The YVHS Counseling Office will be hosting the following events.
October 15, 2014 -- 6:00-8:00 PM - College Night. We will have representatives from CSU, US, CMC, a private university, and the military to speak about their programs. This even is open to Juniors, Seniors, and their parents.
October 16, 2014 -- 12:30-2:00 PM - Lasell College (Newtown, MA) - a representative will be here to speak about the college. This event is open to Juniors and Seniors. Interested students need to sign up in the Counseling Office.
October 28, 2014 -- 2nd period (8:13-9:11 AM) - Jamie Dehn will be here representing Cal State University Campus' hospitality programs including Tourism, Recreation, Hotel, and Food Services. It will be open to all students. Starting Friday, October 10, students may sign up in the Career Center.
December 3, 2014 - 4th period (10:20-11:15) - University of Arizona will be here for a presentation. Interested Juniors and Seniors need to sign up in the Counseling Office.
UC Application and the Common App
Hello, YVHS Senior, Class of 2015:
Great news! The UC application and Common App opens August 1 -- the first time ever the applications have been available before October 1!
YVHS will offer college admission application workshops -- UC and CSU applications, and Common Application -- so that you can complete or begin these college admission applications BEFORE school starts on August 25.
Kathleen DeRouen, UCLA certified college counselor, who has helped many MUSD students with their college admission and financial aid applications, will be at YVHS in the Career Center every Tuesday and Thursday during school hours to assist seniors with the college admission and financial aid process. Days, dates and times will be added or adjusted to meet student need.
At these application workshops Kathy DeRouen will assist you with:
- Completing college admission application(s)
- Writing personal statement(s)
- Reviewing for SAT and ACT tests
- Applying for Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) and scholarships
- Estimating your family's Expected Family Contribution for the cost of college
- Beginning your Senior Scholarship Portfolio / Senior Scholarship Application
What you need to do to participate in these application workshops:
- Attend as many sessions as you are able, to get the best "jump start" on the college admission process.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeRouen, email her at email@example.com.
Make your college admission application process successful and sane by gaining control of applications and testing BEFORE your senior year starts!
YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL - STAFF 2014-15
College and University Experience
|Staff Name||Subject Area||College/University||Mascot|
|Merl Abel||Driver's Ed/AVID/PE||CSU Long Beach/CSU Domingues Hills||49ers/Toros|
|Justin Agacer||Math||UC Riverside||Highlanders|
|Andrew Amosa||PE||Western Montana||Bulldogs|
|Charlene Bailey||Art||Vanguard University/CSU Long Beach||Lions/49ers|
|Bill Barrett||Music||Ohio Northern University||Polar Bears|
|Gilbert Berry||SPED||Central Methodist University||Eagles|
|Jason Bolt||Social Science||CSU San Bernardino||Coyotes|
|Kelly Brown||ROP Culinary Arts||Capella/University of Phoenix/National University||Phoenix|
|Steve Brown||English||University of Cincinnati||Bearcats|
|Todd Brown||Social Science/AVID||CSU Chico||Wildcats|
|Tim Cannavo||Math||UC Riverside||Highlanders|
|Jason Collins||ROP/Black Rock||ITT||No Mascot|
|Brett Cowan||Math||UC San Diego||Tritons|
|Elizabeth Drake||English||CSU Long Beach||49ers|
|Jeff Drozd||ROP/Work Experience||CSU San Bernardino||Coyotes|
|Mike Duplay||SDC/English||Ashland College/University of Toledo||Eagles/Rockets|
