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Principal's Weekly Update #198

Congratulations to EVERYONE! – for a terrific first week! We have 1804 students on campus and I have heard many positive comments from students, parents and staff. Greg and the counselors are working to balance several “full” classes by the end of this week. It looks like we will be adding additional classes because of the increased numbers. Our goal is to have everyone settled into their schedules for Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 16th. Again, THANK YOU!!! This is a great school because of “ALL” you do!

More Great News for YLHS – We just received the 2015 College Board Senior Profile Report for YLHS. SAT results for our graduating Class of 2015 are:

Overall Scores # of Test Takers Critical Reading Math Writing (Multiple Choice)
YLHS             286         540        571             54.3
Statewide   241,553     495        506              49.1
Nationwide 1,698,521  495        511              48.4

As you can see, our seniors placed well above the state and national mean scores for the 2015 college-bound senior. Out seniors requested the SAT results be sent to over 45 colleges and universities. Several of the more popular are: CSUF, Cal Poly UCSD, Chapman, Arizona State, UCI, USC, CSLB, SDSU, USD, UCSB, UCLA and UC Berkeley.

ACT College readiness for YLHS is also reporting that 158 of our seniors took the curriculum-based tests for educational development in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. YLHS students’ readiness for College-Level Coursework is as follows: YLHS State National College English Composition 90% 72% 64% College Algebra 75% 56% 42% College Social Science 72% 54% 46% College Biology 64% 46% 38% By “any measure” you are preparing our students for challenges of college curriculum. Again – GREAT JOB!!

Don’t Forget - Class Meetings this week in the Forum Theater Tuesday Seniors (Government/Econ classes) Wednesday Juniors/Sophomores (World History/US History classes) Thursday Freshmen (Health/Careers classes) These meetings are very important as we set the “expectations” for another successful year!

Fun – Fun – Fun -
Chick-fil-A - is offering “Back to School Special - free breakfast week” for teachers, students and staff – September 7 – September 10th until 10:00 am each day. Just show your school ID.
Rubio’s is celebrating “Teachers” days with free taco + certificates on September 9 – September 10.

Picture Day – September 9th - make-up day for students and picture day for all staff. Details from Shea Runge on Tuesday.


Thought for the Week
Patriot Day – September 11th “The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.” Rudolph Giuliani – December 31, 2001.

 

 

Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 7 – September 12, 2015

Monday, September 7
Labor Day Holiday
V Volleyball @ Lakewood Tournament TBD Lakewood HS

Tuesday, September 8
V Volleyball @ Lakewood Tournament TBD Lakewood HS
W JV & V Golf JV vs. Canyon 2:45 Birch Hills GC
V vs. El Dorado 3:00 Black Gold GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Fullerton V 3:15 Fullerton HS
JV 3:15 Home

Wednesday, September 9
STAFF PICTURE DAY & MAKE-UP DAY FOR STUDENTS
W JV & V Tennis vs. Sunny Hills V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Sunny Hills HS

Thursday, September 10
W F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ Mission Viejo 3:15/4:15/5:30 Mission Viejo HS
W V Golf vs. Troy 3:30 Hacienda GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Valencia V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Valencia HS
Freshmen & JV Football vs. Troy Fresh 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Troy HS
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. J. Serra 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home

Friday, September 11
Varsity Football vs. Troy 7:00 Shapell Stadium
V Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tournament TBD Edison HS
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. Costa Mesa 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home

Saturday, September 12
V Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tournament TBD Edison HS
Cross Country – all levels - @ Rosemead Tournament TBD Rosemead HS

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