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Support Waterpolo by eating at Joaquin's Tuesday October 22nd.

Mustangs Water Polo has a huge League Game against Villa Park, Tuesday 10/22 starting at 3:15! Come out, support the team, and after celebrate at Joaquin’s in Village Center next to Vons! Mention you are there with the aquatics program and we will receive 20% of your purchase! Click for a flyer.
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YLHS Students Among OCs Best in National and State Tests!

In 2019, Yorba Linda High School students demonstrated their commitment to excellence and academics on Advanced Placement exams, SAT exams, and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - all highest in the district and among the top schools in Orange County! Click for rankings and additional details.
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YLHS Welcomes Congressman Gil Cisneros!

Representative Gil Cisneros of California Congressional District 39, representing the city of Yorba Linda, spoke with our football team, cheer & song, and the performing arts students before our home game versus Brea Olinda High School. The Mustang football team went on to win 47-7 en route to a 6-1 record. Go Mustangs! Click for photos and more information.
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Senior Yearbook Ad Early Bird Pricing Ends October 23rd.

This is a special announcement for parents of Yorba Linda seniors. We know how awesome your children are but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in your child's senior year yearbook? Senior send off ads have become a tradition here at our school and we just wanted to remind you that the special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your student’s yearbook ad will be here before you know it, next week on October 23rd. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com. Don’t delay, as space may be limited.
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Men's Soccer Dodgeball Tournament - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.

Men's Soccer is hosting their annual Dodgeball Tournament. All students are welcome to play!! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place teams! Prizes for Best Costume! We encourage everyone to come out, watch, and support. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 1. Pick your team of Six Players. Choose a Team Name. 2. Fill out the Team Form and waivers for every player 3. Turn in at practice to Coach Kino. (check-in begins at 5:30) YLHS Main Gym. Click for info packet.
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YLHS Baseball Fundraiser, Chipotle, Wednesday, Oct 2 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Support your Yorba Linda Baseball teams by dining at Chipotle on Wednesday, October 2nd from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. 33% of event sales will be donated back to our winning program! Visit the Chipotle at 5631 East La Palma Ave., Anaheim next to Cinema City. Show the paper or digital version of the attached flyer. Your support is so appreciated!
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Gradnight Pre-sale Ends October 1st

Grad Night is an all night celebration! Think Carnival....Rides, games and food along with lots of surprises throughout the night! We want all seniors to have an opportunity to celebrate their high school graduation with a safe, fun and exclusive event with ONLY Yorba Linda High School Seniors. Tickets are on sale now! Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount and buy your ticket by October 1st. Click to visit the GradNight website.
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Baseball Fundraiser, Wednesday, Sept. 25th - Panda Express, Yorba Linda

Support your Yorba Linda Baseball teams by dining at Panda Express on Wednesday, September 25 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. 20% of event sales will be donated back to our winning program! Visit the Panda Express at 18503 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda in the Town Center Plaza. Show the paper or digital version of the attached flyer. Your support is so appreciated!
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National Merit Scholars

YLHS is very proud to announce our academically talented seniors who have been recognized as National Merit Scholars! From approximately 1.6 million students who took the PSAT exam nationwide, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest scoring. Go Mustangs! Click here for more information.
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Water Polo Fundraiser, Wahoo's Savi Ranch, Thursday, Sept. 19th

Your Yorba Linda Mustangs Water Polo team has their first league game against Canyon this Thursday 9/19 starting at 3:15! Come out, support the team, and after celebrate at Wahoo’s in Savi Ranch! Lunch purchases count too, just mention you are there with the aquatics program and we will receive 20% of your purchase back towards our bleacher shade coverings! Click for a flyer.
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Cheer and Song Fundraiser, Sunday September 8th

Clean out those closets! Fundraiser for our Cheer and Song teams.
Savers in YL: 4852 Valley View on Sunday, September 8th from 1pm to 2:00pm!
Come on by to drop off clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, and more!!!
Please see attached flyer!
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Back-to-School Night, Wednesday September 11th @ 6:00pm

Please join us for Back-to-School Night on Wednesday September 11, 2019. This will be an opportunity for you, as parents, to follow a daily schedule of your son/daughter and to meet personally with each of his/her instructors. Click to see additional details and full schedule.
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Aquatics Goodwill Fundraiser September 7th

Aquatics Goodwill Fundraiser 9/7/19 from 9 am to 3pm at YLHS upper parking lot on the corner of Bastanchury and Fairmont. Donate your gently used clothing, houseware and electronics to help raise funds for the aquatics program. Click for a flyer.
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Senior Picture Appointment Information

