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Students celebrating positive behavior.

Celebrating Positive Behavior

Teaching and encouraging good behavior with Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports

PVPHS Students

Student Ambassadors

Peninsula High School Students

Safety Training Day

Safety Training With the Experts

Kicking off the year with district wide safety meeting

PVHS Homecoming Court

Holding Court

Palos Verdes High School's Homecoming Court

School family picnic lunch

Family Values

Rancho Vista PIcnic Lunch

Suicide Prevention Training for Staff

Mental Health Matters

Suicide Prevention Training for Staff

High school students collaborating.


High school students kick off the new semester.

Music teachers demonstrate instruments to students.

Making Music

Elementary Music Program at Every School

Student leadership team.

Student Leaders

Intermediate school student WEB leadership team

Principal shakes hands with student.

Making New Friends

Principal Michele Marcus  welcomes students

Students watering the school garden

Gardens of Learning

Montemalaga students working together in the school garden.

Students pose for picture in photo wall at Rancho Vista World Fair

Learning About Global Diversity

Students at Rancho Vista World Fair

Students Competing at High School Surfing Championships

Scholars and Athletes

State High School Surfing Championships

Students peforming in PVHS' Little Shop of Horrors

Amazing Talent

PVHS and PVPHS High School Drama Departments

Students holding PEF signs at Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

Thanks for Supporting PVPUSD Schools

Skechers Pier to Pier Walk

Adult and child holding hands.

Expanded Counseling Services

Prioritizing student wellness.

Military symbols and family holding hands.

Welcome Military Families

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Goals and Objectives for 2018-19
Superintendent Dr. Cherniss has developed a plan that outlines his annual goals and objectives that will provide a framework for his activities for the 2018-19 school year and beyond.
The plan is broken into three phases covering the course of the next two academic years. 
Phase 1:  Listening, Learning and Leading (October, 2018 – February, 2019)
Phase 2:  Palos Verdes Peninsula USD Assessment Report (March, 2019)
Phase 3:  Palos Verdes Peninsula USD Three-Year Action Plan (2019 – 2020) 
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School Safety Resources & Information
Student safety is a priority in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. A comprehensive list of resources, information and updates has been created for families to reivew. Please visit
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