Students of the MONTH

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Spring 2015 and the End to a Great Year

College Signing Day
For National College Signing Day, Warriors came out in the University Gear and declared their intent for their chosen universities, from Diablo Valley College, to University of Nevada Reno, UCLA to Expressions College. So excited to move forward to their next chapter! 

Senior Nicolas Hutchins is heading off to UNR! 
3rd Annual Performing Arts Awards Night
The performing arts program celebrated their student successes from the year. Students were honored for years in the Advanced programs, Excellence in performance, choreography and composition, and crossing over into multiple disciplines. Dancer of the Year was awarded to Kayla Samuels, Vocalist of the Year went to Nicolas Hutchins, Musician of the Year went to Margo Oka, and Performer of the Year was awarded to Daniel Gonzalez and Rhyndyl Sardina for their work in the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". Great recaps of performances were enjoyed by the over 200 family crowd, and everyone had a great time! 
Seniors Conor Boal and Rhyndyl Sardina perform

Madmen hit the stage one last time

Madri-Gals take the Stage

Jazz Band Rocks the Audience

Sports Med visits the Pros
The sports medicine class was thrilled for the opportunity to visit the Athletic Training facility at St Mary's College and get a great chalk talk with Dr. Tony Kearns, the Head Athletic Trainer for the University. They were then treated to a tour of the new baseball facility with DLS alum and Asst Baseball coach Dan Costanza. Afterward, the Warriors went off to the Oakland Coliseum to meet up with team doctor Will Workman, who got called into surgery last minute. So the sports med interns took the opportunity to enjoy Sonny Gray at the mound and an A's game! 

Tony Kearns talks it up with the Warriors about Sports Medicine in College

The Gaels' new baseball facility

Ms. Lamb enjoying the brisk spring air
Lady Warrior Softball Ends Strong
The Lady Warriors ended a season battle with strong play over the Mt Diablo Devils. Great job Warriors! 

 Prom 2015
Warriors were treated to a 'Night to Remember' at sea for their prom this year, returning to a boat again for the first time in a decade. It was a wonderful evening, albeit a little chilly on deck! Catered sit-down dinner, awesome DJ, and several decks of fun, including karaoke on the bottom deck. 

Seniors McKenna Duncan and Michael Mendoza looking glam

Chaperones Cooper and Stobes hamming it up 

Renaissance Leadership WOW's the Warriors with 
Student Excellence Recognition
Warriors were honored at the Spring WOW assembly for perfect attendance, GPA improvement of .5 or more between semesters, GPA excellence, and more! Performers included the top 3 performers from the Talent Show, and the assembly ended with a teacher dance to Uptown Funk that brought the Warriors to their feet! Such a fun way to celebrate achievement! 

Renaissance Crew making it happen

Nic Hutchins sings while Lauren Curtis (Junior) plays the piano

Teachers and Flash Mob get funky
Spring One Act Plays Please the Audience
The Drama club never fails to wow, and this round they dropped the comedy for a dramatic turn in the student directed, 'Flowers of Algernon' (directed by Erin McMann) What a great way to end a productive year for the thespians! 

Alums giving back
We love it when the Warriors return to give back to the new generation, and this spring was no exception- two notables were dancer 'Sarah Angel' Dougherty, class of 2010, who is now a founding member of local hip hop troupe 'Funkmode', who came back to teach Dance 3 a routine for the final rally. It was crowd pleaser! 

Also returning was Misaki Liu, Class of '84, who now owns 'One Way Studios', and installed the new sound system in the dance studio, and tuned up our system in the Multi Use Room. Thank you alums!! 

Class of 2015 - Graduated! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

April Flew By!

Here is what has been happening in Warrior Territory since we last checked in- hold onto your seats- it's been a wild ride! 

All Abilities Dance Hosted by Combined Leadership Classes
The ASB and Renaissance Leadership classes got together to host a day Black Light Dance for all of our students with special needs. They had a snack bar, great music, and best of all, a great time. What a fantastic new tradition to start here at YV! Kudos to Luke Ryan, a senior in ASB, for spear heading the event! 


Sophomore Julie Day with her Aide Michelle

Health Academy Take the State Leadership Conference

The health academy took its students to the State Leadership Conference in Sacramento last month to compete in a variety of events involving health related topics. Students attended workshops and met with healthcare professionals throughout the event, and the Warriors brought home some high accolades! 

Seniors team up for planning
Hosa Bowl team prepping for Round 2
HOSA bowl team earns top 10 nod!
Seniors Ariana Whitmarsh and Kyedda Gabuat final in Job Seeking Skills
YV Health alums place high in their events! (Competing for John Muir Health)
Excitement at awards night
ASB Goes to CASL
Our student leaders converged at the Annual California Association for Student Leaders, where YV was once again awarded OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM for the state of California for the 6th year in a row! (Congrats to Corissa Stobing!!) They attended workshops, TAUGHT workshops, and were reinvigorated with new ideas and new connections with fellow leadership students. Way to go Warriors!

CASL Delegates from Ygnacio Valley

Senior Casey Hall Presents

Warrior Delegates at CASL

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee = A HIT!! 
Warriors took to the stage for our annual Spring Musical, and the musical comedy was a huge hit! Audiences roared as the Warriors used their music, dance, improv and acting skills to pull together a difficult and wonderful show. The show ran for 2 weeks to great crowds, and guest spellers included parents, students, alums, admin and teachers. It was an outstanding performance each night! All but two performers on stage are SENIORS so the closing of this show was bittersweet. 

Magic foot featuring Danny Gonzalez as William Barfee

Opening Number

The tear jerking "I Love You Song" featuring Erica Stevenson, Claire Rader and Josiah Cisler

Vice Principal Thom K. guesses at the next word