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CAASPP Testing Schedules

On April 20, 21, 26 & 27 all juniors will take CAASPP tests in the morning. 
To accommodate these tests, all Senior Campus classes will follow the special testing schedules shown below.  (On these dates, students with 0 and 7th period classes will meet at their usual times before or after school.)

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PHS Master Calendar



May 19th during lunch is the Career Guest Speaker event at PHS Senior Campus//College and Career Center

Featured Speaker:

Maria Cruz, MFT



Everyone is invited to participate.



What do therapist's do?

According to, they "Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders."


Join us May 19th to learn more from an expert.



Greetings everyone, join us at the monthly Parent Coffee Corner next Friday (4/29) in the College and Career Center from 8:30-9:30am.


*Please bring your "University Passport" as we will be giving out invitations for the luncheon.

*Dr. Perez, PUSD Superintendent will be our guest speaker.

* Don't forget your scholarship contribution.

*PTSA meeting immediately after Coffee Corner


Saludes a todos, acompanenos a la siguiente Esquina del Cafe para Padres el proximo viernes (4/29) en el Centro de Colegios y Carreras, de 8:30-9:30am.


* Por favor traigan su "University Passport", puesto que esa manana daremos las invitaciones para el almuerzo.

* La Dra. Perez, Superindente de PUSD, sera nuestra invitada esa manana (sean puntuales por favor).

* No se les olvide traer su contribucion para las becas.

*Junta de PTSA inmediatamente despues de la Esquina del Cafe


Los esperamos! Looking forward to seeing you!


California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) sponsors an exciting program called the “Mathematics Intensive Summer Session” (MISS). The purpose of this program is to assist college bound young women to enhance their mathematics skills.
For the past twenty-six years, CSUF has offered this program to female high school students, including many who will be the first in their family to attend college. The immediate goal of the program is to increase students’ abilities to learn and use mathematical concepts thereby supporting their achievement in high school college preparatory coursework. The long-term goal of the program is to increase the population of female students who choose careers in natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

MISS is a four-week commuter program which will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and end on Friday, July 29, 2016. Students will attend six hours of mathematics class daily, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Meals, books, materials and supplies are provided at no cost to the student. Every first-time MISS student that completes the program will receive a free graphing calculator.


To be eligible to participate in the MISS program, students must:
1.Have completed one of the classes below with a “C” or better by June 2016.
•Geometry/Math II to attend Preparation for Algebra II/Math III - OR -
•Algebra II/Math III to attend Preparation for Pre-Calculus

2.Be enrolled in college preparatory classes in high school.
3.Be planning to attend a university upon completing high school.
4.Be willing to work hard to improve mathematics skills.



See Attachments for Application and Information - Deadline to Apply is May 27th


Does your son or daughter need additional help in their Language Arts or Math classes? Please see the attached document to learn how they can receive individualized or group support from PHS teachers at our new Learning Centers. 


If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Nancy Rivas, our learning center facilitator, at (562) 602 – 6068, through email on school loop or at


Necesita ayuda adicional su hijo/a en la clase de ingles o matematicas? Por favor lea el documento adjunto para aprender como pueden recibir ayuda individualizada o en grupo de maestros de PHS en nuestros nuevos centros de aprendizaje. 


Si tiene preguntas adicionales por favor llamar a Srta. Nancy Rivas, coordinadora del centro de aprendizaje, al (562) 602 – 6068, por medio correo electrónico en schoolloop o a


Prom Permission Slips available for pick-up at Student Store, Counseling Office & Main Office. MUST be filled out & signed by parent! MUST also be cleared of ALL debts & have no more than 2 Saturday Schools to be approved to purchase a ticket!

If you have a Senior Package, you MUST also meet all the requirements mentioned above, before a ticket will be released to you!


Students: You may need resumes for jobs or scholarship applications! Refer to the attached materials to create a resume! We will also host a Wednesday workshop in April to review resume building and interview skills!


The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) at UC Irvine is open to young women between the ages of 16-18 and who will be juniors and seniors during the 2016-2017 school year. There is a cost, but there are 10 scholarships available based on merit and need. See link and attachment for more information about application. Be sure to submit the scholarship application too to be considered for free tuition! Deadline is May 1, 2016!


Community Service Cord Recognition:


Students who have earned 100 hours or more of service will be awarded with a purple cord.


Students who have earned 30 hours of service will be awarded with a blue cord.


SENIORS: you must have your hours completed and log forms submitted by April 15th of your senior year in order to be granted a cord for graduation.  



Sophomores and Juniors need to submit community service log forms by June 1st of each school year. Hours earned over summer should be turned in at the beginning of the school year in August.


All forms need to be submitted to the counseling office.


  • Trying to find a way to give back to your community?
  • Looking to receive volunteer hours required for school?
  • Want to gain skills and leadership experience?

If you answered yes to any of those questions and you are at least in middle school, then the Volunteer Program is for you!  The opportunities are endless within City Hall's various departments such as: Planning, Engineering, Human Resources, Fire Prevention, and Finance. You could also be assigned to work at the youth programs at various park sites, city wide special events, summer day camps, or an ASPIRE After school site. There is a $15 entry fee and/or $10 renewal fee each year and occasional meetings throughout the year. Please read the Volunteer Interest Form for additional requirements. Information or questions please call (562) 904-8145 or (562) 904-7238.

Upcoming Dates
Volunteer orientation will be on March 1, 2016 @ 4pm at the ASPIRE office.
Volunteer orientation will be on June 15, 2016 @ 3pm at the ASPIRE office for summer positions.

Volunteer orientation will be on May 11, 2016 for summer positions.


Students - here is a brag sheet you can use as a template to give to your Recommender and Nominator for the Gates Millennium Scholarship or any other scholarship/letters of recommendation. Document should be typed.  Fill out with enough information so whoever is writing about you can give lots of details and examples of why you should win a scholarship or get into a competitive college.

See attached


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Senior Campus (10-12)

Greg Buckner, Ed.D.
14429 Downey Ave
Paramount, CA 90723
562.602.6099 (fax)

Assistant Principal,
Operations & Finance: 
Damon Dragos, Ed.D.

 Assistant Principal,
Curriculum & Instruction:
Sue Saikaly 

Assistant Principal,
Anna Yasuhara

Assistant Principal,
Edgar Ortega

School Administrative Assistant:
Yolanda Velasquez

West Campus (9)

Principal: Morrie Kosareff
14708 Paramount Blvd
Paramount, CA 90723
562.602.8075 (fax)

Assistant Principal:
Gwen Yates

Assistant Principal:
Yvonne Rodriguez, Ed.D.

School Administrative Assistant: 
Maria Prado

Meet the Deans!

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From left to right:
Ms. Becerra (Seniors),
Mr. Bernard (Juniors),
Mr. Velasquez (Sophomores)