PHS Update

May 23rd, 2016

Gearing Up for The Last Full Week!

The last full week of school! Amazing! Some kudos to:

  • Kevin Jackson and Andrew Aja and ASB/Senior Class for organizing a fine Prom at the Claremont! (see below)
  • Chris Jones and the Yearbook Staff for putting together a gorgeous yearbook! (If you didn't purchase a copy, you might check with him to see if there are any left)
  • Carol Drewes for producing 23,689 athletic recognition certificates (we lost count) for spring sports awards.
  • Kim Arntz, Jake Dunn, and Heidi Mickelson for pulling off FFA Spring Week - FFA Dinner and Awards, Haybucking in the Quad, and the Car Show!

Monday (today) is Link Crew training in the gym from 9:30-11:30am. Megan sent list but here is a link:

Wednesday is our last chance to do a little business before we settle into finals week and graduation. I will send out an agenda during the day on Monday. Planning to have some food on hand that afternoon. Part of that agenda includes a PLC share out:

Please bring a device, and sit with your PLC group to facilitate discussion. Here are the questions you were asked to consider:

  • The essential standards that your team developed for your course
  • How you assessed mastery of the essential standard? What common formative assessments did you develop?
  • How did your students do on the assessments? What did you find when reviewing student work as a team?
  • What did you to reteach essential standards that had not been met?
  • What changes were made to classroom practice?
  • What are your plans for next year?

Please complete your documentation and share it with David and Debi for use in the WASC report and for summer planning. (This is critical - we really need a takeaway product for use with the WASC team!)

Friday, May 27th, 3:30 pm is the Staff Party! Thank you for opening your home, Sophie! Sophie Warin’s Home & Garden-111 Post St. (please RSVP to Jennifer's doc)

Graduation Sign up list:

Friday, June 3

1:00 Ice Cream Social - quad

pick up grad cards

2:00 Mandatory grad practice in the multi

Saturday, June 4

9:00 All seniors and helpers in the multi

9:45 Teachers and students begin to process

10:00 Ceremony Begins

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Prom O Rama at the Claremont

An excellent prom at the Claremont on Saturday night! Thank you to Kevin and Andrew for all the organization, and to all the chaperones for keeping the kids on best behavior. They are good kids and everything went very well at the venue!

Trojan Softball Heads to NCS! Tuesday at 4pm.

Though the Trojans fell in the SCL Tournament Final to Sonoma (a 10-9 squeaker), we are very proud of the string of FIVE consecutive league or co-league championships! Way to keep the legacy going!

For NCS playoffs, we are the 10th seed but host the 7th seed Livermore squad because we are league champs. Come on out and support the girls on Tuesday at 4PM.

COMING UP: Last Two Weeks!


May 23-26.....iPad Collection (9-11) (see article below)

May 24..........PTSA Luncheon

May 25..........Wednesday Staff PLC WrapUp - All Together in the Library

May 26..........Music Awards
May 30..........Memorial Day - no school

May 31......... PAC
May 31..........Cookies and Cram

June 1...........Finals 1/2
June 2...........Finals 4/5
June 3...........Finals 3/6

June 3...........Ice Cream Social @1PM; Grad Practice @2pm
June 4...........Graduation at Ellison Field, 10am

June 11.........ACT Test

iPad Collection - 9th-11th This Week

Senior iPad collection went very well by all accounts. Huge thanks you's to all who worked on this (Debi, Krista, Susan, Connie, Carolyn, Carol, Others As Well You Know Who You Are. This week, it is 9-11th graders so we will see how it all ends up.

iPad Collection Schedule:

iPad - Directions for Students:

Loss or damage to iPads and accessories will be invoiced using the following guidelines, unless the student has contributed to the iPad Coverage Plan.

  • iPad Chargers - Complete $44.00
  • Brick - $22.00

  • Wire - $22.00

  • Case - $25.00
  • iPad - Lost, Stolen, Intentional Damage - $500.00
  • iPad - Cracked screen, not shattered - $50.00

FFA Spring Week!

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Athletics Update!

Softball- Co-league Champs with Analy (5th consecutive year!

Baseball - 2nd place in League

Track - Boys: Co-League Champs with Piner

Girls: Second in League

NCS Playoffs:

Softball is the #10 seed but, by virtue of being co-champions of the SCL, get a home game versus #7 Livermore. TUESDAY at 4PM. Be there!!!

Baseball is the #6 seed. They will also have a home game versus Montgomery at 4PM on WEDNESDAY. Be there!!!

Switch Electric Vehicle - Great Job, Mr. Golsan!

The Switch Electric Vehicle Project has been taking shape this semester in the Auto Shop. Greg Golsan's students built an electric car in a partnership with Sonoma Clean Power. The pictures below show the evolution. Well done, Greg!

PHS Switch Car in the Butter and Eggs Parade

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NCS Track and Field Results - O'Neill Wins Triple Jump

Here are the Petaluma results from the NCS Redwood Empire Championships from Saturday, May 21 at Piner:


800—2, Aimee Holland (Santa Rosa) 2:17.47; 3, Kassia Chagnon (Piner) 2:20.20; 4, Talia Leano (Maria Carrillo) 2:20.72; 5 Amy Stanfield (Sonoma Valley) 2:22.19; 6, Camille Flynn (Petaluma) 2:22.38.

3200—2, Delaney White (Santa Rosa) 11:03.57; 4, Sydnie Rivas (Maria Carrillo) 11:28.45; 5, Madison Parratt (Petaluma )11:29.15.

Shot Put—2. Deborah Fry (Santa Rosa) 35-10; 6, Clare Pierce (Petaluma) 33-33⁄4.


Triple Jump—1, Brendon O’Neill (Petaluma) 41-5; 2, Mazi Macondray (Santa Rosa) 40-05.50.

Discus—1, Delano Bell (Santa Rosa) 155-2; 4, Justen Santa (Petaluma) 146-0; 6, Nic Iverson (Ukiah) 140-8.

Project Grad Update from Rita Schaefer

Project Graduation "Safe and Sober Grad Night" would like to thank parents and seniors for choosing a safe option to celebrate the night of their graduation from high school. Please know that this night is possible through the sole support of members and businesses around you in the community that believe strongly in this program. We receive no money from State, Federal, or local Education programs. And 25 years of no fatality on graduation night is the greatest reward for all the work.

Paperwork was mailed home in early April with information about the event. There are two forms (or both sides of the yellow sheet mailed home) that must be completed by both the student and the parent. The admission is $50 and should be attached and returned, in a sealed envelope. At this date, please drop off in the main office instead of mailing. Information will also be presented to the government and econ classes.

A few items of note: everyone should check in at the Project Grad table in the quad the last week of school to make sure all paperwork is in order. On Saturday night, please only bring phone and I.D. (or photocopy). No purses, backpacks, etc. will be allowed. Please get a ride, there is limited parking and you can't park in the shopping center. Most important is that you will be tired when you leave! Arrive between 7:30 and 9:00- late arrivals must have a parent/guardian sign them in. Anyone leaving before the event end at 3:30 or 4:00 will need to be signed out by parent/guardian as well.

We want all seniors to attend, even those who may not be 'walking' that morning. If you have any questions, burdens, concerns, please contact me at Thank you again for your support, I'd like to encourage you to continue your support of this program by 'liking' our facebook page, Petaluma High School Project Graduation, for news and updates.

With my deepest thanks,

Rita Schaefer


PHS Project Grad