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Principal's Weekly Update #152

Did You Hear? - PTSA Reflections Program – Congratulations to the following students for their entries in the 2013-2014 “Believe, Dream and Inspire” Reflections Program. All entries were judged and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place winner was selected in each category. Mustang winners are:
Film - Bianca Nemtoc
Photography – (1st) Esther Kim (2nd) Deborah You (3rd) Easter Colvin
Music – Nina Sprenger
Literature – (1st) Heather Gammon (2nd) Jodee Sullivan
Visual Arts – (1st) Ellie Yoo (2nd) Vivian Pham (3rd) Geoffrey Gamboa

Each 1st Place winner receid a $50 Visa card. Each 2nd and 3rd Place winner received a $25 Visa card. All of this year’s participants will receive a $10 gift card from the YLHS PTSA. All entries from the PYLUSD were then judged at the Council Level. The Placentia Council Reflections Showcase will take place February 24th at the ESC at 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda from 4 – 7 p.m. All artwork will be on display.

The 1st place winner in each category moved on to the district level and our students, Heather Gammon
(literature) and Bianca Nemtoc (film) moved on the next level. Congratulations to all of our Mustangs!

Congratulations to our Winter Sports Teams -
Women’s Water Polo - will play in the semi-finals on Wednesday, 2/26 against Pasadena Poly @ 6:30 pm.
The game will be played at a neutral site – Santa Ana Valley HS
Women’s Basketball - beat Esperanza on Saturday night and will play in quarterfinals HERE on Wednesday vs. Palos Verdes @ 7:00 pm
Women’s Soccer - will play 2nd round on Wednesday vs. Arroyo Grande @ 3:00 pm at Arroyo Grande
Wrestling - Mustang wrestlers placed third as a team in CIF out of 41 teams. CONGRATS! Four
wrestlers will continue onto Masters competition - Brandon Gee – 6th, Tirstan
Steinman – 3rd, Hunter Priest – 3rd and our CIF Champion – Abe Ochoa.

Congrats to our Men’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball who both competed in CIF and have finished their
competitions for this year!! GREAT JOB MUSTANGS!! Good luck as you continue the competitions!!

Mustang University - sponsored by our counseling Department and PTSA held College 101 Night last Wednesday evening. Over 200 parents and students attended the presentation in our Forum. The focus of the evening was to help freshmen, sophomores and juniors with the basics about applying to college and what they should be focusing on during their high school years. A Big Thank You to Nancy Coulter, Lorri Walls and Peyton Pike for setting up the presentation and answering questions, along with Kristen You, PTSA President, and the PTSA for sponsoring the event. This was one of the 9 Mustang University Nights that Student Services and our PTSA work on to get our parents and students “connected” to planning for the college experience.

YLHS Testing Schedule 2014 - Attached is our plan for administering the CAHSEE (10th), SBACF (9th) EAP Math/Language Arts (11th) and NCLB Science (10th). This does not include the AP exam schedule, which runs May 5 – 15.

A Big Thank You to the Leadership Team and especially Lorri Walls for working on this “moving target” to
minimize class disruptions while meeting the requirements for each exam we must administer.

Thought for the Week
“Logic will get you from A to B Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of February 24 – March 1, 2014

Monday, February 24

Tuesday, February 25

Wednesday, February 26
Women’s CIF Basketball vs. Palos Verdes 7:00 Home
Women’s CIF Soccer vs. Arroyo Grande 3:00 Arroyo Grande HS
Women’s CIF Water Polo vs. Pasadena Poly 6:30 Santa Ana Valley HS

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28

Saturday, March 1
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