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Knitting at YHS

Students in Lori Gifford's Beginning Arts and Crafts class learn
the all-American craft of knitting from the Patrons of Hands on
Knitting volunteers. Brain scientists have discovered the act of
knitting has a very beneficial effect on cognition.
Girls Scout Gold Award Honoree at YHS

YHS Senior Amy Holmes was recently honored with a Girls Scout
Gold Award for her work with St. Alban's Episcopal Church.
Holmes, a member of Troop 580,  founded the Knit A Shawl,
Purl A Prayer ministry at St. Alban’s. Her program creates
hand-made, personal prayer shawls for people in need. Each
prayer shawl is a knitted and crocheted while being prayed over
during its creation. Not only do these shawls provide love and
comfort to the homeless, new parents, or those who have lost a
loved one, Amy’s ministry has also created a new sense of
community within her church and sister churches. Members have
met new people and learned new skills through the program. After
the initial success at St. Alban’s, the ministry has expanded to two
additional states and four churches.

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Courtney Carlson's AP English 10 Assignment

Sophomore Courtney Carlson explains her AP English 10 project.
"Our leggings are different just like us and our individual meanings
of life, but even though they are different, they are leggings and
even though we are different and have different meanings, we are
still people."
YHS Engineering at the Chevron Design Challenge

The YHS Engineering team finished second at the Chevron Design
Challenge. The team, who are now heading for state competition
at Folsom, included Chris Womack, Gabe Bartlett, and Mason

Original Artist's Conception of YHS

Principal Kirkland was digging around in the one of the closets
on campus and uncovered this amazing piece of YHS history.
Very Affordable Prom Dresses at YHS

Another of the amazing YHS traditions is the T-Bird Clothing
Boutique. Contact CSU Fullerton grad and art department faculty
member Lori Gifford(x1409) for information on obtaining or 
donating formal clothing.
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2015 Carson Scholarship

Congratulations to Grace Fogel for winning the 2015 Carson
Scholar.  Grace will receive a $1000 scholarship towards her
college education.

English Language Learner Advisory Council Awards at YHS

These hard working students were honored  at the English
Language Learner Advisory Council Award Night on April 8th.
Picture 1 is of Genesis Escobar-Cervantes and Henry Montano.
Picture 2 is of Henry Montano​ for his achievement in English
Language development. Picture 3 is of Adan Perlata Vazquez. He
was recognized by his teachers for his hard work and dedication.
Picture 4 is of Carla Romero, Adan Peralta Vazquez, and Genesis
 Escobar-Cervantes. They received awards for their achievement
 in English Language development.
PE Soccer at YHS

Students in Ms. Stamper's PE class earned a new respect for the
game of soccer as they developed shooting, passing, and
dribbling skills. They also discovered cardiovascular demands of
the game and the importance of teamwork.
Collective Bargaining at YHS

Students in Mr. Steenhausen’s class participate in a collective
 bargaining simulation. Here students assigned to the teacher’s
 union negotiating team and students assigned to the school
 district team meet and exchange initial contract offers. Counter
 offers followed by heated negotiation are sure to ensue!


Graphic Design by Riley Chartier
Boys State at YHS

Congratulations to the Yucaipa High School 2015 American
Legion Boys State Nominees: (L-R) Luis Rivera, Tanner Chagolla,
Jacob Landreth, Jose Madrid, and Wyatt Young (seated).   After
an interview with the American Legion Boys State representatives,
Wyatt Young was selected as the delegate, and Jacob Landreth
is the alternate.  Wyatt will spend a week this summer in
Sacramento with senior boys from across the state.  They 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.
Girls State at YHS

Congratulations to the Yucaipa High School 2015 American
Legion Auxiliary Girls State Nominees: (L-R) Diedre McCoy,
Taylor Ellis, Alysa Beck, Serena Cinque and Rachel Gee (seated).
After an interview with the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
representatives, Rachel Gee was selected as the delegate, with
Diedre McCoy and Taylor Ellis first and second alternates
respectively.  Rachel 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. 
Arduino Programming at YHS

Ethan Angle shows his Arduino circuit board in his Cell Apps
programming class. Ethan constructed an electronic circuit
and wrote a C++ based program to control the microprocessor
on the Arduino board.
Thunderbirds Visit Washington DC and New York

Congressman Paul Cook invited students from YHS and Mesa
View Middle School to meet with him in the Capital Building
Resource Conference Room and discuss issues important to
young people. gallery
Art Students Work Paint for the Community

YHS Art Teacher Brad Hicks and his students paint a mural
for Garden Works.
Holocaust Survivor Speaks at YHS

Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal-Lazan spoke to YHS
students Wednesday at a special assembly.  gallery
Adopt-A-Family at YHS

Principal Shad Kirkland, Heather Aguilar and Valerie Garza
prepare to deliver a much better Christmas to 30 underprivileged
families in the Yucaipa Valley. The 1st Annual YHS Adopt-A-Family
program coordinated with students, campus clubs, local families
and YHS staff to provide 100's of gifts and over $1500 worth of
food gift cards. The kindness and generosity of Yucaipa High
School's students, families and staff is amazing.  (video)

Ms. Julie Beck                                           Ms. Heather Seaton

Read Principal Kirkland's letter to the Yucaipa learning community.

Graphic design by Haley Knight
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