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Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 09, Grade 10 and Grade 11

Are you interested in doing research this summer? Dr. Lina Kim from UCSB will be here to talk to students about the Research Mentorship Program (RMP) and the Science & Engineering Research Academy (SERA) on Monday, Dec 4 at lunch in Library Study 1. RMP is open to grades 10-11 while SERA is for grades 9-11.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 11/20/17




Audience: College & Career Center, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Operation Snowflake is approaching, which means Via West will be covered in snow!!  We’re looking for over 50 volunteers to assist with the snow or holiday activities. We need volunteers from 12pm-4pm on 12/2 and 1pm-4pm on 12/9.

 

To volunteer, visit viaservices.org/about-us/volunteer-opportunities or contact Jose Mosqueda: jmosqueda@viaservices.org

 

During the holiday season our participants will be stuffing lots of stockings for other local non-profits.  We could really use your help!  If you have any of the following items and wish to donate to our cause, please bring them to a manager at a session during the weekend or drop them off during the week at the office. Below is a list of items we’re looking for. 

Toiletries - Travel size items:

Shampoo             Conditioner

Soaps                    Body Wash        

Hand Lotion        Shower Caps

Hand Sanitizer      Deodorant

Kleenex                Wipes

Sewing Kits          Band Aids

Other Items:

Socks                     Gloves

Mittens                  Toothbrush

Toothpaste             Floss

Hair clips/bands      Etc.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 09 and Grade 10

Students will flex their creativity while enjoying a variety of challenging activities during this hands-on camp, including game creation, engineering design projects, and programming. Each student will take home several projects, including their own Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey. Taught by instructors with engineering and coding expertise, this four-day camp is appropriate for students grades 6 – 10 as they can either work individually or in teams.  Early bird registration deadline with reduced fee is November 22.  Register here.  
Materials Fee of $100 will be collected at registration: students will receive Rasberry Pi and Makey Makey kits to use during the camp and take home, as well as other maker materials.This four-day camp is appropriate for students in grades 6 – 10 as they can either work individually or in teams. Camp will meet Monday December 18th to Thursday December 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch on each day. Location: The Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Events & One-Time Opportunites and All Grades

The LingHacks team is hosting LingCon, the Bay Area's first-ever computational linguistics conference for high schoolers, on Saturday, November 18th at 42 US in Fremont. LingCon is a completely free training day conference for you to learn about and gain skills in computer science, programming, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, research, and teamwork. LingCon will consist of a full day of workshops, a project mentoring session, and a panel session with academic and industry experts from Google, Stanford, and Amazon. No technical or linguistic experience is required, and there will be free food and swag!

For more information and to register, please visit http://linghacks.tech. Feel free to contact linghacks@gmail.com with any questions!

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: College & Career Center, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

AMIGOS is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

The AMIGOS Silicon Valley Chapter recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS participants and their families from the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out more at a local info session on 

November 5, 2017  4-5:30pm

December 3, 2017  4-6pm

All held at Campbell Community Center

Our chapter accepts participants now through December 10 for participation in next summer’s programs. During the months of October through May, Silicon Valley Chapter participants will take part in local training and fundraising events as they prepare for their AMIGOS experience.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 10/27/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Events & One-Time Opportunites and All Grades

Need help practicing for college and/or job interviews?

 

BAYCO (Bay Area Youth Career Opportunities) will be hosting a mock interview workshop on October 27th from 4:00-6:00 PM in Homestead High School's cafeteria. About 20 employees from Apple will perform mock college and job interviews with groups of students. You are not required to participate in the mock interviews; you can listen to the feedback and network with the employees. RSVP at our website here if you’re interested: http://bayco.co/RSVP.html

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: College & Career Center and Grade 10

The Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) offers

56 intellectually curious high school sophomores (“rising juniors”) the opportunity to participate in one of four challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. The seminars will be held at Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

 

Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics and cultural experiences of people of African descent and a variety of other topics. Because we believe that students should have the opportunity to pursue their ideals, we cover all the program costs, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees.

