WEEKLY UPDATE

May 18, 2018

STUDENT NEWS

ASB

ID 2018-19 Photo Days will be next Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 & 24. Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen will be taking ID photos in their social science and health classes on their scheduled days.

Seniors will be picking up their caps & gowns on Thursday, May 24 from the ASB Room during their economics and government classes.

Pacifica seniors will be attending Magic Mountain GradNite on Friday/Saturday, May 25-26. The event begins at 9pm and ends at 5am.

Pacifica’s Prom was held this past Saturday, May 12 at Universal Studios. Over 560 students and guests attended the event which included dinner, dancing, activities, and admission to the PTSA after-prom party at Oxnard Plaza14 Cinemas.

The Prom Queen and King elected that night were: Veronica Armendariz & Angel Villanueva.

Thanks to our bus chaperones: Ms. Bethany Rogers, Ms. Jennie Montgomery, and parent volunteers Mr. David Covarrubias and Mrs. Patty Einstein.

Prom chaperones were Mr. Mike Castanon, Ms. Veronica Morales, Ms. Laura Rico, Mr. Carlos Aldrete, Mrs. Lorena Haas, Mr. Carlos Castro, Ms. Anna Espino, and Ms. Allison Holicky.

Those involved in Ariel’s Closet were: Mrs. Mayra Bemis, Ms. Corie Ochoa, Ms. Jennie Montgomery, and  Mrs. Jay Behniwal, who donated her time Saturday morning styling a few girls’ hair.

Thanks also to Mrs. Lupe Murillo at prom photos in the cafeteria and to PTSA president Mrs. Yecenia Alvarado and all those parents and volunteers involved in the after-prom party.

Extra-special thanks to our administrators involved in the event, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Angel Silva, Mr. Cameron Salehi and our bookkeeper, Mrs. Yolanda Chavira.

Peer Resource

Peer Resource is happy to report that we had another successful Peer Mediation this week. Three of our students: Daisy Vasquez, K’lian Casey and Hanna Aparicio did a wonderful job helping two Tritons work out their issues. Peer Resource is thrilled Ms. Kawachi suggested peer mediation and that the students agreed to participate.  With only a few weeks left in the year, we hope that if other teen issues arise, additional students and staff will seek out Peer Resource to help ‘teens with their everyday growing up problems.”

Game Club

The 6th VGC tournament has started!

STAFF NEWS

Interact And Oxnard Rotary

Pacifica Interact was invited to join the Oxnard Rotary Luncheon at The Marriott on May 15, 2018.

Gary Davis and Bert Partida sat with us at the head table- we shared a fabulous lunch and our amazing students reported out on a fantastic year- that is still going.

This year we qualified for a Rotary and Interact Leadership Award- completing service projects in 10 different areas. #Wintheday

Thank you Mr. Lawrence for printing the Pacifica High School Interact Album in color!  It was a definite winner!

Our last three events are:

  1.  Get Out and Play Day with the entire 2nd grade class at Brekke- collaboration with my good friend Patty Einstein. (Over 120 students)- May 23, 2018
  2. Step Into Literacy with Brekke and Caesar Chavez Kindergarten (Over 200 students)- May 25, 2018
  3. Camarillo Animal Shelter- Tour and walk- Donations of Blankets and Towels to sheltered animals.

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATE 05/11/18

May 11, 2018

STUDENT NEWS

ASB

Pacifica’s Prom, “Beneath the Winter Stars,” will be held this Saturday, May 12 at Universal Studios from 8pm-midnight. 570 students and guests will be attending. The event includes dinner consisting of caesar salad, pasta, chicken piccata, various desserts, and unlimited refreshments. Besides dancing, attendees will also be able to have a caricature drawing done, take a photo booth pictures with friends, and enjoy part of the park. Prom queen and king voting will also occur on site, with the winners crowned that night.
The nominees for prom king are:

Angel Villanueva, Chris Casimiro, Nathaniel Tagulao, and Sebastian Rios-Lara.

The nominees for prom queen are:

Evelyn Guillen, Hazel Mandujano, Kacie Galang, and Veronica Armendariz.

Following the prom, PTSA will be hosting an after-prom party at Oxnard Plaza 14 Cinemas. The night will feature more food, activities, movies, and prizes. Those students who take the charter buses to prom will be dropped off at the after prom party to continue their night.

