PHS Update

October 31st, 2017


So this was sent out to parents and staff yesterday but the staff email set bounced back. Happy Halloween to everyone!

FFA Dairy Judging Team Takes Second at Nationals!

Awesome news from Indianapolis! The Petaluma FFA Dairy Cattle Team placed second in National Finals! The team of Melanie Hanlon, Megan Binford, Morgan Hartman and Derrick Pomi put Petaluma back on the map with a terrific showing. In the past, the top three teams have qualified for the International Competition in Edinburgh, Scotland! We will watch to see if this group is headed across the pond, as have teams in the recent past. Way to go, Petaluma FFA, advisers Kim Arntz, Cara Parlato, and Jake Dunn, and all the parents who dedicate their time to FFA.

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It's Halloween and Spirit Week at PHS!

TUESDAY: Spectacular Halloween costume contest (extended lunch schedule)

WEDNESDAY: Crazy Hair/Hat Day

THURSDAY: The 1950s

FRIDAY: Class Colors

Homecoming Redux - Our ASB class is working on an alternate Homecoming celebration, aiming toward this week. On Friday, November 3rd, there will be a float building set piece behind the gym. These floats will be featured at the Homecoming Dance the following night Saturday, November 4th. Tickets for the dance are on sale this week in D1. Previously purchased tickets are good for that evening. Contact for more information.

College Week

See "Upcoming Dates" for important information this week!

"NEWS​ ​FROM​ ​THE​ ​COLLEGE​ ​AND​ ​CAREER​ ​CENTER: FINANCIAL​ ​AID​ ​FACTS: Did you know:The earlier you file the FAFSA the earlier you may find out about potential aid from colleges? Did you know: $2.9 billion of federal grant money was left unclaimed after high school seniors eligible for Pell Grants which don't have to be paid back?

On Wednesday: The UC Santa Cruz admission representative will be in the College and Career Center after school. Please mark your calendars.

Have a great week!

Volleyball Headed to NCS Showdown

The Trojans volleyball team had a tough finish to the regular league season but is ready to look ahead to the North Coast Section playoffs. The 5th seeded Trojans ride their 18-5 record into a home match versus the Dons of Acalanes this Tuesday evening at the Petaluma gym. Critical to have the home crowd in full attendance to roar the Trojans on! Be there for 7PM first spike! Here are our seniors smiling at Senior Night!
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Athletics Update

Athletics for 10/31- 11/4

  • Volleyball - hosts Acalanes in NCS playoffs Tuesday evening at 7PM
  • Cross Country Update coming soon (SCL Championships - November 4th; NCS Championships November 18th at Hayward High School)

Girls Tennis SCL Tournament

We don't have the official results from the girls SCL tournament but are told that Kim Garcia battled through to the girls singles final before dropping a three-setter to Healdsburg. We are sure Kim will be placed in the NCS tournament in November. Go Kim and Trojan tennis!
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Varsity Football Aimed at NCS Playoffs

Senior Night was as always a bittersweet moment as the Petaluma Trojans closed out the regular season versus Elsie Allen at Casa Grande's field. Sharing the evening with the Homecoming Court and our Homecoming Queen, Grace Ghiradelli, a large group of senior varsity players and their parents were honored before the contest for their hard work and dedication. Afterwards, they went on the field and easily handled a game Elsie Allen squad in a 63-21 win. The Trojans ran the ball effectively in the first half and were quickly out in front, running up a big half time lead. A couple of turnovers in the second half allowed Elsie to get some momentum, but the Trojan reserves put the game away.

The Trojans (8-1, 4-1) now look ahead to the NCS playoffs and the highly competitive Division 3 seeding. As of now, it looks like the Trojans will be on the road for the first round so gas up the car!

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Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 1st @6pm (PHS Library): SRJC Parent Information Night (presentations in English & Spanish)

  • Thursday, November 2nd (8:45am-2pm in F3): Open CCC Apply Application Workshops (students sign up in advance)

  • Saturday, November 4th (830am-3pm): Super Saturday at SRJC which provides a one-stop opportunity for students to get the information and services they need.

  • Wednesday, November 8th @9am & @11:30am (F3): English Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)

  • Wednesday, December 6th @8:45am & @12:15pm (F3): Math Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)

  • Friday, December 15th: High School Concurrent Enrollment Form Deadline to counselors

Girls Golf

The Girls Golf Team qualified for the North Coast Section tournament as a complete team for the first time in school history! Coach Jones and the team traveled to Antioch to compete with the section's best and had a creditable day!

Below, the girls put on their game face to get ready for the round! Results coming next time...

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PHS Science Department at Science Discovery Day

Last Saturday, the PHS Science department and students were out in force at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, site of the annual North Bay Science Discovery Day. Science staff including Susan Smith, Victor Brazil (on wind tunnel!), Lee Boyes, Linda Judah, Chris Jaeger, Kris Camacho, Phil Tacata and Rachel Yannes joined a host of PHS students demonstrating all forms of science to the audience. A wide variety of science enthusiasts were present for hands-on activities. The North Bay Science Discovery Day is the highlight of the annual week-long Bay Area Science Festival. One more way PHS shows it is on board with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)!
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Trojan Tribune Special Issue!

Please check out a special edition of the Trojan Tribune that was distributed Monday during SSR, in response to the wildfires. Our journalists (AJ Shaheen, Riley Zajonc, Sheriene Arikat, and Alex Dodd) created this issue in just 8 days! They did this in just 4 CLASSES; our normal turnaround time is 4-5 WEEKS. It is a terrific round up of the events surrounding the tragic fires the county experienced. Way to go, Trojan Tribune staff and Ms. Redfield! Snag a copy from the main office or stop by A2.


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!)