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Principal's Weekly Update #146

Congratulations - again – to Joey Davis - for his promotion to Director of Assessment and Accountability for the PYLUSD. Joey has been a cornerstone for YLHS in technology, 500 building modernization, WASC Report, Distinguished School Award and making sure the YLHS staff has all the instructional materials they need as we transition to Common Core and new smarter balance assessment. A BIG THANK YOU, JOEY, AND GOOD LUCK IN YOUR NEW POSITION. I am sure we will be seeing you as you help everyone in the PYLUSD prepare for new state assessments.

With this change, Lorri Walls will help us during the transition by stepping into the AP Curriculum position for the rest of the school year. Lorri will be helping with textbooks, curriculum, testing, supervision, and “other duties as assigned”.

Kim Houg, former high school counselor at Esperanza, will step into Lorri’s position for the 2nd semester. Kim has the experience and expertise to cover all of the counseling responsibilities for our students. “Welcome Kim!”

Did You Hear? - YLHS Vocal Concert was a great evening. There were so many requests for tickets that Carol Gilfoy, Vocal Music Director, had to add a second show last Wednesday evening. Congratulations on terrific performances of holiday music by our YLHS students and choir groups from YLMS. “Happy Holidays”

Come Enjoy! – YLHS Band and Orchestra Holiday Concert - Our instrumental programs, band and
orchestra, under the Direction of Bincins Garcia and Phil Mortensen, will perform this Thursday, October 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in the YLHS gym. Great holiday music to put you in the spirit of the season and celebrate the end to the 2013 year! Admission is FREE.

Holiday Potluck – Wednesday – December 18th - Don’t forget! Holiday Potluck in the library on
Wednesday! Great food and conversation as we head into the holiday break!! (See flyer for what to bring!)

Thought for the Week
TO YLHS Staff - I hope this holiday season brings you that “special gift” –
a memory you will cherish forever. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Dave

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

Monday, December 16
W V Soccer @ Tesoro 5:00 Tesoro HS
W F/S Soccer vs. Woodbridge 3:15 Home
M V Basketball @ Canyon 7:30 Canyon HS
M F/S Basketball vs. Gahr 4:15 La Mirada HS

Tuesday, December 17
M V Basketball – TBD TBD Canyon HS
M JV Basketball vs. Kennedy 3:15 Santa Ana HS
M F/S (Res) Basketball vs. Sherman Indian 4:30 Sherman Indian HS
W JV & V Basketball @ Esperanza 5:30/7:00 Esperanza HS
W JV & V Water Polo vs. Trabuco Hills 3:15/4:30 Home

Wednesday, December 18
Staff Holiday Potluck Luncheon – Library
M F/S basketball vs. Corona Del Mar 4:15 La Mirada HS
M JV Basketball vs. Servite 7:15 Santa Ana HS
M F/S, JV & V Soccer @ Northwood 3:00 (all games) Northwood HS
F/S, JV & V Wrestling vs. Mater Dei 5:30/5:30/7:00 Home

Thursday, December 19
YLHS Band & Orchestra Holiday Concert 7:00 Gym
W F/S & JV Soccer @ El Toro 3:15 El Toro HS

Friday, December 20
W F/S, JV & V Soccer vs. San Juan Hills 3:15/3:15/5:30 Home
W JV & V Water Polo @ Cerritos 4:00/3:00 Cerritos HS
V Wrestling @ Las Vegas Classic TBA Las Vegas

Saturday, December 21
V Wrestling @ Las Vegas Classic TBA Las Vegas
F/S Wrestling @ Fullerton 9:00 Fullerton HS
W F/S & JV Soccer @ Charger Tournament TBA Edison HS
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