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Principal's Weekly Update #134

YLHS has 2 National Merit Semifinalists! - Congrats to Eric Chiang and Paige Gulley!!!
In California, high school juniors must score at least 220 out of 240 on the Preliminary SAT exams to become semifinalists. Statewide, 2,028 students were named semifinalists this year. Nationwide, about a million high school juniors took the PSAT exam, with 16,000 of those becoming semifinalists for scholarships. Ninety percent of the semifinalists are expected to become finalists in February and about half will be awarded National Merit Scholarships worth $35 million when the final announcements are made in April – July.

Congratulations “again” to Jeff Bailey, Asst. Coaches and the YLHS Football team – for their victories over El Dorado two weeks ago and Brea HS last Thursday night. Great start to our 2013 season! YLHS plays Esperanza this Friday, September 20th. We will be the “visitors” at this game. Esperanza is home team. All of our staff is invited to attend the game and support the team!! Good luck to Jeff and his team on Friday night!!

Back to School 2013-2014 - Wednesday evening, September 18th, will be our annual Back to School Night. Starting at 5:30 p.m., we will have club advisors and booster organizations in the center quad to talk with parents about their programs. At 6:00 p.m. all parents are asked to go to the gym for a PTSA meeting and meet the YLHS Administrative Team. Parents will report to classes starting at 6:30 for 12 minute presentations in each subject area. A handout with class expectations and a curriculum map will help parents focus on your presentations. Using your classroom technology and interactive whiteboard will demonstrate to our community the daily lessons their students will see and how we connect them to the learning process.

A Big Thank You to Joey, Terry, Shea and Claudia for planning this important evening. Have a great evening and don’t forget parking will be a premium. Come Early!!

Booster Club Presidents and Treasurers Meeting - is set for Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Please remind your booster club board members to attend this very important meeting. Thanks!

PTSA - Don’t forget to join our “GREAT” PTSA. They do a lot of “GREAT” things for us!!

YLHS Theater Presents - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on September 19th and 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the forum. Come out and see our talented students in action!!

Thought for the Week
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought with accepting it.” Aristotle

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 16 – September 21, 2013

Monday, September 16

Tuesday, September 17
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. Oceanview 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home
W JV &V Golf V vs. Kennedy 2:20 Lakewood GC
JV vs. Troy 3:00 Green River GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Western V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Western HS

Wednesday, Sepetmber 18
Back to School Night – Per. 1 Starts @ 6:30 p.m.
W JV & V Tennis vs. Calvary Chapel V 3:00 OCC
JV 3:00 Home

Thursday, September 19
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 7:00 Forum
F/S & JV Football vs. EHS F/S 3:15 Esperanza HS
JV 3:15 Home
W V Golf vs. Troy 3:30 Hacienda GC

Friday, September 20
V Football @ Esperanza 7:00 Shapell Stadium
M JV & V Water Polo vs. Esperanza 3:00/4:00 Home
F/S, JV & V Cross Country @ Woodbridge Classic 5:00 Estancia HS

Saturday, September 21
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 7:00 Forum
W Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tourney TBA Edison HS

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