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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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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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