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Yearbook Senior Ad, late submissions by January 16th.

This is a special announcement for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. Even though the final deadline for submitting your child's yearbook recognition ad has passed, there is a limited amount of ad space still available. So if you are still interested, don't delay, please submit your ad as soon as you can. We don't want you to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recognize your child. We can accept any late ad submitted up until January 16th. For more information, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.
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PTSA and California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser 12/11-12/14

Please come support YLHS PTSA with a Dine-out event at California Pizza Kitchen at the Brea Mall. They will donate 20% of sales back for dine-in, take out, and catering orders from Monday, Dec. 11th through Thursday, Dec. 14th (All day long). Just download the attached flyer, do your holiday shopping and have a great meal!
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YLHS Softball is selling Popsockets.

YLHS Softball is selling Popsockets. What's A PopSocket? A collapsible grip and stand for your phone that lets you show off your style, whenever you want, however you want. They are in stock and available now. See any YLHS Softball player to get your custom "YL" popsockets. Available in either a white or black base. $10/each
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YLHS featured in Orange County Department Of Education Video

The Orange County Department of Education recently had a video crew visit YLHS and other schools in the PYLUSD District. YLHS students, staff, and campus are featured heavily throughout the video. The video even includes some great drone footage of the YLHS campus. Click to visit the OCDE website.
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AP & Honors Information Night

Can you believe it? It is almost time to begin planning for your child’s first year in high school. We have a special evening planned to provide you with important information regarding our Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Program. In 2016-17 school year, YLHS students earned a 90% pass rate on AP exams for nearly 1,000 exams taken! If you are interested and would like to know more about the our Honors and AP Programs, please attend our AP information night on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. (click for flyer and PowerPoint presentation)
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2017 YLHS Mustang Business Expo

Last Thursday, approximately 130 Yorba Linda High School seniors participated in a business expo competition where they presented their business pitch to over 20 judges from the Yorba Linda community. Students worked for over a month developing their business idea, creating prototypes/visuals, researching the market/industry and crafting their business pitch. Click to read the full article, and see the results.
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OC Varsity: Yorba Linda shows its resiliency entering the playoffs

Adversity has been mounting for weeks for Yorba Linda’s football team. But through all the injuries, Yorba Linda (7-3) continued to compete and enters its CIF-SS Division 7 first round playoff game at Monrovia (4-6) on Friday with momentum. Monrovia went 4-0 to capture the Rio Hondo League. Click to read full article.
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YLHS Legacy Wall Winter Deadline, December 22nd.

Hey, Mustang Families! The winter deadline, on December 22nd, to purchase a plaque is approaching quickly. If you would like to represent your family, student(s), or business, on the Legacy Wall, located in the front office, check out the flyer attached. The Legacy Wall is a great way to commemorate your time and dedication at YLHS, as it will stay up forever! If you have students that have graduated or are future students you can also order ahead. The sooner the form is returned the higher the plaque will be on the wall. All proceeds support students on campus. Click for a flyer.
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Taste of YLHS, Saturday, November 4th, 5pm to 8pm

You are invited to attend our second 'Taste Of YLHS'! Your $10 pre-sale ticket gets you an evening of delicious tastings from over 20 local restaurants as well as top notch entertainment from our students! Buy your tickets today from any leadership student. Tickets are $12 at the door. Click for a flyer.
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Brothers Reunited

I wanted to share with you a special moment that happened yesterday at the freshman football game. Pat Wren, Colin Domene, and Brian Fortenbaugh helped orchestrate a reunion of two brother's. Thursday afternoon, right before kickoff of the freshmen football game vs. Canyon, Pat Wren called out his captains. This every game occurrence does not usually take more than 30 seconds, but when Coach Wren called Edward Arciniega and his brother ( Army Specialist Matthew Carter) as a captain, the moment became quite special. Unbeknownst to Arciniega, his brother who had just flown home after spending ten months fighting in Mosul, Iraq, was right behind him. After a look of confusion, Arciniega turned around, saw his brother and the two embraced. Click to see the video on our Facebook page. --Mr. Kemp
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Canned Food Drive

I wanted to say thank you again for all of your support last week during the Canned Food Drive and Spirit Week! I found these pictures and wanted to show you our collection progress over the last 4 years. I am so proud of our kids! -- Mrs. Runge
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Rolling Rally today before Lunch

Today we had a rolling rally where the band, color guard, cheerleaders, and football players walk through the hallways on campus, and end with a lunchtime rally in the quad. Attached are a few images from that rally.
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Staff dressed in USA gear

Today was USA dress up day at YLHS, were students and staff dressed up in their best USA themed clothing. Here are some staff members decked out in their USA gear. Click to see a larger image.
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Disney Dreamers and Doers Application due October 13th

