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Lynbrook High School  | January 2017

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

Happy New Year! It has been a fantastic first semester at Lynbrook! Semester grades are being finalized and entered by teachers. The grades will be posted on Friday, January 13. 

Included below are recent highlights from athletics and other campus activities. Lynbrook High School is a dynamic environment of respect and achievement where ALL can learn deeply, apply their knowledge and contribute purposefully. I am not able to mention everything our amazing students are doing. I encourage you to read the student newspaper, the Epic, follow me on Twitter @lhsvikingprin, and visit the school website often.


Maria Jackson, Principal


New Construction Update

At the board meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the FUHSD Board approved the design plans for Phase 2 of construction. This phase includes a new gym lobby. The plan for Phase 1, the Field House Addition, which will contain a new weight room/fitness center, PE classroom and dance studio, has been approved by The Division of the State Architect (DSA) of California. The next step is to secure a builder for the project. We hope to break ground by March 2017.

For detailed information about the building process and for more drawings please visit the school website We will be undergoing a major transformation over the next 4 years.



Bike security on campus

It is very important that students do not leave bikes on campus overnight and on weekends. Last semester there were people who would come on campus late at night and after school to cut locks and steal bikes.  Mr. Ramirez and Mr. Wong have been in contact with San Jose Police regarding this. Students who have had bikes stolen at school should see Mr. Ramirez and follow the online process of filing a police report.

FUHSD Board approves Supplemental Enrollment Plan

The FUHSD Board approved the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee to help temporarily address declining enrollment at Lynbrook. The approved plan includes the following:

  • All 8th Graders attending Miller Middle School and McAuliffe School who reside in the FUHSD attendance area, but not within the Lynbrook attendance area, have the option to choose to attend Lynbrook for high school.
  • All 8th Graders who reside in the Hyde Middle School attendance area, as that attendance area is defined as of November 1, 2016, have the option to apply to attend Lynbrook for high school. If there are more Hyde Middle School applicants than available slots at Lynbrook, a lottery system will be used to determine which Hyde Middle School students will be accepted at Lynbrook. 

Click here to download the Community letter regarding stabilization...

Campus News

William Luo will be competing with nine other students nationwide for $10,000 in the 2017 national "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" competition held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 7th, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, attended by more than 5,500 mathematicians. View the LIVE Webcast here:

Lynbrook Drama Department hosted sell-out shows for their production of The Odd Couple (the Female Version). At the close of the final performance the cast and crew honored Mrs. C (Laurel Cohen) who is retiring this year after teaching drama for 20 years. She has a long history of inspiring excellence in her students. Together she guides them in the production of high quality high school theater. Make plans to see the spring show. Check the website for dates and times.

ACT for Mental health wrote to thank and commend Abinaya Srikant, sophomore, for raising over $17,000 for ACT by organizing a South Indian Music and Dance Festival on September 17, 2016.

Siemens Foundation Standouts- Fourteen students from across the district were named as semi-finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, and Lynbrook's Andrew Shao and two Monta Vista students were named Regional Finalists. The Monta Vista students were among the national winners. Congratulations to each of the following Vikings: 2016 Regional finalist- Andrew Shao: 2016 Semi-finalists -Matthew Hase-Liu, Pranav Lalgudi, Isha Mehrotra, Rohan Mehrotra, Andrew Shao, Marilyn Zhang.

Bravo to the following Lynbrook musicians who were accepted in the Santa Clara County Honor Band. For the second year in a row, Lynbrook had the most students (15) from a single high school make the band. Kimberly Ku - Flute (1st chair), Emily Du – Flute, Shannon Liu – Flute, Jenny Wang – Clarinet, Tiffany Tian – Clarinet, Darren Huang – Clarinet, Kelly Lin – Clarinet, William Chen – Clarinet, Alex Zhao – Clarinet, Bill Zhu – Clarinet, Kiran Manikonda – Clarinet, Jamie Chang – Bassoon, Shawn Liu - Alto Sax (1st chair), Davin Tjong - Euphonium (1st chair), Aaron Yen – Percussion

LHS students were among those who won math honors at the Santa Clara Valley Senior Math Olympiad. In Division 1, Matthew Hase-Liu of Lynbrook High placed first, Anton Cao of Evergreen Valley High placed second and Pranav Lalgudi of Lynbrook placed third.

Viking Athletics

Wrestling: Senior, Tyler Hunter-Washer won the 170lb title at the 50th Peninsula Invitational at Half Moon Bay High School.


Boys’ Basketball- The varsity team won their home tournament with a 62-50 victory over Prospect High School. Senior Alexian Lin and junior Andrew Chang were named to the All-Tournament Team and Senior Jon Liang was named tournament MVP.  

Girls’ Golf- Coach Art Zimmerman was named 2016 CCS Girls Golf Honor Coach

Lynbrook Cross Country competed in the State Championships in Fresno on November 26th.  Maryam Jawid finished 11th overall at 17:50; Angela Liu ran 19:18; and Kevin Chacko ran a PR 16:34.  Jawid dazzled with a first place finish in the CCS Girls Division II Cross Country Championships.

Girls’ Varsity Soccer took on the East Bay powerhouse San Ramon Valley in the inaugural Earthquakes High School Soccer Series on December 17th, at Avaya Stadium, home of the Earthquakes.

Congratulations to F/S Boys Basketball for winning the 2016 Ram Rumble F/S Champions.

To get more updates follow Lynbrook Athletics  @LynAthletics on Twitter.

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Mark your calendar

1/13/17 Friday

First Semester grades issued

1/16/17 Monday

Holiday – NO SCHOOL

1/24/17 Tuesday

Principal's Coffee, 7:00-8:00pm, Library Study

1/26/17 Thursday

Sophomore Guidance Night, 7-9pm, Auditorium

1/28/17 Saturday

Residency Verification  Lynbrook Library

2/14/17 Tuesday

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

2/17/17 Friday

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

More dates

School Events & Activities Calendar (from Lynbrook website)

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