The Week Ahead @LHS May 9-13, 2022
Grand Opening Celebration & Construction Completion Celebration - Join us as we celebrate the completion of the new Lynbrook High School Guidance & Student Services Building, Theatre Lobby and Gym Lobby on Thursday, May 12, at 4 pm. There will be a brief dedication ceremony with light refreshments and an open house of the new facilities. Come to campus and check it out!
Upcoming LHS Events
AP Testing - AP exams will be administered now through May 13. Click here to view the testing dates, times, and locations. The attendance office will clear all students taking AP tests during the class periods listed on the schedule.
Spring Play - Come experience Lynbrook High School's first-ever outdoor spring show, Romeo and Juliet, to see the thrilling drama that ensues when two teenagers from feuding families fall in love! Performances are in the LHS quad on May 6, 7, 13, and 14. Visit tinyurl.com/lhsrjtickets for more information and to purchase tickets.
FUHSD 40th Annual Art Showcase - Join us for the FUHSD Annual Art Showcase now through May 11 at the FUHSD District Office, located at 589 W. Fremont Ave. Student art from Lynbrook and other FUHSD schools will be displayed throughout the main lobby. Open viewing is Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Pops Concert - Band, orchestra, and choir will perform in the auditorium on May 18 and 19, at 7 pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $5.
ASB/Indesign Fashion Show - Indesign will host its annual fashion show featuring student models and performers on May 20.
Bollywood Showcase - Lynbrook's American-Indo Student Association (AISA) presents Silsilay on Sunday, May 22, in the auditorium. Teams from across the Bay Area will demonstrate their talents in dance, voice, and music while Lynbrook's funniest bunch of students present a hilarious skit. Cash-only concessions will include samosas, chai, and more. Proceeds raised from Silsilay will be donated to the India Literacy Project, a charity that aims to promote education in rural and poorer areas of India. Tickets for the 1 pm show are $15, and $20 for the 5 pm show. Tickets are limited and may be purchased at bit.ly/silsilay2022.
Grad Night - The Senior Grad Night party will be at Lynbrook on Friday, June 3, starting at 9 pm. For more information, visit the Grad Night section of the Senior Activities & Graduation page.
Homework Center - On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays students can come to the Library after school to work on homework. Student tutors are available from 3:30–5:00 pm.
Child Abuse Prevention Presentation - Thursday, May 12, 6:00 pm
YMCA Golden State Silicon Valley invites parents and caregivers to learn ways to better support and protect youth and minimize risk in our communities. This presentation will cover statistics, definitions and signs of abuse, risk reduction techniques, ways to respond to disclosures of abuse, and available YMCA services. There will be time for Q&A following the presentation to answer any additional questions or concerns.
Register for the virtual presentation HERE.
Managing Stress and Fostering Resilience - Monday, May 16, 6:00–7:30 pm
Project Cornerstone & Fremont Union High School District welcome all to attend this interactive, virtual workshop, using the Developmental Relationships framework to help teens thrive while strengthening families. Participants will learn tips on how to support themselves and their teens and ways to improve family relationships while building community.
This webinar will help participants identify the effects of stress on the body, types of stress, and how to recognize signs of crisis. Explore strategies to manage and reduce stress and learn how to support your teen to build resilience and practice self-care.
For more information on the workshop and to register for the Zoom presentation, visit https://tinyurl.com/FUHSDParentWorkshop or see the flyer.
International Mathematical Olympiad - Congratulations to junior Eric Shen who has been selected as one of six high school students to represent the United States at the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Olso, Norway in July. IMO brings together 600 of the brightest young minds from over 100 countries to compete, connect, and contribute to an international fellowship of mathematicians. Lynbrook could not be prouder of Eric and the years of hard work he has dedicated to reaching this outstanding achievement!
