Dear Sea King Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend including some much-needed rest! We are heading into the last week of April and our students are diligently preparing for their upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Our teachers and students have been working hard to prepare for these culminating exams and I am confident that our students will have extremely successful exam sessions. AP exams will begin on Monday, May 2nd, and continue through Friday, May 13th. Additional information regarding the AP exam schedule has been sent out to registered students. The exam calendar can be found HERE.

Last week, our Be the Change (BTC) Leadership program coordinated a successful Diversity Week on our campus. This is always a special week for our students to celebrate our differences and share unique stories. This year, we added an opportunity for our teachers to celebrate our students with the "Teachers Choice Awards", a lunch honoring selected students for their kindness, leadership, and contributions. I truly appreciate all the work our BTC students leaders put into this week, along with their amazing teacher, Mrs. Kostrencich.

We are anticipating the return of our traditional Project Runway event this week. This fashion show is a wonderful way for our students and school community to give back to others. Please join us this Wednesday and Thursday night for an evening of fashion and fun. A special thank you to Ms. Secrist and Ms. Barton for their coordination and dedication to this program.

I continue to be grateful for this opportunity to work with our PVHS students, faculty, staff, and families. Have a great week Sea King Family!


Dr. Trista Ramirez
PVHS Principal
Next Week at a Glance

Monday April 25th
  • B-Day
  • Boys Golf @ Walnut Invitational
  • Boys Tennis @ Peninsula
  • Softball vs. Culver City

Tuesday April 26th
  • A-Day
  • PTSA general meeting at 9am
  • Track and Field @ Bay League prelims
  • Baseball vs. Peninsula
  • Choreo and Intermediate dance team auditions at 3:30pm

Wednesday April 27th
  • Late Start B-Day
  • Swim vs. Bay League prelims
  • Boys Tennis @ League finals
  • Boys Lacrosse vs. Mira Costa
  • Softball @ Peninsula
  • Choreo and Intermediate dance team auditions at 3:30m
  • Project Runway at 7pm in the MPR

Thursday April 28th
  • A-Day
  • Boys Tennis @ League finals
  • Baseball vs. Peninsula
  • Girls Lacrosse @ Mira Costa
  • Choreo and Intermediate dance team auditions at 3:30pm
  • Project Runway at 7pm in the MPR

Friday April 29th
  • B-Day
  • Track and Field @ Bay League finals
  • Boys Lacrosse @ St. Margarets
  • Swim vs. Bay League finals

Click here for additional upcoming Sea King athletic events
Student Spotlight

To celebrate Diversity Week, BTC hosted a number of our events on campus this week, including interactive events for students, cultural performances by student and community groups, and our yearly food fair!

The PVHS teachers celebrated our students this week with the "Teachers Choice Awards" luncheon. Students were selected by their teachers for recognition based on their leadership, generosity, and kindness in the classroom and on campus. This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students and their accomplishments.

For our annual Buddy Basketball game. Red Tide, Cheer, Song, and our students packed the gym to cheer on and support their fellow Sea Kings. Great job to all of the players!

And finally, PVHS Sea Kings wrapped up our Diversity week with our annual Day of Silence event. It was a meaningful day of recognition and support for the LGBTQ+ students and community.

Thank you to all of our Sea King students, faculty, and staff that participated in all of our activities and events this year.
Teachers Choice Award Winners
Ms. Palossari recognized: Jasmine Alagoz and Katherine (Katie) Jorczak
Mr. Gallagher recognized: Hudson Wolfe, Brody Leipzig, Maya Hamda, and Arman Savar
Ms. Barton recognized: Eden Paddock, David Maemoto and Hannah Baetage
Ms. Parkinson recognized: Jared Kramer
Ms. Varela recognized: Aria Ahrar, Luka Ardon, Michelle Dadon, Luca Dileva, Lucienne Jassy, Josh Jun, Daniel Chu, Jake Tprowicz, Kayla Hirt, Allie Rhemtulla and Kate Dean
Mrs. Nelson recognized: Yura Saji
Mrs. Mogilefsky recognized: Katie Mandala
Mrs. Lancey recognized: Peter Kraemer, Emma Mangham, and Kendall Beshear
Mrs. Loh-Norris recognized:: Patrick Hwang and Hayden Greene
Ms. Jarrin recognized: Sophie Sun
Ms. Kuhn recognized: Mason Condello
Mrs. Maemoto recognized: Vincent Wang, Kayla Baker and Ben Forte
Mrs. Remeta recognized: Kieran Kearns, Aidan Sun, Gavin Montgomery, Marjorie Say, Sara Silvestri and David Zavarella
Mrs. Olson recognized: Avonlea Coon, Christine Xie and Aaron Hayes-Pleasant
Mrs. Thompson recognized: Olivia Hecker and Scarlet Bailey
Officer Robert Watt recognized: Matthew Carroll
Ms. Warren recognized: Malia Leal
Ms. Miindicino recognized: Azalea Lurie, Cambria Tyler, and Kami (Kamrin) Fuchs
Dr. Hardage recognized: Avalyn Fonseca
Ms. Wei recognized: Ethan Eliasson, Emily Lee, and Vivian Chan

