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Lynbrook High School | February 2017

Hello, Viking Community!


Lynbrook High School is a dynamic environment of respect and achievement where ALL can learn deeply, apply their knowledge and contribute purposefully. I encourage you to read the student newspaper, the Epic, follow me on Twitter @lhsvikingprin, and visit the school website often.


Maria Jackson, Principal


Enrollment Update

The transfer process has concluded and  91 students will be added to the Viking Class of 2021.  Next year, we expect to have an enrollment of 1800 students. That is approximately 50 students more than we have now. The transfer students are coming to us from the following schools:

  • Hyde = 40 students
  • Lawson = 3  students
  • Miller = 34  students
  • West Valley = 1  students
  • McAuliffe = 2  students
  • Private/Charter = 11 students



Registration and payment for the AP Exams is going on now in the ASB office!  All tests are $100, except for the Language tests and Music Theory test which are $110. One check may be written to include multiple tests. Make checks payable to Fremont Union High School DistrictFees are non-refundable. Write your student's ID number on the memo line of the check. Registration ends on Tuesday, February 28th. This is a firm deadline. Click here for the schedule of the upcoming AP Exams.


Tuesday, February 28 Board Meeting and Celebration @ LHS

You are invited to the opening celebratory section of the Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Board Meeting that will take place in the Lynbrook auditorium. Come to cheer and honor the Viking staff members and students who will be recognized. This is our night to SHINE and let the FUHSD board experience all that makes Lynbrook the remarkable place that it is.

The celebration portion of the evening will start no sooner than 6:15 pm and the reception is expected to conclude before 8:00 pm.

The following people and groups will be honored at the Tuesday, February 28 board meeting:

  • Retirees: Jan Broman, Morine Chan, Drew Coble, Laurel Cohen, Linda Nichols, Roy Rocklin, Carlos Pelayo, Tony Sebastiao
  • Employees of the Year: Brad Fulk (Certificated) and Jose Ramirez (Classified)
  • Lynbrook 2017 Poster Students: Matthew Sotoudeh and Cassandra Overney
  • Foundation Student- Tsz Lok Andre Ng
  • Student Group:  Peer Student Tutoring Programs. 


Grants Galore from LExE and PTSA

 As of January 17, 2017, LExE has approved $95,975 in grant requests.  PTSA has generously supported staff grant requests totaling $8,894Click to view LExE and PTSA grant details. The FUHS Foundation has provided Lynbrook with $27,863.00 of support. This year the Foundation targeted support for Robotics, Journalism, Athletics, FBLA, DECA and Drama. The Foundation also funds School Loop, Naviance and the planners that were distributed to all students in August.

These programs are vital partners and they support the excellent educational experiences and professional development opportunities at Lynbrook High School.


Lynbrook Excellence in Education (LExE) Update

I would like to thank and recognize Drew Coble for her years serving on the Lynbrook Excellence Board. She was a founding board member and she has been a tireless advocate for students. Her leadership and voice have been crucial to the success of Lynbrook Excellence in Education. Mrs. Coble could always be counted on to ask tough questions and to provide a wise and insightful school-wide perspective. When you see Mrs. Coble, please thank her for her dedication and time. She sacrificed many prep-periods to serve on the board. Thank you, Drew Coble, for getting LExE off to an amazing start and for your five years of service.

This year, Mrs. Evy Ene was elected to be the new Lynbrook Excellence in Education teacher-board member. Thank you, Mrs. Ene, for your willingness to serve in this important capacity.

New Course Possibilities for 2017-18

Next year we would like to be able to add  Digital Photography and  AP Computer Science Principles to our course offerings. These two new classes will require new equipment. The photography classes will require a $43,000 investment in digital cameras. The computer science teachers would like to add an iMac lab to for the AP Computer Science Principles class and expand to two computer platforms. The school has some funds set aside, but not enough to fully equip the programs. The school would like to partner with Lynbrook Excellence in Education to get these two programs off the ground for the 2017-18 school year.  If you would like to be a part of fueling our future, please visit the LEXE website to make a donation.Click HERE. If we have enough students choose the classes during course selection, and if we have the necessary equipment, we will be able to offer the classes next year.


Good food for a Good Cause--CRAB FEED 2017

  • March 31, 2017, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • De Anza College Gym, Cupertino

All-You-Can-Eat Fresh Crab Feast or Gourmet Asian Fusion Dinner. Order tickets here!

A special fundraising evening with music, a jewelry raffle and silent auction! This event is always so much fun! 

