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Ygnacio Valley Good Week Newsletter

October 13, 2013

Let There be LIGHTS        

It has finally been decided! Ygnacio Valley, by fall of 2015, will be able to play under permanent lights! The decision was made on Wednesday night in the much-delayed final vote, and the Warriors will be able to play under the lights that we've always dreamed of. Ygnacio Valley would like to thank the Boosters for their tireless work, Mark Tran, the AD for his endless campaigning, responding, research and work, students, and staff, and of course the neighbors of Ygnacio Valley, for being very patient and deciding what was best for the future of YV. 
Ygnacio Valley 2013

Ygnacio Valley 1967

Breast Cancer Awareness Banner and Pink Football Game

Renaissance Leadership has been working on a banner for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With the banner traced and colored in, students and staff and former staff were able to put their pink painted hands on the banner for themselves and for those that they honored, loved ones who have fought or are fighting Cancer. We have several survivors on staff who all came out to contribute, including Ms. Sharon Thompson (7 year survivor), Ms. Laura Hallberg (6 year survivor), and Mrs. Trina Reilley, (10 year survivor) Joining the event were also former staff members and survivors Kari Reed (2 years) and Sandy Spaulding. Many loved ones were honored. The canvas was generously donated by the Tortolani Family. It is now hanging on the tennis court fence. 

On Friday, the Warriors wore all pink for the football game versus Concord High School. The Warriors were encouraged to wear pink to the game, and players were taped in pink tape, to show support as people fight against breast cancer. Tuesday's Volleyball  game against College Park High School will also be a Paint it Pink game, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Cross Country has a Meet to Remember

Ygnacio Valley’s Cross Country team had an incredible on Wednesday. Running against three other schools, YV was looking for a boost. Jorge Bernabe-Velazquez decided to step in for the roll. Running the fastest time in YV history, and coming in third overall in his very first race... as a Sophomore! The boys edged out all three opponents. Congratulations to Jorge and the entire Cross Country team. Look for great things in the meets to come! 

Homecoming Reveals the Emerald City

On Friday, the Ygnacio Valley campus was covered in Tin Men, Cowardly Lions, Scarecrows, Wicked Witches, Good Witches, and Dorothys. When students asked what this was for, they were told, “Come to the quad at lunch and find out.”  The wait was over.  The homecoming theme was revealed as The Wizard of Oz- This is the 75th Anniversary of the Classic Movie Release, and it is timeless as ever. Looking out among the quad, you could see the excitement- ready to head to Emerald City for Homecoming October 26th. 

United Mt Diablo Athletic Foundation
This year marked year 7 for the UMDAF 5K fundraiser, and another great year for the Warriors to participate in the fun and the cause. The morning was divided into two parts- a competitive race with about 160 runners, and the fun run, with more than 200 runners. Representatives from all six high schools were there, with participants from may different teams and playing seasons working to raise money and show appreciation for the foundation that works so hard to keep our sports going. 
YV sports med taking care of their own

YV Cheer at the finish line

Athletic Director Mark Tran and cutie patootie Katie (5)

ASB Leadership Director Corissa Stobing, husband Chuck and her twins Kieran and Thoryn

Principal Stephen Brady and Boosters Paul Kitchell, Deb Heinzmann, and Sherry Leonard

Athletic Trainer Kelly Cooper and kids Aidan (6) and Leah (4)

Sports Medicine keeping everyone safe

YV Current and Former staff finishing strong

Columbus Day Parade brings out the Golden Warriors
The YVHS Golden Warriors marching band made a stellar appearance at the annual Italian Heritage Columbus Day Parade. The band looked outstanding in their dress blues and performed for a solid crowd on a beautiful day in San Francisco. 
Color Guard captain Danielle Tortolani

Drum Major Andrew Buscemi

Kayla Samuels is excited!

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