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Principal's Weekly Update #133

Congratulations to “EVERYONE” - for a terrific first week! We have 1740 students on campus and I have heard many positive comments from students, parents and staff. Jamie and the counselors are working to balance several “full” classes by the end of this week. Our goal is to have everyone settled into their schedule for Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 18th. Again, THANK YOU!! This is a great school because of “all” you do!

Did you Hear? - Cary Johnson, Director of Secondary Education & Candy Plahy, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services sent the following message to our PYLUSD School Board and Superintendent Dr. Domene: “Yorba Linda has joined an elite group of high schools in Orange County that have cracked an API score of 900. The scores of only 8 other Orange County high schools exceed this mark. The club becomes even more limited when you exclude small specialized schools (Oxford Academy) and magnet schools (Troy, OCSA). This leaves only four comprehensive high
schools that have broken this barrier: Corona del Mar, Northwood, University, and Yorba Linda. And of these four schools, only Yorba Linda and Northwood met growth targets for all their subgroups. Additionally, YLHS had four significant subgroups as opposed to two for Northwood. Congratulations YLHS!

YLHS Staff and Community - have a lot to be VERY proud of –
* 2013 California Distinguished HS Award
* 6-year WASC Accreditation
* 85% pass rate for 20 different Advanced Placement Exam subjects
* 2013 SAT Results – 40-60 points higher than the state average
* “Every Day Counts” best high school attendance award for the 2nd year
* 2 National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists
It is great to be a Mustang!!

Congratulations to Jeff Bailey, his entire coaching staff, and our football players for their victory over El Modena!!

Don’t Forget - Class Meetings this week in Forum
Monday – Seniors (Govt/Econ)
Tuesday – Juniors/Sophomores (World History/US History)
Wednesday – Freshmen (Health/Careers)
These meetings are very important as we set the “expectations” for another successful year!

Thinking of our YLHS PTSA – don’t forget that your membership is greatly appreciated by our #1 parents group. If you have misplace your membership envelope, see Claudia.


Thought for the Week
“Working together, WORKS!” Congratulations AGAIN, YLHS Staff”




Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 9 – September 14, 2013


Monday, September 9
Class Meetings (Seniors – Govt/Econ classes) Forum
W JV Golf Tournament 2:30 Brea Creek GC

Tuesday, September 10
Class Meetings (Junior/Sophomores – US & World History – including AP classes) Forum
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. J. Serra 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home
W V Golf @ Canyon Tournament 3:30 Anaheim Hills GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Troy V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Troy HS

Wednesday, Sepetmber 11
Class Meetings (Freshmen – Health/Careers classes) Forum
W V Golf vs. Troy 4:00 Black Gold GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Orange Lutheran V 3:00 Anaheim Tennis Club
JV 3:00 Home

Thursday, September 12
V Football vs. Brea Olinda 7:00 Shapell Stadium
F/S Football vs. Brea Olinda 3:15 Home
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs Buena Park 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home
W JV & V Golf V- Loara 2:30 Dave Miller GC
JV-Canyon 3:00 Green River GC

Friday, September 13
W V Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tournament TBD Edison HS
W JV & V Tennis vs. Fullerton V 3:00 Fullerton HS
JV 3:00 Home
JV Football @ Brea Olinda 3:15 Brea Olinda HS
F/S (B) Football vs. Brea Olinda 3:15 Home

Saturday, September 14
W V Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tournament TBD Edison HS
W V Tennis @ 1st Serve Tournament TBD Edison HS
Cross Country – all levels @ Rosemead 6:00 Rosemead HS


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