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In recognition of the critical role that communication, transparency and accessibility play in the relationship between the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) Board of Trustees and the parents, families and community members that reside in FUHSD, the Board will be piloting an Office Hours program over the course of the next year, beginning May 2017. It is our belief that regular, open-door meetings and dialogue between the Board and members of the community will help continue to strengthen positive communication and trust between the District and the students, families and residents that it serves.

 

You are invited to attend our first Board Office Hours session on Tuesday, May 9 at Lynbrook High School from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  This new program will provide community members with the opportunity to find out more about the work of the Board and District, ask questions and provide valuable feedback. Trustees Jeff Moe and Roy Rocklin will be in attendance at this first Board Office Hours session. Please view the flyer below for more details, or visit www.fuhsd.org/boardofficehours.  

 


 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/24/17

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The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks & Recreation Department, is pleased to offer summer sessions of the popular College Planning and College Essay Workshops for High School Juniors (class of 2018).

 

The College Planning Workshops, offered on four of our campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD Guidance Counselors and College Advisors, will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search and manage the application process. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.

 

The College Essay Workshop, offered at all 5 campuses and taught by FUHSD English teachers, will help students learn about the UC and Common Application essay prompts, select one prompt, and then draft, revise and finalize one essay. For more information and to register for a class, please view the attached documents. The deadline for first round of registration is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/14/17

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The City of Cupertino will host the 9th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 at the Civic Center Plaza.

 

Great fun and activities for families are planned, including free yoga, tree walk, food trucks, live performances, bike rides and arts and crafts! Admission is free for the entire family.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/7/17

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Come check out FUHSD's Annual Student Art Showcase at the District Office from April 10 to May 12. Beautiful pieces created by students from each of our five high schools will be on display, with gallery hours held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A special artist reception will be held on May 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/6/17

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This week, the California Department of Education (CDE) released a new accountability system and corresponding website designed to help parents and communities access important information about K-12 districts and schools across the state and how well they are serving their students. This system, known as the California School Dashboard, is a significant departure from the Academic Performance Index. We understand there will likely be many questions from our families and community members about the new system, which moves away from a single number/ranking to a system aligned to multiple measures, including graduation and suspension rates, indicators of college and career readiness, English Learner progress and test scores. 
 
Please read the attached letter for more information on the CA Dashboard and directions on accessing the CDE’s website on the CA Dashboard. 
 
The Alameda County Office of Education has also put on a wonderful video, which explains the Dashboard in more detail. 
 
Thank you for your continued support of our schools as we work to ensure that every student has the strongest foundation for future success.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 3/16/17

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You are cordially invited by Superintendent Polly Bove to attend a community forum on Tuesday, March 14. Members of the Community Taskforce on Student Wellness will:
•    Deliver an overview of topics presented and input received on March 2;
•    Receive community feedback on potential solutions to address sleep deprivation, such as a later school start time, changes to elements of the bell schedule and ideas to increase the quality and quantity of sleep; and
•    Provide clarity regarding how recommendations will be decided upon.
Please see attached flyer for specific details.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 3/9/17

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Please join FUHSD and El Camino Hospital for "A Healthy Mind: A Discussion with

Teens and Parents on Managing Stress and Sleep" on Monday, March 20 at Fremont High School.

 

The purpose of this panel discussion is to raise awareness and educate community members on the importance of mental wellness and school-life balance for students.

 

Register at www.elcaminohospital.org/healthymindteens for this free event.
 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 3/6/17

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The Community Taskforce on Student Wellness is currently reviewing aspects of student wellness that could result in changes in our schools such as a later school start time, demands on student time outside the school day, and how aspects of mental health are addressed. You are cordially invited by Superintendent Polly Bove to attend a community forum on March 2 which will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for the community to ask questions, share concerns, and make suggestions. Please see the attached flyer for specific details.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/17/17

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Want to work for an incredible district that is passionate about helping all students achieve at high levels? Join FUHSD on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District Office for our Special Education Teacher Job Fair to learn about our programs and services directly from current staff. 

 

Job postings can be viewed on www.EdJoin.org. 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/15/17

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At the February 7, 20167 School Board meeting, the FUHSD Board of Trustees adopted Resolution #1617-12 In Support of Students and Release of Records. This resolution reassures our students, whether they are documented or not, that the Fremont Union High School District is a safe place to attend school. This resolution is supported by Board Policy 5125 and Administrative Regulation 5125. Our goal in crafting this resolution is to assure students and families of our commitment to ensuring that each of our schools is a welcoming and safe place for all. 

 

Please view the attached documents for the full text of Resolution #1617-12, BP 5125 and AR 5125. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/8/17

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The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks & Recreation Department, is pleased to offer a spring session of the popular College Planning Workshop for High School Juniors. These courses, offered at all 5 campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD counselors and College Advisors, will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search and manage the application process. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.  For more information and to register for a class, please open the documents below.  The deadline for first round of registration is Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/6/17

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FUHSD has recently received inquiries from community members regarding the topics of educational capacity, overcrowding on our campuses and traffic around our schools. As part of FUHSD's continued efforts to communicate to parents, students, staff and community members on a number of complex issues, the District has prepared some FAQs that address these questions.

 

Please view the attached FAQ document below for detailed responses to these important questions.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 1/14/17

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In January 2016, the Fremont Union High School District formed the Community Taskforce for Student Wellness to examine a variety of issues that impact our students, including sleep deprivation, stress and school-life balance. 
 
Following a series of 10 meetings, the Taskforce is now looking to expand the engagement process by increasing its membership to ensure all stakeholder groups and voices are represented. The focus of the work of the taskforce is to explore potential recommendations for addressing these areas of student wellness and some of the issues around the implementation of various solutions. 
 
Interested parents and community members should refer to the attached letter and application for more information on the Taskforce. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 23.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 1/12/17

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The PTAs of the Fremont Union High School District, the Cupertino Union School District and the Sunnyvale School District invited FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove to share updates with their members on the District's successes and challenges over the last year. 

 

Please view the presentation to the PTAs below.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 12/9/16

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On Nov. 15, the FUHSD Board of Trustees voted to accept the recommendation of the Citizens Advisory Committee regarding the stabilization of enrollment at Lynbrook High School. Please view the attached community letter for more information on the adopted recommendation, which was approved via Board Resolution No. 1617-08: Approving a Supplemental School Assignment Plan, and implementation of the plan. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/29/16

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/10/16

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On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Citizens Advisory Committee presented their findings and recommendations on the issue of enrollment, specifically the declining enrollment at Lynbrook High School, during a special board study session. Members of the community were invited and given the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions during an open session. 

 

For more information, please view the attached presentation by the CAC. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/9/16

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/4/16

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FUHSD has recently received some inquiries from community members regarding the current capacity at our five high schools, traffic issues in the District, the proposed community benefit agreements with developers on new construction projects and the allocation of bond funds to particular campuses. As part of FUHSD's efforts to communicate to parents, students, staff and community members about these and other complex issues, the District has prepared some FAQs that address these questions.

 

Please view the attached FAQ document below for detailed responses to these important questions. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/2/16

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In September 2015, concerns were raised about the safety of the Lynbrook High School (LHS) gym and the presence of cell towers on its roof by a small group of parents at the school. In response, and out of an abundance of caution, FUHSD hired a licensed structural engineer to conduct a seismic review of the LHS gym.

 

The review completed by the engineering firm in January 2016 found that the gym was safe for student use, and that any conclusion to the contrary was not supported by the current building code or building condition. Prior to the structural engineering review, cell tower additions to the LHS gym roof were also certified by the Division of the State Architect in 2010, 2011 and 2013. 

 

On October 6 of this year, a lawsuit brought against FUHSD regarding the safety of the LHS gym concluded. A Santa Clara Superior Court judge sustained the District’s position on the Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint. This ruling indicates that the Plaintiff was unable to state a viable legal claim against the District. The plaintiff had sought to have cell towers removed from the roof of the LHS gym, arguing that the weight of the cell tower equipment made the gym structurally unsound. However, the court ruled in favor of FUHSD. 

 

The District welcomes the end of this costly (in excess of $150,000) and unproductive lawsuit. Addressing a lawsuit such as this adds significantly to the administrative costs of FUHSD. We look forward to devoting our resources to continuing to provide a top-quality education for all students.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Superintendent Graham Clark at (408) 522-2205.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/2/16

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Join FUHSD staff and students in supporting our veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Wear blue jeans to work or school and donate $5 to support our troops! Individuals can donate online or at any of the five FUHSD school sites or District Office/Adult Education. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/27/16

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Congratulations to the 14 students from across the district who have been chosen as semi-finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology!

 

Every year, students from across the nation submit innovative individual and team research projects and vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math, science and technology. Regional competitions are held in November, and the National Finals will be held in Washington D.C. in December. 

 

2016 FUHSD Siemens Competition semi-finalists:

 

Anika Cheerla, Monta Vista High School

Nikhil Cheerla, Monta Vista High School

Matthew Hase-Liu, Lynbrook High School

Anita Ilango, Cupertino High School

Megha Ilango, Cupertino High School

Pranav Lalgudi, Lynbrook High School

Isha Mehrotra, Lynbrook High School

Rohan Mehrotra, Lynbrook High School

Aditya Menon, Cupertino High School

Rahul Mohan, Fremont High School

Andrew Shao, Lynbrook High School

Shivani Sundaram, Monta Vista High School

Utkarsh Tandon, Cupertino High School

Marilyn Zhang, Lynbrook High School

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/19/16

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Fremont Union High School District’s (FUHSD) English Learner Program: Voices of New Americans has been chosen as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Golden Bell Award. Presented by the California School Boards Association (CSBA), this award recognizes public school programs that focus on meeting the needs of all students, are innovative and sustainable, and have made a demonstrated difference in the classroom.

