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Principal's Weekly Update #187

A Big Thank You – to our Math Department for our pizza luncheon on Thursday and our annual 3.14 – Pi Day. Great food for staff and 1750 students enjoyed the celebration of “Pi” Day!

CAHSEE – California High School Exit Exam – Tuesday 3/17 & Wednesday 3/18 - in the gym. We will be administering the exam to 400 sophomores over a four hour period each morning. A Big Thank You to Greg Kemp and Kathy Rodieck for all the planning and preparation, along with staff and PTSA in helping with check-in and monitoring the exam. We look forward to every one of our sophomores passing this exam.

YLHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on March 5th recognized 63 students as new members for the 2014-15 school years. The following students earned their membership with scholarship, leadership, service and character: Ashley Abel, Nicole Espinoza, Joann Fu, David Garfunkel, Riley Mahan, Kyla Qumsieh, Grace Suh, Ashley Yen, Stephanie Zhang, Ariana Zormier, Anna Abel, Melanie Angcaco, Brooke Asciak, Jack Benson, Ryan Birchfield, Caroline Birchfield, Angela Chuang, Kiannah Dole, Luke Edwards, Shelby Emami, Brooke Gagnon, Annasimeon Hanna, Jonathan Hood, Caitlin Hui, Carly Jenican, Joseph Jovanelly, Ashray Kapuria, Catherine Keiu, Min Kim, Michelle Le, Ashley Lee, Brian Lee, Cherise Lewis, Maria Paula Loc Rios, Jake Macedo, Corey McGinnis, Chris Mehdizadeh, Megan Milne, Bradley Mont Kulsoom, Naqvi, Kaylee Ngyuen, Caitlyn Ortiz, Nirali Patel, Ravi Patel, Nikhil Patolia, Vanessa Pham, James Qian, Lily Rajaee, Bridgette Roberts, Jessica Sardinia, Rachel Seo, Julianna Thrasher, Joseph Toubbeh, Anh-Thu Tran, Sidney Tran, Koorous Varha, Baylee Weston, Tianna White, Georgia Wood, Bret Worrell, Chi Won (Ryan) Yang, Jae-Hee Yoo, Jasmine Yu

A Big Thank You to Carmen Nicholson, faculty advisor and NHS President, Melissa Hoo, for a great evening presentation!

Congratulations from Superintendent Dr. Doug Domene to Kelly Nguyen, 9th grader, for her 2nd place finish out of 7,000 entries in the Chapman College 16th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. A Big Thank You to Sarah Shay and Kevin Shanahan for encouraging our students to participate in this event.

Performing Arts –
Orange County Recognition to our Mustang – Fernando Cardenas - who has been selected by the OC Register as one of the Top 10 Theater Artists of the Year. The OC Register has scheduled a photo shoot and interview this next week. Congratulations Fernando and teacher and advisor, Cathy Petz!

YLHS “Sinfonia” Orchestra has been invited - to perform at the Philharmonic Invitational High School Orchestra Festival at Segerstrom Hall. YLHS, under the direction of Phil Mortensen, and Esperanza’s orchestra will be performing at 4:20 on March 26th. Tickets are $15.00. See the attached Press Release with all the details! Congratulations to Phil Mortensen and our Mustang Sinfonia Orchestra!

Mustang Jazz Band and Color Guard - under the direction of Bincins Garcia, are competing in a variety of events. Congratulations to YLHS Guard for their 2nd place finish at the Arcadia Festival. Also, congrats to YLHS Jazz I who out-performed all three PYLUSD high schools at the Western State Jazz Festival at Upland High School. They will compete this weekend at the Esperanza Jazz Festival. Great job!!

Fine Arts -
Sidney Ortiz – AP Ceramics Student – won a Gold Key and Silver Key Award from the statewide Scholastic Art Awards competition. Thousands of entries are submitted and Sydney had three of her pieces receive recognitions. Congratulations Sydney and teacher, Brent Hendry!

The City of Anaheim & Disneyland hosted The Trash Art Expo - at the Museo last weekend. YLHS has four participants from Kelly Fritz’ classes. Congratulations to Brandon Bollinger , who took 2nd place in the 9- 12 division, along with Liz Tipping, who won honorable mention. All four entries have been on display all week at the Museum.

YLHS Winter Sports – All League Selections - Congratulations to all our Mustangs!
Women’s Soccer – All League North Hills
Defensive Player of the Year – Devon Morones
Offensive Player of the Year – Jacqueline Dunlap
1st Team All League – Dana Jacobs, Halle Walls, Taylor Asciak, Allie Jara
2nd Team All League – Kira Weaver, Brie Evans, Georgia Lodge
Honorable Mention – Allie Kolb, Caitlin Dolan

Men’s Soccer – All League North Hills
Garrett Robb, Faraaz Uddin, Cameron Rehmani, Andrew Dinks

Women’s Water Polo All League Crestview
Amy Castellano, Brittany Amaya, Megan Siemsen

German Exchange Students - will arrive March 24th. We will have ten visitors that will be staying with host families and shadowing our German Language students to their classes. This is a terrific experience for the exchange students and our host students to share cultures and make new friends. A Big Thank You to staff and especially Sissi Mueller for this once in a lifetime experience.


Thought for the Week
“LOTS of good things happening! Go Mustangs!!”




Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of March 16 – March 21, 2015

Monday, March 16
PLC – Focus Groups 7:30
W JV & V Softball vs. Sonora 3:15 Home
M JV & V Golf V vs. Orange Lu. 2:30 Black Gold GC
JV vs. Brea 3:00 Westridge GC

Tuesday, March 17
CAHSEE EXAM - GYM
W V Lacrosse @ Sage Hill 3:15 Sage Hill HS
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Villa Park V 3:00 Villa Park HS
F/S & JV 3:00 Home
F/S, JV & V Volleyball vs. Bosco 3:15/4:30/5:30 Bosco HS
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Dana Hills 4:00/6:00 Home
M JV & V Golf vs. Canyon V 3:00 Anaheim Hills GC
JV 3:00 Green River GC
M JV & V Tennis vs. Esperanza V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Esperanza

Wednesday, March 18
CAHSEE EXAM - GYM
W JV & V Lacrosse vs. El Dorado 5:30/7:00 Home
JV & V Swim vs. El Modena 3:00 Home
M JV & V Tennis vs. Cypress V 3:00 Cypress HS
JV 3:00 Home
M JV & V Golf vs. El Modena 3:00 Riverview GC (both teams)
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Thursday, March 19
W JV & V Softball @ La Habra 3:15 La Habra HS
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Villa Park V 3:00 Home
F/S & JV 3:00 Villa Park HS
F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ Canyon 3:15/4:30/5:30 Canyon HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. El Dorado V 3:00 El Dorado HS
JV 3:00 Home
M F/S, JV & V Golf V vs. Foothill 3:00 Tustin Ranch GC
JV vs. Orange Lu 3:00 Green River GC
F/S vs. Villa Park 3:00 Brea Creek GC
Track @ El Modena 3:00 El Modena HS

Friday, March 20
M JV & V Lacrosse V vs. Tustin 6:00 Home
JV vs. Foothill 4:00 Home

Saturday, March 21
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