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Principal's Weekly Update #235

Did You Hear? -
• 2016-17 National Merit Corporation announced Joseph Byrnes as a “finalist in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships”. Joseph advanced to finalist out of 16,000 semi-finalists named in September 2016. Semi-finalists are selected out of 1.5 million program entrants. Congratulations, Joseph!! We are proud you are a Mustang!

• Mustang Men’s Soccer and Coach Kino are the 2016-17 co-champions in the North Hills League and will start CIF play-offs next Wednesday or Friday. Congratulations to Kino and Men’s Soccer.

• The Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation organizes the Mock Trial competitions for high school teams. On Thursday evening, Senior, Sarah Reisinger, was honored as one of the top student attorneys in all of Orange County at the 36th Annual Mock Trial Awards Ceremony. Teacher/advisor, Noelle Toxqui and attorney/coach Shy Rous’e were acknowledged in the awards program for their dedication. Congratulations Sarah and great job, Noelle and Shy!

• YL Future Business Leaders of America competed at the Southern Section Conference. 23 chapter members competed in a variety of events and we are proud to say, we’re going to state!! Congratulations to Amanda Walion, Ravi Patel, Raj Vaza, Harshal Vaza, Dhruv Chaddah, Bryson Bissonnette, Zachary Co, Nick Ding, Simran Chowdhry, Emily Remer, Janet Han, Sarah Chen and Rishi Kheni for placing in the top 10. Amanda, Ravi, Raj, Harshal, Dhruv and Bryson all qualified for state level competition, placing in the top 6 in their events. The team also won 9th place in “sweepstakes” which is a point system based on how many competitors placed in the top 10. Considering we were up against 26 high schools, some chapters with over 100 members and over 800 competitors’ total, we did awesome! Great job Mustangs!!
PYLUSD School Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 7th was a “Trifecta” for our Mustangs! -
• Jeff Bailey and his 2016 senior football players were recognized and commended for a terrific 2016 season and CIF championship.

• Deputy Neal Holmes, our Mustang SRO, was awarded the “You are the Advantage Award” for his work with our school, parents, staff and district over the past several years. Neal worked with our administration team, presented PTSA/District parent information nights and helped supervise many, many school events over his tenure as School Resource Officer.

• Adam Carrillo was sworn in as the new School Board Student Representative – Congratulations, Adam!

PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - is one of our district’s and schoolwide initiatives. Greg Kemp put together a team of staff members to attend the high school PBIS Symposium,. Our Mustang team had the opportunity to attend sessions on equity, engagement, bully prevention, systemic supervision, alternatives to suspension, data-decision making and classroom tiered continuum. It was great to hear that many of the positive behavioral strategies are being implemented at YLHS, along with new ideas to bring back to our staff. The focus of PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing behavioral supports, the same focus we opened the school with in 2009, Goal – Social – Emotional – Academic – Success. Our team will be talking to the staff about new strategies while we continue to emphasize the schoolwide systems already in place. A Big Thank You to Greg Kemp, Peyton Pike, Colin Domene, Jim Hay, Valierie Steinbergs, Matt Stine and Pat Wren for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the training.
Thought for the Week
PBIS – Teaching Positive Social Behaviors
Yorba Linda High School – Sports Schedule
Week of February 13 – February 18, 2017

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