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Legally Blonde, The Musical, Opens Thursday March 17th

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. With the help of some new friends, as well old, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
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Chapman Holocaust Award Ceremony

Congratulations to students Bita Zadeh, Karissa Dole and Jaden Caderao, the top 3 award winners from Yorba Linda High School. Here they are pictured with Holocaust survivor Jack Pariser. Click to see a larger image.
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Community input requested: superintendent search

The Board of Education is seeking community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting a new district superintendent. The Board is asking you to respond to this prompt: What personal and professional qualities for an incoming superintendent will be a match for PYLUSD? Click to learn how you can provide input to this process.
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Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser Sat. March 19th 9 AM to 3 PM

Make money for your club, sport or activity! Drivers 18 yrs + can test drive a Ford and in turn, Ford will donate $20 to whichever group you choose. Groups should contact Dawn Newsom, PTSA, for a personalized flyer as soon as possible if they want to participate. Event will be held at YLHS main parking lot. Click for flyer. PTSA sponsored.
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The Pony Express Winter Newsletter is Now Online

Read about what has been happening and the events that are to come. Articles include Parent Education, Mustang U, a list of Student of the Month, Reflection winners, Ford Drive One 4UR School and many more that PTSA provides for the benefit of the parents and the students.
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Staff emergency training and supplies

On Monday, February 22nd the entire Yorba Linda High School Staff was trained on the use of emergency supplies and what to do in an active shooter situation. Each teacher received a backpack with emergency supplies and a bucket with lock down or long term disaster supplies provided through a partnership between Eastside Christian Church and PYLUSD. Click for more...
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Angel Stadium Family Night May 20th, 7:05 PM

Tickets are $20. Click for order form and return to office by May 2nd. All participating students will receive an adjustable Angels cap and will have the opportunity to participate in an unique on field experience.
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Nominations Open for YLHS PTSA Honorary Service Awards

“Honor Those who go Above and Beyond”
Each year PTA/PTSA’s across the nation recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in volunteer service to the children and youth in the community and public schools and to individuals who have exceeded expectations in their position. Click to download form--due Feb. 26th.
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Morgan Hill Case Disclosure

Parents. As we understand it, the state of California will be disclosing many student school records to the plaintiffs in a pending legal case. If you would like to know more about this potential disclosure of your student's records in the case, please click to visit our page on the topic.
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Students of the Month for January

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 for list.
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AP Exam Parent / Student Bulletin

AP exams are only 90 days away! Exam sales at YLHS will be February 16th to March 18th. Click to get a copy of the official AP Exam Parent / Student bulletin, and start planning!
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Food Fundraiser - Support YLHS Women's Soccer on February 3rd!

On February 3rd, the YLHS Women's Soccer Booster Club is having a "Game Day Food Fundraiser"! Visit Pepz Pizza or Subway in the Village Center all day on Wednesday, February 3rd. Come out to the games and support the girls -- F/S & JV @ 3:00 p.m. and Varsity @ 5:30 p.m. Click for a flyer...
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Teen Driver Survival Seminar, Mon. Feb. 1st at 6:30 pm

Parents and students please join the PTSA for Parent Ed. Night featuring MasterDrive. Learn how to maximize your kids' chances to survive our driving environment. The seminar will be at the YLHS Library from 6:30-8:30pm. A $5 donation will be encouraged at the door. Click for sign-up information.
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YLHS Women's Soccer Self-Defense Classes

The YLHS Women's Soccer Booster Club in partnership with the United Studios of Self Defense (USSD) located in Yorba Linda are offering 2-hour self-defense classes again this year. Classes are offered during the week and on the weekend and a new on-line registration system has been created for your convenience. Click for more info...
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Students of the Month for Oct., Nov., & Dec. Selected

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 for the latest list.
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PTSA Self Defense Class, Monday January 11th

Join use at the YLHS Library on Monday January 11th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. "Master Kim" of the World Martial Arts Studio will be teaching basic self-defense techniques to help attendees of all ages feel empowered and confident. Please email YLHSparented@yahoo.com if you have any questions. All ages are welcome.
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YLHS Women's Soccer Mustang Night - Friday January 8th

Join us this Friday, January 8th for the first YLHS Women's Soccer Mustang Night. Each team will play inter-squad games at Shapell Stadium. Game times are as follows: Frosh/Soph 3:00 p.m., JV 5:00 p.m. and Varsity vs. Alumni 7:00 p.m. Come out and support your defending league champions and enjoy an evening of Mustang Soccer. All fans in attendance at the Varsity vs. Alumni game will receive a special giveaway while supplies last.
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Final Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads, Tuesday December 15th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda School seniors. The final deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, next week, on December 15th. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, please visit TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561.
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Mustang Baseball donates 62 holiday trees and gifts to local families.