|Jeff Evans||Social Science||UC Riverside||Highlanders|
|John Frakes||Foreign Language||Drake University/Bowling Green State University||Bulldogs/Falcons|
|Linda Fyffe||Science/Math||Metro State University, Denver||Roadrunners|
|Richard Glovin||Social Science||CSU Long Beach||49ers|
|Jacob Hancock||SDC/English||CSU San Bernardino||Coyotes|
|Tom Hovey||Counselor -- 9 & 10||Loyola Marymount University/USC/LBCC||Lions/Trojans/Vikings|
|Dustin Howard||Social Science||Ohio University||Bobcats|
|Greg Johnson||RSP/Math||CSU San Bernardino||Coyotes|
|Jennifer Jungwirth||Foreign Language||University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh||Titans|
|Mary Keck||Math/AVID||University of Montana||Grizzlies|
|Shannon Lamoreux||Social Science||University of Pittsburgh||Panthers|
|Ray Larson||Math/Tech/Testing||Concordia University||Eagles|
|Michelle MacLean||Counselor -- 11||Penn State University||Nittany Lions|
|Rich Magner||Science||University of Michigan||Wolverines|
|Travis Mahan||ROP/Black Rock||Naval School of Health Sciences/CSU San Bernardino||Rams/Coyotes|
|Mike McDermott||OCI||University of St. Thomas||Tommies|
|Cindy Miller||Science/Health||CSU Fullerton||Titans|
|Jacquie Nicholson||English/ELD||Cal Baptist University||Lancers|
|Trent Nicholson||English||Buena Vista University/New Mexico State University/University of South Dakota||Beavers/Aggies/Coyotes|
|Rebecca Pessa||RSP/Math||Azusa Pacific University||Cougars|
|Diana Pew||RSP/Math||CSU Fullerton||Titans|
|Marcia Pfingsten||Latin||UC Irvine||Anteaters|
|Carl Phillips||Principal||University of Illinois||Fighting Illini|
|Justin Pierce||Science||Saint Vincent College||Bearcats|
|Janet Rauch||PE||CSU Poly Pomona||Mustangs|
|Matt Rauch||Social Science/AVID||CSU Poly San Luis Obispo||Mustangs|
|Steve Reichert||SDC/SD||University of Utah||Utes|
|Mary Riggs-Cuyno||Foreign Language||Ohio University/Bowling Green State University||Bobcats/Falcons|
|James Ruggiero||English/ELD||Kent State University||Golden Flashes|
|Mike Ruggiero||Admin/Vice Principal||Buckle University/Chapman University||Bison/Panthers|
|Jamie Scharns||English||Concordia College, Minnesota||Cobbers|
|Crystal Sheehan||Science||UC Riverside||Highlanders|
|Claude Short||SDC/SD||Mt. San Jacinto/CSU San Bernardino||Eagles/Coyotes|
|Kimberly Siddall||Math||Arizona State University||Sun Devils|
|Minoo Sigler||SH||Cal Baptist University/National University||Lancers|
|Mel Smith||RSP/Social Science||CSU San Bernardino/Grand Canyon University||Coyotes/Lopes|
|Dawn Stephens||SDC/Social Science||CSU San Bernardino||Coyotes|
|Jay Stepp||PE||Oklahoma State University||Cowboys|
|Larry Thomas||Science/Athletic Director||Western Montana||Bulldogs|
|Lana Thompson||Counseling Guru||UC Riverside||Highlanders|
|Leisa Vallo||Counselor -- 12||Ohio University/The Ohio State University||Bobcats/Buckeyes|
|Dave Von Behren||SDC/Science||UC Santa Barbara||Gauchos|
|Krista Wargo||Art||University of Wisconsin||Badgers|
|Donna Weller||English||UC Santa Barbara||Gauchos|
|Brandon Whitbread||Math||Michigan State University||Spartans|
|Suzette White||English||UC Berkley||Golden Bears|
|Leslie WIlson||School Psychologist||CSU Fullerton/Chapman University||Titans/Panthers|
|Cindy Zacks||Science||UC San Diego/CSU San Bernardino||Tritons/Coyotes|
Jessica Morcilio is a tutor for all students who need extra help in their academics. She is available for Math, English, History, and Science. She will graduating with her AA degree December of 2014 from Copper Mountain College. She is 22 years old. Looking at $15 an hour for tutoring, but can be negotiated.
cell phone: 760-668-3250
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