Pioneer Valley HS

October 17, 2017

Issue 42, Vol. 3

Sports: 

          
Tues    17-Oct    4/5/6    FR/JV/V vs Arroyo Grande           
Tues    17-Oct    3:30    G V Tennnis @ Atascadero           
Tues    17-Oct    3:30    G JV Tennnis vs Atascadero           
Tues    17-Oct    4:30    B W Polo vs Righetti
            
Wed    18-Oct    11:30    G Golf League Finals @ Chalk Mtn
            
Thurs    19-Oct    4/5/6    FR/JV/V Vball @ Atascadero           
Thurs    19-Oct    4:30    B W Polo vs Righetti (Novice)           
Thurs    19-Oct    3:30    G V Tennis @ Righetti           
Thurs    19-Oct    3:30    G JV Tennis vs Righetti           
Thurs    19-Oct    5:00    FR Fball vs Paso Robles
            
Fri    20-Oct    4:00    JV Fball vs Cabrillo           
Fri    20-Oct    7:00    V Fball vs Cabrillo           
Fri    20-Oct    TBD    Xcountry @ Clovis Invite
            
Sat    21-Oct    TBD    JV Leageu Wpolo Tournament @ PVHS

Sports & Activities

Activities:

Tuesday, October 17

PV Smash - Lunch - Room 611

BSU - lunch - Room 603

 

 Wednesday, October 18

 FCA - lunch - Room 555

GLO Club - lunch - Room 551/552

Club Salsa Caliente - Lunch - Room 603

Homecoming skit dress rehearsal - 6 pm - gym

 

 Thursday, October 19

Center Stage - lunch - Room 202

FCCLA - lunch - Room 5313

Health and Wellness Club - lunch - Room 605

Homecoming Queen Practice - 6 pm - Room 508

 

 Friday, October 20

Homecoming Rally Schedule - 4th period - gym

 

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming Dance - 8 pm - 10:30 pm - gym

Here's Some Tips For Homecoming

-Kylia harrison

Homecoming is a fun event filled with a whole day of fun! From getting ready, going to dinner, taking pictures, then dancing the night away. You should always make sure that you're prepared for this long day full of fun. Here are some tips to help you out!

 

  • Don’t stress about how painful your heels are, you won't be wearing them during the dance

  • Don’t forget deodorant

  • Eat before dance, but not too much

  • DANCE, don’t be scared (no one is probably even paying attention to how you dance)

  • Don’t forget to take lots of pictures, you'll regret not capturing memories

  • Be confident in what you're wearing, love the way you look!

  • You don’t have to always be on schedule

  • Going in a group can always be more fun

  • Stay hydrated and if you need to go outside for air, make sure you do

  • Sing along to every song you know!

  • If you don’t know how to dance, fake it. Just move to the beat

  • Know your space when dancing

  • Don’t be "that person"

  • And make sure you ENJOY HOMECOMING

EAOP Goes Awry

-Zander Moreno and Alexis Dagar

"I am planning on having that same event here. It's called 'Achieve UC,' it is a day where students can feel like an actual college student. A student will be able to listen to a lecture given by a professor, so the professor will come on to campus—that is what my plan is—and will give a lecture, a real lecture just like when you go to college. Students will also be able to meet one-on-one with current college students and talk about financial aid, housing, roommates, basically everything that is college life. It could've have been an actual event at UCSB but we are bringing it here to Pioneer, the day is still to be determined just because [the field trip] was not able to happen. I'm always pretty hopeful and positive about these situations. I do anything I can for my students and when things like this go wrong, they are always the first thing on my mind. My students are my first priority so when I was told it was not going to happen I start thinking, 'how can we make it happen?' Hopefully it is a bigger event than planned today." -Fatima Zarate

"I am sad because I know that [Ms. Zarate] has put a lot of time and effort into making sure that we have an opportunity for our kids, our district has had a shortage of bus drivers for a long time. It's not an occupation that a lot of people have, our kids are the ones that missed out but her and I spoke and we are going to find a way to have that experience. I think they are either going to bring [the professor] here or pay for us to plan another day so we are still going to have that experience. Nobody got to go, so nobody from Righetti, from Santa Maria or Pioneer and how it happened was just sad. Fatima is just so sweet and just so dedicated to our kids, she has organized parent events so that the parents could come and know what their kids are doing. She helps in the process of college applications, there is so much to applying for college and financial aid and so she makes it really easy for the parents to understand. She is such a vital resource to our school that I'm devastated that she followed through with just another extension of what she has been doing. The sad thing is that when [the kids] are planning to go on a field trip, they are not going to have their books and some of them didn't do their homework and now they are going to go into their class unprepared. Fatima brings so much to our school! So much stress, I just need another diet coke!" -Mrs. Herrera 