 

With a sizeable English Learner (EL) population representing more than 35 different languages, FUHSD redesigned its EL program in 2008 with a focus on the creation of a cohesive EL curriculum that would promote increased academic language production for all students while growing their oral and written proficiency.

 

As student achievement increased alongside the new and innovative curriculum, FUHSD sought out opportunities for EL students to demonstrate and celebrate their proficiency in English. Two programs subsequently resulted from these efforts – the EL Speech Contest and a student anthology publication. Each of these programs has supported students in developing confidence, celebrating their acquisition of a second language and sharing their personal stories with peers, teachers and the broader community.

 

“The Golden Bell Award is a worthy honor for our English Learner Program, which has been central to our efforts as a district to promote high levels of achievement for all students,” said Superintendent Polly Bove. “I am tremendously proud of the efforts of both our staff, who have made this program a reality through an intense focus on collaboration and continuous improvement of their practice, and our students, who demonstrate great courage in sharing their unique voices and stories with our school community.”

 

Each year, more than 300 students and 150 community volunteers participate in the EL Speech Contest. The anthology series debuted in 2013, showcasing a selection of personal narratives from students across the district’s five high schools.  

 

A judging panel made up of experts from school districts and county offices of education reviewed all Golden Bell Award entries and made initial recommendations for awards, with finalists assessed during an on-site validation visit. FUHSD will receive its award at a recognition ceremony to be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the CSBA’s Annual Education Conference in San Francisco.

 

Earlier this year, FUHSD’s EL program was also selected by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association as a recipient of the 2016 Glenn W. Hoffmann Award, which recognizes successful school programs that have a significant impact on student success in Santa Clara County. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/13/16

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During the Labor Day weekend, students at both Fremont and Homestead high schools received some disturbing and threatening messages via social media.  The messages were anti-semitic in nature, threatened violence at our schools and were labeled as a hate crime by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. While local law enforcement was able to move quickly and efficiently to make an arrest and resolve this situation in a positive manner, there have been some lasting effects which have given our district time to pause, reflect and strengthen our resolve to not only educate your students, but to help them become better citizens that will contribute positively to the world we live in. 

 

While this particular incident was anti-semitic in nature, it has provided us with an opportunity as a district to look at how we can increase inclusiveness within our school communities in meaningful ways and ensure a safe space for all students, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

 

As a district, we are committed to:

  • delivering a message specifically to students when issues of hate and harassment arise that have an impact on the entire community;
  • a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, to include education and training for both students and staff; and
  • continued outreach to and support for students through various school site organizations.
For more information on the District’s commitment to creating a culture of acceptance, respect and inclusiveness, please read the attached community letter from Superintendent Polly Bove. 
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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/4/16

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Don't miss the 14th Annual FUHSD Marching Band Expo this Saturday, Oct. 1 at Homestead High School! The Expo will feature award-winning groups from all five FUSHD high schools and this year’s guest band, the Clovis West Marching Band. 

 

The evening performance schedule is as follows:

 

8:00 pm           Monta Vista

8:10 pm           Clovis West

8:25 pm           Fremont

8:40 pm           Homestead

8:55 pm           Lynbrook

9:10 pm           Cupertino

 


 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/26/16

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On Saturday, Oct. 1, Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School invites the community to take a guided bike tour of our beautiful city during the 3rd Annual Fall Bike Fest and Rodeo. This event, in partnership with the Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, is open to families and kids ages 8 years old and up! The ride will encompass some of Cupertino’s bike-friendly infrastructure and safe bike routes and will conclude back at City Hall, culminating in a bicycle and pedestrian safety training and bicycling-themed activities.

 

Activities will include:

- delicious bike-blended smoothies; 

- stationary bike races;

- bicycle trivia and prize giveaways; and

- pedestrian and bike safety presentation

 

Don’t forget your bikes and helmets on this fantastic Fall day!

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/23/16

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Please join the Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney, Anti-Defamation League, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and Facebook for a conversation about cyber safety and social media responsibility in light of the recent events at Fremont and Homestead high schools. 

 

This event will take place in the Fremont High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. The event is free and is open to students, families, staff and community members. 

 

The session will provide information about how students can protect themselves online and will include time for questions from the community. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/13/16

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Congratulations to the outstanding students from Lynbrook, Cupertino and Monta Vista high schools who took top honors in the World Robot Olympiad National Championships! Held at Northern Illinois University on Sept. 4, the championships hosted teams from all over the United States as they designed, built and programmed robots to complete a series of specific challenges. Lynbrook and Cupertino placed first in the junior high category and Monta Vista High School placed first in the senior high category. All of the winning teams will be participating in the World Championships this November representing the US.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/12/16

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Dear FUHSD community,

 

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on the situation regarding criminal threats posted to social media that the district has been dealing with over the last several days.

 

As you may know, over the holiday weekend, FUHSD administrators were notified by a number of students and families from Fremont and Homestead high schools about anonymous threats posted to social media sites. I would like to take this opportunity to commend the students that came forward with this information for the courage and care they demonstrated in bringing these threats to the attention of the school district and law enforcement. If it were not for their bravery and concern for their peers, teachers and school staff, law enforcement may have been unable to identify and apprehend the individual responsible for these threats as quickly as they did.

 

I would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety for working closely with district leadership and staff to take all necessary precautions to ensure the security of our schools. SDPS worked tirelessly to investigate these threats and to locate and arrest the perpetrator in less than 24 hours. We could not be more thankful for the support of SDPS in bringing about a positive resolution in what has been a serious and unsettling situation for all of us.

 

SDPS believes that the perpetrator acted alone in making these criminal threats. Their investigation did not yield any evidence that the individual was capable of carrying out the threats. The official statement from SDPS can be read here: http://local.nixle.com/alert/5718763/.

 

This morning, both SDPS and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office had a presence on the Fremont and Homestead campuses as an extra precaution, reassuring students and staff of the safety of our campuses. We thank both law enforcement agencies for their assistance in ensuring a smooth start and end to the school day so that students did not experience an interruption in their regular instructional day.

 

Student and staff safety remains our number one priority. As a district, we look forward to beginning the healing from this difficult situation united together as one community.

 

Thank you for your support of our students, staff, school and district during this time.


Sincerely,

 

Polly Bove 

Superintendent

 

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**Earlier update from FUHSD**

 

September 6, 2016

 

Dear Fremont Union High School District community,

 

I am writing to provide you with information regarding a situation that the district has been dealing with over the last several days.


Over the holiday weekend, FUHSD administrators were notified by a number of students and families from Fremont and Homestead high schools about anonymous threats posted to social media sites.

 

Upon learning of these online threats, FUHSD staff was immediately in contact with local law enforcement from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. District and site leadership and SDPS worked closely together to take all necessary precautions to ensure the security of our schools.

 

SDPS worked diligently to determine the legitimacy of these threats and identify the persons responsible. Late last night, SDPS informed us that an arrest had been made in this case. SDPS has subsequently released a statement with more information about the arrest, which can be viewed here: http://local.nixle.com/alert/5718763/.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, Sunnyvale Public Safety had a presence on both the Fremont and Homestead campuses during the school day today to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Counselors have been made available to provide assistance to students and staff who may need to speak to someone about the emotions they are experiencing around this situation

 

The safety of students and staff remains our top priority. Thank you for your support of our students and schools.


Sincerely,

 

Polly Bove

Superintendent

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/6/16

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The Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation is sponsoring a 'Run for Great Schools' on August 27th.  The 5K run is for all levels and also included in the event is a fun run for children ages six and under.  All net proceeds from the event will benefit the 19,000 students of the Cupertino Union School District.  Click here to learn more about registration and event information.

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 8/2/16

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Often when people think about FUHSD, it is the five high schools of the Fremont Union High School District - Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista - that are front and center in their thinking.  However, FUHSD's Adult and Community Education is a shining star in the education world and of central importance in those endeavor's is ACE's Adult Secondary Education program.  ASE provides adults who have not yet completed their secondary studies with the opportunity to pursue and earn their high school diploma or GED.  Click here to learn more about this exceptional program that changes students' lives for the better and expands their future options. 

 

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FUHSD's ASE Class of 2016

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 7/27/16

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Cupertino High School senior Allyson Chiu recently testified before the State Board of Education to encourage the adoption of expanded classroom instruction to include information about prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.  This addition is being considered by the State Board of Education along with a broader review of California's history and social studies curriculum standards.

 

Allyson testified that the proposed revisions would go a long way towards helping LGBT students fell more comfortable at school.  She shared that, "My classmates can solve quadratic equations or cite the elements on the periodic table.  They can't tell you who Harvey Milk was or the significance of the Stonewall Riots."

 

Click here to learn more about this subject and the proposed changes.

 

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Allyson Chiu testifying before the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 7/15/16

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The 2016-17 Free and Reduced Meal Application has been mailed to every household in the District.  If you have misplaced it or did not receive one, everything is available on the Food Services website at: Free and Reduced Meal Program

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 7/7/16

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After twelve years of dedication to the Fremont Union High School District -- and forty years serving educational efforts -- Academic Deputy Superintendent Kate Jamentz will be retiring on June 30, 2016.  The innovation, deep thinking, and collaborative work that are the hallmark of Kate's FUHSD tenure are deeply woven into the FUHSD fabric and phrases that now so easily roll-off the tongues of FUHSD staff members as if they had always been known include the FUHSD belief statements, "intelligence is malleable", "guaranteed and viable curriculum", and "all means all". They are signs of the difference that Kate has made at FUHSD and throughout the community.  

 

FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove commented that, "I cannot envision a more intelligent, strategic, focused, dedicated, or passionate leader to have had at my side over these past nearly twelve years than Kate. She has inspired and challenged us to set high expectations for our students and ourselves and provide all students with rigorous classroom experiences."

