PVHS Hosts Future Panther Night

PVHS Future Panther Night

May 9, 2022

Incoming Pioneer Valley High School freshmen and their parents received a glimpse of student life during “Future Panther Night” on May 4.

The event, organized by the PV Student Council, is designed to highlight academic, club, athletic and other student opportunities. The crowd also enjoyed student performances by the band, members of the play Grease, color guard and cheer team. More than 500 future Panthers and their parents showed up, according to PV Activity Director Lisa Walters.

“My experience in panther night was great! I was helping with the AVID booth, guiding future panthers with the opportunity to join AVID and the process they are in with interviews and applications. I enjoyed this event because it enabled me to interact and introduce myself to new panthers and help them with their wants and desires for their future at Pioneer Valley! Overall, it was a fun night for both the volunteers and our bright and upcoming future panthers!” - Howard Sardina, Student.

“My experience for future panther night was amazing. It was so good to see so many future panthers so interested in all the clubs and sports we offer. I was helping the girls wrestling. Girls wrestling is one of the best growing sports out there especially at PVHS. This season we had a banner hung up at the school gym for winning CCAA Wrestling League. I felt overall it was a great turn out.” - Melizabeth Peinado, Student.

“I loved seeing all the future Panthers experience what its like to walk around our campus, see what Pioneer Valley has to offer and be able to start thinking about what they’d want to do once they get here. I think this was a great introduction to PV for the incoming freshman since they’ll now be able to have a better sense of familiarity when they attend school here this upcoming August. I think all of the athletics and clubs made a great first impression on these future Panthers and really showed them what PV is all about.” - Kendall Courtright, Student.

“It is exciting to see students interested in classes, clubs, and extracurriculars. I was asked by many future panthers and their parents how to sign up so they could be involved, which makes me very optimistic and excited for next school year!” - Morgan Humpries, Teacher.

“Future Panther night is an excellent opportunity to showcase the many clubs, activities, sports teams, and organizations that Pioneer Valley has to offer. Our student council organizes this event each year and showcases performances and provides a venue where incoming eighth graders can sign up to be a part of this amazing school. We are unique in that our large size provides something for everyone, and we all contribute to the greatness of PVHS. It's awesome to be a Panther!” Shanda Herrera, Pioneer Valley Principal.

SMJUHSD Media Contact: Public Information Officer Kenny Klein 805-709-1454 or kklein@smjuhsd.org