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Thank you for participating in Pennies for Patients and being a part of our Hero Squad!  This report outlines the members of your school that have achieved different Hero Squad Gear, our way of saying thank you for furthering our mission. Hero Squad Gear Qualifying Level Hero Squad Tattoo Student registers for an online fundraising page Power Ring Student brings in $5 *offline* (coin box) please see volunteer guide Hero Band Student raises $10 on their online fundraising page Super-Sidekick Student raises $25 on their online fundraising page Hero Squad Tee Participant raises $50 online *teachers are also eligible Mini-Champ Student raises $100 on their online fundraising page  *Remember: Students are also eligible to receive the Power Ring when they collect $5 in their coinbox and bring that into the teacher with the Coupon on their Dear Parent Letter. See your volunteer guide for more details!  For more information on our Hero Squad Gear, please see the qualifying levels above and by clicking on the above link to view your schools report! Or respond to this email to ask your local staff partner additional questions!

Pennies 4 Patients

As of this morning, the following classes are tied for the Pennies 4 Patients online donations. Congrats to…

1. Mr. Barks

2. Ms. Sanders

3. Ms. O

You have until this Friday to donate online (or in your 4th period classes). Just go to the school website for the link to Pennies 4 Patients. The class with the most online donations will win a movie/pizza party during 4th period class!

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PVIS Sea King Mural

Welcome to PVIS -- Home of the Sea Kings

Math Team Award Winning Students

Congratulations Amazing Math Students!!

7th grade Cross Country Team

PVIS 7th grade Cross Country Team -- 1st place at Mt. Sac Invitational

Rainbow over the PVIS Outdoor Blacktop

Another Beautiful Day at PVIS! 

PVIS Football Team

PVIS Football Team!

National Junior Honor Society Student Induction Ceremony

Celebrating our National Junior Honor Society Students

Students supporting PEF Giving Tuesday

Thank you Peninsula Education Foundation for all of your support!

Students engaged in science lesson in our garden

Hands-on garden lessons in science classes

Sea King News Anchors

Sea King News -- A great way to learn about all things PVIS

New lockers in our 6th grade pod building

Check out our new 6th grade lockers -- Thank you PVIS PTSA!

PVIS Students at the Talent Show

PVIS Talent Show -- It's a Cocoa House

6th grade students and science teacher

Everyone loves 6th grade Science and STEM with Mr. Garman

Students completing art projects in class

Sea King artists at work with their talented teacher, Ms. Lawson

PVIS Staff Dressed up for Halloween

It's Halloween at PVIS -- and Where is Waldo?

PVIS Flag Football Game

PVIS Flag Football Team

Students at the Skechers Pier to Pier Walk

Having a great time at the Pier to Pier Walk with our PVIS students

Dodger Dress Up Day at PVIS

Supporting our home team -- It's Dodger Day at PVIS 

PVIS Students Supporting PEF for the Skechers Walk

Who doesn't want to throw a pie at the principal? 

Pie Throwing with the Principal, Assistant Principal and Ms. Wakida

Taking a Pie for PEF -- Supporting the Skechers Walk at PVIS

Our ASB students at a Palos Verdes Estates City Council Meeting

Our awesome ASB students at the PVE City Council Meeting

A group of PVIS students at lunch

It's always a great day with friends at PVIS

Student Assembly for Red Ribbon Week

What's better than a warm day with Popsicles

6th grade students at their House Sorting Party

Fun times at the 6th grade House Sorting Party

Club Rush Activity for Students

Club Rush for our Sea Kings -- Thank you PVIS Booster Club!

7th grade Team Building Activities Building Go Carts

7th grade Fulcrum Day -- Fun team building activities

Aerial View of the Campus

The PVIS campus -- A beautiful place to go to school

PVIS Teaching Staff

Team PVIS -- An amazing group of educators

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News & Announcements

Pennies 4 Patients

As of this morning, the following classes are tied for the Pennies 4 Patients online donations. Congrats to… 1. Mr. Barks 2. Ms. Sanders 3. Ms. O You have until this Friday to donate online (or in your 4th period classes). Just go to the school website for the link to Pennies 4 Patients. The class with the most online donations will win a movie/pizza party during 4th period class!

PVPHS Concert Band

Winter Concert - Admission is FREE! Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 7:00pm
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New DOC's Corner

DOC’S CORNER UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING ADOLESCENT SUICIDE: PART II. In last week’s column, I presented warning signs and risk factors related to Teen suicide. This is, obviously, a very serious topic. Today, we’ll look at some of the things parents can do to make a difference, and to minimize the risks. 1. Knowledge is the first step. Knowing warning signs and risk factors is essential. Issues of depression and anxiety need to be taken very seriously. Warning signs do not mean your child will attempt to harm themselves, but should not be ignored. Their feelings need to be taken seriously, and not dismissed as a passing thoughts or need for attention.

Hero Day

Homeroom take your spirit count!

Pennies for Patients

Please donate to Pennies for Patients all next week, December 10th through December 14th. Locate your 4th period classroom teacher and donate to his/her classroom page. The class with the most online donations will win a movie and pizza party during their 4th period class! Click on "Pennies for Patients" above to be directed to the donation page. Thank you!

10 Days of PVIS Kindness Challenge

Our 10 Days of Kindness Challenge starts on December 10th and runs through December 21st. Complete the attached form by December 21st and turn it into your 4th period teacher. Students who complete the form by December 21st will receive a treat for their acts of kindness! Click on "10 Days of PVIS Kindness Challenge" above to open the form.

New Doc Corner

DOC’S CORNER 12/6/2018 UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING ADOLESCENT SUICIDE: PART I. Adolescent suicide has become a national health crisis. Although it is difficult to talk about, and most of us would like to act like it doesn’t exist, knowing some of the causes, risk factors, and ways to get help can save tremendous distress, and even lives. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that it is the second leading cause of death among youth, ages 15-19. In 2016, 2,061 adolescent suicide deaths were reported, accounting for 18% of all reported deaths in this age group. Males are much more likely to die by suicide, by almost three times as much as females. While females have higher incidence of suicidal ideation and behavior, males are more likely to carry out the acts. Almost 20% of teenagers have contemplated suicide in the last year. The causes and risk factors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors are a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. Mental health issues are clearly related to such thoughts. 20% of youth have a significant mental health issue, including depression and bipolar disorder which are most commonly associated with suicidal threat. Other psychological disorders are also related, including anxiety, conduct disorders, substance abuse, post traumatic stress, and eating disorders. When these problems are combined with external circumstances for teens, they often feel overwhelmed. Interpersonal losses, disciplinary problems, school failures, conflicts with peers, and bullying can lead to a sense of hopelessness. Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) and significant and serious family issues, like physical and sexual abuse, are high risk factors. Children who have gender identity or sexual identity conflicts are at high risk, with LBGT adolescents having the highest rates of suicidal ideation. Suicide is a relatively rare event, and difficult to predict, but there are some warning signs. As listed by the American Psychological Association, these include::
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