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HARVARD CLUB HONORS THOMAS SANTACAPITA

The Harvard Club of Long Island named Lynbrook High School teacher Thomas Santacapita a Distinguished Teacher of 2017. He is among a select group of a dozen outstanding Long Island teachers singled out to receive this award. He and his fellow award recipients will be honored at the club's University... read more


IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE

Please take a moment to read this important safety message about recent stranger danger activity in the community.

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EXPLORAVISION VISIONARIES

Three teams of fifth-graders in the Lynbrook School District's Voyager Program earned Honorable Mention status in the Toshiba/NSTA 2017 ExploraVision Competition. This national science competition challenges students to envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collabora... read more


DELIVERING A MESSAGE OF KINDNESS

During a visit to Waverly Park School, Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan delivered a lesson in kindness, goodness and mutual respect.

Lazan told her remarkable story of perseverance, faith and hope, starting with the enactment of the Nuremburg Laws of 1935, which set the stage for t... read more


TRANSPORTATION REQUEST DEADLINE: APRIL 1

Requests for transportation to nonpublic schools for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted to Alex Lago, Lynbrook UFSD Transportation Office, 111 Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563 (Not to the school where your child is enrolled). Forms must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2017. For all ... read more


LHS PRESENTS ‘THE LARAMIE PROJECT’ MARCH 31 AND APRIL 1

Lynbrook High School is proud to present a dramatic performance of "The Laramie Project" on March 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. in the high school's John C. Branciforte Auditorium. One of the most performed plays in America today, Time Magazine has called it ... "a pioneering work and a powerful stage ev... read more


AFTER SCHOOL INTEREST SURVEY

Dear Lynbrook Public School Families,

In order to administer the best possible elementary after school experience for your child(ren), we would like to gather parent feedback on how to provide you with an optimal after school program. We have designed a survey to help identify parents' intere... read more


PTA PARENT UNIVERSITY - MARCH 28TH

The Lynbrook Council of PTA's second annual Parent University will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 28. All parents are cordially invited to attend this informative evening that is designed to strengthen the home-school connection. The evening will begin promptly at 7:00 and will include the f... read more


VANQUISHING VILLAINS OLD AND NEW

In a proud display of school spirit spanning nearly nine decades, Lynbrook High School presented its 89th annual Class Night Skits on March 17. The event pits freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors against one another in a friendly rivalry in which each class demonstrates its own brand of one-upm... read more


EXEMPLIFYING THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY

Lynbrook High School senior Sarah Moelis has been recognized as a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. She was one of only eight New York State students to earn this distinction.

S... read more


BAGPIPE HISTORY LESSON

North Middle School sixth-graders were treated to a bagpipe history lesson in honor of St. Patrick's Day. History teacher Joseph Beyrer, who is the school's resident piper, treated students to several traditional bag pipe tunes, along with a lesson about the pipes, how they work, the parts of the ba... read more


IT ALL ADDS UP TO MATH MADNESS FUN

Drawing inspiration from the NCAA March Madness, students at Lynbrook's West End School added a mathematical twist when they took part in March Math Madness.

Students were split into teams, working together in relay fashion to solve math problems and shoot baskets. As each team solved their p... read more


ALL-COUNTY ARTISTS

Thirty students in the Lynbrook School District were selected to participate in the 2017 Nassau All-County Art Exhibition, which took place at Farmingdale State College on March 12.

The show, sponsored by the Art Supervisors Association of Nassau County, highlighted the work of students in gr... read more


SCORING BIG WITH READING

Waverly Park students received sage advice from a special guest on March 8, when acclaimed author, TV personality and former Atlanta Falcon Tim Green visited their school.

"Do kind things, work hard in school, do things you enjoy and keep reading," he told them.
Green is creating buzz wi... read more


A YEAR OF FIRSTS FOR LYNBROOK WRESTLING

Finishing the season with a 9-8 record and 5-0 conference record, the Lynbrook High School wrestling team clinched its first conference championship title in more than 10 years.

The team placed second in the county qualifiers, scoring over 250 points. Fourteen All-Conference wrestlers qualifi... read more


A TALE AS OLD AS TIME

Through the magic of creative sets, colorful costumes, and youthful exuberance, the stage at West End School was transformed into an enchanted castle for the drama club's performance of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." More than 40 young performers and crew members brought this tale as old as time t... read more


BOE HONORS STUDENTS, HEARS PRESENTATION

There was much to celebrate at the March 8 meeting of the Lynbrook Board of Education, as students and teachers were recognized for their accomplishments and congratulated for their civic responsibility.

Junior Joseph Becker was acknowledged for being named the school's first county champion ... read more


PUSHING THE ENVELOPE OF EXPLORATION

Fourth- and fifth-graders at Lynbrook's West End School put their science, technology, engineering and math knowledge to use in new and creative ways at their school's annual science fair.

Delving into areas as varied as biology and chemistry to physics and engineering, students investigated... read more


LHS NAMES TOP TWO FOR CLASS OF 2017

Thomas Postiglione has been named the valedictorian of the Lynbrook High School Class of 2017 and Hannah Burton is the salutatorian. These two seniors have proven that they are more than the sum of their GPAs, having distinguished themselves as innovators, leaders and humanitarians who have passiona... read more


OWLS CLINCH GIRLS BASKETBALL TITLE

The Lynbrook High School girls varsity basketball team won the Nassau A-III Co-Conference Championship, besting Glen Cove by a score of 69-60. This is the team's first conference title since 2012. The team finished the season with a 9-3 conference record.