The Disneyland Resort is looking for outstanding Orange County high school students to participate in the Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers program! This recognition program celebrates the power of possibility and honors students who are taking action to improve their communities and schools through four focus areas: Strengthen Communities, Think Creatively, Conserve Nature and Live Healthier. August 9 through October 13, 2017, applications for the 2017-18 Dreamers & Doers program will be available on the Disneyland Resort Public Affairs website. Click for a link to the online application page!
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PSAT at YLHS on Saturday, October 14th

The PSAT will be held at Yorba Linda High School on Saturday, October 14, 2017
from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost is $30 – Purchase at the Yorba Linda High School Activities Office no later than Friday, September 29, 2017. Click for an info flyer.
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It's never too late to join PTSA.

Stop by the office for a membership envelope or click on the link for the membership form. We still have umbrellas and bags to give away! Include your cell phone number to make arrangements to receive our fun incentives. Completed forms and envelopes can be turned into the PTSA box at the front office."
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St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Oktoberfest, September 22 - 24, 2017

Hi Mustangs! Are you looking to participate in a FUN community event? Looking to gain some volunteer hours? Well it's time for the annual St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Oktoberfest!! With the event just 1 weekend away we are looking for *VOLUNTEERS* to help this fabulous event come to life. Think you can help?? Click on the link below to check out what spots we have available and sign up for a time that best fits your schedule. http://bit.do/oktoberfest2017 Contact: volunteer4thefest@gmail.com
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Back to School Night, Wednesday September 13th

Please accept this as a personal invitation to our Yorba Linda High School Back-to-School Night, September 13, 2017! This will be an opportunity for you, as parents, to follow a daily schedule of your son/daughter and to meet personally with each of his/her instructors. Click for handout.
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Get one year of the OC Register and help raise money for our school!

The YLHS PTSA has partnered with the OC Register to raise money for our school. Purchase 1 to 5 subscriptions at $1.00 each for Sunday only delivery of the OC Register. Please fill out the form completely, make your check payable to OC REGISTER, and turn it in to the front office by December 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Buckley at barbbuckley1205@gmail.com. Click for the form.
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Vietnam War Veteran's Ceremony and Reception

Last night's Vietnam War Veterans ceremony was truly remarkable. The collaborative efforts of staff and students, along with the the Vietnam War veterans that relived unimaginable memories for the sake of our students' education, truly made for one of the most impressive educational experiences that I have had the pleasure to witness. Click for an album of photos taken at the event. --Mr. Lejano
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OC Register: Vietnam veterans share their journey with YLHS students

The OC Register has a great article about the YLHS Vietnam Veteran's project recently undertaken by a number of YLHS staff and students. More than 80 Yorba Linda High students heard the stories of 28 veterans as part of “Portraits of Courage,” a U.S. history project designed to examine the impact of the Vietnam War on the men and women who lived through the fighting. Click to read more.
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AP Information Night, May 31st, 2017

AP Summer Homework for 2017 will be discussed at the AP Assignment night on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, @ 6:30pm. Click for a flyer. If the AP student misses this evening it is up to them to contact the teacher to pick up the homework. Honors students should not attend this evening.
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PYLUSD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Survey

Parents and community members. The PYLUSD School Board would welcome your input on the Local Control Accountability Plan. This plan describes how districts intends to meet annual goals for all students, English learners, low income students and foster youth. Also, the plan must address local district priorities and statewide priorities. If you'd like to take a quick survey, we would welcome your input. Please click to access the survey link and for more information.
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YLHS Art Show May 25th and May 26th, in the library

The 6th Annual YLHS Art Show will be Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th. The opening reception is Thursday May 25th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Student artworks will include drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, animation, and graphic design. See amazing student works of art up close!
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AP Macro students congratulate AP Language test takers

A neat thing happened as my AP Macro kids were getting ready to go in to take their AP exam yesterday. Britni Hull asked me, "Mr. Lejano, can we form a tunnel and cheer for the AP Lang kids as they walk out of their test?" Her classmates and I were really excited about that idea and so this is how it turned out. Click to watch the video. -- Mr. Lejano
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YLHS Business Expo and Shark Tank Finals

Last Friday, as part of a project based learning collaboration between Ms. Hai's classes and Mr. Walls' classes, the Mustang Business Academy "Shark Tank Finals" were held in the YLHS library. Congratulations to all students involved. Click on the title to see the photo album from this amazing event.
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Reno Jazz Results

