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YHS Football Lineman Showing Strength
Congrats to the lineman for taking 3rd place at the Santa Fe Lineman Competition.
Kramer and Stuart Earn Nationals Medals
Collin Kramer and Brian Stuart's Orange County club volleyball team earned medals at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. Kramer and Stuart return for their final season on YHS' powerful volleyball team.
Triumphant Class of 2017 Commencement
By nearly all accounts, the class of 2017 set the bar for future generations of Thunderbirds in terms of academic performance, athletic achievements and the professional level of arts and performance. The class received their diplomas Wednesday and set off to conquer their new worlds.
The Speeches of the 2017 Commencement
Watch and listen again to the stirring and thoughtful speeches of the 2017 Commencement
YCJUSD Board President Patricia Ingram
Principal Shad Kirkland
2017 Commencement Hats
Another tradition that raises YHS above its peers is the decoration of the head gear a graduate wears at commencement. These decorations make clear the hopes, dreams and desires of the Class of 2017.
Mike Bagg Named Mountain Bike Racing National Coach of the Year
Mike Bagg, coach of the successful YHS Mountain Bike Racing Team, was just named the National Interscholastic Cycling Association Coach of the Year for 2016. Bagg, who founded the team in 2008, has guided the dominant program in Southern California. Nearly all local teams are pattered after the YHS program. read more
Great Art at YHS
Talented senior Andrew Flores, showing his final painting for Adv. Art. It tells a story about his life so far.
HBS Academy Culminating Activity
From crime scene investigation to autopsy findings, a year-long study concluded as 120 freshmen from the Health and Biomedical Science Academy held a Socratic Seminar-style symposium to discuss the simulated case file of Anna Garcia.
Best Buddies at Knotts
The Best Buddies Club had an amazing day at Knotts Berry Farm Wednesday.
Block Y Athlete of the Week
Sophomore Alyssa Barrick becomes the first mountain bike racer to be named a Block Y Athlete of the Week, Barrick, just finished her second season riding on the team was named the team Most Valuable Rider, earning more points than anyone on the team. Along with her considerable athletic talent, Barrick's teachers report she is a hardworking and engaged student.
2017 Engineering Senior Showcase
gallery photos by Ms. McKibban
Watch the LPS Academy Bootcamp Video
Night In The Trenches 2017
Perhaps the most awaited event of the 2016/7 school year was the Night In The Trenches World War I reenactment. Developed and managed by Kaiser John Taylor and General David Paul, YHS students spent the night of May 12th on a simulated Northern France battlefield, reliving the horrors of the trenches.
photo gallery by Scott Kennedy
Order a Lei For Graduation
Battle of the Bands
Featuring Stay Tuned, The Nervous System and more! Contact Mr. Stewart or an Interact Club member for tickets.
May 26th - 7p.m.
35600 Singleton Road
LPS Academy 3rd Annual Safety Expo
LPS Academy student proudly displayed their projects Tuesday at the YHS LPS Safety Expo.
gallery -photos processed by Emma Dixon
A Great Teacher-Every Day
Science educator Rick Piercy ends his time at YHS in a couple of weeks. Piercy has been long regarded by his peers as the heart and soul of YHS. He leaves this campus a much better place, largely due to his passion to be excellent and his desire for all of us to give our students the best education we can, every day.
2017 Technology-Art Department Honor Graduates
2017 Inland Solar Challenge
The Solar Boat Team competed at Yucaipa Regional Park in the Inland Solar Challenge against 6 other area high schools. The team took 2nd Place in both the Sprint and Slalom events and 3rd in Endurance.
YHS High Tech Medical Training
Medical Interventions students use laparoscopic trainer boxes to practice laparoscopic surgery techniques for kidney transplantation.
Jose's Supports YHS Interact
Join the Yucaipa High School Interact Club at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, 33527 Yucaipa Blvd., on May 24, 2017 from 11 am to 10pm.
Proceeds go to the Interact Club to help with community service projects and support the youth of the community.