The Owls were led by senior Kerrin M... read more


DISCOVERING THEIR INNER ABSTRACT ARTISTS

Eighth-graders in South Middle School's studio in art class took an artistic journey through the world of abstract art with guidance from visiting artists from the Long Island Children's Museum.
After being introduced to the work of the Dutch-American abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning, st... read more


CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY AND CARING

To view a video showing how Lynbrook students are using their music and art talents to better their community, click on the link here! ... read more


COUNTING THEIR WAY TO 100

One hundred was the magic number for Lynbrook kindergartners as they found what seemed like 100 ways to celebrate the 100th day of school.  

Classrooms doors were decorated to announce the occasion, as students rotated around the school doling out 100 pennies, counting to 100 by 10s, mea... read more


TACKLING TOUGH ISSUES

Lynbrook High School students were invited to open their hearts and broaden their minds in their annual celebration of Human Relations Day on Feb. 16.

With the inspiration of guest speakers, they spent the day tackling tough issues such as gender identity, drug and alcohol addiction, internet... read more


STEAM IN ARTS EDUCATION

To view a video showing how Lynbrook art and music teachers are helping students explore the connections between science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, click here

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USING THE POWER OF FILM TO FIGHT DRUGS

Lynbrook High School freshman John Costello, sophomore Sloan Keller and junior Stephanie Syrota all won honorable mention in the 2017 Nassau County Drug Alternatives PSA Contest. Entrants were challenged to help support Nassau County's Campaign to Create a Drug-Free Community by creating public serv... read more


'HIDDEN FIGURES’ SHEDS LIGHT ON BLACK HISTORY

In honor of Black History Month, students at Lynbrook North and South middle schools attended screenings of "Hidden Figures," the movie about the team of African-American women mathematicians who provided NASA with data needed to launch its first successful space missions.

At North Middle the... read more


THAT’S A REAL RUBE GOLDBERG!

A team of Lynbrook High School students finished in first place in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Feb. 4. The students were also honored with the Spirit Award, which is given to the team that portrays the true ideals of Rube Goldberg, by not only creating a com... read more


READING SPREADS KINDNESS

Students at Lynbrook's Waverly Park School put a new spin on their annual PTA Pick A Reading Partner Week celebration when they combined it with their participation in the Great Kindness Challenge. As a culminating activity, students went to the district's Kindergarten Center to share reading advent... read more


KINDNESS AMBASSADORS

After reading R.J. Palacio's novel "Wonder," West End fifth-graders in Diana Terzi's class were inspired to play a role in the Random House Choose Kind Campaign, an anti-bullying initiative inspired by the book.
The novel tells the story of a boy born with a facial deformity who faces the challe... read more


LION KING: THE ‘MANE’ ATTRACTION

 Marion Street fifth-graders brought their own brand of joy to the Circle of Life with their stellar production of "Lion King KIDS" on Feb. 3.  Guided by teachers Kara Boulay, Kerry Stewart and Patricia Wierzbicki, the young thespians beguiled their audience with their exuberant performanc... read more


ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF THEIR FALL GARDEN

After working with other fourth graders to plant a fall crop of kale in Waverly Park's outdoor learning garden, students in Courtney Jacobs' class joined forces with Lynbrook High School students to enjoy the fruits of their labors. The fourth-graders traveled to the high school with three types of ... read more


MICROSOFT EDUCATION BLOGGER

Jill Robinson, district instructional technology staff developer, was a guest blogger on the Microsoft in Education blog. In her post, she explained how the use of tablets has revolutionized teaching in Lynbrook North and South Middle Schools. Through the district's 1 to World Tablet Initiative ever... read more


GAINING REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVES

To view a video showing how Lynbrook students are gaining authentic experiences in the arts here!

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VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, children in Lynbrook's West End School sent heartwarming thoughts to local military veterans to thank them for their service to our country. Every class in the school participated, with students creating more than 400 handmade cards as part of a Valentine... read more


THE CABARET NIGHT OF NIGHTS

Anticipation filled the air as a smiling crowd awaited the start of Lynbrook High School's 16th annual Cabaret Night. Audience members took their seats and the lights were dimmed, transforming the school cafeteria into a cozy cabaret lounge, as performers carried their guests away on a magical music... read more


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION JAN. 17-FEB. 2

The Lynbrook Public Schools district-wide kindergarten registration will take place during January and February at the Central Administration Offices, located at 111 Atlantic Ave. in Lynbrook.

Children are eligible to enter kindergarten if they are residents of the Lynbrook Union Free School... read more


TAKING A VIRTUAL TRIP TO AFRICA

Marion Street third graders took a virtual trip to Africa during a videoconference with Mr. Jeffrey from the Center for Puppetry Arts. Jeffrey, who is an expert on African geography, culture and animal life took Class 3SE on a tour of African rivers, deserts, rainforests and savannas, introducing th... read more


TEAMING UP TO SHARE DEBATE SKILLS

The high school debate team and their adviser Joseph Van Wie visited Al Marrazzo's debate class at South Middle School to share their knowledge of debating and the preparation involved. With guidance from the high school team members, the middle school students participated in a sample debate, argui... read more


MAKING MATH COUNT

Shari Bowes, Courtney Jacobs and Jessica Ryan, all teachers at Lynbrook's Waverly Park Elementary School, presented engaging techniques to improve math literacy to fellow Nassau County educators at a K-8 math conference at Molloy College on Jan. 12.

