Volume II Issue 14 ~ December 8th, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
Our Choreo dance students participated in a master class taught by company members from Matthew Bourne's company New Adventures. 

Dancers learned company repertoire from Bourne's version of Swan Lake and work edon dance improvisation. On December 12, the dancers will have the opportunity to view a student matinee performance of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. There is still room on the bus for the field trip. Interested students should contact Ms. Mastan via e-mail at mastank@pvpusd.net for field trip information. 
2. Athletics Spotlight
Boys Basketball competed in the Artesia Tournament beating USC Hybrid, Artesia, and Millikan to advance to the championship game where the team lost 71-67 to Corona del Mar. Great job!

The varsity girls basketball team won the Corona del Mar tournament (again, beating Tustin in the championship 74-60. Senior captain Mari was named tournament MVP and sophomores Brooklyn & Erika were named to the all-tournament team.

Girls Water Polo beat Long Beach Poly 14-5.

Boys Soccer beat Long Beach Cabrillo 3-2 and El Segundo 1-0.

Girls Soccer beat Culver City 2-1 and Torrance 2-1.

Boys Cross Country took 11th place in the State CIF competition and the Girls team took 4th place. Congrats to Savannah Scriven who was 2nd in the state and competed at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland this past weekend.
3. Alumni Weekend
During the Thanksgiving break PV high hosted it's first ever All-Alumni weekend, welcoming back Sea Kings across the generations. From alumni games to school tours and more, this event provided a great opportunity for us to connect with friends and family. Thank you to the Booster Club for all of their hard work and effort and in planning this event!
4. Yearbook Spotlight
Congratulations  to all Triton Yearbook leaders who participated in the Fall 2019 National Student Media Contest in Washington, D.C. With a record number 2,126 student competitors, the Sea King winners are: Angela Velazquez - Superior in Yearbook Copy/Caption Writing, Aaron Guo - Excellent in Yearbook Sports Copy/Caption Writing, Lauren Larking - Excellent in Yearbook Academic Copy/Caption Writing, and Zoey Belliveau - Honorable Mention in Yearbook Student Life Copy/Caption Writing. Three of four winners participated in competition for the first time.
5. The Point Spotlight
Several members of The Point newspaper staff started off their Thanksgiving Break by spending a few days in our nation's capitol, Washington, DC. The staff attended the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention to take part in workshops and learn more about student journalism. They heard from dozens of speakers, including a White House photographer, who all shared their experiences reporting and interviewing. It was an exciting time to be in DC, and the convention's motto of "Journalism, now more than ever" rang through the halls and city.

In addition to attending the convention, the staff did a lot of exploring! They became expert Metro users and also walked over 35 miles across DC to look at various national buildings and monuments. The Point ventured to Georgetown for cupcakes, visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of Natural History, successfully broke out of an Escape Room, and spent hours in the Newseum - a museum dedicated to the history of journalism. PVHS and Point alumni, Rachel Paik, also led the newspaper and yearbook staff on a tour of George Washington University. 

The Point had a great time at this fall convention and staff is already looking forward to the Spring convention in Nashville!
6. Riviera Village Parade
Our Sea Kings started getting in the holiday spirit by participating in the annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade on Thursday night. The Choreo team danced down Catalina Avenue while Dr. Tyner, Ms. Washington, Mrs. Astiazaran, and Mrs. Mindicino got to ride in Ms. Millar's car down the parade route as well.
7. PV Sunset Rotary Club Music and Art Contest
Palos Verdes High School students had the opportunity to participate in the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club’s Pageant of the Arts for Music and Art.  

Congratulations to Sean Wilson and Anthony Yoon for placing first and second respectively in the their Music Contest which took place on Tuesday, November 19. Both played the violin with Sean performing Bach’s Partita III and Anthony performing Paganini’s Concerto No. 1. Both students played exquisitely. 

Congratulations as well to Chloe Bass (left) for placing first in the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club’s Art Contest which took place on Tuesday, December 3, She displayed and spoke about her alluring painting titled  Social Media and Teens.   Both Sean Wilson and Chloe Boss will progress to the Rotary District 5280 competition in March at Loyola Marymount University with prizes up to $1,000 for the top contestant!
8. Comedy Sportz Spotlight
Comedy Sportz played South High and the OAR was decked out in holiday cheer. Aidan Gutierrez was our guest score keeper. The first half team played an excellent game of “Yearbook” and second half played a clever match of “Yay Boo.” Their next match is our Alumni match, December 19 in the MPR at 7:00pm.
9. Student Spotlight
Senior, Tusi Adams was selected to play in the Polynesian All American Bowl. Tusi has been on the football team at PV High and was chosen based on his skill and athletic ability. Congratulations Tusi and good luck in the game!

10. Next week at a glance
Monday:
  • Girls Soccer @ West
  • Girls Water Polo vs. Montebello

Tuesday:
  • Boys Soccer vs. Long Beach Wilson
  • Girls Water Polo vs. El Segundo
  • Girls Basketball @ Segerstrom Tournament
  • Boys Volleyball Tryouts 3pm in the Gym
  • Jazz Band Concert 7pm in the MPR

Wednesday:

  • Girls Soccer @ Mater Dei Tournament
  • Girls Basketball @ Segerstrom Tournament

Thursday :

  • Girls Water Polo @ Villa Park Tournament
  • Girls Soccer @ Mater Dei Tournament
  • Boys Soccer @ Adidas Showcase
  • PVPUSD Community Conversation Series at 6:30pm at the District Office. See flyer below for more info

Friday :
  • Girls Basketball @ Segerstrom Tournament
  • Girls Water Polo @ Villa Park Tournament
  • Girls Soccer @ Mater Dei Tournament
  • Boys Soccer @ Adidas Showcase
  • Orchestra Concert at 7pm in the MPR
General Info
600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 ~ 310-378-8471 ~ pvhs.pvpusd.net