PHS Parent Update

January 20th, 2015

Cheerleaders Dominate at Regionals, Shine at Awards Night

Our varsity cheer team dominated at the regional team event in Sacramento last week. Both the Varsity Stunt Team and the Varsity Show Cheer finished first in a tough field. They now set their sights on nationals later in the year.

Cheer also had their awards evening Sunday night. All the girls turned out in their formal wear to celebrate superb accomplishments and hard work. Thanks to all the parents who decorated the multi and to Christina Davis for leading the program. AD Kathryn Teeter was there setting up at 4:30 and breaking it all down at 8:30. Thanks to all who make out programs a success!

8th Grade Family Night - PHS Tours and Information -

We will be presenting our 8th Grade Family Night and School Tour this Thursday, January 22nd. This is an information note only; if you know families that are looking at high schools, please pass this information on. The evening will begin at 6PM with a very short presentation in the Multi, followed by school tours led by ASB students and staff.

LumaCon is Wildly Successful

Thanks to the imagination of a team of librarians - Petaluma High's Connie Williams, Casa Grande's Nathan Libecap, and Petaluma Public Library's Kate Keaton - Petaluma's first annual comic convention was a huge hit. An estimated 2000 people attended LumaCon at Herzog Hall last Saturday, experiencing the joy of comic creations as well as a variety of exhibitors including Brian’s Comics, Copperfield’s Books, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Outer Planets Comics and Games, and Rancho Obi-Wan.

The success of the event reminds us how critical our libraries and the librarians who run them are to our school and broader community. They can see the joy of reading and tools of research from an unique perspective. The city of Petaluma and PHS are blessed to have such excellence in our midst! LumaCon is sure to continue and grow even further next year.

Online Registration Continues

Our counseling staff has been busy visiting classes and informing students about class options for next fall. Last week, the current juniors were the first to use the online system to register. There were some bumps but all in all, things seemed to work very well. This week, current sophomores will be registering online during class; next week, it will be the turn of the freshmen.

If you would like to view the course catalog, please visit our website (linked below). Click on Academics and then Course Catalog.

David Luning and the PHS Jazz Combo

On January 27th, plan on dinner and great music at Lagunitas while listening to David Luning and the PHS Jazz Combo. For more information, contact Cliff Eveland, Elizabeth Robertson or Susan Victor.


Thursday, Jan 22nd - 8th Grade Student Parent Evening @ 6PM Multi

Saturday, Jan 24th - SAT

Saturday, Jan 24th - Winter Dance - Under The Sea

Monday, Jan 26th - Athletic Booster Meeting @7PM in the PHS Library

Tuesday, Jan 27th - David Luning and The PHS Jazz Combo at Lagunitas @ 5:30 pm

Thursday, Jan 29th - Blood Drive

Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 3rd and 4th - CAHSEE Testing - LATE START for 9th, 11h and 12th.