Volume I Issue 16 ~ January 6th, 2019
Happy New Year Sea Kings!
1. Academics Spotlight
Instead of just learning about U.S. History and the 19th amendment from the textbook, Ms. Varela's students took a trip to the library and went back in time to help the women suffragettes discover the key to gaining the right to vote. Students had to complete and solve various clues and puzzles, unlock different locks, and critically think as a team to solve the mystery and beat the other teams. Thank you Ms. Brockman for helping to create this opportunity for our students!
2. Athletics Spotlight
Boys Basketball took home the championship title of the Rancho Mirage Holiday Classic. Congrats to Jack Engstrom for being tournament MVP and Jack Jamele and Syris Turks for being named to the All-Tournament team. The boys are 15-2 as they continue with league play.

Girls Basketball are the Holiday Tournament champions. Congrats to Mari Shigekawa who was the tournament MVP and Ebun Kalejaiye and Djae Berberabe for being named to the All Tournament team.

Boys Soccer is 4-6-2 after beating Millikan and a tie against West.

Girls Soccer won 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the South tournament versus Notre Dame.

Girls Waterpolo lost Brea Olinda and Huntington Beach this week in two close matches. They play rival Peninsula on January 8th at home.
3. Boat Races
One tradition that we have here at PV high is the boat races. Each December science students build, design, and decorate a cardboard boat. Staff members are chosen to captain each vessel and race across the pool. After 2 heats, the fastest racers went on to compete for the title of Boat Race Champion. Congrats to Mr. Shapiro and his team for their victory this year!
4. Club Spotlight
Our Sea Kings love giving back to the community, especially around the holiday season. In particular, the Palos Verdes Organization for Women (PVOW) collected toiletry donations, and created gift bags with cards for the residents of a local women's shelter. Judy Gordon of Rainbow shelter came to campus to pick up the donations. Great job to all of the club members who helped to make this happened and gave back to the community.
5. Comedy Sportz
The house was packed for Drama's annual Comedy Sportz Alumni Match with the Alums just barely beating out the current Drama students 87-84. As a forever member of our Sea King family, we love welcoming back our alumni to campus for events such as these. This match up had the whole audience laughing. Welcome home Alumni, we had so much fun seeing you all back on the PV stage!
6. Holiday Luncheon
Festive food, fun, and friends!  The special education department and the PVHS Friendship Club sponsored the first Holiday Social Scene for students and parents on Tuesday. Our Life Skills students started the day with a special pancake breakfast and ornament making with the AVID students. Thanks, AVID!  

Then, our students helped prepare the MPR for the lunch.  Attendees were treated to holiday karaoke by our students, and marshmallow snowman crafts by our volunteers. The event helped put all into the holiday spirit. We appreciate everyone who contributed and helped make the day's event a success.

Thank you to the Friendship Foundation of South Bay for sponsoring the pizza for the luncheon. The PVHS Friendship Club meets every Tuesday at lunch in the Life Skills Center and welcomes new members. Follow us on Instagram @pvfriendshipclub.  To volunteer with Friendship Foundation or to participate in their events, visit their website: 
7. PTSA Breakfast
PTSA sponsored our annual staff holiday breakfast this past week. This tradition gives staff a time to connect with one another and celebrate the holidays before leaving for the holiday break. Thank you so much to PTSA for helping to support this event and continue to make memories for our Sea King family.
8. Bench Donation
On Saturday, December 15th the Aldrete Family donated 2 benches and several rose bushes to PVHS, in area just adjacent to Sea King Park.

The donation is in honor of Stephanie, Greg, and Mark Aldrete's sister Debbie Aldrete, who passed away last year.
Debbie graduated from PVHS in 1975 is was one of 12 Aldrete kids to graduate as a Sea King between 1975 and 2017.

Thank you to the Aldrete family for this kind donation to our campus.
9. Student Spotlight
Senior pitcher Joshua LaPine has been selected to play on the American team in the International Goodwill Games in Auckland, New Zealand and Adelaide, Australia.

The Goodwill Series, which will begin on Dec. 20 and run for two weeks, is an international baseball series for players who are between 14 and 18 years old. Players are selected based on recommendations from former players, coaches and professional scouts.
The Series focuses on growing the skills of young players with the potential to play in the major leagues or at the college level. It gives players the experience to play among other high-performing players from Australia and shows them what is needed to perform in high standards. Good luck Josh!
10. Next week at a glance
  • Welcome back to school Sea Kings!
  • Class of 2020 & 2021: There is a FREE practice SAT or ACT on January 12th @ 9:30am here at PVHS! Space is limited! Register here until fully booked: https://www.compassprep.com/schools/pvhs/

  • Principal's Forum Presentation at 8:30am in the College and Career Center for all PVPUSD 8th grade families. Come hear from Dr. Tyner about PV High and participate in a Q & A session about life as a Sea King.
  • Girls Soccer vs. Redondo
  • Boys Soccer @ Redondo
  • Girls Basketball @ Redondo
  • Boys Basketball @ Redondo

  • Girls Water Polo vs. Peninsula

Thursday :
  • Girls Soccer vs. Mira Costa

Friday :
  • 2nd Shadow Day opportunity for prospective 8th grade students. For more information contact Mrs. Maxfield at maxfieldj@pvpusd.net
  • Boys Soccer vs. Leuzinger
  • Girls Soccer @ Leuzinger
  • Girls Basketball vs. Leuzinger
  • Boys Basketball vs. Leuzinger

General Info
In January 2016, California adopted a new law covering comprehensive health education in public schools, Education Code Sections 51930‐ 51939 (AB 329) called the CA Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). Students in intermediate and high school must receive comprehensive health education and HIV prevention education from trained instructors. Each pupil shall receive this instruction at least once in middle school and at least once in high school. Here are some facts about the CHYA.

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is recommending the following steps to take toward initial, immediate compliance, with future consideration of a complete textbook adoption with the release of the new Health Education Framework in 2021:
1.    Selecting curriculum to cover CA Healthy Youth Act requirements (Board of Education approval process)
2.    Determining who will teach the curriculum and in which grades
3.    Scheduling training, parent education events, and public review of curriculum/opt-out procedures

LACOE strongly encouraged us to use the Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group curricula review as a starting point, as they were charged with grading a subset of comprehensive sexual health education curricula for alignment and compliance with the CHYA.

Five of the districts in the South Bay Consortium have selected the same resource, while the others are just beginning this process. Administrators across the greater South Bay have continued to communicate with each other as we move collectively forward towards legislative compliance. PVPUSD will coordinate with LACOE to present information to the Board of Education and entire parent community about the changes.

If you are interested in participating in this Health Task Force work, please complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeR3BiGtsvk5NgKNhK9rVDgpUOEUxVzBNUUxYVzhLRVA4QUJMWkNYOVAzNi4u
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