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I am extremely excited to serve as the principal at Yorba Linda Middle School. This year, we celebrate our 50th year of serving the students and community of Yorba Linda. YLMS has a long history of excellence in academics, visual and performing arts, foreign language (Spanish), and technology. For at least the past 15 years, our leadership/student activities program has been recognized as one of the outstanding programs in the state. Additionally, we have been recognized nationally as a model site for PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) and by Project Tomorrow as a Speak Up Loud and Clear school. YLMS has been recognized three times as a California Distinguished School, most recently in 2013. This excellence is enhanced by the caring culture that has been created and nurtured on a regular basis. YLMS is at the forefront of integrating technology into the curriculum. Technologically literate students exit Y LMS after applying varied skills in four computer labs, including a Synergy Technology Lab where students interface with a variety of computer modules and high-tech equipment. Additionally, every classroom has been updated with Interactive Classrooms containing an interactive Promethean board, state-of-the-art sound system, student response systems, and document cameras. These tools help to ensure that students are interactive with their learning and are engaged with curriculum and instruction. YLMS was the first school in the district to employ a website for each classroom, and each is linked to the school website. The most evident characteristic of YLMS is the positive climate that is apparent upon stepping foot on campus. Caring teachers seek to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students. As part of the school’s commitment to the community, YLMS staff members place a high priority on collaboration, professional growth, and enrichment opportunities. Academic success and admirable citizenship are celebrated and rewarded.