The conference titled "Making Math Count," ... read more


MAKING THEIR MARK AT FIRST TECH QUALIFIER

All four Lynbrook High School teams qualified for the Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition in February after competing at a preliminary event at Center Moriches High School on Jan. 15.

Ctrl Alt Win and Zero to Robo were named tournament winners, Task Main came in second and ... read more


BOE HEARS REVISED BOND PROPOSAL

The Lynbrook Board of Education heard a presentation of a revised bond proposal at its Jan. 11 meeting. Proposed additions and improvements at the high school include modernized science facilities, an upgraded STEM classroom, dedicated classrooms for chorus, band and orchestra, a new classroom for t... read more


LHS TEAM WINS ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT

After months of work to design, build and program their robots, four Lynbrook teams faced off against 23 visiting high school robotics teams at the Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier, held at Lynbrook High School on Jan. 8.

Ctrl Alt Win finished first in the tournament, qualifying to... read more


LHS RECEIVES EXXONMOBIL GRANT

Lynbrook High School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance, which has a long history of supporting programs that enable and encourage young people to pursue studies and careers in the math and science fields.  

This year's grant will be used to support the scienc... read more


MAKING HAPPY MEMORIES FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN

Working through the Memory Project, 10 Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society members created portraits for Syrian children living in a refugee camp on the Syrian border. These children and their families have been living in tents at this camp for years, since it became too dangerous to liv... read more


MAKING TIGER CAGES IN MAKERSPACE

West End fourth-graders designed, created and collaborated on a Makerspace project during several of their library visits in November and December. The idea to build a tiger cage paralleled the students' reading of "Tiger Rising" by Kate DiCamillo. The young designers first drafted their tiger cages... read more


LITTLEBITS PRODUCE LOTS OF STEAM

Voyager students in all three Lynbrook elementary schools are applying science, technology, engineering, art and math skills to complete design challenges using the LittleBits program. Students began their first guided challenge in December, using color-coded circuits to design, build and customize ... read more


STRIKING A POSE TO STRIKE OUT ALS

Building on the recent popularity of mannequin challenges, students at Lynbrook's Marion Street School created their own to raise funds for ALS.

The Strike a Pose and Strike Out ALS fundraiser invited students throughout the school to donate $1 to participate in the mannequin challenge. Stude... read more


MULTICULTURAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

The weeklong holiday festival at the Kindergarten Center had something for everyone, touching on Hanukah, Las Posadas, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

Each day Principal Ellen Postman introduced the students to a different holiday with story, song and a discussion about the traditions of each. They m... read more


OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance named Lynbrook High School seniors Tim Steinert and Rebecca Shear as Outstanding Physical Education Students. They were honored at a ceremony on Dec. 12 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

The NYS AH... read more


MAKING NEWS AT CNN

Seventh- and eighth-grade South Middle School Student Council members took an inside look at the fast-paced world of network news when they visited the CNN studios at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan on Dec. 16.

Justin Freiman, the producer of "Primetime Justice," gave students a personal ... read more


SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS

Imagining that it must be difficult to be away from home during the holidays, the student council at Lynbrook's West End School organized a drive to collect essentials for U.S. Navy troops serving in Bahrain. The drive had special meaning for the school, since one of the members of the troop, Lt. Co... read more


BEATBOXING AT LINCOLN CENTER

North Middle School sixth-graders got up close and personal with the beatboxing string trio Infinitus during a trip to Lincoln Center on Dec. 9.

Students attended a concert of this critically-acclaimed group known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style.

Prior to the conce... read more


STRONG FALL FINISH FOR VARSITY ATHLETES

The Lynbrook High School fall varsity season ended on a high note, with the girls tennis team winning the conference championship and the girls cross-country team clinching the division title. In addition, both the girls and boys soccer teams earned section VIII Team Sportsmanship Awards.

As ... read more


BOE PASSES COLD WAR VETERANS EXEMPTION

The Lynbrook Board of Education held a public hearing to discuss a resolution to extend property tax exemptions to Cold War era veterans. Dr. Paul Lynch, assistant superintendent for finance, operations and information systems, presented information about the new exemption, which covers veterans who... read more


MAKING HOMES FOR FEATHERED FRIENDS

The Marion Street Environmental Club and the PTA joined forces with art classes at the school to provide custom-decorated homes for birds this winter, while supporting a worthy cause.

The two groups purchased dried gourds, which students painted in their art classes. The birdhouses were then ... read more


SOCCER PLAYERS EARN ALL-STATE HONORS

Lynbrook High School student athletes Gina Giovinco and Erin Loonie both earned All-State honors in girls soccer in the 2016 season.

