Brahma Briefing

Week 22: January 24 - 28, 2022

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MONDAY - 1/24

TUESDAY - 1/25

  • IOC Meeting
  • C/O 2025 Spirit Day Boba Sale (Lens Club) 3:00 PM
  • V Girls Wrestling @ Rowland 5:30 PM
  • V Boys Wrestling @ Rowland 6:30 PM
  • JV Wrestling @ Rowland 5:30 PM
  • V Girls Soccer @ Wilson 5:15 PM
  • JV Girls Soccer @ Wilson 3:15 PM
  • V Boys Soccer vs Wilson Home 5:15 PM
  • JV Boys Soccer vs Wilson Home 3:15 PM
  • Meet the Coach Night - 6:30 PM


  • Renaissance Giveaway Lunch
  • House of Reps Meeting 4 th Prd
  • Mt. Sac Application Make-up
  • V Boys Basketball @ Wilson 6:30 PM
  • JV Boys Basketball vs Wilson Home 3:15 PM
  • F Boys Basketball vs Wilson Home 4:45 PM
  • V Girls Basketball @ Wilson 4:45 PM
  • JV Girls Basketball @ Wilson 3:15 PM
  • V Girls Water Polo @ Rowland 3:15 PM
  • JV Girls Water Polo @ Rowland 4:15 PM


  • DBHS Virtual Showcase ( 7:00 PM
  • V Girls Soccer vs South Hills Home 5:15 PM
  • JV Girls Soccer vs South Hills Home 3:15 PM
  • V Boys Soccer @ South Hills 5:15 PM
  • JV Boys Soccer @ South Hills 3:15 PM
  • V Girls Water Polo vs Los Altos Home 3:30 PM
  • JV Girls Water Polo vs Los Altos Home 4:30 PM

FRIDAY - 1/28

  • V Boys Basketball @ South Hills 6:30 PM
  • JV Boys Basketball vs South Hills Home 3:15 PM
  • F Boys Basketball vs South Hills Home 4:45 PM
  • V Girls Basketball @ South Hills 4:45 PM
  • JV Girls Basketball @ South Hills 3:15 PM
  • F Girls Basketball vs Claremont Home 6:15 PM
  • JV Girls Water Polo Lady Brahma Tournament 1:00 PM


  • V Girls Soccer vs Walnut Home 10:00 AM
  • JV Girls Soccer vs Walnut Home 11:45 AM
  • JV Girls Water Polo Lady Brahma Tournament 8:00 AM
  • Vaccination Clinic - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Click HERE to Register

DBHS Athletics Calendar - Click HERE for all athletic contests!

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Congratulations to our Brahma Teacher of the Year, Ms. Barbara Vanderheyden!

Click HERE to watch her tribute video!

We are so proud of the dedication, support, and leadership of Ms. Vanderheyden!

Stand and Deliver Oratory Contest - Special thanks to CAAP!

  • Congratulations to (5) Brahmas who competed in the Council of African American Parent’s (CAAP) Annual “Stand and Deliver Oratorical” contest held at Cal Poly Pomona University. The event was hosted by President Soraya Coley. We are proud of our student’s collegiate awareness and discovery through a variety of workshops conducted via zoom and in person.

    • Joy Mitchell DBHS Class of 2023 Finalist

    • Kyle Loquet DBHS Class of 2023 Finalist

    • Gozie Ejike DBHS Class of 2023 Finalist

    • Olivia James DBHS Class of 2023 Third Place

    • Joel Mwathi DBHS Class of 2022 Finalist

Special thanks to Mrs. Niki Mitchell (DBHS CAAP President) who helped organize the event and did not let the Covid pandemic deter the contest. And special thanks to CAAP President and Founder Mrs. Ingrid Turner for her dedication and partnership in our community!

Hello Brahma Parents and Guardians of English Learners,

You are receiving this message because your child is scheduled to take the ELPAC exam on the following dates based on their grade level:

  • 9th grade: February 3 at 8:00 a.m.

