April 23rd, 2018
The Last Week of April!
Below is a note from Debi re CAASPP:
Another huge thank you to all of you who helped with the six days of English Testing. Having a colleague in the room to start and end tests really helps to lower the tension in the room!
Even with our best efforts, only about 75% of the students have completed the English testing and we begin Math on Tuesday!
Therefore, we will be calling in many students today (Monday) to make progress on their tests. We are sending ALL the passes out during first period, but we will be testing in all periods today. A big thank you to Rick Curry for providing a wonderful test environment for our students.
Please encourage your students to take their time in finishing up. Please make sure to give them their passes. Please be patient if students are asked to test in your classes. If it is a real problem for them to leave, please let them come and reschedule with me. I will get them back to class as soon as possible.
Thank you and Go Trojans!
Big Weekend for Skills USA
Looks like another great week coming up at PHS. We're celebrating the return of our band and choir students who had a great trip to New Orleans (see this week's Trojan Tribune for excellent coverage of the trip).
We are also celebrating a huge weekend for our CTE programs. See below for photos and story of our Skills USA trip to SoCal, and the Engineering trip to Medtronic
In sports, a huge win for the boys lacrosse team over Casa Grande is featured, plus great performances in softball, baseball, tennis, and track.
Make plans to see our terrific Jazz Combo and Choir playing at Hermann Sons Hall this Friday (flier below). Or check out the Powder Puff match up that same evening.
CAASPP testing continues and AP tests are just around the corner. It's an exciting time in for the Trojans. Let's get to the week!
Students at SkillsUSA State Conference
This weekend, a large group of PHS students attended the SkillsUSA State Conference in Ontario, CA. For the first time in PHS Skills USA history, they were recognized as a Chapter of Distinction, a huge honor for all the students and Mr. Jones. (Above, they celebrate at the dinner recognition.) Highlights also included a Gold Medal for Julie Gouillon in Medical Math (#1 in California!), a Gold Medal for Jake Symons in 20-second Elevator, and a Bronze Medal for Enrique Alverde in Intro to Drafting A. A very successful weekend for the Skills USA Petaluma!
Below, the whole group!
CAASPP Testing Continues This Week!
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Baseball: Trojans In Control
The Trojans took care of business last week, moving past Elsie Allen and then dominating Piner 10-1 last Friday. A balanced attack produced 12 hits, including a 5-run fifth inning. The Trojans (10-4-1; 5-1) host Sonoma on Tuesday before a home and home with Healdsburg. See the article below...
Engineering Students Visit Medtronic
NEW: Student Drop Off Adjustment
Soon there will be new signage to reflect these changes as well as more specific postings of when members of the public can use the facility. Thank you for bearing with us as we transition to the new stadium!
PHS Boys Golf in a Dominating Mood
AT NORTHWOOD GOLF CLUB (Par 36)
The Trojans golf team lost a heartbreaker to El Molino last week by just three strokes last week. Two strong rounds by El Molino's #1 and #2 players made the difference.
El Molino 227, Petaluma 230
El Mo: Ryan Pamatmat 39; Kristian Walker 40; Grant Phy 49; Kaiden Kliegl 49; Cassius Phillips 50.
Pet: Charlie Winter 44; Shannon Stoll 44; Cole Powers 46; Enzo Scaccalosi 47; Justin Solorzano 49.Records: El Mo 6-1, Pet 7-1
The Trojans (7-1) will take on Analy this week before the SCL Tournament next Monday. Go Trojan Golf!
Important Counseling Info: Online Courses + SRJC Summer
If your student is either currently enrolled in an online class or considering one for next school year, please keep the following things in mind. Online classes taken outside of PHS are not monitored by counselors or any PHS staff, so it is the responsibility of the parents to monitor work and progress towards completion. For seniors, classes should be finished up by Friday, May 18th (including taking the final) so that there is time to have the work graded and a final transcript sent to the counseling department. Please remember that online classes are not great for everyone's learning styles and sometimes even bright students struggle in an online environment. When classes are taken through PHS directly, we are able to provide more support via the teachers and the counselors, and when it comes to AP classes, the teachers are trained to prepare the students for the AP tests in the spring and the curriculum is supported through college board. Although online appeals to many, it is important to consider your student's individual needs and make sure that the plan is communicated to your student's counselor.