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A Night In The Trenches
Social Studies faculty, led by John Taylor and David Paul, constructed their WWI simulation today.
FREE Summer Career Training
InTech Training for the Youth is offering two FREE programS for students interested in electrical or mechanical training. Students will be learning the Craft Fundamentals of Industrial Electrical and Mechanical Training and earning Industry recognized certifications. Upon completion, students will walk away with an OSHA – 10 Certification, NCCER: Core Certification, CPR/First-Aid Certification. June classes will also be learning a portion of Level 1 and can finish their certification here after they turn 18 if interested in continuing. These courses are at no cost, all books, testing fees and certifications are covered by the grant.To register, go to the link on the flyer. Space is limited
2017 AVID Senior Class
AVID seniors recently received hard-earned keepsakes to accompany their graduation caps and gowns, including AVID sashes, medallions, and cords for AP studies. The annual AVID Senior Awards Night also included academic recognition of students from all AVID grade levels.
Seniors practiced this week for the annual PowderPuff game on May 25th.
Class of 2007 Reunion Information
LPS Mock Trial Resolves Stolen Lunch Money Case
Today Deputy County Counsel, Mr. Adam Miederhoff, hosted a Mock Trial - The Case of the Stolen Lunch Money - for Mrs. Simon's LPS English 10 class. Thank you Mr. Miederhoff for the wonderful experience!!
CIF Champion Wrestlers Get Their Rings
The CIF Championship Wrestling Team received their rings today at YHS.
Senior Engineering Showcase
Please join us for an evening of viewing these wonderful projects the students have been working so diligently on during their senior year at YHS.
Just Another Day in Mr. Simon's Fire Science Class
Chromebook testing in Fire Science
Appointed Commissioner Positions
Spring Festival 2017
YCJUSD Superintendent Cali Binks and YHS Art Department Chair Lori Gifford at the Spring Festival Friday night at YHS.
Watch Jason lead the YHS Band
This Family Ran For YHS
Tyler, Tanner and Tori Dutchover, over a period of 10 years, set an amazingly high bar for future YHS distance runners....and they're nice people too! see article
Good Lesson From CECA
Mrs. Carlisle's fifth graders, from CECA, gave presentations on the dangers of texting and driving to YHS students.
It's Football Conditioning Time!
YHS Football players have spent May rounding into shape for what looks to be an amazing 2017 season.
Block Y Athlete of the Week
Cody Stevens - Baseball
Sr. Pitcher/First Base
Record of 6-3
ERA of 0.93
62 Strike Outs
.420 Batting Ave
Leading the team in hits and On Base Percentage
One of our Thunderbirds
One of our magnificent hawks, who glide daily over our campus, stopped for dinner Thursday evening near the gym.
Summer Is Coming Fast
Winter Gross and her longboard enjoying a beautiful May morning at YHS.
Citrus Belt Area Athletic Directors Association Outstanding Athletes Nathan Martinez and Hannah Stevenson.
Academy Students Hangout With Industry Professional
Engineering Academy 12th Economics students invited Steve Kerpan from SKB Cases to a video conference using our new Google Classroom tool Google Hangout where they learned about international trade and its effects on manufacturing and outsourcing.
Mr. Lewis' Students Collaborate to Learn WWII Events
Students in Mr. Lewis' Modern World History classes worked in collaborative groups to research major events in World War II, then created WWII Era newspapers to peer teach about the war. The newspapers included 3 articles, an obituary, an editorial and a political cartoon.The final evolution of the assignment was to gallery walk the newspapers, and answer questions according to their peers' research and writing. (gallery)
Developing Math Skills at YHS
Tracy Vanderhulst's Math Support class uses Math 180 and various mathematics utilities to develop math skills that will bring success in subsequent courses.
It's AP testing time!
AP U.S. Government students enjoyed a fun breakfast before heading in to their exam last week. Pictured are Savannah Horton and Courtney Carlson.
