Pioneer Valley HS

September 7, 2017

Issue 16, Vol. 3

Panthers Claim Territory in New Seating Area

-Alexis Dagar

Some Panthers may have noticed a change within our campus: the new seating area. Located near the 300's building, this new area is equipped with many tables surrounding a newly planted tree. This could not have been made possible without the help of some organizations on campus.

"What had actually happened is that the student store and the club, Future Business Leaders of America, worked together because the FBLA run the store," explains Ms. Sylvester, advisor of the Student Store.

When profits get high, the money is reinvested towards the school. "We work with Mrs. Herrera to see what the school needs are. In this case we worked with maintenance who picked the location of the [new seating] area." This was their second time being able to contribute to the school in this way. Purchases were made towards the end of last school year and have been coming together since the beginning of this school year. The plus side is that some of the students involved will be able to receive scholarships due to their involvement in the club.

Sports:  

Thurs    7-Sep    4:30    FR Football vs Santa Paula           
Thurs    7-Sep    3:30    G V Tennis vs SJHS           
Thurs    7-Sep    3:30    G JV Tennis @ SJHS           
Thurs    7-Sep    4:30    BWPolo vs Nipomo           
Thurs    7-Sep    2:00    G Golf @ Cypress Ridge           
Thurs    7-Sep    4/5/6    G FR/JV/V Vball @ Mprep
            
Fri    8-Sep    3:30    G V Tennis @ Cabrillo           
Fri    8-Sep    3:30    G JV Tennis vs Cabrillo           
Fri-Sat    8-Sep    11:30    B Wpolo PVHS Tourney
            
Sat    9-Sep    9:00    Xcountry @ M Bay
            

Sports & Activities

Activities:

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Lunchtime Music and taking donations for Harvey relief

 

Thursday, Sept. 7

Lunchtime Music and taking donations for Harvey relief

 

Friday, Sept. 8

Lunchtime Music and taking donations for Harvey relief

#icanhelp assembly 2-5 periods (FULL)

WOMAN

-Zander Moreno

tell me all the

memories of a

good woman,

bathe her

worth like

dollar bills bathing

women's bank accounts.

dip her feet into

absinthe extract

and honey comb

wands, bitten

not chewed.

caress her like a

child's long

lost feather found

on the wrong

street at the

wrong time.

speak of her

like a general

speaking of his

wife with tears

in his eyes

because waiting

7 years was completely

worth it.

crack the callouses

under her rough

fingerprinted

thumb, soften

the braille like

froth filled mouth

that mumbles

volume.

that shakes

like raindrops

in a hurricane,

that compares

tornados to

tsunamis in

her everyday life.

that tremble

like the grains

on her body

from bread parting,

with religious tolerance

quaking inside her

knee.

and set her down

a bed of flowers,

just to stare aimlessly

into the abyss that was

once a good memory. 

Varsity Volleyball Hosts Lompoc

-David Penaloza

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Theater Opening Soon with "School of Rock"

-Selen Arechiga and Jacklyn Cruz

This is a dream come true for Pioneer Valley High School and the students when they received news that a performing arts building was starting to be constructed. The $10.9 million building is now almost done with 3 class rooms and a theater of 300 seats. Many students are excited to perform the first play in the theater "School of Rock." The new theater will bring more involvement to students to watch a play, even be in a play and many more things like band, drama choir etc. 

“I think it took forever to make. It's also a great way for the visual performing arts people to do their shows and concerts.  I've been waiting for about 9 months, so I'm kind of not that excited anymore, but it's still a good moment." -Robert Zarate (10)

"I'm super excited about it! We've been waiting, it's been 2 and a half years since we broke ground on it. When we first did the shovel, the first scoop of dirt, and so it's been a long time. They finally took the fences down, so it's like oh my gosh we can finally see it! This is part of the visual performing arts pathway. Having the performing arts center is going to give us an opportunity to do things that will lead into post-high school options. We are hoping that the Performing Arts Center is a place where our students who do performing arts like drama or interest in choir, or band, that they can learn some of the technical aspects of having a facility like that." -Mrs. Hererra 

"It's so exciting, it's going to be a huge asset to our school and to all the performing arts groups in our district. At this campus we have many performing arts groups, and we have never really had a viable place to perform since this school opened 13 years ago. We've performed in the cafeteria, outside, in the classroom, at ethyl pope, you know. We've never had a place to perform, and so to give the performing arts groups on this campus a real nice place to perform, it changes everything! It makes a group that just seems sort of okay, and it gives them credibility. It makes you look more professional and even though I'm really proud of our groups, I think our groups do a great job, but when you put them in a cheesy environment, it almost makes them look cheesy. You put them in a beautiful environment, they look better. It would be like the basketball team playing out on the asphalt. Can they play basketball? Sure! Do they look very good doing it? No! It ups your game, what this place does is it ups our game. It makes us able to do more advanced shows, more sophisticated shows to a bigger audience. It changes our lives here, and it changes the life of every student who is in the performing arts arena, no matter what art it is. The dancers, the actors, the singers, the musicians, it gives us a home, and we've never had a home." -Mrs. Vangronigan

"I'm totally excited! I'm excited because it’s the first year and being part of the cast of School of Rock, it’s a huge honor to perform in the theater for the first time ever. I'm looking forward to performing in it, not just for School of Rock, but also for band and for choir. I'm not in choir, but I love to sing and there's a huge chance I might be in it." -Edianna Ysip (10)