French National Contest - Lynbrook High School French students performed fantastically at this year's 2022 Le Grand Concours, or National French Contest. This annual competition is offered to and taken by students across the United States and abroad. This year 237 of our students took the exam. Of those students, 104 were national medalists, including 1 platinum winner (1st place) and 13 gold medalists (90th+ percentile). Below are the top 3 medalists in each level with their national ranking and medal:
Leo Jiang (ranked 5th, Silver)
Idhant Rao (ranked 6th, Silver)
Aadya Khazanchi (ranked 9th, Silver)
Meghana Babu (ranked 1st, Platinum)
Qia Zhang (ranked 3rd, Gold)
Effie Wang (ranked 3rd, 2B category, Silver)
Nimay Shankar (ranked 5th, Gold)
Sarasvati Bhat (ranked 7th, Silver)
Claire Lucas (ranked 3rd, 3C category, Silver)
Sruti Elangovan (ranked 6th, Gold)
Keshav Kannan (ranked 6th, Gold)
Serena Kher (ranked 7th, Gold)
Yucia Wong (ranked 2nd, Gold)
Jiantian Yuan (ranked 3rd, Gold)
Angela Jiao (ranked 4th Gold)
Please join us in congratulating all of our students who participated in Le Grand Concours, and a special congrats to all our medalists and their teachers, Denise Schang and Liz Louie!
Note from Principal Jackson
Brief COVID Update
At Lynbrook, we had five positive cases of COVID-19 this week. The graph below shows the amount of SARS-CoV-2 measurements in wastewater since tracking started in Oct / Nov 2020. There continues to be a slight uptick in cases since mid February, but positive cases and hospitalizations remain low.
New Superintendent Announced
The Board of Trustees made the announcement on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, that Mr. Clark will begin his tenure as superintendent on July 1, 2022, subject to the agreement and ratification of a contract of employment on May 24.
"Graham Clark is a leader who has classroom experience, success in organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and fiscal management," said Board President Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto. "He is committed to working in partnership with our diverse communities, staff and teachers to deliver equity and excellence in education."
During the course of his 25 years in education, Clark has served as a high school math teacher, assistant principal, principal and district office administrator. In his current position as Deputy Superintendent.
"I am humbled and honored to have been selected to serve as the next superintendent of this outstanding district," said Mr. Clark. "For the past 15 years, our district has benefited greatly from the strong leadership of Superintendent Polly Bove.The last two years have been a challenging time in education, and I want to acknowledge what an outstanding job every member of our staff and District community has done to meet the many challenges we have faced. I know that together we will continue to accomplish great things."
Celebrate the Newly Completed Construction Projects
If you haven't had the chance to tour the new Guidance Student Services office, the new Gym Lobby, or the recently completed Theater Lobby, I invite you to join us this coming Thursday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. The choir will sing, and there will be a brief presentation. Refreshments will be provided, and the facilities will be open for viewing.
Upcoming Construction and Modernization Plans
Next month the old office will be demolished and construction on a new two-story science building will begin. The building will contain three chemistry labs on the first floor and three physics labs on the second floor. The expected completion of the facility is August 2023. During the summer of 2023, we will begin the modernization of the existing science labs and campus classrooms. If Measure G passes in June, we will secure the funding to complete our construction masterplan and update our infrastructure.
Staff Retirements in June
In June, five beloved staff members will retire. In the math department, Mrs. Rita Korsunsky will pass the math club torch to Mrs. Anshul Agarwal. It will be hard to imagine Lynbrook without the voice of Mrs. Korsunsky's "this is your conscience speaking" announcements reminding math club members to sign up for their competitions. In the science department, we will bid farewell to Mrs. Debbie Schmalz and Mrs. Carol Fong. Mrs. Schmalz's warm heart and exuberance for all things science will be greatly missed. Future Lynbrook students will miss out on Mrs. Fong's love of corgi's, her chemistry expertise, and her dedication to teaching students to think deeply and critically about chemistry concepts. Mrs. Barb Takahashi, our outstanding College and Career Advisor, will be moving on. She will spend her time travelling and watching a new generation of Takahashi's grow into amazing people. Mrs. Maya Baba, the Executive Assistant to the Principal, heart of the Lynbrook staff, and font of wisdom will be leaving us at the end of June. As principal, I cannot fathom life at Lynbrook without her by my side. If you would like to express your gratitude for their service to the Lynbrook community, please drop a card off at the front desk in the Guidance and Students Services office. We will make sure they receive your well wishes.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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