TW@CHS 12/6/19

Posted by Jon Lyons on 12/6/2019

Good Evening Padres,


I hope everyone has been safe as we deal with all the rain and cold weather. CHS staff has been working hard to keep the hallways clear and the puddles to a minimum as we head into the home stretch of the first semester. 


The Week Behind

Our CHS Drama department began performances of the winter classic, “It’s a Wonderful LIfe” produced as a live radio play. The play is running this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm in the CHS Black Box Theater. It will also have performances next weekend as well. If you can’t make it to the school you can view a live stream coordinated by our Video Production Department on 12/13 at 7pm by visiting


As we wrap up the Fall Sports season we wanted to share all the great accomplishments of our Fall Athletes;

Girls Tennis

Finished 5th in the PCAL Gabilan Division

  • Gabilan End of Season Individual tournament Qualifiers: Singles - Anastasia Zolotova & Kea Yengst.  Doubles teams - Kandace Kimes/Chelsea Olvera and Alyson Sullivan/Jordan Chiewpanich.
  • Sherille Tupino was nominated for the Gabilan Division Sportsmanship Award.

Girls Golf

Finished 2nd Place the PCAL Gabilan Division

  • Brenna Ozel, Elle Bohlman, Makenna Tarsitano, Sophie Southard, Shannon Smith and Ariana Smith qualified for the CCS Tournament

Girls Volleyball

18-14, 8-4 in League

3rd Place in League

CIF CCS Division 4 Semi Finalist

  • Emma Crabbe named Monterey Herald All-County Player of the Year
  • Emma Crabbe and Karoline Ruiz Named PCAL Gabilan Division First Team


6-6 Overall, 3-4 in League

CIF CCS Division 4 Semi Finalist

Kai Lee, Lavar Edwards and JT Byrne were selected first team all League. Dakota Mornhinweg, Amir Brown and Benicio Cristofalo were selected second team all League. 

Boys Water Polo

16-11, 8-3 in League

2nd Place in League

CIF CCS Division 2 Runner Up (First Time in School History)

  • Drew Holland was chosen as the PCAL Gabilan Division Offensive Player of the Year. 
  • Nate Miglaw and Zack Brady also made first team. 

Girls Water Polo

12-3, 11-1 in League

PCAL Mission Division Champions

CIFCCS Wid Card 

  • Erin Trotter was selected as the PCAL Mission Division Offensive Player of the Year
  • Sonya Buran made first team.  

Cross Country

Girls -- Team competed in the CIF CCS Division 4 Race finishing in 12th Place 

  • Sophia Davi (35th), Phoebe Varjian (60th), Marina Hobson (72nd), Gianna Herrera (74th), Pearl Chavez (76th), Marie Mathews (89th)

Boys -- 3 Runners qualified for CIF CCS Division 4 Race

  • Dylan Craig (58th), Aiden Tarantino (64th), Kieren Daste (72nd)

Girls Field Hockey

6-6-2, 6-1-1 in League

PCAL Mission Division Co-Champs (First Time in Program History)

The Week(s) Ahead

Students will be able to participate in our Week of Winter next week. We will have games and activities all week to get everyone into the holiday spirit. The dress up days are as follows:

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Ugly Sweater Day

Wednesday: Ski Day

Thursday: Flannels and Boots Day

Friday: Holiday Accessories Day


As part of our larger district-wide focus on safety, CUSD is implementing the Raptor Visitor Management system at all of our school campuses. This system instantly screens all visitors, volunteers, and contractors against the sex offender registries in all 50 states. Starting January 6, 2020 all visitors to our schools will be required to check in at the front office with a picture ID. Please remember to bring your picture ID to your child's school each time you visit.


Finals are coming up and as such we are increasing our time adding some additional opportunities for students in need of help from teachers. On Thursday December 12th CHS teachers will be available from 2:30 to 3:30 to assist students with final exam preparations. Final Exams will take place December 17-20. The exam schedule can be accessed on the school website. 


