Media Releases

SMHS Embarks on CAASPP Testing with Schoolwide Engagement Plan

Approximately 2,500 SMHS Saints marched into CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) testing on Monday.

Tue Apr 16 05:23 PM

SMHS Voter Registration Drive
SMHS Students Hold Voter Registration Drive

The SMHS Close Up Washington DC Club held their second annual voter registration drive at the school’s Spring Fair event on Friday, March 22nd.

Mon Apr 01 08:58 AM

PVHS Blood Drive
PVHS Black Student Union Hosts Blood Drive

The PVHS Black Student Union will be giving the gift of life on April 17-18.

Mon Apr 01 08:56 AM

PVHS Trailblazers Club
PVHS Trailblazers Club Visits Pinnacles National Park

Fifteen members of the PVHS Trailblazers Club spent time exploring Pinnacles National Park on March 23.

Mon Apr 01 08:54 AM

SMHS FFA Students
SMHS FFA Students Elected as California State Officers

Two Santa Maria FFA students have been elected to serve as a 2024-2025 California FFA State Officer.

Mon Apr 01 08:51 AM

SMHS Women's History Month
SMHS Students Participate in Women's History Month

On March 25-26, Santa Maria High School’s Chicano/Latino Studies and Ethnic and Social Justice (US History) classes wrote letters of appreciation to women in honor of Women’s History Month.

Mon Apr 01 08:46 AM

DHS Clothing Distribution
Rescue Mission Alliance Central Coast Holds Clothing Distribution Event for DHS Students

On March 25, the Rescue Mission Alliance Central Coast (formerly Central Coast Rescue Mission) kicked off their Easter Week of Hope with a clothing distribution event for Delta High School.

Mon Apr 01 08:44 AM

SMHS Students Celebrate Irish Culture
SMHS Students Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by Learning About Irish Culture

The SMHS classrooms of Ms. Julieta Delgadillo's English Literature and Composition, ELD Lab III, and ERWC 11 classes were recently filled with the aroma of freshly baked soda bread and the refreshing taste of shamrock punch as students immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of Irish culture.

Mon Apr 01 08:41 AM

PVHS French
PVHS French Students Earn Global Navigator Scholarships

Pioneer Valley High School French III students, Ivan Enriquez, Lily Pacheco, Catherine Pille and Tracy Rodriguez, have been awarded CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships.

Mon Apr 01 08:38 AM

Damn Yankees
PVHS Theater Company Presents 'Damn Yankees'

Pioneer Valley High School’s Theater Company will present the Broadway mega-hit musical Damn Yankees on April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20th.

Fri Mar 22 04:14 PM

Fresno State Preview Day
PVHS Students Attend Fresno State Preview Day

Eighteen PVHS seniors, who were accepted to Fresno State University, attended Fresno State Preview Day on March 16th.

Fri Mar 22 04:12 PM

PVHS Finalists
PVHS Students Earn Finalist Honors at SB County Architectural Design Competition

Two of seven PVHS students earned finalist honors during the Santa Barbara County Architectural Design Competition at Allan Hancock College on Feb. 27th.

Fri Mar 22 04:08 PM

SMJUHSD Parents Participate in United We Lead Conference

About 130 parents attended the SMJUHSD Family Resource Center’s Parent Conference where they learned how to guide their student and ensure academic success.

Fri Mar 22 04:06 PM

PVHS FFA Participates at Regional Speaking Contest

The Pioneer Valley FFA Agriculture Program had great representation at the Regional Speaking Contest that was held at King City High School on Friday, March 8th.

Fri Mar 22 04:03 PM

Mamma Mia!
ERHS Drama Department Presents 'Mamma Mia!'

Righetti High School Drama Department’s production of Mamma Mia is a musical romantic comedy that should not be missed.

Fri Mar 22 04:01 PM

SMJUHSD Students Visit Universities
SMJUHSD Students Tour California Universities

From February 28th to March 1st, soon to be first-generation college students explored seven different university campuses in Northern California.

Fri Mar 22 03:59 PM

Big Show
ERHS Marimba Band and Ballet Folkloric Present 45th Annual 'Big Show'

The Righetti High School Marimba Band & Ballet Folklórico will present its 45th annual "Big Show" performance on Friday, March 15th, and Saturday, March 16th, at Santa María High School's historic Ethel Pope Auditorium, located at 901 South Broadway in Santa María.

Wed Mar 13 01:29 PM

SMHS Student Honor Black History Month
SMHS Students Honor Black History Month

Santa Maria High School’s Chicano/Latino Studies classes recently hosted the film, “The Hate You Give (THUG),” during lunch in honor of Black History Month.

