Trojan Update

April 23rd, 2018

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!

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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!

Enrique Alverde

Blake Brandis

Jamie Cantieri

Kimberly Garcia

Julie Gouillon

Sean Graham

Anton Horvath

Matthew Kalemba

Larissa Kiefer

Jeremy Marr

Crispian Morris

Brandon Reyes

Annika Schmid

Lulabel Seitz

Ethan Shahbazian

Jake Symons

Nathan Wong

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CAASPP Testing Continues This Week!

Continuing our state testing with CAASPP testing with juniors in math We know that around this time, students can easily lose focus, but we hope you will encourage your student to keep doing his or her best, not only because the student performance is a reflection of what they have learned during their school journey, but also because the Early Assessment Program (EAP) is wrapped inside the CAASPP. UC and CSU campuses look at student EAP scores to determine where to place the student in English and Math.

For more specific information, click the link below:

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...

Go Trojans!

Engineering Students Visit Medtronic

Ms. Eaton's Principles of Engineering group visited Medtronic of Santa Rosa last week, checking out the latest in medical equipment, production, and manufacture. The students toured the manufacturing floor and learned all about the growth of Medtronic into a $30 billion dollar corporate giant. Our students learned about opportunity and the future of the medical equipment industry. One day, some of these students may work here! See pics below...
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NEW: Student Drop Off Adjustment

The stadium project is just about complete with the contractors finalizing a few last items. Starting this Tuesday, student drop off that has been occurring by the Museum at the Hinman Gate will revert to behind the stadium in the new parking area off Webster Street. This is a safe place to turn in and drop your child off. He or she can then walk to the side gate off Hinman (where the old restrooms were) and enter the stadium, then walk on the path around the field to the new gate entrance by the parking lot. Please do not drop off your students by the Museum. Our neighbors there have been very patient and hope their corner returns to normal.

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



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:

  1. Look at online schedule:
  2. Create an online SRJC account and get Student ID# (9 digit number)
  3. Complete concurrent enrollment form and get ALL required signatures
  4. Take any placement tests needed for prerequisite (English, Math, Science & Language classes):
  5. Turn form into SRJC Admissions & Records BEFORE you register
  6. Register online during priority registration
  7. Show counselor proof of registration
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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



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"

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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 visiting Trojans stormed up to Rohnert Park to take on the 16th ranked Rancho Cotate Cougars in the NCS Division 2 rankings. Freshman Rachel Bles had a huge game, shutting down the Cougars for the most part from the mound as well as going 3 for 4 with a double. Other hitting came from Chandler Mevis who went 3 for 3 with an RBI. The Trojans (13-4) now look forward to a key home game on Tuesday versus Sonoma.

The Paddle Moves to the West Side; NBL Title Secured!

In an exciting and well-attended crosstown battle, the Petaluma Trojans put together a solid four quarters of effort, upending the Casa Grande Gauchos 15-9. The win meant a sweep of the season series with Casa, but more importantly clinched the league title for the Trojans. Great games by the Lynch twins, Ian and Isaac, who both found the back of the net, Isaiah Blomgren who dominated the faceoff circle, Dominic Butts and Dante Ratto for their excellent passing and movement, Austin Frank for the coolest goal of the season, and Zach Scherer for some fine net-tending. It should also be noted that Nick Dooley on defense essentially shut down the Casa offense, forcing Casa to make the extra pass time and time again and snagging turnovers. A great night out at Ellison Field!

The Trojans (10-3, 7-0) now face Cardinal Newman on Senior Night on Tuesday!