Students of the MONTH

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

It's Getting Chilly- means Playoff time!

5pm at Ygnacio Valley HS
The season at hand means shorter days, colder mornings, and playoff season! Let's recap what has been happening to wind down October. 

Volleyball finishes strong with some great games against College Park, Concord, and some tough matchplay in the annual tournament we hosted this weekend, with games against Montgomery HS and more. 

Cross country makes a great showing at DVAL's with Jorge Bernabe Velazquez winning the race at the varsity level, and Dylan Lynch earning a 7th place finish in the JV level. Best wishes to Cross country as they prepare to compete at the NCS championships! 

Angela Guzman goes up in a JV stunt 
Cheer has ended the football season strong, with several halftime performances and a lot of work going in to being prepared for every game, proudly performing new cheers and dances for the crowds. Congrats and thank you to Devin Collins (JV Coach) and Ashley Alvarez (VA coach) for navigating a successful season! 

BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS Breaking down the Walls club, led by advisor Erica Huie, has started up again, with a focus on campus cohesion and a positive community- beginning with Welcome Wednesdays! The club meets in front of the school in the morning and greets cars and students as they enter the campus- what a great way to start our days! 

For the third time, Ygnacio Valley hosts the All District College and Career Fair, with over 200 campuses represented to talk to students and give virtual tours of what they have to offer. Students from around the district flocked to the great event and got a better idea of how to narrow down their choices and make some big decisions in their senior year. Huge kudos and thanks to YV parent Ilana Samuels for organizing this incredible event! 

Donors Choose CEO Charles Best and YVHS STEM teacher Kelly Cooper

On October 19th, our very own Ms. Cooper was invited to join 49 other STEM teachers in the Bay Area to a special Donors Choose event at Levi Stadium. The organization invited 50 teachers in honor of Levi hosting the 50th Superbowl this February, and those teachers were treated to dinner, and a special gift from CEO Charles Best and Chevron Partners- fully funded STEM projects! Ms. Cooper was awarded with 10 Chromebooks to be used in the Sports Medicine class, and materials and supplies for student recognition to be used in Renaissance. 
Serendipity- Blue Devils Drumline Bassist Eren Aktari, performing at the Donors Choose event,
 happens to be a YVHS alum!

The very next day, Science Dept chair Ms. Arthur received funding on Donors choose as well, for science equipment including a Go Pro, refractometer, a laptop, and a ground water demonstration kit, all to be used in our Environmental and Earth Science courses. 
Congratulations to our teachers! 


Homecoming week was a fantastic one, with theme days drawing out more participants than ever, and a rally for all to enjoy. 

Dance 3 in Bond Fashion

Homecoming game was a special treat for players and staff alike, as we prepared to play Mt. Diablo High School - Varsity players were asked to select a staff member to walk them out on the field, and ASB Coordinator Corissa Stobing facilitated making shirts for each staff member to have and keep with their players name and number on it. 

Super Bowl participants and YV alum Gordon Gravelle was on hand to present to our school the Golden NFL Super Bowl commemorative football, a gift from the NFL in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. 

An auspicious beginning which served us well, as we went on to defeat the Red Devils! 
YV staff getting ready to walk out their Varsity football players

Homecoming Court- King Hodari Cooper, Grand Marshall Leo Rosilio and Queen April Stark
And of course Lawn Chair Friday with the staff

Royal Emperor and Empress- Mr. Vasarhely and Ms. Anaya!

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