Padre Parent Corner

Thank you to those parents who attended our most recent Padre Parent Meeting, If you missed out you can get caught up by viewing the presentation here.


Amazon Smiles It’s getting close to the holidays and many of you may be shopping on-line. By visiting, your purchases will be benefiting our students. 

It’s very easy to do by following these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your credentials
  3. Choose Carmel Padre Parents Club
  4. Start shopping and CHS earns .05%!


7th Annual SUPER BOWL RAFFLE & PRIZES sponsored by Padre Parents

  1. Tickets $25 each or 5 for $100--All monies raised support our students
  2. Drawing Monday, December 16 (need not be present to win) 
  3. YOU can SELL tickets to friends, family, work colleagues, neighbors
  4. YOU can BUY tickets and hopefully get a winning ticket
  5. Get tickets from Patricia Hunt in College & Career Center or fax/mail in online order form
  6. Grand Prize :2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami, FL and $2000 cash plus 20+ other great prizes!


Help us make this annual fundraiser a success! All proceeds go directly back to OUR students to help fund student organizations, student scholarships, music programs, and sports teams. A BIG THANK YOU to ALL that have bought or sold tickets already. Thank you for your support and we hope you have a winning ticket!


Monday, December 16th @ 5:30pm Padre Parent Holiday Social and Super Bowl Raffle Drawing—Il Fornaio Rotunda in Carmel


Padre Parents hosted a festive holiday-themed Teacher & Staff Appreciation luncheon today. There were an amazing spread of hearty winter salads, sliced ham, fresh breads & rolls, a variety of cheeses, fresh fruits, homemade desserts, Martinelli's sparkling cider, flavored & unflavored water, holiday wrapped candies, and holiday flower arrangements all generously contributed by these wonderful parents: Kathy Nitayangkul, Miera Cacciola, Tammy Richardson, Vivi Fenwick, Christina Moreau, Mona Calis, Carolyn Staehle, Lisa Steiny, Lori Benak, Melissa Krueger, Regan Mornhinweg, Christian Katzenberg, Jill Movahedi, Jackie Rashed, Sarah Myers, Diane Tarantino, Kelley Langmann, Angie Bode, Dana Grove, Molly Moran, Christine Reed, Satu Terian, Jennifer Cardinale, Lisa Morgan, Kris Gibbs, Mary Rice, Lisa Brinton, Caroline Brady, Kimberly Whittaker, Leona Zacek, Lauren Pereles, Sonia Ikemiya, Cerry Rasmussen, Sharon Jackson, Liz Turner, Shari Dinkel, Robin Mayer, Stephanie Ortiz, Lisa Falkel, Aly Kurz, Annie Lademan, Andrea Ibessaine, Sara Maguire, Elizabeth Marsh, and Lisa Allison. 

We would also like to thank Kimberly Whittaker for taking the lead, Christina Moreau for being 2nd in command and staying for the entire event, Lauren Pereles for helping set-up, Angie Sullivan for setting up our sign-up genius, & Lisa Dwelle, Rosa Hong, Murial Lin, and Mona Calis for clean-up duties. Please excuse us if we accidentally left out any other parents. 

Thank you for this special treat to our teachers, staff, and custodians! This event could not be made possible without the support from our fabulous CHS parents! 


In the middle of the holiday season flurry, please consider adding Sober Grad to your shopping list. Every year we provide great prizes for our seniors heading out to college and the work world; things like microwave ovens, mini-fridges, and command hooks for dorm rooms, power strips, Costco and Uber gift certificates, bicycles, and Razor scooters for any 18 year old. Your gift is tax deductible. We're also working hard to get local businesses to donate some of these items. In addition, if your family finds a gift under the tree that you're not sure you'll use, please consider donating it to Sober Grad. Please email or contact Jill Movahedi.


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Go Padres,