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PTSA Honorary Service Awards

We need you to nominate individuals who have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond their position to serve both the students and YLHS. Any outstanding teachers, staff, coaches, volunteers, and community members are eligible for nomination. Click for a flyer. Due by Friday Feb. 17 to the front office or to the email on the flyer.
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Winter Formal 2017

Winter Formal guest forms are now available in the Activities Office. Click here for important WF dates and prices.
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“Mock” SAT and ACT test

The YLHS PTSA is joining with Prep by Prep 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, and the library. The deadline to register is Thursday, February 2nd.
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YLHS Baseball Fundraiser

The YLHS Baseball team is selling “Golf Ball Drop” tickets for $10.00 each. We will drop 500 golf balls on a golf hole at Yorba Linda Country Club on February 6th at our annual golf tournament. The winner will get $1,000.00. To purchase a ticket, please email YLHSBaseballBoosters@gmail.com or see Coach Stine.
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PTSA Student Leadership Cookie Day

Thanks go out to our wonderful PTSA Student Leadership group for providing a stunning variety of tasty cookies to our staff today! We are very thankful to have this outstanding group at YLHS, and appreciate all that they do for our staff and students. PS: Whomever made the Kourabiedes and Koulourakias Greek cookies, please contact Mr, Gerasimou, as he is desperate to speak to you.
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Hour Of Code Week Celebration

This week was Hour Of Code week where millions of students worldwide take part in events designed to promote computer programming in schools. This week, over 80 students participated in after school coding events in Mr. Eliot's class. Students from Mobile App Development and AP Computer Science classes taught first-time students how to code "Recursive Tree" drawings. Thank you to all that took part in these events!
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OC Varsity Gridiron Films At YLHS

The "Gridiron Guys" head to Yorba Linda High School and preview the CIF state regionals, including San Clemente vs. Edison, and Yorba Linda vs. St. Anthony of Long Beach. Interviews with Yorba Linda head coach Jeff Bailey and players Luke Adams, and Bobby Brattain. Video by Jonathan Khamis, for OCVarsity.com. Click to be taken to the video.
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YLHS Baseball Team donates trees and gifts to local families

On behalf of YLHS Baseball I want to thank those of you who supported our baseball program by purchasing or donating trees. We were able to donate 40 trees this year to the needy. Once again CSUF Dept. of Ed teamed up with us and donated gifts for the children as well. --Coach Matt Stine
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Senior Yearbook Ad Deadline, December 15th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. The final deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, on December 15th. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, to get another copy of the order forms, or to submit online, please visit TheYearbookCompany.com .
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YLHS AP & Honors Night for Incoming Students

The YLHS Advanced Placement and Honors classes information night is being held on November 30th in the YLHS Library at 6:30 pm. This event is open to all perspective students who are interested in finding out more about the advanced classes offered to all students at YLHS.
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Senior Yearbook Ad "Discounted" Deadline, November 17th

"This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. Make sure to send in your photos and message to your child for their 2017 yearbook ad by November 17th in order to take advantage of the last special “discounted” deadline. For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please visit TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561."
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YLHS football player honors teammate. OC Varsity article

Yorba Linda football player becomes Dawson-Webb to honor teammate. It is devastating when an athlete suffers an injury, especially one as serious as a torn knee ligament. That misfortune struck the Yorba Linda football team this year when Luke Dawson, the team’s defensive MVP, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a passing league game. CLICK TO READ MORE...
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PTSA Parent Education “Teen Driving”

On November 7th, 2016 Deputy Oates from the OCSD Traffic Office and YLHS Resource Officer Deputy Holmes, will be here to discuss teen driving issues. The presentation will cover traffic safety issues such as DUI, the dangers of speeding, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, seatbelts, child passenger safety, distracted driving and much more. There will also be some Q & A for our local issues. We encourage parents to come with their students. The presentation will begin at 6:30 in the library. Click for a flyer.
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YLHS Mens Soccer Dodgeball Tournament is Back!

Wednesday November 9, 2016, starting at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with team check-ins at 5:30. Great prizes for the winning teams! See Coach Kino for a team packet Lunch sign-ups will be Wed. October 26; Wed. November 2 and Tuesday. November 8.
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Baseball Team Selling Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Swag and Garland

The YLHS Baseball team is selling Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Swags & Garland. These trees are cut 72 hours before delivery (instead of weeks before Thanksgiving) and will last the whole season. They will be here on December 3rd. If you have an artificial tree, please consider purchasing one for a military family or a family in need. Orders must be received by November 13th. See flyer for more details.
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YLHS Aquatics Goodwill Fundraiser, Saturday, October 8th

YLHS Aquatics is holding a Goodwill fundraiser this Saturday Oct.8th from 9am-2:30pm in the YLHS parking lot on Bastanchury. Come support us and bring all your donations items between those hours. The Goodwill will give you a donation receipt for tax purposes. NOTE: Goodwill will not accept furniture and baby items such as strollers, car seats, cribs, pack and plays or such items. They will however take baby toys.
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YLHS Baseball field banners fundraiser

YLHS Baseball is selling field banners! Help support the baseball program and advertise your business at the same time! If you have any questions, please contact Barb Buckley at 714-321-7306. Click for a flyer
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Cancer Awareness T-shirts To Be Given Out At Football Game

