Diamond BarHigh School

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Principal's Memo - Week 6

Hello Brahmas!

WEEK 6 – September 19 - September 23, 2016 


Week 6 marks the end of our 1st Progress Report Grading Period. Login to Parent Portal on Wednesday, September 28 to view the 6-Week Progress Report. The progress report can be met with excitement and anxiety. The end of the grading period can show the hard work your child has been dedicating to his or her studies or perhaps the report is a warning to have a discussion with your child about academic effort and how to communicate with teachers. Either way, academic achievement is one of our key focus areas, and we are concentrating on the academic success of all of our students. We will use this data to help improve our instruction and enhance the learning environment for our students. Also, the end of the grading period is one of the busiest times of the year for teachers as many late hours are spent grading assignments and updating the grade book for students. Special thanks to all Brahma teachers whose job continues long after the school day ends! As a reminder, the grades in the 6 Week Progress Report do not officially appear on your child’s official academic transcript and remember to  login to Parent Portal to monitor the academic progress of your child.

Speaking of amazing teachers… recently, I was contacted by the Dean of Admissions from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Stuart Schmill. Mr. Schmill wanted to let me know that two Diamond Bar teachers, Mrs. Teresa Hebert & Mr. Johnny Hwang were identified by students from their incoming freshman class for having made a personal impact on their academic development. In his message, he was saying “thank you” for the direct benefit our teachers have on improving society as a whole. Amazing, right?! As principal, I could not agree more, and want to congratulate Mrs. Hebert and Mr. Hwang for a job well done!

Updates & Reminders:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Freshman Parent Night – Class of 2020, 7pm in the Gym. Come hear about the academic program for 9th graders preparing for the IB Program.
  • The Council of African American Parents (CAAP) and the Hispanic Organization of Parent & Education (HOPE) have their first parent meeting of the year this Wednesday night, September 21 @ 7pm in the LINC. Please come out and support.
  • CELDT Testing is Tuesday, September 20, 8am – 12noon.
  • Students who missed picture day have one last opportunity on October 13.
  • Seniors Portraits: Seniors take their photos off campus at our school photographer’s studio. There is no charge for an untouched yearbook photo. If you want your picture enhanced or would like to use multiple poses and use props, there is a $50 sitting fee. Please make an appointment with our school photographer ASAP! Time is running out! Please call (909) 444-0334 to schedule your senior portraits. http://www.marcshotthis.com
  • Mark your calendar for the Brahma Foundation’s “Home Tour” fundraiser on December 16, 2016. More to come soon!   



Mon. - 19

Tues. - 20

Wed. - 21

Thur. - 22

Fri. - 23

College Night, 7pm in the Gym

Brahma Foundation Meeting – 7pm Rm 266

CELDT Testing – Gym 8am-noon 

Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Glendora           3:15

Frosh/Soph, JV & Varsity Boys Water Polo vs. California      3:30, 4:15, 5:15

CAAP & HOPE Parent Meeting, LINC    7pm

Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Ayala, 3:15

Frosh, JV & Varsity Volleyball vs. Ayala,     3:30, 4:30 & 5:30

Varsity Girls Golf vs South Hills,            2:30

JV Football vs San Dimas, 3:15

Varsity Boys Water Polo Tournament, Friday & Saturday,     Time- TBA

*Note – Only home sporting events are listed above. Please see our Sports Calendar on our home page for all sporting events.       

Best Regards, 

Reuben Jones