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Mock Trial just finished up another great season and four students; Diana Perez, Candace Marone, Aidan Littleton, and Anigail Kearney, received awards for outstanding performance in competition.
Fire Science Instructor Josh Simon had his class repelling off the M Building Thursday.
The Lady Thunderbirds defeated Citrus Valley Wednesday night and claimed the CBL top spot.
Coach Grajeda and his Thunderbirds opened 2018 with a win at the MLK Tahquitz Baseball Tournament.
The annual YHS Career Options Fair will take place January 26 in the Gym. Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend from 8a.m. to noon. Underclassmen may attend during A Lunch.
Spring semester begins Monday January 8 with a typical Monday late start schedule.
Counselors and Administrators loaded their vehicles Thursday with presents and help for nearly 30 deserving families.
Best Buddies advisor Hope Gutierrez was presented a $10,000 donation by Active Church Wednesday.
Preparations continue for the Adopt A Family program that will make Christmas and 2018 much better for over twenty area families.
Mr. Young's guitar students send all of us good tidings.
Interact Club went shopping with Rotary Club members for Christmas dinner for 26 local families.
Senior Tulsi Patel received notice that she was accepted to become a member of Yale University's freshman class. Patel is the student leader who runs the program that provides evening wear for those who can't afford appropriate clothing for Homecoming and the Prom.
Junior Monika Bradley recently finished this animated aquarium using AutoDesk Maya in her 3D class.
Students, clubs, teams, service groups and staff have joined forces once again to provide a nicer holiday for over 20 local families. The Adopt A Family program is accepting gifts, gift cards and new clothing until December 20. Bring any donation to the YHS Career Center from 8a.m.-3p.m.
Latino Cultural Club had the Matlachines come out to perform at lunch to celebrate the Day of Lady Guadalupe. The dances signify the cultural mix between the Indigenous population of Mexico and the Spanish explorers.
All bands and choral groups
December 14 - 7p.m.
Active Church (Bryant St.)
Key club making dog chew toys to donate at YAPS..
YHS Girls’ Soccer Clinic for girls 6-12
December 23, 2017
8:30am – 11:30am
$20 per player
Yucaipa High School teachers John Taylor and David Paul received a Golden Bell from the California School Board Association last month. Taylor and Paul received the Golden Bell award for their yearly World War I reenactment "A Night In The Trenches" that involves hundreds of students and helps bring understanding of the first great war to many others at YHS. (L-R Principal Shad Kirkland, John Taylor, David Paul and YCJUSD Superintendent Cali Binks)
Out of four competitions, we took two 2nd place trophies and two 1st place as well. Out of 28 groups in our division, we were selected as part of the top 12 to participate in the SCSBOA Field Championships on November 18th and we ended our season in 10th place out of the twelve championship groups.We also qualified once again as guest performers in the Disneyland Resort Community Arts Showcase, so the Thunderbird Marching Regiment will be performing in January and the Symphonic Band in February.I'm really proud of the students once again this season not only in their successful outcome, but in their diligence and drive as well. I'm also excited to see what next year's TMR can do since we only have a small amount of seniors in the regiment, and the middle school numbers are consistently growing as well.
--Mr. Robert K. Presler, Jr.Yucaipa HS Instrumental Music Director
Summer Grishum's amazing oil painting Priya was named high school Best in Show at Saturday night's YuCaChella Art Show. The YCEEF awarded Grishum a $150 prize.
Hope Gutierrez was recently voted the Inland Empire Best Buddies Advisor of the Year. A tireless defender of her students, Ms. Gutierrez is largely responsible for special needs students being accepted as full stakeholders at YHS.
9th grade Engineering Academy students attended a San Diego State campus tour on Nov. 16th. They were able to tour the school and the new School of Engineering.
There was a time, YHS had just entered the legendary Citrus Belt League, when the campus hoped maybe we could squeak out a win here or there in this very competitive new league. Here we are now in 2017 and the football team has posted 28 wins over the past three seasons, including beating all three Redlands high schools. YHS congratulates Coach Justin Price, his staff and his amazing team.
Over the weekend our varsity competition cheer team competed at the UCA southern California regional. They earned their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fl. They also took home first place!
The YHS TMR went to their last official competition on Saturday at Ramona High School. They received a score of 64.5, which was a score that was combined with their 3 other competitions and it qualified them to go to Championships next weekend in Downey. The group earned 2nd place for the 1A division at the comp. There were only 12 bands in the 1A divisions that qualified to continue to Championships and YHS TMR was one of them!
Interact Club students shopped with Rotary Club members for Thanksgiving meals. Meals will be delivered right before Thanksgiving.
At the Nov. 6 YCUSD Board Meeting, YCEEF awarded grant checks to teachers. Teachers applied for grants for equipment/supplies to enrich the education of their students: 3 of the winners were from YHS VAPA-Technology Dept. Pitcher applied for a new video camera, Worsey applied for a clay slab roller,Young applied for 11 guitars. All this was made possible with the community's support for fundraising and generous volunteers from YCEEF. THANK YOU!
|School board president Patti Ingram sharing the new trustees district election maps with Ms. Leon's Gov 12 students.|
Water Polo star Abby Kishimoto signed a national letter of intent for McKendree University and Softball standout Keely Clark signed with the University of Maine today.
