PHS Staff Update

March 16th, 2015

A Week Before Spring Break and...

...on we go! Hoping everyone had a pleasant weekend with this summer-like weather. Lots of great things happening in classrooms if you get a chance to visit. If you can, make it a point to see another colleague at work this week. You are all doing many creative, amazing things, and it would be terrific if others could see! We will be sure to do some recognitions of this work soon.

Don't forget TC today, Staff Meeting Tuesday (Library) , and Professional Learning Community Wednesday in Multi. See the "Coming Up This Month" below.

Have a great week!

Cabling and Infrastructure Work Continues...

The work by AMS to pull fiber and upgrade connectivity is continuing through Spring Break. As a reminder, there will be no access on March 25 and 26th (during Spring Break) and very likely no access on the first day back from break (Monday, March 30th). Avoid a lesson plan on that day that involves an internet connection. And please keep in mind that the work may finish early or run late...I'll keep you posted!

Our Professional Learning Community - Coming Together This Week...

Our team is back from Phoenix and ready to share ideas and next steps. This Wednesday, we will be meeting as a professional learning community in the Multi. Please be in the Multi and ready to go by 2:25pm. Lots to do and share!

HOSA Headed Off to State Conference

The HOSA team is off to the HOSA State Conference from March 26-29. Linda is doing a great job leading this group. We'll stay tuned for news of their adventure...


March 16 - Trojan Connections #10

March 17- St Patricks Day Staff Meeting - wear green/bring laptop 3:15pm

March 17-18- CAHSEE Make Up Testing

March 18th - Professional Learning Community Wednesday in Multi 2:25pm

March 23 - 27 Spring Break

March 31st - LCAP Parent Meeting at PHS


Skills USA

Last weekend, SkillsUSA students volunteered in a clean up of Howarth Park. The students were following up a very successful showing in the SkillsUSA Regional competition. Gold medals for Lela Perivolaris, Chris Temple, Matthew Kalemba, Erik de la Torre, and Dino Santia; silvers for Sarah Graham, Lela Perivolaris, and Nate Irwin; Bonze for Sarah, Lela and Nate. Huge shout out to Coach Chris Jones who was also the regional director for the contest.

Way to show off your stuff, Trojans!

CMEA Festival!

Our students performed admirably at the CMEA Bay Section Solo and Ensemble Festival at SSU on Saturday, March 7th. They received a short individual clinic, a performance rating, and written comments.

Each student receives a certificate and medal.


Dakota Tomas and Lawrence Camacho (duet)- Excellent

Rowan Cunningham- Excellent

Leah Richter- Excellent

Janica De Gracia- Excellent

Jasmine Byerley- Superior

Well done, Choir and Ms. Robertson!

Reprinted from the PCS Press...(on Staff Mtg Agenda)

Petaluma Pioneers are teachers who will spend extra time assisting their staff and students at their school site with the implementation of CCSS and technology integration. Pioneers will be compensated up to $5,000 based on the number of extra hours they work during the 15/16 school year (compensation will be based on 25.44/hour) . All traditional secondary teachers will be provided with an off period as well.


● Work with site administration to support all school staff with integration of technology and CCSS.

● Attend two meetings per month at the district office after school hours with the Director of Technology.

● Provide demonstration lessons for teachers, assist teachers with planning CCSS lessons, and plan engaging lessons for students with technology (iPads).

● Attend weekly meetings on site with TOSAs.

Open House and Honors/AP Night

Wednesday, April 1st, 5:30pm


Note the date change from our original calendar. This evening gives everyone a chance to see what has been happening in classes, as well as provide specific information about Honors and AP classes. Much more information to come on this evening...