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Principal's Weekly Update #188

Congratulations to our 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorians – Yorba Linda High School’s selection process focuses on the “Most Outstanding Scholars in the Graduation Class”. Using a grade point average, number of honors level courses completed and dedication to extend the educational experience beyond the normal six-period day these seniors have risen to the top of the 431 seniors at YLHS.
Valedictorian - Miya Sheker
Salutatorians - Thalia Hull
Thomas Kim
Samantha Kuo
Kayla Reger
Great Job Mustangs!!!

Gold Ribbon Award Visitation
– Wednesday – March 25th - a five member team will be on campus to visit classrooms and talk to staff, students and community about our schoolwide “Step-Up-To-Writing program. Key focus areas include:

• Step-Up-To-Writing across the curriculum
• Performance task options
• Collaborate courses
Everyone is invited to a meet and greet on Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the library. Our Culinary Arts Program will provide breakfast items along with coffee and juice. Stop by and say “hello” to the five member team before they start their day visiting classes.

Did You Hear?
- Mustang Pride Day was a huge success with over 160 students cleaning main campus and another 70 track and field students working with Mr. Gomez at the stadium. A Big Thank Y Ou to our PTSA – Janis Heckel and Mary Ann Robertson, along with our PTSA Student Leadership group for organizing our 2015 Mustang Pride Day!! Thank you to everyone that participated!

Don’t Forget

1) YLHS Renaissance Rally is Friday, March 27th. ASB will be recognizing over 200 students – getting connected – through academics, co-curricular programs, fine and performing arts and community service.

2) 2015 8
th Grade Parent Round-Up is Wednesday, March 25th
• 6:00 – 6:45 will be booster club presentations in the quad
• 6:45 – 7:00 is a general meeting in the gym
• 7:00 – 8:00 parents will meet with counselors and students will have Link Crew activities in the gym

3) Good Luck to Abe Ochoa - as he competes in the National Wrestling Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia March 27 & 29th and Coach Forty!! Go Mustangs!!

4) YLHS Sinfonia Orchestra performs Thursday, March 26
th at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Congratulations YLHS Orchestra and Director, Phil Mortensen.


Thought for the Week
“Hold on – only two weeks to spring break!!”



Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of March 23 – March 28, 2015


Monday, March 23

PLC – Department Time 7:30
W JV & V Lacrosse V vs. Rosary 3:30 Home
JV vs. Los Al 5:00 Home
W JV & V Softball @ Kennedy 3:15 Kennedy HS
M JV & V Lacrosse @ Great Oak 3:30 Great Oak HS


Tuesday, March 24

Swim (all levels) @ El Dorado 3:00 El Dorado HS
JV & V Volleyball vs. Brea 4:30/6:00 Brea Olinda HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. El Modena V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 El Modena HS
M JV & V Golf vs. Esperanza V 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV 3:00 Green River GC


Wednesday, March 25

Gold Ribbon Award Visitation
8th Grade Parent Roundy-Up Night – 6:00 – Campus
W JV & V Lacrosse @ Murrieta Valley 5:30/7:00 Murietta Valley HS
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Foothill V 3:00 Home
F/S & JV 3:00 Foothill HS
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Edison 4:00/6:00 Home
M JV Golf vs Villa Park 3:30 Green River GC


Thursday, March 26

“Bells Are Ringing” Musical – Forum – 7:00 p.m.
YLHS Sinfonia Orchestra performs at Segerstrom Hall
F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ Foothill 3:15/4:30/6:00 Foothill HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Brea V 3:00 Brea Olinda HS
JV 3:00 Home
M JV & V Golf vs. Villa Park V 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV 3:00 Green River GC
Track (all levels) vs. Villa Park 3:00 Home


Friday, March 27

Renaissance Rally – Double Assembly Schedule
“Bells Are Ringing” Musical – Forum – 7:00 p.m.
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Foothill V 3:00 Foothill HS
F/S & JV 3:00 Home
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Esperanza 4:00/6:00 Home


Saturday, March 28

“Bells Are Ringing” Musical – Forum – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
M V Tennis k@ First Serve Tournament TBD Edison HS

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