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Principal's Weekly Update #57

Congratulations to 52 YLHS students – who were inducted into the National Honor Society last Thursday evening. NHS faculty advisor, Carmen Nicholson, and student leaders, Lila Blackwell, Alyssa Freeland, Lauren Kanjaki, Jessica Welsh and Patrick Morgan presented the NHS ideals for Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership. Each of our new members received a National Honor Society certificate and pin. Great job everyone and thank you, Carmen for bringing NHS to Yorba Linda High School. The following students were inducted:
Jacqueline Andreccta, Anuja Bhagat, Camille Caliolio
Ashley Cyprien, Ah Jin Cho, Erin Crowley
Kayla Darnbrough, Sanam Desai, Joseph Garfunkel
Briana Geary, Jessica Grewal, Brianna Heng
Melody Hernaiz, Aunita Hefzi, Danya Hoban
Michelle Hom, Courtney Jacob, Paul Kim,
Luke Lalunio, Yen Le, Ji-Hun Lee
Linda Lee, Roshiny Mathew, Michael Mangiaracina
Rebecca Mangiaracina, Emily Mauthe, Madelaine Momot
Nicole Morgan, Kyle Mendoza, Kathy Nguyen
Alexis Noronha, Jung Woo Oh, Cynthia Okamoto
Rhea Padalkar, Poonum Patel, Brinda Patolia
Jessica Phung, Allison Ruiz, Jason Schwartz
Edison Scott, Tiffany Seik-Ismail, Easton Shank
Colleen Smith, Tyler Stevens, I-Ping Tsai
Francesca Vaccaro, Neha Varma, Chase Verstuyft
Macy Wilens, Gabrielle Wong, Karen Wong
Ha Yeung Yang
Congratulations to all!

Please note the following memo – from Facilities and Planning regarding our new stadium lights: “As you may have noticed the districts’ Shapell Stadium at Yorba Linda High School has been under construction over the past several months. Now that we are nearing the completion of the project, the stadium lighting has to be tested. Two tests will be conducted to ensure that the lights are operating correctly. One test will occur on March 16, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in which the lights will be calibrated. The second test is a ‘test burn’ in which the lights stay on for a continuous period up to 24 hours. The ‘test burn’ will be conducted on March 17, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day. After the continuous ‘test burn’ is complete, the lights will function under normal time frames”.  A PACE announcement will be going out to our community on Monday evening.

District Survey - Don’t forget to complete the district survey by March 17th. Again, a big thank you to our Social Science department for having their 10th & 11th grade students complete their survey during class.

Dr. Smith will be on campus - Tuesday, March 15th.  You will see us out on campus during periods 1 & 2 visiting classes.

Don’t forget – Sadie Hawkins Dance – March 18th from 7 – 10 p.m. in the gym

“Thought for the Week”
“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” Booker T. Washington



Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of March 14 – March 19, 2011


Monday, March 14

JV Baseball @ Loara Tournament 3:00 & 6:00 Loara HS
V Golf vs. Servite 3:00 Black Gold GC

Tuesday, March 15
F/S & V Baseball vs. El Modena V 1:00 & 4:00 El Modena
F/S 3:00 Home
JV & V Volleyball @ Kennedy 3:15/4:30 Kennedy HS
M JV & V LaCrosse @ Chaparral 4:30/6:30 Chaparral HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Kennedy JV 3:15 Home
V 3:15 Kennedy HS
M JV & V Golf vs. Cypress JV 2:30 Green River GC
V 3:00 Meadowlark GC
M F/S Golf vs. Servite 2:45 Brea Creek GC
JV & V Softball vs. Sonora 3:00 Home
JV & V Swimming @ Cypress 3:15 Cypress HS

Wednesday, March 16

JV Baseball vs. El Dorado 3:00 Home
M V Golf vs. Cypress 3:00 Black Gold GC

Thursday, March 17
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. El Dorado F/S & JV 3:00 Home
V 3:00 El Dorado HS
JV & V Volleyball vs. Cypress 3:15/4:30 Home
M JV & V Tennis vs. Cypress V 3:15 Cypress HS
JV 3:15 Home
M JV Golf vs. Cypress 3:00 Meadowlark GC
JV & V Softball vs. Estancia 3:00 Home
F/S & V Track @ Cypress 3:15 Cypress HS
JV & V Swimming @ Tustin 3:15 Tustin HS

Friday, March 18
Sadie Hawkins Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 - gym
M V LaCrosse @ Tustin 5:00 Tustin HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Canyon V 3:00 Canyon HS
JV 3:00 Home

Saturday, March 19
JV & V Softball vs. Loara 10 & 12 Home
JV & V Swimming @ Sonora Invitational 9:00 Sonora HS
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