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Principal's News


Lynbrook High School  | September 2017

Dear Lynbrook Community,

The weather may feel like summer, but we are into our third week of school and fall activities have begun. There are exciting things happening on campus. I encourage you to take a look at our events calendar (click the link to access). If you have never been to a football game, make plans to attend a Friday night game. There are games on Friday, September 1st, and the 8th. Experience a Friday night in our beautiful stadium under the lights! Listen to the band play and cheer on our mighty Vikings.

It is the YEAR OF THE TEAM and teachers will be working on ways to help our students build individual skills that will help them be effective collaborators at school and in life. 


Mrs. Maria Jackson

Viking Athletics with Sportsmanship Award

At the first Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Board of Managers meeting, Brad Metheany, Board Commissioner, announced that Lynbrook was the first recipient of the league’s Team Sportsmanship Award. Every sports team from every school in the SCVAL cast their votes for the school who demonstrated the best sportsmanship. This is a great honor bestowed on every one of our Viking athletes. This recognition demonstrates that the LHS Athletics program values ethical behavior, fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing. 

Back to School Night

This Thursday, August 31, 2017, is Back-to-School Night. A reminder email was sent to parents and there is more information on the LHS homepage (www.lhs.fuhsd.org).  Parents will follow their student’s schedule with first period starting at 7:00 PM.  The cafeteria will be open and parent groups will have tables set up and there will be representatives to explain the purpose of the group and to share ways for parents to get involved.

Bike Repair Station

Are your bike tires a little low on air? Thanks to matching grants from the Cupertino Rotary and the Sunnyvale Sunrise Rotary Club, our students have a new bike repair station near the bike rack by the auditorium.

Night on the Quad

Don’t miss the festivities at Night on the Quad on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Bring the family and support PTSA and the LHS Clubs when you purchase your evening dinner. Visit the club tables to learn about their activities at school and in the community.

New Mac Lab Opens in room 608

On the first day of school, the doors to the new Mac Lab in room 608 opened.  In partnership with the school and Lynbrook Excellence in Education (LEXE), there are 36 powerful and sleek iMac desktop computers for our new AP Computer Science Principles, our new Digital Photography, and our Econ & Virtual Enterprise classes. The room was refurbished with new carpet, new tack board, paint, and furniture. Drop by the room between classes on Back-to-School Night to check it out.

Looking for Parents to assist with STEM Program

The STEM program is looking for parents or community members with expertise in the following areas, to help review students' technical papers and/or to mentor our young scientists:
  • Computer science
  • Computer engineering
  • Programming
  • Engineering
  • Astrophysics 
Interested experts would need to attend a seminar to learn the rubrics for reading papers Amanda Day, District Science Curriculum Lead and founder of the STEM program at Lynbrook, is leading the seminar on Wednesday, September 6th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at Lynbrook in room 002. Interested persons need to sign up HERE. 
Timelines for Readers 
  • Siemens - Reading papers – September 11-15, 2017-- (72-hour turn-around, papers due on September 19, 2017.)
  • STS - October 30 – November 9, papers due on November 15 
Mentor Opportunities for Synopsys
Coaches must be cleared to work with students – finger prints & TB test, are required and submitted to the FUHSD district office
Synopsys Science Fair Timeline 
  • Seminar/session in November
  • View student project plans for feedback/selection of viable projects
  • By-weekly check-in with the student (via email or in person) to provide support for student projects during the execution phase.  January and February

Interested persons need to sign up HERE. 

Homecoming Week 2017

The staff will kick-off Homecoming 2017 with a skit during brunch on Friday, September 29, 2017.  Homecoming week officially begins on Monday, October 2, 2017. Here is a quick rundown of the events. Details will be posted on the website as the week approaches.

  • Mon Oct 2           Extended Brunch/7 Period Day   - Freshman skit
  • Tue Oct 3             Extended Brunch/7 Period-Sophomore skit
  • Wed Oct 4           Extended Brunch/Even Block-Junior skit
  • Thu Oct 5             Extended Brunch/Odd Block-Senior skit
  • Fri Oct 6               Rally Schedule- Homecoming Rally
                                 Homecoming Football Game vs Gunn +  Court Announced  
  • Sat Oct 7              Homecoming Dance – Cove

Stay Connected

All parents and students should know how to log into School Loop and Infinite Campus. School Loop is where many teacher post homework, classwork, and grades. Infinite Campus is where progress grade reports, semester grades and unofficial transcripts can be accessed. Attendance and tardy information is also posted in Infinite Campus. If you have not activated your Infinite Campus Portal (IC) account and you need your activation key, please contact our Data Processing Technician, Ms. Thao Nguyen (thao_nguyen@fuhsd.org) To learn more about how to access these very important online tools click here.  The LHS website offers a wealth of news and information. I recommend that you make LHS your new homepage:  www.lhs.fuhsd.org.  Don’t miss important information. Make sure the school always has your updated email address in the Infinite Campus system.

If you have a Facebook account be sure to follow . . .

Follow me on Twitter:  Lynbrook Principal @lhsvikingprin


IMPORTANT Safety Message

Before school starts at 7:20 am, students, cars, and bikes fill the streets and sidewalks around Lynbrook.  For the safety of ALL students, I ask that the following guidelines be followed:

  • Students must walk bikes and skateboards through crosswalks.
  • Students must NEVER ride their bikes or skateboards through the student parking lot. Students should walk bikes and carry skateboards as they walk behind the safety fence along the student parking lot. 
  • All drivers must drive slowly and with caution in the parking lot.
  • Parents & student drivers must abide by all traffic laws. Please NEVER make U-turns across Johnson Avenue in front of the school.
  • Parents are not to drop students off in front of the office or in the staff parking lot.

Bikes should always be locked and they should not be left at school overnight or on weekends. Students have had bikes stolen. Questions about stolen bikes and safety concerns should be directed to Assistant Principal Eric Wong, eric_wong@fuhsd.org.

Something to Think About

Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health

Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and wellbeing, according to a recent survey of almost 1,500 teens and young adults. While the photo-based platform got points for self-expression and self-identity, it was also associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and FOMO, or the "fear of missing out."

Connected, but alone? | Sherry Turkle

http://www.ted.com As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. (This video was viewed by teachers on their first day back to school.)



Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster - which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down.

Don't miss anything-- Mark your calendar

You are invited to attend the Principal's Coffee on September 26, 2017 from 7-8 PM in the LIbrary Study. Click here to RSVP.


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