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Principal's Weekly Update #190

Dr. Domene to Visit – Wednesday, April 22nd @ 8:00 a.m. – Dr. Domene will be visiting campus and stopping by classrooms. He will try to visit every classroom! He also hosts a “cookie” break in our teacher’s lounge – so stop by at break and say “hi”!

This Week We Have Lots of GOOD News to Report – YLHS Gold Ribbon Award application and Exemplary Arts Education application have been validated by the visiting teams from the Orange County Department of Education and the California Department of Education. Both of our applications received very positive evaluations and we look forward to the committees’ recommendations for YLHS to receive the award from Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The announcement for both awards is scheduled for mid-May.

3 Top Seniors for YLHS were honored at last Tuesday’s PYLUSD School Board Meeting. Congratulations to Miya Sheker, Thomas Kim and Roshni Patel. All three of our honorees have outstanding GPA’s, involvement in athletics, performing arts, academic competitions and hundreds of community service hours. They are terrific “Mustangs”!!

PYLUSD School Board also honored the following Mustangs:
• Yorba Linda High School wrestling senior heavyweight, Abe Ochoa, who was named to the OC Register’s All-Orange County wrestling team for 14-15. Ochoa won 5 titles, including the 8-school Century Conference, CIF and Masters. At state, he finished 6th. He also went on to complete in the HS National Wrestling Tournament – Congrats to Abe and Coach Fortenbaugh!
• Yorba Linda’s Orange County Academic Decathlon members Andrew Lee and Miya Sheker with Coach Gabby Stephenson – Congrats Mustangs!
• College Board National Hispanic Recognition program to Mustangs: Nathan Repasky, Nicholas St. Croix and Samantha Serna.
• YLHS National Merit Finalists: Kevin Chiang, Yusuf Khan and Sanam Mehta. They are the top ½ of 1% of seniors taking the PSAT during their junior year.

YLHS German Nation Honor Society Ceremony - recognized the following students for their outstanding performance and academic excellence in their German Language classes. Congrats to:
George Abdullah
Eric Banavong
Leah Basehart
Diana Bradburn
Amber Brine
Brandon Burns
Connor Canzone
Christian Canzone
Sophia Cully
Josh Darnbrough
Kyle Drees
Dmitri Dyer
Alexis Evans
Madison Gadbaw
David Garfunkel
Mackenzie Geer
Abigal Hensler
Eric Hezmalhalch
Danielle Hillman
Mileah Hugins
Conner Huitt
Amanda Jacob
Katlynn Kossick
Cassandra Laubach
Shannon Marquiss
Emily Munn
Rebecca Ornelas
Lauren Parry
Taylor Perron
Tess Prebe
Nicole Ray
Gillian Rivera
Garrett Robb
Spencer Saylors
Nathan Schoenke
Robert Sheffield
Jimmy Sotelo
Danielle Stanciikas
Kyra Steven
Tristan Stretch
Jonathan Suchan
Jack Thurston
Jake Timmins
Halle Walls
Ryan Walt

PTSA Academic Mustang Achievement Awards Ceremony - Monday, April 27th @ 6:30 p.m. at Yorba Linda Friends Church auditorium. The PTSA will recognize over 250 seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen for their academic excellence. The guest speaker at the awards program is our very own Rey Lejano. Mark your calendar and we hope to see you there!!


Thought for the Week
“Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.” Arthur Ashe



Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of April 20 – April 25, 2015

Monday, April 20
PLC – Department Time
Leadership Team Meeting 3:00 Library
M JV & V Lacrosse V vs. Tustin 4:00 Tustin HS
JV vs. Foothill 4:00 Foothill HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. El Modena V 3:00 El Modena HS
JV 3:00 Home

Tuesday, April 21
M JV & V Volleyball @ Villa Park 4:15/5:30 Villa Park HS
M V Lacrosse @ Villa Park 3:15 Villa Park HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. Foothill V 3:00 Foothill HS
JV 3:00 Home
JV & V Softball vs. El Modena 3:15 Home

Wednesday, April 22
Dr. Domene Visit 8:00 Campus
Science, PE & Career Plan/Health Luncheon 12:11 Teachers’ Lounge
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Canyon V 3:15 Home
F/S & JV 3:15 Canyon HS
Swim @ Foothill 3:00 Foothill HS

Thursday, April 23
M JV & V Volleyball vs. El Modena 4:15/5:30 Home
M JV Lacrosse vs. El Modena 3:15 Home
M JV & V Golf vs. Esperanza V 3:00 Yorba Linda CC
JV 3:00 Green River GC
Track (all levels) vs. El Dorado 3:00 Home
W JV & V Lacrosse @ Valencia 4:30/6:00 Valencia HS
JV & V Softball @ Esperanza 3:15 Esperanza HS

Friday, April 24
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. El Dorado V 3:15 El Dorado HS
F/S & JV 3:15 Home
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Esperanza 4:00/5:00 Home
V Swim @ Foothill Games TBD Foothill HS

Saturday, April 25
V Track @ OC Championships TBD TBD
V Swim @ Foothill Games TBD Foothill HS

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