Lifetouch photography is the official photographer for PYLUSD schools, and provides Senior portraits used in the YLHS yearbook. The last day for Senior Picture appointments to be included in the 2019-20 yearbook is October 26, 2019, so make your appointment now! Click for a flyer with details.
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Mustang Market Open During Registration Week

Attention all YLHS students and families! Mustang Market will be open during registration week for all your school supply needs. Come see us in the quad Wednesday August 14th through Friday August 16th to take advantage of our exciting deals! Click for a flyer.
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Back To School Days

Back to School Days will be August 13th through August 16th. Please log in to your Aeries Parent Portal and complete the Student Data Confirmation portion before attending your scheduled Back To School Day. Click to see our page with detailed Back To School Days information.
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Class of 2019 Commemorative Mugs still available, while supplies last

Did you miss your chance to purchase the Class of 2019 Commemorative Mug? Don't despair! Mustang Market is offering these mugs at a discounted price of $10 so you could be one of the few to have these limited edition, limited stock mugs! These are available in the front office at YLHS or call Ms. Hai at extension 14511.
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Graduation Live Stream Information

YLHS Graduation, Wed, June 12th, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Graduation Live Stream will start approximately 30 minutes before graduation. Direct web link to the YLHS Graduation Live Stream: https://player.cloud.wowza.com/hosted/mhxsfbdy/player.html Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/284943375727456/ Official Hash Tag for social media: #YLHSGRAD2019
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Student, Staff, and Parent Survey Results

The Annual YLHS survey was completed in April by over 1,500 participants. This survey is given to students, staff, and parents. The results of this survey are analyzed by the administration, the leadership team, and department chairs to better serve our community. Click to view / download the results summary!
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Mustang Football: Clothes for The Cause Clothing / Shoe Drive

Please help Mustang Football raise money and clean out your closets. Thursday June 6 starting at 3:00, drop off your bagged donations of clothes, shoes, sheets and drapes. Truck will be located in Shapell Stadium parking lot, any questions contact Lisa Kent at ylhsfootballkent@gmail.com. Thank you - GO MUSTANGS.
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Class of 2019 Commemorative Mug

The Class of 2019 Commemorative Mug is now on sale! With the names of all the seniors of the Class of 2019 and a sleek YLHS logo, this gift will be an ideal keepsake for your friend, student, son and daughter! Preorder now for the low price of $12.99! The Mustang Market will have your order ready the week of June 10th - June 12th. Click for a flyer to place your order or use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/YLHS-Mug2019
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Senior Awards Video Link

The video from our recent Senior Awards ceremony can be viewed or downloaded from this link: https://vimeo.com/337629275/c553fef8c8. Clicking on this news item will also take you to the video. The video will be available until July 31st, 2019.
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Cheer and Song Fundraiser, Saturday June 1st

It's time to clean out those closets! Fundraiser for our Cheer and Song teams
Savers in YL: 4852 Valley View on June 1st from 10:00am to 12:00pm!
Come on by to drop off clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, and more!!!
Click for a flyer!
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YLHS Baseball Team Into CIF Semi-Finals

Congratulations to our baseball team for their "come from behind twice" quarter-final victory over Serra of Gardena. On Tuesday, the team will play Great Oak of Temecula in the CIF semi-finals. Click to see the OC Register article on the victory!
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US News and World Reports "Best" High School

Once again, Yorba Linda High School is a US News and World Reports "Best High Schools" award winner. YLHS ranked #1,200 nationwide (top 5%), #184 in California (top 7%), and as the #1 high school in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Congratulations to students, staff, parents, and community members who continue to make YLHS a great place to learn. Go Mustangs!
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Smarter Balanced Assessment for Juniors

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment for Juniors will be May 20-24 and May 28-31. Click for a message from Principal Dave Flynn which explains the testing period, and how data from this assessment is used to support programs at YLHS.
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Spring Physical Night, May 15th, 4:00pm, Esperanza HS

Physical night is May 15th at Esperanza this year, doors open at 4:00pm. This Physical carries you until the end of the following school year. If you choose to use your private doctor, these physicals need to be turned in on or before June 26th. No athlete will be allowed to participate in a summer camp unless the physical is cleared. Click for a flyer!
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Every 15 Minutes Accident SIMULATION today at YLHS

