Weekly Update 5/31/19

COLLEGE SIGNING DAY-CLASS OF 2019

The First Annual PHS Signing Day / Post-Secondary Commitment Day was truly BEAUTIFUL!!! All students were honored for their commitments to the military, 2-year colleges, 4-year universities, and Trade Schools.

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT

On Thursday, May 30 we had our Senior Awards night to honor and recognize all the Seniors receiving scholarships and awards. Congrats for all your hard work this year. You make PHS very proud and we can’t wait to see all your amazing accomplishments in the future.

ACADEMY NEWS

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY-Field Trip

HSA Sophomores visited St. John’s Regional Medical Center & met with the President of the hospital, & the Volunteer Dir. They took a tour all the departments & learned about the variety of volunteer opportunities.

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY-Guest Speaker

HSA Juniors met med students from Western University, Dr. Vo & Dr. Hankinson, 2nd year resident Dr. Brock, they discussed the pathway to becoming a D.O. They learned about: heart/lung sounds, how infections are treated & assessing joint injuries.

CODE ACADEMY

On Thursday, the CODE Academy tough 4th grades from Brekke Elementary how to Code using Code.org

ACADEMY OF BUSINESS

The AOB juniors started their California College Tour this week. Their first stop was CalPoly State University in San Luis Obispo!

STUDENT NEWS

AVID 2

Mr. Calderon brought a group of ten AVID 2 students to Ventura to help set up for the Mountains 2 Beach To Boston marathon. Top Row (L to R): Jennifer, Pamela, Yocelyn, Katerin, Jennifer, Joana, Roselyn. Bottom Row (L to R): Jonathan, Benjamin, Yor.

AVID-Guest Speaker

PHS AVID students in Mr. Calderon’s class had the opportunity to listen to the academic + life journey of Angel Serrano and Angel, Both of whom are (1) 1st generation college students, (2) Hispanic, (3) family oriented, (4) humble, (5) proud Oxnard Natives, & (6) future teachers.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Mr. McFadyen’s Child Development class toured Patagonia this week. Great Pacific Child Development Center and Child Development Resources in Oxnard.

CALCULUS DODGER NIGHT

Mr. Guzik’s Calculus class and some PHS teachers celebrated their hard work this year with a Dodger Game this week. What a great way to build lasting friendships and celebrate the end of the year!

PERFORMING ARTS

SYMPHONIC BAND

On Tuesday May 21, our Symphonic Band hosted their annual spring concert to a huge audience.  The evening was filled with great music and soloists including a Latin piece—Buenaventura—, a math piece called Algorhythms and one celebrating the Chinese mandolin!  At the end of the concert, we celebrated our graduating seniors allowing them to share their musical experiences and talk about the future!    These graduating seniors also paid tribute to Ms. Rogers with a hand painted portrait of her in front of all of the ensembles she teaches!  Thanks to Ms. Alcala who helped them in their art class complete the portrait which is currently hanging in the Band room.  Thanks to all of the staff and faculty (shout out to Ms. Hickman), parents and students who came out to share this remarkable evening!

THANK YOU MS. ROGERS

Below is a painting that ALL of Band Director, Cathi Rogers 29 seniors participated in painting for her as an expression of their love and appreciation for her dedication to them as students and to the music program.  All the seniors signed and wrote messages on the back of the canvas to Cathi as well as writing her individual letters.  She has obviously made a huge impact in their lives for such a kind, thoughtful gesture to be made by her seniors.

Music teaches children self discipline as well as the value of hard work and  a hundred other things that I do not have time to list, but maybe even more important is the fact that being in the band gives many students a place where they fit – a place where they can be themselves and are accepted no matter their circumstance.  
Thank you Cathi for all your hard work and for making such a huge difference in lives of so many of our Tritons!!!! –
Shelly Hickman 

ASB NEWS

GradNite at Six Flags was a great success. Our Tritons had a great time riding roller coasters and meeting some new friends from different schools throughout California. Thank you Six Flags Magic Mountain for hosting us. Up next is Disneyland GradNite on June 11th.

STAFF NEWS

FAREWELL TO OFFICER BALDERRAMA

Ms. Magallanes Class surprised PHS SRO Balderrama Thursday morning by inviting him to her classroom for coffee & donuts in addition to presenting him with a small token of appreciation. He has completed his time with us at PHS & will head back to patrol after this school year. Thank you for your hard work, compassion and bravery.