  • 10th grade: February 4 at 8:00 a.m.

  • 11th grade: February 9 at 8:00 a.m.

  • 12th grade: February 10 at 8:00 a.m.

The ELPAC exam is a test that will measure your child’s progress in learning the English language. The ELPAC will test their abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will also take the district writing assessment during this testing period.

Please carefully read the directions below and review it with your child as it will provide important information about their ELPAC test. A copy of this notification letter has also been sent to your child’s school email:

  • Report to the LINC (DBHS library) at 8:00 a.m. on the day of your test. DO NOT go to your period one class.

  • Bring your DBHS chromebook and charger with you. If you do not have a DBHS chromebook, one will be provided to you when you check in for the test.

  • Bring your student ID card.

  • Bring your personal earbuds/headphones. If you do not have earbuds/headphones, they will be provided to you.

  • The test will take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. When you finish with your test, you will go to class based on your schedule.

  • Bring your backpacks and personal belongings with you for later in the school day. You may not use a cell phone or any notes/materials from your classes during the ELPAC test.

This test is important because it is one of the criteria used to determine your child’s readiness to reclassify as an English Learner. Please make sure they get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast.

They may prepare for the ELPAC by taking some of the online practice tests. Click on this LINK!

If you have any questions about the ELPAC, please email Mrs. Cho ( or Mrs. Flores (

We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks for the ELPAC! Good luck!


Mrs. Flores and Mrs. Cho

EL Coordinators

Congratulations to this year’s early application acceptances: Alyssa Wu, Akash George, Eileen Zu, Emma Fu, Ella Chiu, Irene Park and Andrew Shi. Special thanks to our Bull's Eye for publishing the article on these exceptional students. All of these Brahmas will be attending highly prestigious schools from across the nation during next fall’s school year, ranging from Stanford to Claremont Mckenna. Click HERE for more details!
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Welcome Football Head Coach Matt Castaneda!

We are incredibly excited to announce (pending Board approval in February) our new football coach, Matthew Castaneda!

Matt has been head football coach at Rosemead High School for the past four years and has been teaching science in middle school for the same time. His technical knowledge of the game of football, coupled with his passion for teaching, will make him a perfect fit as a teacher and coach on our campus.

Please join us in welcoming him to our Diamond Bar family and Brahma Nation. We look forward to his leadership and development of our team!

*New - Live Stream Events in the Gym, Aquatic Center, & Stadium!

Exciting News!

Over Holiday break our Athletic Directors, Alexis Feix and Kurt Davies, coordinated the installation of Live Stream cameras in our Gym, Aquatic Center and Stadium!

This means you can live stream all home events by subscribing at

Click HERE to subscribe!

Go Brahmas!

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility Center

Attention Senior Student-Athletes:

If you plan on participating in college-level athletics at the NCAA Division I or II levels and are in contact with college coaches, you must be certified as an eligible athlete by the NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER.

*Register online at

Mr. Patterson, our NCAA GLC, will be notified by the Eligibility Center once you have registered. At that time, your transcript will be sent to the Eligibility Center by Mr. Patterson. Only students in the Class of 2022 should register at this time.

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Hello Seniors and Senior Parents,

If you would like to purchase a senior ad in this year's yearbook, please click on the Senior Ad picture below for all of the information!

This year we are working with our publishing company, Herff Jones, to provide you with the opportunity to create your ad with their easy to use website. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook adviser, Mrs. Stacy Tenace at

Weekly COVID Testing @ DBHS

Each MONDAY at DBHS, we will be providing voluntary COVID testing for all WVUSD students and staff. The drive-through clinics will occur in our Faculty Parking lot. Testing is also available at Suzanne Middle School (Tuesday), South Pointe Middle School (Wednesday), Walnut High School (Tuesday) and Walnut City Library (Thursday).

Please utilize the registration link if you would like to COVID test.

*No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested.

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Diamond Bar High School


Reuben Jones, Ed.D

"Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself."

John Dewey