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Principal's Weekly Update #166

Did You Hear? - Newsweek announces “2014 – America’s Top Schools”. Newsweek’s 2014 rankings
highlights schools that do the absolute best job of preparing students for college. Yorba Linda High School was 191 in the top 500 high schools from across the nation. Newsweek’s college readiness score is based on
the following six indicators:
Enrollment Rate – 25%
Graduation Rate – 20%
Weighted AP/IB composite – 17.5%
Weighted SAT/ACT composite – 17.5%
Holding Power (change in student enrollment between 9th and 12th grades; this measure is intended to control for student attrition) – 10%
Counselor-to-Student Ratio – 10%
You can see the complete list of top 500 schools at Newsweek – America’s Top Schools 2014.
Congratulations and great job YLHS students and staff!!

More Good News – and a “Pat on the Back” - for teachers and counselors. The latest stats from the CA Dept. of Education confirm that YLHS continues to soar! Grad Rate of 98.4% - three percentage points higher than any other school in the district and five percentage points high than the state average. A-G Completion Rate of 69.1% - twenty-two percentage points above any other school in the district and twenty-one percentage points above the state average.

A Great Way to Start our Year is Back-to-School Night – Wednesday, September 17th - We will have 900 – 1,000 parents visit us on Wednesday evening to see and hear about their child’s classes.  A big thank you to Jamie, Terry, Greg, Shea, our custodians, ASB, student leadership and campus supervision for planning and preparing for our evening event. A Real Team Effort!! Have a great evening and don’t forget parking will be at a premium. Come Early!

ASB/Booster Club President & Treasurer’s Meeting - is set for Monday, September 15th @ 7:00 p.m. in the forum theater. Please remind your booster club board members to attend this very important meeting. Our PYLUSD Business Services will be presenting the “do’s and don’ts” to help booster clubs in supporting all of our programs at YLHS.

PTSA Meeting – Monday, September 15th @ 6:00 p.m. – instead of the regular schedule of 7:00 due to the Booster Club President meeting. Kristin You and her 38 member team will be discussing all the activities planned this year to support YLHS and Wednesday evening’s PTSA General Association Meeting in the gym during our Back to School Night. Don’t forget to join our terrific PTSA!

YLHS Play - “The Complete History of America – Abridged” - is coming to our forum theater September 24th, 25th, 26th, & 27th – 600 years in 6000 seconds! It will be a good giggle!!

Welcome Back Dance – is Saturday, September 20th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in our quad. Looks like we will have a nice “warm” evening for music and fun!

Thought for the Week
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”



Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 15 – September 20, 2014

Monday, September 15
Booster Club President & Treasurer’s Meeting 7:00 p.m. Forum Theater
W JV & V Tennis vs. Oxford Academy V 3:15 Oxford Academy HS
JV 3:15 Home

Tuesday, September 16
W JV & V Golf vs. El Modena V 3:00 Riverview GC
JV 3:30 Riverview GC
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo @ Oceanview 3:00/5:00/4:00 Oceanview HS

Wednesday, September 17
Back to School Night 5:30 p.m. (See schedule) Campus
W V Golf vs. Troy 3:00 Black Gold GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Calvary Chapel V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 OCC

Thursday, September 18
F/S & JV Football vs. Fullerton F/S 3:15 Fullerton HS
JV 3:15 Home
W JV & V Golf vs. El Dorado V 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV 2:30 Green River GC

Friday, September 19
V Football @ Fullerton 7:00 p.m. Fullerton HS
W F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ Marina 3:15/4:30/5:30 Marina HS
F/S, JV & V Cross Country vs. Woodbridge 5:00 OC Park, Irvine

Saturday, September 20
W V Cross Country vs. Woodbridge 9:30 OC Park, Irvine
W F/S Volleyball @ Edison Tournament TBD Edison HS




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