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Scotland 2018

The Peninsula High School Drama Department has been selected once again by the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) to be one of forty North American Educational Theatre representatives to perform at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

GIRLS LIKE THAT - by Evan Placey

Buzz. Click. Pop. Flash. An email. A message.

When a naked photograph of Scarlett gets sent to everyone in her small school and goes viral, she becomes the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. But as rumors run wild and everyone forms an opinion, Scarlett just stays silent.

Girls Like That is Evan Placey’s urgent and explosive play that explores the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology. This play tackles the important subject of how teens are to cope in a world of digital immediacy, where everything is public and permanent. 

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is excited to bring this important new work from Evan Placey to the Edinburgh Fringe. 
Specially commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse, the play was revived by Synergy Theatre Project and the Unicorn Theatre, London, in 2014. 
October 5, 2017 Update

Good Afternoon Everyone,

A big update for you today.

October Payment - Your October payment of $750 is due on October 15. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Gift or Performance feature on the website to help personal fundraising or make online credit card payments.

Registration - Now is the time to register through Worldstrides. Attached are step by step instructions on registering. Please register before next Thursday. Students, please print your registration confirmation and bring to our next meeting (10/12). Visit and scroll down to the bottom.

Please make sure that you are aware and mindful of the Terms & Conditions as well as all cancellation policies.

Dates - We will be departing on either July 27 or July 28 (pending extra day in London). July 31 we travel from London to Edinburgh. August 10 we depart from Edinburgh to return home.

Student Fundraising is getting rolling as well. We will be rolling out some on campus and open opportunities for fundraising coordinated by the our traveling students.

Thank you and have a great weekend.
Mr Cohen

August 22, 2017 Update

Good afternoon all:

I wanted to give a reminder that the next payment for our 2018 Scotland trip is due on September 2. $500 with checks made payable to PVPHS Drama Boosters. Students can bring checks to school with them in an envelope, or you can mail them directly to me at the school. Please include student name on the Memo line of the check.

If you have not yet sent in the initial $150 deposit due in July securing your spot on our trip, you can still sign up. By bringing in the $150 next week when school starts.

There is a mandatory student meeting next Tuesday at 3pm in the PAC. This is a meeting for students only, sorry parents, and we will wrap up around 4pm

If there are any questions about the trip, don't hesitate to reach out.

After our roster is locked in by mid-September, any families not participating with the trip will cease to receive Scotland emails from me.

Thank you, and welcome back to school.
Mr Cohen
July 8 Update:

July Update and Info from AHSTF


We are confirmed to be on AHSTF Tour Session 1. While that does not include exact dates just yet I can say that in 2015, that meant a July 31 departure and an August 14 return.


If you have not yet sent in your initial $150 deposit but are still interested in the trip, please let me know. It is not too late to get in on the excitement! If you are still on the fence, don’t hesitate to email me with any questions you may have.



Group #: 44367-25         Trip ID: 146057


Credit Card Payment; Group id is necessary for making credit card payments for those of you interested in doing so. When paying by credit card, you can call the AHSTF office at 888-882-4783

Any member of the team can take a credit card payment.

(AHSTF accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover – unfortunately they do not accept American Express)


Please give our group number when calling to make a payment. 


Additional Online Fundraising:

“AHSTF participants have long told us that the most effective way to raise money is to ask a lot of people!  For years, AHSTF groups have sent request letters to family and friends. While this is effective, it takes time (and money) to customize letters and mail them, and then requires even more effort from donors to fill out a form, write a check, and remember to mail it in. People are busy and requests get forgotten! With that we would like to offer our online fundraising tool that instantly generates colorful requests that are electronically sent to prospective donors. The best part is, with a few clicks, donors can make a donation in a matter of minutes.”


Send out as many gift or performance requests as you can! Send it to family and friends and relatives. Many of our performers have raised hundreds of dollars towards their individual trip payments through this method. Here’s how:

            Step One: Visit and click on the Gift of Performance tab, on the right side of the screen.


Step Two: Follow the directions listed.  (Your trip ID number is:  146057)

NOTE:  Gift of Performance can also be used to make deposits for the trip.  Simply have a parent send the e-card to themselves and you will be able to make payments for your participation.


If you have not yet sent in your initial $150 deposit but are still interested in the trip, please let me know. It is not too late to get in on the excitement!


Mr Cohen