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Principal's Weekly Update #79

Bincins Garcia and the YLHS Mustang Band and Color Guard for their 2011-12 parade and field show awards:
• Placentia Parade – 1st place
• Valencia Tournament – 1st place in 3A Visual & Guard Sweepstakes
• Baldwin Park Tournament – 3rd place in 3A
• Loara Parade – 1st place
• Loara Field Tournament – 1st place and Percussion sweepstakes
• Sierra Vista Field Tournament – 1st place in 3A and sweepstakes in Music
• Savanna Field Tournament – 1st place in 3A and sweepstakes in Music, Guard, Percussion.  For their final performance of the season, the Mustang Band & Guard represented Yorba Linda in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 27th. Check your local listings for the TV presentation of the parade.

GREAT Football Season – for Jeff Bailey, the assistant coaches and the YLHS team. 10 wins and 2 losses in our 1st season with seniors! It was great to see how many staff, students and parents came out to support our team. Thank you, Jeff and your coaching staff for a very exciting season. The Football Championship Empire League Banner will join our league championship banners in Women’s Basketball (2010-11 – our 1st
championship), Women’s Golf, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Cross-Country. Way to go Mustangs!

YLHS Canned Food Drive - Don’t forget to remind your students to participate in our schoolwide canned food drive.

Did you Hear? – Our counselors will be in the freshmen Career classes this week to work on the “4-year” plans. This meeting will include a Power Point presentation and sitting with each student to help develop their own individualized 4-year plan while at YLHS. The presentation/individual meeting includes understanding graduation requirements and college entrance expectations, including a focus on “life (work)” after high school. A BIG THANK YOU to the counselors & Careers teachers for your time and support of this meeting.

Great Holiday Music – Make sure you set aside Tuesday evening, December 6th for the YLHS Holiday Choir program in our Forum Theater and December 14th for the YLHS Band & Orchestra Holiday program in our gym. This is a great opportunity to hear our talented students and some great holiday music. Thank you to Choir Director, Carol Duralde; Band Director, Bincins Garcia and Orchestra Director, Phil Mortensen for all your time in preparing our students for these holiday performances.

Thought for the Week
“Let the YLHS Music Programs put you in the Holiday Spirit!”

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of December 5 – December 10, 2012

Monday, December 5
PTSA Student Leadership Cookie Exchange – Teacher’s Lounge – All Day
M F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. Centennial (Corona) 3:00/3:00/7:00 Home
W JV & V Soccer vs. Etiwanda 3:00/5:30 Home
W F/S (red) Soccer @ Canyon 3:45 Canyon

Tuesday, December 6
YLHS Choir Concert – Forum Theater
W JV Basketball @ Marina Tourney (vs. Downey) 3:00 Marina HS
W V Basketball @ South Coast Classic Tourney TBD TBD
W V Soccer @ Trabuco Hills 5:00 Trabuco Hills HS
W JV Soccer @ Marina 3:00 Marina HS
M F/S, S, JV & V Basketball @ Laguna Hills 4:00/4:00/5:30/7:00 Laguna Hills HS
F/S Wrestling @ F/S Duals 3:00 Home

Wednesday, December 7
M F/S, JV & V Soccer @ Northwood 3:15 Northwood HS
W JV Basketball @ Marina 6:00 Marina HS

Thursday, December 8
W V Basketball @ South Coast Classic TBD TBD
W F/S (Blue & Red), & JV Soccer @ Mater Dei 3:15/3:15/5:00 Mater Dei HS
W F/S, JV & V Water Polo @ Canyon 2:00/4:30/3:45 Canyon HS

Friday, December 9
Staff Holiday Potluck Luncheon – Library – 12:11
M F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. Marina 3:00/3:00/5:00 Home
W V Basketball @ South Coast Classic TBD TBD
W V Soccer @ South Torrance Tourney 3:00 & 6:00 South Torrance HS
W F/S (red) Soccer @ Chino Hills 3:15 Chino Hills HS
W F/S (blue) Soccer vs. Estancia 3:15 Home

Saturday, December 10
W V Basketball @ South Coast Classic TBD TBD
W JV Basketball @ Marina Tourney TBD Marina HS
W V Soccer @ Aliso Cup Finals TBD Aliso HS
W F/S, JV & V Water Polo @ J Serra 2:45/3:30/2:00 J Serra HS
M JV Soccer @ Marina Tourney TBD Marina HS
V Wrestling @ So Cal 32 Tourney 9:00 Carter HS
F/S Wrestling 2 F/S Duals 9:00 Home
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