(l-r)Jeff Stout, Jason Carney, Gordon Campbell, Scott Adams, David Kirksey
Homecoming festivities kicked into high grear Thursday with the Bonfire and announcement of the Homecoming Court
Sadie Tucker was the only YHS golfer to qualify for CIF individual finals.
Arts & Crafts T-Birds wear shirts they made for Tie Dye Day,Spirit Week
Citrus Belt League Cross Country finals were held at Community Park Saturday night. Boys JV, Girls JV, Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity won CBL team championships. Individual titles were won by Tilicia Santiago, Danielle Gee and Blake Rodriguez. YHS Cross Country teams, since the school's founding in 1959, have won 60 varsity league championships.
Students may get free dresses and shoes. The boutique is in the upstairs hallway of the M building and it's open at A and B lunches.
Engineering academy seniors hanging out below the Bell Tower at U.C. Riverside.
Student Store director Crystal Hickey announced some exciting new products for 2017/18-a sack pack($8), water bottle($10) and lanyard($5).
12th grade Engineering Academy students competed in the U.S. Government class to build a bridge with specific funding and requirements. The winning bridge held 4 pumpkins and was made at the lowest cost!
The YHS Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy provided CPR/AED training to Freshmen Seminar students today, facilitated by Dr. Lopez
The 2017 Teen Summit last Friday was attended by YHS girls from the Engineering , HBS, and LPS academies. The field trip was sponsored by the Girls Scouts and was designed to introduce high school girls to a variety of like skills like resume writing, budgeting, communication,networking, conflict resolution, and even dorm life in college. All presentations were given by female professionals and community leaders. Bourns International, Inc. in Riverside provided the venue for the day.
The Latino Cultural Club presents a special performance by St. Mary's Ballet Folkorico of Redlands - TONIGHT- in the MPR. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performance 6:30 to 7:30p.m. $5/person; kids 5 and under are free
Yucaipa High School participated in the statewide ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. As the earthquake drill wrapped up, Law and Public Safety and Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students were alerted to a mass causality event in the quad and immediately rolled into action.
Marissa Holt and Mathew Best are the YHS Block Y athletes of the week. Holt led her volleyball team to an exciting last minute victory against Citrus Valley Wednesday night and Best's football team is undefeated and playing for the league championship Friday night.
YHS Volleyball came back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Citrus Valley.
Liz Padgett won the golf sportsmanship award for the CBL. This award was voted by her peers in the league. Four golfers made league finals (top 16 in league): Sadie Tucker, Liz Padgett, Katrina Wolfram, Macie McKibban.
P.E. Instructor and head baseball coach Ralph Grajeda's class bowled today. No 300 games were recorded.
Drug Counselor, Jesse Crosby, spoke to Freshmen Seminar students today about the danger of addiction and painkillers.
It is the little things that push a school toward excellence: a note left in a teacher's box citing excellent work, an impromptu chat with an assistant principal regarding how to better communicate a tough concept, and when needed-picking up litter.
Yucaipa High School's Student Store, under the direction of marketing instructor Ms. Hickey, is open for business and offers T-Birds a wide variety of healthy snacks, YHS branded clothing, P.E. clothes and other school necessities.
Sharon Whiting's 1st Year Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students learn how to isolate DNA in preparation for DNA fingerprinting.
Our quarterback, Keo McChesney, has won the SoCal Prep Legends Athlete of the Week. Selections are made based on voting.
Students from YHS' Computer Graphic Design 2 class visited California State University at Fullerton Wednesday. The T-Bird artists and their instructor Mark Watkins received a comprehensive campus tour and a tour of the nationally renown School of the Arts. While touring the art school, YHS students met several faculty members and observed classes and labs.
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Students in Ms. Richter's Medical Interventions learn to plate and conjugate non-pathogenic E.coli bacteria to create "superbugs" that are resistant to both Streptomycin and Ampicillin.
AP Macroeconomics having fun! Learning about the business cycle with the Root Beer Game from MIT.
Today, 50 of the Senior Engineering Academy students attended a presentation by Sorenson Engineering. Students learned about Sorenson Engineering and the variety of work completed in their different departments. Interested students will complete an application, participate in an interview and,if selected by Sorenson, begin a paid internship in November. This is the third year of the YHS and Sorenson Engineering Internship opportunity.
Andrew Flores and his custom bicycle. Flores often rides his bike to school.
Ms. Whiting's AP Biology students having a little fun using bubbles to investigate the properties of cell membranes.
Ms. Richter's Medical Intervention students create models of the outer, inner, and middle ear to demonstrate different types and locations of hearing loss.
Students in Mr. Opsahl's Engineering Design and Development class are working on animatronics in their class. Students will have a working prototype by Wednesday.
Senior Parent and Financial Aid Night, Thursday, October 5th 6:00-7:30pm in the YHS MPR. Topics: senior activities/deadlines, college applications, college testing, financial aid.
Admittedly (iOS) quizzes the user on issues related to the college experience. The College Fair (Android) helps students refine their potential choices for college.
