Students of the MONTH

Monday, February 3, 2014

Second Semester... In Spring?

It was an unusually warm start to our second semester, with short sleeves making a comeback and students basking in the sun...

High Five Everyone! 
The staff have started a new recognition system, they're giving high fives! Around the school these handprints will be put up throughout the rest of the year, for students getting recognized by staff for a number of things, including attendance, behavior, effort and improvement. Students earning the high five awards will be put into a drawing each month for different prizes, including lunch with the Principal, and donated items like Warrior gear, sports bags, mp3 players, etc. 

YVHS hosts their 8th Annual Noche Universitaria En Espanol
The Warriors hosted an all-Spanish College Night for Spanish Speaking families, with over 150 people in attendance. Information was presented from several universities, and our Puente program was able to work on recruiting students and laying out the program benefits as well. Congrats to Ms Socorro Lomas and all who put this great event together! 

Performing Arts on a Roll
The Legally Blonde rehearsals have begun! The cast is excited and energetic and working on a very quick time schedule to get this monster show off the ground! With Mr. Carter at the helm of music direction, cast learned hard harmonies all week to get the pop-style soundtrack to come alive. Watch for more progress to come! Elle Woods is to be played by McKenna Duncan (11th grade), Warner Huntington III will be played by Senior Matt Boer, and Emmett Forrest is to be played by Senior Devin Rader. OMG you guys!!

Junior Rachel Gephart has been serving as a technical crew member for YV productions for 3 years now, and she just started an internship with the Lesher Center tech staff as a lighting design assistant! Lighting Designer David Lam has taken Rachel under his wing for the Diablo Theater Company production of Guys and Dolls, set to open on February 7th, and Rachel has been in the booth learning Gobos, lighting cues, programming, and more. Great job Rachel! 

Our own Performing Arts Director, Kelly Cooper, has one more weekend dancing in the PCRT production of 'A Chorus Line', closing Sunday February 9th at the Pleasanton Firehouse. The show has been receiving fantastic reviews, and Ms. Cooper has had a blast being back on stage and looks forward to doing another show soon! See it while you can!

Donors Choose Projects- Warriors Need YOU!!
There are several projects that teachers have on donors choose and we wanted to highlight them here, spread the word, and try to get these projects funded! 

Mr. Larios- Ceramics- The ceramics lab needs a new kiln. They have an old one but there are many issues and it won't last too long. 
To donate click HERE!

Mrs. Fletcher- Physiology- She is seeking a new hands on skeleton to help teach anatomy- this project will only be up for 25 more days! 

To donate CLICK HERE!

Ms Cooper- Renaissance- The class needs supplies as we have no operating budget- we need paper and paints to get ready for the spring WOW assembly. 
To Donate Click HERE!

Ms. Addiego- Math- Need Common Core Lab learning supplies!

To Donate Click HERE

Ms.Conover- Trail Access Program- Needs Ink for printed materials for students with visual learning needs! 

To Donate Click Here! 

Music Boosters Host a Comedy Night! 

Ygnacio Valley Music Boosters is hosting Comedy Sportz- A PROFESSIONAL IMPROV TROUPE
Comedy, Cookies, and Cakes
Friday Feb. 7, 7:30pm

         Comedy Sportz is a live, family friendly professional performance. For the ticket price of only $15 per person you can enjoy the award winning interactive comedy show where two teams of "act-letes" improvise scenes for audience laughs and points.  We will have goodies, coffee, and water, all for just $1 per item.
For tickets email or use the order form that will be in the office mailboxes tomorrow, Jan. 30.

 This link will take you to a video that will show you how fun Comedy Sportz is
Please join us for an evening of laughs, while supporting our music program.

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