Hello Brahma Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Week 8, Homecoming Week!
We have activities planned at lunchtime all week to celebrate homecoming, and we hope to create exciting memories for all Brahmas. The week culminates at our homecoming football game vs. Ontario High School on Friday, October 5 @ 7:00 p.m., and our Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 6 @ 7:30 p.m. at the Richard Nixon Library. The dance will end promptly at 11:00 p.m. If you are giving your child a ride home from the homecoming dance, please plan to be at the Nixon Library at 11:00 p.m. There is no need to wait for a phone call, all students will be ready for pickup at 11:00 p.m. J
Also, our Parent Symposium is this Saturday, October 6. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to hear Paul Kanarek speak on IQ vs. EQ. Kanarek, who co-founded the California branch of The Princeton Review, is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of both testing and college admissions. Paul’s passion lies in the opportunity to help families (from early elementary school to high school) genuinely find the right fit for college. He will be focusing on the parents’ perspective in regards to emotional intelligence versus intelligence quotient (EQ vs. IQ) and connecting both as elements to determining life success. After the keynote, there will be two breakout sessions presented by our very own WVUSD staff members and other experts in the field.
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: Registration and a light continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
The event will be from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Walnut High School
This year, we have partnered with Cal Poly Pomona, Mt. SAC, Pacific Clinic, Walnut Sherriff Department, and many more. Click on the link below to register before the sessions fill up. Daycare will be provided for TK-5th grade students.
Lastly, I will be using Remind to send all-school emergency text message notifications to all students and parents. Some of you may already have a Remind account and be a member of our Diamond Bar High School “class,” but if you are not, please download the free Remind App for your smart phone by clicking HERE, create an account, enter our access code to receive emergency text messages about Diamond Bar High School.
Click HERE to get the REMIND app, sign-up, and enter our Diamond Bar High School code:
PSAT UPDATE … Attention parents of Juniors & Sophomores:
The Official PSAT will take place on our campus on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Students who have already signed up should expect to meet in the Diamond Bar High School amphitheater by 7:45 a.m. on the day of the test. Students taking the test need to bring their photo ID card and a #2 pencil. Calculators are optional but must be an “Acceptable Calculator” set by the CollegeBoard. Student Guides and Practice tests are available to all students in the Guidance Office. Please encourage your student to pick one up. Students can also find free online SAT practice via the Khan Academy at this link -https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/khan-academy.
Information regarding room assignments for the 10/13 test will be posted on Guidance Office windows and by the amphitheater by 3:00 p.m. on 10/12/18.
*Thursday, October 4, Purdue University will be in the Career Center @ lunch. Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiana offers over 200 academic programs and close to 1,000 clubs and organizations. Our students are studying abroad, completing research, and showing their Boilermaker pride at all the of the NCAA division 1 athletic events! Ten former Diamond Bar High School students are at Purdue! For more information come to the Career Center @ lunch on Thursday.
*Click HERE for more DBHS Athletic Events.
In this section of my Principal’s Memo, you will find valuable resources and
opportunities offered through our parent groups and community partnerships.
*Thanks to our South Asian, African American, Korean American, and Hispanic Parent Groups (SAPA, CAAP, KAPA, & HOPE) for sponsoring an "ACADEMIC NIGHT" with FLEX College Prep. As a reminder, FLEX College Prep is a private company responsible for their own information, and I want to encourage all students and parents to check with their GLC if they need any assistance.
*Did You Know… October is #CyberAware Month? Get involved here: https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/get-involved/
*ACT Bootcamp at Diamond Bar High School
Catalyst's ACT Bootcamp is a confidence-boosting two-day seminar that teaches students strategies for every type of question they're guaranteed to encounter on the ACT. Selected topics include how to:
·Shortcut math questions that stump more than 90% of test-takers
·Highlight key information in seemingly confusing ACT Science passages
·Use a surefire template for the newly-revised ACT essay
·Crack the 10 types of English questions guaranteed to be on the ACT
Catalyst's ACT Bootcamp is not a mock test or an infomercial for our services. Students learn proven strategies from experts who earned perfect scores on the ACT. Participants receive 8 hours of instruction, Catalyst's 224-page ACT Bootcamp book, bonus online instruction, and personalized feedback.
ACT Bootcamp at Diamond Bar High School
Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Students attend both days.)
Tuition is just $195. For more information on this special prep opportunity or to enroll, call 800.235.0056, sign up at https://catalystprep.com/bootcamp_su, or email info@CatalystPrep.com. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, October 17.
Reuben A. Jones
Diamond Bar High School