End-of-Year edition!


SAVE THE DATE! Pleasant Valley High School Class of 2018


Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 7pm, Bidwell Presbyterian Church

All graduating seniors and thier families are invited to come hear words of inspiration and music performed by fellow students, as well as a special guest speaker, our very own Coach of the Year - Tim Keating with words of encouragement for the future. Enjoy refreshments following the program. All seniors & their families are welcome to attend. Don't miss this graduation tradition!

SAFE & SOBER GRAD NIGHT - A safe & sober way for our kids to celebrate their high school success!


This is an all-night party with a variety of food, and fun games like Rocky the Mechanical Bull, extreme air rock wall, air cash box, henna artists, casino, photo booths, pizza eating contests, games, caricaturist, etc. There will be cool prizes given away all night long like big screen tvs, mini fridges, bikes, shopping sprees, tons of gift cards and so much more!!! Tickets are on sale in the school office for $70.

(We are looking for junior & senior parents to volunteer so this night will be a success! Click on the link below for more information. Your help is greatly appreciated!)


Below is helpful information regarding procedures to clear an absence, our tardy policy, students leaving campus, and school attire.

HOW TO CLEAR AN ABSENCE—Please phone Student Services any time to report your child’s absence. When leaving a message, please state your child’s name, your name, date of absence and reason. Or, upon returning to school, send your student with written documentation regarding the absence that is signed by a parent or guardian. When there is no verification within three school days, the absence is considered unexcused. If a student accrues three or more unexcused absences, the student is considered to be truant (Ed Code 48260). Parents and guardians may call the following numbers to clear a student’s absence:

891-3050, then extension # of Student’s last name beginning:

A through GR = extension 114

GU through O = extension 111

P through Z = extension 110

TARDY POLICY -- Students must be in their seats when the bell rings. If a student is not in their seat, they will receive an unexcused tardy. A 30 minute detention will be assigned, and must be completed within five school days. Written verification by a medical office with date and time listed, will be an excused tardy.

LEAVING CAMPUS -- If your student needs to leave campus during school hours, they will need to obtain an off campus pass prior to leaving campus. This can be arranged by either:

1. Sending your student with a note stating your student’s first and last name, the reason, the time they need to leave campus, and your name. Your student will receive an off-campus pass which they will show the teacher when it is time to leave class. Your student can conveniently meet you in the parking lot.

2. Call the attendance office at 891-3050 and the corresponding extension listed above, and an off-campus pass will be prepared for your student. It will be the student’s responsibility to pick up the off-campus pass during their passing period or lunch. They will show the pass to the teacher when it is time to leave class and meet you in the parking lot.

SCHOOL ATTIRE -- Students need to dress appropriately for school and school-related functions. Unacceptable clothing includes strapless tops, bare midriffs, bandeau tops with or without a sheer top, sheer clothing, underwear showing, sagging pants, gang affiliated and/or “illegal” or “inappropriate” displays on clothing. This includes, but is not limited to, Sierra Nevada logo clothing. Violations may result in Saturday School.

PLEASE PLAN AHEAD -- Class time is valuable! Parents are always welcome to drop off an item for their student, as long as the student knows to pick it up. We do not deliver notes or items to classrooms, as it is a disruption to instructional time. Thank you!


Counseling Office

The Counseling Team extends a warm welcome to all Viking families.

Our Team includes:

Counselors Alphabet

Rochelle Richman A-CR

Amanda Ellis CU-HO

Melisa Plants HU-MT

Natalie Mathrole MU-SH

Jessica Isern SI-Z

Counseling Office Assistants

Debbie Novak

Jamie Morley

School Psychologist

Daymi Trowbridge

Career Center

Leslie Keller

Our office is open from 7:30 to 3:30. Mrs. Novak sets up appointments for the counselors. Please call 891-3050 ext. 225. All PVHS staff can also be reached through email from the PV home page You can find the Counseling tab on the home page for information pertaining to all grade levels including: college and testing information, upcoming meetings & events, scheduling guidelines, the Curriculum Handbook and much more. We look forward to working with you!


Senior Scholarship & Awards Night- May 21st, 2018 at 6:30pm

The Senior Scholarship & Awards Night for the class of 2018 will be in the Center for the Arts @ Pleasant Valley High School.