Wed Mar 13 01:25 PM

SMHS Students Visit Washington, DC
SMHS Students Visit Washington, DC

Fifteen Santa Maria High School students traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 2nd for a week-long civics’ education program through the Close Up Foundation.

Wed Mar 13 01:22 PM

Alpine Club
Santa Maria Kiwanis Club Donates to SMHS Alpine Club

Several members of the SMHS Alpine Club will be taking their next hike with the proper footwear, thanks to a donation from Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria Valley and generous discounts from Mountain Air of San Luis Obispo.

Wed Mar 13 01:20 PM

SMHS FFA Students Selected for Sacramento Leadership Experience

Santa Maria High School FFA Seniors, Melissa Lua and Jhoana Hernandez, were two of seventy-five California FFA members selected to attend the Sacramento Leadership Experience this past week.

Wed Mar 13 01:15 PM

Migrant Speech and Debate
Migrant Speech and Debate Team Participates in Tournament at Cal Poly

The Migrant Education Program (Region 18) recently held its Speech and Debate Tournament at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where thirteen students from Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley, and Righetti High Schools engaged in rigorous debate on a pertinent social issue.

Wed Mar 13 01:13 PM

DHS Robotics
DHS Robotics to Compete in Vex Robotics World Championships

Delta High School Robotics has earned its spot to compete at the Vex Robotics World Championships after sending three teams to compete in the State Championship at Bakersfield College on March 2nd.

Thu Mar 07 03:55 PM

SMHS Drama
SMHS Students Visit Pacific Conservatory Theater

On February 23rd, the AP Literature and Composition students at Santa Maria High School (SMHS), embarked on an enriching journey to witness the magic of Shakespeare's Henry V come alive on stage at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA).

Thu Mar 07 03:52 PM

SMHS Chicano/Latino Studies
SMHS Chicano/Latino Studies Program Honors Seniors

Santa Maria High School’s Chicano/Latino Studies program honors seniors, who applied to four-year universities, were recently commended with inspiring words of wisdom from bilingual instructional aids, counselors, teachers, and guidance techs.

Thu Mar 07 03:44 PM

Close Up Club Students
SMHS Students Receive Grants for Educational Experience in Washington DC

Santa Maria High School’s Close Up club students received two generous grants to help them attend an educational program in DC next week.

Thu Feb 29 04:00 PM

ERHS Film Students
ERHS Students' Short Film to be Screened at SLO International Film Festival

RHS Visual and Performing Arts students Samuel Cornejo, Anabel Martinez, Adan Garcia, Zephyr Delute, and Nathan Freeland’s short film has been selected to screen at the 30th San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow Contest.

Thu Feb 29 03:50 PM

Latino Unidos Club
SMJUHSD Students to Host Latinos Unidos Conference

SMJUHSD’s Latinos Unidos Clubs will stress the theme, “Our Roots, Our Power,” during the 11th annual Latinos Unidos Conference at Righetti High School on Saturday, March 9th.

Thu Feb 29 03:35 PM

PVHS Agriculture Department Hosts 4th Annual 5K Race

The Pioneer Valley High School Agriculture Department held its 4th Annual PV FFA 5K Race to promote and celebrate National FFA Week on February 16th.

Mon Feb 26 08:42 AM

PVHS FCCLA Hosts Spring Leadership Meeting

Pioneer Valley High School FCCLA (Family, Career, Community, Leaders of America) students earned top honors during the Region 7 Spring Leadership meeting that was held at the Panther campus on Feb. 10th .

Mon Feb 26 08:41 AM

PVHS Girls Wrestling
PVHS Girls Wrestling Wins Central Section Masters Championship

In an extraordinary display of skill, determination, and teamwork, the PV Girls Wrestling Team clinched the Central Section Masters Championship this past weekend in Fresno, marking a momentous achievement in the team's history. Battling against nearly seventy teams over two intense days of competition, the Lady Panthers emerged victorious, securing their second Masters championship in three years.

Mon Feb 26 08:38 AM

PVHS Hiking Club
PVHS Hiking Club Visits Madonna Mountain

Fifteen PVHS Trailblazers Hiking Club members recently explored the great outdoors by taking the Madonna Mountain Sunset Hike.

Mon Feb 26 08:36 AM

SMHS FBLA Students Compete at Section Conference

Thirty-four Santa Maria High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students recently participated in competitive events at the Gold Coast Section Conference.

