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Principal's Weekly Update #111

A Big Thank You – to Stacy Shube, Sarah Shay, Joey Davis and a host of others for putting together our Distinguished School Application. This 17-page document presents an overview of YLHS and focuses on two “signature practices”.
*  YLHS “getting connected” and
*  “closing the gap”
Both of these areas have been and are currently supported by our entire staff and touches every student at YLHS, along with community support and recognition. You can see the full application on our website. Again, thank you to Joey, Sarah and Stacy for spending so many hours on this project which had a very short timeline.

Did You Hear? – Yinghan (Edward) Tang (alto sax) has been selected to be a member of this year’s Tournament of Roses Honor Band. Over 500 high school students from all over Southern California auditioned. This is the 83rd consecutive appearance of the Honor Band in The Tournament of Roses Parade. Congratulations, Edward!

Our YLHS International Thespian Society Troupe 7766 - participated with over 291 thespian troupes from 40 states in the TOTS-EAT campaign. With our students help, the program raised over 354,000 pounds of food for community members in need. Thank you, Cathy Petz, advisor and your students for “caring” and “sharing” your time and energy to “get connected” with our community.

Thinking about our Thespian Troupe – Don’t forget the YLHS Theatre Department, under the direction of Cathy Petz, will be performing “The Miracle Worker” from December 11 – 15 at 7:00 p.m. in our Forum Theater, with an afternoon presentation on December 15 at 2:00 p.m. Make sure you take time to see how talented our students are in the performing arts!!

For Your Holiday Planning - Our music groups will be performing this holiday season on December 18. Band and Orchestra are in the gym and Choir will perform in the Forum Theater. 7:00 p.m. is the “down beat”.

Congratulations to our Fine Arts Department – Brent Hendry, Kelly Fritz, Carol Carson and Richard Cadra. Last week their students swept the Teen Yorba Linda Library Art Contest, winning all top spots in the drawing and painting and photography categories! Painting and Drawing winners were: Colleen Smith (first), Ronni Sardina (second), Mya Kough (third), Karen Xu (honorable mention) and Kaitlin Brenchley (honorable mention). Photography winners were: Brenton Hudak (first), Rebecca Mangiaracina (second), Alexandra Millsap (third), Dylan Reyes (honorable mention) and Christian Galindo (Best in Show). Art entries were on display at the Nixon Library and Museum.

Thought for the Week
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller



Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of December 10 – December 15, 2012


Monday, December 10
M F/S Basketball @ Marina Tourney 4:30 Servite HS
M JV Basketball @ Santa Ana 7:00 Santa Ana HS
W JV & V Basketball vs. Esperanza 4:30/5:45 Home
W F/S Soccer vs. Mater Dei 3:15 Home
W JV Soccer @ Estancia 3:15 Estancia HS
W V Soccer vs. Tesoro 7:00 Home

Tuesday, December 11

The Miracle Worker – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
M F/S, JV & Varsity Basketball vs. El Rancho 4:00/5:45/7:00 Home

Wednesday, December 12
The Miracle Worker – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
F/S, JV & V Wrestling vs. Brea Olinda 3:00/3:00/4:30 Home
M F/S, JV & V Soccer @ El Dorado 3:00 El Dorado HS
M F/S Basketball @ La Habra Tourney TBA La Habra
M JV Basketball vs. Mater Dei 3:15 Santa Ana HS
W JV Basketball vs. Marina 6:00 Marina HS
W F/S, JV & V Water Polo @ El Dorado 3:00/4:30/3:45 El Dorado HS

Thursday, December 13
The Miracle Worker – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
W V Soccer vs. Esperanza (With Hope Tournament) 7:00 Home
W JV Basketball @ Marina Tourney 7:30 Marina HS
M F/S Basketball @ La Habra Tourney TBD La Habra HS
M F/S, JV & V Wrestling vs. Tustin 5:30/5:30/7:00 Home

Friday, December 14

The Miracle Worker – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
Staffulty Holiday Party – 5:30 p.m. - ?
M JV Basketball @ Santa Ana Tourney TBD Santa Ana HS
M F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. Troy 3:00/3:00/5:00 Home
W JV Soccer @ Nutcracker Classic TBD Walnut HS
W F/S Soccer @ Estancia 3:15 Estancia HS
W F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. Cerritos 3:00/4:30/3:45 Home
W JV Basketball @ Marina Tourney 7:30 Marina HS

Saturday, December 15
The Miracle Worker – 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
W V Soccer @ El Dorado/Righetti Tourney 2:00/6:00 TBA
W F/S & JV Soccer @ Nutcracker Classic TBD Walnut HS
M F/S Basketball @ L aHabra Tourney TBD La Habra HS
M JV Basketball @ Santa Ana Tourney TBD Santa Ana HS
M F/S & JV Soccer @ Marina TBD Marina HS
F/S Wrestling @ Mustang Invitational 9:00 Home
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