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WEEK 38: May 26 -28, 2020 - Last Week of School!

Hello Brahmas,


Welcome to Week 38.


Remembrance, Honor and Reflection: Memorial Day, May 25, 2020


This day is about remembrance, honor, and reflection for those who died protecting us and securing our safety and freedom. Heart felt appreciation and remembrance that results in gratitude is what we all experience on this sacred day. We are so grateful.


It is fitting to close out the month of May with personal reflection for our many services and support systems. What are you most grateful for?

Memorial Day helps us to stay focused on the most powerful acts of sacrifice, and I am also reminded of our essential workers and support during this pandemic. Our classified staff who have provided food everyday. Our maintenance team who have taken care of campus. Our teachers who have instructed our students. Our Grade Level Coordinators, School Psychologists and Intervention Counselor who have counseled and guided our students. Our parents who have stepped in as teachers while maintaining their jobs from home. Again, we are so grateful!


Thanks for a great year and for giving your very best in all that you do!


Best Regards,


Reuben Jones

Senior Showcase!

Class of 2020, we want to hang out with you, laughing, enjoying each other's talents, all at the same time (just not in the same place). The "Senior Showcase" will air on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 pm from the school website.


We are looking forward to your videos, special talents, and special performances!


Click HERE to access the SENIOR SHOWCASE!

Graduation Day, Thursday May 28, 2020!

Congratulations Class of 2020! It’s time to Celebrate!

Below are details for the events we have planned for May 28th, 2020 including the Drive-thru Processional, Virtual Graduation Ceremony and Purple “Parade.”


Diamond Bar High School

Graduation Events and Information

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Drive-thru Processional

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Wear Cap & Gown and Mask!

Please arrive according to assignments listed below.


Alphabetical by Last Name

8:00 am A-B

8:30 am Ca-Cha

9:00 am Che-Cu

9:30 am D-F

10:00 am G-I

10:30 am J-K

11:00 am La-Liang

11:30 am Liao-Luong

12:00 pm M-N

12:30 pm O-Q

1:00 pm R-Sa

1:30 pm Sc-Su

2:00 pm T-V

2:30 pm W

3:00 pm X-Y

3:30 pm Z


Stations: (please see map below)


  • Station 1 (Program and Awards) Seniors will receive a Graduation Program. Students will be notified if they will be receiving additional awards. These will also be distributed at station 1.
  • Station 2 (Diploma Cover and Senior Gift) Students will receive Diploma cover and Senior Gift. Graduates will have the option to walk on stage with the Diploma Cover and have a photo taken by a photographer. Families will remain in the car. Photos taken at this location will be made available in a shared photo gallery, free of charge.
  • Station 3 (Backdrops available for optional photos, Student Only) Cars will pull up to Photo Backdrops. No parking. Graduates may get out to pose for pictures. One family member may get out to take a photo of Graduate. This is not an opportunity to take pictures with friends or additional family members. We encourage you to do this at home. Only the Graduate should be posing for pictures.



In order to comply with Social Distancing mandates please come only during assigned time.


Virtual Graduation Ceremony

6:30 pm - 8:05 pm

The ceremony will be accessible through www.dbhs.org. An email link to the Ceremony will also be emailed to all parents and students. We will also post the link on social media. Family and friends will be able to tune in to view this special event honoring your achievement! Watch from home and cheer when you hear your name! I am especially honored for you to hear a special message from Actor and Executive Producer, Morris Chestnut. A Diamond Bar parent was able to connect me to Mr. Chestnut, and his message of hope is powerful and relevant to us at this time. https://www.instagram.com/morrischestnutofficial/


"Purple Parade”

8:30 pm -10:00 pm


Wear Cap & Gown and Mask!


This is a Celebratory Drive-Thru Parade only. There will be no distribution of senior items at this time.


Let’s celebrate one last time, Brahmas!


