The Point

The Point

The Point

PVHS Hosts Open House

The Point at last year’s Open House (Photo by Cynthia Mindicino)

Every year, Palos Verdes High School hosts an Open House to help incoming freshmen choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School. This is a very important night for most incoming freshmen and is pivotal in decision. 

At Open House, clubs, electives and sports all set up stands to showcase their accomplishments and encourage students to come to Palos Verdes High School.

“I was very torn between the two high schools before their open house,” senior Brendan O’Donnell said. “But after I went to both Open Houses I knew that the environment and feel of PV High was right for me.” 

In the past, Palos Verdes High School had a very different approach to Open House than Peninsula High School. PVHS allows eighth graders to explore and go around to the stations and classrooms they are interested in, as opposed to having a strict schedule for the students to follow. 

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“I really liked how I was able to explore at Open House and go to the stations that interested me,” senior Alex Cacos said. “At Pen’s Open House we had to follow a schedule and go station to station. The freedom that we had at Open House showed me what the environment at PV would be like, and I knew it was going to be a good fit for me.”

Many incoming freshmen are drawn to the school by the countless electives that they can take here. 

“I visited the Yearbook stand during my open house, and when I met the people and saw how cool the Yearbook looked I knew I wanted to join it my freshman year,” sophomore Kylie Vasey said.

Live From 205 makes an Open House video every year to showcase Palos Verdes High School’s signature programs. 

“We’ve worked really hard to make this video to showcase all the incredible students at PV High and all the opportunities the school has to offer,” senior Lucca Chrysostomou said. “We want our video to encourage the incoming freshman to come out shells and try different programs at PV High they would have never thought about joining.”

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Chris Vasey, Reporter