This morning, Junior and Senior students are attending the "Every 15 minutes" accident simulation on Bastanchury Road in front of YLHS. This event is designed to remind students of the dangers of drunk driving by simulating an accident involving our students. The school, in cooperation with local fire and police, stage this simulation every two years. Click for images from the accident simulation.
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Track and Field Shoe Drive, Saturday March 30th

YLHS Track & Field is pleased to announce our Shoe Drive fundraiser! We’re currently accepting donations of shoes, in good, wearable condition. Good soles, no holes! We will have donation bins at our Track Meet on Saturday, March 30th, beginning at 8am. Please stop by and donate your unwanted shoes! Thank you for your support! Click for a flyer!
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Grad Night Fundraiser, Rubio's, Wednesday, March 27th

Hi Mustang Families! Please come out and support Grad Night 2019 at Rubio’s on Wednesday, March 27. Dine in or take out, just present the attached flyer and Rubio’s will donate 20% of your transactions to our cause! Every little bit will help our seniors have a fun, safe and memorable grad night! Thank you for your support!! Please let me know if you need anything else from me. Click for a flyer!
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Mustang Baseball defeats El Dorado 3-0 at Angel Stadium

Congratulations to the baseball team for their 3-0 win over El Dorado at Angel Stadium last night. In addition to an excellent baseball game, attendees were treated to an outstanding version of the National Anthem by Nadine Kashou. Click for a video link to her performance of the national anthem.
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YLHS Student Store Ribbon Cutting

Today, the YLHS Student Store (aka "Mustang Market") had its ribbon cutting ceremony in the library. Teacher Samiya Hai, Mustang Business Academy students, administration, and invited guests were all present to see this mobile store. The YLHS Student Store will be open for business starting March 25th. The store will be stocked and managed entirely by YLHS business students! Click for images from the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Mustang Baseball Is Selling Angel Game Vouchers

YLHS Mustang Baseball is selling Angel game vouchers, good for home games between April 6th - June 30th 2019. Vouchers are $25 each and by participating in this program with the Angels, our Varsity baseball team will have the opportunity to play El Dorado at Angels stadium! This is a lifetime memorable experience for these players and gives us a great opportunity to raise needed funds for our baseball program! Click for a flyer.
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Mustang Business Academy applications due by Friday!

Attention all incoming freshmen and current 9th graders! The Mustang Business Academy is accepting applications for the Business Management pathway and the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management pathway, BUT time is running out! The deadline for your application is Friday February 15th 2019 at 4 pm. Don't delay! Check out the information on the MBA website at www.ylhs.org/mba/
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Grad Night Sweatshirt Design Contest

YLHS 2019 Seniors – Have your design printed on the front of the Grad Night Sweatshirt! Follow the instructions on the attached document. Please turn in your design to the Grad Night box in the front office no later than April 1st. Any questions – ylhs2019gradnight@gmail.com. Click for handout.
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National Signing Day

Congratulations to our Mustang athletes who signed a Letter of Intent on Wednesday February 6th! Thank you to the parents and coaches for the sacrifices that helped lead to their success. Pictured: (left to right) Kennedy Maddock (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, track and field), Vivian Boukhalil (University of South Dakota, soccer), Michael Callahan (Boise State, football), Emma Davidson (UC Berkeley, swim), Kacie Garrity (Cal State Northridge, soccer), Michelle Quinn (Dartmouth, track and field), Corbin Thaete (Cal State San Marcos, soccer), Blake Wink (Fresno State, baseball), Kyle Trombley (San Diego State, football), and Berkeley Quinn (UC Riverside, softball). Click for additional photos of National Signing Day.
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Karissa Dole Crowned Miss Yorba Linda Outstanding Teen!

Congratulations to Karissa Dole for being crowned Miss Yorba Linda Outstanding Teen! Karissa is a senior at Yorba Linda High School.

The Miss Yorba Linda Scholarship Pageant took place Saturday, February 2 in the Auditorium at Valencia High School. Click for full story and photos.
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Grad Night Fundraiser: Wise Guys Pizzeria Yorba Linda

Hi Mustang Families! Please come out and support Grad Night 2019 at Wise Guys Pizzeria YL from Sunday, February 10 through Thursday, February 14. Dine in or take out, just present the attached flyer and Wise Guy’s Yorba Linda will donate 20% of your transactions to our cause! Every little bit will help our seniors have a fun, safe and memorable grad night! Thank you for your support!!
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New Course for Fall 2019: Introduction to Mobile Game Development and Design

