Principal's Weekly Update #247

2017 Back to School Night - Thank you to everyone for a terrific night. From the “excellent” teachers, to our custodial staff for the beautiful campus, to ASB, Link Crew and PTSA student guides and campus supervisors monitoring parking lots and campus – as one parent said – “Did Good!” There were 1064 parents on campus visiting our classes. Many, many positive comments from the evaluations including:
• “Fabulous, amazing, wonderful teachers”
• “Everyone was upbeat and passionate”
• “Friendly, organized, well prepared presentations”
This statement wraps it all up from the many Parent Evaluation Forms:
• “Teachers genuinely seem to care and love teaching.” “You are doing ONE GREAT JOB!”
This is a GREAT PLACE to enjoy our careers.

2018 National Merit Scholarship Program – announced the names of approximately 16,000 semi-finalists in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools enter the 2018 merit program by taking the 2016 PSAT qualifying test. Academically talented high school seniors have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Two Yorba Linda High School seniors have qualified as National Merit Semi-finalists for 2018. Congratulations to: Shawyun Foroushani and Melody Tang.

ACT College Readiness for YLHS Class of 2017 - is reporting that 184 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:
College English Composition (YLHS) 89% (State) 73%
College Algebra (YLHS) 77% (State) 55%
College Social Science (YLHS) 68% (State) 57%
College Biology (YLHS) 54% (State) 46%
The ACT Profile Report indicated that out of the 174 seniors taking the exam, 160 will be seeking bachelor’s degrees, graduate study and/or professional level degrees. By “any measure” you are preparing our students for challenges of college curriculum. Again - GREAT JOB!!

Counselors will Host “Coffee with Counselors” – for the first time this 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, 9/20 in the library at 8:15 a.m. The topic is, “Data Drive College Decisions”.
• Wednesday & Thursday - September 26 & 27 – Counselors will meet with seniors to discuss graduation expectations and college application.
• Wednesday - September 27 – Counselors will present “Graduation and College Admission to parents” @ 6:30 p.m. in the forum. This is the first of seven Mustang University Nights sponsored by our PTSA.

Thought for the Week
“Schools are about more than learning. They are about experiences
and application of that learning to create experiences.”



Yorba Linda High School – Sports Schedule
Week of September 18 – September 23 , 2017

Monday, September 18
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. J Serra 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home
W V Golf vs. Foothill 3:30 Tustin Ranch GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Orange Lutheran V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Orange Lutheran

Tuesday, September 19
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo vs. Canyon 3:00/5:00/4:00 Home
W JV Golf vs. Canyon 3:00 Riverview GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. El Modena V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Esperanza

Wednesday, September 20
W F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ El Dorado 3:15/4:15/6:00 El Dorado HS
W JV & V Golf V vs. Canyon 3:30 Anaheim Hills GC
JV vs. Foothill 3:00 Birch Hills GC

Thursday, September 21
F/S & JV Football vs. El Dorado F/S 3:15 El Dorado
JV 3:15 Home
W JV & V Tennis vs. El Modena V 3:00 El Modena
JV 3:00 Home
W JV & V Golf V vs. Esperanza 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV vs. El Modena 2:45 Birch Hills GC

Friday, September 22
V Football @ El Dorado 7:00 Bradford Stadium
W V Volleyball @ La Jolla Tournament TBD TBD
M W Water Polo @ San Gabriel Tournament TBD TBD

Saturday, September 23
W V Volleyball @ La Jolla Tournament TBD TBD
W JV Volleyball @ Dave Mohs Tournament TBD TBD
JV & V Cross Country @ Dana Hills Tournament TBD Dana Hills HS