Reminders:


Driving Details

The Drive-thru Processional and the "Purple Parade” will both take place in the DBHS parking lot. Traffic will enter off of Pathfinder Road and into the DBHS parking lot at Brahma Blvd. Please follow the directions of Staff and Security. Please refer to attached map. Graduates may drive through in their vehicle with family. We encourage the family members to drive. One car per DBHS student will be allowed. Please follow seatbelt laws and only have the legal number of passengers in your car.


Social Distancing and Safety

During all events on campus please wear your masks at all times and respect the 6-foot social distancing mandate. We are planning to celebrate while adhering to recommended safety protocol.


Diploma Cover and Other Distributed Items

Diplomas are an official document and we want to be sure that there is no room for error. Students will receive their diploma cover during the Drive-thru Processional. Nothing will be distributed at the night time "Purple Parade.” Your actual Diploma will be made available at a future date. If allowed by the Health Department, we hope to distribute your official diploma in a formal ceremony in our stadium! Stay tuned and as Journey said, "Don't Stop Believing!"

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Congratulations on our National Merit Scholarship Winners!

Diamond Bar High School 2020 National Merit Scholarships


Five Brahma seniors have received prestigious awards from the National Merit Scholarship Foundation. Congratulations to Mena Hassan, Ryan Lou, Catherin Lu, Tom Murickan, and Keshav Sriram!


National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.


The high-performing students were judged on their academic record, scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay, and a recommendation written by a high school official.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Class of 2020 - We are celebrating your Post-Secondary plans!

Send your GLC a picture holding a sign or symbol of your post-secondary plans! Specifically, what is your college or career choice for the Fall 2020. We will post it. CLICK HERE to see the posting!
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DBHS Guidance Team - Click HERE

Our Assistant Principal, Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs), and Intervention Counselor are here to help students in academics, social emotional needs, and activities. Go Brahmas!

DBHS AP Psychology Teacher, Ms. Isabella Chiang created a Wellness Wall to capture how students practiced mindfulness and stayed connected to each other during Distance Learning.


Great job students, and thanks Ms. Chiang!

Congratulations to Junior Class President, Daniel Min, Governor of Key Club CNH District!

2020 CNH Key Club Award Ceremony

*Meal Distribution Program Continues throughout Phase 2 - Thanks to our WVUSD Nutrition Services Department!

Summer School Info June 8 - July 16, 2020

DBHS Summer School 2020



All Summer School programs will be hosted online for the 2020 session.


Monday - Thursday

June 8 - July 16

7:30 am – 1:00 pm


Students will receive email updates over the next few weeks using the email addresses submitted in the summer school applications. Please be sure to check both school and personal email accounts, including your junk mail file.


Regular updates will also be provided on the Summer School webpage on the DBHS.org for specific details on each program, using the link below:

https://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=64340&type=d&pREC_ID=444032


Still want a class???
WVUSD REMEDIATION PROGRAM AS ASSIGNED BY YOUR GLC

MT. SAC PROGRAM ALL SEATS ARE FULL. No further seats will be offered.

DEDICATED TO LEARNING PROGRAM


Limited Seats are available for the Dedicated to Learning program. Students can attempt to add a class by completing the LATE REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM available on the link below from 12:00 pm on May 18 through 12:00 pm on May 28.

Use this link to visit the D2L summer school webpage: https://www.dedicated2learning.org/diamond-bar-hs.html

2019 - 2020 DBHS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Click HERE.

2019 - 2020 Scholarship Opportunities

Reminder: IMPORTANT DATES - SENIORS AND END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES

Upcoming Events:


  • 5/25/2020 Memorial Day - No School
  • 5/27/2020 Senior Talent Show - Virtual Performance (Click HERE)
  • 5/28/2020 Diploma Distribution 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 5/28/2020 All School Awards – Virtual Recognition 4:00 PM
  • 5/28/2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony Youtube Premier - 6:30 PM
  • 5/28/2020 Thursday Night Stadium Lights Tribute 8:20 PM
  • 5/28/2020 Post-Ceremony (drive thru) - "Purple Parade" 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Stay Healthy & Take Care!


Reuben Jones,

Principal