 

In celebration of the immeasurable difference that Kate has made while at FUHSD,  a new award has been established: the Dr. Kate Jamentz Award: Ensuring Excellence Through Collegial Collaboration.  Each year this new award — and the only FUHSD award named for an individual —  will be given to a FUHSD team that exemplifies the best in collaboration and achievement.  

 

Click here to learn more about this extraordinary educator.  

 

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Academic Deputy Superintendent Kate Jamentz, FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove, and Assistant Superintendent Trudy Gross.

 

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/24/16

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One hundred and thirty-five instrumental music students from Lynbrook recently performed at Carnegie Hall, which included their performance of a world premier piece (Tranquillo by Christopher Lowry). The adventures also included multiple other New York City performances, seeing Les Misérables on Broadway, and taking a scenic dinner cruise. Lynbrook High School band director Mike Pakaluk described the trip by saying “The performances at Carnegie Hall were a highlight of my career as a teacher and a musician. The stage brought out terrific musicianship from our students. Multiple parents from other groups, as well as directors and the World Projects representatives, approached me after the LHS performances to say how impressed and even "blown away" they were by the quality of the Lynbrook groups.”

 

Click here to see links to the audio performance from Carnegie Hall. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/24/16

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Homestead High School Class of 2016 student Whitney Lieberman is taking the culinary world by storm with the publication of her new cookbook.  Whitney transformed her love for easy-to-make vegan meals into a cookbook entitled 'Freshly Vegan: Plant-Based Recipes for Beginners.'  

 

Click here to read a newspaper article about Whitney's endeavor and click here to learn more about her cookbook.

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/17/16

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The Fremont Union High School District is home to nearly 1,000 staff members and each year a Teacher of the Year and a Classified Employee of the Year is selected from each of the high schools and Adult and Community Education, as well as the selection of a Classified Employee of the Year from the FUHSD District Office.  

Click here to learn more about these extraordinary FUHSD staff members -- and to read an article about this year's Teachers of the Year.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/16/16

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For many, it is very difficult to consider giving a speech in public.  However, consider just how much more challenging it would be to write and deliver a speech in a language that is not your first language.  And yet, that is the task that over three hundred FUHSD students take on and master in connection with the annual FUHSD English Learner Speech Contest.  

 

The contest provides an opportunity for students who are new to this country or who have very limited English skills to select a topic, prepare a speech, and present the speech before judges.  Hundreds of students from throughout FUHSD participate in this event and deliver either an informative or persuasive speech.  Top scoring students advance from two preliminary rounds to the final round which determines the final standings.  An elaborate and spirited awards ceremony concludes the evening.  

 

Click here to read a newspaper article with more information about the 2016 English Learner Speech Contest and click here to learn more about why this program was selected for a coveted award that profiles exemplary educational programs.  

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/16/16

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Chalkschools is a digital forms tool used by all schools in the District. If you receive an e-mail message from Chalkschools, please open it and follow the instructions.  Summer mailers, Free/Reduced Meal Applications, and more will be sent using Chalkschools.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 5/25/16

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Nearly 25% of the 26 students selected to compete in the USA Computing Olympiad are students from the Fremont Union High School District.  Suchir Balaji (MVHS), Christopher Chang (MVHS), Bryan Chen (MVHS), Amanda Du (CHS), William Hu (LHS), and Jessica Zheng (LHS) are the FUHSD finalists and they will be participating in a summer camp at Clemson University from which four students will be selected to compete in the International Olynmpiad in Informatics that will take place this August in Russia.  

 

Click here for more information about the USA Computing Olympiad and click here for information about the students selected as Finalists.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 5/3/16

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Meghal Gupta, a senior at Monta Vista High School, participated on the US team at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad that involved 38 countries and recently took place in Romania.  Meghal received a gold medal for her individual score and the US team placed second in the competition.  Meghal will be attending MIT in the fall.

 

Click here for more information about the Mathematical Olympiad.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 5/3/16

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Interested in exploring the fact and the fiction behind the popular movie The Martian?  Are you curious to learn more from NASA scientists and other aeronautical, scientific, and mathematical wizards?  Then be sure and attend the new and creative event 'The Martian:Deconstructed' hosted by students from Monta Vista High School.  The event will take place at the San Jose Tech Museum on May 24 from 6:30 to 9 pm (doors open at 6 pm).  Tickets are required for admission and cost $5 although the event is free for students from Monta Vista High School.  Click here for more information about the event and to order tickets.  The event is going to be out of this world!

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 5/3/16

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Each year the US Department of Energy sponsors a National Science Bowl and this year the team from Lynbrook High School placed second and won $1,000 for the school as well as a five day science trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.  The team members are Jeffrey Chang, Pranav Lalgudi, Sean Meng, Ahbinav Naikawadi, and Richard Liu, and Lester Leung their advisor and Lynbrook science teacher advised and accompanied the team to the competition.

 

Click here to learn more about the Science Bowl and click here for a link to the Science Bowl video (The event starts at 48:02 and ends at 1:03:47; the LHS team accepts their award at 1:41).

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 5/2/16

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In partnership with El Camino Hospital, FUHSD is hosting a panel discussion to bring awareness and education to the community with a focus on the healthy minds of teenagers.  The event is titled  'A Healthy Mind: Discussion with Teens and Parents on Managing Mental Health' and it will take place on Monday, April 25 from 7 - 9 pm at the Monta Vista High School Auditorium.  MVHS is located at 21840 McClellan Road in Cupertino.  

 

The discussion will focus on the challenges facing teens today and the resulting impact on mental health and wellness.  The panel will be moderated by April Dembosky from KQED and feature panelists including Samantha Kotmel (high school student and adolescent mental health advocate) and her mother Maja Nelson, as well as Dr. Glenn Teeter (Psychologist at El Camino Hospital) and Richard Prinz who is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Student Advocate at Monta Vista High School.  Click here for more information about the event.  

 

The event is free although reservations are required and can be made by clicking here.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/20/16

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Impressive artwork from FUHSD students from each of our five high schools will be displayed in the Annual Art Showcase.  The event is scheduled from Tuesday, April 19 through Sunday, April 24 from 3 to 7 pm at the Vallco Mall located at 10123 N. Wolfe Road in Cupertino.  The Annual Art Showcase is located just across from Bowlmore Lanes and the reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.  

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/18/16

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Last week nine teams from three of our high schools  — Cupertino, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista — competed in the 2016 National Japan Bowl in Washington DC.  The Japan Bowl is an academic competition that tests the achievement of high school students throughout the United States who are studying Japanese language. The competition also tests the students' oral communication skills and knowledge about the country of Japan.  

 

Seven FUHSD teams placed in the top four in the nation and here is information about team and student results:

 

Team placement:

Level 4 – 1st place (Monta Vista), 2nd place (Cupertino), and 4th place (Lynbrook)

Level 3 – 1st place (Cupertino) and 2nd place (Lynbrook)

Level 2 – 1st place (Cupertino) and 4th place (Lynbrook)

 

Student placement:

Monta Vista:

Level 4 –Szu-Hua Su, Apanuba Mahmood, Yugyung Jung

Cupertino:

Level 4 - Shannon Lu, Arik Mahbub, and Madison Steakley

Level 3 - Kang Jin Kim, Andy Yen, and Hwee Cheng Yeo

Level 2 - Margaux Gackiere, Jiyoon Lee, and Ashley Wu

Lynbrook:

Level 4 – Albert Han, Kate Sanders, and Sasha Williams

Level 3 – Amber Lee, Alie Wu, and Yanru Zhou

Level 2 – Ashley Gong, Kevin Liu, and Patricia Wei

 

Monta Vista High School team:


Lynbrook High School team:


Cupertino High School team enjoys visiting the zoo between competitions: 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/18/16

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Fremont Union High School District – home to Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High Schools – closely monitors student enrollment projections in order to best prepare for facilities, staffing, and course offerings for FUHSD students.  Current projections indicate that while enrollment at most of the high schools is increasing, at Lynbrook High School student enrollment continues to decline.  Click here for more information about this matter.

 

FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove has created a Superintendent's ad hoc Citizens Advisory Committee on enrollment.  The purpose of this committee is to study the enrollment needs of FUHSD and all its aspects, and to provide a report and findings in order for the FUHSD Board of Trustees to make decisions for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.  This committee will meet independently from the Board of Trustees and have an independent facilitator.  

 

FUHSD is now accepting applications for the Citizens Advisory Committee and community members, current and future parents of FUHSD students, FUHSD teachers and staff, and FUHSD students are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due by April 22, 2016.  Click here for additional information about the Citizens Advisory Committee, and to download an application. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/1/16

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For the fourteenth year in a row, the Monta Vista High School Octagon Club sponsored the Cure Cancer Cafe, an event to raise awareness and valuable funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

 

Included in the festivities were a silent auction, a photo booth for pictures with friends, and a dinner-theater program with comedians, magicians, and student performers.  The highlight of the evening was hearing from keynote speaker Cliff Hall.  A cancer survivor as well as a comedian, Mr. Hall spoke inspirationally about his story of surviving cancer and did so in a spirit of optimism and gratitude.

 

Although the funds from ticket sales, the raffle, and silent auction are still being tabulated, event organizers anticipate that approximately $5,000 will be raised from the event.  

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/21/16

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The Lynbrook High School robotics program -- the Funky Monkeys -- continues to impress and thrive as evidenced by the response to the LHS 'All Girls Subsystem Challenge'. This challenge, issued by LHS robotics coach David Giandomenico, was for an all-female student team to design and build a major subsystem of the annual FIRST robot.  

