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Principal's Weekly Update #227

2016 Career Day – Wednesday, November 9th - Yorba Linda PTSA and coordinators, Shannon Paradzick and Nancy Coffman, have planned our 2016 Career Day presentations for next Wednesday morning, November 9th. Students will have the opportunity to visit with community members, 1st responders, doctors, entertainers, and many more professionals from a variety of careers. There will be three – 30 minute sessions for students to attend the career presentations of their choice.

PTSA Student of the Month - PTSA has started Student of the Month this year (last month was first month). This is a very nice way to recognize students in your class and our PTSA works very hard to make sure your students get recognition each month. You should have received this month’s folder in your box earlier this month. It’s due back on Thursday, November 10th. Last month about ½ participated. Let’s beat that this month!!
Did you Hear?
YLHS Band & Guard - have been very busy!! Under the direction of Bincins Garcia, they performed at the Loara Tournament on Saturday, October 29th. Congratulations on their 1A-3A Overall Sweepstakes and 1st in parade awards for drums, guard and music. Way to go Mustangs!! YLHS Jazz Band performed at Yorba Linda Town Center’s groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, November 2nd. Next stop – Chino Band Review & Field Tournament on November 5th. Good luck to all!!
YLHS Orchestra - under the direction of Phil Mortensen, performed at the 2016 Yorba Linda Mayor’s “State of the City” luncheon on October 20th at the Nixon Library. In a note from the City Manager’s office, Ms. Estes commented; “Thank you again, we are so proud of the students. Great Job!” Next performance for our Orchestra will be at Disneyland on December 6th and then the Holiday Concerts to be announced. Thank you Mr. Mortensen and your Orchestra for the community performances.
41st Annual PYLUSD Band Pageant – at Bradford Stadium was held on Wednesday, November 2nd. YLHS Band and Guard performed their field show, along with all the comprehensive high school music groups. Mustang’s had a terrific performance. We are VERY PROUD of Mr. Garcia and his program!! Terrific Job!!!
Homecoming 2016 - A Big Thank You to Shea Runge, Brent Hendry, Colleen Hayashi, Olivia Meyer and ASB for our 2016 Homecoming Week Rally, halftime show and dance on Saturday Night. Over 900 students attended the dance with the help of the following staff, Greg Kemp, Jamie Jauch, Lorri Walls, Nancy Coulter, Brent Hendry, Claudia Welch, Precious Germaine, Megan Scott, Sarah Shay, Karla Orme, Kino, Bill Ray Alex Flor Hector Munivez, Brittany Germaine, Kevin Shanahan, Cristian Marroquin, Pedro Luna, Deputy Neal Holmes, the OC Sheriffs and 6 coat check moms. A terrific “TEAM” effort!!!
2016 High School Academic Showcase - is Thursday, November 10th @ 6:30 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center. The YLHS team will present information about our YLHS programs to incoming 8th grade students and parents. Included in the presentation will be YLHS “Student” Academic Performance, Counseling Support & Student Services, ASB, Link Crew, Mustang Business Academy, Athletics, PTSA, co-curricular activities, along with fun, fun, fun. Last year we had about 400 students and parents attend two 45 minute sessions.

For Your Planning -
Monday – 11/7 - PLC – All Staff Training – Illuminate Leadership Team Meeting @ 3:00 in library
Wednesday, 11/9 Career Day Schedule
Thursday, 11/10 YLHS Academic Showcase @ 6:30 at the YL Community Center
Friday, 11/11 Veteran’s Day Holiday
Thought for the Week
“Veteran’s Day”
Veteran’s Day is a time to honor all American veterans both living and dead by saying
“thank you” for their dedication and loyalty to our country.”
Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of November 7 – November 12, 2016


Monday, November 7
PLC – All Staff Training – Illuminate 7:30 a.m. 337 & 501
Leadership Team Meeting 3:00 library

Tuesday, November 8

Wednesday, November 9
CAREER DAY – Special Schedule

Thursday, November 10
YLHS Academic Showcase 6:30 YL Community Center

Friday, November 11
Veteran’s Day Holiday

Saturday, November 12
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