Brahma Briefing

Week 22 - January 25 - 29, 2021

Welcome to Week 22

Hello Brahma Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to Week 22.

This week, we are celebrating Kindness Week! Special thanks to our USB Student Leaders, Drama Department, and Key Club for collaborating on our Kindness Week Activities. Thanks to these groups, each day will have different activities planned to encourage and promote kind behavior!

Kindness Week Activities:

  • Monday: Kindness/Wellness Broadway Playlist
  • Tuesday: Key Club Giving to Others
  • Wednesday: Guided Broadway Meditation & Bee Kind Challenge; participate to win a Brahma Bundle for you and a friend
  • Thursday: Broadway Compliment Challenge
  • Friday: Musical Performance from Wedding Singer

Click HERE for details about all of the activities!

Important Reminders:

  • January 25 - Yearbook Selfie Due (For those who missed their Yearbook Photo)
  • February 5 - Year Book Senior Ads Due
  • February 10 - Virtual Open House Showcase/8th Grade Orientation

Best Regards,

Reuben Jones


KINDNESS WEEK: January 25 - 29

  • Monday: Kindness/Wellness Broadway Playlist
  • Tuesday: Key Club Giving to Others
  • Wednesday: Guided Broadway Meditation & Bee Kind Challenge; participate to win a Brahma Bundle for you and a friend
  • Thursday: Broadway Compliment Challenge
  • Friday: Musical Performance from Wedding Singer

Click HERE for details about all of the activities! Thanks USB!

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Did you miss our Yearbook Photo? We want your Selfie Portrait!

STEP ONE: Take a portrait at home.

  • Use even & natural lighting.
  • Take photograph on a clean background.
  • Include student’s full head and shoulders.
  • Avoid props and filters.
  • Adhere to school dress code guidelines.
  • Submit a high resolution color photo.
  • Save as jpeg.

STEP TWO: Click HERE to upload your photo.

  • Use our School Code: dbhs

STEP THREE: Choose your photo, crop, and upload.

  • Note the portrait guidelines as chosen by your school.
  • Select portrait photo, crop, leaving space above the head and including the shoulders.
  • Fill in student’s name, teacher (if applicable) and grade.
  • Confirm and upload.


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Get your SENIOR AD in the Yearbook! See Below For Details!

Want to purchase a Senior Ad?





Parents - Order and design your child's senior ad online. Ads are in full color and messages can be personalized!

STEP ONE: Go to Herff Jones by clicking HERE!

STEP TWO: Enter DBHS's job number: 7353

STEP THREE: Go to Yearbook Ads and click

STEP FOUR: Follow the rest of the directions when prompted

Seniors...Don't Miss Out!

Class of 2021, your year, is here!

January 30 is your last chance to order your Cap and Gown. You may go to the Herff Jones website at to purchase your cap, gown and tassel. Cap, Gown and Tassle will be shipped to your home.

If you prefer not to pay for shipping you may contact Mr. Mike Coffey with Herff Jones to schedule an appointment to pick up your items at their Fullerton location.

Mike Coffey

Herff Jones Office: (714) 838-5299

You may contact Mrs. Van Horn, with questions!

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Class of 2022 SAT updates and more
DBHS Students Of The Month (January 2021)
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USB will be hosting a virtual meeting on Friday 1/29 at 12:45 PM for any students that would like to apply to start new clubs. We will be sharing important information regarding the application process during this meeting. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Time: Jan 29, 2021 12:45 PM

Click HERE to Join Zoom Meeting

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DBHS California Scholarship Federation (CSF), a chapter of the CSF organization, is the only school-sanctioned club on campus that rewards its members with scholarship opportunities. We firmly believe in the organization’s motto, “Scholarship for service,” and hope to broadly spread this message to the entire student body. With the pandemic obstructing our typical club recruitment activities, we hope to leverage all DBHS-managed digital platforms to reach a broad audience, consisting mainly of current sophomores and juniors. Click HERE to Join!

Special Update - PSAT/NMSQT School Day Administration - January 26, 2021

Diamond Bar High School will not be giving the January 2021 PSAT/NMSQT this year. We had postponed it from the October 2020 date in the hopes that the COVID situation would be better by this time, but as you all know, the situation has worsened. Hospitals are at full capacity or beyond, Los Angeles County is still in the purple tier for COVID cases, and giving the test is not a safe option right now. While we wanted to provide this opportunity for our students, the health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance, and so we will not administer the PSAT/NMSQT on January 26, 2021.

All students who were signed-up for the PSAT will be mailed a refund check.

There is no other date for the PSAT/NMSQT this year, but students who are interested in qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship can still qualify through an alternate method. A student would have to take an official administration of the SAT between August 2020 and June 2021, request that College Board SAT Program send an official report of your SAT scores to NMSC (code 0085), and then visit immediately to complete the Alternate Entry Form. You cannot be considered in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program unless you complete this online form no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Students who are interested in preparing for the SAT can do so for free via Khan Academy practice sessions on College Board’s website -

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Congratulations to our DBHS Overwatch team for qualifying for the North American Esports Federation (NASEF) NATIONAL FINALS.

Here is a list of the team members and their roles they play in the game:

Derek Wang (Support) & ESports Club President

Andy Quach (Tank) & Esports Club Vice President

Joshua Kang (Tank) & Captain

Peter Chang Captain

Jacky Zhang (Tank)

Nathan Kang (DPS)

Alton Hsiung (DPS)

Jonathan Dang (DPS)

Aiden Arciga (Support)

Aaron Dulnuan (Support)

Jacob Kaitz (Staff Advisor)

Randy Thomas (Staff Advisor)

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a "hero shooter," Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a large roster of characters, known as "heroes," with unique abilities.

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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 2021 should register at this time.

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WVUSD Nutrition Services continues meal distribution in 2nd semester.

Go to for more information.

*Pick-up Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students!

Mark Your Calendar for the Mag 7 In-N-Out Fundraiser! February 18, 12:30 - 3:00 PM ... Ticket Info coming soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click HERE to read the answers from last week's FAQ.

Still have questions about Distance Learning?

Please Click HERE to log your question and we will post the answer on the above Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) link.

Stay Healthy & Take Care!

Reuben Jones,