 

This year, seven members of the Funky Monkeys stepped-up and completed the challenge by designing and building a ten wheel drivetrain with gearboxes, frame, and bumpers on the nearly complete FIRST robot.  Junior Ria Pradeep even obtained a $1,500 grant from the Society of Women Engineers that was used towards the parts cost of the drivetrain of the robot as the students participated in this challenge.  

 

The team is composed of (from left to right):

Amrita Iyer (senior), Nikita Seth (senior), Michelle Lum (freshman), Eesha Deepak (freshman), Ria Pradeep (junior), and Anika Singh (sophomore).  Not shown is Maithreyee Vatsan (freshman)

Photo credit: David Giandomenico

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/1/16

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A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all students who have attended any California school since 2008, including those students who attended the Fremont Union High School District. The case has received significant attention from the media and we want to provide you with more information on how it might affect families in our District.

 


In April 2012, two organizations — the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association — filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws. The Fremont Union High School District was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.

 

Nonetheless as a part of this lawsuit, and in order to prove their claims, Plaintiffs have requested that the CDE disclose, subject to a Protective Order, information that it stores on databases and network drives that contain protected personal information of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending, or who have attended, a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. Examples of information that is stored on CDE’s databases and network drives includes name, social security number, home address, demographics, course information, statewide assessment results, teacher demographics, program information, behavior and discipline information, progress reports, special education assessment plans, special education assessments/evaluations, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), records pertaining to health, mental health and medical information, student statewide identifiers, attendance statistics, information on suspensions and expulsions, and results on state tests. Please note that a social security number is not information the FUHSD collects unless voluntarily provided by you.

 

Parents (and students who are 18 years of age or older) may object to the disclosure of student information and records. Click here for more information about the court case and the objection form which must be filed by April 1, 2016.

 

Click here for the form in Mandarin

Click here for the form in Spanish

 


The Fremont Union High School District goes to great lengths to protect our student's personal information. We will continue to update our website as we learn more.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/25/16

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Safety definitely comes first and nobody knows that better than the Lynbrook High School robotics team -- the Funky Monkeys -- who won first place in the national Safety Animation Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories.  The students incorporated a medieval theme to their video in keeping with this year's robot game, 'Stronghold.'  The vision and production of the animation was directed by LHS student Brian Lo and complemented with original music and rap performed by Amrita Iyer.  

 

The Funky Monkeys will receive a special UL-designed trophy at one of their upcoming events and their animation will be played at every FRC event this season.  

 

Click here to enjoy the video.

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/22/16

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When Monta Vista High School freshman Christina Wu walked into the MVHS auditorium for an assembly she had no idea that the assembly was convened in her honor.  Congressman Mike Honda joined with Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang and Cupertino Council Member Rod Sinks -- along with several "Googlers" from Google -- and an auditorium full of MVHS students and staff members to learn that Christina had been selected as the California winner of the annual Doodle 4 Google competition.  

 

In response to the contest theme 'What makes me...me", Christina painted an extraordinary Asian-themed doodle to celebrate her enthusiasm and affection for her Asian heritage.  Christina's doodle now advances to the national competition and until February 22, 2016 people can vote for their favorite doodle.  Click here to learn more about the contest, and click here to vote for Christina's doodle (her doodle is in the Grades 8-9 category).  To see photos from the assembly in Christina's honor click here.  The San Jose Mercury News printed an article about this recognition which can be read by clicking here and to see a video produced by MVHS students please click here.

 

 


 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/11/16

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The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks & Recreation Department, is pleased to offer a spring session of the popular College Planning Workshop for High School Juniors (class of 2017). These courses, offered at all five campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD counselors and College Advisors, will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search and manage the application process. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.  Click here for more information and to to download applications to register for a class. The deadline for the first round of registration is Thursday, February 11, 2016.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/2/16

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Cupertino High School senior Utkarsh Tandon is focusing his passion for helping others into his invention which is designed to bridge the gap between doctors and patients and to help provide a better quality of life for those diagnosed with Parkinsons.

 

Utkarsh recently spoke at the Digital Health Summit during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas about his One Ring invention.  This wearable device provides a glimpse to doctors about the intensity of their patient's tremors and this data can be used to better treat patients.

 

Click here to learn more about this impressive young man and his invention.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/21/16

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Four Fremont High School alumni were recently honored and celebrated at the school's inaugural Hall of Fame events.  The festivities began with an all-school rally where an enthusiastic welcome greeted the inductees to the Hall of fame: 

  • Manuela and Tino Rodriguez, Class of 1944 – Community philanthropists
  • Charlie Olson, Class of 1952 – Sunnyvale cherry orchard pioneer
  • Francie Larrieu-Smith, Class of 1970 – 5 time Olympic track star
  • Tully Banta-Cain, Class of 1998 – NFL two time Super Bowl champion

The Hall of Fame events continued later that evening with a VIP reception and a dinner and awards ceremony.  

 

Click here to learn more about the Fremont High School Hall of Fame events and the inductees that were honored. 

 

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Hall of Fame inductees Manuela Rodriguez, Charlie Olson, Francie Larrieu Smith, and Tully Banta-Cain

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/21/16

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On January 12, 2016 the FUHSD Board of Trustees met at Fremont High School and on the meeting agenda was an item for the ‘Approval of the 2016-2017 Enrollment Plan for Lynbrook High School.’  This was the first opportunity for the Board of Trustees to deliberate about FUHSD efforts to stabilize enrollment at Lynbrook High School in order to maintain Lynbrook’s extensive course and extra curricular options that are the standard of the Fremont Union High School District.

 

At the meeting, FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove and FUHSD Director of Business Jason Crutchfield spoke to the Board and provided information to them in response to questions that FUHSD has received from the public about this matter.  Click here to see the PowerPoint from this presentation. Tom Williams from Enrollment Projection Consultants shared details with the Board about enrollment projections for the five FUHSD high schools. Click here to see Mr. Williams’ PowerPoint presentation.

 

Following the presentation and prior to the public comments portion of the meeting, Trustee Nancy Newton put forward a proposal in the spirit of the need for the community to heal.  She shared that without any malicious intentions, the FUHSD staff proposal has put students and teachers in the middle of an awkward fight and controversy.  Ms. Newton confirmed that she does not want her proposal to be interpreted as giving into the bad behavior of some people in the community.  That being said, Ms. Newton proposed the formation of a Districtwide citizen's advisory committee to look at FUHSD enrollment needs with the assumption that the advisory committee's findings and recommendations would be presented to the FUHSD Board of Trustees for the Board’s consideration and approval for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.  Until that time, she suggested that FUHSD postpone all other attempts to stabilize enrollment at Lynbrook High School with the possible exception of a consideration that current 8th graders at Miller Middle School who do not reside in the LHS attendance area could attend Lynbrook High School in the 2016-2017 school year.  

 

Ms. Newton asked FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove to comment about the economic feasibility of such a proposal.  Ms. Bove suggested that for the next school year it would be possible to backfill the costs of retaining the current staff level and funding the courses at Lynbrook that would otherwise be reduced for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Sixteen members of the community shared their comments, recommendations, and opinions with the Board during the public comment section of the meeting.  

 

Following the public comment section, Board members shared their opinions about FUHSD efforts to stabilize enrollment at Lynbrook and engaged in an extensive conversation about the wisdom of and questions related to different approaches. A motion was made by Hung Wei and seconded by Barbara Nunes and amendments were added to the original motion resulting in the following updated motion that was amended by Ms. Wei and seconded by Ms. Nunes:

 

For the 2016-2017 school year Miller Middle School 8th grade students whose resident school is not Lynbrook High School, but are currently residing within the Fremont Union High School District will have the choice to attend LHS for their 4 years of high school; siblings would have the option to attend LHS as well.

 

To form a district-wide citizen's advisory committee to study the enrollment needs of the district and all its aspects to provide a report and findings in order for the board to make decisions for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.  

 

For the 2016-2017 school year LHS programs will remain whole.

 

The Board deliberated about the motion and subsequently voted 5-0 in favor of the motion.  

 

Following the vote, the Board shared their appreciation to the community for their interest in this matter.  Board members also articulated their vision and hope that in the future there would be a greater spirit of collaboration and partnership so that the community and FUHSD could work closer together in support of our students and staff members. Our teachers and staff work extremely hard at building and developing programs, and a sustainable more stable approach to enrollment distribution will help to ensure that these programs and classes continue at all of our sites and for all of our soon to be 11,000 FUHSD students.  To that end, the Board stated multiple times that they are fully committed to support the work of our teachers and staff.

 

Click here to see additional information about the background of FUHSD efforts to stabilize enrollment at Lynbrook High School or visit the Attendance Area Information section of the FUHSD website. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/13/16

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Nick Ferentinos began working as a teacher at Homestead High School in 1965 and for thirty-five years Nick brought hope and light to his students and colleagues, both as an English and journalism teacher and as advisor to the HHS student newspaper The Epitaph.  Known as a legend at Homestead and beyond, Nick’s leadership helped to bring a fledgling school newspaper to national notoriety and under Nick’s watch, the newspaper won its first Gold Crown, a prestigious award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association to the top high school student-produced newspaper in America.  During Nick’s tenure the newspaper won seven subsequent Gold Crown awards and remained ranked as one of the top five newspapers in the United States.

 

Nick retired in 2002 and was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.  He began hospice care several weeks ago and Nick is spending his remaining days in the comfort of his home with Dina, his wife of fifty years.  Over one hundred of Nick's former students have written their tributes to him and these testimonials have been shared with and blessed Nick and Dina.  

 

The impact of Nick’s life on his students and colleagues — and his passion and never-ending quest for excellence —  is immeasurable and his legacy lives on in those he taught and inspired.  Click here to learn more about a scholarship that has been created in honor of Nick. 

