Diamond BarHigh School

All schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District, including DBHS, are scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, May 5, because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Principal's Memo - Week 10

DIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK 10 – October 14 – October 18

 

Hello Brahma Parents and Guardians, 

 

Welcome to Week Ten.

I am pleased to congratulate Brahmas in all areas of our school: Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Activities.

On Wednesday, our “Mathletes” began their Math Madness season with a strong victory over Spencerport High School in New York. Thanks to Math Coaches Dena Lordi and Jeff Brose for preparing our math students, and kicking-off our competition season with a victory! Congratulations to Celina Wu and Tony Wan who both earned perfect scores!

On Friday, we won our Homecoming Football game versus Chino, 53 – 13, and our Head Coach Jeff Reitz, was named LA Rams Head Coach of the Week! We are 2 – 0 in the Mt. Baldy League. We also crowned our Homecoming King and Queen (Click HERE for photos), Chris Lin and Jennifer Nie!

On Saturday, our Marching Band won Sweepstakes at the Placentia Band Review and Parade! Great job to our Band Directors Steve Acciani and Marie Sato…click HERE for photos of our Thundering Herd! Also on Saturday, our Robotics Team Sprocket advanced to the finals of the FRC Beach Blitz competition. This marks the 3rd year in a row that the students have designed, manufactured and operated a robot that qualified for the finals at a major regional event. Click HERE to see the team photo. Thanks to Instructional Dean Gabriel Aguilar for advising, guiding and supporting Team Sprocket.

Congratulations Brahmas!   

Important Updates from our GLCs and the Guidance Office

  • Last day to drop a class is Friday, October 18!

The very last day to drop a class for this semester is Friday, October 18. If you are passing the class with a D- or above, it will show as a WP (withdrawal pass) on your transcript. If you have an F in the class at the time you drop, it will show as an F on your transcript. If you do not see your GLC to drop by Friday, October 18, you are in the class for the remainder of the semester.

  • Senior Bulletin Click HERE!
  • Halloween is approaching, and as always, we will allow students to show their Halloween spirit, but there are some guidelines we must follow to ensure student safety:
  • Students are prohibited from wearing masks
  • Make-up or face painting should be minimal. Staff needs to still be able to EASILY identify a student wearing make-up or face painting. If your face is fully painted, you will be required to wash your face before attending classes.
  • Weapons or replica weapons are not allowed
  • Costumes need to adhere to the school dress code and should not disrupt the instructional program during school hours. If you have ANY questions regarding your costume, please see your GLC before Halloween for guidance or approval. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to a fun and safe Halloween on campus.

                                                       

Week 10: Activities & Updates

  • TEDx Talks are Back! The Wellness Center is sponsoring the 3rd annual TEDx Talk Event featuring specially selected DBHS speakers who will share their passion and inspirational talks with their peers in November. If you are interested in auditioning for this unique opportunity, stop by the Wellness Center, Room #254, to pick up the information needed and sign up for an audition. Auditions begin Monday, October 14 through October 16 after school. Click HERE or see Wellness Center Coordinator Sandy Davis if you have questions!
  • Click HERE for our Weekly Athletics Update provided by Athletic Director, Albert Lim.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER VISITS

  • All College visits are during lunch in our Career Center.
    • Monday, October 14: Colorado College
    • Tuesday, October 15: Boston University
    • Wednesday, October 16: University of Rochester and St. John University
    • Thursday, October 17: UC Merced

We are seeking your help to “Tell a Friend” about the opportunities to attend Walnut Valley Unified for the 2020/2021 school year. Walnut Valley will be hosting enrollment information meetings (Click HERE) beginning this month to share information with prospective parents on how to enroll based on District of Choice, Inter-district Transfers, Allen Bill, or Caregiver applications. Please share the attached flyer with the upcoming dates and locations of our meetings to any family interested in attending Walnut Valley. Current families enrolled in Walnut Valley do not need to attend these meetings.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

In this section of my Principal’s Memo, you will find valuable resources and opportunities offered through our parent groups and community partnerships.

*Parents:

  • We have a new Visitor Management system, LobbyGuard. Click HERE to read about the new safety system coming November 1, 2019.

 

  • The LAPD is hiring. Annual salary range: $67,546 – $104,024. There are two written exams to join the LAPD which will be hosted at Diamond Bar High School on November 4 and December 2 @ 6pm. For more information, contact LAPD Recruiter, DBHS Parent and KAPA President, Officer Jinha Kim Email: 40686@lapd.online

Minimum Requirements:

  • 20 Years of Age
  • US high school diploma or equivalent, G.E.D., CHSPE
  • US citizen or have applied for citizenship
  • Excellent health and physical condition
  • Background suitable for employment as a Police Officer

Exam Info:

You will be required to write essays in response to questions regarding your personal qualifications for Police Officer. There are no right or wrong answers. Each candidate’s response will be unique, based on his/her life experiences.

Have a great week!

Best Regards,

 

Reuben A. Jones, Ed.D 

Principal 

Diamond Bar High School

Go Brahmas!