Egg Babies at YHS
Thermodynamics at YHS
At some schools, you can read about the effect heat has on air in a textbook. In Taylor Horspool's AP Physics 2 class students actually interact with and manipulate that law of nature. (Emma Dixon Photo)
YHS ELAC at UC Riverside
ELAC members and their families attended a youth conference at UCR.
3D and the Planets
Michael Cox zooms in on his 3D solar system project. Created with Autodesk Maya 3D 2017. (video)
Innovation Challenge Team Captures 2nd Place
The Yucaipa High School Innovation Challenge team earned a strong 2nd place finish at Northrup Grumman headquarters this past weekend. The team designed a 6" cube shaped device that when activated deployed a large shield from ambient light. For their efforts, the T-Bird engineers won a $750 prize.
Freshman HBS Students at CHC
Freshman Health and Biomedical Science Academy students recently visited the new Public Safety and Allied Health building at Crafton Hills College. Students witnessed real-time emergency medical response simulations, operated respiratory therapy equipment, and toured the campus' fire training facility.
High School Special Olympics
The YHS delegation to Special Olympic athletes and coaches that participated in the 1st Annual High School Special Olympic Games at Beaumont High School on 4/28/2017. (gallery)
Engineering Students at Mt.SAC
The sophomore engineering academy students toured Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) on April 12. They had a chance to go behind the scenes of the theater and meet with a stage light and truss engineer. He talked to them about Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century and some of the Rigging Math that his engineering students must know. He also emphasized how important it is for theater and stage engineers to get their math right when rigging trusses for stage lights; if a truss can't take the stress put on by the weight of the heavy lights, human lives are at stake!
ASB President - Kyle Bott
ASB Vice President - Anastasia Zacky
Senior Class President - Madi Parr
Senior Class Vice President - Brooklyn Taylor
Senior Class Secretary/Treasurer - Bethany Maksimuk
Senior Class Representative - Bryce Tully
Junior Class President - Jakob Fermanian
Junior Class Vice President - Scuba O'Connor
Junior Class Secretary/Treasurer - Taylor Beck
Junior Class Representative - Blake Rodriguez
Soph. Class President - Danielle Gee
Soph. Class Vice President - George Zacky
Soph. Class Secretary/Treasurer - Bradley Heacock
Soph. Class Representative - Ethan Bunch
Thank You Jeff Marshall
Long time art instructor Jeff Marshall will retire at the end of the school year. Marshall, who has fostered the love of art and design in 1000's of Thunderbirds, looks forward to restoring his 1975 Porsche 911s and polishing his other classic cars.
HBS Students Tour AMR
Freshman Health and Biomedical Science Academy students recently toured the American Medical Response facility in Rancho Cucamonga. The students inspected ambulance bays, received ethics instruction, and took part in compression-only CPR training.
O'Connell Speaks to Interact Club
Sherri O'Connell from the City of Yucaipa spoke to the Interact Club about the Homeless Coalition on April 20th. Pictured with Sherri are President Sunil Alexander, Vice President Genesis Moreno and Secretary Tulsi Patel.
Seussical For Youngsters
Elementary students from all over the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District came to YHS Tuesday for a special performance of Seussical the Musical.
Feeding America Food Drive
Ned Morgan helped pick up food gathered by the YHS community for a Feeding America food drive. Morgan, long regarded as the gold standard for YHS math instruction, was amazed at how the campus had changed since his retirement.
WASC Team Now on Campus
Yucaipa High School's accreditation team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges will be on campus through Wednesday afternoon. The team met Sunday afternoon with YHS administrators, teachers, parents and students.
Block Y Athlete of the Week
Senior volleyball opposite Grant Gordon is this week's Block Y Athlete of the Week. Grant had 16 aces, 8 Blocks, 26 kills at .258 hitting percentage in 2 victories last week.