In the fall of 2019, YLHS will be offering a new course, Introduction to Mobile Game Development and Design. This is a course that will teach students how to write game apps for their mobile phone and tablet devices. The course will focus on MIT App Inventor and the Unity game engine to create these game apps. Students wanting to take the course should be interested in coding and have sufficient math and science background to be successful in the class. Incoming 9th to 12th grades students that have completed Algebra I or higher are welcome to take the class. Click for an introductory letter and handout which describes the class in greater detail.
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YLHS PTSA Quartermania, Feb 9th @ 6:30 pm, YL Community Center

YLHS PTSA is very proud to announce our first ever, “Quarter Mania”. This will be a super fun and unique opportunity for all families to come together for a fundraising event. Every dollar earned will go right back to our students and programs in the form of gifting this spring. There will be a silent and live auction, in addition to Quarter Mania. If you’re wondering what a Quarter Mania is, it is a cross between a raffle and an auction. Guests can use quarters and their bidding paddle to try to win amazing prizes that have been donated. Food is included with your entrance fee. Drinks will be available for purchase. To sign up online at a reduced rate, please go to: http://ylhsptsa.com/ (click on the title of this news item).
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Mustang Business Academy Applications window Now Open!

Students interested in participating in the Business Management or Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management pathways at YLHS please complete the application before the February 16th 2018 deadline. Don't miss your chance to join our growing program! The application process can be found on the MBA website! Contact Ms. Hai (shai@pylusd.org) if you have questions about the program or process. Click for a direct link to the application!
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Grad Night 2019 Fundraiser, Saturday February 2nd

Hi Mustang Families! Please come out and support YLHS Grad Night 2019 at Savers YL (44852 Valley View Ave) on Saturday, February 2 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. What better time than now to clean out your closets and donate to the YLHS Grad Night 2019 SAVERS fundraiser. Please help our cause out with this fundraiser by donating old clothes, shoes, accessories, bedding...almost anything (see flyer)! Every little bit will help our seniors have a fun, safe and memorable grad night!
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PTSA and C2 Education sponsor full length mock SAT or ACT

YLHS PTSA and C2 Education will be offering a full length SAT or ACT test to help students prepare for their big college admission test. To reserve a spot, return the form by Friday February 1 by 3:00 to the front office. Score-back night is February 20. Students will receive their tests & essays back with scores and written feedback on their essays. Click for a flyer.
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Grad Night 2019 Fundraiser, Wahoo's YL, Wednesday January 16th

Hi Mustang Families! Please come out and support Grad Night 2019 at Wahoo’s YL (Savi Ranch) on Wednesday, January 16 from 11:00am to 9:30pm. Dine in or take out, just present the attached flyer and Wahoo’s Yorba Linda (Savi Ranch) will donate 20% of your transactions to our cause! Every little bit will help our seniors have a fun, safe and memorable grad night! Thank you for your support!! Click for a link.
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Fundraiser for YLHS Baseball

Chick Fil A - Savi Ranch (22450 Old Canal Road) - Fundraiser for YLHS Baseball Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 2-9 pm. Print/present flyer & YLHS baseball will earn 20%! Click for a flyer and thank you for supporting the YLHS Baseball team!
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YLHS Baseball Casino Night

YLHS baseball is having our annual fundraising dinner casino night with Flash Pants for a Totally Rad evening this Saturday the 12th of January! Fun begins at 6:30pm - click for a flyer.
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YLHS Wellness Specialist for Students

Melinda Heim is our Wellness Specialist in the Counseling and Guidance Department. She can assist with Social/Emotional support and information regarding; anxiety, stress management, conflict resolution and coping skills. All students welcome!
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Senior Ads: Limited space remains, only three pages left!

Hello Families of Seniors. Please ignore this email if you have already purchased a yearbook recognition ad for your senior. Even though the final deadline for submitting your child's yearbook recognition ad has passed, there is a VERY limited amount of ad space (3 pages) still available for late submissions that is being filled first-come, first-served. If you are still interested, don't delay, submit your ad as soon as you can. We don't want you to miss out on this very special opportunity. For more information, to get another copy of the order form or to submit your ad online, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com. The ad sale will be closed when the available space is filled. If you have already purchased an ad, thank you! Your student will be excited when s/he opens her/his yearbook.
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Senior Ad Deadline Tuesday, December 18th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. The final deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, this Tuesday, December 18th. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561. --Mrs Shay.
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Celebrating 10 years of YLHS Today!

