Summer ELA Assignments

ENGLISH 12

PALO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL

Summer Reading Assignment

 

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ENGLISH 11 SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2014

AP 11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2014 (2)

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ENGLISH 12 SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2014 (2)

 

The summer assignment is due on the first day of school. We will also have a lesson unit and group project connected to this summer assignment in the first two weeks of school.  Make sure you have the read the novel so you’re not lost for two weeks! Students who are newly enrolled into the district will have two weeks from the beginning of school to get the assignment turned in to receive credit.

 

*Plagiarism IS UNACCEPTABLE. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT Plagiarizing, YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.

 

REQUIRED BOOK: The Children of the River by Linda Crew. Check out a copy of the book from the library. New or used copies can be purchased online for your own personal use.

Assignment:

Prepare a two column dialectical journal in which you will write 15 entries.

 Your journal entry requirements:

In the left hand column, you should have 15 quotes from the novel.  Each quote should be in quotation marks, followed by the page number you got the quote from in parenthesis.

How to choose your quotes:  Pick quotes that reveal a lot about the characters, themes, plot, or imagery in the story.

In the right hand column, you will write your journal entries that correspond with your quotes.  Each quote should have a journal entry/ paragraph in which you analyze the quote.

Requirements for each entry/analytical paragraph:

One five sentence minimum paragraph, preferably written in the Jane Schaffer method, a (1:2+) chunk paragraph.  

Each entry should contain a main idea in your topic sentence, evidence to back up what you are claiming, commentary/your interpretation (what you think this means), and a concluding sentence. The depth of analysis will be evaluated as part of the student’s grade.

The last thing you will do is write a reflection, which should be one to two paragraphs.  In your reflection, you will explain your experience in doing your dialectical journal.  Explain: what you enjoyed most and least, what you had the most difficulty with such as reading comprehension, vocabulary in the story, picking quotes, writing your paragraphs, etc.  Also, explain what you did to get over these difficulties.  Note:  You are not allowed to write that you had no difficulties!

Have a great vacation! See you soon.


April Secondary Student of the Month

Palo Verde High School Principal Brandy Cox presented Emily Doyle to the Palo Verde Unified School District Board of Trustees as the school district’s April Student of the Month.

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“I first came to know Emily as a 9th grade student in my AVID class where she set her sights on earning a college degree,” said Cox. “This is a goal she never wavered from and began to prepare herself academically as well as psychologically.”

Doyle scored a perfect 450 on both her English and Math California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). During her time as a Yellow Jacket, Doyle took Advanced Placement physics, biology, and English Language and Literature classes. She has participated in the PVHS Band Color Guard, Drama Club (president), National Honor Society (president) as well as various community activities while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.12. 

“This truly amazing young woman is the epitome of a Palo Verde Yellow Jacket,” said Cox. “She has taken advantage of every opportunity to grow and learn and give back to society.”

The 17-year-old PVHS senior is the daughter of Sherrie Doyle. 

“Being raised by a single parent, Emily understands how to approach challenges and not be discouraged by them,” said Cox. “I have no doubt that she will continue that same success when faced with the challenges at University of California Berkley where she has submitted her intent to enroll.”

“It is not often you find a young woman as genuine and well-rounded as Emily,” said Cox. “As an educator and PVHS alumnus I could not be more proud of Emily and think of a student more deserving of being recognized as the district secondary student of the month.”


Go Jackets!

Congrats to the Palo Verde Valley High School Golf Team on being back to back Imperial Valley League Champions,(2013-Co-Champs, 2014).
Congrats to Darien Herrera on winning the 2014 Individual Imperial Valley League Title.
 
The Yellow Jackets will now participate in CIF San Diego Section Golf Championships.   Potentially the Jackets could host a 1st round match May 20th or 21st pending seeding meeting.  The pairings will be announced May 15th
 
Great job, Coach Fletcher and team!
 
Darien Herrera – 2014 Individual Champion, 1st team Imperial Valley League
Logan Whiting – 1st team Imperial Valley League
Phillip Thome – 1st team Imperial Valley League
Chad Winkler – 1st team Imperial Valley League
Andrew Thome – 2nd team Imperial League
Dillon Smith – 2nd team Imperial Valley League
 
GO JACKETS!

Look out below!

PVVHS students of Mr. Pelicano’s physics class had their egg projects dropped from the top of the Blythe Fire Department’s ladder truck.  The thirteen dropped were projects who survived the first round last week.  Today, only four eggs survived.  PVUSD would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Danny Smith for volunteering his time and the fire truck for today’s activity.

