Dear Sea King Families, 

We want to wish all of our Sea Kings good luck on final exams this week. Make sure to pay attention to the different bell schedules each day and the early release time on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

We also hope that all of our families enjoy the holiday break and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2022!


PVHS Administration and Staff
Next Week at a Glance

Monday December 13th
  • A-Day
  • Girls Basketball vs. St. Paul

Tuesday December 14th

Wednesday December 15th

Thursday December 16th

Friday December 17th
Academic Spotlight

Last week, Ms. Wei's Chinese 4 and AP students had a chance to learn and practice Tai Ji Quan in class. Students had a blast. Tai Ji Quan (also known as Tai Chi or Shadowboxing) is a traditional Chinese martial art practiced for self-defense, mindful nurturing of well-being and fitness enhancement. For hundreds of years the practitioners worldwide enjoyed many benefits that Tai Ji Quan is believed to offer. 
Activities Spotlight

ASB and Band students teamed up this week to spread some holiday cheer around campus. Students stopped by classes, the library, and even the main office to carol and pass out candy canes.
Art Spotlight

The PVHS National Art Honors Society created a pop up art show this week. They are highlighting a selection of monochromatic art works, holiday ceramic gifts, and sticklers for purchase along with some salty snacks. Additionally, they have a selection of past student works set up as a part of our "permanent collection". Stop by room 202 during nutrition, lunch and after school till 3:30, Monday, and Tuesday!
CSF Toy Drive

CSF held its annual Toy Drive the last two weeks with overwhelming success. This year, PVHS CSF members and friends donated to support the Toys for Tots program. Thank you to all those who supported the drive. CSF wishes all families a happy holiday season!
Student Spotlight

Karsten Wanke, junior, was chosen to compete for the USA Surf Team under 18 division. This is a huge accomplishment where he will be able to compete at international surf contests that could lead to potential Olympic spots in the future. Congratulations Karsten!
Staff Spotlight

PVHS would like to honor Geri Zientek, who will be retiring after the holiday break. Geri has worked for PVPUSD for 22 years and spent 10 years as a PV High Sea King. Geri thank you for all of your dedication and hard work. We will miss you!
Athletic Spotlight

Boys Basketball beat San Pedro 56-44 and Paramount 57-51

Boys Soccer beat Clovis 3-0 and lost to Hamilton 3-1 and Loyola 2-1

Girls Soccer beat Beverly Hills 3-1, Torrance 4-1, and El Segundo 3-0

Girls Water Polo lost to La Habra 12-9 and Glendora 16-4
General Info
South Bay Families Connected: Focus on youth wellness
Finally, after a full year of distance learning, some students have, understandably, experienced the return to in-person learning as a social challenge. PVPUSD partner South Bay Families Connected (SBFC), a network of 115 schools in the South Bay, has organized Teaching Social Skills: Resources for Parents and Guardians, which contains a video featuring students at local schools, including PVPUSDā€™s own Rhys Moon, sharing their perspectives regarding the social ups and downs of returning to in-person learning. There you will also find some useful tips to support your children and teens as they develop and refine their own social skills. For related resources, please visit the SBFC Healthy Relationships Page. The SBFC Virtual Teen Center contains a wide variety of mental health and wellness topics. To see more youth wellness resources provided by PVPUSD and SBFC, please visit our own PVPUSD Families Connected