Volume II Issue 17 ~ January 12th, 2020
1. Academics Spotlight
French students this week learned about the tradition of la fête des rois and shared an authentic galette des rois. Here are the kings and queens of 2020!
2. Athletics Spotlight
Boys Basketball beat Centennial 93-63 and lost to Mira Costa 50-49.

Girls Basketball team beat Centennial 44-31 and lost to Mira Costa 31-24.

Girls Water Polo competed in the Diamond Bar Tournament with a 14-2 victory against Brea Olinda and a 11-9 loss against Laguna Beach. They also beat Sunny Hills 11-8 and lost to San Marcos 5-3 to take 6th place overall in the tournament.

Boys Soccer beat Centennial 5-1 and Mira Costa 1-0. Their overall record is 11-1-3.

Girls Soccer beat Centennial 13-0 and Mira Costa 2-1 in overtime.

Pv beat rivals Peninsula in surf 79-67. Freshman Karsten Wanke (blue) won the final heat and secured the team win for PV.
3. PVIT Spotlight
The PVIT First Robotics team kicked of their season on Sat, Jan 4. For the new game, INFINITE RECHARGE, our team will build a 120lb robot to protect  fictitious city from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. The team will spend 4-6 days per week designing, building, testing, coding, testing, practicing, and testing their robot to prepare for their competition in March.
Stop by room 512 sometime to see their impressive
engineering work!
4. Wellness Week Spotlight
With final exams starting next week, this week our Be the Change leadership group led a school wide focus on wellness. There were activities each day at lunch or nutrition that gave students the opportunity to relieve some stress and focus on their overall well-being. Students made art in the Wellness center, stress balls in the library, wrote positive chalk messages around campus, and even got to do yoga in the Mindfulness room. Thank you BTC and good luck during finals Sea Kings!
5. Spirit Clinic Spotlight
Sea King spirit leaders from both cheer and song teams participated this week in their annual spirit clinic. This event partnered our future Sea Kings from all over the hill with our current team members where they were able to learn a routine and practice their technique. This clinic culminated with a performance during halftime of the basketball game on Friday night.
6. Musical Theater Spotlight
The Drama department hosted their annual Musical Theater showcase this past week. The event was packed and students performed numbers from a variety of musicals such as Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, Company, Fiddler on the Roof, and Sweet Charity
7. Music Spotlight
Two PVHS Music students have auditioned for and won positions in the California All-State Symphonic Band. Musicians from all over California send recordings to the All-State Committee and the very best are chosen to participate in the All-State Festival in Fresno in February. 
Junior Oboe player, Claudia Lee, was chosen, as well as freshman bassoon player, Sarah Park. Congratulations to you both!
8. Yearbook Spotlight
The Triton Yearbook received notification that the 2019 “that’s our nature” edition of the Triton received top national honors from the American Scholastic Press Association. Congratulations to the entire Triton Yearbook staff for this prestigious achievement. Long hours in class, on deadline and during summer workshops and conferences resulted in national recognition. This is the third year in-a-row that the Triton Yearbook has received this honor. Special thanks to former editors-in-chief Hana Meroth, Judy Yamaguchi, Malia Shitabata, Megan McCallister, and Grace Drawer along with junior editors-in-chief Michaela Lee and Sophia Kang. This award comes on the heels of receiving Best of Show at the fall JEA/NSPA National Convention in Washington D.C. As former EIC Malia Shitabata said, “ That’s great news! There was so much pain and joy going into its production. I’m glad we’re getting to see the payoff!”
9. Student Spotlight
Daniel Lowe and Luke Rafijah have cofounded the student version of Luna Peak Foundation, a new student led volunteer group at PV High. So far this year they have run a successful fundraiser for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times- a camp for children with cancer and helped set up and execute the Camps Holiday party at Warner Brothers Ranch. This spring they will hand out books of inspiration to newly diagnosed cancer patients. The book is filled with quotes from survivors and their photos. 

The boys chose to start this organization in order for the students to choose what they are passionate about. The kids run their own meetings, take minutes and chose activities to help other kids.

The website for the main org is  www.lunapeakcompany.com
The students from PV High that are a part of Luna Peak Links are:
Daniel Lowe
Luke Rafijah
Sydni Bednarek
Emily Milam
Jake Milam
Zach Amadhi
George Carillo 
10. Next week at a glance
Monday:
  • Good luck on finals this week Sea Kings!
  • Girls Water Polo vs. Redondo
  • Winter Formal tickets are on sale all this week in the student store! See the flyer below for more information

Tuesday:
  • Zero period finals and all period review day, for the bell schedule click here.
  • Boys Soccer vs. Redondo
  • Girls Soccer @ Redondo
  • Girls Basketball vs. Redondo
  • Boys Basketball vs. Redondo

Wednesday:

  • Minimum day. Period 1 and 2 Final Exams. Click here for more info
  • Girls Water Polo @ Mira Costa
  • PVPUSD Reflections Gallery Reception 6-8pm at Malaga Cove District Boardroom

Thursday :

  • Minimum day. Period 4 and 3 Final Exams. Click here for more info

Friday :
  • Minimum day. Period 5 and 6 Final Exams. Click here for more info
  • Last day to order a Cap and Gown for seniors! See below for more info.
  • Boys Soccer @ Leuzinger
  • Girls Soccer vs. Leuzinger
  • Girls Basketball @ Leuzinger
  • Boys Basketball @ Leuzinger
General Info
Senior Sea Kings,

The Cap & Gown deadline to borrow a cap & gown has been extended until January 17, 2020. If you wish to borrow a cap & gown from the school, please fill out the Reservation form found  here  and turn it in to the ASB room by noon on January 17th. Please note that should you borrow from the school you must return all of your graduation regalia to the ASB room upon graduation on June 11. This includes your gown, medallion, cap and tassel.

If you'd prefer to order and keep your cap, tassel, gown and medallion, the forms are found  here . Additionally, this form can be used for announcements and any and all special graduation gear and packages. You can also always order online at moongradservices.com

For any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Maxfield at maxfieldj@pvpusd.net or at ext.601.
The Drama Department announces auditions for this year’s spring musical -  Crazy for You -  January 21 st  and 22nd.  For more information, visit  www.pvhsdrama.com

Interested in working backstage? Crew positions are currently open for stage crew, sound, lights, costumes, hair & makeup, and more! Download a crew application online and turn it in to Mrs. Thompson in the OAR.
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