Volume I Issue 22 ~ February 17th, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
Like the characters in Lord of the Flies, sophomores honors students created a mask using symbols created from color, pictures and words to enable them to show the inner and outer self/voice. The symbols represented types of attitudes, feelings, behaviors projected to the outside world and the inner mask reflected the inside which often remains hidden from the outside world. Students chose characters which best emulated their own behavior and shared those connections with their peers through verbal presentation and formal essays in Ms. Pavelka’s classes.
2. Athletics Spotlight
Boys Basketball beat Covina 70-65 and advanced to the CIF Semi Final round versus Capistrano Valley Christian. The boys lost 48-34 but will still advance to the regional playoffs.

Girls Basketball lost to Santa Margarita 52 - PV 45. Congrats to the girls for a great season, finishing 20-11 and making it to CIF Quarterfinals.
3. Project Runway
The 12th annual Project Runway was a huge success this past week. As one of the biggest clubs on campus, this annual tradition has turned into a community event where students K-12 are modeling and strutting their stuff for a good cause. All of the proceeds from the event go towards the Great LA Make a Wish Foundation. This year Project Runway was able to raise over $20,000 to donate to this cause which brings their total to over $100,000 over the past 12 years. Thank you to all of the friends, families, community members, and stores for participating in this event. Great job Mrs. Trevett and all of the student leaders for all of your hard work!
4. Math Honors Society Spotlight
PVHS Math Honors Society volunteers who started an outreach program today after school with Cornerstone Elementary 4th and 5th graders in our district to promote problem solving and advanced math skills. They represented PVHS well and parents were impressed with their patience and encouraging teaching style! 

Our Sea Kings are doing great things in the community!
5. Video Production Spotlight
Advanced Video Production, Live From 205 and other local high school students participated in the annual Freedom 4U Film Festival. Winners received awards for Best Music Video, Best Free Project, Best Mocumentary, Best Coming of Age , Best Broadcast Journalism News Package and Best Experimental Project.  

Freedom 4U provides youth programs focused around creative arts whereby teens can develop their talent as well as have a safe social place to attend. Teens also learn life skills, develop 
leadership abilities and learn from the experience of service. 

For more information, visit: 
Winners: Lindsay Alfaro, Noelle Gordillo, Justin Shaul, Sofia Fasoletti, AnnMarie Sorenson, Eric Yeich, Johnny Granick, Dylan Nelligan, Karli Gregory, Andre Lendi, Jayme Mavar, Ryan Cartee
6. PVIT Spotlight
After the team's last win with the Judges Award, the PVIT VEX team made some quick improvements to attend back to back weekend tournaments and came away as Tournament Champions and the Design Award recipient!! 

The team dominated the competition, being on three of the four alliances in the semi-finals.  The tournament win qualifies us for the California State Championship in March. One of the keys to winning was the programming that autonomously drove the robot forward, picked up balls on the field, and shot them at two different targets simultaneously, a very impressive skill. The team will be back at it again next week, then off to States with hopes to qualify for Worlds. 

Good luck!
7. Staff Spotlight
Our Mindfulness teachers Mrs. Moeller and Mrs. Sheridan presented at the California School Library Association State Conference with our school librarian Mrs. Brockman in attendance at the conference, They spoke to a full room of educators eager to embrace mindfulness in education. Their work with mindfulness continues to connect others in the importance of providing this experience for students and focusing on the whole child.
Mrs. Brockman presented a co-current session to a full room titled "Beyond Books: Problem-solve to revitalize your library to be active, welcoming, and relevant". She has served on the conference planning committee and was sworn in to her new two-year position to the CSLA Southern Region Board, serving as SR Section 2 representative. Thank you to the Booster Club who generously paid for all three staff members to attend.
8. Creative Writing Club
Screenwriter Jonathon Stewart came to PVHS for a roundtable hosted by the Creative Writing Club  at lunch . Students asked him questions about how he got his start as a screenwriter, how he got his scripts read by agents and producers, his writing process, and the various projects he's currently working on with his writing partner.
9. Student Spotlight
PVHS Science Research student Jessica Bahny competed in the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Fair at the United States Pony Club Annual Symposium and Convention in Stamford, Connecticut. She won 1st place for Individual Experimental Projects in the 16-17 division. She was also awarded the high score for all the Individual Experimental Projects. 

Congratulations, Jessica!
10. Next week at a glance
  • No School in honor of President's day!

  • Saitama Sakae High School Japanese student visit. Make sure to say hi to our visiting students if you see them in the halls!
  • Softball @ Artesia High School
  • College Essentials Toolkit presentation in the MPR at 6:30pm. All students and families are welcome to come and listen


  • Boys Volleyball vs. Loyola
  • Baseball @ South High

Thursday :

  • Saitama Sakae High School Japanese student visit. Make sure to say hi to our visiting students if you see them in the halls!
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Science and Engineering Fair at the Botanical Gardens at 2pm
  • Softball @ Banning
  • Comedy Sportz at 7pm in the OAR

Friday :
  • Boys Volleyball @ Redondo Classic
  • Remember the Tritons Walk make sure to sign up by Wednesday the 20th. Check in starts at 12:30 on the track. Click here to sign up.
  • Honors Music Concert 7pm in the MPR

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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