"I'm pretty upset that we didn't get to go to UCSB because I really wanted to interact with college students and get a glimpse of what it's going to be like for me next year. It also really sucks that we didn't get to go home, instead we were sent to our classes even though none of us were prepared." Jackie Moreno (12)

"I was honestly looking forward to the trip because I thought it would be fun to go and experience the college life. I blame Righetti because we all voted to not go for them but Ms. Zarate was nicer and said we were going for them. When we got back to school we all were so excited that we were able to get to go home or hang out. But to our surprise they sent us back to class without any books so in all of my classes I just sat there awkwardly hoping they would end. " -Eldanabi Delgado (11)

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Justin Walker Touches EVERYONE'S Heart

-Diana Valenzuela & Andrea Meza

"I felt good because I knew he was right there with me the whole time but I was also bummed out because this is the last Justin Walker memorial tournament I'll ever play in! But I played with him for a very long time, I played against him and with him. It sucks to not see him on the court anymore he was like my brother, we had a lot of fun memories on and off the court but I know he is in a better place balling' up there in heaven and I will continue to keep playing for him.  I believe our team this season is going to do very good *cough CIF bound cough* we have so much talent and we have all matured. We have a lot of returners from last year so we are going to have more chemistry together this year to eventually become the best team in school history. I am looking forward to prove everyone wrong and finally do something that no other team could do here at Pioneer Valley. It's going to be a fun ride" -Salvador villa (12)

 

How do you feel about the bench being an addition to the school which is honoring Justin Walker? How did you feel about coaching Justin, what are your thoughts on him as a player? Why do you think this tournament is beneficial? What are your thoughts on the Walker tournament? How do you feel about your players playing for Justin Walker even if they may not have known him? 

"I feel it's important for them to understand what they are doing, why they are doing it and for whom they are doing it for.  Even though they may not have known him, it's important for them to understand that once you're a part of the basketball program at Pioneer Valley you aren't just another player on a team but you are family and that's what Justin was to us.  He wasn't just another player, he was a brother, a son, a friend, he was a part of a group of young people who spend months/years together playing a game that builds bonds, friends and life skills that will be there far beyond and game or practice they are in.  Those types of connections are never lost or forgotten and through the tournament the players are able to experience that even more so.

 

The tournament is beneficial in many ways.  First and foremost, it allows us to remember and honor Justin by doing something he loved to do. Also, all the proceeds from the tournament go to the scholarship that the boosters club gives in his honor every year.  Something that not everyone may see is that it also allows those who were close to him to come to a place where Justin loved being and they are able to remember him by being around those who loved him and the sport that he loved playing. I have known Justin and his family since he was a young kid.  His family is just as much involved in basketball as I am and I was able to watch him grow as a player and as a person over the years.  As a coach, he was a pleasure to coach.  He wanted to compete and do well and I was able to put him in different positions and situations on the floor and watch him grow and excel in those situations. 

I still remember the last game he played in the Arroyo Grande summer tournament.  It was the last game of the summer vs Atascadero and we were a little short on players due to prior commitments and everyone was tired, including him.  But when the game started he was locked in and played an amazing game.  He played both ends of the floor extremely well and just took over the game and his teammates followed him.  The cherry on top was that we had the last possession of the game and who hit the shot to win the game at the buzzer, Justin did! I feel it is a great addition to the school.  Those that knew him and played with can walk up and sit with Justin, put their arm on the back of the bench above the plaque and just sit and enjoy some time with him.  They can remember good times they had with him, conversations they had together and do it outside of the gym which is where he played basketball, the game he loved! I think the tournament is a great way to honor Justin and also a way to keep his memory alive.   He was a great young man and well-liked by all whose lifes he touched and being able to continue that through a basketball tournament, which is the sport he loved, is an appropriate way to honor his memory."  -Coach Guzman

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This past Saturday our Panthers came out on to the court to play in memory of their best-known player Justin. Justin Walker was remembered this past weekend as the Panthers and other local schools played basketball at the Justin Walker Memorial Scholarship Benefit here at PVHS. The first match was against MB, our varsity Panthers took their first win in their first game 42-32 and it was a very tough game. Justin was a great person and everyone remembers him for what he did and for all his success. Our Panther will always be remembered and he will live in the hearts of all those players and all those students and teachers he touched with his memories and all his laughter and smiles All of these basketball players played with their heart and passion for their sport and Justin’s memory.