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PV House of BLUE students competed in two contest categories this year; Digital Cinema & TV/Video Production. These students had the difficult task of creating short films on location in a 30 hour start to finish time period. Also included were two exams, interviews with judges, and presenting a portfolio of work including resumes, references, and pre-production for their films. Every year, competition increases at the State Level, and this year there were almost 3000 students (a record high) from throughout the state competing in multiple contest areas. Once again, our students did an exceptional job of representing PVHS and the Chico community.
2016 State Medal Winners:
Gold Medal: Quinn Farley & Brandon Clark
Silver Medal: Cade Ferreira & Brody McCutcheon
Bronze Medal: Garrett Havel & Tommy Angel
Additional state participants and teams who qualified from wins at the regional competition in Sacramento.
Digital Cinema-(Just missing the podium…)
5th Place: Nathan Hitchman & Melissa Roetto 925/1000 points total
8th Makaio Moss & Zac Billingsley 900/1000 points total
Quinn Farley, Brandon Clark, and I will all be attending Skills USA National’s in Louisville Kentucky on June 19 to 23rd with a chance at being one of the top 3 teams in the country!
All of these amazing students are a part of the current Media, Arts, & Entertainment CTE Pathway and courses here at PV. These students are dedicated and passionate; they continue to demonstrate year after year that they are among the best in the state in their given competitive skills areas.
Over 1000 students attended the 70th annual FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America statewide conference in Riverside from April 8-11. Pleasant Valley High School had eight leaders attend and walked away with statewide recognition. Over 1.2 million dollars was awarded in prizes and scholarships. Over 24 competitions were conducted along with workshops, industry tours and keynote speakers.
JT Ling and Loreen Caspar for their Food Innovation Presentation. There project involved the development of a high protein bar, packaging and marketing along with nutritive values. JT and Loreen were awarded 3rd in the State.
Briana Romero receive 2nd place in state as Regional Historian
Sienna Sasselli was awarded as outgoing Regional President for her leadership
Christina Newquist was awarded as outgoing Region Treasurer for her leadership
Taylor Le was installed as the 2017-2018 Region 2 Historian and Leadership Team member. This region spans from Yuba City to the Oregon Border.
Six representatives were voting delegates and served a vital role to realign state documents to the name change from FHA-HERO.
Sienna Sasselli was selected as a nominating committee member for the incoming State elections; an honor to be asked. She oversaw the state officer incoming elections and interviews.
Advisors Susan Sullins and Priscilla Burns are proud of the delegates from our state recognized Pleasant Valley chapter of 180 members.
PVHS Music attended the Heritage Music Festival in San Diego. Here are our results:
Concert Band: Bronze Choir: Bronze Jazz Ensemble II: Silver Symphonic Band: Silver
Jazz Ensemble I: Gold
This Gold Rating is the highest rating, and it qualifies us to participate in a special festival next year held in the Symphony halls of San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
Olivia Bridgnell: Maestro Award for Upright Bass Elliott Pickett: Maestro Award for piano accompaniment and singing
In addition, we won the Spirit Award, which only goes to one school. It goes to the school who represent the school and the festival the best, who have great attitudes, and who behave in exemplary ways.
We are not just a school, we are a family!
To promote individual student educational success via a sequence of teaching, learning, assessment and support.
The vision for Pleasant Valley High School provides a framework for commitments and strategic planning and is guided by the following questions:
1. What do we want students to know and be able to do?
2. How will we know if they've learned it?
3. How will we respond when they don't?
4. How will we respond when they do?
5. How will we provide opportunities for every student to connect to the P.V. community?
Are you being bullied or harassed?
Call the PVHS
Bullying and Harassment Tip Line
530.891.3050, ext. 333
EVERYONE has the right to be treated with respect!
Anti-bullying and harassment website resources:
California Dept. of Ed.
Local anti-bullying blog
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