Every 15 Minutes Safe Driving Presentation at YHS
Raya Signs For Indiana University
CIF Wrestling Champion A.J. Raya signed a national letter of intent for Indiana University Wednesday at YHS. gallery
YHS Senior athletes signed national letters of intent Monday at YHS. Hannah Stevenson-Soccer- Missouri Southern State University, Chris Womack-BWP/swim-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tanner Dutchover-CC/TR- Biola University, Mackenna Mason- CC/TR-Biola University, Kayla Fisher- GVB Vanguard University, Natalie Hadder- GVB-Hope International University (Soctt Kennedy photo) gallery
Computer Graphic Design 2 students animated a simple aquarium using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop CC software. play movie
Coach Jeff Stout, coaches and players celebrate his 800th victory.
Thursday the YHS Law and Public Safety Academy hosted a symposium for young women exploring careers in public safety. Presenters from the public safety community explained their working lives and how a young person could prepare for a career. (photos by Mr. Kennedy's advanced photography students) gallery
The YHS Madrigals toured the San Francisco area over spring break. gallery
Abby Newhouse and 21 other YHS students participated in the Yucaipa Valley Art Show over the break. YHS received a 1st place, 2nd place, and a honorable mention award. Abigail Newhouse received the 1st place award as well as the "People's Choice/Popular Vote Award"
AP Macroeconomics using personal devices to solve the Economics puzzles found in QR codes around campus to win prizes!. gallery
Meet the 2017 class of Hozoni Atet and Junior Ushers download high quality image
YHS Track and Field team hosted the Redlands Terriers Wednesday.
Stephanie DelaMora holds her Lumiére, from Beauty and the Beast, that she constructed in Arts and Crafts.
Twelve Yucaipa High School students talked with six students from Sman 5 Bandung in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The students shared their memories of favorite festivals and what these celebrations mean to them. Students at Yucaipa discussed Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year's, Christmas, and the 4th of July and students at Sman 5 discussed Ramadan and Christmas. They found common ground in the importance of family and unity and Santa Claus and participated in respectful discourse about traditions. The video conference was facilitated by the Generation Global Foundation and teachers Nicki Young and Lisa Swank.
Congratulations to YHS Speech and Debate for earning the Leading Chapter Award in the Southern California District. This honor is based on student participation and is the highest honor you can receive from the National Speech & Debate Association. Congratulations to YHS Speech & Debate members, past and present, as well as to coach John Eichman.
Our Engineering Academy celebrated their "luck" by designing a four-leaf clover that would land face up when flipped! video
Avid Road Trip 2017-UC Santa Barbara, CSU San Francisco, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo gallery
Police Chief Tony Onodera came out to speak to members of the YHS Social Justice Club and Law and Public Safety students.
The YHS Jazz Band with featured soloist Klarise Peters entertained the 8th grade parent meeting Wednesday night with a terrific cover of Aretha Franklin's Respect. play
Congratulations to YHS Senior Chris Womack (right) on his acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Also, congratulations and thanks to dad Daryl Womack for completing the 200+ page YHS Self-Study for the upcoming WASC accreditation visit in April.
What do T-Birds who make great grades, play varsity soccer and contribute to our campus' wonderful student climate do when they leave YHS? They become awesome teachers. Park View Middle School is lucky to have you Ms. Seevers.
Eighth graders from Park View Middle School start their YHS adventure Wednesday.
Jefferey Wallace (9th grade first-year) is one of the first students to finish a 4 month long project that models, textures, and animates a character. Here is his result.
Eighth graders from Mesa View Middle School toured YHS Tuesday. The Mustangs received information about the huge variety of YHS offerings and programs. Check out Mr. Hudson's introduction to our amazing Visual and Performing Arts programs.
Seussical is preparing for its April 21 opening. Sets are getting competed, choreography cleaned up and the kids are doing great!
Honor Drama Thespians from our own Troupe 960, who are pictured with one of the California State Board members. Pictured from YHS are Bryan Rasmus, April Beath, Hayden Moore and Ethan Barnes
Sunil Alexander, Grace Fogel with County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandro and Maxwell Ohikuare co-chair of the Community Vital Signs Steering Committee.
