Brahma Briefing

Week 14: November 8 - 10, 2021

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MONDAY - 11/8

TUESDAY - 11/9

  • Boba Sale (Robotics) 3:00 PM


  • Renaissance Giveaway Lunch
  • Math Madness (Gym)
  • PCA Sophomore Field Trip - El Prado 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Virtual Visit 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • DBHS ESports SMASH Event (Linc) 3:30 - 5:30 PM

THURSDAY - 11/11

  • VETERANS DAY - No School

FRIDAY - 11/12

  • No School

SATURDAY - 11/13

  • Band @ Riverside Competition
  • V Wrestling Tournament @ La Canada 10:00 AM
  • JV Wrestling Tournament @ La Canada 10:00 AM

DBHS Athletics Calendar - Click HERE for all athletic contests!


Over the past five weeks, our MATH TEAM has returned to the national online MATH MADNESS competition. The team has remained undefeated as it participated in the collaboration and qualifying rounds.

Nov 3 - Brahmas 33 vs. Brookfield Academy 25

Oct 27 – Brahmas 32 vs. Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs 21

Oct 20 – Brahmas 40 vs. Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, CT) 27

Oct 13 – Brahmas 39 vs. West Nottingham Academy (Colora, MD) 11

Oct 6 – Brahmas 36 vs. Moravian Academy (Bethlehem, PA) 31

Next week begins single elimination tournament competition. We placed in the toughest bracket, DIVISION 1, and we are ready! We compete against Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School from Bloomfield Hills, MI. Our competition is on Wednesday and we will know our results Friday, November 12.

Here are our top scorers in last week’s competition:

Andrew Huang - Scored 8

Aaron Sun - Scored 7

Serena Shih - Scored 7

Emma Fu - Scored 6

Carl Luo - Scored 5

Brian Young - Scored 5

Alexander Kuo - Scored 5

Yuxi (Jack) Zhu - Scored 4

Save the Date 11/16 - ELAC Parent Meeting

Hello DBHS Families,

Please join us for our 2nd English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting of the year!

Our meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM. Come find out information about the English Learner program at DBHS! You will have an opportunity to meet our EL staff and provide input about our EL program. Joining ELAC is also a great way to learn about resources and the upcoming ELPAC test in February. Your participation and input is greatly appreciated. We hope you can join us!

The November ELAC meeting link will be posted on the DBHS ELAC page just prior to the meeting date.

If you missed our meeting in October, please visit our ELAC page for a link to our presentation:

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Girls Tennis Hacienda League Finals - DBHS Finishes in 1st Place!

On Wednesday, October 27, the Hacienda League individual league tennis finals culminated with a big win for the Brahmas! Senior Laura Gao and junior Chloe Cadelina finished in first place with a score of 6-1, 6-1 in the finals.

Yesterday, sophomore Jasmine Buenafe and senior Julienne Nguyen played in the first round against the number one seed, splitting sets to ultimately finish 8-10 in a tiebreaker. It was a seriously impressive first-round match despite the final result. Singles players Emily Tsao and Grace Lu also completed the first round of play with a solid effort and Brahma spirit.

Thank you to all the teachers who continue to support our athletes in the classroom - we couldn't do this without you. Please congratulate your students on a job well done if you see them!

Thanks again for all of the support this season - I will keep you posted on Chloe and Laura's CIF play that begins November 22.

Last week our Cross country competed in Hacienda League Finals. Here are the highlights in order of event!

JV boys - 3rd place

- Isaac Pao (11) - 6th place, 1st Team League Honors

- Spencer Song (11) - 10th place, 2nd Team League Honors, 9 second PR

- Anthony Ruiz (11) - 11th place, 2nd Team League Honors

JV girls - 3rd place

- Amber Yu (10) - 7th place, 1st Team League Honors, 27 second PR

- Nicole Wong (9) - 8th place, 2nd Team League Honors, 26 second PR

- Angelina Wu (9) - 13th place, 2nd Team League Honors, 2 second PR

Frosh/Soph boys - 1st place!!

- Erick Davis (9) - 1st place, F/S League Champion, 1st Team League Honors, 52 second PR

- Harry Liang (9) - 3rd place, 1st Team League Honors, 30 second PR

- Arath Gonzales (9) - 4th place, 1st Team League Honors, 18 second PR

- Kyle Croker (9) - 5th place, 1st Team League Honors, 34 second PR

- Aaron Schwarz (10) - 6th place, 1st Team League Honors

- Omar Ibrahim (9) - 42 second PR

V boys - 4th place

- Simon Worku (11) - 3rd place, 1st Team League Honors, CIF prelims qualifier!!

- Bobby Zhu (12) - 30 second PR

- Zion Edwards (9) - 10 second PR

V girls - 4th place

- Carissa Jeon (12) - 4th place, 1st Team League Honors, 13 second PR, CIF prelims qualifier!!

- L’Mio Edwards (10) - 10th place, 2nd Team League Honors, CIF prelims qualifier!!

- Natalie Dai (9) - 46 second PR

- Emily Kam (9) - 11 second PR

- Natacia Mannix-Tellez (11) - 12 second PR

Girls Golf Advances CIF

Congratulations to Senior Irene Park (shown in photo) who shot a 73 at Los Robles Greens and will advance to River Ridge in Oxnard to compete in the CIF Individual tournament. Ella Chiu and Bella Yang played a tough round and just missed being in the top 36 players in the tournament. There were 130 golfers who competed for 36 spots.

Our Brahmas will compete in the CIF team tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Los Serranos GC. Our Golfers will compete to move on to the team competition at River Ridge.

These girls spend countless hours outside of our team schedule to prepare for the post season. We want to wish them all the best as they continue their post season competition.

Track & Field Tryouts

Track & Field Tryouts!

Track & Field tryouts will take place November 15-19 at the track. Athletes must be cleared in order to tryout.

Monday, November 15:

  • Sprints tryouts will take place from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM with Coach McCully

Wednesday, November 17:
  • Distance tryouts will take place from 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM with Coach Nico
  • Throws tryouts will take place from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM with Coach Reitz
  • Sprints tryouts will take place from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM with Coach McCully

Thursday, November 18:
  • Distance tryouts will take place from 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM with Coach Nico
  • Throws tryouts will take place from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM with Coach Reitz

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.

Students Of The Month - November 2021
DBHS Wellness Center Tour (2021-22)

Attention 10th Graders! HOBY Youth Leadership Opportunity

HOBY Youth Leadership opportunity – DBHS will send one 10th grader to this conference and cover the registration fee. We will also nominate one additional student who can attend but that student will be responsible for covering the cost.

At HOBY, high school sophomores explore their leadership potential through our inspiring leadership development programs. State Leadership Seminars are three-to-four day residential programs, typically held on a college or university campus. Virtual Leadership Seminars are two-to-three day live online programs that allow students to participate from the safety of their home without the need to travel.

For more information visit their website.

  • When and Where: Seminars take place annually between April and June.
How to apply:
1) Students need to write a 5-paragraph essay describing the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader at DBHS and/or our community.

2) On a separate paper, submit a list of all activities, leadership roles, and any honors/awards received.

3) Submit all entries to your GLC, Mr. Natividad or Mrs. Zimmerman.

4) Deadline: Tuesday, November 9 by 3:00 PM

5) We will notify the students selected by November 16 with next steps.

  • If the event is held in-person, final approval will need to come from our district for our DBHS students to attend.
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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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