Thu Feb 15 10:32 AM

DHS Robotics
Delta High School Robotics Team Wins 1st Place

A Robotics team from Delta High School went big and won 1st place at the Last Chance Skills VRC Tournament hosted by Bakersfield High School on February 4th.

Thu Feb 15 10:30 AM

PVHS Girls Wrestling
PVHS Girls Wrestling Team Earn CIF Central Section Championship

Pioneer Valley’s Lady Panther varsity wrestling team have earned the right to be called the 2023-2024 Division 1 Girls Wrestling Champions. The team competed in the CIF Central Section Division 1 wrestling championships at Golden West High School in Visalia last weekend.

Tue Feb 13 05:40 PM

ERHS ASB Students
ERHS ASB Students Teach Leadership Skills to Santa Maria Bonita School District Students

Righetti High School’s ASB Officers recently helped about 25 students, from the Santa Maria Bonita School District Student Advisory Council, master leadership skills.

Tue Feb 13 05:37 PM

PVHS Students Sewing Team
PVHS Students Support Nonprofit Organization through Sewing

PVHS Apparel 2 students used their sewing skills to make about 50 Crossbody bags to help young women continue with their education and not miss school.

Tue Feb 13 05:34 PM

PVHS Teams Earn State Championships
PVHS FFA Teams Earn State Championships

Two Pioneer Valley High School FFA Citrus Judging Teams earned state championships during the FFA State Finals and Field Day at Fresno State University last weekend.

Wed Feb 07 02:10 PM

SMJUHSD Students Host Loteria Project Gallery

Students from SMJUHSD Ethnic and Gender Studies classes (ERHS & SMHS) transformed the cultural card game Lotería into images that represent themselves.

Thu Feb 01 02:06 PM

PVHS Theater Team
PVHS Theater Team Advances to State Competition

Pioneer Valley High School’s Center Stage Theatre Company will be moving on to the state level after recently winning first place during the Central California Section Thespians Play Festival at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.

Thu Feb 01 02:03 PM

PVHS Culinary Visits Olive Garden
PVHS Culinary Students Visit Olive Garden Restaurant

Pioneer Valley High School Culinary Arts 2 students were able to recently see behind the scenes at Olive Garden Restaurant to help prepare them for their upcoming ServSafe Food Handlers exam.

Mon Dec 18 10:59 AM

SMHS Student Accepted to Brown University
SMHS Student Accepted to Brown University

Santa Maria High School Senior, Abraham Carrillo-Galindo, was recently matched by QuestBridge to Brown University, a private Ivy League research university located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Mon Dec 18 10:57 AM

SMHS Future Saint Night
SMHS Hosts Future Saint Night

More than 100 incoming SMHS freshmen from various junior high schools got a glimpse of student life during the second annual Future Saint Night on Thursday.

Mon Dec 18 10:25 AM

ERHS Drama
ERHS Drama Students Participate in Cal Poly Improv Workshop

RHS Drama students recently spent a week mastering their skills, learning about career opportunities, andenjoying the big stage.

Mon Dec 18 09:54 AM

PVHS College Submission Party
PVHS Hosts College Application Submission Party

Pioneer Valley High School hosted a College Submission Party last Friday to recognize more than 200 seniors who submitted their college applications to UC’s, CSU’s, and other private universities.

Mon Dec 18 09:17 AM

SMHS Welding Presentation
SMHS Hosts Presentation on Welding Careers

The SMHS Career Center recently hosted a lunchtime event for more than 65 students who were interested in learning about how to become a welder.

Mon Dec 18 09:11 AM

PVHS Toys for Tots
PVHS Basketball Teams Hold Toys for Tots Event

Pioneer Valley High School will host Valley Christian Academy (VCA) this coming Monday, December 4, for basketball games that will mark PV’s first annual Toys for Tots event.

Sat Dec 02 07:03 AM

SMHS College Application Party
SMHS Hosts College Application Submission Party

More than 215 college and university applications were submitted during Santa Maria High School’s third annual College Application Submission Party on November 16th.

Sat Dec 02 07:00 AM

ERHS Poetry Out Loud
ERHS Students Participate in Poetry Out Loud

Five students from Righetti High School competed in the Poetry Out Loud Regional competition for Santa Barbara County on Nov. 14th.

Sat Dec 02 06:58 AM

PVHS FBI Teen Academy
PVHS Student Accepted into FBI Teen Academy

Pioneer Valley High School’s Valeria Gomez Castellanos has been accepted to the FBI Teen Academy, marking the first student in school history.

Sat Dec 02 06:54 AM