PHS Update

November 15th, 2017

At Tuesday Night Showcase, PHS Staff Load Bases, Hit Home Run

Last night, Petaluma High staff again came through in the clutch, driving home the point that PHS is an excellent choice for high school education to more than 350 parents and prospective students. Departments and programs were beautifully prepared and gave succinct, on target information describing each program. Link Crew, BSA, and ASB students complemented staff on tours, helping with translation, and providing the all important student perspective.

Does it make a difference? In the group of about 35 that I lead, two parents at separate moments pulled me aside and told me they had no idea we did that and that they were no longer "on the fence." Each said they now felt confident sending their child here. When we come together and present the attributes of the school, it removes doubt from a worried parent and opens eyes to the remarkable work you do. Home run!

In a sea of excellence, thank you to Gio and Debi for pulling this all together, updating brochures, arranging buses for the daytime tours, communicating with other schools, arranging the gym, communicating with teachers and students, taking care of details that make things look seamless. Thanks to our undermanned custodial staff for putting in the extra time to spruce up. And a big thank you to Ashley Collingswood, our district communications and outreach coordinator for her expertise in marketing material, posters and communication.

Stirrat Remarks from Tuesday:

Thursday morning, we welcome the other half of PJHS, McKinley PACS and Kenilworth for our daytime tour (9-10:30am). If you haven't seen Streetcar, it is really good! Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances...

If you are planning on attending the CLHS celebration for Phil Tacata on 11/29, please bring $10 to Stacy.

Please read on for the latest PHS news. Watch out for the rain Wednesday night. Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving Break!

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Trojans Fight Hard But Eventually Fall to Acalanes

The Trojans went on the road and proved they belonged in the very tough Division 3 NCS playoffs last Friday evening. Cheered on by a boisterous PHS cheering section, the Trojans moved the ball throughout the contest. At halftime, the Trojans trailed 28-17. After forcing an early second half turnover, the Trojans had the ball at the Acalanes 38 yard line but could not sustain the drive. After an Acalanes score, the Trojans battled back with a long and productive drive followed by a two point conversion, closing to 35-25 as the 3rd quarter wound down.

Unfortunately, the fourth quarter didn't go the Trojans way. Two costly turnovers were converted to Acalanes points and the Trojans weren't able to close any further. The final score was in no way representative of the Trojans' play on the field. A few plays here and there and things might have been different.

All in all, an excellent season for the Trojans (8-2). We will lose some talented seniors to graduation but the current junior class will be ready to pick up this season next fall on the newly minted Ellison Field. Go Trojans!

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JSA Goes to Fall State

The Petaluma High JSA chapter brought 18 students to the Northern California JSA Fall State in Santa Clara last weekend. Along with teachers Mr. Dawsari and Ms. Lounibos, the students had an enjoyable two day overnight convention debating, interacting with students across the state, discussing political and current event issues, and having fun activities with friends in the chapter and across the state. Talluah Leftkowitz won a best speaker gavel award for her fantastic debating. Overall all the students left happy, tired, more informed and inspired politically, and excited to go to more JSA conventions in the future.

Trojan Live will be starting live streaming Boys and girls basketball of the majority of home games. Our first live stream is November 25!
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Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 15th - PHS Science Boosters @3:30pm

  • Thursday, November 16th - SITE COUNCIL in F6 at 3:20 PM

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday - STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

  • Thanksgiving Break - November 18th-November 26th

  • Wednesday, December 6th @8:45am & @12:15pm (F3): Math Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)

  • Friday, December 15th: High School Concurrent Enrollment Form Deadline to counselors

PEF Comes Through for PHS!

Mr. Granados Puts Together a Memorable Veterans Day Commemoration

PHS Science Boosters Meets on November 15th

As you may recall, we postponed our fall Science Boosters meeting due to the fires. Our new Fall meeting date will be Wednesday 11/15 starting at 3:30PM in F13. To facilitate participation we will live stream this meeting with chat option. Please complete the attached google form to help us make this meeting as accessible as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Linda Judah

Trojan Live will be live streaming Boys and girls basketball home games, starting on Nov 25th

Saturday, Nov. 25th, 5pm

201 Fair Street

Petaluma, CA

Our first live stream is November 25!


Rather than copy and paste from our website as I've done in the past, let's use our website as the main form of reminder as to what is coming up. Click the link below and check out what's coming up from the calendar. (The link is now correct!)

Doppelganger? Who is this student?

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