Gina, a junior, had four goals and two assists this year. In past years she earned All-Class and All-Conference honors. She has committed to play college soccer... read more


TEAMING UP TO BREAK THE CODE

West End fifth-graders in Doreen Papa's Voyager class teamed up with first graders in Jessica Rocco's class to work on Hour of Code activities.  
"The fifth-graders said they had fun helping their younger buddies feel comfortable while working on age appropriate coding puzzles," said Ms. Pap... read more


TAKING ON CHALLENGE DAY

Diversity, truth and full expression were causes for celebration as Lynbrook North Middle School students and teachers participated in Challenge Day. This national program encourages students to try to "be the change you wish to see in the world, " putting an end to bullying, violence and other form... read more


TURNING PARALYMPIC GOLD INTO INSPIRATION

Two months after leading Team USA to a gold-medal victory in wheelchair basketball at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Westbury native Steve Serio visited Lynbrook South Middle School to talk about overcoming obstacles and becoming the best version of oneself.

Serio was only 11 months old w... read more


BRINGING HOME JOURNALISTIC GOLD

For the second consecutive year, Lynbrook High School's student newspaper, Horizon, received a Gold Award for Best All-Around Publication in the Empire State Scholastic Press Association awards program. Horizon staff members and contributors also won a total of 27 individual honors, including three ... read more


LHS GRAD HELPS GENESEO XC TO THIRD-PLACE FINISH AT NATIONALS

Lynbrook High School graduate Marissa Bellusci (number 364) helped SUNY Geneseo finish third in the country in the NCAA Division III National Cross-Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 19.  Her time was 21:57 for 6K.  Marissa is currently a senior at Geneseo.
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PLANTING ENGINEERING SEEDS

Members of the Lynbrook High School Robotics Team visited technology classes at North and South Middle Schools the week of Nov. 21 and brought the robots they are building for this year's FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge. They put their robots through ... read more


RECORDING A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RIVER

Waverly Park fifth-graders took a scientific journey down the Mill River as part of a research program called "A Day in the Life of a River." Science teacher Sara Rubin connected her students with the program, which enlists students to collect scientific data along different rivers across Long Islan... read more


LHS LACROSSE PLAYERS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Lynbrook High School seniors Karoline Bartels and Molly Carter signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic participation in college next year.

Karoline, who has earned all-conference honors, will play lacrosse with Molloy College next year.

A two-time All-County athle... read more


RISING TO THE REGENERON CHALLENGE

A group of 11 Lynbrook High School seniors have just breathed a collective sigh of relief after submitting their final research projects to the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Regeneron STS, formerly known as the Intel STS, is said to be the nation's most prestigious science research competitio... read more


BRINGING CHEER TO HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN

Like many other school groups this holiday season, the Lynbrook South Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a toy drive. But unlike other school groups, these students have a special connection to Raymond Mohler, Jr., the founder of the Little St. Nick Foundation, an organization that provides... read more


TOASTING FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FOOD

Students at the Kindergarten Center relived history as they participated in a feast that imparted an unforgettable lesson on meaning of the Thanksgiving traditions that we hold dear. The young celebrants worked all week to prepare festive foods and costumes for the event. On No... read more


GROWING A GRATITUDE TREE

Lynbrook's Marion Street School Student Council gathered on Nov. 21 to create a gratitude tree. The students carefully filled the leaves of the tree with words of thanks for family, friends and pets, and placed it in the main lobby for all to reflect on as the busy holiday season begins.

Whil... read more


DISCOVERING REAL THANKSGIVING TREASURES

First-graders at Lynbrook's West End School proved that all that glitters is not gold, when they performed "Thanksgiving Treasure" on Nov. 22.
Dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans, the students embarked on a life-changing treasure hunt. Expecting to discover riches, they realized that family,... read more


GOING NUTS FOR CHESS

After only a few weeks of preparation, students in the Lynbrook North Middle School Chess Club are on their way to becoming junior chess masters.

Competing at the Long Island Chess Nuts Fall Scholastic Tournament in Levittown on Nov. 19, students earned a second-place team trophy in the sixt... read more


RECORD NUMBER OF ALL-COUNTY MUSICIANS

A record total of 109 students from the Lynbrook School District have been chosen to perform at the Nassau Music Educators Association's All-County Festival on the weekends of Jan. 7 and Jan. 14.

They will join student-musicians from all over Nassau County for a gala concert series at the Til... read more


INSIDE THE ARTIST STUDIO

Lynbrook High School art teacher Tom Sena was a guest facilitator at the Balanced Mind Curriculum Conference, and presented a workshop titled "Inside the Artist Studio: Art History in the Now."

In his session, Mr. Sena shared details about the Visiting Professional Artist Series, a program h... read more


BOARD OF EDUCATION HOLDS SMART BOND HEARING

Community pride was on display at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Lynbrook Board of Education, as the Board honored students and staff for their kindness, community service and achievements.

Junior Justin Martinez was recognized for befriending a new transfer student who spoke no English, welcoming... read more


REDEFINING BEAUTY AND BREAKING RECORDS AT ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’

Lynbrook High School thespians challenged our notions of true beauty, friendship and fairytale endings with their production of "Shrek The Musical." Tickets were in great demand, selling out in a record-setting 21 hours. By all accounts, those lucky enough to secure a ticket for what turned out to b... read more


MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS SWIM TEAM UNDEFEATED

The Lynbrook middle school girls swim team wrapped up its season with a big 50-26 victory over Plainview. The win capped off an undefeated season for the Owls, marking the team's second consecutive undefeated season. One particularly close meet came down to the final race, as the Owls defeated Great... read more


MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD

Students at Waverly Park School exercised their right to vote on Nov. 1 in a national mock presidential election sponsored by Studies Weekly's Every Kid Votes program. They prepared for the big day with classroom lessons that helped them learn civic responsibility and gain appreciation for the democ... read more


NIGHT OF THE PUMPKINS SHINES

The Lynbrook High School athletic field was ablaze with homegrown Halloween magic, as the National Art Honor Society presented Night of the Pumpkins on Oct. 29.

