The Week Ahead @LHS September 12-16, 2022
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News & Information
Valkyries Auditions - The Valkyries, Lynbrook's competitive dance team, are holding a second round of auditions for the 2022-2023 Season. Apply at tinyurl.com/valkyriesauditionfall2022 by Monday, September 12th and attend the one-day audition on Wednesday, September 14th from 4:00-6:30 pm. For more information visit lhsvalkyries.org or email email@example.com
American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Sign-Ups - Math Honors Society at Lynbrook is taking sign-ups for the upcoming AMC 10/12 competitions. You can reserve and pay online at the Student store: https://lynbrook.myschoolcentral.com. The fees are $7 per exam. If paying IN PERSON by check (made out Lynbrook ASB), complete the Google Form at the correct links below and pay the $7 fee/exam in the ASB office (Room 006B) to Ms. Lawrence.
- AMC 10/12A will happen on November 10th, 2022. The deadline for registering is September 16th. Make sure to complete this form and pay the fee before September 16th. Sign-up link for AMC 10/12 A: tinyurl.com/lhsamc2223a
- AMC 10/12B will happen on November 16th, 2022. The deadline for registering is September 23rd. Make sure to complete this form and pay the fee before September 23rd. Sign-up link for AMC 10/12 B: tinyurl.com/lhsamc2223b
Student Submissions Wanted - Announcing the PTA Reflections Art Program 2022-2023! Unleash your creative talents, express yourself, experience the fun and joy of making art, and tap into your critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme "SHOW YOUR VOICE!". The categories are Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, and Visual Arts. All submissions are due by Monday, October 3rd, by 11:59 pm. For more information visit https://tinyurl.com/LHS-PTA-Reflections-2022-2023.
Homework Center - Students may drop into Homework Center in the Library after school and get started on assignments. Textbooks are available for use in the Library. For more information on peer tutoring during Homework Center, visit the STTAR tutor webpage. Homework Center is open three days a week:
• Mondays 3:55-5:00 pm
• Wednesdays 3:15-5:00 pm
• Thursdays 3:55-5:00 pm
Freshman Guidance Night - On September 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the LHS Auditorium, freshmen and their parents/guardians can learn more about graduation and college entrance requirements; review Lynbrook resources; plan for the next four years of high school; and hear about extracurricular, enrichment, & summer activities.
Business & Entrepreneurship - BEEP (Business Entrepreneurship Encouragement Program), sponsored by the Fremont Union High School Foundation, is a high school organization that provides mentorship and funds up to $5,000 for students business ideas. BEEP is hosting a kick-off speaker event, where you can hear from guest speakers with successful experience in the field of business such as Chris Moe, the president and co-founder of Cartograph, and Khiry Kemp, the founder of Oppti. Join us on September 20th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm via Zoom to hear about their experiences with entrepreneurship, and what they did to become successful! To register click here.
Parent Education Webinar - Fremont Union High Schools Foundation invites all to it's first parent education event of the year, titled "High School 101: Helping Students Prepare for a Successful High School Experience." Join Ana Homayoun, author and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and Allia Griffin, PhD, award-winning lecturer at Santa Clara University, for an informative conversation on preparing your students for high school and beyond. This live online event will be Tuesday, September 27th, 6:30–7:30 pm. Register at https://highschool101fuhsfoundation2022.eventbrite.com.
A Note from Principal Jackson
Thursday was the Virtual Back-to-School Night. We opened with a webinar and then encouraged parents and guardians to log into Schoology to access teacher videos for each of their student's classes. We would have loved to be in person, but we are thankful that we have the tools at hand to provide video presentations for families.
Night on the Quad 2022
On September 29, 2022, the PTSA is hosting Night on the Quad. Due to construction and the limitations of the pandemic, Night on the Quad has been on hiatus. This is a community event that is outdoors in the main quad on campus. Clubs and other campus groups will have tables set up to give the community a chance to learn more about the exciting options students have to be involved at Lynbrook. Please mark your calendar and join us for the return of Night on the Quad.
We appreciate that over 500 people logged on to view the Back-to-School-Night webinar. If you missed the event, the recording is available online. The slides are also viewable online.
Any Lynbrook student who is planning to take an AP exam in May 2023 must thoroughly read the information in the AP Letter . AP exams are totally optional and are typically taken at the end of an AP course. Registration details and much more information is included in the letter.
This year, registration for AP exams will be from September 12-30. This registration window is mandated by College Board© for all AP programs, and is not the decision of FUHSD or its schools. We realize this registration timeline is very early in the school year, so we encourage students to talk over their exam decisions with their family, teachers, and trusted adults. Students should consider their confidence in the course content, overall workload, post-secondary plans, and their other commitments in the spring when deciding whether or not to take an AP exam. Some colleges and universities require that students taking AP courses take the corresponding exam.
The exam fee is $115 for regular format exams and $125 for special format (World Language, Music Theory, Studio Art) exams. There will be no late registration so students will need to plan carefully. AP exams will take place from May 1-12, 2023.
Our school counselors have put together a very informative video (11 minutes) about AP exams. Click on this link to watch the video.
Additional details about AP exams can be found at the district testing website: https://www.fuhsd.org/academics/accountability/testing. Contact AP Guidance Secretary, Jackie Perez if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beating the Heat
It looks like next week we will get a break from the extreme heat. Afterschool athletic practices and games will proceed as scheduled. PE classes will be allowed to take place outdoors and in the gym.
That is the news for the coming week!
Mrs. Maria Jackson
National Speech & Debate Award - Lynbrook congratulates senior Vaibhav Rangan on earning the National Speech & Debate Association's Academic All American award! This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence. This tremendous accomplishment places Vaibhav among the top one percent of the more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association across the country.
The Lynbrook Japan Bowl team won 1st place at the National Japan Bowl this past April. As a result they won a trip to Japan for themselves and their advisor. Typically this trip takes place in June or July, but as a result of Japanese Covid policies and the need to get special visas, the trip got pushed back until August (August 16-23rd).
Lynbrook's dominant Japan Bowl team competed in Nationals last year and two of our levels came in first in their respective levels. While Lynbrook has traditionally finished in the top few places, it has been 5 years since Lynbrook had taken home first place in the highest level. Benjamin Chang (2023) Justin Chang (2022) and Renqi Wu (2022) made up the Championship team.
This year Japan Bowl held a winners trip to Japan. Highlights from the trip included: a visit to the Prime Minister's residence and a chance to sit and talk with the Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs, a visit with Imperial Princess Takamado inside her residence, the chance to learn about life in the foreign service by talking with diplomats at the US Embassy in Tokyo, a visit to a traditional village, opportunities to try Taiko drumming and gold plating among many other things.
Our students represented the Lynbrook Japanese program well throughout the trip. Benjamin Chang delivered a speech at the Prime Minister's residence that truly displayed excellence. The Japanese teacher, Jeremy Kitchen, is grateful for the support given to our small but committed Japanese program.