Volume I Issue 28 ~ March 31st, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
French 3/H just finished their unit on art movements and French painters. Each group was an expert on a specific painter. We learned a lot about Matisse, Dufy, Degas, Monet, and more! The culminating project was to create a French masterpiece. They turned out great. For some students, it was their first time painting on canvas and using acrylic paints!
2. Athletics Spotlight
Baseball played Centennial and won 10-0 and later lost to El Segundo 0-1 in a close game.

Softball beat beat Redondo 6-2 and Leuzinger 16-0.

Boys volleyball defeated Peninsula in an exciting 5 games. Kyle Cross had 14 kills and 3 blocks, Andre Lawrence 12 kills 7 digs Grady Hoffman 22 digs Eric Yeich 40 assists.

Boys Lacrosse lost to IMG but beat Peninsula in a shut out game 18-0 and Oaks Christian11-7.

Girls Lacrosse beat Westview 18-5 and lost to Redondo 14-8.

Track and field traveled to Stanford to compete in Stanford Invitational.

Boys tennis is currently ranked number 7 in the National High School Tennis All American ranking. The boys lost to Arcadia but beat Corona del Mar 14-2 with Wolfgang Weiss taking all three rounds in singles and Sean Holt & Bodi Brannen sweeping all three in doubles. They also swept Peninsula for a 12-6 win.  Kai Brady and Tristan Messerli won all three rounds in singles. 
3.Photo Spotlight
PVHS Advanced Photo students participated in their annual art show at the Peninsula Center Library. Their show titled "Off the Paper" takes a variety of art forms such as photography, mixed media, bubble gum, cables, and more to have the art literally coming off the page. This theme allowed students to explore their artistic vision with the way they communicate an idea or opinion. The show runs until April 7th.
4. Special Education Spotlight
Our Sea Kings competed in the annual Unified Track Meet against Peninsula. Our students were victorious in multiple events and had a great time competing. Many of our students were there supporting them and cheering them on as they crossed off the finish line.

Great job to all of our Sea Kings who competed in the events and thank you to all of our staff who made this event possible.
5. Drama Spotlight
This past weekend PVHS Drama students traveled to the annual Fullerton College High School Drama Festival. This festival brings together high school drama students from all over Southern California and provides them with opportunities to learn, compete, and master their craft of acting on the stage. Our Sea Kings had a great time and are busy preparing for their upcoming performance of Footloose. Click here for more information or to get tickets now before they sell out!
6. Disaster Drill
All PVHS students, faculty, and staff participated in our spring evacuation drill this week. Different from previous drills, students practiced evacuating to the designated off site location, the Lunada Bay Little League Fields. T hank you to everyone for participating in the evacuation drill and contributing to it's success. Our school and district work hard to ensure that we have a safety plan in place, should it ever be needed. You can always refer to the district website for safety announcements and updates by visiting:   www.pvpusd.net/safety/
7. Top 19 under 19
Jessica Bahny, Mackenzie Whitehead, and Maxwell Yee were all recognized with the huge honor as one of the South Bay's 19 under 19. This prestigious acknowledgement highlights students from all over the South Bay. Jessica is a competitive equestrian rider who also interns at an animal hospital. Mackenzie plays water polo and made the USA Women's Cadet National Water Polo Team. Maxwell is an international competitive fencer who will attend Yale next year. To read more about these students click here .
8. Marine Biology Spotlight
Marine biology students got a chance to get up close and personal with sea life during the annual whale watching trip. Students spent a beautiful morning with Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Kuhn and even got to see some whales that came right up next to the boat.
9. Student Spotlight
Senior Eric Kim won a $40,000 scholarship from Southern California Edison for students who excel academically in particular in areas of math and science. He also is one of 7,500 winners of the National Merit Scholarship our of nearly 1.6 million students. Congratulations Eric on all of your hard work and accomplishments!
10. Next week at a glance
Happy Spring Break Sea Kings! Enjoy the week off and we will see everyone on Monday April 8th.

Don't forget! Monday April 8th is an
ALL PERIOD bell schedule.
General Info
600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 ~ 310-378-8471 ~ pvhs.pvpusd.net