SRJC Summer info:
It now that SRJC plans to offer its regular slate of summer school offerings. Please see below for information on summer and fall registration. There is also a NY Times article from last week that may be of interest beneath this.
If you are interested in taking a SRJC class in summer 2018 or fall 2018? The schedule is available now and concurrent registration forms are due to SRJC BEFORE students can register. Registration starts Thursday, April 26th. Please review the steps to enroll in a SRJC Class:
- Look at online schedule: https://classes.santarosa.edu/
- Create an online SRJC account and get Student ID# (9 digit number)
- Complete concurrent enrollment form and get ALL required signatures
- Take any placement tests needed for prerequisite (English, Math, Science & Language classes): https://assessment.santarosa.edu/
- Turn form into SRJC Admissions & Records BEFORE you register
- Register online during priority registration
- Show counselor proof of registration
Boys Tennis Moves into Final Week Looking for Title
Trojans Boys Tennis is staring at a tough week of tennis, starting with an away match at El Molino on Monday. Then on Wednesday, the Trojans (7-2. 5-0) hit the road again for a critical match versus Sonoma that will likely decide the league title. Thursday and Friday, the boys wrap up league with the SCL Tournament at SRJC.
Last week, the Trojans got by Healdsburg in league...
Petaluma 7, Healdsburg 0
Singles : Nathan Wong (Pet) d. Vikram Johnson 7-5, 6-2; Connor Gors (Pet) d. Will Hambly 6-3, 6-2; Zach Leno (Pet) d. John Dow 6-2, 6-3;Hayden Dennis (Pet) d. Judah Naujokas 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles : Colton Moss-Alex Dodd (Pet) d. Aidan Whitlock-Evan Linegar 6-2, 6-2; Logan Reuter-Griffin Epstein (Pet) d. Kevin Trebilcock-Tony Ibarra 6-2, 6-1; Khalil Tams-Jake Symons (Pet) d. Mariano Sanchez-Roan Affronti 6-2, 6-2.
Girls Lacrosse Roundup
Though they had a lead at the half, the Trojan girls couldn't hold on versus Casa last Friday night. Despite three goals from Liz Manka, the Gauchos managed to rally in the final quarter. Earlier, the Trojans had a big win over Rancho Cotate. This week, they take on Cardinal Newman and Sonoma Academy! Go Trojans!
High school girls lacrosse
AT CASA GRANDE
Casa Grande 12, Petaluma 9
CG goals: Trinity Merwin 4; Anaka Estrella 3; Sophia Gardea 2; Karli Gibbs; Jessica Rue Coulman; Kelsey Gomez. Assists: Merwin.
Pet goals: Liz Manka 3; Eola Grace Spaletta 2; Elyse Olsoman; N Costa 2; W Royall 1.
Records: CG 8-1
Petaluma 11, Rancho Cotate 5
The host fourth-place Trojans (4-3, 9-3) won after a sluggish start against the last-place Cougars (0-7, 1-9). “I think because it was senior night my girls were nervous. Rancho came out pretty strong in the first half. They are a physical team in general,” Petaluma coach Sarah Shada said. “By the second half everything was clicking for us. Our passes were connecting.”
Important Upcoming Dates
Don't forget the following dates:
April 23-25 - State FFA Convention
April 25th - Staff Meeting
April 26th - Community Achievement Awards
April 27th - Jazz Combo + PHS Choir at Hermann Son's Hall @ 6:30PM
April 27th - PowderPuff Game - 6PM Ellison Field
May 2nd - Wednesday department meetings
May 3rd - Principals Tour - 1pm
May 4th-5th - FFA Finals Field Day
May 7th - PTSA Meeting 6PM
May 7th-18th - AP Testing
May 17th - PHS Community Open House @ Ellison Field @5pm
PHS Staff : We All Say "Never Again"
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!)
Softball - Trojans Knock off Rancho Cotate
The Paddle Moves to the West Side; NBL Title Secured!
The Trojans (10-3, 7-0) now face Cardinal Newman on Senior Night on Tuesday!