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Principal's Weekly Update #121

IT IS HERE! - Our 1ST full WASC Accreditation visit starts this coming Sunday afternoon, March 17th.

You will be meeting during your PLC time with your Focus Group this Monday, March 11th, to look at any last minute questions and review the four-day visit schedule of the team.

This visit will be a great time to show off all the hard work and extra hours everyone has spent in the last 3½ years to make YLHS an “outstanding high school”. It is time to show our guests the pride and dedication we all have to our students and community.

We will have an All Staff Meeting on Monday morning, March 18th in the library to introduce the visiting team of educators.  We have “great people” and “great programs” and I am very proud and excited for the seven member team to see and speak with each one of you!

For your Planning
– Wednesday afternoon, March 20th, after school the visiting committee will meet with our staff in the forum theater to discuss their report.

Get Ready!!! – Not only will we have our WASC Visitation Team on campus March 17 – March 20, we will also welcome the California Department of Education Distinguished School Team for a one-day visit on March 26th.

The YLHS Distinguished School Application was accepted and we will have CDE 2013 statewide nominee site validation report on Tuesday, March 26th. The one-day visitation will focus on four strategies to validate the full implementation of the signature practices in our report. The four strategies include:
1) Constituency Group interviews
2) Classroom Observations
3) Shadowing
4) Document Review

The YLHS “signature” practices included:
1) Getting Connected – i.e. Link Crew, PTSA, Clubs, CSF, NHS, Career Day, Mustang Awards, Co-curricular programs, Boosters, Rallies, Breaking Down the Walls and Every 15 Minutes to name just a few.
2) Closing the Gap – i.e. PLC’s to design curriculum and instruction for high student performance, SERVE and House programs, Specialized Math courses and Step-Up-To-Writing across the curriculum. Our 1st in PYLUSD collaborative model for special education and learning at lunch to name a few programs we opened the school with.

This is an exciting time with a little “stress” thrown in! We have guests coming th YLHS and we are proud of everything we do!!

Mustang Pride Day – March 16th – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Our PTSA Student Leadership group, under the direction of Janice Heckel, and many volunteer PTSA parents will be on campus Saturday to scrape, clean, pick up trash and rake planters to make YLHS shine. Everyone is welcome to stop by and help out. The more help we have the more we can get done!

Don’t Miss the YLHS Musical Production – of “Guys and Dolls” – running March 14-16, March 21-23 at 7:00 p.m. and March 16 & March 23 at 2:00 p.m. in our Forum Theater. It’s always fun to see the talent of our students!!

CHSEE Exam - The California High School Exit Exam will be held this week on Tuesday & Wednesday for all sophomores from 8-12 in the gym and Matt Stine & Valerie Steinbergs rooms.

Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society members – Last Thursday evening, the YLHS National Honor Society added 72 members that have met and exceeded the high standards in scholarship, service, character and leadership as a member of NHS. A Big Thank You to advisor, Carmen Nicholson, and all the NHS members for a terrific evening.


Nicole Bedross
Maris Bouc
Lauren Braun
Eric Chiang
Katherine Cook
Jeremy Cser
Paige Gulley
Eliana Hood
Jared Johnson
Rachel Schartman
Michael Schlener
Taylor Schlener
Alexandrea Shackelford
Jacob Stevens


Paris Acosta
Melissa Marie Angcaco
Joseph Angel
Connor Borden
Courtney Burns
Shannon Cahill
Sarah Chen
Mackenzie Coovert
Sawyer De Keyser
Jennifer DeBaun
Andrew Dirks
Beverly Duan
Kiano Emami
Lauren Enright
Leah Heyman
Melissa Hoo
Andrew Huynh

 Jace Jenican
Yusuf Khan
James Kim
Ji Soo Kim
Matthew Kimn
Alexandra Kolb
Esther Kuan
Katelin La
Tori Leatherman
Damian Lim
Allison Matthews
Lauren McHugh
Matthew Mc Kinney
Kayla Meagher
Sanam Mehta
Joshua Min
Paige Morgan
Geoffrey Nguyen
Victoria Nguyen

 Ashley Niu
Devin Patel
Rajan Patel
Roshni Patel
Joseph Pinto
Melody Ra
Kayla Reger
Cora Roberts
Alexis Rodriguez
Samantha Serna
Miya Sheker
Megan Smet
Carissa Smith
Alexandra Stockton
Rachel Stumpf
Matthew Sung
Marissa Tietz
Adelaide Troung
Mary Isabella Wood
Sarah Yu

Thought for the Week
“If a guy did not have a doll, who would holler on him?” Nathan Detroit “Guys and Dolls”

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of March 11 – March 16, 2013

Monday, March 11
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Dana Hills 5:30/7:00 Home
M F/S Golf vs. Servite

Tuesday, March 12
W JV & V Lacrosse V vs. Woodbridge 3:30 Woodbridge HS
JV vs. Tustin 5:00 Woodbridge HS
M JV & V Volleyball @ Tustin 3:15/4:15 Tustin HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Fullerton V 3:00 Fullerton HS
JV 3:00 Home
M JV Golf vs. Troy 3:40 Green River GC

Wednesday, March 13
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Troy V 3:15 Home
F/S & JV 3:15 Troy HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Servite V 3:00 Servite HS
JV 3:00 Home
M JV & V Golf V vs. Orange Luth. 2:30 Black Gold GC
JV vs. Troy 3:00 Fullerton GC

Thursday, March 14
Guys and Dolls Musical – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
JV & V Softball vs. Sonora 3:15 Home
W JV & V Lacrosse V vs. Sage Hill 3:30 Sage Hill HS
JV vs. CDM 5:30 Home
M JV & V Volleyball @ Western 3:15/4:30 Western HS
M V Lacrosse @ Sage Hill 6:00 Sage Hill HS
J JV & V Tennis vs. Valencia V 3:00 Valencia HS
JV 3:00 Home
M F/S Golf vs. Villa Park 2:45 Brea Creek GC

Friday, March 15
Guys and Dolls Musical – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
JV Softball @ Brea Tourney 3:00 Brea Olinda HS
JV & V Swim vs. Villa Park 3:00 Home

Saturday, March 16
Mustang Pride Day – 8:00 – 12:00 - Campus
Guys and Dolls Musical – 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater
JV Softball @ Brea Tourney TBD Brea Olinda HS
F/S & JV Baseball @ Fountain Valley 2:00 Fountain Valley HS

Sunday, March 17
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