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Principal's Weekly Update #200

 A Big Thank You - for a terrific 2015-16 Back to School Night last Wednesday! We had 985 parents on campus for your presentations. As I walked around, I saw many classes with every seat filled and some with standing room only.
Comments from the parents, along with many, many thanks included:
Wonderful-caring staff
Great information
Very enthusiastic teachers
From several of our parents, “Thank you for keeping our kids challenged and engaged.” And “I don’t remember my high school being this FUN!” Lots of positive comments on students help out on campus and our beautiful campus.
A Big Thank You to all of our staff, especially Jamie, Shea and Claudia for all their planning. Thank you to Fred and his crew for making our campus look great and ASB/Link Crew and all our student helpers to guide parents to classrooms. Thank you to PTSA for providing refreshments. AND last but not least, thank you to Kino, Billy and Chris for watching over the campus on this beautiful, warm evening.
If You Did Not Hear - Greg and the counselors opened four new classes to relieve the pressure of several big classes in Language Arts, Govt/Econ and Careers/Health. There were lots of schedule changes and balancing of classes. THANK YOU Greg, Lorri, Nancy, Peyton and the counseling staff, along with everyone’s understanding and patience for these moves and adjustments. We are very fortunate to have about 40 more students than expected.
Fall Season for Sports - Good luck as our teams prepare for our Century Conference games:
Football: Jeff Bailey – Head Coach; Assistant Coaches Jesse Gomez, Jon Aed, Bill Ray, Pat
Wren, Colin Domene, Matt Brown, Rich Burrell, Steve DiTolla, John Domen, Sal Flores, Kevi
O’Connell, Kelii Jackson, Kyle Allen, Joss Tillard-Gates, Ray Mitchison, Jay Matthews, Ryan
W Volleyball: Jaclyn Chavez – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Daniel Hart, Lily Lopez, Nikki Morgan, Katie McGranahan 
W Tennis: Rey Lejano – Head Coach and Assistant Coach Kevin Shanahan 
W Golf: Dennis Riggs – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Tom Richardson & Rich Toro 
Cross Country: Vidal Arista – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Ben Kisner, Robbie Santana, Corrine Cherne 
M Water Polo: Shardad Djahangiry – Head Coach, Assistant Coaches Collin Gladys, Quinn Mintzer
YLHS Cheer & Song - have been performing at our football games and preparing for their 2015-16 competitions! Thank you, Stacy Shube!
YLHS Band and Color Guard – The field show music looks and sounds terrific during our half time shows at our home games. Pre-game music gets everyone charged up for the game. They are also preparing for a busy season of parades and field shows across Southern California. Good luck to all of our performers. - Thank you, Bincins Garcia!
YLHS Choir – is performing the National Anthem at our home football games while they prepare for the fall/winter concerts. Thank you, Carol Gilfoy!

Don’t forget to join – our terrific PTSA Membership is growing and it is the best $16 investment you can make and a great way to show your appreciation for everything they do for us!
YLHS Theater Presents - “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” September 24 -26 @ 7:00 p.m. with a dinner and silent auction at 5:00 p.m. on September 26th.
Did You Hear? – YLHS counselors had their very first “Coffee with the Counselors” on Wednesday in the library. Parents have the opportunity to sit down with the counselor for an informal question and answer session. The 3rd Wednesday of every month from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the library. One more way of “getting connected.”
Thought for the Week
“Autumn Begins – Let’s hope it cools down!!
Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 21 – September 26, 2015

Monday, September 21

Tuesday, September 22
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. Villa Park 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home
W JV & V Golf vs. Villa Park V 3:10 Black Gold GC
JV 2:45 Birch Hills GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Villa Park V 3:15 Villa Park HS
JV 3:15 Home

Wednesday, September 23
W V Golf vs. Brea 2:45 Black Gold GC
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. J. Serra 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home

Thursday, September 24
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” – 7:00 p.m. - Theater
F/S & JV Football vs. El Dorado JV 3:15 Home
F/S 3:15 El Dorado HA
F/S, JV & V Volleyball vs. Troy 3:15/4:30/5:30 Home
W JV & V Tennis vs. Foothill V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Foothill
W JV & T Golf vs. Esperanza V 3:00 Yorba Linda CC
JV 2:45 Birch Hills GC

Friday, September 25
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” – 7:00 p.m. - Theater
V Football vs. El Dorado 7:00 ` Bradford Stadium
M V Water Polo @ Tournament 1:00 Home
V Volleyball @ Beach Cities Tournament TBD La Jolla

Saturday, September 26
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” – 7:00 p.m. - Theater
V Volleyball @ Beach Cities Tournament TBD La Jolla
W JV Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tournament TBD Edison HS
M W Water Polo @ San Gabriel Shootout TBA TBA
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