The Bobcat Bulletin
Yorba Linda Middle School
March 2, 2019
California Distinguished School
YLMS has been recognized as a California Distinguished School for 2019. YLMS was the only secondary school in our district to receive this honor. Only 25 Middle and High Schools in Orange County and 162 in the State will be recognized. For more information: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/yr19distschools.asp
National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform Schools to Watch
YLMS has been designated a National 2019 Schools to Watch. There are approximately 465 middle schools across the country who have earned this designation. The official announcement by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond is below
Parent Alert: Is the MOMO Challenge a Hoax?
Similar to the Blue Whale Challenge, the Momo Challenge is a dangerous viral social media trend with teens and tweens. The challenge encourages students to contact an unknown person called “Momo” via WhatsApp. Here’s an important article parents should read.
ShamRock'n Run 2019
The R.E.A.C.H. foundation is hosting the annual ShamRock'n Run on March 17th at Yorba Regional Park from 8 am to 11 am. This is a 5K or 2K Fun Run / Walk. For more information and to register please follow the link. https://www.reach4pylusd.org/2019-shamrock--n-run.html
YLMS will get $5.00 per participant signed up under our school! The school with the most participants will receive an additional $1000 for their school. Sign up now!
Student Cell Phone Usage
Parents, please remind your student they must call from the office if they need to contact you or are feeling sick. It is a safety issue to have students text parents (often from a bathroom) if they are sick or not feeling well. We would like students to see our school health clerk first then we will make calls. Phones are to be off during school hours. We appreciate your cooperation communicating this to students.
Check out these Activities (New Items this week!)
March 8th- Valencia High School Counselors visit and class registration for 2019-2020 (for students attending VHS only)
March 11-13- Math 6/7 Accelerated Math Benchmark Testing
March 14th- Pi Day!
March 18-22- 8th Grade shirts delivered
March 26- El Dorado, Esperanza, and Yorba Linda High School Counselors visit and class registration for 2019-2020 (For students attending our other three feeder schools)
March 28th- R.E.A.C.H. Foundation District Track and Field Meet at YLHS