Ygnacio Valley High School
Week of November 4-8
Marching Band Ends Their Season on a HIGH NOTE!
The Golden Warriors marched to Victory at their very last competition this season, the Napa Band Review, earning a third place finish for the band, and another FIRST PLACE finish for the Color Guard. This has been a stellar year for the band, and a particularly excellent start for first year Band Director, Zach Pattison. Congratulations, Warriors- we are proud of you! See their performance HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Education Academy Loses a Great One
The Warriors and the Education Academy said goodbye to their 19 year CTE teacher, Ms. Laura Hallberg, as she served her last day with YVHS. Ms. Hallberg has accepted a special assignment with the district for the Equity and Disproportionality Team to work with schools in solving their disparities as seen by the Office of Civil Rights. Ms. Hallberg has been a campus favorite for many years, teaching German in the early days, and then Education I and II, overseeing the academy and the student internships into local elementary schools. She bravely and publicly battled breast cancer and has served as an ambassador on campus for Breast Cancer Awareness month.We will miss her greatly, but it's only see you later... YVHS is a pilot school for PBIS, and she will be working closely with our team. And of course, Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior.
Warrior Music performs in the Annual Fall Concert
The Music Department shined in their annual Fall Concert as the Jazz band, Madrigals, and Concert Choirs performed selections for a great audience on Thursday. Zach Pattison, instrumental music director, led the Warriors with aplomb and Geoff Carter, Vocal Music Director kept everyone hoppin' with a variety of Doo Wop and classic tunes. The Warrior musicians will perform together again with the Dance III class and Drama Club on a recruiting tour Thursday the 14th at feeder schools Oak Grove Middle and Pleasant Hill Middle.
Ygnacio Valley Hosts the Fall Special Olympics for the 6th yearThe Special Olympics brought area students from the district and area districts to compete in soccer events on Thursday in Warrior Stadium. Over 100 YVHS students volunteered for the event, serving as timers, referees, welcome crews, sports medicine and more. It was a great day of hope, inspiration, camaraderie and sport. Ygnacio Valley will be hosting the Special Olympics again in the spring for track and field events. Congratulations and thank you to VP Rianne Pfaltzgraff for coordinating these events.
Front Office gets a Facelift
The campus just got more beautiful, with a huge help from Memory Woodard and the Concord Rotary Club. Memory has been a long supporter of YVHS, along with Rotary, largely funding our Link Crew program and Interact club. Memory saw a need at the front office for a makeover and recruited Scott Bevan, from Studio Attune, to help design it. Hands down, the office looks amazing! What a great upgrade to the campus- thank you Memory, and thank you to Concord Rotary!
Warriors play the last game of the Football Season
The Warriors fell to the College Park Falcons on Friday 42-12 in the final game of the season. It was a busy season for the Warriors, and for the Sports Medicine team as well, as they were able to serve the football teams all season long, learning essential medical skills and patient care techniques along the way. Thank you to the entire coaching staff, led by Julius Cross for JV, and Philip Puentes for Varsity, for their dedication and leadership all season, and to our Head Athletic Trainer, Kelly Cooper, for keeping our teams healthy and safe.