 

Click here to read an article published in The San Jose Mercury News about Nick.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/24/15

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The Fremont Union High Schools Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to benefit FUHSD students and programs.  The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, December 17 from 11 am to 11 pm at BJ's Brewery.  BJ's is located at 106900 North DeAnza Boulevard in Cupertino.  

Fifteen percent of all food and soft beverage sales will be donated to the Foundation if the event flyer is presented.  Click here to obtain a flyer.  The offer is valid for dine in or take out orders and it is not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages or Happy Hour specials.  

Thanks for your support of the Foundation and FUHSD!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/11/15

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The Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees has scheduled a special FUHSD Board meeting for Saturday, January 9, 2016 and the community is invited to attend.  The purpose of the meeting is to better understand options to stabilize FUHSD enrollment at Lynbrook High School and to hear community input. The meeting will take place in the Lynbrook High School auditorium and begin at 9:30 am and conclude by 12:30 pm.  Lynbrook High School is located at 1280 Johnson Avenue in San Jose.  The below information will be mailed to the residents of the Lynbrook High School attendance area and the John Mise Park area on a postcard on Friday, December 18.

  

Click here for more information about this topic.  

 


 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/11/15

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Enrollment projections for the Fremont Union High School District have indicated that by the 2020-2021 school year Cupertino High School will grow to 2,760 students while Lynbrook High School’s enrollment will decrease to 1,625 students. We have learned that when there is a significant reduction in the number of students at a high school this can often result in fewer choices for students, less flexibility for when classes are offered, and reductions in elective courses and staffing.  Conversely, if a school’s enrollment gets too large that can be associated with other challenges. 

 

In order to create a better enrollment balance FUHSD is exploring several different options to address this situation.  Shifting enrollment from one school to another is not an easy task as there are political, legal, educational, and community factors to consider.  Currently the FUHSD staff is considering the impact of several different approaches including an open enrollment lottery, existing FUHSD program relocation, a boundary re--definition (area of choice), and a boundary change.  These options remain in the exploratory stage and no proposal has yet been presented to nor approved by the Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees.

 

Included in that exploration is considering eventually shifting a small section currently in the Cupertino High School attendance area into the Lynbrook High School attendance area and beginning that process by allowing residents in that area to choose between Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School. Click here to view a map with details about this area.  This is one of many proposals being considered and this concept has not yet been reviewed or approved by the FUHSD Board of Trustees

 

​A Community Meeting was held at Lynbrook High School on November 16, 2015 to share information about enrollment projections and present possible options under consideration. Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation that was shared at the Community Meeting by FUHSD Director of Business Services Jason Crutchfield.  

 

On November 17, 2015 FUHSD staff members met with parents and community members at and following the Lynbrook High School PTSA meeting as well as with parents from the Lynbrook High School Bilingual Meeting.  A meeting with the Cupertino High School PTSA is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7 pm in the CHS cafeteria.

 

Since our inception in 1923, the Fremont Union High School District has been dedicated to providing a rich, comprehensive education to our students and offering to them abundant opportunities to participate in a myriad of different academic and elective classes.  Extra-curricular opportunities and participation in sports and clubs are also a vital component to a comprehensive high school experience.  

 

​Click here to learn more by reading the answers to frequently asked questions.

 

If you would like to share your opinion about this matter with the Fremont Union High School District please contact FUHSD Communications Coordinator Sue Larson at sue_larson@fuhsd.org.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/18/15

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This week the Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band traveled to Indianapolis,Indiana to compete against 95 other top marching bands from across the entire country at Bands of America Grand National Championships! This is the most competitive and prestigious event for high school marching bands in the country. The competition took place inside Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, and the HHS band performed in the prelims on Thursday, November 12. The top 34 bands from Prelims advanced to Semifinals and based upon their outstanding performance the Mighty Mustang Marching Band was selected for this advanced level of the competition and performed on Saturday, Nov. 14.   Later that evening, the HHS band received the outstanding news that they placed 19th overall in the competition.  

 

Within the United States there are approximately 20,000 high school marching bands.  Five hundred bands participate in Bands of America events and only 95 bands are selected to compete at the Grand National Championships.  We couldn't be any more proud of the Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band who placed in the top twenty the first time they ever competed at the national championships!

 

 


 

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/14/15

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Two Monta Vista High School juniors - Sassaan Hasemi and Itay Golan -- are dedicated to helping others and this passion, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, has led to the creation of their own tutoring business.  Monta Vista Tutors is the name of their business and the goal of the business is to help local struggling students of all ages.  Click here to learn more about Sassaan and Itay's endeavors and aspirations.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/3/15

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Amrita Venkatraman, a senior at Homestead High School, is devoted to helping others through the use of computer science.  As a freshman, Amrita found herself in a JAVA coding class.  Although initially put off by the subject, she grew to love computer science and now Amrita is president of Homestead's programming club.  She encourages others to embrace coding and she creates computer applications designed to benefit others.

Click here to learn more about this impressive young woman.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 10/2/15

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Cupertino native Andy Fang, the Cofounder and CTO of DoorDash, will be speaking about his personal journey from high school, to Stanford University,  and a successful startup at an upcoming event sponsored by the Asian American Parent Association.  Come learn more about Andy's journey at the event which will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Quinlan Community Center located at 10185 N. Stelling Road in Cupertino.  Admission is free and parents, students, and community members are welcome.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/23/15

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Are you interested in learning more about working at a school in a non-teaching position?  Would you like to find information about classroom assistant, food service worker, custodian, driver, clerical, administrative assistant, or maintenance worker positions at schools in Santa Clara County?  Then click here to learn more about the Santa Clara County School Job Fair which will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Santa Clara County Office of Education at 1290 Ridder Park Drive in San Jose and click here to learn more about different job requirements.   

Interested applicants can pre-register online and qualify for early access and testing.  Come see how you can make a difference at a school or district office!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/22/15

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Whole Foods in Cupertino is hosting a fundraiser for The Foundation -- the organization that raises funds for the Fremont Union High School District -- on Wednesday, September 16.  Five percent of purchases will go directly to The Foundation and Whole Foods is providing a coupon that can be used during September 14 through September 20 to receive $10 off a purchase of $50 or more.  Whole Foods is located at 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/9/15

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Attention College Bound Seniors: Are you so busy that you dont know when you will write your College Admission Essay?  Do you want help from a highly qualified FUHSD English teacher? If so, the Fall College Essay Workshop might be for you!  

In partnership with the City of Cupertino, we are offering after school workshops for five weeks in Late September and October.  The classes meet after school from 3:30 to 5:30, one day a week, at different schools in the district.  The cost is $130 per course, but both full and half scholarships are available for eligible families.  

Look on the school or FUHSD website for registration materials, or speak to a guidance counselor for more information.  The courses fill up quickly so be sure to register at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino by Tuesday, September 15, for your best chance at getting a seat.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/9/15

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Representatives from over one hundred colleges and universities will participate in the annual FUHSD College Fair which will take place in the Fremont High School gym on September 17, 2015 from 6 - 8 pm.  FUHSD counselors and staff members will also be available to answer questions and provide information.  

 

This is a free event and students and parents are welcome to attend.  Car pooling is encouraged and some parking will be available in the student parking lot at the back of Fremont High School.  


Click here to see the FUHSD College Fair flyer.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/3/15

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Are you curious about what's up with the new California student testing which replaced the old STAR tests?  Would you like to learn more about the Smarter Balanced assessments?  If so, look no further than the detailed information about these programs that is available on the FUHSD website.  Click here to be directed to the California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) website page of the FUHSD website.

 

We anticipate that individual student score reports from tests FUHSD students took in the spring of 2015 will be sent home in mid- to late-September.

 

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/2/15

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For the sixteenth time, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team from Homestead High School was selected as the best FBLA team in the United States.  Two other FUHSD FBLA teams were also ranked among the top five teams: the FBLA team from Cupertino High School was ranked #3 and Lynbrook High School's team was tied for fourth place.  These rankings resulted from a meeting of more than 8,400 of America's best and brightest high school students who competed at the annual FBLA conference which recently took place in Chicago.

 

Naomi Jung, the president of the Homestead High School FBLA team shared, "Seeing everyone's hard work culminate at the National Leadership Conference always puts a smile on my face, and in particular, this year's record-breaking number of people placing in their respective events was just an incredible way to end this year.  Homestead FBLA members continue to impress me with their talent, dedication, and hard work, and I am so proud to be a part of this growing organization."

 

Click here to learn more about FBLA.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/1/15

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Sand Hill Property announced today their impressive plans for the redevelopment of the existing Vallco Shopping Center in Cupertino.  Included in The Hills at Vallco will be a 10,000 square foot Innovation Center for FUHSD students to use to create, collaborate, and build. 

Click here to learn more about this proposed vibrant new vision for Vallco and the Cupertino community.  Mega-thanks to Sand Hill Property for their generosity to FUHSD and our community!


 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 8/26/15

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This year the district is participating in Cupertino SafeRoutes2School, a program determined to improve traffic safety conditions around our schools and increase the number of district students who walk, bike, carpool, and take public transportation to and from school!

This program is a partnership between the City of Cupertino, CUSD, FUHSD, and six Cupertino schools that mirrors a nation-wide initiative aimed at improving the health and safety and communities by decreasing the number of cars on the road.

It does so using a combination of infrastructure improvements, education strategies, and encouragement campaigns to entice more students to transport themselves to and from school actively.