 

For more information, see here.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: College & Career Center, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

"Hey Lynbrook! Would you like to receive some feedback on your resumes from some experts in the field? Then come out to a resume building workshop hosted by BAYCO (Bay Area Youth Career Opportunities), an organization that strives to help students in the FUHSD schools with career planning and increase their access to job/internship opportunities. The workshop will take place at Fremont High School in Classroom P2 (Portable 2) from 3:00-4:00 PM this Saturday, October 14th. You will receive the chance to have your resume reviewed by employers from LinkedIn, Fenwick and West, and more! Please RSVP at this link: http://bayco.co/RSVP.html."

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Annual Pumpkin Festival at DeVargas Elementary School

Friday October 27th 5-8pm

Volunteers needed to:

-Help set up the games that the children will play during the festival. 

-To man the games while children participate and play the games throughout the festival.

-To help out as floaters and give students breaks during volunteering shifts

-To help out with clear up after the event, moving tables, chairs back to classrooms etc.

 

Contact:

Milly Alamgir millyx@hotmail.com

Debra Delgado: debraleedelgado@yahoo.com

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

What is a hackathon? A hackathon is a free event where you can learn to code, network with like-minded people, and explore new technologies. After a day of learning, coding, and free food, you can present to a panel of judges to win prizes!

 

What is MVHacks? MVHacks is a day-long hackathon for high schoolers. It will take place at Hacker Dojo(3350 Thomas Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054) on October 21st, 2017 in Santa Clara.

 

How do I sign up?

It's easy! Head over to https://mv-hacks.com

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 11 and Grade 12

You are invited to attend Chico Preview Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This premier fall open house offers prospective fall 2018 undergraduate students and their families an opportunity to visit Chico State and experience firsthand our true college town environment. Activities for the day include:

  • President's Welcome: 9:30 am
  • Tours: Campus, University Housing, Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and Wildcat Leadership Center.
  • Presentations/Workshops: Honors Program, Financial Aid & Scholarship, Study Abroad & International Exchange, and Wildcat Ambassador Student Panel, plus many academic department presentations.
  • Information Fair with Academic Departments, Student Support Services, and Student Groups.

To register for this no cost event, please go to https://ems.csuchico.edu/ADMISSIONS/chicopreviewday.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 8/24/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Ready to learn more about the opportunities available to students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)? College admission representatives and industry professionals are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To help you envision educational and career paths in STEM.

 

The NACAC Silicon Valley STEM College and Career Fair will take place on Sunday, October 08, 2017 from 1-4 pm.

 

Location:
Santa Clara Convention Center
Exhibit Halls C & D
5001 Great America Parkway 
Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

Register here!

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 8/14/17




Audience: College & Career Center, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Stanford students have created a one-day event to teach you some tools of the trade.  No prior experience required!

 

Launchpad will include workshops in web and graphic design, entrepreneurial talks from distinguished speakers, and hands-on programming and marketing challenges.

 

More information and the application can be found at http://ases.stanford.edu/launchpad. There is a $20 fee to attend if accepted, but financial aid is available upon request. The application deadline is April 16th.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: College & Career Center

The Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge is a two-day event taking place Saturday, June 24th- Sunday, June 25th, 2017 for rising 10th-12th graders attending school in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

 

The event aims to deepen students' understanding of the mental health challenges that affect our communities and to work in teams with peers from across the Peninsula and South Bay to develop innovative ideas to tackle these issues.

 

There are a limited number of spots available and applicants will be chosen by lottery.

 

Students who want to learn more about the Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge and to apply, please click  SMHIC2017. The application deadline is Monday, April 10th.

 

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Stanford’s Undergraduate Pre-Vet Society will host the 

Pre-Vet Expo V, Sunday April 9, 2017, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Li Ka Shing Center; Stanford University (Medical School Campus)

The day starts with talks by 7 veterinarians in various fields, an informal lunch where 1 or 2 vets will join you at your table, and an afternoon with 3 rotations 1) attend Q & A panels of veterinarians in different fields, 2) attend a Q & A panel of current veterinary students from different veterinary schools, and 3) a chance to read posters on the Pre-vet path to vet school, veterinary specialties, volunteers experiences, and participate in some hands-on activities.

