YMLA Parent Information 12/13/21

Winter Break December 20th-January 3rd.

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Upcoming Events

Nine Weeks Exams Tuesday December 14th-Friday December 17th

Next week is our last week of the semester, and all students will be taking exams. It is imperative that all students take the time to study and prepare themselves to be successful.


In that spirit, teachers have been working with students to set personal goals in each of their core classes based on an establish target score. Please take the time to talk to your leader about the goals he has set and how he plans to achieve his academic goals.


Because of the time needed for each of the assessments, we will be working on an alternate schedule. We need all leaders to come to school on each of the testing days well-rested and ready to perform at their very best. Please see the schedule below.


Tuesday, December 14th – 9:00a-12:00p – Math Test

Wednesday, December 15th – 9:00a-12:00p – Reading Test

Thursday, December 16th – 9:00a-11:00a – Science Test

Friday, December 17th – 9:00a-11:00a – Social Studies Test

Early Release Friday December 17, 2021 @ 12:50 PM. All Leaders must be picked up by 1:35 PM

Winter Break December 20th-January 3rd

Warm Wishes Toy Drive

YMLA is collecting new and unwrapped toys for ages 3 to 13 years old to bless families here at the school. Not only are we collecting toys, but we are also encouraging our young men to bring hats, scarfs, and hand gloves to help keep our young men and their families warm during this cold season. We started this drive Monday, December 6th we will be collecting them through Friday, December 17th.
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7th & 8th Grade B-Teams Basketball Scrimmage

Monday, Dec. 13th, 5:30pm

2205 Southeast 4th Street

Grand Prairie, TX

Truman @ YMLA


The 8th Grade B-Team game will start right after the 7th grade game.

7th & 8th Grade A-Teams Basketball Scrimmage

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 5:30pm

1501 Coffeyville Trail

Grand Prairie, TX

YMLA @ Truman


The 8th grade A-Team game will start right after the 7th grade game.

Leader Highlights

House Meetings

YMLA houses held meetings Thursday and Friday to discuss the following Items:



  • Introduce Committee Leaders from 6th and 7th grade.


  • Warm Wishes Toy drive and socks, mittens, hats, scarfs drive - Dec 6th - 17th. The winning house will participate in a dodgeball tournament and all other houses can pay to attend the tournament.


  • Remind students about Spelling Bee Dec 10th. Leaders can earn points for their House by participating in the SpellingBee. Ask if anyone is already participating, and give them a round of applause for stepping up and participating.


  • Class Dojo Points and where each house is in the Standings- the points will restart at the end of the 9 weeks and the winning house will receive a party with refreshments.


  • Reminders of your House Responsibilities and ask for students to share how they have been representing their house.


  • Encourage students to pass their quarter exams to earn points for their house.
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RC COLA (Randle, Campbell) - Social/Emotional Support Team

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XEllO Lesson Completion Awards

YMLA's Social/Emotional Team Challenged advisory classes to "Be Kind with Their Future"! Leaders completed all of their Xello Lessons and were rewarded with a pizza party from counselors RC COLA. Congratulations to the first 3 advisory classes to meet the challenge.

Winners are:


Deidre Johnson-Science Teacher

Brian Witkowicz-Theatre Arts Teacher

Chief Thomas-Junior Core Cadet Teacher

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Fine Arts

YMLA Holiday Concert

On Friday December 10th, the Fine Arts Department held their Winter Concert. The leaders were absolutely amazing! YMLA would like to thank all the parents, staff, and community stakeholders who came out to support our leaders.
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Longhorn Athletics

YMLA 2021-2022 7th & 8th Grades A/B Teams Basketball Schedules

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