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The Trailblazer

Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

New rotating schedule, planning for superintendent selection discussed at in-person BOE retreat
New rotating schedule, planning for superintendent selection discussed at in-person BOE retreat
August 4, 2021

On Aug. 4 at 9 a.m., the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education had their retreat in the media center at Pascack Hills....

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PVRHSD interim superintendent: Who is Dr. Fishbein?
PVRHSD interim superintendent: Who is Dr. Fishbein?
July 8, 2021

Dr. Daniel Fishbein officially started as the Pascack Valley Regional High School District’s interim superintendent on July 1. He is temporarily...

Levin holding a copy of In the Hole, published by Jumpmaster Press.
Rising Hills senior publishes book with Jumpmaster Press
June 28, 2021

Benjamin (Ben) Levin, author and rising senior at Pascack Hills, published his newest book, In the Hole, under Jumpmaster Press, which is a professional...

Hills students cheer for their fellow students at a pep rally during the 2019-20 school year.
The Pascack Hills Broncos: Mascot and logo update
June 22, 2021
The school community was recently able to view several potential ideas and provide input about the future Broncos logo.
District discusses equity statement, BOE retreat
District discusses equity statement, BOE retreat
June 21, 2021
Members of the public discussed their thoughts on the district's equity.
The team defeated the River Dell softball team.
Broncos softball wins first league title since 1975
June 2, 2021
The team believes that hard work and high spirits have helped them work well together on the field.
“My next goal is 16 feet. I’m going to try to get this at my meet tomorrow,” Zuckerman said. 
Max Zuckerman breaks county pole vaulting record
May 26, 2021
Zuckerman, a junior at Hills, is not getting complacent, as he already has his next goal in mind. 
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.
Members of the Class of 2021 have had many accomplishments in a school year like no other.
Class of 2021 senior spotlights
June 8, 2021
As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, read about four members of the Class of 2021 and their accomplishments despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
“When I got the email that I had won second place, I was really shocked. It was really nice to see that my hard work had paid off,” said Mednard.
Hills sophomore places second in statewide writing contest
June 6, 2021
In her writing, Allanah Mednard sought to demonstrate how the issue of social injustice towards people of color goes further back than 2020.
The PH Cares club recently organized a handprint activity to support people struggling with their mental health.
PH Cares promotes Mental Health Awareness Month
May 20, 2021
The main message that Gaeta, Sachs-Serfess, and members of the PH Cares club hope to have made clear is that students and staff are not alone. 
Ms. Harmon, left, after being named 2005-06 Hills Teacher of the Year. She is pictured with former Superintendent Benedict Tantillo, center, and 2005-06 Valley Teacher of the Year Karen Kosch.
'Deeds not words': Remembering Ms. Harmon
May 25, 2021
Ms. Harmon leaves behind a permanent impact on Pascack Hills and all the teachers, students, and parents who knew her. 
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.
Pascack Recap
Is it time to travel again?
May 4, 2021
Hills students voice thoughts on AP testing
May 4, 2021
Holding Derek Chauvin accountable is only a first step towards racial justice
April 29, 2021
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Meet the Staff
Justine Marinkovic
Editor-in-Chief
Sabrina Moe
Sabrina Moe
In-Depth Editor
Sabrina Moe is a junior at Hills. When she joined the Trailblazer her sophomore year, Moe primarily wrote articles for In-Depth and helped with
Senior portraits of valedictorian Noah Hirshfield and salutatorian Jenna Golub.
Getting to know the valedictorian and salutatorian
June 16, 2021
Valedictorian Noah Hirshfield and salutatorian Jenna Golub have proven themselves to be hardworking leaders at Hills.
Class of 2021 senior spotlights
June 8, 2021
As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, read about four members of the Class of 2021 and their accomplishments despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
BOE approves interim superintendent for district
June 7, 2021
Dr. Daniel Fishbein is an alum of Pascack Valley and served as superintendent in Ridgewood before retiring last September.
Hills sophomore places second in statewide writing contest
June 6, 2021
In her writing, Allanah Mednard sought to demonstrate how the issue of social injustice towards people of color goes further back than 2020.
Broncos softball wins first league title since 1975
June 2, 2021
The team believes that hard work and high spirits have helped them work well together on the field.
Pascack Recap Episode 4: May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
With a special guest appearance, watch the latest episode of the Pascack Recap for what happened at Hills in May.
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