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 universal 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, 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 Committee Meeting
7:00 pm at PVRS
Thursday, 9-28
Booster Club Meeting 6:00
Thursday, 9-21
 Homecoming Saturday, 10-7
School Picture Re-take day
Monday, 10-16
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, 10-20
 School Committee Meeting
7:00 Warwick Comm. School
Thursday, 10-26
 In-Service Day, No School
 Friday, 10-27

PVRS Parent Forum

On 5/17/17 we held a parent forum at PVRS to review the budget for FY18 and the changes that are coming for curriculum and programming. These graphs show the demographic changes and budget situation that led to the reduction in our staffing for the FY18 school year to better match the number of students we currently serve. 

While the budget and staff will be smaller, we are still expanding and developing our curriculum and programs to better meet the needs of our students.  For an overview of the curricular changes click here. All extra-curricular activites will remain the same or increase.

A summary of the discussion at the meeting will be posted here soon. 

School Choice

We are accepting school choice students for the 2017-18 school year. To apply complete the application and submit to the school. For questions 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.

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

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