Boys' Volleyball

It was a huge week fo our varsity Volleyball team. On Thursday, the boys beat Santa Monica in three sets. And then on Friday, we had a huge win for Varsity over Peninsula today! Our PVHS Sea King Varsity Volleyball swept Peninsula in three straight sets to advance to the CIF playoffs! Congratulations to our boys!
Boys' Varsity Tennis
Varsity Tennis had a busy week this past week!! Tuesday, they played at Mira Costa, and galloped over the Mustangs, 11-7!! The next day, Redondo came down, and our Sea Kings reigned over the Sea Hawks, 13-5!!! Afterwards, the 5 seniors - Ben Jorgensen, Tristan Messerli, Scott Shimoyama, Sebastian Schoepke and Kai Teshima were honored and celebrated with donuts!! Thursday, 3 of our PV boys played in the Ojai CIF Tournament. Tristan Messerli played singles and Ben Jorgensen and Nathan Blakey played doubles. They played well and won their matches on Thursday. The following day after some rain delay, matches resumed, and although they fought hard, they did not advance. SO PROUD of our Sea Kings who gave it their all!
General Information
April 15-May 9, 2022
Peninsula Library Lobby

RECEPTION: Friday, April 29, 2022
Come meet and support the PVHS students in celebrating their artwork at the Peninsula Library, Friday, April 29th from 3:45-5 pm. Each artist has curated a display of their artwork to share with the community. Artwork ranges from photography, fine & digital art, to costume design. Check out the show! 
PVHS Diversity Equity and Inclusion, PTSA committee invites all students to submit to a unique opportunity to be published. Luna Peak Publishing will create a DEI literary and arts book. All PVHS students are invited to submit items for consideration. The PVHS DEI committee will choose stories and art to be included in the book. We will be dedicating this book to our wonderful PTSA Trisha Paddock to honor her work on establishing DEI at our school.  Please encourage your students to apply. The book will be available at cost to the students and their families on

If you have any questions, please contact
The Independent Study PE packets for the 22-23 school year are now available on the the District’s website. All applications are due by August 10th, 2022 for students to be eligible for the first semester. Applications can be turned into the main office.

Tutoring Opportunities

PVPUSD is offering FREE virtual tutoring with a company called Air Tutors. 
Students may receive up to two hours in ELA and/or Math each week. Please use the link below to register your child. However, if your child already has an Air Tutors account from the summer program, Jumpstart, when registering, they will be redirected to the login page (and they can "sign in with Google").

Once you select the times that might work for the session, Air Tutors will group students by grade level and subject. After schedules have been set by Air Tutors, the sessions will appear on the Air Tutors calendar and you will receive a notification via email and or text. 

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to air tutors at or  800-211-1986 
PVHS COVID Positive Reporting Form

To streamline communication for COVID case reporting, we are asking families to fill out the form below if their students test positive for COVID. This will also be a way for us to respond much more efficiently and effectively to our students and families.

Please click the linked form below to notify us of your PVHS student's positive results.

A PVHS administrator will be in touch with the family regarding the next steps after completing the form.
PVPUSD COVID Testing Information

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District continues to offer testing to PVPUSD STUDENTS and STAFF only. Regular Testing Hours from 12:00 p.m. with the last test at 4:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but students do need to register in advance. For further information regarding the district testing program, click HERE.