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Principal's Weekly Update #167

A Big Thank You - for a terrific 2014-15 Back to School Night last Wednesday! We had 948 parents on campus for your presentations. As I walked around, I saw many classes with every seat filled and some with standing room only. Comments from the parents, along with many, many thanks you’s included:
Wonderful-caring staff
Great information
Very enthusiastic teachers
Love, love, love this night
From a new parent to YLHS – “Outstanding! I’m very impressed with the organization, especially all the students so easy to identify with their red balloons. They were all so friendly and helpful. I have been to “Back to School Nights” at other schools and this was by far the best and most organized – beautiful campus.” A Big Thank You to all of our staff, especially Jamie, Shea, Terry and Claudia for all their planning. Thank you to Fred and his crew for making our campus look great and ASB/Link Crew and all our student helpers to guide parents to classrooms. Thank you to Kristen You, Regina Bernabe and the PTSA for providing refreshments.  Last but not least – thank you to Kino, Billy and Chris for watching over the campus on this very warm evening!

Did You Hear? - Hats off to the YLHS Science Department for the great scores on last spring’s 10th grade CST results. 85% of our students (438) taking the CST test in science scored at Proficient or Advanced, the highest in our district. Districtwide – 71% of the 10th graders taking the test scored Proficient or Advanced. Results for all of the PYLUSD schools taking this exam can be found on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Annual Report for 2013-14. Great Job – Science Department!

Fall Season for Sports - Good luck as our teams prepare for our new Century Conference games:
Football: Jeff Bailey – Head Coach; Assistant Coaches Jesse Gomez, Jon Aed, Bill Ray, Pat Wren, John Baughman, Colin Domene, Tim Brogden, Matt Brown, Rich Burrell, Steve DiTolla, John Domen, Ron Douglas, Marty Dunn, Sal Flores, Steve Kassner, Rick Lewis, John Lumby, Kevin O’Connell, 
W Volleyball: Jaclyn Chavez – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Sara Duncan, Kaylee Hagay, Daniel Hart, Lily Lopez, Nikki Morgan, Jordan Way
W Tennis: Rey Lejano – Head Coach and Assistant Coach Kevin Shanahan
W Golf: Dennis Riggs – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Tom Richardson & Rich Toro
Cross Country: Dave Miller – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Rebecca Cadler, Ben Kisner, Robbie Santana
M Water Polo: Shardad Djahangiry – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Collin Gladys, Kim Latschaw
YLHS Cheer & Song - have been performing at our football games and preparing for their 2014-15
competitions! Thank you, Stacy Shube!

YLHS Band and Color Guard – The field show music looks and sounds terrific during our half time shows at our home games. They are also preparing for a busy season of parades and field shows across Southern California. Good luck to all of our performers. - Thank you, Bincins Garcia!

YLHS Choir – is performing the National Anthem at our home football games while they prepare for the fall/winter concerts. Thank you, Carol Gilfoy!

Don’t Forget -
The YLHS library is open before and after school for tutoring and student access to instructional
YLHS PTSA Membership is growing. Show your appreciation for everything they do for us by joining
the 2014-15 YLHS PTSA. It’s only $15 for the year – a great “investment”!
PLC Monday – September 22nd is a department day
YLHS Theater presents “The Complete History of America – Abridged” in the Forum this Wednesday –

Thought for the Week
“Autumn Begins! Hope it cools off!”

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 22 – September 27, 2014

Monday, September 22
W JV & V Golf vs. Villa Park V 2:30 Green River GC
JV 3:00 Green River GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Rosary V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Fullerton JC

Tuesday, September 23
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo @ Villa Park 3:00/5:00/4:00 Villa Park HS
W JV Golf vs. El Modena 2:30 Green River GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Villa Park V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Villa Park HS

Wednesday, September 24
The Complete History of America –Abridged 7:00 Forum Theater

Thursday, September 25
The Complete History of America –Abridged 7:00 Forum Theater
F/S & JV Football vs. El Dorado F/S 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 El Dorado HS
W F/S, JV & V Volleyball vs. Woodbridge 3:15/4:30/5:30 Home
W JV & V Golf vs. Esperanza V 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV 2:30 Green River GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Foothill V 3:15 Foothill HS
JV 3:15 Home

Friday, September 26
The Complete History of America –Abridged 4:00 Forum Theater
V Football vs. El Dorado 7:00 Home
F/S Football (B game) @ El Dorado 3:15 El Dorado HS
M V Water Polo @ San Gabriel Tourney TBD TBD

Saturday, September 27
The Complete History of America –Abridged 7:00 Forum Theater
M V Water Polo @ San Gabriel Tourney TBD TBD
Cross Country @ Super Class Tourney 8:30 Bonnelli Park
JV Volleyball @ Edison Tourney TBD TBD

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