Seniors who have been selected for a Scholarship or Award received a letter of notification from the Counseling Office in early May. It is extremely important for seniors and their parents to attend this special evening. Receiving a scholarship or award is a very high honor and one that reflects the student’s hard work over many years of education. Many community members and school personnel volunteer countless hours to provide these awards to our students. Seniors and families, please plan to stay for the full evening of presentations. Recipients should wear dressy attire as a show of respect for the honor. This is a very exciting night for students and their families that we look forward to each year! Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding students!

Seniors who will attend a university in the fall:

The Counseling Office will need notification of your choice of university in order to send the required final high school transcript. Counselors will be in English classes in May to review end-of-year activities and collect this information. If attending a CSU or UC we need only the name of the school. If attending a private university, an out-of-state school or other institution that requires a final transcript, we will need the address for mailing accurately. Community colleges do not require a transcript.

CLASS OF 2018 Graduation – Coming Soon!

Please check the 12-week progress report for current academic standing in each class. Any grade below a “C” is cause for concern. Contact teachers to clarify the reason for the low grade and define a plan for improvement. Email through via the staff directory.

Final Senior Check-out

The senior check-out process is required for all seniors to be cleared for graduation, including our College Connection students. Senior check-out will be held in the Counseling Office on Wednesday, June 6th from 12:20-2:30 p.m., immediately following the last final exam. Counselors will come into Senior classes in late May to explain the process and the directions for graduation practice the morning of June 7th.

Class of 2019

SAT and ACT College Entrance Exams

All junior students who qualify and plan to apply for admission to a four-year university upon graduation from PV should complete these exams by June of their junior year and consider re-testing in the fall if they want to improve their score. Further information is available at and If you have questions about which tests to take, contact your PV counselor during lunch, after school, or by email through the link at

Volunteer Work

Summer is always a good time to enhance your experience by getting involved in volunteer work. The summer before your senior year is one of your last opportunities to get involved and dive deeply into an area of interest! Think about volunteering, job shadowing someone in a career of interest, and continue to explore colleges! Remember there is information about volunteer options on the PV Website at:

Class schedules for 2018-2019:

Class schedules for next school year will be picked up in August the week before school begins. Remember, class changes are not allowed unless they meet the criteria outlined in the Schedule Change Guidelines listed below:

  1. A "D" or "F" grade from spring semester indicates the student should repeat a course
    2. Student needs to enroll in a graduation or college requirement
    3. Student is academically over-programmed and needs to adjust the academic load
    4. There is a documented medical reason for a class period change
    5. Student and teacher have spent one full school year together and it is beneficial to be separated
    6. Level change is a class change within the same department to increase or decrease academic level of difficulty appropriate to student ability*

Summer School (6/18/18 -7/13/18)

Chico Unified School District is offering a summer credit recovery program for students who are credit deficient and not on track to graduate. If your student has failed more than ONE class during high school, they will not be on track for graduation without summer credit recovery classes or additional intervention and coursework. Chico Unified School District Summer School will be held from 6/18/18 -7/13/18 at: Fair View High School, 290 East Avenue. Classes are held from 8:00 AM-12:15 daily.

Counselors have identified and pre-enrolled students who need to be enrolled in summer school. This information has been communicated with students and parents. If your student failed classes during the spring semester 2018 and you are concerned they need to be enrolled in summer school, please contact your students Counselor before the end of the semester, or report to Fair View High School on Monday, 6/18 for registration.


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Any working student attending high school who is under 18 is required to have a work permit. Mrs. Mallory is available during the summer to process your permit. Contact her at 891-3050 x 102.

All Work Permits issued for the 2017-2018 school year (and summer) will EXPIRE on August 24, 2018. Any returning student who will continue working MUST renew the permit prior to that date.



