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Principal's Weekly Update #189

Congratulations Yorba Linda Staff on a Terrific Week!

1st ) A Big Thank You to Jamie Jauch, Stacy Shube, Sarah Shay and Scott Mazurier for all their time and energy to prepare for our Gold Ribbon Award team visit. The Orange County Department of Ed team truly enjoyed every minute of their visit, meeting with our staff, students, parents and visiting classes. The team was very impressed with all the student work from each department in the evidence room. The team will forward their recommendation that Yorba Linda High School receive the award for our signature practice of Step-Up-To-Writing and collaborative model. All four members of the visiting team stated, “This is a special place.” Thank you everyone for your dedication and TEAM work! It is very true “working together WORKS!”

nd ) 8th Grade Parent Round-up Night 2015 was a huge success, starting with our programs and Booster Club Fair in the quad, to counselor presentations in the forum, library and band room. Over 700 students and parents attended their 1st official “Mustang” event for the class of 2019. A Big Thank You to Greg Kemp, Shea Runge, Lorri Walls, Nancy Coulter, Peyton Pike, Lisa Tully, Jeff Platt, office staff, custodians and all of our staff members who took the time to meet with parents and talk about electives offered at YLHS. It is a very exciting and energetic evening event. We are looking forward to another great class at YLHS.

YLHS Theatre presented “Bells Are Ringing”
– a Musical Comedy – Great job and congratulations Cathy Petz, teacher and director and your cast for a terrific musical! I especially liked the “subway car” screen! 

Renaissance Rally 2015 Recognized – over 100 students for excellence in academics, athletics, cheer and 
song, community service, fine arts, Sky Rocket award, top students in each class and the 2015 salutatorians and valedictorian. Congratulations too all of our Mustangs and a Big Thank You to ASB, Shea Runge and Brent Hendry for planning this springtime rally. Great program!!

Congratulations to our PTSA Honorary Service Award Winners for 2014-15
- Lisa Tully, Jamie Jauch, Shea Runge, Kino Oaxaca, Suzie Beatificato (parent), and Chick-fil-A (business partner). The students selected “Teacher of the Year” – Mike Moore. Mr. Moore is a founding member of the Yorba Linda High School staff in 2009, Social Science Department Chair, Women’s Basketball coach and the “go to guy” when you need “we can do that” support for any new ideas or programs. His first thought has always been, “what is best for the students”. Congratulations, Mr. Moore and all of our winners!!

Did You Hear?
- Mustang Instrumental Music, Band & Orchestra earned unanimous Superior ratings at Festival. Jazz II earned a 1st place @ the Irvine Jazz Festival and Jazz I had the most outstanding rhythm section. Next stop – Reno Jazz Festival – April 23 - 26. Good luck Mustangs!!

Senior Class Presentations – March 30 – 31
- Shea and I will be meeting with all senior to start planning graduation 2015. We will be reminding seniors about grades, community service hours, graduation activities starting on June 9th, 10th and Graduation on June 11th. A Big Thank You to Rey Lejano, Lloyd Walls, Mark Honig and Noelle Toxqui for helping us schedule these meetings.

YLHS “Olympics” 2015
- will commence with the opening ceremony and the first event on Tuesday, March 31st. YLHS staff will compete against class representatives in the “rapid-fire/wet ball relay”. Good luck to all of our teams in this yearly Mustang event. A Big Thank You to Rey Lejano for organizing the nine events over the next two months. Let’s hope the “staff” team comes away with the gold medal this year. Great Mustang Spirit!!

Thought for the Week
“This is a SPECIAL place!”

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of March 30 – April 4, 2015

Monday, March 30
PLC – Individual Time or Training in Dan Eliot’s room 337 7:30
M V. Golf vs. Brea 3:00 Westridge GC

Tuesday, March 31
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Brea V 3:15 Brea Olinda HS
F/S & JV 3:15 Home
M JV & V Lacrosse @ El Dorado 6:00/7:30 El Dorado HS
M JV, JV2 and V Golf V 2:00 Black Gold GC
JV 3:00 Green River GC
JV2 TBA Fullerton GC
W JV & V Lacrosse@ Newport Harbor 4:45/6:30 Newport Harbor HS
W JV & V Softball V vs. Rosary 3:15 Home
JV vs. Orange Luth. 3:15 Home

Wednesday, April 1
W V Lacrosse vs. Rosary 3:30 Rosary HS
Swim (all levels) @ Pacifica 3:00 Pacifica HS
M JV2 and V Golf V vs. Foothill 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV2 vs. Troy 2:45 Brea Creek GC

Thursday, April 2
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Brea V 3:15 Home
F/S & JV 3:15 Brea Olinda HS
M V Tennis vs. Fairmont Prep 3:00 La Habra Tennis Center
M JV & JV2 Golf JV vs. Orange Luth. 2:45 Brea Creek GC
JV2 vs. Foothill 3:00 Green River GC
W JV & V Lacrosse vs. Valenc9ia 7:00/5:30 Home
W JV & V Softball @ Fountain Valley 3:15 Fountain Valley HS

Friday, April 3
M JV & V Lacrosse @ Huntington Beach 4:00/6:00 Huntington Beach HS

Saturday, April 4

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