At this annual event, the NAHS members put their artistic talents to work for charity, filling the field with one-of-a-kind, hand-c... read more


ELECTION ISSUES TAKE CENTER STAGE

Unlike the candidates in the national presidential debates, eighth-grade debate teams facing off at Lynbrook South Middle School on Oct. 21 had no problem speaking candidly about the issues in this year's election.

Touching on everything from terrorism, immigration and law enforcement to the ... read more


22 STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR LISFA CONCERTS

Twenty-two district orchestra students have earned the honor of representing Lynbrook Public Schools in the Long Island String Festival Association concerts. The students were recognized by LISFA as representing the highest-quality string musicians at their grade levels.

Lynbrook High School ... read more


MAKING A BIG STATEMENT ABOUT DRUG AWARENESS

To mark the beginning of Red Ribbon Week, students at West End School said no to drugs in a big way. Dressed in red, the entire school joined in solidarity on the field to form a giant red ribbon, unfurling a huge banner that read, "YOLO, Be Drug Free, #youonlyliveonce.

Their commitment to he... read more


IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE


Dear Lynbrook Families,

As you may have heard by now, the reports of people dressed as clowns scaring young children and threatening schools is becoming widespread throughout Long Island and the nation. In most cases, the rumors have been unfounded, including a rumor that the "clown" appe... read more


211 RETIREMENT WAIVER NOTIFICATION


Click here for official notification of a 211 Retirement Waiver for Mr. Daniel Drance.... read more


NYSSMA YOUNG COMPOSER HONORS

South Middle School seventh-grader Petra Roberts was named a NYSSMA Young Composer. She has been invited to perform her original vocal composition at the 18th Annual NYSSMA Young Composer Honors Concert, which will take place during the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference in Ro... read more


MARION STREET MAKES IT MATTER

Wearing polka dots in honor of International Dot Day, the entire student body at Marion Street School came together to launch their theme for the year, "Make your mark, make it matter."
International Dot Day is named for the Peter H. Reynolds book "The Dot," which tells the story of a girl who s... read more


CLIMBING THE METRIC STAIRCASE

West End Fifth-graders in Janet Terrien's class created metric staircases. These will be used throughout the year to help students master the use of exponents.

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READING THINK TANK


Waverly Park fourth-graders in Lauren Maywald's class took part in a Reading Workshop activity that explored the key question "What systems and procedures can we establish that will help us find books that we not only can read, but that we also want to read?"
After a think tank discussion, st... read more


SPIRIT WEEK SPECTACULAR

In preparation for Homecoming weekend, Lynbrook High School students kicked off their Spirit Week activities in style, dressing in red, white and blue for America Monday. Each day of Spirit Week has a different theme, capped off with a pep rally on Friday afternoon to get everyone excited about the ... read more


BOE DISCUSSES POST-BOND SURVEY RESULTS

Lynbrook Board of Education President William Belmont welcomed residents to the first Board meeting of the new school year on Sept. 14. 
The meeting began on a celebratory note as the Board recognized South Middle School seventh-grader Petra Roberts, who was named a NYSSMA Young Composer. Sh... read more


SMOOTH START FOR SIXTH-GRADERS

South Middle School sixth-graders were off to a successful start to the school year with a little help from their eighth-grade buddies through the district's LINK program.
LINK, which stands for Lynbrook Students Independently Networking Kids, helps ease the transition for incoming sixth-graders.... read more


SPECIAL EDUCATION AUDIT UPDATE

The New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education has completed a Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in Lynbrook School District during the 2015-2016 school year.  This review examined the district's compliance with selected federal and state laws and reg... read more


WELCOME ABOARD!

The smell of grilling hamburgers and hot dogs filled the air as North Middle School sixth-graders received a hardy reception at the PTA's annual Welcome Back Barbecue on Sept. 9.

The event gave students the opportunity to mingle and acclimate to the school they will call home for the next th... read more


UPDATE ON LEAD TESTING


Click here for a letter from Dr. Burak concerning lead testing.... read more


BEST OF THE BEST

Lynbrook High School seniors Amy Ogura and Kai Weinkauf have both earned All-State music honors from the New York State School Music Association.Amy, who plays violin, qualified to perform with the All-State Symphony Orchestra. Kai, a tenor, was chosen as an alternate for the All-State Mixed Chorus.... read more


OFF AND RUNNING ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

As the doors of Lynbrook Public Schools opened on Sept. 6, classrooms were abuzz with excitement as students settled in with new teachers and classmates. At West End School, students received an enthusiastic welcome from their new principal, Cindy Lee.
In all district schools, science, technology... read more


87 AP SCHOLARS NAMED

Lynbrook High School students continue to rise to the college challenge, with a total of 87 members of the Classes of 2016 and 2017 earning the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar. The College Board awards this distinction to students with exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced ... read more


DISTRICT WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS

The district welcomed new members to its instructional staff with a comprehensive two-day orientation program to inform them about policies and procedures and familiarize them with the district's latest curriculum and technology. They were also introduced to their district administrators, principals... read more


SIXTH-GRADERS GET ORIENTED

New beginnings can sometimes feel daunting, but not at Lynbrook North and South Middle Schools. Both schools hosted orientation programs on Aug. 31 to help incoming sixth-graders become acclimated before the start of school.
Students and parents were able to visit their classrooms, speak with the... read more


LHS MAKES NEWSWEEK TOP 500 LIST

Lynbrook High School has been named one of the top 500 public high schools in the nation, ranked by Newsweek magazine in its annual list. The school is one of only 21 high schools on Long Island to earn this distinction, coming in at No. 374.