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1st Annual Jacket Bowl

Hello Everyone,

The PVHS ASB/Leadership class would like to invite all PVHS Alumni to our first annual Jacket Bowl Thursday, January 23rd at Scott Stadium from 6PM-8PM. It will be alumni & staff vs. students in a flag football game. Alumni Cheerleaders, Dance, Flags & Band are also welcomed to participate if you don’t feel like playing flag football. We will be accepting donations at the gate which will be donated to the Blythe Cancer Resource Center. If you are interested in participating, please let me know.  Hope to see many of you there!


Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be held on September 5th, at 6:00pm.  Back-to-school Nights welcome and orient parents to the new school year. Parents also have the opportunity to meet school staff and become familiar with school procedures.


Summer ELA Assignments


Principals Letter

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Celebrating 100 years of Yellow Jacket Traditions!

July 15, 2013

Dear Yellow Jacket Family,

I hope this letter finds everyone safe and well rested for the 2013-2014 school year.  The PVHS campus has been busy with activity this summer with everything from painting and repairing stucco on buildings to moving classrooms in order to best meet the needs of our student body.

August 21st will mark the first day of school and will begin the 100th year of Palo Verde Valley High School!  The Yellow Jacket traditions of the past 100 years have been a mainstay in our community and we will continue to show our “Jacket Pride” during the school year through various activities including Homecoming, Drama Club productions, band concerts, wearing school shirts on Friday and many more!  While we hope to retain as many traditions as possible, we must recognize that the world has changed and we must adjust accordingly.  With this in mind, some changes will be implemented for the school year. Under the Parent Resources link you will find the updated dress code policy which will be enforced beginning August 21st. Also new for this year will be the enforcement of the modified open campus rule. We want to remind all students and families that leaving campus during the 30 minute lunch break is a privilege not a right.  Students should maintain good attendance and behavior to leave at lunch. Additionally, all freshmen must maintain a 2.0 GPA.  Students will be issued a pass each quarter that must be shown as they exit the gates. GPA will be checked each quarter for students wanting to earn the privilege of leaving campus during lunch.  All students leaving campus at lunch must do so through the gates in the south parking lot.  PVHS will continue the policy of having students serve a 10 minute lunch detention the following day for any unexcused tardy to any class.

Students taking PE classes should have a gray shirt and black shorts for dressing out. PE uniforms will be available for purchase from PVHS when school begins.  Other items needed for the success of all students at Palo Verde Valley High School include a 3 ring binder (should be at least 1.5 inches) with dividers, pens and pencils, highlighters or colored pencils, spiral notebooks and a backpack or book bag.  The school will once again provide all students with an agenda to help with organizational skills and parents are encouraged to check that agenda daily to monitor the progress of each student.

If your son or daughter plans to participate in any sport during the year, it is strongly recommended that he or she participate in the free physical day scheduled for July 31st at 1:30 pm in the PVHS gym.

Additional items of interest this year include a visit by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), for the purpose of accreditation.  Parents and students are needed to participate in the focus groups and anyone interested should contact the office at 760-922-7148.  Back to School night will be held September 5th and parents are needed for the Site Council elections to be held that night.  Once again, you may contact the office if interested.

All members of the class of 2017 are invited to attend freshmen orientation in the gym beginning at 8:00 am on August 16th.  A parent orientation will be held for all freshmen parents on Thursday August 15th at 6:30 pm in the PVHS cafeteria.  Additional grade level meetings will be scheduled during first quarter.

I have no doubt that the students of PVHS are some of the hardest working, most talented kids in the area.  I take great pride in being a PVHS alumnus and know that our students have the skills to leave a lasting impression on the world and feel honored to be a part of their education.  By working together, we will ensure that all students are prepared to enter a college or career when they leave Palo Verde Valley High School.

Sincerely,
Brandy M. Cox,
Principal
Palo Verde Valley High School

 

Save the Dates…more to come as the school year begins

7/31-Sports physicals
8/5-9-Senior pictures
8/15-Freshmen parent orientation-cafeteria
8/16-Freshmen orientation-gym
8/21-First day of school, schedule distribution
9/2-Labor Day, No School
9/5-Back to School Night, 6pm
9/10-School pictures
9/17-18-Senior picture retakes
9/21- ACT test
10/5-SAT test
10/18-Homecoming and 1st quarter ends
11/11- Veteran’s Day, No School
11/28-29-Thanksgiving Break
12/20-1/3/14-Winter Break
1/20-Martin Luther King Day-No School
2/10-Lincoln’s Day-No School
2/17-President’s Day-No School
3/28-4/4-Spring Break
4/18 & 21-Easter Break, No School
5/26-Memorial Day, No School
6/5-Last day of school, Class of 2014 Graduation

 

Late Start Wednesday dates

Sept. 4 & 18
Oct. 9 & 23
Nov. 6 & 20
Dec. 4
Jan. 8 & 22
Feb. 5 & 19
March 5 & 19
April 16
May 21

 


Graduation 2013

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Cal-SCHLS CSPS Parent Survey 2013

If you have more than one child at this school, please complete one survey for each child.

