Volume II Issue 9 ~ October 27th, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
While many say the best way to learn is by doing, this week our PVHS dancers joined with dancers from PVPHS for a field trip to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a performance by the Marinsky Ballet. This opportunity allowed our students to continue studying the art of dance outside of the classroom. Thank you Ms. Mastan for this opportunity for our students!
2. Athletics Spotlight
Football beat Leuzinger 42-0. The Sea Kings are 7-2, 4-0 in league and will finish the regular season this week at Peninsula at 3pm

Boys Water Polo beat Peninsula 13-3 but lost to two tough competitors, Mira Costa 11-10 and Huntington Beach 12-7.

Girls Volleyball lost in the first round of the CIF Playoffs to Harvard Westlake. The girls played a hard 5 sets but ultimately lost 3-2. Congrats on a great season girls!

Meg Yoshida won the Girls Golf Ocean league individual championship with teammates Cassidy Virzi taking second place, Kiyomi Komatsu taking 3rd, Keira Keira Wang in 4th, and Frances Kim in 6th place. All of the girls qualified to play Monday at CIF individual regional championship in Ojai.

Girls Tennis lost to Mira Costa 10-8 but beat Redondo 13-5 for a great win on Senior Day!
3. TUPE Conference Spotlight
PVPUSD and LACOE have worked together to bring awareness to our students to the dangers of vaping and other illnesses. This week students were able to attend the Tobacco Use Prevention and Education Conference with students from all over the county. The conference focused on ways that students can be advocates for change and encourage their peers to make healthy choices.
4. Skecher's Walk Spotlight
Sea Kings love to support and give back to the community and with the Skecher's Walk this weekend was no different. Over 350 Sea Kings donated over $10,000 towards the Skecher's Walk. This money directly impacts PEF and the money that we receive as a school. Thank you to everyone who donated, walked, and helped to organize such a great event!
5. Anatomy Spotlight
In Anatomy classes students perfected anatomical terminology using different kinesthetic modalities. Activities includes creating Picasso projects, stickering one another, playing Anatomy battleship and battling one another in directional terms Operation. Students are ready to practice suturing next week and finish our Medical Examiner Storyline unit off with a pig autopsy.
6. PVIT Spotlight
Our PVIT VEX Robotic teams spent the weekend competing and putting all of their hard work to the test. PVHS had two teams participating in the competition and both teams advanced to the semi-final round of the event. Great job everyone!
7. Cardboard Challenge Spotlight
Over 150 students were in and out of the library this week for the Cardboard Challenge Takeover. Students worked in teams to design and construct their projects. Originating from the short film “Caine’s Arcade”, the Cardboard Challenge is now an international maker event that brings people together for collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, community, and fun. Our Sea King students created forts, thrones, model buses and rockets, arcade games, ball toss games, mini golf courses, boats, working light sabers, and even a dragon that walked the halls of PV High. Students used materials of plastic screws, tape, glue, other found and sundry items., and of course, A LOT of cardboard. They shared, helped, communicated, sometimes failed, problem-solved, and persevered.
Builders talked about structural soundness, stability, weight distribution, and juncture points. They made videos sharing their projects which were then linked to QR codes that were printed on stickers and attached to the projects. Players can scan the codes with their phones and see the creators present their work. Great work was done by all those who participated in the build and a big thank you to all those who came to play, and to Ms. Warren, Ms. Sheridan, and Ms. Loh-Norris for helping to promote participation. There’s still time to come play on Monday before the arcade is deconstructed. The cardboard challenge will be back next year, but the building tools are always in the library anytime the design-mind takes hold!

Special projects like this and others are made possible by the PTSA’s Library Fund.
8. The Point Spotlight
Student written and published newspaper The Point released the first issue of the school year this past week. Some of the highlights inside the issue include
  • the front page (an incredible full page illustration by Kaydee Hong and Alycen Kim) 
  • "Warren on Wheels" featuring our very own Jim Warren by McKinley Pieper
  • Hong Kong protests timeline by Aidan Sun and illustration by Seven Smith-Mercer
  • A full center-spread on mercy, empathy, compassion, and respect by Chloe Slome and Grace Hsieh
  • Climate change protests/student activism featuring Sophie Munro by Aurora Khatibi Garrity, Ella Dorst, and Lucia Ruiz
  • PV-Pen preview by Jake Brusick
  • Boys Water Polo by Vikesh Dheeriya

You can find an issue in any classroom, the front office, or Mrs. Mindicino’s room (414). Articles will be published online at pvhspoint.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @pvhspoint
9. Student Spotlight
Beom Joon Kim organized a team with Nathanael Nam and Cameron Greene to compete in Solarhack (https://solarhacks.org/?ref=hackclub) in Fremont, CA and won “Best Website Award” on Oct 19th, 2019. The theme of this hackathon was education and the team developed a website, “CBResources” which enables students to share study resources for College Board exams. Congrats and great job!

10. Next week at a glance
  • Red Ribbon Week starts today! Plant a tulip to pledge your sobriety and responsibility. Join us in Sea King Park at lunch to sign the sobriety pledge and receive an affirmation bracelet of your commitment.
  • Girls Golf Individual Regional Competition
  • Girls Tennis @ Peninsula

  • Guest Speaker Alex Gray will speak to students on the dangers of vaping and share his story during an optional class assembly
  • Professional Panel for parents in the OAR from 7-8:30 P.M. to discuss “Patterns of Teen Substance Abuse”
  • Boys Water Polo vs. Damien


  • Day-long demonstration representing the effects of drunk-driving. This will include a morning announcement of the day’s activities, a bell every 15 minutes and students removed from class. Join us in the park at lunch for a mock memorial of students lost throughout the day.
  • Water Polo vs, Peninsula

Thursday :

  • Pumpkin Palooza in Sea King Park at lunch!

Friday :
  • PV vs. Pen Rally and game day! Adjusted bell schedule, click here for details
  • Football @ Peninsula

General Info
Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago, will be presented by the PVHS Drama Department for seven performances November 8th-17th. Set in 1920’s Chicago, and based on true events, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star arrested for murdering her lover, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband to lie for her. Facing conviction and death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” - Velma Kelly - vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. With a dazzling score of award-winning hits like “Cell Block Tango,” “Razzle Dazzle,” and “All That Jazz,” Chicago is both captivating and wildly entertaining. Performances run November 8-9 and 15-16 at 7:00pm, November 10 and 17 at 2:00pm, and November 14 at 4:00pm in the PVHS MPR. This production is recommended for ages 13 and over. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Premium table seating is also available for $30 per person (includes a light snack and refreshment). Tickets can be purchased at the student store or online at www.pvhsdrama.com .
600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 ~ 310-378-8471 ~ pvhs.pvpusd.net