December 6th, 2020 
Dear Sea Kings,

Please see below for updates on everything happening at PVHS. We encourage everyone to continue to check our Distance Learning webpage for additional updates and information as well. On our school webpage you will also find quick links for technology help, scheduling a meeting with your counselor, and reporting an issue anonymously. Check the right hand side of the main webpage for access to all three links.


Allan Tyner, Ed. D 
Student Spotlight

The Coca-Cola 2021 Semifinalists have been announced and out of the 1609 seniors selected from 99,403 applications throughout the country….there were 4 Sea Kings on the list!!!
Dara Chidi, Spencer Levin, Abbie Maemoto, and Alice Min were all chosen for this honor and they move on to try for the 250 spots in the next round. PVHS was the only school in California to have 4 from the same school get on the semifinalist list (and the only ones from the Peninsula this year). 
The scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship for students who are “recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.” Our Sea Kings are doing great things!
AP Psychology Highlight

Each year our AP Psychology students participate in a unit to learn about the development of children. Part of this unit has our students carry around a "Flour" baby to class to better understand the responsibilities of parents. Despite being in distance learning, our students and their flour babies were present and excited to take part in learning.
Mock Trial Spotlight

Mock Trial finished their competition for the year and our teams were very successful. At the 43rd Annual Los Angeles County competition, over 70 high schools from LA County competed in a full trial simulation hosted by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Two members of the Palos Verdes High School team won awards for excellence which is truly outstanding as only a few PVHS Mock Trial competitors have ever won awards over the last ten years.  Congratulations to students Grant Walther for Best Defense Attorney and Thomas Lercari for Best Defense Witness. And a special thank you is well deserved for our long-serving attorney parent-coaches, Troy Slome and Mike Baumann. 
Counseling Office Updates

Seniors- The Cal State's have extended their application deadline to December 15th. Get those applications in if you have not already done so. If you need help or have questions reach out to your counselor for assistance. 

Freshmen - Save the date for a Lunchtime Meet and Greet with your Counselor on January 6th. Your counselor will review graduation requirements, college eligibility requirements and other important information with you. Following this we will invite all freshmen to sign up for an individual appointment so we can get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about high school!

Sophomores - Save the Date for the Sophomore Guidance lesson on January 13th at 1:30pm. More information to come after winter break. 

Attention All Students! Would you like to meet with your counselor to discuss academics, college interests or personal issues, we are here to below to make a virtual appointment with your counselor at a time convenient for you.  

All students- If you need to make a change to your second semester schedule, please make sure to contact your counselor before winter break.

As a South Bay Families Connected partner school district, our teens have access to the new SBFC Virtual Teen Center. This was created by local teens from the South Bay community who understand the challenges that teens are facing during these current times. These teens have produced videos and curated resources to help support teens mental health and wellness. It is their goal to help others with practicing self-care and kindness, encourage teens to connect with their passions and remind the teen community they are not alone during these challenging times. Check out the resources at the link below.  

New Spirit Wear for Holiday Gifts

Just in time for the holidays, PVHS PTSA is excited to announce the addition of our NEW 2020-21 Spirit Wear!

New items have been added and will be available to order now! Perfect for holiday gift giving! Click HERE to view. Quantities are limited, so don't wait to order! All items will be bagged and available for pick up. Pick up address will be emailed to you with order confirmation.

Plus, we still have plenty of long-and-short sleeve T-shirts on sale for $20, plus a limited selection of other items. Check it out!
Congratulations to Alice Shippee for winning our giveaway! We are so grateful for all those who contributed to our Notes of Gratitude campaign ❤️ Being GRATEFUL has a positive impact on our well-being so give yourself the gift of being grateful this season!
Yearbook Prices Going Up Soon!

Don't wait, buy your yearbook now before prices go up in January! Students can purchase a yearbook for $140.00 now – because the price increases to $175 after winter break. They may purchase it on line from
the PVHS Webstore OR they may drop off a check payable to: PVHS ASB for $140.00 in a sealed envelope, labeled with the student’s name and the word – yearbook – to Mrs. Camp's school mailbox or the contactless box in front of the office.

Next Week at a Glance
Monday December 7th
  • A Day
  • Human Right's Week starts today sponsored by our Human Right's Coalition including CARE, PVOW, and GSA. Make sure to check @pvhscare @pvhspvow and @pvhsgsa on instagram daily to celebrate "virtually" this year
  • "No Place like Home for the Holidays" Winter Week starts today sponsored by ASB! Very Merry Monday: Music Monday. Check out the Holiday spotify playlist on @pvasb and tag us in your favorite holiday songs!
  • Challenge throughout the week: Make a snowman without snow. Bake it, shape it in sand, get creative and tag @pvasb to win a prize!
  • Make up picture day from 3-6pm in the Music room by the MPR. All students participating need to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines while on campus.

Tuesday December 8th
  • B-Day
  • Tis the Season Tuesday: Get into the holiday spirit. Wear holiday Pjs. Drink hot cocoa. Bake Christmas Cookies! Watch HOME ALONE for a movie night and start to get festive!

Wednesday December 9th
  • All Period Day. Click here for the bell schedule.
  • Winter Wonderland Wednesday: Celebrate winter in So-Cal. GO for a surf, sled down sand, hike the trails, drive to the mountains. Don't forget to tag @pvasb for how we celebrate Winter in California!
  • Science National Honor Society is having its 2nd guest speaker event this Wednesday on December 9th at 1:00 pm. The guest speaker, Dr. Vijay Limaye, will address climate change and its effects on public health (a full description and meeting code can be found on our google classroom - class code: cmqruk6). If you have any questions, feel free to email

Thursday December 10th
  • A-Day
  • Through the lane Thursday: Drive through Candy Cane line and listen to our playlist!

Friday December 11th
  • B-Day
  • Get Festive Friday: Deck the halls in your best holiday wear! Show us your ugly sweaters, hats, flannels and anything that makes you feel like celebrating the holidays!