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State of the School 2017-2018

We opened the year with an enrollment of 2,763 students as we celebrate our 84th year. As we are now midway through the school year, I am excited to share with you how our school continues to shine in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Activities, and the Arts.
 
Academics
We are coming off of a stellar year last year with an all-time high of IB and Val Tech diplomas issued. Our AVID program received national demonstration school recognition and achieved a 100% 4-year college acceptance rate. Now that our first semester has come to a close we look ahead to spring testing and prepare for AP and IB exams, Smarter Balanced exams for juniors, the CA Science Test for seniors, and the ELPAC for English Learners.
 
Athletics
It has been another impressive year for the the Tigers with five league championships in the fall from football, girls tennis, girls golf, and boys and girls cross country. As the winter season comes to a close we are on the way to securing three league championships in wrestling, boys soccer, and girls water polo. I wish all the winter sports luck as they head into league finals and CIF competition.
 
Activities
Our Activities department is doing a fantastic job of leading a campaign of inclusion and connectedness this year. They are pushing for increased attendance and engagement of students at extracurricular activities and have done so by providing free entry to sporting events for students with an ID card. Our PBIS team is leading a movement of recognizing students for demonstrating positive behaviors on campus through their ROAR cards and weekly drawings.
 
Arts
Our performing arts have had an amazing year with both the Tiger Regiment & Color Guard taking 2nd Place at the Southwest Regional Band Competition this fall. Our Dance Team and All Male Hip Hop Team swept all three solo title divisions in the miss dance drill team california competition this month. This is an accomplishment that has never been achieved by any school. Our Vocal Jazz had the opportunity to perform at Riverside City College at a festival with Avi Kaplan, formerly of Pentatonix and one of our students was selected to be the vocal percussionist for the finale out of 225 students from 17 schools. Students from our four orchestras were chosen to perform at Disney’s California Adventure this month through a video audition.  Being selected to perform is an honor for the students and our school. And last but not least, our drama program put on a successful fall production of 1984 and are preparing for their spring play production of You Can’t Take it With You.
 
As we begin the second semester I want to take a moment to say I am so incredibly proud of our school and all that you have accomplished. I want to encourage you to finish the second half of the year even stronger and I can’t wait to see what success we are able to achieve together. Remember, VHS is a place where you belong and where you come to thrive.
 
If you would like to watch the State of the School video, please click the image below.
 
 
Go Tigers!
 
Olivia Yaung


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Science Olympiad team placed 6th overall in competition​ this past weekend​!

Science Olympiad team placed 6th overall in competition​ this past weekend​! Thumbnail Image
I am proud to announce that our Science Olympiad team placed 6th overall in competition​ this past weekend​! . Please be sure to congratulate the team and coaches when you see them. Here is how we did on the individual events: 1st in Write it Do it - Erika and Erin Kim 3rd in Optics - JiYoo Jeong and John Han 3rd in Rocks and Minerals - Meghan Wang and Sharon Wang 4th in Chemistry Lab - Meghan Wang and Jiwon Jeong 4th in Dynamic Planet - Magen Pham and Jiwon Jeong 5th in Mousetrap vehicle - Andy Hon and Ryan Hon 6th in Disease Detectives - Erin Kim and Connie Chang-Chien 6th in Ecology - Magen Pham and Sharon Wang 6th in Game On - Verna Chang and Erin Kim 6th in Materials science - Jiwon Jeong and Joseph Park

Congratulations to Val Tech senior, Rayna Patel for being crowned Miss Yorba Linda at the scholarship pageant held this past Saturday.

Congratulations to Val Tech senior, Rayna Patel for being crowned Miss Yorba Linda at the scholarship pageant held this past Saturday. Thumbnail Image
With smiles and waves, the newly crowned Miss Placentia and Miss Yorba Linda walked the stage Saturday at Valencia High to the cheers of the night’s audience. Representing their communities for the next year, including in the Miss California competition this summer, will be Miss Placentia 2018 Bella Vino and Miss Yorba Linda 2018 Rayna Patel. Full story in link above.

Check out the article on Distributed Leadership Distributed leadership at Valencia High School!!! Click here to see P21 article.

Check out the article on Distributed Leadership Distributed leadership at Valencia High School!!! Click here to see P21 article. Thumbnail Image
Distributed leadership is a cultural value that runs deep at Valencia High School (Placentia, CA). Of course, the school has the usual array of typical leadership positions such as administration, department chairs, coaches and association representatives, but VHS also boasts more than twenty staff leaders who facilitate a robust assortment of specialized programs aimed at engaging all students. VHS has also expanded student leadership through three sections of ASB, Link Crew and more. In fact, VHS' School Site Council, a group of parents, staff, and student leaders, recently selected a student as president. All programs are linked with the common mission of maximizing learning for every student in a nurturing environment with high expectations for all.

Financial Aid Workshops- Every Thursday in February!

Financial Aid Workshops- Every Thursday in February! Thumbnail Image
VHS will be hosting Financial Aid Workshops for seniors and their parents to assist in filling out the FAFSA or California Dream Act Applications. Representatives from SCC will be going over the applications step by step and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Workshops will be held in the College and Career Center from 3:00pm- 4:00pm every Thursday in February! Don't forget, all Financial Aid Applications are due MARCH 2nd!
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