January 28th, 2018
Wrapping up January!
Wanted to remind you that our annual Dodgeball competition starts on Monday at Lunch. Students DO NOT need to be dismissed early, as games go pretty quickly.
Dodgeball schedule is as follows:
Monday- 9th vs. 11th
Tuesday- 10th vs. 12th
Thursday- Winners from Monday and Tuesday
Friday- Thursday's winners vs. STAFF
Please let me know if you'd like to be on the Staff team for Friday's game. Come on out to the games this week for a fun lunch!
Thank you for your support.
Kevin, Andrew, and the ASB Class of 2018-2019
Last week, our ASB students celebrated Kindness Week, an extension of our beginning of the year focus and a reminder that simply being kind can change the world. As you read this update, think about ways today can be one where you lead others with kindness!
Please see below for various articles and updates. A few important reminders:
**Registration for Fall 2019 is now underway. Please see the article below on registration. Remember: you can view the course catalog at this link: https://www.petalumacityschools.org/domain/533
**Wrestling continued its shiny season, still unbeaten as they look toward a huge meet on January 30th at home vs. Casa (Senior Night). Make plans to check out that meet in the PHS Gym.
**Don't forget the Crab Feed coming up on February 2nd. Please see the flyer below.
**Our WASC accreditation visit is coming up in 2019-20. We are beginning the work of looking closely at our teaching and learning practice. We will be reaching out to our parents and students in the coming weeks and months to help us with this work.
Have a terrific week!
Class Registration for Fall 2019 + Important Upcoming Dates!
Counselors will continue Online Registration this week. Students will be registering for their classes for next year using their AERIES Student Portal accounts. It is important that each student has an active account separate from their parents. It is also important that parents have their own account so that they can review courses that their child selects. Registration dates are below:
- Junior Registration: Week of 1/14, online registration closes on Sunday, 1/20.
- 8th Grade Registration: Week of 1/22, online registration closes on Sunday, 1/27.
- Sophomore Registration: Week of 1/28, online registration closes on Sunday, 2/3.
- Freshman Registration: Week of 2/4, online registration closes on Sunday, 2/10.
Course Request Forms can be found on the PHS Counseling website. Please take time to review classes for next year with your child prior to registration.
College Night is happening Thursday, February 7th at 6pm. This is open to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and parents and will provide important information on college planning.
AP & Honors Night is happening Thursday, February 21st at 6pm and is important for any student to attend that is planning or considering AP or Honors classes for next year. More details to come later, AP/Honors contracts will be due Friday, March 8th.
HOSA at Mi Futuro Youth Health Symposium
CTE Construction Corps!
Three PHS students have been accepted into the CTE Construction Corps. Big thanks to Ms. Stoll on the Career Center for pulling the strings to make this happen. Congratulations to Valentin Barrera, Michael Pichardo, and Alex Ralske!
For more information on the program, see the link below:
Lady Trojans Marching Through Soccer Season; Huge Game This Wednesday
This Wednesday, the Trojans are looking to upend their cross town rival Gauchos who are also having a strong season. Their first meeting ended in a 1-1 draw so this match up will carry bragging rights. The Trojans are looking to solidify their #1 ranking in the North Coast Section Division 3 standings. Head over to Casa to support the team this Wednesday. Go Trojans! Well done, Coach Babala, in leading the squad.
Poetry Out Loud!
This month, students will participate in the Poetry Out Loud competition here at Petaluma High. From their website: "Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 10,000 schools in every state, Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico."
Our PHS Honors English 9 students are working with local poet and Poetry Out Loud coach Sandra Anfang and teacher Krista O'Connor to memorize and perform a poem during in-class competitions to prepare for the school-wide competition on January 30. From there, we will advance one winner to the Sonoma County competition on February 11 at the Sonoma County Central Library in Santa Rosa. State competitions follow in March, culminating with a national competition in Washington, DC in April. Good luck to all of our PHS competitors!
"StandOut" Freshmen Honored
On Friday, we presented these nominees with a certificate indicating why they were nominated and some pizza to celebrate with! Way to go, freshmen!
MarS Students Accepted to Marine Mammal Center Program
Congratulations to Aylin Ayala, Janice French, Naz Kawasmi, Kayla Pearson, David Aragon, Claire Burrow (go Juniors!),Emma Duiven, and Hannah Morris
Wrestling Results - Casa Meet This Wednesday
The Petaluma High School wrestling team has had strong season so far. Still unbeaten in league, the Trojans are pointing toward a showdown when they host Casa Grande in the PHS Gym this Wednesday, January 30th. Come on out to support the Trojans!