YLHS Baseball has teamed up with CSUF Dept of Ed. to donate children's presents and holiday trees to the needy families of Rio Vista and Melrose elementary schools. This past Saturday the team delivered and donated 62 trees to these families. Our players helped carry and tie the trees to their cars. A job well done Mustang baseball!
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Band & Guard Receive Top Honors at SCSBOA Field Championships

On Saturday Nov. 21 the YLHS Mustang Band & Guard received top honors at the SCSBOA Field Championships. Earning the High Music Sweepstakes award and taking home the Silver Medal for the 2A division!!!
This years show "The Quest " was led by director Bincins Garcia & student leaders Rachel Ehlen, Matt Arsenault, Katherine Robison, and Nicole Espinoza. It is the highest marching band honor the program has received competing against over 30 high schools in Southern California!
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Thank You Career Day Speakers!

We are so thankful that this amazing group of professionals came to YLHS for Career Day. Their presentations were excellent, and helped many students crystalize their career choices. Click to see a larger picture of the entire group!
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Senior Yearbook Ad Discount Expires November 19th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. The last discounted deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, on November 19th. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, please visit TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561.
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The Very First "Taste of YLHS" Saturday, Nov. 14th 5-8pm

Enjoy a spectacular evening under the stars tasting food and beverages from over 20 local restaurants! Event includes entertainments and prizes! Location: YLHS basketball courts next to the main parking lot.
Pre-Sale Tickets $10--At the Door $12
Click on flyer for more details
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Spirit Week October 26th through 30th

ASB started off Spirit Week with a bang this morning. The entire quad was covered with posters displaying pride in our school. The ASB students have been working on these posters for months. Congratulations to all involved in this outstanding display of school spirit!
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The PTSA Pony Express Newsletter is Here!

Click on headline above for the latest news (and recaps) of what is going on campus--Career Day, Mustang University, Parent Education, Reflections, Awards, Photos etc. This news applies to everyone on campus.
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Don't Miss Mustang University--Next Two Wed. Nights

Students & Parents are invited to join the counselors this Wed. night (10/7) at the forum for our "Senior College Night" from 6:30-8pm. Then next Wed. (10/14) PTSA will be hosting "How to Write a College Essay" in the Forum from 6:30-8pm. All grade levels can attend.
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Disneyland Dreamers and Doers Info

Disneyland Resort is seeking influential high school students making a difference in Orange County. Beginning September 8 and continuing through November 20th, Orange County high school students can apply to become the first class of Dreamers & Doers. Click for more info...
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A Blast from the Past Music Event

The REACH Foundation presents A Blast from the Past…As PYLUSD Brings Fourth the Music! This family concert will be held at the PAC on Sunday, October 25, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., and will directly benefit the Fourth Grade Music Program. Click for more information...
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PYLUSD Parent University

Parents. Would you like to learn more about helping your student get into college or transition to High School? The PYLUSD is sponsoring "PYLUSD Parent University", a series of courses designed to help parents navigate college admission and other areas of student life. Click to learn more and see the schedule of courses.
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PTSA Reflections Contest: "Let Your Imagination Fly"

Express this theme via Film, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance, Literature and Music. New this year will be 3D Visual Arts. Multiple entries allowed. Please go to the YLHS website under Parents/PTSA/ReflectionContest for the rules and entry forms. Entries are Due October 16th, 2015.
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Mock PSAT on Saturday, Sept. 19th, from 8-11:30 am

You may now register the day of the event--arrive by 7:45am please--come with form and a $15 check made out to YLHS PTSA. Click and print out the registration form here. You may also return it to the YLHS office along with a $15 payment prior to the practice test. The test will be at the library on Sat.
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Back to School Night is September 16th!

You are invited to the Yorba Linda High School Back to School Night on September 16th at 6pm. Please see the attached documents for more information about the schedule and what to expect during the evening.
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Football Team Fiat Raffle, ends October 30th

The Yorba Linda High School Football Booster Club is selling raffle tickets to win a FIAT for $20.00 each! JSTAR has donated a Fiat to be raffled off at the Esperanza v. YLHS game on 10/30. Click to read more info...
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Senior Ads Early Bird Deadline October 20th

It is time to start thinking about Senior Ads for the yearbook. There is an early bird deadline if you can turn in your ad by October 20th. Please call The Yearbook Company at 951-274-9561 if you have any questions. Click for a handout
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Re-Imagine High School Leadership

Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is a national high school leadership program focused on impact through action. The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer. Come be a part of the movement at Yorba Linda High School. Click to read more...
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Senior Survey Now Online!

If you are graduating in 2015, please take the Senior Survey. Information from the survey will be used by the district to help improve our schools.
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Yearbook Distribution Starts Friday at MORP Dance

You can get your yearbook early by attending the Morp dance on Friday. Senior distribution will be on Tuesday, June 2 before school, break, and lunch. You must have your student ID card to get your yearbook. Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen distribution will be on Wednesday, June 3rd before school, break, and lunch. Click for more info.
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YLHS PTSA Mock New PSAT Sat., May 30th, 2015

Did you know that the NEW PSAT is coming out in October? Take a practice of the new PSAT to prepare for the real exam without affecting your official record! To sign up, return the bottom part of the flyer along with your payment of $15 to the Front office no later than Thursday, May 28th. Click for flyer.
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YLHS Art Show Starts May 28th at 6:30pm

May 28th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, will be the opening reception for the YLHS Art Show. This show displays student generated art works from the 2014-2015 school year. Join us in the library for this amazing show! Click for a flyer.
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