Trojan Update

January 28th, 2018

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It's CRAB Feed Week!

Hello Everyone!


Last week, our ASB students celebrated Kindness Week, an extension of our beginning of the year focus and a reminder that simply being kind can change the world. As you read this update, think about ways today can be one where you lead others with kindness!


Please see below for various articles and updates. A few important reminders:


** It's Crab Feed Week! Hope to see many of you at the Crab Feed this Saturday at Herzog Hall at 6PM. This is the most important fundraiser for athletics during the year and also a great time out! Please see the flyer below.


**Registration for Fall 2019 is now underway. Please see the article below on registration. Remember: you can view the course catalog at this link: https://www.petalumacityschools.org/domain/533


**Wrestling continued its shiny season, still unbeaten as they look toward a huge meet on January 30th at home vs. Casa (Senior Night). Make plans to check out that meet in the PHS Gym.


**Our WASC accreditation visit is coming up in 2019-20. We are beginning the work of looking closely at our teaching and learning practice. We will be reaching out to our parents and students in the coming weeks and months to help us with this work.


Have a terrific week!

Class Registration for Fall 2019 + Important Upcoming Dates!

Counselors will continue Online Registration this week. Students will be registering for their classes for next year using their AERIES Student Portal accounts. It is important that each student has an active account separate from their parents. It is also important that parents have their own account so that they can review courses that their child selects. Registration dates are below:



  • Junior Registration: Week of 1/14, online registration closes on Sunday, 1/20.
  • 8th Grade Registration: Week of 1/22, online registration closes on Sunday, 1/27.
  • Sophomore Registration: Week of 1/28, online registration closes on Sunday, 2/3.
  • Freshman Registration: Week of 2/4, online registration closes on Sunday, 2/10.


Course Request Forms can be found on the PHS Counseling website. Please take time to review classes for next year with your child prior to registration.



College Night is happening Thursday, February 7th at 6pm. This is open to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and parents and will provide important information on college planning.


AP & Honors Night is happening Thursday, February 21st at 6pm and is important for any student to attend that is planning or considering AP or Honors classes for next year. More details to come later, AP/Honors contracts will be due Friday, March 8th.

HOSA at Mi Futuro Youth Health Symposium

On Friday 1/11/19 HOSA students experienced an excellent professional symposium! Students attended the Mi Futuro Youth Health Symposium which was held at Sonoma State University. Their day began with tabling opportunities to learn about healthcare providers throughout our region and the jobs, volunteer and internship opportunities they offer, as well as a fun photo booth where they could "try on" a health profession. This was followed by inspiring guest speakers and a delicious lunch. After lunch students participated in workshops and met with health professionals from a variety of fields. All in all it was a fabulous day of exploring health careers and opportunities all while experiencing life on a college campus. This is an annual event and HOSA looks forward to attending again next year!
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CTE Construction Corps!

Four PHS students have been accepted into the CTE Construction Corps. Big thanks to Ms. Stoll on the Career Center for pulling the strings to make this happen. Congratulations to Valentin Barrera, Michael Pichardo, Alex Ralske and Ben Besette!


For more information on the program, see the link below:


http://ctesonomacounty.org/construction-corps/

Lady Trojans Marching Through Soccer Season; Huge Game This Wednesday

The Lady Trojans are unbeaten this season, sporting a 11-0-3 record as they head into a pivotal late season match up this Wednesday. Last week, the Trojans took three league matches, defeating Sonoma Valley and Vintage at home and Justin Siena on the road. The team has many strong performers, including Melissa Rocha (9 goals, 9 assists), Frances Goughnour (9 goals, 5 assists) and Lauren Hazel (7 goals, 3 assists). Also starring are Kendra Barry, Alondra Hernandez Ramirez, Hannah Hermann and sophomore Charlotte Crysdale. The defense has been anchored by the strong play of senior Tessa Lambert and junior Zoe Frothinger.


This Wednesday, the Trojans are looking to upend their cross town rival Gauchos who are also having a strong season. Their first meeting ended in a 1-1 draw so this match up will carry bragging rights. The Trojans are looking to solidify their #1 ranking in the North Coast Section Division 3 standings. Head over to Casa to support the team this Wednesday. Go Trojans! Well done, Coach Babala, in leading the squad.

Poetry Out Loud!

This month, students will participate in the Poetry Out Loud competition here at Petaluma High. From their website: "Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 10,000 schools in every state, Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico."


Our PHS Honors English 9 students are working with local poet and Poetry Out Loud coach Sandra Anfang and teacher Krista O'Connor to memorize and perform a poem during in-class competitions to prepare for the school-wide competition on January 30. From there, we will advance one winner to the Sonoma County competition on February 11 at the Sonoma County Central Library in Santa Rosa. State competitions follow in March, culminating with a national competition in Washington, DC in April. Good luck to all of our PHS competitors!

"StandOut" Freshmen Honored

Some of our fabulous freshmen class were honored with a pizza party last Friday. Our counseling department asked teachers of freshmen to nominate students who "have made a positive difference in your class - academically, as a leadership role model, or by improved effort and performance."


On Friday, we presented these nominees with a certificate indicating why they were nominated and some pizza to celebrate with! Way to go, freshmen!

MarS Students Accepted to Marine Mammal Center Program

MarS Family, let's celebrate and acknowledge the WONDERFUL NEWS that 8-of-our-14 applicants were accepted into the Marine Mammal Center's "Youth Crew" Intern Program. The highly selective program only accepts 30 out of 200 of the Bay Area's most distinguished high school students per season (after putting the kids through a grueling, nerve-wracking, and highly competitive application & interview process). Those selected get an incredible opportunity to work, first-hand, in the rescue, rehab, and release of endangered, injured, and abandoned marine mammals collected from over 600 miles of California Coast. It is a real-world, bare-bones marine stewardship opportunity, and while other people talk about "saving the oceans," these fortunate and talented young people will ACTUALLY be saving the oceans.


