Volume II Issue 10 ~ November 3rd, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
On Friday, Sea Kings studying Spanish were able to learn about and celebrate the holiday Dia de los Muertos. Commonly confused with Halloween, Day of the Dead is a day to honor our loved ones who have passed. Pictured here are students in Mrs. Remeta's class enjoying some pan de muerto, literally translated to dead bread.
2. Athletics Spotlight
Football beat Peninsula 44-0 and continue their reign as Kings of the Hill.

Boys Water Polo beat Peninsula 11-3. The boys host the first round of CIF playoffs on Wednesday versus Murietta Valley.

Girls Golf competed in the CIF Northern individual regionals In Ojai. In a field of 124 qualifiers. Meg Yoshida placed first, Kiyomi Komatsu in second, and Frances Kim in third, along with Keira Wang, all qualifying for the CIF individual championship finals.

Girls Tennis lost to Peninsula.

Cross Country competed at the Warrior Mile. Anna Terrell was the girls overall winner in 5:21 and Jon Ward was the top PV boy in 4:30.
3. Every 15 Minutes Spotlight
As part of Red Ribbon Week, Sea Kings took part in a school wide activity and demonstration called Every 15 Minutes. The program is meant to remind students of the dangers of drinking and driving and the statistics that someone dies every 15 minutes because of a drunk driver. This powerful program sparked great conversations throughout the day and encouraged our Sea Kings to make safe, smart choices, when they are on the road.
4. Guest Speaker Spotlight
PVHS was honored to host guest speaker Alex Grey this week. Alex has spoken to over 12,000 students and has partnered with South Bay Families Connected to speak about the dangers of drinking and driving, drugs, and more. Alex lost his brother while he was in high school and shared his impactful story with our Sea Kings. As an alumni of PVHS, Alex was able to connect with our students and inspire them to make good choices.
5. Halloween Spotlight
Halloween was a great day at PV high. Students showed off their creativity and personalities with a variety of costumes. At lunch BTC hosted Pumpkin Palooza complete with a Pumpkin Pie eating contest, corn hole, giant jenga, and more. All students had a fun day and were able to celebrate with their friends.
6. Reflections Spotlight
Congratulations to the following students who participated in and won the PTSA Reflections competition:

Dori Rich for Music composition
Beatriz Cabrera for Photography
Kaydee Hong for Visual Arts
Daniel Lowe for Visual Arts
Sarah Shah for Special Artist
Emily Lee for Literature
7. Rivalry Week Spotlight
In the annual battle of the hill, Sea Kings were victorious 44-0, keeping their reign and title as Kings of the Hill. This week the Red Tide spirit was everywhere at school. From dress out days to pep rallies, Sea Kings wanted to show off their school spirit and pride. Friday's win makes for the 11th year in a row that the Sea Kings have beaten the Panthers.
8. Photo Spotlight
On Tuesday photo students went on a field trip to San Francisco for the day. They got a full experience taking street photos in the city where they visited Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, the Painted Ladies, Haight Ashbury, and the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a great day in the city. Photos by students Mia Marco and Kelly Donahue.
9. Student Spotlight
Junior Meg Yoshida continues to dominate both in the classroom and on the field. As a member of the Varsity Golf team, Meg has been leading the competition all season long. This past week Meg won the Southern Section girls' golf Northern Regional with a score of 70, 1 under par. Click here to read more about her victory.

10. Next week at a glance
Monday:
  • Teaching and learning!

Tuesday:
  • Girls Golf Team Championship

Wednesday:

  • Baseball Tryouts for new players only
  • Water Polo vs, Murietta Valley for the first round of CIF Playoffs

Thursday :

  • Baseball Tryouts for new players only
  • Cross Country @ Mira Costa

Friday :
  • Baseball Tryouts for new players only
  • Football versus Loyola for the first round of CIF playoffs.
  • Drama's production of Chicago opens tonight! For tickets, visit www.PVHSDRAMA.com. Get yours before they sell out!

General Info
We are halfway there! Thank you to the Booster Club and all of our incredible donors for helping us to get this far. We have until December 1st to raise the other half in time for the spring musical. Please visit  www.PVHSDRAMA.com  to donate!
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