PHS Staff Update
December 14th, 2015
A Long Day's Semester Coming to a Close
Enjoy a safe and joyful holiday season. We have all earned it!
(And a reminder that Monday is Laura Keaton Day. Don't forget to stop by her desk and say hello! We'll try to have coffee on and leftovers from the party in the faculty lounge)
(At the bottom of this update is a copy of the Crab Feed flier. Each February, the Athletic Boosters put on the Crab Feed. It is a wonderful, fun evening to support student athletics.)
David, Debi, and Tracy
Trojans of the Month (reprint from Trojan Parent Update)
Last week, these students, their parents, and the nominating teachers attended the first Trojan of the Month luncheon. It was a fabulous way to bring this community together and underlined once again what terrific students we have at Petaluma High. Thanks, Ms. Pinckney, for the idea and follow through. And thank you to the PTSA for putting on the luncheon!
Industrial Technology Shop Gets a Face Lift
Thank you to everyone who came in on a Saturday to clean up the Industrial Technology metal shop. We have many users of this state-of-the-art facility and it is critical that things are clean and in good working order to ensure a safe learning work space. Thanks to Dick Hermann, Jimmy Parker, Michael Caruana, Colten Stoppel, and Charlie Newsome, and all the apprentices who helped out. Good to see so many PHS grads making their way in the world!
And special thanks to Pete Bordiga for helping out both in the clean up and by volunteering his time in the lab with students!
Wyatt Orsini KVAL
Frank Osias SPT
Colton Stoppel RS TECHNICAL
Will Flores PRICE PUMP
Michael Lemos TEKBERRY/KEYSIGHT
Ryan Kondratieff DEWEYL TOOL
Bob Solden PROTOFAB
Milo Wiles TEKBERRY/KEYSIGHT
Nick Nesbitt BULLDOG MACHINE
Diego Mora UNICO MECHANICAL
William Lund VOLT/KEYSIGHT
Anthony Rarang DESIGN-IT PROTOTYPE
Doug Buonacorsi DESIGN-IT PROTOTYPE
Joe Makohon VOLT/KEYSIGHT
See below for after pictures or click the link for more...
COMING UP November/December Events
December 14th - Let's get ready for finals. Cookies 'n' Cram in the Library.
December 16th to 18th - FINALS - 3/6; 4/5, 1/2: End of the Semester.
December 21st to January 4th...Winter Break......Happy Holidays!!!
January 4th - Teacher Work Day
January 5th - PAC Meeting
January 6th - PLC Share Out
January 11th - Staff Meeting
January 13th - Tech Wednesday
January 14th - Site Council
January 14th - 8th Grade Parent Night
January 23rd - Winter Formal dance
Hour of Code during Trojan Connections (reprint from Trojan Parent Update)
If you're interested in seeing what the students did, check out the Hour of Code website at : https://code.org/learn . Thank you, Mr. Cox!
Trojans Crack Open Basketball Season With Road Victory over Gauchos, Then Continue Hot Start
Led by a trio of double digit scorers (Perez, Zedek, and Garber) and guided from the top by Ryan Cox, the Petaluma Trojans overcame a slow start and eventually put away the Casa Grande Gauchos. Down 19-9 toward the end of the first quarter, Coach Scott Behrs called for a full court trap. The momentum shifted and by halftime, the score was almost level. After a close and energetic third quarter, the Trojan depth helped them pull away for the final 61-49 win. Well done, Trojan boys! For a recap, see the PD article:
After the strong opening victory at Casa Grande, the Trojan boys have continued to be road warriors. Last Tuesday, they took on San Rafael High, overcoming a slow first quarter to run away with a 51-42 win. They followed this performance with a strong 56-47 victory over Novato High last Thursday. Ryan Cox and Ryan Perez each poured in 19 to lead the way.
Music on the Move!
Our student musicians are on the move! Recently, they travelled to Fairfield to compete. The kids loved the trip, and though the Marching Band didn't make the podium, the Varsity Jazz Ensemble placed 2nd. Speaking of which...don't miss the Varsity Jazz Ensemble @ The Mystic Theatre, performing a benefit concert for the PHS Music Dept. on January 16th at the Mystic Theatre with headliner "Con Brio." Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6339285&pl=mystic
See the poster below!
And last Thursday, Cliff and Kevin (Klemonok) presented the Winter Concert in the Multi - wonderful to hear the 8th graders coming up and the growing greatness of our own bands. On Friday, Cliff and the choir performed beautifully at Elim Church. Proud of our music program!