Ms. Flores' 11th graders were working on an essay using YHS' new Chromebook laptops. Students can work on an essay, open documents posted on School Blocks and submit their final essay to turnitin.com., all while staying in the classroom.
Students Sunil Alexander and Grace Fogel present to community panel members (school board members, legislators, city council members, etc...) regarding health and wellness in schools.
Isabelle Vasquez won Best in Show at the San Bernardino County art show for students. Brother Ismael had the fastest swim for his 4x50 relay team that day. A great day for the Vasquez family.
Students in Ms. Wolfe's Freshmen Seminar class experiment with goggles that simulate a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .07 - .10%.
Ms. Richter's Medical Interventions students design and build basic cable prosthetic arms that they must use to pick up a cup drink water from.
Army Staff Sergeant Ambriz, shared the advantages of choosing the Army after graduation.
Dance Team Wins!
Congratulations to the YHS Dance Team for winning 1st place High School Dance- Novice and Judge’s Choice at last Sunday’s competition at Indian Springs HS! Next, the team will be competing, in May, at Knott’s Berry Farm- be sure to wish them luck!
Congratulations to the Yucaipa High School 2017 American Legion Boys State Nominees: L-R back row Samuel Schmidt, Matthew Best, Jeremiah Phillippi, Brandon Thies & Brian Kennedy; front row Al Situmorang, Kyle Bott, & Scott Buchmiller.
After an interview with the American Legion Boys State representatives, Brian Kennedy was selected as the delegate and Samuel Schmidt as the alternate. Brian will spend a week this summer in Sacramento with senior boys from across the state. He will be part of a fun and instructional program learning how our government works, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Dylan Hudson, a freshman at Yucaipa High School, was granted the status of Eagle Scout on January 29, 2017 by the Las Vegas Area Boy Scout Council.
Dylan's Eagle Scout Project consisted of constructing and painting two dugout shade structures on a T-Ball Baseball Field in the City of Blythe. Dylan previously resided in Blythe and recently moved to Yucaipa.
Mr. Strickland's French classes created festive masks to honor the arrival of Mardi Gras. (more photos)
Today in honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, Class 2 of Yucaipa High's Law and Public Safety Academy wrote poems about LPS in Dr. Seuss style.
"Oh the wonderful things LPS can do! We can run like the wind. We can go HooRoo! LPS can do it, how about you?" - in the style of Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You!"
"LPS in uniform. Dark Shoes, Dark Pants, LPS Shirt, Ready to Work!" -in the style of "Fox in Socks"
"Just try it! Try it! You may like it...Say! I like LPS. I like integrity. I like it here and I like it there. I like it everywhere!" -in the style of "Green Eggs and Ham" (more photos)
Tuesday night, over 400 11th grade parents crowded into the MPR to meet with counselors and administrators about what faces their sons and daughters in their final year at YHS.
David Paul and John Taylor appeared Tuesday night at the school board meeting, in uniform, to present their plans for the massively successful Night in the Trenches. This WWI simulation has been wildly successful in conveying the true horror of war.
Tuesday, 10th grade Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students visited Dunlap Elementary to teach some of the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students about various respiratory conditions. The HBS students shared the information on their specific conditions with the Dunlap students and answered questions they had. (more photos)
Mr. Marshall had his Beginning Art and Design class making face casts.
Medical Intervention students researching and practicing biofeedback methods to reduce stress
Drug Counselor, Jesse Crosby, educates Freshmen Seminar students about Date Rape Drugs.
YHS Wrestlers Qualifying for the CIF Masters Match
Wt Class Grade Name CIF Div. Place
120 9 Korey Mendoza 3rd
126 11 Anthony Loera 2nd
138 12 AJ Raya 2nd
152 12 Sergio Panduro 3rd
170 11 Thomas Rippy 2nd
182 12 Sean Brown 2nd
195 12 Arick Lopez Champ
285 12 Jesus Morales 4th
*YHS qualified more wrestlers to the Masters Match than any other school
YHS Graduate, Thomas Stibbie, shared his journey growing up with autism, as students prepare for Tolerance Week.
