, a recent Bergen County Superintendent of the Year, has served as Pascack Valley Regional superintendent since 2011.
Superintendent to leave district for new job
April 20, 2021
Dr. Erik Gundersen's appointment as the next Suffern Central School District superintendent was approved by that district's Board of Education at their April 20 meeting.
Analyzing the NFL 2021 draft
Analyzing the NFL 2021 draft
April 30, 2021
The draft is an event that can help teams fill in the one piece that they need to compete for a Super Bowl, and this year was no exception.
The first game of the season at Morris Catholic High School. Junior Ally Green and sophomore Emily Sailer are pictured; Green is in possession of the ball. Hills players are dressed in brown.
Hills girls' lacrosse: Week one overview
April 29, 2021
The first game of the Pascack Hills girls' lacrosse season was on Tuesday, April 20 against Morris Catholic High School.
Alex Kostantas, middle, holding his state medal next to Coach Dave Bucco, left, and Coach Kevin Moran, right.
Alex Kostantas makes Hills wrestling history
April 27, 2021
Kostantas is the first Hills wrestler to place at states since Ben Brisman in 2011. He is also the highest placing Hills wrestler in 34 years.
While his strongest area in track is pole vaulting, Zuckerman participates in many other events in track.
Athlete showcase: Max Zuckerman
April 21, 2021
The first track meet of the spring season is on April 24, and Hills junior Max Zuckerman, a star pole vaulter, is preparing for his first showing. 
Only five percent of Girl Scouts receive the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Hills senior awarded Girl Scout Gold Award
May 6, 2021
To receive this award, one must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to a project impacting the surrounding community.
The vocal and instrumental instructors and their students conducting lessons via Google Meet.
Keeping the music alive
March 24, 2021
The Hills Tri-M Music Honors Society has enacted a program for middle school students to take free, 30-minute vocal and music lessons.
The community can tune in to Hills
Hills to host virtual talent night
March 22, 2021
Students and community members alike will have the opportunity to view it from the comfort of their own homes. 
According to guidelines, both football and cheerleading hold the same risk when it comes to exposure to the coronavirus. But according to state regulations for winter sports, cheer teams are deemed non-essential at basketball games.
Cowboys mascot removed, but gender inequity remains at Hills
May 7, 2021
While the mascot change may be seen as a step towards making Hills sports inclusive of everyone, the work does not stop there. 
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is honored each year during the month of May.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month begins
May 4, 2021
The Asian Culture Club at Pascack Hills is using posters, display cases, and social media to educate the community about AAPI countries and figures.
March For Our Lives students protest for gun control.
Policy solutions debated amid spate of mass shootings
April 22, 2021
More than 147 mass shootings have occurred this year, with around 45 occurring in April so far.
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