To read about the impacts of Safe Routes to School programs on their communities, click here. In order to make SafeRoutes2School a success in the Fremont Union High School District, we need participation and support from our community members. If you’d like to get involved with SafeRoutes2School, please contact saferoutes@cupertino.org. In the meantime, please take some time to read about SafeRoutes2School in Cupertino by visiting the webpage.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 8/17/15

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The existing AT&T lease which permits cell equipment on the Lynbrook High School gym rooftop will expire on January 13, 2016.  The Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees will consider the renewal of this lease at their meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in the Monta Vista High School auditorium.  At that meeting a presentation about this matter will take place and the presentation will begin no earlier than 6 pm.  The presentation will include the opportunity for members of the public to express their opinions about this matter.   Click here to learn more about cell equipment at the Fremont Union High School District.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 8/5/15

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What is your definition of happiness?  For Polly Bove, happiness is being the Superintendent of the Fremont Union High School District and providing leadership to the 1,000 staff members who serve nearly 11,000 high school students and over 20,000 adult education students.  Click here to read the article recently published in Silicon Valley Impressions and to learn more about this extraordinary leader.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 8/3/15

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Kelly Loy Gilbert, from the Monta Vista High School Class of 2003, is winning fans and attracting readers with the publication of her first novel, Conviction.  This compelling work of fiction is reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird and Friday Night Lights.  The novel was selected by the American Booksellers Association as an Indies Introduce New Voices Pick for 2015 and has received raving reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and the School Library Journal.  Click here to learn more about this remarkable new book.  

 

Kelly believes deeply in the power that stories have to shed light on a shared humanity and to give voice and power to broken and complex people.  She is committed to social justice, a consummate fan of the San Francisco Giants, and a born organizer.  Currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, Kelly studied writing at the University of California, San Diego as well as at San Francisco State University.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 7/21/15

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Tanay Tandon, a member of the Cupertino High School Class of 2015, is an extraordinary young man who is already making a difference in our world.  Driven by his desire to help others, Tanay has developed an award-winning smartphone-based malaria detection application which contributed to his selection earlier this year as an Intel Science Talent Search finalist.  Tanay will be continuing his education as he begins his studies at Stanford University in the fall.

Click here to view the ABC7 news segment profiling Tanay and learn more about Tanay's accomplishments and dreams.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 7/10/15

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Although the Fremont Union High School District is deeply patriotic and we are very grateful for our warm partnership with the City of Cupertino, the City of Cupertino's annual July 4 fireworks show (which has been held at Cupertino High School for the last two years) did not take place at CHS on this July 4th. This was a difficult decision but because of the water restrictions caused by the drought and the projection that 100,000 gallons of water would be needed to prepare for the fireworks show, FUHSD felt that this was the most prudent action. Click here to learn more about the situation from an article in The New York Times.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 7/4/15

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The Fremont Union High School District is much more than our amazing students and teachers.  Our classified staff -- those employees who are not necessarily in the classroom -- are the backbone of keeping FUHSD humming along.  Throughout FUHSD classified staff members contribute in mighty ways in offices, cafeterias, libraries, maintaining facilities, and also as assistants to teachers in the classroom.  Click here to learn more about the best of the best of our classified staff and to read an article about the seven FUHSD Classified Employees of the Year during the 2014-2015 school year.  

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 6/9/15

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Homestead High School students Steven McDonald, Richard Chen, Kazu Kogachi, and Erik Yang won the 2015 National Economics Challenge.  The team won one of the two divisions in this highly competitive challenge in which 10,000 students competed.  Click here to see CNBC's report of this impressive accomplishment and click here to learn more about the National Economics Challenge.  The Homestead team also won the competition for the best video and click here to see the videos which made the cut for the finals.

Congratulations to these impressive students -- and to their advisor Homestead High School social studies teacher Christy Heaton! 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/8/15

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Throughout the Fremont Union High School District there is a focus on a comprehensive high school and also a dedication to science, technology, engineering, and math courses (also known as STEM).  US News and World Reports confirmed what we already know: Lynbrook High School is rocking the STEM world and the school has been selected as one of the top ten STEM schools in the United States.  Click here to learn more about this noteworthy recognition.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/8/15

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AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination -- is a program that is particularly beneficial for students who are the first in their families to aim for a college education.  There are AVID classes at each of the FUHSD high schools and these classes are instrumental in encouraging students to develop good habits, navigate through the high school years, persevere, and shine.  Click here to learn more about the thriving AVID program at Fremont High School and the plans that FHS AVID Class of 2015 students have for their futures.  Click here to learn more about the AVID program.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/8/15

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With heartfelt thanks to our very supportive and generous community, Fremont High School recently dedicated their brand new cafeteria-classroom building.  This impressive new structure which includes sixteen classrooms is reminiscent of the school's original architectural style and also incorporates new environmental and technical innovations.  Students, staff, and community members were elated by the beautiful building that will serve current students, and students for generations to come.  Click here to read more about the new building and click here to see photographs from the dedication.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/8/15

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At their April 28, 2015 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting the Board members passed resolutions recognizing and honoring Fremont Union High School District teachers and classified staff.  Board members were effusive in their praise and grateful for the hard work and service of FUHSD staff members and the difference that staff members make in the lives of our students.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/29/15

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At the April 28, 2015 Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting an agenda item for the Board’s consideration referred to Verizon’s proposal to add cell equipment to Cupertino High School and to Lynbrook High School.  This item was previously included on the Feb. 3, 2015 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda. However, at that February meeting the agenda item was tabled and the Board of Trustees asked that additional information be obtained to ascertain whether or not there are any other viable alternate locations that would provide reliable communication at Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School. Unfortunately, Verizon has not provided satisfactory information in response to the Board’s request.  Therefore, FUHSD staff recommended that the FUHSD Board of Trustees deny Verizon’s proposal to install cell equipment at Cupertino and Lynbrook High Schools. 

 

When the agenda item concerning Verizon’s proposal was addressed at the April 28, 2015 meeting extensive public communication was received and community members provided their input about Verizon’s proposal.  Included in this input was information presented by Verizon’s attorney.  Following the public communication section of the meeting, the individual Board of Trustees shared their thoughts about Verizon’s proposal and communication provided at FUHSD Board meetings held in February, March, and April. 

 

A motion was then moved and seconded to accept the FUHSD staff recommendation to deny Verizon’s request to install cell equipment at Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School.  The motion was approved by a vote of 4-1.  Therefore, the FUHSD Board of Trustees voted to deny Verizon’s request. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/28/15

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Verizon approached the Fremont Union High School District in 2014 with a proposal to add cell equipment at Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School.  These proposals were approved by the local municipalities (the City of Cupertino and the City of San Jose) and the FUHSD Board of Trustees considered this proposal at their Feb. 3, 2015 Board meeting. 

 

At that meeting, the FUHSD Board members listened to extensive public input and tabled the item, asking Verizon to provide additional information about their proposals.  Unfortunately, Verizon has been unable to provide satisfactory information in response to the Board’s request. 

 

Therefore, FUHSD staff is recommending that the FUHSD Board of Trustees deny Verizon’s proposal to install cell equipment at both Cupertino and Lynbrook High Schools.  This matter will be considered at the April 28, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting and we anticipate that the item will be considered at approximately 7:45 pm after the celebration of FUHSD staff which precedes the agenda item to consider the Verizon proposal.  The Board meeting will take place at the Fremont Union High School District office located at 589 W. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/26/15

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We have just received the outstanding news that Monta Vista High School junior Connor Sullivan has been found and he is now safely at home with his family. Connor was previously missing from Monday morning, April 20 until Thursday evening, April 23.

 

Our hearts overflow with gratitude for this great news and we are deeply thankful for the strong and compassionate support from students, staff members, parents, community members, the Cupertino Emergency Response Team, and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/22/15

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When ABC Channel 7 News wanted to find a school district that was doing their best to conserve water, they turned to the Fremont Union High School District.  Due to the conversion to synthetic turf fields, there has been a 42% decrease in water consumption and an annual savings of 300,000 gallons of water.  Click here to read more about this impressive accomplishment.  FUHSD continues to look for additional ways to reduce water consumption.

Click here if you would like to learn more about other environmental efforts that abound within the Fremont Union High School District.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/8/15

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Verizon recently proposed the addition of cell equipment at Cupertino High School and at Lynbrook High School.  This request was approved by the local municipalities and now rests with the Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees.  Verizon’s proposal will be on the agenda of and considered at the May 19, 2015 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting.  The meeting will take place at Monta Vista High School (21840 McClellan Road in Cupertino) and will begin no earlier than 6:15 pm.  As with the open session of any FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting, this is a public meeting and community members are welcome to attend.  Click here for details about the agenda of FUHSD Board meetings and procedures for submitting public comment.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/6/15

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Attention Juniors!  Are you ready to get started in developing a list of colleges you will apply to next fall?  Or, do you want some help writing college admission essays this summer?  Well, don't wait another minute because now is the time to sign-up for the College Planning and College Essay Workshops offered by the Fremont Union High School District in partnership with the City of Cupertino.  You should have received an email and a SchoolLoop message with the registration materials but if you have any questions or need an additional copy please see your guidance counselor or click here for more information.  Make sure to register by Tuesday, April 21 at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino.  These popular classes will sell out!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/3/15

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FUHSD is overflowing with very talented artists and your opportunity to see creations from the best of the best is right around the corner.  The annual FUHSD Art Show is scheduled for April 11 - 30, 2015 at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery located at 251 West El Camino Real in Sunnyvale.  Gallery hours are from 11 am - 8 pm and admission is free and open to the public.  The awards show will take place on April 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/30/15

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Lynbrook High School senior Ruchi Pandya was one of only a handful of high school students in the nation to participate in the recent White House Science Fair.  She had the opportunity to share her science vision for the future with none other than President Obama.  

 

Click here to see Ruchi speaking with President Obama starting at 2:16:06 and click here to learn more about Ruchi's project which combined nanotechnology, biology, and electrochemistry using a single drop of blood to test cardiac biomarkers using a carbon nano fiber electrode-based biosensor that is only one centimeter wide.  