Spring Semester 2018 grades and credits will affect fall and winter eligibility. Including incoming 9th graders from the junior high schools. This is a reminder to all students and parents that eligibility next year is affected by their spring grades. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be academically cleared and at least a 1.50 GPA to use academic probation, with the required credits. Academic Probation may only be used one time in all of high school. Additionally, students will need the following number of credits to be eligible in the fall of 2018:

FALL- Minimum Credit Requirements:

Freshmen: A Junior High GPA of 2.0 is required

Sophomores: 50 Credits

Juniors: 110 Credits

Seniors: 165 Credits


Go to the PVHS Athletics Sports for info, fliers, rosters, schedules & details:

Field Hockey: Chico Elite Field Hockey Camp/Beginners – Advanced June 18-22nd

PV Field Hockey Team Camp: July 30- Aug 10th

TRYOUTS Begin: August 13th

Final Cuts: August 21st

Jamboree: August 25th


Cross Country: Summer workouts begin June 30th: Mon, Wed. 6:00 pm; Sat. 8:00 am


Football: Summer Calendars: posted on PV website:

June 12 - July 27, No Pad, Viking Summer Football Camp

July 22 - 27: Team Camp, Equipment issue


Volleyball: Sign up meeting: May 22nd at lunch in small gym

Viking Spring practice for Team Camp: May 29th & May 31st at PVHS, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Viking Team Camp: June 11th - June 14th @ PV, 8:00 - 3:00pm

North Valley Volleyball Camp: July 30th - August 3rd

10th through 12 grade, 8:00 - 12:00pm

6th through 9th grade, 1:00 - 5:00pm

Tryouts: August 6th: Varsity: 7:00 to 10:00 am, Varley Gym

JV: 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Varley Gym

Frosh: 10:00 to 12:00 pm, Varley Gym


Girls Basketball: Camp for 5th - 8 grades, June 11-14th

Practice for Frosh, Frosh/Soph, Varsity: June 11, 13, June 18-20th
Chico State Camp: June 22 - 24th


The Athletic Department is looking for used stationary bikes. If you have one to donate, please contact Pam or Helen at 891-3050, ext. 213. Thank you!

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The past few months have been a busy time for the PVHS Music Department! It has included performances at basketball games, rallies, Freshman Parent Night, Viking Showcase, and many other performances around Chico. We performed at the California Music Educator’s Association Region III Choral and Instrumental Festivals. Both bands earned Superior - I ratings, and the choir earned Excellent - II. Congratulations students! Finally, we had our big Spring Concert (featuring the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, & Choir) that was a huge success on May 17th.


Jazz AM traveled to Reno to perform in the Reno Jazz Festival, an international jazz festival. Jazz AM I, Jazz AM II, Jazz Combo I, & Jazz Combo II all performed. Several students earned awards for their individual performances. Afterward, we had the opportunity to listen to a performance of the internationally renown jazz band Daphnis Prieto. To say it was a great, inspirational weekend is an understatement!


As usual, the end of the Spring semester will be a busy time for the PVHS Music Department. We will be performing at the Senior Awards Night, rallies, and several other community events. And Jazz AM’s final concert will be Thursday, May 31st. This concert will be a grand exposition of the music we have performed this year, and you won’t want to miss it! It will be in the CFA. Tickets are $7 and will be on sale one week before in the school office.


The PVHS Music Department would love to have more students join us, whether you have ever played an instrument before or not! Next year, the Music Department will have two bands, choir, jazz choir, show choir, multiple jazz bands, AP Music Theory, Music Theory, guitar, piano, and more! Talk to a band or choir student, Mr. Heimlich, or a counselor for more information. Participating in music looks great on college applications (you can even get scholarships for it), and it is just great fun! Join us! Now is the time to sign up for next year!

PVHS Music Boosters!! If you are interested in joining or simply supporting the Music Boosters, contact them at Please consider joining!


U.S. Government Field Trip to City Hall- Mrs. Allen’s United States Government Classes took a tour of the Chico Municipal Building to find out about how local government works. They received a personalized tour by Mayor Sean Morgan, and then had two of our City Council Members speak to them about some of the issues that come with being on the City Council. Randall Stone and Anne Schwab gave our students a tour of the Old Municipal Building, and they were shown the old jail in the basement! Overall it was a very positive experience for all students, and they really appreciated meeting our local government officials.

