Principal's Weekly Update #244

 Senior Awards 2017 recognized over 200 seniors for a total of $4.3 million in scholarships, 11 Departments Awards, Principal’s Award, Mustang Scholars, Valedictorian/Salutatorians and Mustangs of the Year. Congratulations to Department Award winners:
*  Language Arts – Rachel Seo
*  Social Science – Sarah Reisinger
*  World Languages – Terrell Shaffer
*  Mathematics – Ravi Patel
*  Business/Computer Science – Jonathan Hood
*  Science – Bradley Mont
*  Athletics Women’s – Emily Valenciano
*  Athletics men’s – Bryce Johnson
*  Visual Arts – Brandon Bollinger
*  Publications & Media – Rachel Seo
*  Performing Arts – Sidney Tran
*  Salutatorians – Jasmine Yu & Ryan Birchfield
*  Valedictorian – Joseph Toubbeh
*  Mustangs of the Year – Julianna Thrasher & Adam Carrillo
*  Mustang Business Academy – Giana Borelli
*  ASB – Sierra Bauerle
A Big Thank You to our Senior Awards Committee: Mark Hong, Lorri Walls, Peyton Pike & Claudia Welch, all of the Presenters – Rich Cadra, Lisa Tully, Carol Carson, Peyton Pike, Greg Kemp and a special Thank You to Mark Honig who put all the pieces together for a terrific 2017 awards night!! Great Job Everyone!!!

Class of 2017 - The Counseling Department Senior Survey of 397 students results:
*  57% (226) have enrolled in a four year college
*  48 UC schools
*  59 CSU schools
*  119 Private or out of state schools
*  40% (157) have enrolled in a two year college
*  39 Fullerton College
*  89 Santiago Canyon College
*  1% Trade/Tech Schools
*  1% Military
*  1 % Work/Undecided

Advanced Placement Exams - took place the first 2 weeks of May. YLHS administers 1055 AP exams to 478 students in the subject areas of Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science A, Spanish, Physics 1, English Literature, Japanese, US Government, Chinese, US History, German, AP Studio Art, Biology, Physics C, Calculus AB & BC, French, English Language, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Human Geography and European History. Students who score a 3, 4 or 5 can earn college credit. A Big Thank to Jamie Jauch – Coordinator, AP teachers, Denise Ackland, Claudia Welch, Colleen Hayashi and custodial staff Fred Fonseca & Jose Vazquez for testing area set-up. This is a real team effort!!

Thank You PTSA - for a terrific Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 3rd. Great food, great conversation and fun-fun- fun. PTSA Sue Westin & Raquel Quast coordinated the catered food by Jerry’s Mexicali Inc. and all the homemade desserts. Thank you Sue & Raquel.

CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress is in full swing. All of our juniors are taking the California Assessment in Language Arts and Mathematics. A Big Thank You to US History teachers for administering the Math assessment and our junior Language Arts teachers for the Language Arts part of the exam. Each subject area is administered during class time over a 4 day period. This very important state test assesses Yorba Linda’s instructional program and student comprehension of curriculum taught. Thank You to CAASPP coordinator Greg Kemp, Jamie Jauch & Kathy Rodieck for preparing the staff to administer the exam and our YL Passport to Success Program to recognize students’ attendance and participation in the exam.

For Your Planning -
Wednesday, May 24 Yorba Linda Jazz Jam @ 7:00 p.m. at the PAC (at El Dorado HS)
Thursday – May 25 YLHS Arts Show – 6:30 – Library
Friday – May 26 MORP Dance – Quad and Yearbook Distribution


Thought for the Week
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift,
which is why we call it the present.” Bill Keane

Yorba Linda High School – Sports Schedule
Week of May 22 – May 27, 2017

Check the daily bulletin for CIF Information

Monday, May 22
PLC – Department Time

Tuesday, May 23

Wednesday, May 24
Yorba Linda Jazz Jam 7:00 PAC (El Dorado HS)

Thursday, May 25
YLHS Art Show 6:30 Library

Friday, May 26
MORP 7:00 – 9:00 Quad

Saturday, May 27

Monday – May 29, 2017