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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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Staff, Student, and Parent Survey Results

Results are in from the Student, Parent, and Staff surveys taken in April. The leadership team has already reviewed the results, and will be revisiting the results in August during staff training for the 2015-2016 school year. Click to read...
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Senior Awards List

Click to see the Senior Awards Winner List and the Self-Reported Scholarship List from last night's Senior Awards. Congratulations to all of our excellent Seniors!
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OCDE Article on Gold Ribbon Schools

Click <a href="http://newsroom.ocde.us/2015/05/05/45-oc-middle-and-high-schools-honored-as-california-gold-ribbon-schools/" target="_blank">HERE</a> to read an article from the Orange County Department of Education regarding the 45 OC middle and high schools (including YLHS) that are 2015 Gold Ribbon Schools.
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A Few 2015 Prom Photos

A small number of prom photos provide by staff can be found <a href="http://www.ylhs.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=38879" target="_blank">HERE</a>.
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Need More Service Hours?

Travis Ranch PTA needs volunteers to help out at their Big Top Carnival on May 30th.
Shifts are available from 8am to 4:30pm. Click for more info.
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YLHS once again ranked among the top high schools in the US

US News and World Reports has ranked YLHS as the #841 (a top 3%) high school in the nation. We are also #159 (a top 7%) high school in the state of California, and #1 in the PYLUSD! We have again received a "Silver" Award from US News and World Reports. In the US, there are approximately 29,000 high schools. Click <a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/districts/placentia-yorba-linda-unf/yorba-linda-high-3041" target="_blank">HERE</a> to see our entry in the list.
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PTSA Honorary Service Awards

Each year PTA's and PTSA's across the nation recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in volunteer service to the youth in our community and public schools. The following people received PTSA Service Awards: Lisa Tully, Jamie Jauch, Kino Oaxaca, Dave Salinas/Chick-fil-A, Susie Beatificato, Shea Runge, Denelle Kaminski Click to read about their contributions.
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YLHS Recognized as a 2015 Gold Ribbon School

Congratulations to our terrific staff, students, parents, and community members at YLHS. We are being recognized as a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School. See the attached letter from Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of the California Department of Education. Way to go Mustangs!! -- Principal Dave Flynn
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Every 15 Minutes SIMULTATION Video Now Available

The full accident SIMULATION video from the Every 15 Minutes program is now posted on YouTube.com. The video is intense, so be prepared for an emotional response. YLHS Advanced Video Production did an excellent job of preparing this video. You can watch it <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw9h04WZbHc" target="_blank">HERE</a>. This program was held in April for Junior and Senior students at YLHS.
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Link Crew Applications

Want to lead our freshmen into a great first year at YLHS? Click here to download Link Crew applications for returning or new Link Crew leaders!
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Gradnight Yard Signs

Attention Seniors and Parents, Graduation Yard Signs are on sale and can be purchased with cash/check and an order form, or you can pay online 24/7 using PayPal, credit/debit card. Click <a href="http://ylhsgradnight.weebly.com/purchase-your-graduation-yard-sign.html" target="_blank">HERE</a> to order online, or click on this news item to get an order form. Order deadline is Friday, May 15th.
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YLHS Grad Night 2015 Tickets

Attention Seniors and Parents, Grad Nite tickets are on sale! Tickets can be purchased with cash/check and the order form or you can pay online 24/7 using a credit/debit card or Pay Pal. To get more information or purchase your ticket online please go to <a href="http://ylhsgradnight.weebly.com" target="_blank">http://ylhsgradnight.weebly.com</a>. Buy your tickets now, since the price goes up after April 3rd!
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PYLUSD 2nd Annual Family/Friends Night at Angel Stadium

Join fellow friends, teammates, and family for a fun filled night at the ballpark. Tickets are $20.00 and our section is RIGHT FIELD MVP – SECTIONS 236-240. The game is FRIDAY, MAY 29 @ 7:05PM – ANGELS VS. TIGERS. Click here to fill out the registration form. Please turn in your forms with payment to the librarian. Don’t forget to wear your YLHS gear.
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Practice SAT, ACT, and ERA tests Sat., March 28th. Register now!

Sign up for a MOCK SAT, ACT or ERA test to be given at YLHS on Saturday, March 28th. The cost is $15.00. Registration Forms are due by Thursday, March 26th. Don’t miss this opportunity to refine your test taking skills and to prepare for the official SAT and ACT exams. Click for registration flyer.
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YLHS Women's Soccer Shoe Drive Fundraiser

The YLHS Women's Soccer Program has partnered with Angel Bins for an upcoming Shoe Drive being held on Saturday, March 28th. Do you have any unwanted shoes you would like to donate? Click here to learn more...
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Abe Ochoa YLHS Fundraiser!!

Abe Ochoa will be representing the Yorba Linda Mustangs as he competes in the 26th Annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships March 27th to March 29th in Virginia Beach VA. Click to learn how YOU can help Abe attend this national competition.
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YLHS Website Photo Contest

Soon, the YLHS.ORG website will have a fresh new updated look. As part of that update, we need new photos for the homepage. If you are a staff member or student who would like to participate in our YLHS website photo contest, click to learn the details...
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Mustang Pride Day

PTSA Student Leadership Group will be hosting their annual Mustang Pride Day on Saturday, March 14th. Please click here for more details!
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Honorary Service Award Nominations Being Accepted until March 4th

Each year the PTA/PTSA's recognize individuals who have gone "Above and Beyond" in service to youth in the public schools. We invite you to nominate deserving teachers/staff/volunteers. The deadline is the end of school on Wednesday March 4th. Award recipients will be announced at the Renaissance Rally. Click for form and more info.
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Last Minute Shot Allows Mustang Win!

With 6 seconds remaining in the game and Yorba Linda trailing by one point, the Mustang's Eric Hezmalhalch grabs a rebound and dribbles the length of the court and dishes to Isaac Douglass who drains the 16 footer from behind the free throw line as time expires. Click <a href="http://vimeo.com/119310589" target="_blank"><b>HERE</b></a> to watch!
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PTSA Pony Express Newsletter

The Winter Pony Express Newsletter is now available to view. Check out what has been happening with YLHS's PTSA: Awards, Parent Education, Programs, Gifting, and Fall Student of the Month honorees. Click to view.
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