Students of the MONTH

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rain rain- thank goodness...

Warrior News 
February 28, 2014

It was a rainy week in Warrior-land, and the much needed water flow was welcome by most. It did make for an interesting soccer match Wednesday, and several practices were cancelled with the wet fields, but with the district cutting back on watering areas, the landscaping was relieved! 
Here's the week in review

Time to sign! 
Students in the 9-11th grades have been meeting with admin all week, weighing their options for courses for the coming school year. With some great options like the academies, digital arts courses, Engineering I, AP bio and AP chem, Drama- the students have a tough choice ahead! Teachers are looking forward to some new department offerings and anxious to see how signups will play out. 

Boy's Soccer falls to Hercules
In a great match played on the YV pitch, Boys soccer ultimately fell to Hercules in OT, 3-2. All goals scored were made during the second half, which made for a great back and forth game. Hercules scored both of their regular time goals on corner kicks. BigBee scored the first YV goal, with Jonathan Ayala bringing in the second one. The Warrior soccer team had an incredible soccer season and we are so proud of their work! 

On Tuesday the Health Academy juniors were treated to a "Speakeasy" and illegal nightclub during the prohibition era. Students dressed in costume, were given a secret password and had to find the hidden location of the Speakeasy. Once inside, students were treated to illegal drinks and snacks (sparkling apple cider and Cheez-its) watched a silent film, and rotated through different stations and learned about different parts of the 1920's. In the end it was busted up by admin and Mr. Lucas was escorted away in handcuffs. It is a great way to bring history to life!

YV's Got Talent
The Renaissance class put together the annual talent show, with a Hollywood theme. Student acts included singing, freestyling and dancing and proved once again that we are a hotbed for some great natural talent. The night belonged to Salvador Gonzalez, who sang a Jessie J song, complete with balloons, strobe lights and confetti. Second place went to Amec Lujan and two of his guest dancer friends, YV alum Jesus Lizarraga and Julian Damontay, dancing to a love medley. Third place was awarded to another trio, Aaliyah Minor, Laxmy DeLeon and Rhyndyl Sardina, who sang a medley of songs, many of them throwbacks to the 90's. All three acts will be featured in the WOW assembly in May. 

Leadership Exchange
 ASB leadership attended the 6th annual Concord high leadership exchange on Wednesday. They were able to meet with 8 local high schools and spend time networking and attending workshops. The keynote speaker was Scott Greenberg, who taught the students the important lesson of being true to yourself. It was a great day and a ton of ideas were exchanged!

EWaste and Rummage Sale
Fundraising efforts peaked this weekend, with the Grad Night committee putting on an ewaste Fundraiser all day and the Music Boosters putting their efforts into the rummage sale. Both events were successful, and students came to put their hours in for the cause. 

Speaking of Fundraising
We need your help in supporting our only fundraiser that benefits all YV Sports teams. This adult-only event is on Saturday, March 22, and includes a catered dinner by Kinder's BBQ, raffle and silent auction- with great items like Disneyland tickets, SF Giants and SF Ballet tickets, Hornblower dinner cruise, waterskiing on the Delta, and gift certificates to many local restaurants! Please plan to attend so that we can continue to support all of our school teams- we may have limited funding next year from outside sources, and we want to make sure our sports teams can continue to thrive! Tickets cost $35 until March 5th, and $40 afterwards. To order tickets please contact or pick up a form in the school office or go to the YVHS website and click on the Athletic Boosters tab. We look forward to seeing you there!

And in Good News- 
One of our school Donorschoose projects just got funded! Ms. Cooper's Renaissance project just got fully funded thanks to the generosity of parents, personal friends, alums and community members! Ms. Cooper's class will be receiving much needed supplies for the awards season, where they will be putting together the awards shows for the end of the year, including the Spring WOW Assembly. 
Thank you to everyone for your support! Still looking for ways to donate? Go to and search for Ygnacio Valley High School. We still have projects open!  

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