The methodology used to produce the rankings is b... read more


MAKING RESEARCH STRIDES AT MAJOR LABS

As the summer draws to a close, a group of 11 Lynbrook High School rising seniors are winding down their work in research labs at some of the most prestigious universities and medical facilities in the New York metropolitan area. All are working to complete research projects that they hope to submit... read more


BOE HEARS POLICY READINGS, SUMMER UPDATES

At the Aug. 10 meeting of the Lynbrook Board of Education, Board members heard a first reading of the district's Homeless Children Policy and Parent Involvement Policy. Both policies were updated to reflect new federal education guidelines enacted through the Every Student Succeeds Act, passed by Co... read more


FUNTASTIC SUMMER PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES

Summer happenings such as bowling, roller-skating, carnivals, talent shows, musical productions and more abound at the Lynbrook Public Schools Summer Playground Program. 
A total of 700 students entering grades K-8 attend the six-week half-day program, held this year at Marion Street and Wes... read more


SOARING AHEAD IN SUMMER SESSION

Lynbrook Public School students who participate in summer school classes get a jump start on honing the skills they will need to succeed in the new school year. Small group instruction provides a solid framework to work toward mastery in specific areas of coursework.
High school courses are offer... read more


FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR SUMMER STEAM ACADEMY

Summer is a time of exploration and creation for students in the Lynbrook School District's Summer STEAM Academy. In this three-week program, students entering grades 6-9 can design their own video games, build and program Lego robots, create 3D art designs and explore science in the real world.&nbs... read more


LYNBROOK BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTS OFFICERS

At its annual reorganization meeting on July 5, the Lynbrook Board of Education officially appointed re-elected members to the Board and elected its officers for the 2016-17 school year.  Incumbents William Belmont and Heather Hanson were reappointed to the Board. Belmont, Ellen Marcus and Hans... read more


TWO ALL-AMERICAN LACROSSE PLAYERS

Varsity lacrosse players Molly Carter and Zachary Barrett both earned Honorable Mention All-American status. Molly is the first Lynbrook girls lacrosse player to earn this distinction.
Molly, a junior and captain of the girls varsity team, was the leading scorer in Nassau County and second on Lon... read more


STEPPING INTO A BRIGHT FUTURE

As the Lynbrook High School Class of 2016 gathered together one last time to celebrate their graduation, a surge of nostalgia, pride and expectation filled the air. 
Bonds that went back as far as kindergarten cemented this class together, as the proud graduates walked onto the field in a br... read more


WEST END GRADS LOOK NORTH

Anticipation ran high as West End fifth-graders prepared to take the first steps on their journey to middle school. 
The festivities began with a presentation of achievement awards, followed by a slideshow of special memories that brought nostalgic smiles to the faces of the graduates. After... read more


BIDDING A FOND FAREWELL

Dressed in their best, the proud graduates of Waverly Park School filed into the auditorium to a hearty round of applause. 
Before receiving their diplomas, the students recited an original poem recounting their fondest memories. Guest speaker Gerard Beleckas, assistant superintendent for cu... read more


GOOD-BYE MARION STREET!

In a proud Marion Street tradition, the entire school marched onto the field to wish the fifth-grade graduates well on their journey to middle school. 
Class speakers Ryan Benvenuto and Hannah Seideman looked ahead to the adventures that await them, while fondly recalling all the memories th... read more


PRESENTING THE LHS CLASS OF 2028!

Wearing rainbow-colored mortarboards and dressed in their finest, the proud kindergarten graduates delighted their families with a festive show of music and poetry to celebrate this momentous occasion. In one strong voice, the children sang spirited versions of "Inch by Inch," "Circle of Friends," "... read more


SAYING FAREWELL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

Proud family members applauded as North Middle School eighth-graders marched into the auditorium as they prepared to mark their graduation from the place they called home for the past three years.
Principal Sean Fallon said how proud he was of each of them, recounting how since their first days o... read more


LOOKING AHEAD TO HIGH SCHOOL

Proud South Middle School eighth-graders and their parents came together on graduation night to mark the end of one more memorable chapter in their lives. 
With the successful completion of middle school behind them, the graduates turned to look forward to the new challenges and adventures t... read more


SINGING THE PRAISES OF KINDNESS

The theme of the day was kindness, as Marion Street School welcomed performer Jared Campbell to lead the school's final unity celebration of the year.

