On November 19, 1863 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. Lincoln's carefully crafted address came to be seen as one of the greatest and most influential statements of American national purpose. In just 271 words, beginning with the now iconic phrase "Four score and seven years ago," referring to the signing of the Declaration of Independence eighty-seven years earlier, Lincoln described ours as a nation "conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"...
LYNBROOK OFFICE HOURS:
Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 3:00PM
This Week: Monday – Block 1, 2, 3, 7; Tuesday - Block 4, 5, 6; Wednesday – Homeroom; Thursday - Block 1, 2, 3, 7; Friday - Block 4, 5, 6.
Next Week: Monday – Block 1, 2, 3, 7; Tuesday - Block 4, 5, 6; Wednesday - Homeroom; Thursday – No School Thanksgiving Break; Friday - No School Thanksgiving Break.
Registration for PSAT: The PSAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) will be offered by FUHSD at all five of our school sites this winter.
Juniors (11th grade) are eligible to purchase and take the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, January 26. This date is set by College Board and is the only date the PSAT/NMSQT will be offered through FUHSD. Due to small cohorts of students taking the exam, and the exam being scheduled on a school day, tenth graders are not eligible to take the exam during this administration. Juniors planning to take the PSAT/NMSQT need to purchase their exam from 8 a.m. on Monday, November 2 to 4 p.m. to Friday, November 20 through the Infinite Campus store.
Sophomores (10th grade) are eligible to purchase and take the PSAT 10 exam (same test as the PSAT/NMSQT) scheduled for Saturday, February 27. Sophomores planning to take the PSAT 10 need to purchase their exam from 8 a.m. on Monday, November 2 through 4 p.m. to Friday, November 20 through the Infinite Campus store.
The price for both exams is $40 per student. Students may purchase the exam through the Infinite Campus store using this document as their guide. For both test administrations, all students will be required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the time they are on site and in the testing administration. These exams will be administered as long as state/county officials continue to allow for small cohort testing and we are able to secure enough proctors.
Open Dance Workshop: Valkyries are offering an open dance workshop on Saturday, November 21 1:00PM – 2:15PM. Come learn “Man’s not hot”. Open to all Lynbrook students. No prior dance experience needed. To participate please fill out this form
Alternative District Programs: Middle College Informational Meeting (for current 10th and 11th graders ONLY): Attention 10th and 11th graders! Are you interested in being a part time college student next year? Are you interested in taking high school and college courses on the De Anza Campus instead of on your high school campus? If so, then Middle College might be the program for you. Middle College consists of students who take their high school English, History, and Advisory Elective on the De Anza campus, and take diverse, fun, rigorous college courses through De Anza for the rest of their schedule. Please check out the Middle College website and come to the Middle College student-only webinar on Wednesday Nov 18th at 3:00pm to learn more about the program and hear from Middle College teachers and students. Register for the Middle College informational webinar at https://fuhsd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RjGa3MOTQUG8VtMOgC8ykw. We look forward to seeing you there.
College Now Informational Meeting (for current 9th -11th) Attention 9th, 10th, and 11th graders! College Now is a program designed for 12th graders to complete one year of college during senior year at a fraction of the cost it would be to attend a UC. Students who are eligible will take high school English and History, and be full time college students for the remainder of their schedule. Yes, you heard that right- full time college students! 9th and 10th graders, to learn more and plan for the future, and 11th graders, to learn if you are eligible and next steps for applying, check out the College Now website and register for the College Now student-only webinar on Thursday, November 19th at 3:00pm at https://fuhsd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XtcZQJE2QD6Lra71uAKP6Q. We look forward to seeing you there.
More information at https://www.fuhsd.org/our-schools/middle-college-college-now
Peer STTAR Tutor Program: There are just 4 weeks including this week before 1st semester finals begin. If your are earning a "B" grade or below, submit a STTAR Tutor Request form and get matched to a tutor now! Don't wait! Go to the STTAR webpage, click on "Need a Tutor?" and agree to the terms. Tutoring webpage for information and STTAR Tutor Request Form. https://lhs.fuhsd.org/guidance-student-support/sttar-tutoring
Homework Center: This week Homework Center will only be open on Tuesday (3:30-5:00pm) and on Thursday, (3:00-4:30pm). It will NOT be open this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, due to the Veteran's Day holiday. Students can drop in for homework assistance during Homework Center hours. Student tutors are available to help students. The link is https://fuhsd-org.zoom.us/j/97264657241?pwd=RkEwL2hIdUdobFJTeU4rL213YVJaZz09 Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALETHEIA'S NEW TOPIC: Compassion & Forgiveness: What does it take to forgive? Why do you choose to act compassionately? Do you need to be compassionate in order to forgive someone? Aletheia's NEW topic Compassion & Forgiveness is open for RIGHT NOW! Be sure to share your stories by November 22nd at lhsaletheia.com/submit
Book Pick up/ Exchange: If you have a general book to exchange or pick-up you can do so on the following days:
- Tuesday 11am-2pm
- Wednesday 10am-2pm
- Friday 11am-2pm
During these times, drive through the staff parking lot and to the back of the library. Upon arrival, call the library phone number 408-366-7731 and state your student ID number, what you need to pick up or exchange--be sure to include the teacher's name and the course. Wait in your car until your materials are brought out. Exit the car, wearing a mask and pick up your materials. Please do not call the phone number until you have arrived at the back of the library.