Access the login page for the survey using the following URL:

URL: surveys.wested.org/csps/AX669TA?lang=en

Use the following school code and click the Take Survey button:

School Code:  YW66RR

 

We appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey.


Palo Verde High School
667 N Lovekin
Blythe Ca 92225

760-922-7148

Principal: Brandy Cox

Congratulations Class of 2014! (Photos courtesy of PVHS and RCOE Twitter.) (2 photos) ...

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Yearbooks are in and the word is, they're going fast. See the Echo post (below) for details. ...

They're in! Get one while supplies last... $75 in the CIS Office, room 18.

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Seniors - today is the deadline for pictures for your graduation slideshow. A form MUST accompany your pictures. If you dropped off pictures, but did not fill out a form, get one to Mrs. J in room 18 ASAP! (P. Johnson 5/27)

Prom pictures are IN! Come to room 18 during lunch or after school ONLY to pick them up. (P. Johnson 5/27)

OLD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

On May 29th PVC will be at the high school to administer the college entrance exam in English and Math. Please sign up at Liz’s desk if you haven’t taken this and plan on going to PVC or starting college classes. (K. Brandon 5/16 – 5/29)

Attention all students! If you are behind on your credits, or just want to transfer to Twin Palms because of their reduced graduation requirements, please make an appointment with Ms. Brandon to begin the Twin Palms referral process. Sign up on Liz’s desk please. (K. Brandon 5/16 – 5/30)

CAMPUS CALENDAR:

Sports this week: Tuesday, May 27th Golf @ CIF San Diego Individual Championships Admiral Baker Golf Course, San Diego Tee Time 7:00 am Baseball @ Holtville Vikings CIF San Diego Section Division 4 1st Round Playoff Release 11:08 am Depart 11:30 am Game Time 3:15 pm Saturday, May 31st Track @ CIF San Diego Section Finals Mt. Carmel High School, San Diego Meet Start 9:00 am (G. Dagnino)

ASB this week: Tue. 5/27: ASB meets in room 30 at lunch Fri. 5/30: Campus Life meets in room 40 at lunch (G. Wallace / P. Johnson)

CIS Office / Echo Yearbook / Stinger Newspaper this week: Yearbooks are back to $75. Be sure to purchase yours before they sell out! You can still reserve one for a nonrefundable deposit of $5. Faculty and staff – you can purchase yours for a discounted price of $65. See any Echo staff member for a refund of the difference, if you already purchased at a higher price. Cash only please. (P. Johnson)

NUTRITION SERVICES MENU:

The Grab and Go break entrée will be cinnamon roll. The lunch entrées will be pepper Jack burger, beans and rice burrito, orange chicken with rice, chicken Caesar salad, ham and turkey sub, or Dominos pizza. Choice of sides: Romaine salad, potato wedges, veggies with dip, jalapeño peppers, or salsa. Choice of fruit: Apple, orange, peaches, grapes, pineapple, or applesauce. And as always, choice of white or chocolate milk. The breakfast entrée and the Grab and Go entrée for Wednesday, is quesadillas. Offered daily as breakfast choice: Cereal, muffin, yogurt and granola parfait, cinnamon apple oat chewie, fruit or juice, and choice of milk.

This bulletin is compiled by Alina Rodriguez, Matthew Lutz, and the staff of the CIS Office, PVHS room 18.
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PVHS Daily Bulletin for Mon 5/12:

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Attention all seniors going on the Senior Trip: We will have a MANDATORY meeting in the library at lunch Thursday. (B. Morris 5/12 – 5/15)

Congratulations to Darien Herrera & Akaya VanSickle who having been selected as the recipients of the Sons of the American Legion Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 (L. Ortega 5/12)


OLD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

PVHS Color guard/ Flag team tryouts! The PVHS color guard will be holding try outs after school in the gym. All middle school and high school students are welcome. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to try something new. (C. Shafer 5/1- 5/15)

If you plan on purchasing a yearbook, due to the banking time frame this last month of school, we will only be accepting cash payments - no checks. Sorry for any inconvenience. (P. Johnson 5/6 - 5/16)

Attention all students who will be 16 by September. If you are behind on your credits, or just want to transfer to Twin Palms, please make an appointment with Ms. Brandon to begin the Twin Palms referral process. (K. Brandon 5/1 – 5/16)

Hey PV AVID is accepting new students into our program for next year. If you are a freshman or sophomore and would like join our exciting classes please pick up an application from Mr. Peterson in room 11 or in the office. Applications must be turned in to Mr. Peterson by May 16. (B. Morris 4/30- 5/16)