Reno Jazz Festival Results!! Jazz 1(Varsity) 3rd in AA. Jazz 2 (JV) 4th in APII. Reno Jazz Festival is the largest Festival in the Western United States. This year over 350 groups from US and Australia compete in the area of jazz. PYLUSD is well represented by having all 4 high schools in attendance!! Special performer awards: Jazz 1: Matt arsenault, Adam Carrillo(pylusd student board member) Jazz 2: Emily takashima, Kyle luke, and Isabelle Montellano. --Mr. Garcia
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Link Crew Applications Now Available, Due May 12th

Do you want to be a leader and a mentor on campus? Are you responsible, dependable and willing to take risks? Do you want to be a positive role model? Link Crew is looking for student entering 11th or 12th grade next year to welcome the freshman class of 21’ to our campus this fall. Applications can be found on the school website and are due May 12th. Click to see the application information.
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FBLA Places at State, Qualifies for Nationals!

YLHS FBLA is making it's mark at state level competition second year in a row. FBLA State Leadership Conference was held April 6th through 9th in Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year, 18 students competed at the state level competition. Six of our members qualified at the regional level... (click to read more)
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Staff Lunch Prepared by Culinary Arts Students

On Thursday, April 6th, staff members paid $5.00 to get a lunch prepared by Culinary Arts students. Funds raised by this luncheon support the Culinary Arts Club and the Culinary Arts Academy. Click for photos of this outstanding event.
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Boys tennis athlete of the week: Ryan Yang

The Mustangs senior went 7-1 last week in team wins over El Dorado, Canyon and Villa Park. As Yorba Linda’s top singles player, Yang has compiled a 39-7 record to this point in the season and is a major reason why the Mustangs (15-1) are ranked as the No. 1 team in Division 2. Click to see OC Varsity article.
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Every 15 Minutes Program Today At YLHS

Every fifteen minutes, someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision. Today at YLHS, Juniors and Seniors will be participating in the Every 15 Minutes program. With the support of local emergency services and the CHP, Junior and Senior students will view an accident simulation in front of YLHS on Bastanchury Road. Bastanchury will be closed in front of the school from about 9am until 11am today for the accident simulation.
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REACH foundation update on the recent Shamrock and run!

The REACH Foundation 5th Annual Shamrock N Run was a great success! Thanks to all who participated. We had over 1200 signed up for the run giving over $4500 back to school sites!!! The REACH Foundation will be holding the Middle School Track Meet on April 5, 2017 at Shapell Stadium starting at 5pm. Middle School Students for around the district will compete in this fun event! Please come cheer them on!
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Mock SAT / ACT test

The YLHS PTSA is joining with Princeton Review to offer a Practice Full-Length “Mock” SAT and ACT test. The cost is $20.00. The Registration Forms will be passed out in your Language Arts classes and are also available on the website, in the front office, in the counseling office, and the library. The deadline to register is Thursday, March 23rd. Click for a flyer.
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PTSA Honorary Service Awards Nominations

Honorary Service Award nominations are being accepted this week! Do you know an outstanding teacher, staff member, or parent volunteer that has gone above and beyond their call of duty? Nominate them to receive this special honor. Fill out the form with as much detail as possible, and hand it in by Friday. Click for the nomination form.
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Senior Grad Night Tickets

Buy your Senior's Grad Night ticket by March 27 at the price of $190. Starting March 28th the ticket price will increase to $220 so buy NOW to avoid the higher price. Grad Night will be on June 15, 2017 9:30pm through Friday, June 16, 2017 5:00 am and will be held at a new and exciting Venue! Click for a flyer
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Band performs in the San Francisco Chinese New Years Parade

Yorba Linda High School was represented on February 11th at the San Francisco Chinese New Years Parade. The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world, attracting over three million spectators and television viewers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Asia, Over 750,000 people line the parade route and the Yorba Linda mustangs received 1 1/2 minutes of televised airtime. Go Mustangs!!
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8th Grade Round-up - March 22nd at 6 pm

Want to learn more about YLHS? All current 8th graders are invited to come to the YLHS Quad for the clubs, sports and activities fair at 6 pm before meeting in the large gym at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 22nd, for the 8th Grade Round-up. 8th graders will stay in the gym for a pep rally while parents meet with counselors and athletic directors about how to plan for high school.
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NCAA National Signing Day Celebration

Today in the YLHS Library was our NCAA National Signing Day "celebration". Congratulations to the student-athletes who have committed to compete at the collegiate level next year. The athletes who signed letters of intent today were; Women's Soccer, Kristen Garrity- Cal Lutheran; Women's Golf, Marcel Manalo-Biola University; Women's Softball, Ashlyn Monroe-Portland University, Kinda Favata-La Sierra University and Nicole Martinez-Pacific University; Football, Troy Steifel-California State University-Sacramento, Mason Winter-University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bobby Brattain-College of Idaho.
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