Volume II Issue 16 ~ December 22nd, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
Anatomy students focused their learning around wounds and wound healing this week by diving into a patient case study. Each student created their own wound based on a patient being involved in a car accident and then each student will explain how the wound, scabbing and scarring process will occur. 
2. Athletics Spotlight
Boys Basketball beat Dorsey 78-28 and St. Pius 56-53 in the Serra Tournament. The team lost 56-42 to King Drew High School but beat Narbonne 50-46 to take 3rd place overall.

Girls Basketball beat Chino Hills 41-32, Diamond Bar 47-32, and Garfield 64-38 in the San Dimas Tournament. They also beat Bonita 64-52 to become the tournament champions! Brooklyn Simpson scored 25 points in the final and was named Tournament MVP. Mari Shigekawa also scored 25 points in the final and was named All-Tournament. Great job Sea Kings!

Girls Water Polo beat San Pedro 27-3.

Boys Soccer beat South 5-1 with 3 goals scored by AJ Meade-Tatum, 1 by Sean Agahee, and one by Ryan Baeza. They also beat West Ranch 3-1 and El Segundo 3-0 in the South Tournament. They also lost 1-0 to Channel Islands to make their overall record 7-1-2.

Girls Soccer lost Santa Monica and to Culver City. Goals were made by Alyssa Padron and Brooke Evans, assists by Olivia Yang and Kylie McElroy and Sophia Rodriguez each with 3 saves.
3. Lip Dub Spotlight
From holiday spirit to school spirit, all PV high students came out to Sea King park to film our annual Lip Dub. Students represented out clubs, athletic programs, signature programs, and more while they showed off their Sea King pride.

Don't miss the premiere of our Lip Dub 2020 at Open House on February 5th!
4. Boat Races Spotlight
Our annual boat races were took place last week with over 50 teachers volunteering to race across the pool for the coveted title of Boat Race Champion. Boats were built by Mr. Warren's physics students and Mrs. Wood's Marine Biology students. Thank you to all of the students and teachers who participated and helped to make this event a success. Congratulations to our winners whose boats survived multiple races!
 
1st Place Mrs. Maemoto
2nd Place Mrs. Maxfield
3rd Place Mrs. Nemeth
5. Class Comp Spotlight
Our first class competition of the year was also the last one of the decade! It was a huge success and gave students the opportunity to spend time with their class before break. Decked out in their class color, students and staff competed against each other in games like musical chairs, karaoke, ring toss, and more. There were also performances by Cheer, Song, and Choreo. Congrats to the seniors for pulling off the win!
6. Winter Week Spotlight
Sea Kings all over campus this week were getting in the holiday spirit. With dress out days all week long, students and staff were decked out in puffy jackets, holiday headgear, and festive sweaters. Our classified staff lead the charge by coordinating holiday spirit gear to wear and spread cheer in every office. One of our largest clubs on campus, the Gay-Straight Alliance, hosted their annual holiday party at lunch. The Black Student Union (BSU) celebrated Kwanzaa at their last meeting of 2019. Kwanzaa is actually observed December 26 - January 1, but they celebrated early by learning about the 7 principles or themes for each night, and enjoying music, conversation, and a potluck feast. The French classes celebrated the holidays in an authentic way with a demonstration of how to make the bûche de Noël by our favorite local French pastry chef Patrick. 
7. Toy Drive Spotlight
CSF participated in their annual toy drive last week. Over 300 toys were collected and donated to The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and The Ronald McDonald House. CSF would like to thank all members, non-members, and staff that participated in this year's drive. You brought smiles to many deserving kids this holiday season. For members still in need of donation credit this semester, please see current opportunities on the  CSF page . Reminder that all service logs are due Jan. 10th to maintain Active Membership for this semester.  
8. Math Club Spotlight
Congratulations to Curtis Liu for scoring a perfect 30 at the second meet of the Bay Math League competition this week. The PVHS Math Club competed with a dozen schools from Southern California at South High and solved problems involving triangles, quadratics, logarithms, optimization and prime factorization. Come join the fun by joining Math Club where you can earn your way into Math Honor Society. The club meets to room 514 at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays — come learn Curtis’ math tricks! 
9. Student Spotlight
Ian Blanco, Junior, has been chosen as a member of the Olympic Development Team in Taekwondo! He participated in the inaugural phase II camp where over 150 athletes participated in training sessions to help them identify their skill sets and determine who will move on to the academy camps. If chosen, Ian will be invited to move to Colorado to live in the Olympic training center. Good luck Ian!

10. Next week at a glance
Happy Holidays Sea Kings! Wishing you and your families a safe and restful holiday.
See you in 2020!
General Info
Senior Sea Kings,

The Cap & Gown deadline to borrow a cap & gown has been extended until January 17, 2020. If you wish to borrow a cap & gown from the school, please fill out the Reservation form found  here  and turn it in to the ASB room by noon on January 17th. Please note that should you borrow from the school you must return all of your graduation regalia to the ASB room upon graduation on June 11. This includes your gown, medallion, cap and tassel.

If you'd prefer to order and keep your cap, tassel, gown and medallion, the forms are found  here . Additionally, this form can be used for announcements and any and all special graduation gear and packages. You can also always order online at moongradservices.com

For any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Maxfield at maxfieldj@pvpusd.net or at ext.601.
JUDGES NEEDED FOR SCIENCE FAIR!
We are currently looking for judges in all categories for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Science and Engineering Fair (PVPSEF). The date for the PVPSEF is  Friday, February 14 2020 at the South Coast Botanical Gardens . The times will be as follows:
8:00am-9:30am- Judges' meeting and breakfast; review student projects without students
9:30am-12:30pm- Interviews with high school students
12:30pm-2:00pm- Lunch for judges/ tabulation of scores by scoring committee
2:00pm-3:30pm- Open House for public viewing
3:30pm-4:00pm- Awards Ceremony
**Please email Julie Munoz at munozj@pvpusd.net or Becky Egan at eganr@pvpusd.net if you are interested in being a judge and we will add you to the judges list for February.**
Feel free to forward this email to anyone in the scientific community whom you think would like to participate and be part of the judging process. We thank you in advance for all that you do to support science research and engineering in our community and our schools!
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