Using a collection of original songs, Campbell illustrated how being a good friend, respecting others and doing the right thing can turn any o... read more


SIX SENIORS COMMIT TO PLAY COLLEGE SPORTS

Six Lynbrook High School seniors recently committed to continue their athletic participation in college next year. Anthony Neal will be playing baseball for Molly College, and his teammate Dennys De Los Santos will be playing for Concordia College. Volleyball players Stephanie Milillo and Lara Lolac... read more


LYNBROOK TEAMS EARN THREE SPRING CONFERENCE TITLES

Lynbrook High School spring varsity teams had much to celebrate as the boys lacrosse, softball and boys track teams all took home conference titles. The boys track team also earned second team All-Long Island honors. In addition, Lynbrook High School earned a New York State Public High School Athlet... read more


POST BOND SURVEY THANK YOU

The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak wish to thank the more than 1,000 community residents who participated in an anonymous survey conducted by the Board of Education and Administration.  The survey period has now ended. The survey data will play an importan... read more


WEST END’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Generations of past and present West End students came together for a picnic that marked the school's 90th anniversary.

Families spread out picnic dinners while children enjoyed sack races, lawn bowling and other games. Alumni took a trip down memory lane, browsing through yearbooks and ol... read more


NASSAU COUNSELORS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Lynbrook High School senior Raymond Mohler Jr. (center) was a recipient of the Nassau County Counselors Association Scholarship, based on his active involvement in community service and his demonstration of leadership and character. Raymond is the founder of the Little St. Nick Foundation, an organi... read more


WALKING FOR A CAUSE

Beautiful weather prevailed as Waverly Park School hosted its annual walkathon. The walk began on Waverly Avenue and continued up Pepperidge Road. Participants raised $1,700 to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook, the March of Dimes... read more


STAR-SPANGLED EXTRAVAGANZA

Patriotism was in glorious display as third-graders in Lynbrook's Waverly Park School presented a musical tribute to the American flag.After reading about the history of the flag and researching flag etiquette, students put together a presentation that covered the creation of the first flag, its evo... read more


CINDY LEE NAMED NEW WEST END PRINCIPAL

The Lynbrook Board of Education has appointed Cindy Lee as the new principal of West End Elementary School, effective July 1.

Ms. Lee's career in education spans 22 years. After serving for several years as an elementary classroom teacher, Ms. Lee became a curriculum specialist and literacy c... read more


EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

Two international organizations recognized the Lynbrook School District for excellence in financial reporting.

The Association of School Business Officials International awarded the district a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report fo... read more


BOE CELEBRATES STUDENTS AND STAFF

In customary fashion, the June 8 meeting of the Lynbrook Board of Education began with a celebration of student and staff achievements. Senior Molly Heit was recognized as a National Merit Scholarship winner and senior Matthew Moreida was acknowledged for his Best in Fair award at the New York State... read more


SENIOR SEMINAR SYMPOSIUM

At the annual Senior Seminar Symposium, Lynbrook High School's 22 interns joined forces with their mentors to demonstrate all they had learned after completing internships with local professionals. Interns worked side by side with professionals in fields as varied as accounting, banking, engineering... read more


LI PRESS AWARDS

Staff members of Lynbrook High School's Horizon took home six top awards from the Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards ceremony at Hofstra University on May 24. There were more than 2,000 submissions from school papers across Long Island. 
Elaine Chen and Dustin Mandell earned fir... read more


MAKING A SPLASH TO HELP LOCAL ESTUARIES

Lynbrook High School AP Environmental and AP Biology classes are collaborating with an AP Environmental Class at Mineola High School to evaluate the need for an environmental improvement plan for Long Island.
This project is part of a partnership that the Lynbrook School District has formed with ... read more


GIRLS EXPLORE STEAM CAREERS

Lynbrook fourth- and fifth-grade girls were introduced to the many exciting career opportunities that await them in the fields of science technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics when they attended a workshop titled "Girls and STEAM Careers." 
The event was initiated and organized b... read more


DISTRICT & MIDDLE SCHOOLS MAKE TOP 100 LIST

The Lynbrook School District made the Niche.com 2016 list of top 100 public school districts in New York, ranking 41st in the state. Lynbrook North and South middle schools made its list of best public middle schools in the state, ranking 72nd and 46th respectively.
Niche rates schools based on a... read more


SENIORS SHINE BRIGHT ON AWARDS NIGHT

Anticipation filled the air as family and friends gathered to acknowledge the accomplishments of the graduates of the Class of 2016 at Lynbrook High School's annual Senior Awards Night. 
Seniors received more than $100,000 in scholarship awards, including $20,000 in scholarships that were ma... read more


NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Lynbrook High School senior Molly Heit has been named a winner in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. 
Approximately 1.5 million juniors entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, commonly known ... read more


HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE

Local military service men and women were the guests of honor at Lynbrook South Middle School's America the Beautiful celebration. In honor of Memorial Day, members of the National Junior Honor Society read personal essays about patriotism, freedom, duty, honor, bravery and commitment. They spoke ab... read more


HOFSTRA NETWORKING CONFERENCE

Lynbrook High School seniors Gia Rossi (left), Ines Purisic, Alizae Mohamed, Daisy Bergman and Allison Weiss attended the Senior Year Networking Conference at Hofstra University with internship coordinator Mary Kirby (center). 
They presented information about their senior internship and res... read more


PREPARING TO TAKE THE COLLEGE PLUNGE

As juniors geared up for their college application process, they received some sage advice from a group of recent graduates at the Lynbrook High School Alumni Panel. 
The alumni, hailing from the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 returned to their alma mater to answer questions about how to bes... read more


NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEER

Lynbrook High School senior Hailey Silver received a bronze award as a Distinguished Finalist in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. She was one of only 234 students recognized nationally for this honor.