Palo Verde College wants to continue reminding you that the “CHOICE” scholarship covers tuition for Fall 2014 classes! Students who are interested in attending Palo Verde College can fill out this application online or stop by and see Maria Lopez here at the high school on May 19th & 20th. Please sign-up with Liz in the office to meet with Palo Verde College representative about this scholarship, picking classes, help with your FAFSA, or any other questions you may have. (K. Brandon 5/5 – 5/20)

Palo Verde registration for picking fall classes is now open! Stop by the college to take your placement tests or if you have done that you may now go online to pick your classes. Mrs. Lisa in the Career Center can also help. (K. Brandon 5/6- 5/20)


CAMPUS CALENDAR:

Sports this week: Tuesday, May 13th Softball @ Imperial Tigers, Release 12:02 pm, Depart 12:30 pm, JV 3:30 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm; Track @ Imperial Valley Prelims hosted by Palo Verde Valley High School, Field Events 1:00 pm, Running Events 4:00 pm, Meet held @ Scott Stadium. Wednesday, May 14th Baseball vs. Imperial Tigers, JV Release 11:08 am, JV 1:00 pm, Varsity Release 1:25 pm, Varsity 3:00 pm, Games held @ PVVHS Heater Field. Thursday, May 15th Softball @ Calexico, Release 11:08 am, Depart 11:30 am, JV 4:15 pm, Varsity 4:15 pm; Swim @ Imperial Valley League Finals hosted by Brawley High School, Release 11:08 am, Depart 11:30 am, Warm-ups 1:30 pm, Meet Start 3:15 pm.

Track @ Imperial Valley Finals hosted by Southwest High School, Release 2:20 pm, Depart 3:00 pm
Meet Schedule of Events
6:00 PM: Medal presentation for Field Events

6:30 PM: Parade of Athletes

6:40 PM: National Anthem

7:00 PM: Women’s 4x100 Relay
7:05 PM: Men’s 4x100 Relay
7:10 PM: Women’s 1600 Meters
7:20 PM: Men’s 1600 Meters
7:30 PM: Women’s 100 High Hurdles
7:40 PM: Men’s 110 High Hurdles
7:45 PM: Women’s 400 Meters
7:50 PM: Men’s 400 Meters
7:55 PM: Women’s 100 Meters
8:00 PM: Men’s 100 Meters
8:10 PM: Women’s 800 Meters
8:20 PM: Men’s 800 Meters Heat 1 and 2 if two
8:30 PM: Women’s 300 Low Hurdles
8:35 PM: Men’s 300 Intermediate Hurdles
8:40 PM: Women’s 200 Meters
8:45 PM: Men’s 200 Meters
9:05 PM: Women’s 4x400 Meter Relay
9:10 PM: Men’s 4x400 Meter Relay
Friday, May 16th Baseball Vs. Calexico Bulldogs, JV Release 11:08 am, JV 1:00 pm, Varsity Release 1:25 pm, Varsity 3:00 pm, Games held @ PVVHS Heater Field

ASB this week: 5/13 Tues: ASB meets in room 30 during lunch 5/15 Thurs: Drama Club meets in room 42 and the Senior Trip meeting is in the Library during lunch. 5/16 Fri: Campus Life meets in room 40 during lunch. (G. Wallace / P. Johnson)

Spirit Week: Mon 5/12: America/Military Monday 5/13 Tues: Tan Line Tuesday 5/14 Wed: Work Out Wednesday 5/15 Thurs: Throwback Thursday (elementary outfits) 5/16 Fri: Green/Gold & Pink/Blue (Pink points awarded to girls / Blue points awarded to boys - regardless of who wears which color!)

CIS Office / Echo Yearbook / Stinger Newspaper this week: Yearbooks are back to $75. Be sure to purchase yours before they sell out! Cash only please. (P. Johnson)


NUTRITION SERVICES MENU:

The Grab and Go break entrée will be breakfast burrito. The lunch entrées will be spicy chicken sandwich, crispitos with beans and rice, orange chicken with rice, chef salad, ham and turkey sub, or Dominos pizza. Choice of sides: Romaine salad, potato wedges, veggies with dip, jalapeño peppers, or salsa. Choice of fruit: Apple, orange, peaches, grapes, pineapple, or applesauce. And as always, choice of white or chocolate milk. The breakfast entrée and the Grab and Go entrée for Tuesday, is cinnamon roll. Offered daily as breakfast choice: Cereal, muffin, yogurt and granola parfait, cinnamon apple oat chewie, fruit or juice, and choice of milk.

This bulletin is compiled by Alina Rodriguez, Matthew Lutz, and the staff of the CIS Office, PVHS room 18.
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