The Boys Water Polo team battled Claremont High School Tuesday in a preseason match.
Coach Frank Solis finally relented to his 6th period athletic conditioning class and gave them a treat by allowing them to run up to the top of "Magic Mountain" (elevation 2732 feet).
Ms. Richter's Biology students model ecological food webs and energy pyramids for different biomes.
Students utilize an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay) test to determine who has Neisseria meningitidis and to what concentration in Medical Interventions.
Parents were welcomed to Yucaipa High School Wednesday evening for the great American tradition of Back to School Night.
Clubs were out in force Friday seeking new members.
Engineering academy seniors designed and 3D printed fidget spinners in Mr. Opsahl's EDD class.
English Department faculty member Ethan Linstrom makes learning language arts fun and engaging.
Coach Justin Price announced the 2017 members of the YHS Football Champions Club.
YHS Graduate, Marco Blanco, encourages Freshmen to join Best Buddies during Club Rush, this Friday.
Sheila Huggins' Prosper PE class doing parachute games Friday.
Psychology students working in their personality groups representing their traits.
Science students across campus used safe viewing devices to observe the lunar eclipse event Monday at YHS.
The hardworking maintenance staff is rightfully proud of the beautiful campus they maintain for the students and community.
Thunderbirds enjoyed a great 80's dance Friday night.
AP Psychology speed meeting of famous psychologists.
Here are some amazing scientists working on distinguishing between physical and chemical change.
Coach Huggins organized team building activities in her classes this week at YHS,
Brian Kennedy, Andrew Flores, & Bryce Morales from the Senior Engineering Academy won this competition in their US Government class using collaboration, communication, and STEM skills that are critical for YHS graduates for their future success.
Math instructor Josh Simon regularly video records his math instruction and posts the lessons on his YHS website. This allows students to have access to extra help while doing their nightly assignments.
Former T-Birds Brooke Archer and Eric Corona returned to the nest to talk to Mr. Stewart's English classes about their first-year college experiences. Also visiting during the day were T-bird alums Katalina Salinas, Derrick Rose, Jared Cellini, and Monica Alvarez.
AP Macroeconomics learning the Law of Diminishing Marginal Return
Best Buddies held their first fundraiser of the year last Saturday at a 66er baseball game.
Principal Shad Kirkland welcomed the class of 2021, today in the Library.
Among the many brick and mortar improvements to the YHS campus, recently new trees and plants have been popping up all over campus
Check out this fun and engaging team building exercise used by Mr. Brush in his Math 2B class.
Mr. DeVries welcomes students to his class on the first day of what will be an incredible adventure.
Mark Pierson led teacher training sessions Tuesday in state of the art learning technology.
Tracy VanderHulst was recently named the 2017 YHS Teacher of the Year. VanderHulst teaches mathematics and is widely regarded for her rigorous curriculum and her deep caring for her students.
The faculty, staff and administrators of the YCJUSD received a heroes welcome, courtesy of the band and cheerleaders Monday.
2017/18 started Thursday with the pickup of schdeules and books. ASB cards, yearbooks and parking passes were also available.
Congrats to the lineman for taking 3rd place at the Santa Fe Lineman Competition.
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.
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.
Watch and listen again to the stirring and thoughtful speeches of the 2017 Commencement
YCJUSD Board President Patricia Ingram
Principal Shad Kirkland
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, 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
Talented senior Andrew Flores, showing his final painting for Adv. Art. It tells a story about his life so far.
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.
The Best Buddies Club had an amazing day at Knotts Berry Farm Wednesday.
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.
gallery photos by Ms. McKibban
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
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 student proudly displayed their projects Tuesday at the YHS LPS Safety Expo.
gallery -photos processed by Emma Dixon
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.
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.
Medical Interventions students use laparoscopic trainer boxes to practice laparoscopic surgery techniques for kidney transplantation.
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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Social Studies faculty, led by John Taylor and David Paul, constructed their WWI simulation today.
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
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.
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!!
The CIF Championship Wrestling Team received their rings today at YHS.
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.
Chromebook testing in Fire Science
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
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
Mrs. Carlisle's fifth graders, from CECA, gave presentations on the dangers of texting and driving to YHS students.
YHS Football players have spent May rounding into shape for what looks to be an amazing 2017 season.
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 magnificent hawks, who glide daily over our campus, stopped for dinner Thursday evening near the gym.
Winter Gross and her longboard enjoying a beautiful May morning at YHS.
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.
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)
Tracy Vanderhulst's Math Support class uses Math 180 and various mathematics utilities to develop math skills that will bring success in subsequent courses.
AP U.S. Government students enjoyed a fun breakfast before heading in to their exam last week. Pictured are Savannah Horton and Courtney Carlson.
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)
ELAC members and their families attended a youth conference at UCR.
Michael Cox zooms in on his 3D solar system project. Created with Autodesk Maya 3D 2017. (video)
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 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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
Elementary students from all over the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District came to YHS Tuesday for a special performance of Seussical the Musical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Cheek's HBS US HISTORY Progressive Press Conference. This is Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.
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.
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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