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Distinguished Scholars Night

Date: 4/25/2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The Auditorium at Valencia High School, 512 Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870, USA

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Tiger News

Tiger University: NCAA Eligibility Workshop- April 23, 2018

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Attention Parents and Students: Tiger University will be holding a workshop on NCAA and NAIA eligibility on Monday, April 23rd at 7:30am in the College and Career Center. If students are interested in continuing their athletic career while in college, this workshop is perfect as it will go over what courses and steps students have to complete in high school in order to be able to play sports in college. Join us Monday to learn more and ask questions.

Fall ROP (Off-Site) Class Registration Now Open!

ROP Off-Site (Regional Courses) registration is now open! Pls see your counselor or Mrs. Douglas for more questions. To apply, simply review the class offerings/Catalog for the 2018-19 year and download the application; fill out completely and return to us by May 31st or sooner!

Valencia High School Fundraiser at O'Neill Store Anaheim Garden Walk April 2nd-April 8th

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Please support Valencia High School ASB by shopping at the O'Neill Store located at the Anaheim Garden Walk during spring break from April 2nd-April 8th. Mention Valencia at the register and receive 40% off of O'Neill branded clothes and accessories. A 10% discount will apply to all other brands. This is a great opportunity because Valencia will receive 20% of the proceeds from your purchase. Click here for more details.

TEDx Valencia High School Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Catch the stream here. Regardless of personal politics, Valencia High School students are encouraged to be open-minded, critical thinkers – events like TEDx with the theme of “Empowerment” truly opens the door to such a wide variety of talks – talks that will be infused with the personal perceptions that our students bring to the concept. “EMPOWER” is an open-ended term that deals with motivation – depending on the student, the range of answers is endless. Along with the individual depth of the word itself, teenagers themselves often feel DISEMPOWERED by the world, limited by their age, and this event seeks to eradicate that disempowerment via the public articulation of their personal thoughts. Dialogue is not the enemy of peaceful coexistence, silence is – this event hopes to inspire ongoing dialogue, insight into a variety of students, and EMPOWER audience members to think and possibly act themselves. Read more here

Tiger University: College Placement Test Workshop- March 26, 2018

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Attention Parents and Students: Tiger University will be holding a workshop on College Placements tests and exemptions on Monday, March 26th at 7:30am in the College and Career Center. Come to learn more about entrance requirements for community colleges and 4 year universities.
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