Students of the MONTH

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What is this wet stuff?

Winter Season at YVHS 

As the Warriors gear up for a busy week of holiday activities, we bust out the galoshes and umbrellas and hunker down in the corners of the buildings to try to stay dry. A lot has happened in Warrior territory so let us recap some highlights--

Performing Arts takes Broadway... In SF
Performing arts students took a day to the city to dance and watch one of the greatest Fosse musicals, Chicago. 
They started the morning on Bart getting off at 16th and Mission to walk to the renowned ODC dance center, taking an energetic class called Fusion Rhythms from teacher Dantè. He took the dancers through aerobic routines in a variety of styles from Afro Hatian to Salsa and the students sweat for a good hour and a half, garnering a lot of attention and compliments from class regulars who noticed the "intruders" immediately. 

Then it was off to the Curran theater where John Stapleton (of Seinfeld fame) played the enigmatic Billy Flynn. Great day had by all, and the Health Academy juniors joined in for the show too!

The Health Academy took their own trip to the theater that day as well- #WarriorProud

Our runners were treated to a wet final as they ran the NCS race in the rain. Junior Jorge Bernabe Velazquez finished 27th overall in this high capacity race and the Warriors represented well with 5 males and one female runner qualifying. Congrats to our outstanding runners! 

WOW ASSEMBLY celebrates achievement 

The annual fall wow assembly did not disappoint, and students were honored for GPA improvement, Honor Roll, Principal's list, and more. The Assembly also featured our Golden Warrior announcement, with 16 seniors reviewing the honor. 
Finally, our many talented students were featured with Nelson Flores, Rosemary Cruz, and Dance 3 ending with the staff dancers working their stuff to TI. 

Warrior Family loses a legend
Mr. Art Atkinson, who taught at Ygnacio for 35 years, passed away over the thanksgiving break. Mr. Atkinson had retired in 1986, and was living in Oregon. He is survived by his daughter Deirdre who followed in the legend's footsteps and is a teacher as well. Mr. Atkinson was known to the students as the 'Big Mamoo', and is remembered fondly for pushing the envelope and his dedication. He would greet students at the door and instruct them not to disturb the 'Wa', when they came in, teaching them to focus their energy in a positive way in the classroom and leave the drama behind. He was a huge Bob Dylan fan and would deconstruct lyrics with the students, recognizing the poetry in great songs. 

We will miss you Mr. Atkinson, and thank you for all you gave to all of our Warriors. 

Mr Atkinson and his Daughter Deirdre
A YVHS school newspaper from 1969

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