Weekly Update

Friday, June 9, 2017

STUDENT NEWS

ASB:

Pacifica held their End of the Year Dance last Friday. Over 650 students and guests attended the event.

2017-18 ASB officers will be meeting over the summer to plan out activities for the upcoming school year.

Performing Arts: 

At the end of May, our Jazz Ensemble I and Symphonic Band students hosted their annual end-of-the-year concerts. The evenings featured tributes to all twenty-six graduating seniors! On Saturday, June 3, our Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble I students participated in the Rio School District Music festival. The afternoon featured a concert by our Jazz Ensemble followed by a “mass band” performance by Pacifica’s Symphonic Band and all band students (sixth through eighth grades) from the Rio School District. This performance featured nearly two hundred and fifty students all playing

together!   A huge thank you to Dr. Puglisi, Superintendent of the Rio School District, and Doug Williamson, for inviting us to this event once again!

Lastly, Pacifica’s instrumental students traveled to UCSB as concert goers hearing performances by UCSB’s Wind and Jazz ensembles.  Thanks to Liz Villanueva and Mr. Lawrence for arranging transportation!

Our World Music students have the last two months traveling to various locations throughout the world learning about Indian, Indonesian, Mexican, Latin and South America music! The students also completed a five week project on poverty in India learning the causes to poverty and trying to attain solutions to this very solvable problem!

STAFF NEWS

PARENT PROJECT:

Five (5) Pacifica High School Parents that have returned to class #15 as we continue with the Parent Project Workshops. Please join me in congratulating these parents who believe in the results of these Parent Project Workshops. A special thank you to our Principal Mr. Lawrence for allowing these parents to continue these important workshops at our school site! Our parents will meet for one last time next week.

Chapter #15:  Promoting Family Unity

Critical Family Concept: My kids need a strong sense of family and I’m going to provide it.

RFEP AWARDS:

Pacifica High School recognized students who had met the requirements to be reclassified as Fluent English Proficient on June 6, 2016. Over 170 students who met the criteria were and their parents were invited to this event.

COUNSELOR NEWS

Counselors are finalizing the counselor calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.

Counselors are preparing for graduation day and ensuring seniors have met all graduation requirements.