Today is the official "10th Year Of YLHS" celebration on campus. The library is hosting a special "10 Year History Of YLHS" display, and later there will be a number of activities involving students, staff, and community members. Activities include a 10 year ribbon cutting at lunch, all students will also receive a special "10th year celebration patch", and the Culinary Arts department has baked cupcakes for every student on campus! Congratulations Mustangs!
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MBA Application deadline is February 15th, 2019

Attention all incoming Mustangs and current 9th graders: Mustang Business Academy is now accepting applications for the Business Management and Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management. Detailed information on how to apply and what is required can be found on the MBA homepage. The deadline is February 15th 2019. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Hai at shai@pylusd.org.
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AP / Honors Information Night

Tonight at the YLHS Library, we will be holding our annual AP / Honors Information night where parents and students are given important information abut the AP and Honors courses offered at YLHS. Join us tonight in the YLHS library at 6:30pm!
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Senior Ads for the Yearbook. Special pricing ends November 27th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. Make sure to send in your photos and message to your child for their 2019 yearbook ad by November 27th in order to take advantage of the last special “discounted” deadline. For more information on this special opportunity, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561.
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2018 YLHS Business Expo Wrap-up

Yesterday, about a third of the senior class presented their business idea in the 2018 YLHS Business Expo. According to Mr. Walls, the intention of this expo is to prepare our students for the fact that sooner rather than later, they will have to present the best version of themselves to a potential employer, their boss, or clients. Thank you so much to Will Taormina, the founder of the National Startup League, Samiya Hai, Lloyd Walls and Mark Honig. Mr. Taormina said that the five finalists were the best group of finalists that he has ever had. Each of those five teams could have won any competition that he has run. Click for an extensive photo album. --Mr. Lejano
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Gradnight Fundraiser at Chipotle, Wed November 14th

Hi Mustang Families! Please come out and support Grad Night 2019 at Chipotle AH on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Dine in or take out, just present the attached flyer and Chipotle AH will donate 20% of your transactions to our cause! Every little bit will help our seniors have a fun, safe and memorable grad night! Thank you for your support!! Click for a flyer...
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YLHS Showcase Presentation from November 1st.

Last night was the YLHS School Showcase where families and community members
discovered the many academic, athletic, activity, and art-based offerings unique to Yorba Linda High School. If you weren't able to attend, or if you simply want to review the material again, here is the presentation, minus videos. Please click for a PDF copy of this presentation.
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National Hispanic Recognition Program Honors Four Mustangs!

YLHS is proud to announce that four students have been named to the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Every year, the NHRP recognizes over 5,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who excel on the SAT test. Congratulations to Jessica Gutierrez, Jared Mesa, Melody Saba, and Jordan Tatreau for this special honor! Go Mustangs! Click for more information.
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YLHS PTSA at Orange County Fair Swap

Head to the Orange County swap meet (market place) this weekend and support YLHS PTSA! If you are not familiar with the OC Marketplace, take a look at their website, http://OCMarketplace.com. The Ice Cream booth will be open from 10-4 and run by our very own YLHS moms and students. All proceeds go right back to YLHS PTSA. Take a car load of kids or a fun group of girlfriends. Do some holiday shopping and eat some ice cream!!!!! Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626. Hope to see you all there!
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Discounted Senior Yearbook Ads Extended to November 2nd

This is a special announcement for parents of Yorba Linda seniors. We know how awesome your children are but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in your child's senior year yearbook? Senior send off ads have become a tradition here at our school and we just wanted to let you know that the special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your child’s yearbook ad has been extended until November 2nd. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity and the best price which is now valid until November 2nd. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com. Don’t delay, as space may be limited."
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Senior Ad Early Bird Discount Expires October 23rd.

This is a special announcement for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. We know how awesome your children are but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in your child's senior year yearbook? Senior send off ads have become a tradition here at our school and we just wanted to remind you that the special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your child’s yearbook ad will be here before you know it, next week on October 23rd. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit http://www.TheYearbookCompany.com. Don’t delay, as space may be limited.
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YLHS National Merit Scholars

We are proud to announce 12 YLHS National Merit scholars, 4 of whom earned the recognition of National Merit Semifinalist. Semifinalists, Aino Hakkinen, Blake Han, Isaiah Seo, and Andrew Song earned one of the top 16,000 SAT scores in the nation! 7,500 Merit Scholarships will be awarded in 2019. Click for pictures and more information.
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Mustang Band & Guard Fundraiser for Yankee Candle through December

With a few clicks you can easily start your holiday shopping and support the Mustang Band & Guard! Grab some top quality candles, decor, and everyday or holiday gift wrap and bags now though December. Go to http://yankeecandlefundraising.com/ and enter group # 999983083 in the "start shopping" orange box. Orders ship directly to the address you provide.
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