On-Line Pre-registration is required. For juniors and seniors.

http://med.stanford.edu/compmed/pre-vet.html

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: College & Career Center and All Grades

Interested in volunteering for a great cause? “Fun and Sports Day with Friends” is a recreation day for children with special needs. Each child is paired with a volunteer who helps them participate in sports activities including baseball, basketball, and soccer.

 

When:  Sunday, March 26th, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where:  Athletic field at the JCC in Los Gatos

 

Free t-shirt and lunch will be provided. Sign up online at www.apjcc.org/sportsday.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: College & Career Center and All Grades

 

Looking for hackathons? Then TinoHacks is for you! For novices and experts alike, TinoHacks is a 29-hour, 350 student hackathon conducted during the weekend of April 15-16, 2017. It will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 15th and end at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 16th. Students can participate solo or in teams of up to 4 people. Teams can be made beforehand or during the team-building session during the hackathon. This event is completely free, and no programming experience is required!

 

Priority registration for the hackathon is open now, but will close on 3/3/17 or as soon as the hackathon reaches 200 signups, whichever comes first. Students can register on the website: http://tinohacks.tech/. If you are unable to sign up before the priority registration deadline, regular registration will open again in late March. Stay tuned for another email about regular registration!

 

 

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 3/1/17




Audience: College & Career Center and Grade 11

GeneLab for High Schools (GL4HS) is a three-week intensive training program for rising high school seniors held at NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA). It provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in space life sciences with a specific focus on omics-based bioinformatics research, the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes, and computational biology. This application is available by nomination only - current Juniors only. Please submit a 300 word paragraph on your interest in space biology to the C&CC by Feb 28 if you wish to be considered for nomination. 

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 2/15/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Students age 16+ are invited to attend the Campbell Job Fair on Friday, February 17, 2017. The event is free and runs from 3:30 - 5:30 PM. Located at the Orchard City Banquet Hall, Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 2/3/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 09 and Grade 10

APTA (American Public Transportation Association) will host its 5th biennial Youth Summit this June 19-23, 2017, and is currently accepting applications from students who will be a junior or senior in High School this Fall. The deadline for applications is February 17, 2017.  Fifty high school students will be selected throughout North America to participate in this year’s summit, which features an in-depth curriculum crafted and presented by the industry’s leading professionals. The program covers all expenses for the students. To learn more, you can visit their website at:  www.apta.com/youthsummit

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 2/2/17




Audience: College & Career Center and All Grades

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society & GrassRoots Ecology are holding their Annual Community Service Day on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at McClellan Ranch.  See attached flyer for details.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 1/13/17




Audience: College & Career Center and Grade 12

Fremont HS will be hosting a Cash for College event this Thursday, 1/12 between 1:30-8PM in their library. Lynbrook senior families are invited to attend.  Receive on-the-spot help with your FAFSA as you file it there.  All participants are eligible to win a $1000 scholarship given at each Cash for College. This is a free event. For more info go here.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 1/10/17




Audience: College & Career Center and All Grades

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s 2016-2017 Youth Stewardship Commission application process is now open! Our goal is to gather 15-20 motivated high school students that will engage in learning about water career opportunities, gain an overview of our complex water system, as well as develop leadership and stewardship skills to positively impact their communities.

 

The deadline for applications is Thursday, January 12th, 2017. All applicants will be notified of application decisions by Wednesday, January 18th. The commission orientation, for those that have been accepted, is Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

 

For questions, or to apply, please see the attachments or visit the Youth Stewardship Commission homepage at http://www.valleywater.org/Programs/YouthCommission.aspx.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 1/9/17




Audience: College & Career Center, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

XXHacks is a 12-hour hackathon for female high school students, who will work collaboratively to design a website or mobile application that addresses a real world challenge. Our event offers attendees a safe space and inviting environment to experiment with technology at any skill level.