 

Ruchi's prowess has thus far earned her a $33,000 scholarship in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/30/15

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Homestead High School teacher and yearbook advisor Edmond Kwong is one of four high school educators in the United States to receive the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Key award.  This award is given in recognition of outstanding devotion to the cause of the school press, encouragement to the student editors, service above and beyond the call of duty, leadership in the field of education, and support of the high ideals from which the CSPA has drawn its strength and inspiration.  

Edmond received this award at the annual CSPA national convention in New York and here you can see him photographed with many of his students who cheered him on.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/30/15

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Homestead High School senior Dong Won Kim is living his dreams by designing cars. He placed fourth in the prestigious Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition and has won an iPad and a three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  

Click here to learn more about Dong Won's achievement and checkout his winning design.

Congratulations to you, Dong Won Kim!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/16/15

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Everyone is invited to a fun evening of food (vegetarian gourmet Indian food or all-you-can-eat crab), drinks, music, and auction items to raise funds for the Fremont Union High School District on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 5:30 to 8 pm at the DeAnza College student center in Cupertino.  All proceeds support students at Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High Schools.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door.  Purchase tickets at any of the FUHSD high schools are via www.fuhsfoundation.org.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/9/15

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Last year Verizon approached the Fremont Union High School District to propose the addition of cell equipment at Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School.  These proposals have been approved by the City of Cupertino and the City of San Jose and were reviewed at the FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 3, 2015.

Although the Board of Trustees was previously provided with extensive and compelling documentation by Verizon, the FUHSD Board of Trustees has requested additional information from independent sources prior to making a decision about the proposal from Verizon. We anticipate that this in-depth independent analysis will take time as we expect a comprehensive and exhaustive impartial approach to investigating the need for additional cell equipment and, if the need is demonstrated, a report of the best available locations for additional equipment. 

When the independent analysis is completed the report will be shared at an upcoming FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting.  The meeting date has not yet been established however you can be assured that information will be posted on the FUHSD, Cupertino High School, and Lynbrook High School websites about the date, time, and location of that public Board of Trustees meeting at which the independent report will be presented.

The next five FUHSD Board of Trustees meetings (Feb. 24 through April 21) will take place at our high schools and the focus of these meetings is on celebrating and honoring students and staff at each of the schools.  Therefore, we expect that the Board of Trustees meeting dedicated to hearing the independent analysis of Verizon’s proposal will follow these meetings held at the high school sites and that meeting will most likely not be scheduled before the end of April. 

We know that it is important to keep you apprised of the status of this matter and we appreciate the community’s patience as we continue to explore this important subject. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/13/15

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The Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 focused on a number of topics including Verizon's request to add cell phone equipment on the Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School campuses.  
 
The meeting was well attended and provided parents and community members with an opportunity to share their opinions on the matter with the Board of Trustees.  Verizon also made a presentation about the process by which their proposal was approved by both the City of San Jose and the City of Cupertino, as well as the technical, scientific, and health aspects of their request.
 
After an extended period hearing from many members of the public, and each Board member sharing their perspective on the issue, the Board of Trustees voted to defer the consideration of Verizon's proposal to allow FUHSD staff members the time to work with Verizon to assure the Board of Trustees that there are not alternate viable locations that work as well as the current proposals at Cupertino and Lynbrook High Schools to provide reliable communications. A date for the future Board meeting at which this issue will be addressed was not immediately available but will be publicized on FUHSD, Cupertino High School, and Lynbrook High School websites.
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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/4/15

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Verizon recently contacted the Fremont Union High School District with a request to add cell equipment at Cupertino and Lynbrook High Schools.  This request includes a new cell tower at the Cupertino High School football field and at Lynbrook High School a wireless antenna to be mounted in an enclosed area on the rooftop of the Lynbrook gym as well as a generator on the ground near the side of the gym. 

Verizon initiated this request because of the need to provide improved cell phone coverage in Cupertino and San Jose which is essential, especially in the event of an emergency situation at a school or in the local area.  Cell phones are often the most effective means of communication during an emergency and school administrators depend upon cell phones receiving a strong signal in order to communicate with parents, students, staff, and emergency services personnel.

Information about these requests was posted at each school before being reviewed by the respective municipalities.  The Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department of the City of San Jose approved the request for Lynbrook at a public meeting on June 25, 2014.  The request for Cupertino High School was approved by the Cupertino Planning Commission on August 26, 2014 and subsequently affirmed by the Cupertino City Council on January 20, 2015. 

This matter will be included at the February 3, 2015 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fremont Union High School District.  The meeting will take place at 7 pm at the FUHSD District office located at 589 W. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale.  Information about the agenda is available at this link.

If approved by the FUHSD Board of Trustees this new equipment would supplement the existing cell equipment currently located at Lynbrook High School.  The Fremont Union High School District leases space for cell equipment throughout the school district and this equipment facilitates communication within the schools and communities that FUHSD serves as well as provides revenue to the Fremont Union High School District.

If you are interested in learning more about the health aspects of cell towers click here to read an article from the American Cancer Society and click here to read an article from the Federal Communications Commission.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/2/15

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The Fremont Union High Schools Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for FUHSD students and programs.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 27 from 11 am to 9 pm at the Pizza My Heart restaurant located at 20530 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino.  This offer is good for dine in, take out, and delivery orders.  When placing your order please mention the Foundation fundraiser and 30% of your purchase price will be donated to the Foundation.  Great food and a great organization -- it's a winning combination!  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/26/15

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The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department, is pleased to offer a spring session of the popular College Planning Workshop for high school juniors (Class of 2016).   These courses, offered at all five high school campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD counselors, will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search, and manage the application process.  Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.  For more information and to register for a class please click on the documents below and click here for more information.

The deadline for the first round of registrations is Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at 408.522.2297.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/23/15

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Interested in learning more about what college life is really like?  Need help learning how to navigate the college application process?  If so, please plan to attend the 'Choosing a Course: College, Interests, and Life After High School' event at Lynbrook High School on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.  The event which is sponsored by the Lynbrook PTSA will take place from 7:30 - 9 pm in the Lynbrook auditorium.  Lynbrook High School is located at 1280 Johnson Avenue in San Jose.  

Choosing and applying to colleges and discerning life's course after high school is a family affair, often filled with excitement and angst.  Hear straight from our panel of high school and college students about their challenges, how they definite success, and the solutions and tips they have identified that support them best.  You will walk away with more empathy and understanding to help guide student's decisions about their college plans.

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/23/15

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The Santa Clara County Office of Education has asked that we share health information with the Fremont Union High School Community with regard to the current measles situation and tips to avoid the flu.

Click here for information about the measles

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/23/15

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The FUHSD science prowess continues as two of the forty Intel Science Talent Search Finalists are from the Fremont Union High School District.  Mega-congratulations to Somya Khare from Lynbrook High School and Tanay Tandon from Cupertino High School who will join the thirty-eight other Finalists in Washington DC this March to compete for more than $1,000,000 in awards from the Intel Foundation.  

Somya's project was 'Changes in Growth Rate and Cytoskeletal Activity During the Starvation Response in E.coli' while Tanay's project dealt with 'Topographical Computer Vision Algorithms for Rapid, Low-cost Hematological Diagnostics and Parasite Detection Through Random Forests Classification and van Leeuwenhoek-type Imaging.'

Click here for more information about the Intel Science Talent Search.

Click here to read an article about our science superstars.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/21/15

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Om Marwah, a member of the Monta Vista High School Class of 2007, has been selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the young movers and shakers in the Enterprise Technology category of their '30 Under 30' showcase of people under the age of thirty making a significant impact in their area of expertise.  Click here to read the Forbes Magazine article and click here to checkout Om's website.  Congratulations, Om, we're very proud of you!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/14/15

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Only three hundred high school students in the nation are selected as semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and seven of those students are students in the Fremont Union High School District.  Mega-congratulations to the following students:

  • Tanay Tandon (Cupertino High School)           Project: Topographical Computer Vision Algorithms for Rapid, Low-cost Hematological Diagnostics and Parasite Detection Through Random Forests Classification and Van Leeuwenhoek-type Imaging
  • Rohan Choudhury (Monta Vista High School)  Project:   Radiative Feedback as a Solution to the Cusp-Core and Star Formation Rate Problems
  • Aunoy Poddar (Monta Vista High School)        Project:  Can Yeast be an Effective Model for Chemotherapy?
  • Somya Khare (Lynbrook High School)             Project:  Changes in Growth Rate and Cytoskeletal Activity During the Starvation Response in E.coli
  • Nidhi Navaratna (Lynbrook High School)         Project: Comparative Whole-Genome Analysis of the Lager Yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus: Investigating Hybrid Origins and Characteristic Genomic Rearrangements
  • Ruchi Pandya (Lynbrook High School)             Project:  Development of a Carbon Nanofiber Electrode-based Biosensor for Cardiac Health Diagnostics
  • Allison Tam (Lynbrook High School)                 Project:   A Localized Approach to Stain Normalization for Optimization of Lung Cancer Models and Other Digital Pathology Modeling Applications

Click here to learn more about the Intel Science Talent Search competition. 

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/7/15

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Verizon recently contacted the Fremont Union High School District with a request to add a new cell tower at Cupertino High School.  This request was initiated because of the need to provide improved cell phone coverage in Cupertino which is essential, especially in the event of an emergency situation at a school or in the local area.  Cell phones are often the most effective means of communication during an emergency and school administrators depend upon cell phones receiving a strong signal in order to communicate with parents, students, staff, and emergency services personnel.

 

Verizon's request to install a new cell tower at Cupertino High School was approved by the Cupertino City Council at their January 20, 2015 meeting.  This matter will be included at the February 3, 2015 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fremont Union High School District.  The meeting will take place at the FUHSD District Office located at 589 W. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale.

