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 Counseling and Career Center Department Chair

Leisa Vallo

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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 kathy_derouen@morongo.k12.ca.us.

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

~School Spirit~

 

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
Scott Phillips Acting/Yearbook/ASB BYU Cougars
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
       

 

 

Tutoring

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.


Thank you,
Jessica Morcilio
cell phone: 760-668-3250
email: jessica_morcilio2010@yahoo.com

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Naviance

The Counseling Department is excited to launch the use of a new program call Naviance.  Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.  Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student successenhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.

 

Students can log in anytime at http://connection.naviance.com/yucca 

Students user ID and password is the same as their user ID and password for their online grades. 

Valuable Links

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Michelle MacLean

11th Grade -- Class of 2016


Mrs. MacLean's email

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Leisa Vallo

9th Grade (L-Z) -- Class of 2018

and

12th grade -- Class of 2015


Mrs. Vallo's email

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Tom Hovey

9th Grade (A-K) -- Class of 2018

and

10th Grade -- Class of 2017


Mr. Hovey's email

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