PHS Update

December 18th, 2017

Finals Week and Happy Holidays!

All right everyone! The first semester is almost in the books. One more B day, finals, and a workday Friday is up ahead. Thank you all for your hard work, attention and commitment to students, and for being such supportive colleagues. Together, we make the high school experience great for students.

Don't forget Fall Semester Cookies and Cram event on Monday after school in the Library. Please come and help students with last minute questions and support. The Finals schedule is included below in Important Dates.

On the horizon: the best holiday season ever! Enjoy the next two weeks with family and friends and we will see you back here on January 8th.

Have a great week!

Girls at Tamalpais Tourney

Girls Varsity ran into a a tough California High School team in the first round of the Tamalpais Tourney but then rebounded with two impressive wins over Marshall and Terra Linda. First, they defeated Marshall 48-32 behind Kelsey Martin's 11 points and Sheriene Arakat's 10. Then on Saturday night, they took down Terra Linda High on the shoulders of Jaden Krist (18 points) and Arikat (12 points). The Trojans are now 7-4 headed for the holidays.

FFA News

Thank you to everyone for participating in the FFA Cake Auction last week. Always a great time to share and reconnect! Preliminary estimates showed almost $7000 was raised for Petaluma FFA continuing programs.

In addition, Petaluma FFA just completed a Toy Drive, delivering hundreds of toys and games to the Sonoma Sheriff's office for distribution to families affected by the fires in the Mark West Springs School District.

Way to go, Petaluma FFA!

PHS CRAB FEED Information...

Hi PHS Community –

The annual PHS Athletic Boosters Crab Feed is just around the corner and tickets are now on sale! The Crab Feed is Saturday, February 3rd at Herzog Hall on the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds. This is the main fundraiser for the Athletic Boosters and goes directly to supporting all of our Trojan student athletes and teams.

See the flyer below for ticket sales information – tickets are a first come, first serve basis and we will sell out. Don’t wait! Crab Feed tickets make a great holiday gift!

How can you contribute to making the Crab Feed our most successful fundraiser yet?

  • Donate items to the Silent or Live Auctions
  • Every athlete is asked to donation 1 bottle of wine per sport – donations can be brought to the main office or to the Krist home – 700 Elm Drive
  • Purchase tickets & attend the event

For Ticket Sales inquiries – please contact Antoinette Butts –

For Silent or Live Auction donations – please contact Barb Brooks –

For Wine Auction donations – please contact Lori Krist –

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Petaluma Sweeps Casa in Boys Basketball

The Trojan basketball program had a great night last week in their visit to Casa. The freshman team started things off with an impressive win at the Iacopi Gym, only to be followed by the JV squad's close contest, a 54-48 win. This all led to the main event as the varsity boys built an early lead and rode that to an eventual 12 point victory margin 61-49. Particularly impressive was the play of the Trojan big men, Devin Gottschall and Jack Anderson who each scored 24 points. See the article below. It was a great night out and the Trojan and Gaucho fans cheered their teams on in a friendly and spirited manner.

The Trojans then went on the road and chalked up another impressive win over Vintage High 59-44. The Trojans are looking good as they prepare for league play in January

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Wrestling: Petaluma High School Results for Healdsburg Dual Meet - December 16, 2017

Petaluma High Wrestling @ Healdsburg Dual Meet Tournament

After losing a heartbreaker to Shasta High School 42-40, Petaluma won their last three matches. Overall Petaluma went 4-1 and ended up in 5th place out of 16 teams. Wrestlers who went undefeated were 106 lbs Cindy Diaz, 138 lbs Connor Pedersen, 145 lbs Liam O’Neill. 152 lbs Colton Prieto. Wrestlers who had one loss on the day were 4-1 were Nick Trave, Derrick Pomi, and Lukas Bettencourt.

Petaluma 78 – Redwood 0

Shasta 42 - Petaluma 40

Petaluma 57 – Antioch 24

Petaluma 49 – Willits 24

Petaluma 33 – Casa Grande 33 (Petaluma beat Casa Grande based on Tie-Breaker Criteria)

Well done, Trojan wrestlers!

Yes, that's a snake emerging at the PHS Wildlife Museum. The miracle of life!

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Holiday Cheer Gift Card Drive!

Thank you to all the PHS parents and community members who donated to the Holiday Cheer Drive. Please see below for a message from Brenda Martin and Corrie Williams, PHS parents who led the drive:

"I am proud to say that just with what was dropped off to the school we have almost $2,250 worth of gift cards to bless these 50 students this holiday season. I have all the notes of encouragement written and in an unsealed envelope so the card can be signed by whomever and then gift cards placed inside of them. Corrie Williams and I have enjoyed taking on this little project, of course it could not have been possible without all the support from Petaluma High, Petaluma and from even afar. Thank you for being open to this idea."

Merry Christmas!

Brenda Martin

And Corrie WIlliams

Mr. Napoli talks with Link Crew members prepping for the January 12th freshmen assembly. The Link Crew program is our link to keep our freshmen on track.

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Trojan Live will be live streaming Boys and girls basketball home games, starting on Nov 25th

Saturday, Nov. 25th, 5pm

201 Fair Street

Petaluma, CA

Our first live stream is November 25!

SAT Intensive Prep Class - Registration opens Dec 9th

"Free SAT Intensive Prep class on Th. Jan. 4 (part 1) and Sat. Jan. 6 (part 2) from 10:30 am - 1 pm at the Petaluma Regional Library. Registration opens Sat. Dec. 9 with preference given to Juniors. Registration form requires both parent/guardian and student signature, and is available at the library's reference desk or can be downloaded at Free study guide provided. Space is limited to 25 students. Other workshops available at Rohnert Park and Central Santa Rosa libraries on 1/3 and 1/5."

Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 19th - FINALS 3rd/6th

  • Tuesday, December 19th - PTSA Staff Luncheon @ 1pm

  • Wednesday, December 20th - FINALS 4th/5th

  • Wednesday, December 20th - Winter Band Concert in Multi

  • Thursday, December 21st - FINALS 1st/2nd

  • Thursday, December 21st - End of grading period/End of First Semester

  • Friday, December 22nd - Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL)


  • Monday, January 8th - First Day of Second Semester - C Day (all periods including Zero)

  • Monday, January 8th - Athletic Boosters 7PM

  • January 9-12 MarS to Monterey Trip #1

  • January 12th - Link Crew Assembly

  • January 15th - MLK Jr Day - NO SCHOOL

  • January 16th - PAC Meeting 3:15pm

  • January 18th - Club Rush #2

  • January 18th - Site Council

  • January 19th - HOSA Field Trip

  • January 20th - Winter Formal

  • January 24th - PEF Scholarship Application Deadline


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!)