 

Our event is completely free (food, swag, and prizes included) and will take place on February 18, 2017 at the Symantec World Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

 

To apply: tinyurl.com/xxhacks2017apply

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 1/9/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) and Stanford Medical School (AMA-MSS Chapter) present the SCCMA and Stanford Transformative Experience in Medicine (SSTEM) Program. This program consists of four Saturday sessions that will provide you more specific insights regarding specialties within medicine. The specialties we will be covering will likely include Surgery (including exposure to anatomy), Ophthalmology, Primary Care, Cardiology, Neurology, and Psychiatry. These are subject to change.

 

The SSTEM program is aimed at providing high school students with 

exposure to the medical field that would have otherwise been difficult to obtain.

 

Spring session applications will open in February 2017. Please visit the About Us and Application pages for more information and eligibility for the next session.

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 1/5/17




Audience: College & Career Center

The ACE Mentoring program is a free national afterschool program which meets once a week from 4-6pm.  The goal of the program is to increase interest and awareness in Architecture, Construction Management, and Engineering fields for high school students. Your best opportunity is the one at Monta Vista HS which will be starting Tuesday, 1/17/17 at 4pm in room F-101.  Go to http://www.acementor.org/students/ for additional information.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 1/3/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

Currently be a junior or senior in high school

Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week

Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2017

Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 9 - July 14, 2017) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)

Be a student in good standing at your school

Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships.

To apply click here. Applications are open until January 27th. For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 12/16/16




Audience: College & Career Center, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The sister cities of Cupertino and Hsinchu (www.chsca.wikispaces.com ) operate a well-established annual middle/high school student exchange program. The purpose of this program is for student delegations to visit Hsinchu, Taiwan in order to strengthen the bonds between the two communities. Student delegates will be: ➢ Visiting Hsinchu from April 9th to April 16th, 2017 ➢ Selected from middle schools of the CUSD or high schools of the FUHSD ➢ 7th through 12th grade students ➢ Staying with reputable host families in Hsinchu ➢ Attending local public schools in Hsinchu and gaining new friends ➢ Touring Hsinchu and Taipei and learning about life in Taiwan All interested families are invited to fill out the application for interviews in the following link. http://chsca.wikispaces.com/2017+Exchange+Program For More information, please contact: Chia-ching Lin Angela Chen 408-835-0091(C) 408-858-2368(C) lin_chiaching@cusdk8.org cupertinohsinchu@gmail.com

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 12/16/16




Audience: College & Career Center, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Via West's Operation Snowflake is approaching! In December, it’s a tradition for us to cover our campus in snow for the holidays. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible on 12/3 and 12/10! We need as many hands on board on 12/3 from 12pm – 4 pm for snow unloading and activities. On 12/10, we need volunteers from 1 pm – 4pm just to help with the Christmas activities. All ages are welcome to volunteer and no training is required. Location is: the Via West Campus at 13850 Stevens Canyon Rd, Cupertino

Contact Irshad Fardan at ifardan@viaservices.org

P: 408-243-7861 Ext. 216

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 12/2/16




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

PennApps is the nation’s largest hackathon hosted every semester at the University of Pennsylvania and they want you to apply to be a part of the action this winter!  For more information, look under Events & One Time Opportunities.

 

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Posted by: Katherine Tang
Published: 11/17/16




Audience: College & Career Center, Grade 10 and Grade 11

Learn about opportunities for 10th and 11th grade students within the UC Santa Barbara Pre-College Summer Programs. Options include a residential 6-week research program for which students pay to participate. This info session will be held on December 5, during lunch in the library Study 1.

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 11/15/16




Audience: College & Career Center, Events & One-Time Opportunites, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

All Lynbrook students are invited to hear about Dartmouth College, The Ivy League, and how to thrive in college. We are very lucky to have two Lynbrook alums, who are current Dartmouth students, give this information from their perspectives.  When?  Tuesday, November 29, at 9:10 (tutorial) in the library.  

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Posted by: Barb Takahashi
Published: 11/10/16