Petaluma High @ Justin Siena
Wrestling Meet 1-24-19
JV – Petaluma 72 Justin Siena 0
108 Dylan Bianchi (Pet) won by FF
115 Ferrero (Pet) won by fall over ? (1:22)
122 Zach Engle (Pet) won by FF
128 Butch Aguiar (Pet) won by FF
134 Riddick James (Pet) won by FF
140 Peter Vitali (Pet) (Pet) won by FF
147 Nathan Turner ((Pet) won by FF
154 Nick Tarca (Pet) won by FF
160 Jacob Bettencourt (Pet) won by FF
172 David Pacheco(Pet) won by FF
184 Ryan Castiligia (Pet) won by FF
197 Josh Byous (Pet) won by FF
220 Double FF
HWT Double FF
Varsity Girls – Petaluma 42 Justin Siena 0
Sonoma did not have any girls
103 Amelia Grevin won by FF
116 Stephania Barrientos (Napa) won by FF
128 Kim Larsen (PET) won by FF
131 Shalynn Baker (Pet) won by FF
138 Logan Pomi (Pet) won by FF
143 Adriana Barajas (Pet) won by FF
160 Carla Maldanado (Pet) won by FF
Varsity Boys – Petaluma 60 Justin Siena 12
108 Brook Shattuck (Pet) won by inj def. Cooper (JS)
115 Nick Trave (Pet) won by pin (1:22) over Sebastian Medina(JS) 1:43
122 Jacob Guducci (JS) won by dec. Charlie Winter (Pet) 10-5
128 Caden (JS) won by dec. Carlos Calito (Pet) 15-9
134 Dominic Butts(Pet) won by FF
140 Mac Shattuck (Pet) won by pin over Nico (Justin Siena) 1:45
147 Liam O’Neill (Pet) won by pin over Anthony (JS) :43
154 Connor Pedersen (Pet) won by FF
160 Colton Prieto (Pet) won by pin over Nathan (JS) 1:12
172 Tony Vitali (Pet) won by pin over Sohei (JS) 1:32
184 Derrick Pomi (Pet) 4:22won by pin over Kurtis (JS) (:09)
197 Jack Santos (Pet) Won by FF
220 JP (JS) won by pin over Max Anchirico – Jamie (:32)
HWT Double FF
Petaluma Boys Varsity 1/26/19
7th Place at Empire Classic in Ukiah
108 Nick Trave took 2nd
115 lbs Charlie Winter took 7th
134 Mac Shattuck took 3rd
140 Liam O'Niell took 5th
154 Jacob Bettencourt took 5th
162 Tony Vitali took 5th
4th place at Windsor High School
101 Amelia Grevin took 4th
106 Brooklyn Shattuck took 1st
121 Kim Larsen took 2nd
131 Logan Pomi took 1st
138 Adriana Borajas took 4th
Petaluma JV at Ukiah High
Asher King took 1st
Butch Aguiar took 4th
Parker Loden took 3rd
Josh Byous took 4th
Riddick James took 2nd
Petaluma High School Resource Specialist
PHS Head - Wrestling Coach
Trojans of the Month!
Important Upcoming Dates
Don't forget the following dates:
Monday, January 28th - Spring Sports Begins
Wednesday, January 30th - Schoolwide PLC: EL Roadmap Planning in the Library
Friday/Saturday February 1st/2nd - Lanea Music Festival Trip
Saturday, February 2nd - Crab Feed (see flyer)
February 4th and 5th - Hog Island Oyster Farm Field Trip
Wednesday, February 6th - Schoolwide PLC: Illuminate
Thursday, February 7th - COLLEGE NIGHT in the Library (6PM)
February 12-15th - MarS to Monterey (Part 2)
Wednesday, February 13th - WASC Wednesday (Staff)
Wednesday, February 13th - Biology and Community Health Field Trip
Tuesday, February 19th - Chemistry and Community Health Field Trip
Wednesday, February 20th - Legal Studies Field Trip
Thursday, February 21st - Site Council @ 3:20pm in F6
Thursday, February 21st - END OF FOURTH GRADING PERIOD
Thursday, February 21st - AP/HONORS Evening (6PM) Multi
Friday, February 22nd - APES Field Trip
Saturday, February 23rd - MR GQ
Monday, February 25th - Athletic Booster Meeting
Both girls and boys varsity get another shot at the Gauchos this week as they travel cross town in a busy athletic week. The boys (6-15) start off tonight on the road at American Canyon before heading to Casa for a Wednesday tip off. They finish the week with Senior Night on Friday vs. Napa. Come on out to support the Trojans!
The girls (10-13) have their own return bout with Casa on Tuesday evening at Casa, followed by a home game versus Napa on Thursday. They wrap up regular season play on Senior Night versus Sonoma next Monday, February 4th. Go Trojans!