 

Our Unified basketball teams are practicing every Friday in preparation for our upcoming games against the OHS Unified teams on June 7th. There will be 2 games played that day so please be on the lookout for details so you can come out and show your support!!!

The students from Ms. Magallanes and Ms. Soto’s classes had spent all last week learning about the job of firefighter and what they do for our community. They were then able to end the week with an amazing presentation with a visit from Captain Spence, Engineer Aguirre, and Firefighter Gilson from Oxnard Fire Department Station 4 last Friday. This included being able to see the gear/equipment, and engine firsthand, as well as shoot water from the hose!

Key Club

Key Club members chomped down on lemons yesterday as a part of an awareness and fundraising campaign for ending tetanus that kills mothers and babies around the world. The fact that neonatal tetanus kills one baby every 11 minutes is something that the Eliminate campaign (Key Club, Kiwanis, and UNICEF) is working on to immunize 100 million people – so our pucker-faced Key Clubbers are doing their bit by taking their sour bite!

FACTS:

  • Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every eleven minutes—approximately 34,000 newborns every year.
  • To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million must be immunized to protect themselves and their future newborns. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more.
  • It will take US$110 million—and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Peer Resource

Mrs. Wolfe would like to congratulate her Peer Resource class and especially three students for successfully handling a Conflict Mediation on Monday, May 7. Two students were referred to conflict mediation by former Peer Resource teacher, turned assistant principal, Mr. Salehi.   The two students agreeing to the mediation were treated with respect, kindness and professionalism by their Peer Resource mediators: -Joshua Carranza and K’lian Casey, both outstanding 9th graders. The note taker was sophomore Hanna Aparicio. Thank you to Mr. Salehi for using this powerful intervention option and congratulations to Joshua, K’lian and Hanna for a job well done!

STAFF NEWS

Health & Wellness Fair

Over 200 families came to Pacifica High School to host OUHSD Annual FAMILY HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR on Saturday, April 28th from 11am till 2pm.  Providers present were: Food Share, Behavioral Health, Clinical del Camino Real, CDR, Gold Coast Health Plan, City of Oxnard, Community Action HEAP, Tri-Counties, Human Services Agency, Public Health, YMCA, Dignity Health, Foster VC Kids, AMR. Families also learning about Youth/Family Counseling Home Energy Assistance Programs, Mental Health, Health Insurance Programs and Free Health Screenings  that included Blood Glucose/Blood Pressure/Vision/Breast Exams).  Families walked away with a bag full of veggies and fruits! A special thank you to Hilda Gomez from the OUHSD who organized this event along with each School Site Parent Facilitator.  #Tritonswintheday

COUNSELOR NEWS

Counselors went into the Government and Economics classes to inform seniors about Senior Awards Night and to have students complete the post high school plan survey.

 

 

 

STUDENT NEWS

Dance 

Dance Department- In honor of National Dance Week, the dance department performed at lunch on Friday, April 27, 2018.  Soloist Ramon Martinez got the crowd pumped up with his hip hop skills; Ashley Aceves and  Kevin Orozco spiced things up with a sizzling salsa duet.  After school the celebration continued with dance workshops.  Kris Lara ,2010 PHS Alumnus, taught a master hip hop class; Savannah Chapman, 2013 PHS Alumnus, taught an intermediate/advanced jazz dance class.

AVID

AVID students have been busy. AVID students attended the Going To College Fair put on by the district on April . We heard an excellent key note speaker and then students went to different workshops on financial aid, going to college out of state, how to take notes and improve grades — there were many different presentations and we had a fantastic time. AVID sophomores visited the Museum of Tolerance with Mrs. Ramos and Mr. Martinez in April. The students had an excellent learning experience regarding the Holocaust and saw artifacts from World War 2. The National College Fair was also in April at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Mrs. Ramos took some students. Others were able to attend with their families. Over 150 Universities were there and our students got a lot of valuable information. They are starting to receive brochures in the mail and they’re getting emails from schools all over the US. Then on May 2, AVID freshmen visited UCSB with Mr. Calderon and Mrs. Ramos. The admissions presentation was by far the best UCSB has given to our AVID students. Did you know that their admissions review uses a 50/50 strategy — 50% of their application is based on grades and A-G completion.  The other 50% is based on non-academics, meaning volunteer hours, employment, leadership opportunities, etc. It really was full of valuable information. Thank you to Mr. Lawrence for supporting PHS AVID.

