WEEK 10 – October 15 – October 19
Hello Brahma Parents and Guardians,
This week we have two Diamond Bar high school staff members, Band Director Steve Acciani, Equipment Technician Dave Hernandez, and two senior students Natalie Chung and Rachel Wang who will be recognized at our Board of Trustees meeting in our District Board room on Wednesday, October 17, at 7pm for their leadership and service in our community.
Later this week, we also have an important safety drill for our students and staff. The “California Great ShakeOut” earthquake preparedness drill is on Thursday, October 18. This drill is a coordinated earthquake drill throughout California to make sure we are prepared to survive and recover from big earthquakes (Click HERE for more details about the annual drill).
Important Updates from our GLCs and the Guidance Office
Hello Brahmas, 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 very 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 you cooperation Brahmas. We look forward to a fun and safe Halloween on campus.
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. Click HERE 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.
Week 10: 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:
- Tuesday, October 16, Brandeis University at lunch
- Wednesday, October 17, University of Richmond @ 1pm
- Wednesday, October 17, Dartmouth College @ 1pm
- Thursday, October 18, Swarthmore College @ 1pm
- Thursday, October 18, UC Santa Barbara
- Thursday, October 18 @ 1pm Princeton University in the Library.
Reminder that only students who don’t have a 5th period are allowed to attend college visits during 5th.
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 email info@CatalystPrep.com. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, October 17.
Reuben A. Jones
Diamond Bar High School