PHS Update

November 26th, 2018

We're Back!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Week! There are four weeks left of the first semester and then it's Holiday Time again. This will be a short update but I will we sending out a longer parent update Monday afternoon, so please send any specific news you have by noon on Monday.


Booster meeting on Monday evening as they kick of the Crab Feed, and Staff meeting on Wednesday in library. I have included dates through the first week of January - if you see something missing, let me know.


I worked with American Express on eliminating fees for gift cards. They will convert our GoFundMe $ into gift cards for free! Then Kelly can deliver to Paradise High. (Did you hear about the awesome $1 million donation to Paradise High? Wow!)


See you all soon. Have a great week!

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Museum Management Does San Diego

The Museum Management class escaped the smoky air last week, enjoying an airlift to San Diego. There were trips to the Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo. Among other activities, the students met with Dr. Patrick Morris, Head of Veterinary Medicine at the SD Zoo Herpetology Department and went on a special 2 &1/2 hour open-top jeep "Caravan Tour" of the Safari Park.


More from Mr. Tacata to come.

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Leoni Recognized by American Chemical Society

Paul Leoni submitted a piece of illustrated chemistry poetry to the American Chemical Society. His submission was selected as the high school winner for the California Section! Below is the letter of congratulations:


Dear Paul,

On behalf of the California Section, I want to congratulate you on your winning entry in the 2018 National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest (grade 9 - 12 category). We submitted your entry to the national ACS contest. Although it did not win at the national level, we are delighted to recognize your work with a gift certificate from Educational Innovations. A gift for Lee Boyes (your chemistry teacher) will arrive shortly as well.

Keep up the good work, and enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Best regards,

Alex Madonik
National Chemistry Week Coordinator
California Section, ACS

Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:


Monday, November 26th - PHS Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, November 27th - Coffee w the Principal at Aqus

Wednesday, November 28th - Staff Meeting in Library at 2:20pm

Thursday, November 29th - ELAC Meeting

Friday, November 30th - UC Applications close

Monday, December 3rd - Principals Tour 1:30pm

Monday, December 3rd - PTSA Meeting Library @ 7PM

Monday, Dec 3rd- Fri, Dec 14th - HOLIDAY CHEER

Tuesday, December 4th - FFA Field Trip

Tuesday, December 4th - Project Grad meeting

Wednesday, December 5th - Legal Studies trip to Sonoma County Courts

Wednesday, December 5th - Department Meetings

Wednesday, December 5th - Center for Climate Protection meeting 5PM in Library

Thursday, December 6th - Holiday Market

Friday, December 7th - HOSA Field Trip

Saturday, December 8th - Winter Formal

Tuesday, December 11th - Principals Coffee at Aqus Cafe 9AM

Wednesday, December 12th - Principles of Engineering Field Trip

Wednesday, December 12th - PLN/PLC Wednesday

Wednesday, December 12th - Panaptic Presentation in Multi (see flier)

Wednesday, December 12th - PHS FFA Cake Auction

Thursday, December 13th - Site Council in F6 at 3:20pm

Thursday, December 13th (evening) - Carefully Wrap White Elephant Gift

Friday, December 14th - Staff Holiday Party @ Karah Estates Winery 3:30pm

Friday, December 14th - Choir Concert in Multi

Monday, December 17th - Cookies and Cram in Library

Wednesday, December 19th - FINALS 3/6

Wednesday, December 19th - Band Winter Concert

Thursday, December 20th - FINALS 4/5

Friday, December 21st - FINALS 1/2 - END OF SEMESTER

December 22nd-January 7th - WINTER BREAK

Monday, January 7th - Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, January 8th - PTSA 7PM

Tuesday, January 8th - Coffee With Principal at Aqus Cafe - 9AM

Wednesday January 9th - Staff PD - WASC Day

Friday, January 11th - Freshman Link Crew Assembly

Friday, January 11th - HOSA Field Trip