Hailey was singled out for recognition based on her tireless work f... read more


BEST IN FAIR NYSSEF HONORS

Six Lynbrook High School senior science research students took home top prizes from the New York State Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony, including the Best in Fair award for Matthew Moreida. Matthew also earned a first-place award in Behavioral Science.

Second-place awards went... read more


ALS RIDE FOR LIFE STOPS AT MARION STREET

En route from Riverhead to Manhattan, Chris Pendergast made a special stop at Marion Street School, as part of his 19th annual Ride for Life ALS fundraising event. 
Pendergast was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 1993. For the past... read more


OPENING DOORS TO BRIGHT CAREERS

A world of career options unfolded for Lynbrook eighth-graders at their annual career fair. Students from North and South middle schools gathered at South Middle, where they learned about careers in engineering, technology, law enforcement, criminal justice, journalism, marketing, advertising, medic... read more


IZZY SARLO WINS MATRIX SCHOLARSHIP

Senior Isabella (Izzy) Sarlo was honored as a winner of a scholarship from the New York Women in Communications Foundation at the annual Matrix Awards held on April 25 at the Waldorf-Astoria. She was one of only 22 nationwide to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded a... read more


LYNBROOK SCHOOLS ARE ‘NO PLACE FOR HATE’

The Anti-Defamation League has named three schools in the Lynbrook School District "No Place for Hate" schools. 
Lynbrook North Middle School, Lynbrook South Middle School and West End Elementary School all earned this honor by creating a safer learning environment, promoting unity and respe... read more


MATH CARNIVAL MASTERMINDS

Waverly Park School put a new spin on its Math Day celebration, enlisting fourth- and fifth-graders to engineer the school's first-ever Math Day Carnival.
The fourth- and fifth-graders worked in cooperative learning groups to create age-appropriate interactive math games for the first-, second- a... read more


LYNBROOK ENSEMBLES BRING HOME THE GOLD

The Lynbrook School District's musical ensembles made an impressive showing at the New York State School Music Association's Major Organization Festival at Hofstra University, with all six groups that performed earning top designations.

The Lynbrook High School Wind Ensemble, under the direct... read more


A GREAT NIGHT FOR GREAT PLATES

The Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society recently hosted the Great Plates art auction. The auction featured more than 70 hand-painted license plates based on famous works of art, all painted by NAHS members. Proceeds from the auction benefited Mothers against Drunk Driving and the NAHS. &... read more


‘CHEEPER’ BY THE DOZEN

The sounds of spring were in the air at West End School, as 11 cheeping baby quails in Theresa D'Amato's classroom hatched from their eggs. The fourth-grade class received a dozen quail eggs through a partnership with the Seatuck Environmental Association. After a 23-day incubation period, 11 health... read more


PLANTING A PENNY TREE FOR POSTERITY

As part of their Ecology Week celebration, students at the Kindergarten Center gathered together to plant a "penny tree." Each student had brought in 100 pennies on the 100th day of school to buy the tree, which was purchased along with a plaque commemorating the tree as a gift from the Class of 202... read more


RELAY FOR LIFE GEOTAG

The members of Jennifer Turner's Photo Illustration class participated in a contest to design a geotag filter for the Lynbrook Relay for Life. A geotag is a caption that defines a picture's location for the social media app Snapchat. Junior Sommer Schneller created the winning design.... read more


HEALTH EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR


High School teacher Jennifer Kramer has been named the 2016 Health Education Teacher of the Year by the Nassau Zone of the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. This was presented in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to her students, school district a... read more


LYNBROOK SCHOOL BUDGET PASSES


Voters in the Lynbrook Union Free School District approved the 2016-2017 proposed budget of $80,867,382 by a vote of 1,270 to 530.

Proposition 2 on the ballot, authorizing the district to expend $450,000 from the Technology Replacement Fund for replacement of projectors, instructional tec... read more


WINNING BIG WITH BOARDWALK ART

Lynbrook High School seniors Molly Heit, Frank Tomasso and Camryn Walsh and their art teacher, Tom Sena, won the second-place prize at the first Long Beach Boardwalk Ticket Booth Live Painting Exhibition. The event, sponsored by the Long Beach Council of the Arts, invited artists of all ages to s... read more


LHS FOOTBALL ALUMNUS KOZLAKOWSKI GOES PRO

Lynbrook High School graduate Michael Kozlakowski has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent. He reported to rookie camp on May 5.

Kozlakowski, a graduate of the Class of 2011, was a member of Lynbrook High School's 2010 Long Island Class III Championship Football... read more


ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS

Lynbrook High School athletes Kerrin Montgomery and Sophia LoCicero have been honored by the New York State Sportswriters Association as All-State basketball players. Kerrin and Sophia became the first two Lynbrook girls basketball players to receive the honor since Brooke Gerstman in 2012. Kerri... read more


MATH NIGHT FUN FOR ALL

Math fun came in all shapes and sizes as Lynbrook students and their families gathered for West End School's Family Math Night.


Teachers volunteered to create engaging math games for students to share with their parents. Activities, which helped students practice skills they are learni... read more


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