Crab Dinner Tickets (Includes a $40 donation per ticket.)$55.00All-you-can-eat fresh cracked crab, pasta salad, green salad, bread and dessert.

Asian Fusion Dinner Tickets (Includes a $40 donation per ticket.)$55.00All-you-can-eat Asian fusion cuisine with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Combination Dinner Tickets (Includes a $50 donation per ticket.)$75.00All-you-can-eat of both crab and Asian fusion meals.

Reserved Tables for 10 – Meal Tickets Sold Separately (Includes a $75 donation per table.) $100.00 Reserved table for a party of 10; includes a complimentary bottle of wine.

LHS Construction update

The construction containers and trailers will be moving on campus soon near the tennis courts and behind the portables. We expect to begin construction on Phase 1: LHS Field House Addition and Restroom Remodel, once bids are finalized. If the weather cooperates, groundbreaking should take place in March. The expected completion is June of 2018.

The new renderings for Phase 2: LHS Gym Lobby, Cafeteria, Quad and ASB are up on the art wall outside the principal's office.


Campus News

Model UN visits Columbia University

Two of LHS Model UN students received Verbal Commendations at the Columbia Model United Nations Conference at Columbia University on Jan 12-15, 2017.

  • Ishaan Das (10th grade)
  • Sanjana Narayanan (9th grade).

The team also visited the United States Mission to the United Nations and met with foreign service officers to discuss current international affairs and careers in international public service.  They joined a small team from Gabon (Africa)  -- an international school with students from all over the world. The  photo is of our two groups together at the US Mission.

16425976_10208370928447669_5714419286051098066_nGreat Weekend For Lynbrook Wrestling!

Kennedy Miedema, Tyler Hunter-Washer, and Lucas Hong all recorded huge victories this weekend representing Lynbrook.  Kennedy qualified for the State Wrestling Championships by taking third place in the CCS Wrestling Meet on Saturday.

Tyler Hunter-Washer and Lucas Hong competed in the Colt Classic. Tyler added to his collection of hardware from this season, taking 2nd place while Lucas won the consolation bracket in a very tough weight class.

Congratulations! Lynbrook is very proud of you!

Warm hearts and kind words

Five  Lynbrook High School, Red Cross Club members,  Kelly Lin, Tiffany Tian, Christine Lee, Alex Zhoo, and Aya Ide, went to to visit the residents of Webster House Health Center in Palo Alto on Sunday, January 2. They handed out the American Red Cross, Flu Prevention flyer to all of the nursing staff.  In addition, January 29 was National Puzzle Day, and the students introduced the senior residents to new puzzles that engaged them both socially and intellectually.  Words cannot express how pleased the residents were as they conversed with the students and played with the new puzzles.

Sometimes it is the little things we do that make a big difference.

Girls Soccer Senior Night 2/14


 6:00pm    Monta Vista (Cupertino) - Senior Night (Senior Night)   

SJPD Cybercrime Prevention Unit visits Lynbrook

A HUGE Thank you to Sandra Garcia and the SJPD for coming out to Lynbrook to give cybersafety presentations in all 9th grade PE classes. The presentations kept the kids’ attention. The topic was engaging and relevant. The video clip of the Northwestern football coach speaking on the importance of maintaining a good online image resonated with our students.

Something to Think About

Six Things That Matter More Than Perfect Grades - Challenge Success

Well, actually, this piece could be entitled seven hundred and six things that matter more than perfect grades. But hey, I needed to pick a number and there is a word limit for blogs. While there is no debating, that for most kids, grades do matter, and that they matter significantly, the fact is that we're thinking about grades in entirely the wrong way.



Mark your calendar

2/14/17 Tuesday

PTSA meeting, 7:30-9:00pm, Library Study 1

2/15/17 Wednesday

AMC B test, 3:15-4:45, Cafeteria

2/17/17 Friday

End of Grading Period
LEXE meeting, 7:45-9:30am, Library Conf. room
French HS Mardi Gras, 3:00-5:00, Cafeteria

2/20- 2/24/17

President's Day Holiday  & February Break

2/27/17 Monday

Athletic Boosters, Library Conference Rm, 7:00-9:00pm

2/28/17 Tuesday

No School Site Council meeting
FUHSD Board meeting, General Session, 6:15 pm, Auditorium

2/17/17 Friday

End of 4th grading period (grades posted March 3)

3/3/17 Friday

Grades issued- Progress Grade 1 for Semester 2

More dates

School Events & Activities Calendar (from Lynbrook website)

Mailing address: Lynbrook High School, 1280 Johnson Ave, San Jose, CA, 95129, US