Volume II Issue 4 ~ September 22nd, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
Students in Sociology were studying the primary agents of socialization. Students created circle maps, took notes using foldables, and then discussed in concentric circles which is the most important agent of socialization and why. Great job!
2. Athletics Spotlight
PV lost to Culver City 55-52 in double overtime . The team has a bye this week but are home against Mira Costa Friday October 4th at 3:00pm.

Boys Water Polo competed in a tournament this past weekend. They beat Santa Barbara 11-6, lost 11-6 to Oaks Christian, and then won against San Clemente 7-6. Great job boys!

Girls Volleyball beat Mira Costa in 4 sets for the first time. Click here to read the Daily Breeze articling highlighting their win. They are ranked #16 in the state according to Calhisports.

Girls Golf defeated North Torrance 187-263. They are undefeated and currently 4-0 in non league matches.  

Girls Tennis beat Arcadia 13-5 and lost to South Torrance in a close match of 10-8.

Cross Country competed at the Woodbridge Invitational. Girls were 16th overall, and 1st for division 3 schools. Savannah Scriven covered the 3 mile course in 16:28, the fastest cross country time in school history. 

The boys team finished 25th and beat 3 teams ranked ahead of them in this week’s CIF poll. Owen Ladinig was the top boy with a time of 15:28.
3. National Merit Spotlight
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as National Merit Commended Scholars:

Jessica Bahny
Kai Brady
Steven Davis
Jacob Hageman
Carter Harrigan
Leo Karube
Kate Kresser
Sara Namvari
Gabriella Rudy
Savannah Scriven
Mari Shigekawa
Nikolas Tempereau
Stephanie Tom
Robert Tsai
Carlin Will
Sarah Yamada
Olivia Yang

Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!
Not pictured: Jessica Bahny, Kai Brady, Steven Davis, Kate Kresser, Sara Namvari, Gabriella Rudy, Mari Shigekawa,
4. College and Career Center Spotlight
The College and Career Center provided students with a once in a lifetime opportunity this past week. Their annual Out of State College Fair gave students the opportunity to learn about over 40 different institutions all over the US and the world. Students and their families were able to learn about each school and then get a chance to talk to a representative about any specific questions, programs, student life, and more.
5. Activities Spotlight
Research has shown that students are more successful when they are connected to school and this week Sea Kings had the opportunity to do just that. During lunch on Thursday and Friday almost 80 clubs gather in Sea King park to provide a wide variety of ways for students to get involved. If you want more information about a specific club stop by the ASB room or reach out to Mrs. Maxfield for more information.
6. Yearbook Spotlight
For the sixth consecutive year, the Triton leaders were asked to an Invite-Only Design Conference along with five other schools nationwide. This weekend Adviser Ms. Pavelka joined Junior Editors-in-Chief Sydney Singh and Kaylin Lee and Editor-in-Chief Michaela Lee for intensive work with theme development using YearTech Online and Adobe Photoshop. High schools from Florida, Minnesota, Arkansas and New York created original spreads side-by-side and then presented final products for critique from scholastic journalism experts. The Palos Verdes Triton Yearbook team’s presentation received the highest honors from NSPA judge Gary Lundgren and Jostens Director of Product John Dalke. Congratulations to the Triton team for their accomplishments.
7. Cheer Spotlight
This week our Varsity and JV Cheer and Song teams worked with almost 100 future Sea Kings at their annual Cheer and Song Kiddie Clinic. The girls practiced all week long after school to learn a brand new routine that they were able to perform during halftime of the football game. Thank you to everyone who participated and we can't wait to see you at the next clinic during basketball season!
8. Math Club Spotlight
Math Club and Math Honor Society kicked off the year with 50 students meeting to solve a tough problem of the week. Students will challenge themselves all year by competing in regional and national math competitions.  Come join the fun of fitting more math in your week, every Tues and Thur at lunch in room 514. For questions, please contact Mrs. Norris - NORRISL@PVPUSD.NET.
9. Student Spotlight
McKenzie Olsen is a junior at PVHS with a passion for lacrosse. She was just named All American by Lacrosse Magazine and also named as one of the top 2021 prospects in the country. Click here to read the article and congrats McKenzie!
10. Next week at a glance
  • Yellow Ribbon Week starts today!
  • Girls Golf @ West
  • Girls Tennis @ South
  • School Site Council meeting at 3pm in room 212
  • Homecoming dance tickets are on sale starting today!

  • PTSA Meeting at 9am in the MPR
  • Girls Golf vs. Peninsula
  • Girls Volleyball vs. Mira Costa


  • Homecoming dance tickets are on sale starting today in the student store! $25 w/ASB and $35 w/out. The dance is Saturday October 5th from 7-10pm. Be on the look out for the theme reveal soon...you don't want to miss this!
  • Boys Water Polo @ Mira Costa
  • Girls Volleyball vs. Redondo
  • PEF Pledge Day! Click here to donate

Thursday :

Friday :
  • Minimum day: All Periods. Click here for the bell schedule
  • Everyone wear yellow to support Yellow Ribbon Week!
  • Girls Volleyball @ Leuzinger
  • Girls Tennis @ Point Loma Invitational

Just a reminder! There is no school for students on Monday September 30th. This is a district wide staff development day.
General Info
“Look Within” is the theme for the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Program, which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. PVHS students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts.

Entry form and rules are available  here . Enter today and show us your Sea King talent! Deadline for submission is October 11. Entries are collected in the PVHS Library.
600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 ~ 310-378-8471 ~ pvhs.pvpusd.net