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Principal's Memo - Week 9

WEEK 9 – October 8 – October 12


Hello Brahma Parents and Guardians, 


Welcome to Week 9,   

Last week we celebrated Homecoming Week, and I am pleased to congratulate Head Football Coach Jeff Reitz and our Varsity Football team who beat Ontario High School 21-14 and is undefeated in league competition! I am also pleased to congratulate our 2018 Homecoming Queen, Clarice Phan and Homecoming King, Brenton Daniels. Special thanks to our school photography teacher, Mr. Bill Foley for capturing some amazing photos of Homecoming. ClickHERE to see Mr. Foley’s pictures of the game and half-time show.


Important Updates from our GLCs and the Guidance Office

SENIORS: Click HERE to access the Senior Monthly News Letter

In addition to the Senior Monthly News Letter, the Guidance Office under the supervision of Assistant Principal, Mr. David Hong, produces the GLC Quarterly. The GLC Quarterly is a packet with a wealth of helpful information prepared for all Diamond Bar students and shared on a quarterly basis. ClickHERE to access the October 2018 GLC Quarterly.

Financial Aid Update: Seniors, Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA) has a mobile app! Click HERE for more info.

PSAT UPDATE … Attention parents of Juniors & Sophomores:

The Official PSAT will take place on our campus onSaturday, 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 findfree 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.

Reminder, any student that has a limited day pass/DBHS ID to leave campus early must have their limited day pass/DBHS ID with them daily to leave campus early. This includes students that have no 5thor 6th period as well as athletes that have received a limited-day sticker from the athletics office. If you do not have your DBHS ID with you, you will need to stay on campus until 3:00 p.m., OR you will be assigned a detention for not having your DBHS ID with you. If you have forgotten your ID card and will be staying on campus, you may use the amphitheater, lower-lunch area or library to work on homework.  If you have any questions, please see your GLC.

Week 9: College Info, Activities, Updates, and Reminders

Thanks to Mrs. Romero in the Career Center for coordinating our College visits. Unless otherwise noted, visit the Career Center at lunch time for the following college visits:

* Wednesday, October 10. Williams College, a small private, residential liberal arts college located in northwestern Massachusetts, with an undergraduate enrollment of 2,200, average class size of 13 students, and student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1.

*Thursday, October 11. Vancouver Island University(VIU), “Known as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning is a fully-accredited public university located in the beautiful province of British Columbia, on Canada’s west coast. VIU offers over 100 programs in popular areas of study like Business, Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Hospitality, and many more.

*Friday, October 12. Occidental College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles. With just over 2,000 students, it provides an intimate residential education experience in the heart of a global city—the best of both worlds since students have the advantages of a small and a large community.


*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.

 *Did You Know… October is #CyberAware Month? Get involved here:https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/get-involved/

*ACT Bootcamp at Diamond Bar High School

  • Just $195 Per Student

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 emailinfo@CatalystPrep.com. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, October 17.


Best Regards,


Reuben A. Jones 


Diamond Bar High School

Go Brahmas!