Principal's Welcome
   Welcome to the Pioneer Valley Regional School website!

 We hope that the website will provide students, families, staff and the wider community both an overview of what we have to offer at PVRS, and specific information that will help you find the right people, forms, and information you need to help you as a member of the Pioneer Valley school community.  

   Pioneer Valley Regional School is a comprehensive middle/high school serving 400+ students in grades 7 through 12. We serve students from the towns of Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield, and Warwick. In addition, about 25% of our students live in other area towns in Massachusetts and Vermont, and select Pioneer as their school of choice. Our school culture is based on the tenets of respect, personal responsibility and academic excellence.

   In addition to academic offering in the core subjects, every semester we offer over 20 elective courses in art, music, theater, health and wellness, journalism, creative writing, business,technology, engineering,law, psychology, and sociology. We also have a wide range of extracurricular activities including interscholastic athletics for both middle and high school students, and clubs that include blacksmithing, gaming, ultimate Frisbee, outing club, knitting club and many more.  

   If you have any question or concerns, or need help finding the information you are looking for, please contact me, Jean Bacon, Assistant Principal Jennifer Albert Perry, or Dean of Students Cathy HawkinsHarrison.

Our School

School Choice

We are accepting school choice students for the 2017-18 school year. To apply contact the district office at 413-498-2911.

Click here for the 2017-18 Program of Studies. Please note, there are two additional courses not yet listed: Photography 3 and Digital Photography. An updated version of the Program of Studies including these courses will be posted soon.

The Online Learning Course Supplement describes additional offerings for next year.

Access to your student's gradebooks

Pioneer Valley Regional School is pleased to offer PlusPortals. Parents and students will receive an email on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 regarding how to sign in and use PlusPortals. After setting up your account you may login to PlusPortals at any at the following website:

Plus Portals has many capabilities. We will begin by utilizing the basics such as viewing your child’s grades, attendance, and the ability to email their teachers through the portal. As we learn more about the power of the program we will be rolling out additional features such as teachers posting homework, creating quizzes, viewing discipline and more within the portal.

School Calendar 2016 - 2017

Up Coming Events

 School Committee Meeting, 7:00
Bernardston Elementary School   

Thursday, April 27
Senior 4th quarter Mid Marking Period
Senior Progress Report Distributed

Monday, May 8
Wednesday, May 10
 Pops Concert, 6:00
Friday, May 12
4th quarter Mid Marking Period
Grade 7-11
Monday, May 15
 10th Grade MCAS Math
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
8th Grade MCAS Science
Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
 Progress Reports Distributed Gr 7-11
Thursday, May 18
 Prom Saturday, May 20
8th Grade MCAS Math
Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
7th Grade MCAS Math   
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
 Senior Exams  
 Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
 School Committee Meeting
Pearl Rhodes Elem School, 7:00
Thursday, May 25
 Memorial Day, No School
 Monday, May 29
 Senior Awards Night
Thursday, June 1
 GraduationFriday, June 2
 Last Day of SchoolThursday, June 22 

PVRS Mission

The Pioneer community is committed to creating a learning environment that fosters universal respect, personal responsibility, and academic excellence.  Pioneer recognizes that to meet the challenges of the 21st century we must critically and creatively engage in real world tasks, adapt to new situations and technologies, and collaboratively problem solve.  By designing equal opportunities and multiple approaches to growth in a heterogeneous setting, we will facilitate the success of our students in a rapidly evolving, diverse global society.

School Quick Links 

Pioneer Valley Regional School District
168 Main Street
Northfield, MA 01360
Bernardston ~ Leyden 
Northfield ~ Warwick

The Pioneer Valley Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.

Page Last Updated Wednesday 09/20/2016

This page is the official website for Pioneer Valley Regional School and conforms to our PVRS Acceptable Use Policy