November 1, 2013
Choirs from District Come Together for All District Choral Festival
On Tuesday, all choirs in the district were invited to participate in a combined District Choral Festival at YVHS. Schools including Northgate, College Park, Clayton Valley, and of course Ygnacio Valley all participated and had been given a few pieces to practice for this festival. The day before, all schools had the opportunity to have one final run through with each other. When the festival began, there was a combined choir for all the schools, along with a few smaller performances by each individual group. Choir and Madrigals director, Mr. Carter, was very pleased by the performances by each group. “All the groups killed it on Tuesday,” Carter said about the festival. YV’s solo performance featured the Mad Men, a group of male madrigal singers whose barbershop song “Coney Island Baby” made the audience erupt in laughter and screams. Way to go Warriors!
Blood Drive- Warriors Saving Lives
ASB Leadership organized the first blood drive of the year, and Warriors stepped up to save 180 lives through the donation of whole blood and plasma. They were awarded for their efforts with t-shirts and cookies. Bleeding hearts indeed!
College Fair Buzz
Wednesday October 30, YVHS hosted a District College Fair for all students and adults seeking information and contacts into higher education. More than eighty colleges and universities attended the event, in a hope to grab some seniors and juniors who needed more information about what was available. Nearly 1000 people attended, making it largely the most successful college fair to date. Students came away with new inspiration as to what is out there, and colleges garnered new interest in their programs. A huge thank you to organizer Ilana Samuels, a YV parent, with the help of Efa Huckaby, our Vice Principal, and Sherry Whitmarsh, YV parent and former board member.
Halloween and Trunk or Treat
Thursday being Halloween, the students were excited to come up with costume ideas that they could wear to the school. From jocks to zombies, all the students were looking for a scare or a laugh that day. After school, the freshmen had the opportunity for candy and prizes at the Link Crew event, Trunk or Treat! With plenty of games, candy, and a costume party to top it all off, the students got hyped up before they got home! Special thanks to the CARES After School Program for getting the event going!
|ASP Staff and YV alum Daphnee Valdez gets in the spirit|
|After school program getting mummified|
Lunch with Principal for Doing what is Right?
That's right- Students have been in a drawing all month- if they have no tardies throughout the day, 8 students a week were chosen and were given a pass to lunch 5 minutes early every Friday. If they had zero tardies all month, they went into a drawing for a free lunch with Mr. Brady. Friday marked the first of these lunches... and it was delicious!
Thanks so much to Kinders in Walnut Creek for your support!
Friday Night Lights- Senior Night!
Friday marked the last of a long homestand for the Warriors, hosting the Mt Diablo Devils- JV won their first game of the season against the devils in a great athletic battle, and the Varsity Warriors fell in a close game. This Friday marks the final game for the Warriors against College Park at DVC, 7pm.
|Senior night for Cheer and Football|
|All Sports Med Students are Seniors... It was their night too :)|
Cross Country Big Finish
The YVHS boys cross country team was the team to beat this season, in a close tie for first entering the league championship. While the Warriors fell to the Falcons, Sophomore runner Jorge Bernabe took the league championship in his first season running. The Warriors ended the season with a 5-1 DVAL record. Sofia Campos also ran well, finishing 20th overall and making 3rd team all league. Congratulations Warriors!!