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Weekly Update 5/24/19

Principal Lawrence, Kelly Espino, and Leanna Magdaleno are standing at the both sides of Rotary Club emblem.



Kudos to the PHS Dance Department on another successful show!    The PHS  Dance Company, a cast of 190, left their hearts on the stage, as they shared their passion for dance during their three show run this past weekend.  The show is  a reflection of the creative genius of its Directors Mrs. Deborah King and Mrs.  Carly Simpson.  Planning for a show of this caliber takes over a year to design.  Selecting a theme/music, choreographing routines, ordering costumes, and training dancers in many different genres is a huge undertaking; however, it is all worth it when you see the vision come alive on stage.

Special thanks to our principal Ted Lawrence for his support and shout-outs on Twitter, AP Silva for being present at all three shows, campus supervisors , and  the staff and  students who attended.



The Triton Culinary Academy did fantastic this year!!! Pacifica High School had the MOST students of any other school in the competition move  on to finals and receive scholarships!!
Kevin Medlen: $4,000 cash scholarship from the NewBurg Foundation
Diana Soto: $7,500 cash scholarships
Emily Pena: $5,000 cash from the NewBurg Foundation
Ceana Mesa: $129,000 FULL tuition Bachelor’s scholarship to Johnson and Wales University in Miami
Rolando Guevara: $4,000 cash scholarship from the NewBurg Foundation
Ethan Martinez: PAID internship at 1440 Multiversity resort in Scotts Valley (room and board covered) and $1,500 cash scholarship


HSA Cohorts participated in our annual team-building day at Camp Ramah. Students challenged themselves mentally/physically to conquer the high ropes Odyssey course & Alpine tower. Students also participated in a concentric circle, tower build, & nature hike


Diana Brister, R.N. – met with the HSA Juniors today. She discussed her career pathway & shared her experiences as a Labor & Delivery Nurse



Kelly Espino and Leanna Magdaleno were the recipients of a scholarship granted my the Rotary Club of Oxnard.

ELD 101 & 102

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Nineteen students from the ELD 101 & 102 classes attended the field trip to UCSB from 7:30 till 3:30 pm.

12th Grade Student Diana E. Martinez, shared about her experience in attending this trip….

…. “In the field trip to UCSB we learned about how we can apply to UCSB. Also, we learned about the different financial aid applications that we can apply for to help us pay for our education. They explained to us the different majors they offer at UCSB. The tour guides explained to us the different activities that the school has, their clubs and how we can join.  One thing that was interesting to me, was they have a building made for students of Hispanic background. Here you could find and meet other students from my culture and cook meals, and study. I am going to apply to this school!”


Victor Farias and Ester Dominguez attended the Crisis Team Conference at Oxnard High School. The training emphasized on the following:   

  • An understanding of the legal basis for suicide and threat assessment in school
  • An improved understanding of youth suicide and students who make threats
  • An understanding of suicide assessment or threat assessment as part of a comprehensive model of student safety that includes many service delivery options.
  • Improved understanding of a school-based team’s role in the wake of completed suicide
  • Improved understanding of students who make threats
  • Improved knowledge of completing threat assessments and improving our school/district’s response to threats
  • Improved understanding of follow-up to conducting a threat assessment in order to minimize threat and support students.

Counselors along with Rosa Castellanos have been working collaboratively on assigned tasks to prepare for Senior Awards Night. Senior Awards Night will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Over 300 seniors will be recognized on this night. Senior students that will be recognized were invited to an informational meeting on May 23rdduring 4th period. We are excited to celebrate with our seniors all their great accomplishments.

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