ID 2018-19 Photo Days were held on May 23 & 24. Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen have already been photographed for next school year. Make-up photo day will be held in early September.
Seniors picked up their caps & gowns on May 24 during their economics and government classes. They will also be attending Magic Mountain GradNite on Friday/Saturday, May 25-26 from 9pm to 5am.
Symphonic & Band Ensemble
On Saturday May 19th, our Symphonic and Jazz Ensemble I bands participated in the Rio School District Music festival. This festival, held annually, celebrates all music programs in the Rio School District. Jazz Ensemble I was the featured high school jazz group playing rock and Latin pieces! The evening concluded with a mass band of approximately two hundred and fifty students from the Rio School District, Pacifica High School’s Symphonic Band and Rio Mesa’s High Schools Concert Band Performing three pieces—- Celtic Myth, The Bluebells of Scotland and Engines of Resistance. Thank you to Dr. Puglisi, Superintendent of the Rio School District, and Doug Williamson, band director at Rio Vista, for inviting us to participate once again!
Tuesday evening, our Symphonic Band hosted it’s annual spring concert. The evening featured a variety of pieces including music from The Incredibles, Carmina Burana and True Blue March! At the conclusion of concert, we celebrated and paid tribute to twenty-two seniors who will be graduating from our ensemble!
Calculus Dodger Night
75 Students attended Calculus Dodger Night on Wednesday, joined by the AP Stats and the Culinary Academy Seniors. For most students, it was their first time to Dodger Stadium. We had a great time, and the Dodgers actually won! Mr. Guzik would like to thank Ms. Murillo, Ms. Sandoval, Ms. Espino, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Mejia, Ms. Rogers, Mr. McCardell, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Valdez, and Mr. Goldstein for driving these students.
Congratulations to Seniors Mayra Cuevas, Erik Munoz, and Esmirna Sandoval for writing compelling essays to win the Staff Laptops for college. These laptops will be presented at Senior Awards Night.
Dance Dept.- The PHS Dance Department showcased their talents in the spring 2018 dance show EXPRESS YOURSELF. Dance Rhythmics took us back to Studio 54 with their disco routine ; Dance Technique embraced the passion of tango; Street Jazz represented the 805 with their hip hop skills, and Advanced Dance always so impressive with their ability to choreograph and execute many different styles of dance at a professional level. The following genres were represented: jazz, ballet, tap,point,hip hop, contemporary, prop/novelty, Tahitian, salsa, acro-jazz, disco, and tango. Guest performers were an added touch; special thanks to the Highland Competition Team and the Pure Joy Moving Company from MacKinnon Dance Academy and the Rancho Campana High School Dance Dept. for joining us this year. Kudos to Artistic Director/dance teacher Mrs. King, Assistant Director/dance teacher Mrs Simpson, and Stage Manager/dance teacher Anna Espino for providing a special dance experience to the Triton student body.
The tournament is in the semi-final matches!
On Friday, May 18, 2018, Principal Lawrence, once again, hosted Coffee with the Principal. Over 50 parents showed up to engage in parent-driven dialogue with the Principal. Parents asked the Principal questions about everything from School Safety to Graduation. It was an amazing, positive discussion where parents felt very validated and appreciated the productive interaction with the Principal. Pacifica High School is highly committed to a high degree of parent involvement and this event contributed greatly to that!
On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Claudia Naranjo from PHS & Fabiola Sanchez from CIHS chaperoned for the 1st Annual Bilingual “Haciendo Realidad mi Sueño” Conference at UCSB. There were 15 students that attended along with their parents and siblings. Workshops included on why students should attend college, how to pay for college, personal planning including how be a supportive parent in getting your child to college. The conference ended with a tour of this beautiful campus including a walk to the beach near UCSB and a panel of college students who shared their personal stories/struggles and how they have learned to be a successful college student. A special thank you to Hilda Gomez from OUHSD and UCSB EAOP Program which hosted this special event for our community. Triton students participated fully, asked questions and are excited to attend UCSB someday!
Pacifica High School Triton Parents get recognized on May 17th at the OUHSD Board Meeting. A special thank you to Mrs. Caridad Peralta (DELAC President) and Mrs. Maria Teresa Salazar (DELAC Secretary) for their dedication and participation as parent leaders for Pacifica High school along with other parents from our district. These two parents have attended monthly meetings at our school, district meetings/trainings and have also been presenters for OUHSD family conferences. Caridad & Maria Teresa are great role models for all parents in our community. Go Tritons!
On May 24th, counselors, the school nurse and AP Sandoval took part in the Alternative Placement Committee (APC) meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to review required documents and procedures needed to make an appropriate referral for alternative placement.
Counselors along with Rosa Castellanos are continuing to work collaboratively on assigned tasks to prepare for Senior Awards/College Acceptance Night. Senior Awards/College Acceptance Night will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Senior students that will be recognized were invited to an informational meeting on May 24th during 4th period. We are excited to celebrate with our seniors all their great accomplishments.
For the 1st time ever in culinary arts academy history, the seniors went on a field trip to Dodgers Stadium for a tour of their facility, which included their restaurants and a discussion with two of their executive chefs. Then we went to Grand Central Market in order to help our students expand their knowledge of the different cuisines and eat lunch. To finish off our field trip, we went back to Dodgers Stadium for a game against the Rockies where we met up with Mr. Guzik’s Calculus class. It was an awesome experience and the Dodgers won 3-1.