Volume II Issue 2 ~ September 8th, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
Anatomy students had the chance to make life size models to help represent the 11 different body systems. This life size project gives students the opportunity to research conditions associate with each body system. Students then were able to share out with their peers in a gallery walk style presentation.
2. Athletics Spotlight
Football is now 2-1 after a close loss to Corona del Mar. The boys travel to Madison in San Diego this Friday.

Boys Water Polo split a pair of games in The Santa Barbara tournament with a 10-7 win over Dana Hills and a 9-4 loss to Loyola.

Girls Volleyball were crowned the Division 2 Dave Mohs tournament champions this past weekend. They beat St. Joseph 2-0, Upland 2-0, Long Beach Wilson 2-0, and St. Margaret's 2-0 in the final game.

Highlights include: Kate Lane with 6k, 17 assists, 5 digs, and 2 blocks; Finley Shannon with 11k and 6 digs; Katelyn Chekian with 13 digs and 1 ace; and Rowan Moore with 3k and 3 blocks. Great job girls!

Girls Golf defeated Peninsula 182-230 with highlights from Gormley-1, Yoshida+1, and Kim+1. Great job girls!
3. Journalism Spotlight
The staff of PV's journalism class and writers of The Point, started the school year on a high note while participating in the Marshmallow Challenge. This activity focuses on team building, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Using tape and spaghetti, students are challenged to build the tallest structure that will hold a marshmallow on top. Great job everyone and we can't wait to read the first issue of The Point later this semester!
4. College and Career Center Spotlight
The College and Career center hosted their first College Knowledge night to give students and parents everything they need to know and understand about the college application process for the UC's, Cal States, and public/private colleges. Guest speakers included Fiona Rees from UCLA, Cailin White from CSUDH & Maya Scheidl from the University of Chicago. This evening was packed with instruction, information and insights that are vital to ensuring a smooth, successful & reduced-stress college application process.

Don't miss this week's presentation on Wednesday focusing on Financial Aid. See below for more details.
5. Activities Spotlight
The first home game of the year means it was time for our first Pump Up Picnic in Sea King Park. ASB helped to plan this pep rally to get all of our Sea Kings excited for the game last Friday. With performances by cheer and song and a competition between girls golf and our football team, our Sea Kings were pumped up and ready to cheer in our Red Tide Nation.
6. Capstone Award Spotlight
Congratulations to Josephine Bohannon who was one of two students last year to earn the AP Capstone Diploma award. To earn this students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams.

AP Capstone is a College Board diploma program that's based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. The program provides student-centered learning while incorporating performance-based assessments. Both courses prepare students for college and career success through the development of critical thinking, academic research, collaboration, presentation, and time management skills.
 This is an outstanding achievement and congratulations on all of your hard work!
7. AP Honor Award Spotlight
With PV's strong focus on academics, it is no surprise that Sea Kings continue to shine on AP tests. Last year almost 700 students took over 1350 AP tests with an outstanding 75% earning at least a score of a 3 or higher. Additionally, 106 students were named AP scholars, 60 were named AP scholars with honors, 81 students were given the AP scholar with distinction award, and 13 were named National AP scholars. Congratulations to all of our students on their academic successes!
8. Galapagos Spotlight
This summer Mrs. Kuhn and Mrs. Munoz took science research students on the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands. Once there, students were immersed in biological and evolutionary content. Students had the opportunity study different animals, species, and more.

Interested in going on the trip next year? Stop by and see Mrs. Kuhn or Mrs. Munoz for more information.
9. Student Spotlight
Savannah Scriven, senior, was named this week's Daily Breeze Girls Athlete of the Week. Savannah is a member of the varsity cross country team and started the season with a first place win last week. Great job Savannah and we can't wait to cheer you on this season!

10. Next week at a glance
Monday:
  • Girls Tennis @ Corona del Mar

Tuesday:
  • Boys Water Polo @ Laguna High
  • AVID Parent Night 6pm in the MPR for current AVID parents

Wednesday:

  • Surf Team Tryouts 6:30am at Torrance Beach
  • Financial Aid Night at 6:00 pm in the MPR at PVHS. This presentation will cover four main topics relating to financial aid for college: the types of financial aid that are available, how schools determine eligibility for financial aid, how to apply for financial aid, and how to find merit scholarships. This event is targeted for parents of juniors/seniors but ALL are welcome. Jessica Medina, Assistant Director for the Financial Aid Office at USC and Allie Kvidera, Regional Director of Admissions at TCU, will be presenting this important information.

Thursday :

  • Girls Volleyball @ El Segundo

Friday :
  • Boys Water Polo @ Harvard Westlake
  • Football @ Madison High School
General Info
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