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Date: 2/24/2017, 7 PM 9 PM
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Location: Auditorium
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Principal's Message

Hector Vasquez
Principal’s Message - January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This school year Valencia chose ENGAGEMENT as our school wide focus. VHS is committed to making sure ALL students are ENGAGED in and out of the classroom. Our teachers understand that their students need to be actively engaged and energized every time they step in their classroom. They also know that in order for our students to fully participate in today’s global community they will need to be Creative, Critical Thinkers, Communicators, and Collaborators. I would like to take a moment to share some of the great things that happened at Valencia High School during the first four months of the school year.


Academics- I’m proud to announced that twelve (12) seniors qualified as Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirty-seven (37) additional students earned qualifying scores for the 2017 National Merit Commended Student Program and seven (7)  earned qualifying scores for the 2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.


Did you know Valencia High School is a P21 school? The Partnership for 21st Century Learning, has designated Valencia High School in Placentia, Calif., as an exemplar school for the 2016-2017 school year. Valencia received this honor for exemplary 21st century learning practices in preparing students for success in college, career and life.


Activities- The Valencia High School ASB has worked tirelessly over the past semester with the many activities at the school.  They have successfully planned and organized back to school registration, two major dances, home football and basketball games, as well as serving as ambassadors for the school at Back to School Night, Academy Night, and the district High School Showcase.  Each member of the Valencia ASB has volunteered over 120 hours of community service for the first half of the school year.


Athletics- Fall sports teams dominated Empire League play. Our Football and Boys Cross Country Teams  earned their third (3) consecutive Empire League Championships. Boys Cross Country finished 6th in  Division 1 CIF Finals and earned a 7th place finish in the CIF State Finals. Coach Brandon Frank was selected Orange County Coach of the Year. Senior Running Back Jahquon Speed was chosen as the Empire League's MVP in Football. In women’s athletics, our Girls Golf Team won their 3rd consecutive Empire League Championship. Senior golf player, Brittany Park qualified for the CIF-SS Finals and was chosen to the All-County Team. The Girls Tennis Team added to their dominance and  won their eleventh (11) consecutive Empire League Championship. Senior golf player, Emily Duong was chosen to the All County Team. Equally as impressive, our Girls Cross Country team won their second (2) consecutive Empire League Championship.


Arts- Our five orchestras, one hundred and eighty members strong, successfully performed their annual Winter Concert on December 14.  All orchestras also performed at the annual Orchestra Staff Appreciation Breakfast, where orchestra members played classical music and provided a wonderful international breakfast buffet for the entire Valencia staff.  Sinfonia, the highest level orchestra at VHS, performed several other important concerts throughout the Fall season at various school functions. This Fall the Theatre Art's Department revitalized the Comedy Sportz program with the financial help of anonymous donors. Students were coached by a professional in improvisation and have already performed three of their six shows.  The Fall Play production, Neil Simon's comedy, RUMORS was a hit with the audience.  Parts of it can be seen online in 360 degree virtual reality. The Valencia Tiger Regiment placed fourth in the 5A Bands division at the SCSBOA Championships. The Color Guard won first place, receiving the Outstanding  Color Guard award.

 

I’m very proud of our students and their achievements. I’m also proud of our teachers and staff and the role they have played in the development of the outstanding  programs here at Valencia High School. I can’t wait to see what’s next. GO TIGERS!!!

GO TIGERS!!!




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Girls & Tech at JPL

Congratulations to Valerie Narumi who was invited to present her charitable 3D printing activities at the "Girls & Tech at JPL" event held at JPL's Theodore von Kármán Auditorium in Pasadena. Valerie exhibited and presented her work to other high school and college students and had opportunities to hear from women working at JPL.

Valerie has been actively 3D printing different prosthetics for a 7-year-old girl from the Pasadena area, and participating in e-NABLE community chapter meetings. Last year, she also received a $100 micro-grant from e-NABLE Outreach to help purchase filament and other supplies to provide free prosthetics to her recipients.

Congratulations Valerie!

2017 Reading Challenge

The first annual VHS Reading Challenge is being launched this week. Tigers are challenged to read 25 different books in 12 months. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the challenge.

If you are interested in participating in the 2017-2018 VHS Reading Challenge please click the 2017 Reading Challenge link above for more information.

Student Drop Off

We need your help ensuring the safety of our students being dropped off and picked up before and after school in the front of the school. In addition to student safety, our school buses need access to their designated loading zones before and after school. As such, we are asking you to please drop off and pick up your students on the curb in front of the school on Bradford Avenue without turning into the school’s parking lot.

To help with the effort; beginning second semester (January 30, 2017), one of our campus supervisors will be at the main entrance of the parking lot monitoring traffic.

Please assist us in maximizing student safety by adhering to our drop off/pick up policy. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Mrs. Yaung, Assistant Principal, at 714-996-4970 ext:10004. Thank you in advance for your support.

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