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Principal's Weekly Update #163

YLHS Yearbook - was just notified over the weekend that our 2014 “Break on Through” yearbook was just recognized by “National Yearbook Program of Excellence” for yearbooks – the only one in Orange County. This is the second time the YLHS Yearbook Class has earned this award. Terrific Job, Sarah Shay – Advisor and class members!!
Daniel Tuerffs (Editor-in-Chief)
Jake Anderson
Maddy Anderson
Johanna Arevalo
Alexis Atkins
Jordan Barnes
Shannon Cahill
Kayla Coates
Mickey Coates
Colleen Cooke
Sam Eggenburg
Andrew Kessler
Veronica Kleveter
Mike Otley
Alissa Schwartz
Jodee Sullivan
Megan Smith
Dylan Williams
Mikayla Zatezalo
“Break on Through” starts with pictures from summer 2013 and goes all the way through our spring activities 2014. Great Job!!! Distribution started last Friday at the MORP dance and will continue this Wednesday for Seniors & Thursday and Friday for all classes. They will be handed out before school, break and lunch outside the attendance windows near the band/choir rooms.

Did You Hear?
- Our very own Yorba Linda High School PTSA, under the leadership of President, Kristen You, won the “Fourth District PTA’s Award for Outstanding Secondary Unit”. This award is presented to the top secondary school PTSA, representing all of Orange county and part of LA. Congratulations, Kristen, and all of your cabinet members!

MORP 2014
– last Friday night was a big success with over 700 students attending and the beginning of yearbook distribution for this year. A Big Thank You to Shea Runge and ASB for organizing this dance and Sarah Shay and her staff for handing out the yearbooks!! Thank you to the following helpers:
Lloyd Walls
Sarah Walls
Scott Mazurier
Noah Balik
Bill Ray
Gabby Stephenson
Lydia Oaxaca
Precious Germaine
Jackie Roberts
Tracy Roberts
Theresa Maeder
Desi St. Amant
Peyton Pike
Nancy Coulter
Jamie Jauch
Colleen Hayashi
Gina Stine
Monique Pillar
Ms. Bauerle
Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. Sheker
Mrs. Aguilera and her sister

Welcome 3 New Members to our Leadership Team - Two new Department Chairs for the 2014-15 school year – Sharon Farrell – will take over the Science Department Chair duties as Marc Hill moves to retirement and traveling in his new trailer.
Simone Mueller – has stepped up to take over the World Language Department with five different languages being taught at YLHS. We wish Dan Dupont all the best as he moved back to El Dorado to take on the responsibilities of Assistant Principal.
WASC Self-Study Report – Scott Mazurier - will be take over the responsibilities of this very important aspect of YLHS and our Accreditation process for the state. Dan and Scott have already started on the transition and what we need to be looking at next year as we prepare for a one day visit in 2015-16. Thank You, Dan Dupont, for your guidance, follow through and “nagging” during our first five years and our 1st full WASC Report in 2013. We had a terrific visit from the eight member WASC team because you prepared us with all the necessary tools. Again, thank you, Dan, and thank you,
Scott, for taking on the self-study of everything we do at YLHS!

Seniors’ Last Week - This is Seniors last week in classes. The Counseling Department will be monitoring last minute credit checks and community service hours to make sure all of our seniors have met the PYLUSD graduation requirements. If you have any seniors you are concerned about, let the counselors or Mrs. Jauch know ASAP!

Caps & Gowns - will be handed out this Friday starting at 2:00 p.m. in the quad.

Thought for the Week - “Young people need models, not critics.” John Wooden

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