September 24th, 2018
The First Grading Period, the First VVAL Football Win, and the First Days of Fall
We parents know that as we get older, Time moves faster. There is an equation out there somewhere that might confirm this, but we also have as evidence the fact that the first grading period has already ended and we are more than 1/6 of the way through the school year. How about that!
In this update, check out the success of the Trojans varsity football squad on the road at Justin-Siena, as well as video of Phil Tacata receiving his recognition (and $2000) for runner up Sonoma County Teacher of the Year, an update on A+, a feature on PHS graduate Shelby Pope, HOSA Goes to Washington DC, and much more. Remember that Monday, October 15th is a Staff Development Day with no school for students.
Though it is now officially autumn, it looks like a warm week.
Have a great week!
HOSA Goes to Washington DC
Girls Golf is off to a fast start, running their record to 4-0 after a dominating outing versus Justin-Siena. Lilly Catarozoli led the way with a 48, with solid scores also turned in by Channing Matthews and Olivia Zimmerman. This week, the unbeatens are on the road at Napa and host American Canyon on Thursday.
AT ROOSTER RUN (Par 36)
Petaluma 268, Justin-Siena 337
Pet: Lilly Catarozoli 48; Channing Matthews 53;Olivia Zimmerman 53; Mya Brooks 55; Kalea Howe 59.
Samantha Tuite 51; Sumaia Khoury 62; Alex Mazzucco 69; Serena Chen 77; Noelle Wright 78.
Records: Pet 4-0, Justin-Siena 1-4
Girls Volleyball played an amazing match versus Vintage two Thursdays ago. A five set back-and-forth contest that eventually went to the Vintage team. Hannah Dillingham led the way with 23 kills. The league looks like it will be this way all season with many competitive matches to come. They also dropped a 5 set heartbreaker to Casa last Tuesday and a tight match to Justin Siena last Thursday. This group is getting stronger with each outing and by playoff time, there won't be a tougher team to face in Division 3 than the Trojans! They have an important road match versus Sonoma on Tuesday...
Vintage d. Petaluma 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 15-13
Pet: Hannah Dillingham 23 kills; Emma Weiand 9 kills; Lilah Bacon 7 kills; Emma Weiand 8 aces; Lily Paschoal 4 Aces; Alexis Nagy 2 aces
Record: Pet 4-8, 2-1
Thursday, September 20th
Justin Siena d. Petaluma 26-24, 25-20, 28-26
Pet: Hannah Dillingham 13 kills; Emma Weiand 3 kills; Lily Paschoal 3 kills; Kaleigh Weiand 2 Kills, 4 Aces. Record: JS 11-1, 6-0; Pet 4-10, 2-3
JV: Petaluma won
NCAA Night @ Casa Grande
Trojan Live Updates
Here is some Trojan Live information on sports coverage for this year:
Varsity Football team's loss to American Canyon:
Highlights of Varsity Football team's victory over Justin Siena:
(highlight packages will always be on the channel)
(only on the channel Thursday-Sunday during the season)
Varsity Volleyball team's loss to Justin Siena on Thursday:
We will be live streaming the Football team's big game against Vintage Friday.
Note all football games are covered but will be available on our YouTube channel from Thursday to Sunday until the season is complete.
Also Trojan Live will be live streaming all home varsity football games this year from Ellison Field. This includes the Egg Bowl on October 27th! They will also be live streaming select home varsity volleyball games including 10/11 vs. Casa Grande and 10/18 vs. Sonoma Valley along with any postseason games.
Trojan Live will continue live streaming for basketball, wrestling, baseball and softball later this year!
As promised, students will soon have access to see other teachers beyond 2nd and 5th period We have developed an online appointment system that allows students to make appointments with teachers with 24 hour notice. (thank you, Mr. Franklin and Mr. Napoli for all your work on this!). Department chairs have seen the system and we will roll it out to all staff at Wednesday's staff meeting. We will also use Trojan Live to inform students how it all works. More to come on this!
Marine Science Fundraises for Monterey @ Lagunitas
Important Upcoming Dates
Don't forget the following dates:
Monday, September 24th - Marine Mammal Field Trip #1
Wednesday, September 26th - Staff Meeting
Wednesday, September 26th - Marine Mammal Fieldtrip #2
Wednesday, September 26th - FFA Greenhand Leadership Conference
Thursday, September 27th - SRJC Information Night for Seniors in the PHS Library
Monday, October 1st - CSU Applications Open; FAFSA Available
Monday, October 1st - Principal's Tour
Tuesday, October 2nd - Coffee w/ the Principal @ Aqus Cafe 9AM
Tuesday, October 2nd - PTSA Meeting
Tuesday, October 2nd - Project Grad Meeting
Thursday, October 4th - Seniors - College Application Night
Friday, October 5th - APES Field Trip
Monday, October 8th - Athletic Booster Meeting
Wednesday, October 10th - FFA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 11th - Site Council
Saturday, October 13th - SkillsUSA Regionals
Saturday, October 13th - PSAT Test
Monday, October 15th - Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, October 16th - Coffee w/the Principal @ Aqus Cafe 9AM
Science Dept. Partners with Henry Curtis Ford for Fundraiser
Pairing with Desiree Rossetti (parent of Senior Ari Rosetti) from Henry Curtis Ford in Petaluma, the PHS Science Department raised money for science supplies this past Saturday. Each test drive earned the department money and by the end of the afternoon, $1300 had been raised! Funds will be distributed amongst the eight science department members to pay for various scientific consumable and non consumable supplies so that PHS students can continue to have hands on experiences in all of their science classes! This program was such a success the department is hoping to participate again next school year. A big shout out and Thank you to Desiree Rossetti and Henry Curtis Ford in Petaluma!!
For more information visit: https://forddrive4ur.com
News from the College and Career Center
The College and Career Center will be hosting the following college representatives this week:
Wednesday, 9/26 at lunch: UC Santa Barbara
Thursday, 9/27 at 10:15: UC Berkeley
Thursday, 9/27 at lunch: Boise State
Please stop by and talk to the admissions representative and get an inside look as to what it takes to apply to their colleges.
The College and Career Center will be holding college applications workshops the week of October 8th. This is a great opportunity to make sure your applications are all okay before you submit them. Mrs. Stoll, the PHS counselors and an outside professional will be available to help you. Please see Mrs. Stoll to sign-up for one of the workshops. Space is limited.