Mock City Council Meeting- Assemblyman James Gallagher gathered up some prestigious people in the Chico Community to help the senior government classes understand the inner workings of a City Council Meeting. Mrs. Allen’s government classes created their own agenda consisting of local issues, elected City Council Members, assigned a Mayor, and conducting their meeting with the “public”. They learned about the Brown Act, and Chico’s official City Clerk Dani Rogers came to help run the meeting. Students realized how difficult it is to solve problems with no money, and that they needed a larger depth of knowledge to solve such large problems.

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Miss Hagan's English 10A Class visited the Museum of Tolerance in L.A. May 11th. English teachers Mrs. Pack and Mrs. McCarty accompanied students on the trip as well and everyone had the privilege of meeting Holocaust survivor Morris Price. See the teachers, students and Mr. Price below!
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Miss Hagan's 10A class worked hard fundraising in order to bring speaker Sue-Ellen (who overcame incredible obstacles to graduate & realize many dreams) to our school to encourage and inspire our students. Her visit will be May 25th and we are lucky to have her! Her story and others were included in the book THE FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY which inspired the movie FREEDOM WRITERS.


What a fabulous FCCLA 2017-2018 State Leadership Convention we attended from April 28th to May 1st at the Fresno Convention Center. The PVHS Delegation was “on point”, enthusiastic and winners! FCCLA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America is associated with the three industry sectors of Education/Child Development, Hospitality, and Fashion/Interiors. At the convention, there were workshops, industry tours, leadership events, region meetings, state delegation meetings & competitions. Below are the results.

· Taylor Le – Elected from a competitive field to STATE Historian!

· Bryce Smith, Jesika Kendall and Isabelle Vallejo elected to serve as Region officers

· MyLnn Phan - Gold and 1st in Junior level Fashion

· Shivani Lal - Gold and 2nd place in junior level Fashion

· Jessica Crum – Gold and 2nd overall in Wedding Cake

· Christina Newquist – Gold and 3rd place in Job Interview and Portfolio

· Sienna Sasseli – Silver and 3rd in Teach and Train

· Sienna Sassili – FCCLA State Scholarship Winner

· Hailey Ripley – Bronze and 3rd in Life Event Planning

· Jesika Kendall and Isabelle Vallejo competed in Culinary Art & Child Development

· Ayden Mitchell – Voting Delegate

I was very impressed by this groups leadership skills, praise for each other, enthusiasm for the success of all and willingness to get up at 5 am to go to workshops, tours, competitions & meetings.

Please congratulate all of them for representing PVHS and CTE pathways! Susan Sullins, Laura Dietle and I are very proud of all of them!!! FCCLA is a pre-professional student career and technical organization that is associated with Family and Consumer Science. For more information contact

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From weddings to small refreshment carts, the PVHS student-run iHOST catering business has had a productive year. All students are trained and certificated in Safety & Sanitation.

This school year we have served over 9000 customers! Students gain valuable skills in planning, budgeting, prep & service.

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California Restaurant Assocation Prostart Invitational

Ten students competed in the California Prostart Invitational in Riverside. Students prepared a 3 course meal on 2 benches using only two butane burners. Food costing, menu development, planning & organization were key components to menu success. The “Viking team” prepared brushetta 3 ways, a rolled chicken breast and a carmel bunditto. The “Kitchen Nerds” prepared a Guam style avocado-sunflower-crab salad followed by Charamorrow Ribs, a pickled salad and rice. Dessert for this team was a mango- macadamia nut mousse. The PVHS Kitchen Nerds won accolades for the main dish and compliments on paperwork and organizational skills. This competition is judged by industry specialists and is considered a professional level competition.

The Kitchen Nerd team consisted of Mark Kolaney, Anthony Azzelino, Kyle Roberts, Ryan Raimer. Vikings consisted of Jack Kistle, Kayla Scott, Heaven Moxley, Hope Chaika and Roy Moran.

Education and Child Development Pathways thank their business partners

Annually students in Careers with Kids, HEROS Teach and Human Development are involved in job shadows and community classroom contracts called work-based learning. These placements are win-win since students get real-world experience and “test drive” a college major toward elementary or secondary teaching. Below are the businesses that are involved in work-based learning through the Education and Child Development pathway:

* Smart Start Preschool

* Marigold Elementary

* Loma Vista

* Innovative Preschool

* Bidwell Jr. High

* Kids in Motion

* Pleasant Valley HS


LIBRARY NEWS - another great year in the library!