Congratulations to Aylin Ayala, Janice French, Naz Kawasmi, Kayla Pearson, David Aragon, Claire Burrow (go Juniors!),Emma Duiven, and Hannah Morris

Wrestling Results - Casa Meet This Wednesday

The Petaluma High School wrestling team has had strong season so far. Still unbeaten in league, the Trojans are pointing toward a showdown when they host Casa Grande in the PHS Gym this Wednesday, January 30th. Come on out to support the Trojans!



Petaluma High @ Justin Siena

Wrestling Meet 1-24-19

JV – Petaluma 72 Justin Siena 0

108 Dylan Bianchi (Pet) won by FF

115 Ferrero (Pet) won by fall over ? (1:22)

122 Zach Engle (Pet) won by FF

128 Butch Aguiar (Pet) won by FF

134 Riddick James (Pet) won by FF

140 Peter Vitali (Pet) (Pet) won by FF

147 Nathan Turner ((Pet) won by FF

154 Nick Tarca (Pet) won by FF

160 Jacob Bettencourt (Pet) won by FF

172 David Pacheco(Pet) won by FF

184 Ryan Castiligia (Pet) won by FF

197 Josh Byous (Pet) won by FF

220 Double FF

HWT Double FF

Varsity Girls – Petaluma 42 Justin Siena 0

Sonoma did not have any girls

103 Amelia Grevin won by FF

116 Stephania Barrientos (Napa) won by FF

128 Kim Larsen (PET) won by FF

131 Shalynn Baker (Pet) won by FF

138 Logan Pomi (Pet) won by FF

143 Adriana Barajas (Pet) won by FF

160 Carla Maldanado (Pet) won by FF

Varsity Boys – Petaluma 60 Justin Siena 12

108 Brook Shattuck (Pet) won by inj def. Cooper (JS)

115 Nick Trave (Pet) won by pin (1:22) over Sebastian Medina(JS) 1:43

122 Jacob Guducci (JS) won by dec. Charlie Winter (Pet) 10-5

128 Caden (JS) won by dec. Carlos Calito (Pet) 15-9

134 Dominic Butts(Pet) won by FF

140 Mac Shattuck (Pet) won by pin over Nico (Justin Siena) 1:45

147 Liam O’Neill (Pet) won by pin over Anthony (JS) :43

154 Connor Pedersen (Pet) won by FF

160 Colton Prieto (Pet) won by pin over Nathan (JS) 1:12

172 Tony Vitali (Pet) won by pin over Sohei (JS) 1:32

184 Derrick Pomi (Pet) 4:22won by pin over Kurtis (JS) (:09)

197 Jack Santos (Pet) Won by FF

220 JP (JS) won by pin over Max Anchirico – Jamie (:32)

HWT Double FF


Petaluma Boys Varsity 1/26/19

7th Place at Empire Classic in Ukiah

108 Nick Trave took 2nd

115 lbs Charlie Winter took 7th

134 Mac Shattuck took 3rd

140 Liam O'Niell took 5th

154 Jacob Bettencourt took 5th

162 Tony Vitali took 5th


Girl's Varsity

4th place at Windsor High School

101 Amelia Grevin took 4th

106 Brooklyn Shattuck took 1st

121 Kim Larsen took 2nd

131 Logan Pomi took 1st

138 Adriana Borajas took 4th


Petaluma JV at Ukiah High

Asher King took 1st

Butch Aguiar took 4th

Parker Loden took 3rd

Josh Byous took 4th

Riddick James took 2nd




Paul Schloesser

Petaluma High School Resource Specialist

PHS Head - Wrestling Coach

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Trojans of the Month!

Our monthly tradition of recognizing superb Trojans continued with our January celebration. Teachers nominate students for outstanding leadership or for just doing something amazing that might not be noticed. We then gather together in the library and enjoy lunch together, thanks to our fabulous PTSA parents. Below are pictures from this month's celebration and a few of the recognized students and family.
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Important Upcoming Dates

Don't forget the following dates:


Monday, January 28th - Spring Sports Begins

Wednesday, January 30th - Schoolwide PLC: EL Roadmap Planning in the Library

Friday/Saturday February 1st/2nd - Lanea Music Festival Trip

Saturday, February 2nd - Crab Feed (see flyer)

February 4th and 5th - Hog Island Oyster Farm Field Trip

Wednesday, February 6th - Schoolwide PLC: Illuminate

Thursday, February 7th - COLLEGE NIGHT in the Library (6PM)

February 12-15th - MarS to Monterey (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 13th - WASC Wednesday (Staff)

Wednesday, February 13th - Biology and Community Health Field Trip

Tuesday, February 19th - Chemistry and Community Health Field Trip

Wednesday, February 20th - Legal Studies Field Trip

Thursday, February 21st - Site Council @ 3:20pm in F6

Thursday, February 21st - END OF FOURTH GRADING PERIOD

Thursday, February 21st - AP/HONORS Evening (6PM) Multi

Friday, February 22nd - APES Field Trip

Saturday, February 23rd - MR GQ

Monday, February 25th - Athletic Booster Meeting

Basketball Update

Both girls and boys varsity get another shot at the Gauchos this week as they travel cross town in a busy athletic week. The boys (6-15) start off tonight on the road at American Canyon before heading to Casa for a Wednesday tip off. They finish the week with Senior Night on Friday vs. Napa. Come on out to support the Trojans!


The girls (10-13) have their own return bout with Casa on Tuesday evening at Casa, followed by a home game versus Napa on Thursday. They wrap up regular season play on Senior Night versus Sonoma next Monday, February 4th. Go Trojans!

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