On February 14th in Mrs. Simon's English classes, students celebrate Tone Day!!! Today students used the timeless tradition of creating, giving and receiving nice thoughtful wishes in a card to analyze the impacts Tone and Mood have on our every day lives and in our writing. Happy Tone Day!!
Congratulations to the Yucaipa High School 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Nominees: (L-R) Samantha Antinucci, Makena Chriss, Madison Parr, Grace Fogel, Tulsi Patel, and Felicity Barron. After an interview with the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State representatives, Tulsi Patel was selected as the delegate, with Grace Fogel and Madison Parr first and second alternates respectively. Tulsi will spend a week this summer at Claremont McKenna College with senior girls from across the state. They will be part of an enriched program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country.
Hannah Stevenson is the Block Y Athlete of the Week for the week ending on January 28th. Hannah is a Captain on the YHS Girl's Soccer team and is the top goalie in the CBL.
All of these athletes will receive a medal provided by the Yucaipa High School Block Y Athletic Letterman's Club
Physicals teacher Taylor Horspool's class just did a neat lab where they measured the thickness of hair by analyzing the diffraction pattern of laser light that hits it.
Members of YHS Interact Club helped with a middle school career fair at CHC on Saturday.
Congratulations to Football 1st Team All-CIF Div. 6 offensive players Paul Bakenhus(OL) , Gavin Norris(WR) and Nathan Martinez (QB-not pictured)
Congratulations to Football 1st Team All-CIF Div. 6 defensive players Joseph Simmons(DL), Asani Hampton(CB) and Matt Best(LB)
Senior A.J. Raya is this week's Block Y Athlete of the Week, Raya leads the CBL Champion Wrestling team and is ranked 1st in the CBL and 6th in state.
Brooke Johnson, Khaylen Smith and Kaitlyn Boyd starred Saturday night in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Engineering Academy students visit Cal Poly Pomona and check out the Formula SAE race car engineering program.
Renee, from FIDM, spoke to Freshmen Seminar classes about Fashion Merchandising and following their dreams.
Today 70 AVID 8th grade students from PVMS and MVMS came to learn about the AVID program at YHS. They had the opportunity to sit in on High School classes and shadow an upper class AVID student.
Best Buddies Pair of the Month-Ezra and Breanna
The Alive Club gathered 32 shoeboxes full of gifts for underprivileged children overseas.
Belinda Shalhoub, a Yucaipa High alumnus and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, recently spoke to Freshman Health and Biomedical Science Academy students about her educational background and career. Students examined equipment used for tracheal intubation and intravenous preparation, and they also viewed footage from a recent medical volunteer trip to Mexico that assisted children unable to obtain medical treatment.
Ms. Cheek's HBS US HISTORY Progressive Press Conference. This is Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.
Block Y Athletes of the Week Nathan Martinez and Hannah Stevenson
CHP Officer Alvarez spoke to Freshmen Seminar students about the dangers of distracted driving.
The Leo Club was in the quad Wednesday promoting Diabetes Awareness Day.
Results from the YHS Mock Election
Trump with 53%
Clinton with 30%
Third party mix with 17%
Art Department Chair Ms. Lori Gifford at the Yu-Ca-Chella student art show.
US Government students created the government
tree complete with information about each of the branches!
Preparing for the November 30th application deadline, YHS senior Engineering Academy students stand in front of the bell tower at the University of California Riverside during a campus visit which included a tour of the dorms, as well as, the Bourns College of Engineering.
As a part of their Transition English course with Mr. Mobley, Sidonie Bolbach and Destiny Osterhout were the first to be hired through a new employment partnership program at YHS. Pictured with Sidonie and Destiny are Lauren Miller and Jovany Escobar of Deseret Industries with Mr. Mobley. Congratulations girls!
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