Our seniors have accepted the admission to the following schools: Ronaldo Cacerez, Humboldt State; Anel Hernandez, CSUN; Emily Zavala, CSUCI; Stephanie Posadas, CSUCI; Mauricio Juarez, CSUCI. Another 14 will be attending Oxnard College and Ventura College will be receiving 7 of our tritons. All of them are first generation college students. Come check out their acceptance letters posted outside E204. 🙂 – #GOTRITONS!

PTSA

At the most recent PTSA meeting on April 30, five wonderful Peer Resource/Friday Night Live students: Martin Gomez, Monique Malcom, Daisy Vasquez, Hanna Aparicio and Joshua Carranza presented to students, parents and staff valuable information about the dangers of drinking alcohol. These motivated students are working to change the social norms around alcohol  use and shared current statistics from the most recent California Healthy Kids Survey regarding teen alcohol use. These teens also informed everyone about Ventura County’s Social Host Law which can fine homeowners or even students up to $2500.00 for hosting a party where there is underage drinking. In addition, our Peer Resource/FNL students reminded the audience that the mission of Peer Resource is that they are, ‘teens helping teens with everyday growing up problems’ and want to be available to assist other students who may  wish to talk with another teen  in a safe, confidential way.

Peer Resource

On Thursday, April 26, seven students from our Peer Resource class joined MECHA from CIHS at the Ventura County Rescue Mission to cut grapes, set the table, serve food and to be an inspiration to our community. Mrs. Wolfe would like to thank, Johnny Fuentes, Jazlyn Bell, Evelin Coyomatzi, Nayeli Hernandez, Obed Cruz, Emil Espinosa and  Jesus Garcia for giving up their Thursday afternoon to help others.

The Alliance

The Alliance of Pacifica High School held an educational and entertaining event for over 100 people on Friday, April 27th called Break the Silence in support of our LGBTQ community. It took place in the PAC after school and hosted representatives from the VCOE, Rainbow Umbrella, the Coalition for Family Harmony, the Ventura County Center for Behavioral Health, Planned Parenthood, TayTunnel, and Diversity Collective. The event covered the LGBTQ terminology, new California Laws, & the Do’s & Don’ts of Best Practices. Our very own Mr. Mark Wingland spoke about his role as an educator and a parent and Ms. Naseem Naghdi helped and participated in the Drag Fashion Show.

COUNSELOR NEWS

Oxnard College was on campus this week to help Seniors who will be attending Oxnard College in the Fall of 2018 set up their portal accounts.

Lili Mejia conducted a classroom presentation to the 10th grade TECA cohort. Ms. Mejia emphasized the following: The role of a high school counselor, required education, confidentiality, skills and strengths needed, aptitudes and interests, and salary.

STUDENT NEWS

ASB

ASB Elections for 2018-19 officers were held Thursday, April 26 at lunch.

Those elected are:

ASB President:

  • Michael Cazares

ASB Vice-President:

  • Madelyn Grajeda

ASB Cabinet Officers:

  • Starla Snider
  • Ariana Rodriguez
  • Martha Garcia

Class of 2019 President:

  • Leana Magdaleno

 Class of 2019 Officers:

  • Anthony Guerrero
  • Trinidad Hinahon
  • Nathan Castillo
  • Marina Chavez
  • Joseph Khalil

 Class of 2020 Officers:

  • Nikki Iglupas
  • Socrates Perez
  • Chelsea Silva

Class of 2021 President:

  • Diego Luna

Class of 2021 Officers:

  • Alexandra Camargo
  • Sierra Cheyanne Perez
  • Alexia Guerrero

Game Club

Winners for 5th VGC tournament:

  • 1st place: Marco Rivera
  • 2nd place: Oscar Alcaraz
  • 3rd place: Saul Herrera

Also,  the 6th VGC tournament is Wii Sports.

COUNSELOR NEWS

On Wednesday, April 25th more than 75 students attended an informational meeting regarding dual enrollment for the American Sign Language course being offered at Pacifica High School this fall. Pacifica High School students learned the benefits of dual enrollment and were able to have their questions addressed as they pertained to the ASL course through Oxnard College. Next week on May 2nd, students will attend application workshops in the College and Career Center to begin the enrollment process. We would like to thank Luke Menchaca and Cassie Marcum from Oxnard College for their time.

Counselors began planning for Senior Awards Night. Senior Awards Night will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Counselors wrapped up in- house registration with all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.