In honor of Jack Benson, two-time cancer survivor and 5th grade student at Travis Ranch, the YLHS vs. El Dorado football game will be adopting his cause: Pediatric Cancer Awareness. The first 500 people on the YLHS side will be given a YL t-shirt with a special design commemorating pediatric cancer awareness. Donations of any amount will be accepted at the tables where the shirts will be given away! All donations will be sent to the G1veABuck Foundation. www.g1veabuckfund.org. Mustangs, stampede in support of this worthy cause!
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PTSA Reflections

PTSA Reflections is a great way for Mustangs to demonstrate their creativity. This years theme is "What Is Your Story". Entries are due no later than October 19th and can be dropped off in the marked box in the library. Click for more information.
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Back To School Night, Wednesday, September 14th

Back To School Night will be Wednesday September 14th at 6:00pm (5:40pm if your student has a zero or 7th period). Mustang families, please come and join us for this important night where you get to meet your child's teachers, and see our campus up close. Click for a schedule.
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Chick Fil A Leader Academy Applications Due By September 9th

Mustangs: Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through the Chick Fil A Leader Academy. Go to http://chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply to apply now for a spot in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy. Applications are due September 9th and only 30 students will be accepted. Click for a flyer.
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Need a Transcript Over the Summer?

Contact the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District Records Office at 714-985-8762 to request a transcript for pick-up at 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Placentia. Graduated students must do this on their own; parents can not make transcript requests for graduates.
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AP Assignment and Expectations Night

If you are taking an AP class in 2016-17, come to the AP Assignment and Expectations Night on May 25th at 6:30 pm. Students are expected, and parents are welcome to join. See the flyer for more information.
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Student, Staff, and Parent survey results are in!

The annual YLHS Student, Staff, and Parent survey results are in! Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in this important survey. The leadership team and staff use the survey results for planning throughout the coming school year. Results are also used as part of our WASC accreditation process. Click to see the survey summary!
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Senior Award Winners

Contratulations to all of our amazing Senior Award Winners. Click to get a copy of the entire list of outstanding Seniors. Congratulations to all!
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Graduation Live Stream on YouTube

For the second year in a row, we are going to live stream graduation on YouTube. We have some new equipment that should improve both sound and video. We hope to stream in 1080p HD this year. The Live Stream Address is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wiQpRvEqtc
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Ford Drive 4 UR School a Success

It was a fast, furious, and successful “Ford Drive 4 UR School” on Sat. March 19th with 241 test drivers coming out to support 21 YLHS groups! Thank you to all involved for helping to make this day fun, including PTSA parents & student volunteers; participating vendors that included U- Doggee, Cheer Charms, Kettlecorn (James Lawson); Chick-fil-A, Mustache Mike’s, and Bling Lady, LLC.  more...
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Prom 2016

Click here for information about our upcoming Prom date and ticket sales information.
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Happy Birthday Shakespeare

The Language Arts department wishes a happy birthday to William Shakespeare. "This above all things to thine own self be true." --William Shakespeare
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Baseball team plays a game with Placentia Champions League

This past Sunday, our boys spent the morning playing baseball with players with special needs. Each YLHS player was partnered up with a PCL player from two teams. They work together playing the game. It was a fun and emotional day for all. Needless to say I was very proud of our players. --Coach Stine.
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US News and World Reports High School Rankings

Yorba Linda High School was once again highly ranked in the US News and World Reports national survey of high schools. YLHS has attained a "US News Silver Ranking". YLHS was the #1 high school in the PYLUSD, the #165 high school in the state of California (top 6.5%), and the #1005 high school in the USA (top 3.5%). Congratulations to our students, staff, parents, and community for all of the hard work. Go Mustangs!
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Math Placement Test for New District Students

Students new to the PYLUSD school district must take a Math Placement test to ensure proper math placement when they Enroll. Please use the link below to register your student for a date to take the math placement. Click on the title of this article for the Math Placement registration link.
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Academic Mustang Achievement Awards

On Monday, April 11, the Yorba Linda High School PTSA presented their sixth annual Academic Mustang Achievement Award Ceremony. This program was established by the PTSA to recognize the top scholars attending YLHS. Click for full article
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Students of the Month for March Chosen by the Teachers

Each month our teachers are asked to select one student who they feel has improved or exceeded all expectations. This student doesn't have to be the best or the hardest working student but is worthy of recognition for his or her effort and attitude. Click to see the names.
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PTSA Honorary Service Awards Revealed

PTA/PTSA’s across the nation annually recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in volunteer service to the children and youth in the community and public schools.
Click to see this year's honorees.
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Seal of Biliteracy Applications are Due April 8th

Have you successfully completed all four English Language Arts classes with a 2.0 or higher, scored a 3 or higher on the CAASPP in ELA, and completed four years of a world language with at least a 3.0 or earned a 3 or higher on the AP exam? If so, you may qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy.
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Mock SAT & ACT on Sat. April 9th from 7:45-12pm

Practice makes perfect. Registration forms are available at the front office and counseling office. This practice exam may help you assess your strengths and weaknesses on the real exam. You can ask questions about your results at the Scoresback Night.
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