The PVHS Library was home to many school-related events and celebrations, college signings, meetings, and of course, student learning on a daily basis. Every day our students are working hard studying and collaborating. Plus, there's plenty of fun to be had as well! See what cool things can be done with our Maker Space!

As we wind down the 2017-18 school year, it is important to know what library and textbooks your student(s) have checked out. See below to click on a link that will allow you and your student(s) to see what textbooks & materials have been checked out. As always, please call us at 891-3050, ext. 197 if you have any questions.

The link below takes you to our library page where students can watch a video to see what textbooks & materials they have checked out!

Look at some of the new books we received!

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It’s almost time for the fair again! The Silver Dollar Fair is May 24-28 this year and Pleasant Valley will have its Creative & Industrial Art display booth. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit! It's wonderful to see the variety and quality of work our students produce. 15 “Best of Show” awards will be given to students for $100 each. Everyone gets a ribbon.

Art Studio’s Spring Finale: Hundreds of works of art by Art Studio @ PV students was on display for all to see. There was a catered reception with live music. Students were with their work to answer questions.



Congratulations to our Skills USA California State Medalists!

- Silver Medal, Audio/Radio Production Team: Preston Lopez-Mora and Nick Weiss
- Gold Medal, Oxy-Acetylene Welding: Shelby Tozier
- Silver Medal, Oxy-Acetylene Welding: Chris Angel
- Silver Medal, TIG Welding: James Hufford

A special shout out to Shelby Tozier for being the first girl at PV to receive a gold medal!!!

The 2018 Skills USA State Championship was full of tough competition and we're so proud of our students & advisors who helped make it happen!


Help the PVHS Foundation work year-round for our students!

The Pleasant Valley H. S. Foundation is hard at work raising funds for the school. This past winter we put on our latest Viking Pride Night, raising over $16,000 for PVHS. Over $9000 went directly back into PV classrooms & projects with the remaining into our growing Endowment Fund. At the VPN we honored two Distinguished Alumni: Laurie Maloney (‘88) and Anna Griffith (‘02) for their ongoing support of PV and many contributions to society in general. We also honored Tim O’Connell and Danny Andreasen as Honored Patrons.

A new project for the Foundation is our Million Dollar Campaign. We are looking for 500 people or businesses to partner with us by donating $2000 over the next 24 month. A permanent plaque will be placed in a prominent place on campus with the names of our Million Dollar Club members.

Our Legacy Walkway at the school entrance is in its second phase with new bricks being placed in the walkway itself, instead of along the edges. The money raised in the Legacy Walk will also be used to meet the immediate and future needs of PV students. Information on how to purchase a brick can be found at or you can pick up a brochure in the school office.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation may also be made online.

Again, we wish to thank the entire Chico community for helping us help our students.

ROUND-UP! August 13th & 14th

Specific information regarding Round-Up will be mailed to families at the beginning of August.



Teacher Messages 891-3050 press 0

Student Services/Absence Reporting 891-3050 press 0

Counseling Office 891-3050, ext. 225

Principal, John Shepherd, 891-3050, ext. 102

Asst. Principal, Damon Whittaker, 891-3050, ext. 114

Asst. Principal, Renee Spaggiari, 891-3050, ext. 111

Asst. Principal, Deanna Holen, 891-3050, ext. 110

Viking Vault (Student Store) 891-3050, ext. 257

Work Permits 891-3050, ext. 204 (summer break ext. 102)

Library 891-3050, ext. 197

Health Office 891-3050, ext. 116

Daily Bulletin/Viking Voice, Lisa Billingsley -, 891-3050, ext. 101


May 21 - SR. Scholarship & Awards Night, CFA, 6:30pm

May 21 - May 25th, Silva Days Spirit Week

May 24 - Powder Puff Game, 6:00pm

May 25 - Silva Day Carnival - food, games, live music & more!

May 28 - No School - Memorial Day

May 30 - Senior Sunset BBQ, 6:30pm

May 31 - Jazz AM Concert

June 1 - End of year RALLY!

June 7 - Last day of school & Graduation - 8pm

August 13, 14th - Round-Up!

August 16 - First day of the 2018-2019 School Year!