February 19th, 2018
As some of you know, Gio will be out for a few weeks as he undergoes a medical procedure. He will be out from February 25th likely through Spring Break. Ron Everett, former PCS HR director, will be with us during this period. We are all thinking of you, Gio. I have already started the Jamaican meal train which will be arriving by banana boat shortly. I will reach out to Rachel if we can help in anyway. Thoughts and prayers.
Have a great week, everyone.
Flying Through February
Another great week at PHS! In this update...
** Reminder that this Thursday is AP/Honors Evening (see below)
**Wrestling had a remarkable NCS Championship meet (see article below)
**Girl's Soccer is continuing forward into the NCS semis (see below)
**FBLA and SkillsUSA successes...
**A MarS update on Monterey
**and a couple of Good Eggs help during the flood (see below)
Proud to be a Trojan!
Have a terrific week!
AP/Honors Night - February 21st at 6PM in the Multi + AP Exam Update
As our second semester keeps rolling along, here is our final reminder about AP/Honors Evening coming up this Thursday at 6PM in the Multi.
This night is dedicated to inform students and parents about the AP and Honors courses offered at PHS. It is important for all of our students to go to these meetings as they will learn about expectations, summer assignments and much more from the instructor. Most importantly, parent and student both get information on work flow and what it will take to succeed.
Below you will find the schedule in English and Spanish. Also, you will find the AP/Honors agreement. This document is due March 8th for all students who plan to take an AP or Honors course during the 2019-2020 school year to the counseling office.
For those students currently in AP classes, AP testing is scheduled for the weeks of May 7 - May 18th. At this point, your student should have brought home a two sided letter. (See Tes Payment Letter below). This letter notifies the student and parents of the 2018-2019 AP testing window, the cost for each test and a selection of tests your student can take. Students were instructed to review this document and use it when selecting their exams.
The date for submitting AP registration forms is March 8th. We encourage all students who are planning to do the AP test to get their payments in ASAP to avoid any late fee's or missed opportunities. Please see a counselor for further information or for scholarship information.
Attached you will find the letter that was given to students in December. If needed, you can print this document or your student can get a new copy in the Student Assistance Center.
Lady Trojans Sweep by El Cerrito in NCS Quarterfinals; Campolindo Next
The Trojans (16-0-3) continued their unblemished season behind another balanced attack and solid defense. Previously, the Trojans had met El Cerrito early in the season. In that contest, the two teams battled back and forth with the Trojans winning 3-2. But on Saturday, Petaluma never looked threatened.
This Wednesday, the competition gets tougher as defending NCS Section Champion Campolindo visits Ellison Field. The Trojans will need our support so pencil in Wednesday, February 20th at 7PM. Remember that the NCS runs these games so an admission fee is collected by the section. Hopefully, they can keep this run going. Go Trojans! (see the video of the game below - thank you, Griffin!)
FBLA Team Competes at Leadership Conference; Boys Qualify for State
Shattuck and Pedersen Headed to State; Trojans Perform Well at NCS
The PHS Wrestling team competed in the NCS championships this weekend, performing at a very high level. First, the girls team traveled to Albany. The seven member team finished 16th out of 70 schools that competed, including a state berth for Brook Shattuck at the 101 lb. class. Logan Pomi just missed out on a trip to state with a 5th place finish.
The boys were at Logan High School and went beyond expectation. PHS finished 10th out of 95 schools, and were the highest scoring Division 3 team. Highlights included three wrestlers making it to the semi-final round (Nick Trave, Colton Prieto, and Connor Pedersen) and Charlie Winter wrestling back all the way to a sixth place finish. After his semi final defeat, Pedersen wrestled all the way through the bracket to a third place finish and spot at the state championships in Bakersfield! Just missing out on medals were Derrick Pomi and Liam O'Niell. Well done, PHS. Way to go, Coach Schloesser and his staff, and all the girls and boy wrestlers!
Petaluma Wrestling @ James Logan High School
Boys NCS Championships
Overall the team took 10th place out of 95 teams
Qualifying for State:
152 lbs Connor Pedersen took 3rd
106 lbs Nick Trave took 4th
160 lbs Colton Prieto took 4th
113 lbs Charlie Winter took 6th
Missing a medal by one match was:
145 lbs Derrick Pomi
138 lbs Liam O’Niell
Also wrestling was:
126 lbs Dominic Butts went 3-2
132 lbs Mac Shattuck went 3-2
170 lbs Tony Vitali 3-2
120 lbs Collin Ferrero 0-2
195 lbs Jack Santos 0-2
Petaluma Wrestling @ Albany High School
Girls NCS Championships
Overall the team took 16th place out of 70 teams
Qualifying for State:
101 lbs Brook Shattuck took 4th
131 lbs Logan Pomi took 5th
Also wrestling was:
106 lbs Amelia Grevin went 2-2
121 lbs Kim Larsen went 3-2
126 lbs Shalynn Baker went 0-2
137 lbs Adriana Borajas went 3-2
Skills USA Region 1 Leadership Conference Shines at PHS
Important Upcoming Dates
Don't forget the following dates:
Tuesday, February 19th - PAC Meeting @ 3:15pm in F6
Tuesday, February 19th - Chemistry and Community Health Field Trip
Tuesday, February 19th - Coffee with the Principal @ Aqus Cafe 9AM
Wednesday, February 20th - Legal Studies Field Trip
Wednesday, February 20th - PLC
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
Friday, February 22nd - PHS Music Fundraiser @Goldman Ballroom, Hotel Petaluma 6:30pm
Monday, February 25th - Athletic Booster Meeting
Wednesday, February 27th - Staff Meeting
Saturday, March 2nd - MR GQ in the Multi
Monday, March 4th - Principals Tour @ 1:30pm
Monday, March 4th - PTSA
Tuesday, March 5th - Biology Field Trip
Tuesday, March 5th - Coffee w the Principal @ Aqus Cafe 9AM
Wednesday, March 6th - Department Meeting
Thursday, March 7th - Biology Field Trip
Lechon Wins Petaluma Host Lions Club Speech Contest
MarS Monterey Trip #2 in the Books
But like the ocean we visited, there was much more happening under the surface. They learned to be kind, to cheer on each other at the Thursday night talent show; they learned of the Earth's fragility, the intricate linked patterns that tie the world's people and animals together; they learned not only to find a passion, whether in the marine world or not, but to channel that passion into something greater. Most importantly, they learned that there is no greater power than to be inspired by another. I have no doubt that these students will carry the trip with them into the future and be the spirits of change we need. Thank you, Phil, Bob, and all the chaperones who went on the ride together. Rachel Carson says it best...
Teen Life Hacks at the Petaluma Public Library
We're excited to offer several events in our Teen Life Hacks series this semester that are designed to meet the practical needs of teens in 7th-12th grades, including teens feeling stressed about jobs, money, and life in general. Thank you for publicizing these Petaluma Library events with students and families, and encouraging students to attend!
"Stress Relief Toolkit for Teens" is Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12-1:30 pm. Psychologist Rachael Newman will help teens recognize and manage stress in healthy and creative ways. Sign up at https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/4987599. This workshop has earned positive reviews from students who attended previous sessions. A bilingual color handout is attached.
"You're Hired! Getting and Keeping a Job for Teens" is Saturday, March 30, 12-1:30 pm. Details and sign up at https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/4987655.
"What Teens Need to Know about Money" is Saturday, April 13, 12-1:30 pm. Details and sign up at https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/4987615.
Thank you again for your support.
Teen & Adult Services Librarian
Petaluma Regional Library (Sonoma County Library)
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