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Weekly Update January 10, 2020

Football players posing with CIF trophy

STATE CHAMPIONS!

Pacifica High School ended 2019 with a State Championship Title!! PHS beat McClymonds 34-6. The boys were all over the city the last few weeks of 2019. They stopped by City Council Chambers to be honored by our towns Mayor. They were honored by the Ventura County Supervisor and the Board of Supervisors. Pacifica High School’s ASB held a lunch time Rally to congratulate our football team. At the rally, some of  the team members were celebrated while they signed Letters of Intent to some great Colleges! Then, the City of Oxnard honored PHS with a parade through town which ended at the District Office where they were recognized at the Board Meeting. There is no words to describe how much pride and love we have at PHS for our football team and coaches. They not only give us a great name, but they put the City of Oxnard and Ventura County on the map!! They made history and the Triton name will never be forgotten!! 

PERFORMING ARTS

DANCE SHOW

Kudos to the PHS Dance Department for an outstanding show!  Body Talk took place on Friday, December. 12th and Saturday, December 13th. Students from  dance rhythmics, dance technique, street jazz, dance club, and advanced dance represented the cast of 130 talented dancers.  Dance styles represented were ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater, prop/novelty, and Bollywood. Artistic Director Mrs. King and Assistant Director Carly Simpson  would like to thank all our patrons for continuing to keep dance alive!

ADVANCE DANCE

Advanced Dance was invited by Hip Hop Mindset to perform in a dance showcase featuring the best hip hop dancers from Oxnard.  The event took place on Tuesday, December 17th at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.  PHS Advanced Dance opened the show to set the tone performing to the song “Losing My Mind” choreographed by PHS Alumni Kris Lara (2010).  After a quick costume stage, they returned to the stage to pump up the audience with a throw-back 90″s mix.

BAND

Our Triton Marching Band and Color Guard finished their competitive marching season at the Camarillo Chrismas parade Saturday December 14th.  It was a very successful day filled with many awards.     Drum major Natali Hernandez lead the way scoring 2nd  place for her mace routine.  The Marching Band scored 2nd place in their division performing The Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa.  The final award went to our Color Guard  team lead by color guard captain Gus Franco scoring 1st place in their division for their visual routine to the The Liberty Bell March.   Congratulations!  A special thanks to Cora Branchflower, guitar educator at Pacifica and all of our other parent volunteers/chaperones who helped us with all of our parades. 
 
In between their competitive parades, the Marching Band has also performed at a noontime rally, a hallway rally and a special assmebly/rally celebrating all of the success of theTriton football team!  Way to go Tritons!
 
On Tuesday December 10th, Jazz Ensemble I performed their annual winter concert.  The concert featured swing, blues and some holiday charts including Sleigh Ride and Who Let the Elves Out.  Many of our jazz students were featured solosits. On Thursday December 19th, Jazz Ensemble I traveled to Ramona Elementary to share the joy of music.  The Jazz Ensemble performed for all grade levels including pre-schoolers!  Shout out to Assitant Principal Angel Silva, who dropped in to watch our performace!  Thanks to Dr. Duran, principal of Ramona Elementary, who helped coordinate this annual event.  
 


On Tuesday December 17th, the Symphonic Band performed their annual winter concert to an audience of nearly two hundred people  The night featured world culture pieces including an African and Native American piece and holiday pieces featuring both Hanukkah and Christmas.  The evening concluded celebrating the Marching Band and Color Guard students performing their award winning pieces–The Liberty Bell March and Feliz Navidad (1st place at the Oxnard Christmas parade for Band, Guard and drum major Fatima Cabanas).

 

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Before the Tritons went on Winter Break, the Counseling Department went to the on site Day Care Center to give some toys to the children and spread  some Holiday Cheer.

ACADEMIC AWARDS NIGHT

On January 9, 2020 Pacifica held its Academic Awards Night. King Triton’s Trident represents Academics, Athletics, and the Arts. Last night, we honored our scholars who have achieved a 3.75+ GPA for 2, 4, or 6 Semesters. A student earns and Academic Letter with 2 semesters of a 3.75+. 4 Semesters earns the student an Academic Lamp. And 6 semesters results in the coveted Golden Bar. Great job Tritons!! 

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