 

If approved by the FUHSD Board of Trustees this new equipment would supplement the existing cell equipment currently located at Cupertino High School.  The Fremont Union High School District leases space for cell equipment throughout the school district and this equipment facilitates communication within the schools and communities that FUHSD serves as well as provides revenue to the Fremont Union High School District.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the health aspects of cell towers click here to read an article from the American Cancer Society and click here to read an article from the Federal Communications Commission.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/6/15

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The Homestead High School cross country teams had a very impressive season culminating in the girls team placing tenth in the hotly contested Division 1 team championship race at the California State Meet.  Elena Kamas was particularly impressive and her fifth place finish was the highest placing ever by a HHS athlete of any gender at the State Meet.  Elena was also the fastest female freshman student at the competition.   Congratulations to all the FUHSD student-athletes who competed so well this season and hats off to their dedicated coaches and families!

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Published: 12/10/14

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Are you a parent who is interested in providing input about math courses and sequences within the Fremont Union High School District?  Would you like to learn more about the math courses being considered for the future?  Do you have ideas about how to inform students and parents about math course options?  If so, click here to learn more about parent volunteer opportunities on the FUHSD Math Advisory Council.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/9/14

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On November 15, 2014, Fremont High School Key Club students hosted students from other local Key Clubs in a show of love and compassion for premature babies at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto.  The students gathered together to craft more than two dozen blankets that will be given to the hospital so that the premature babies can be cozy and warm.  

In addition to Fremont High School, Key Club members from Homestead, Lynbrook, Monta Vista, Cupertino, Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo-Atherton, College Track, and Gunn High Schools participated in the event.  'Key' stands for Kiwanis Educates Youth.  Kiwanis is an international service club with local chapters all over the country.  Members participate in nearly 150,000 service projects throughout the year all over the country.  

Click here to learn more about these charitable endeavors.

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Published: 12/5/14

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students from Cupertino High School are investing in the future by teaching business and marketing principles to fifth grader students at Sedgwick Elementary School.  The 'Tino students also shared informational strategies about salesmanship, product design, and advertising.  

Click here to learn more about CHS students who are opening future options for  Cupertino youngsters.  

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Published: 12/5/14

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Cupertino High School sophomore Mihir Khambeete brought home the award as the American Continents Champion from the 7th Annual Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for foreign secondary school students that was held in China from Oct. 15 - Nov. 2.  Mihir joined with one other US west coast student to form a team that competed against 90 other teams from 76 countries.  Mihir and his teammate were named the winners from the American continent.  This award includes an all expenses paid one year scholarship to student in China.  Congratulations to you, Mihir! 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/3/14

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Fremont High School teachers Daniel and Bonnie McCune's dedication to their students extends far beyond the classroom.  The McCunes took in two FHS students to help them overcome adversity and succeed in life and in sports.  Click here to check out this Cal Hi Sports segment to learn more about these wonderful educators and the students that are thriving.

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Published: 12/3/14

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Ruchi Pandya, a senior at Lynbrook High School, aced the Regional Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology at CalTech and is now one of six students named as National Finalists in the Siemens Competition.  

At the regional competition, Ruchi won the individual category and a $3,000 scholarship for her project titled, 'Development of a Carbon Nanofiber Electrode Based Biosensor for Cardiac Health Diagnostics.'  Her research improves cardiac health diagnostics and requires only one droplet of blood for specific cardiac biomarker testing.  This small device -- only one square centimeter -- could possibly revolutionize diagnosing cardiac patients, both in a doctor's office and in a home setting.

Ruchi was first intrigued by the power of nanotechnology and its potential to transform the world after developing a nanotechnology-based water purification filter.  Her design came in first place in the recent California State Science Fair.  In addition to assisting in Lynbrook's STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) class, Ruchi also enjoys playing the piano, basketball, and participating in a competitive folk dance team.

"I'm fascinated by the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of STEM," Ruchi shared.  "Scientists and engineers frequently collaborate with researchers from multiple disciplines to develop useful and innovative products for society."

Click here to read an article about Ruchi published by the San Jose Mercury News.

 

 

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Published: 11/10/14

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Monta Vista High School students Anurag Singh and Kaushik Tandon excelled at the recent Google Science Fair and were selected as semi-finalists in the competition. Their project -- entitled Parking Pigeon -- is an application for enhanced localization in multistory parking lots.  Click here to learn more about Kaushik and Anurag's project.

Four students from Cupertino High School were also named as regional finalists in the Google Science Fair.  Seniors Amine Boubezari and Rahu Bhatt were selected for their project 'Stopping the Sahara: Building a Barrier Against Desertification.'  Cupertino sophomores Anita Ilango and Megha Ilango's project was 'A Microbial Fuel Cell for the Eco-Friendly Processing of Acid Whey and Power Generation.'

Congratulations to these super scientists who make the Fremont Union High School District proud!

 

 

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Published: 11/7/14

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We are profoundly grateful to our community who voted to pass Measure J (the renewal of our existing annual $98 parcel tax) and Measure K (a new bond measure to build classrooms, add new facilities, and renovate aging facilities).  The passage of these two measures means that we will be able to rely on a steady income stream to keep salaries and programs strong.  We can also now proceed with plans to add needed classrooms and facilities and also upgrade aging facilities in anticipation of the 1,800 additional high school students that will join us by 2020.  Thanks to our community, current and future students for generations to come will benefit from first class facilities and staff!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/5/14

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The Siemens Math, Science, and Technology competition is one of the most challenging and prestigious research-based high school science contests in the country.  Eleven FUHSD students -- representing 18% of the winners from California -- were selected as semi-finalists in the Siemens competition.  

 

Congratulations to the FUHSD science rock stars:

  • Meia Alsup, Homestead High School
  • Aaron Huang, Lynbrook High School
  • Anita Ilango, Cupertino High School
  • Megha Ilango, Cupertino High School
  • Somya Khare, Lynbrook High School
  • Ajinkya Kishore, Lynbrook High School
  • Rani Mavram, Lynbrook High School
  • Julia Miao, Monta Vista High School
  • Nidhi Navaratna, Lynbrook High School
  • Ruchi Pandya, Lynbrook High School
  • Dorothy Yuan, Lynbrook High School

Click here for additional information about the Siemens Competition.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 10/23/14

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Fremont High School teachers Erik Duus, Daniel McCune, and Bobby Soto are committed to building character and resiliency through the sport of wrestling and raising boys and girls to become productive and strong men and women.  Certainly this is true as evidenced by their ongoing coaching of the very successful Fremont High School wrestling team.  However, their drive extends well beyond coaching high school and middle school students and soon, thanks to a partnership with the Sunnyvale Host Lions Club, these three will be coaching elementary age students.  Click here to find out more information about this new program and the inspirational men behind it.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 10/21/14

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This year only three high schools in the State of California have been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School.  Only the best of the best schools in the nation are honored with this prestigious award and one of those schools is our very own Monta Vista High School!  MVHS Principal April Scott and Dean of Students Nico Flores will venture to Washington DC to participate in the National Blue Ribbon Awards ceremony on November 11, 2014.  

 

FUHSD and the Monta Vista Matadors are jumping for joy about the award!

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 10/20/14

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Interested in supporting the athletic programs at Lynbrook High School?  Want to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new tradition?  Enjoy running or walking in the sparkling and crisp autumn air?  If so, then the first Annual Viking Pumpkin Run is for you!  This fun event will take place at Lynbrook on Saturday, October 25 and includes a mile race, 5K run, 5K walk, and Kids run.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category as well as for the best Halloween costume.  Click here for additional details and registration information.  Questions? Contact event coordinator Jennifer Griffin (jennifer_griffin@fuhsd.org) for more information.  Lynbrook High School is located at 1280 Johnson Avenue in San Jose.

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Published: 10/20/14

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The undefeated Fremont High School varsity football team paid tribute to legendary coach Gerald Ferguson during their homecoming game festivities.  Fergie coached football at Fremont from 1958 through 1977 and his teams earned league championships in 1959, 1962, 1964, 1969, 1971, and 1974.  Coach Fergie died at the age of 86 on July 25 and the Fremont team wanted to do something special to honor his legacy.  In addition to the players wearing GF memorial stickers on their helmets this season, during the homecoming festivities the team presented the Ferguson family with a Fremont High School football helmet signed by all the players and coaches.  Click here to learn more about the FHS tribute to Coach Ferguson and click here to learn more about Coach Ferguson. 

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Published: 10/16/14

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Students at The King's Academy (TKA) in Sunnyvale are taught to honor others and this was certainly the case when they recently renovated the campus quad.  TKA leases the old Sunnyvale High School campus that was closed in 1981 due to declining student enrollment.  When TKA made plans to renovate the campus they intentionally incorporated many cherished items from Sunnyvale High School including the class plaques from each year.  Click here to learn more from a recent NBC Bay Area News Bay Area Proud segment.

 

Photo of the Sunnyvale High School quad from the 1960s:

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Photo of the recent campus renovation at The King's Academy which includes the class plaques from Sunnyvale High School:

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Published: 10/15/14

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Are you a parent interested in learning more about substance abuse?  Are you looking for effective parenting practices to build a stronger relationship with your student?  If so, then plan to attend the Substance Abuse Parent Education Workshop scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16 at Lynbrook High School.  The event is sponsored by the Lynbrook PTSA and will take place at 7 pm in the LHS auditorium.  Lynbrook is located at 1280 Johnson Avenue in San Jose.  For more information, please contact Randall Ramirez at rramirez@unitycare.org.  

 

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 10/14/14

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Fremont High School Class of 2012 member Josh Levin is a force in the international rock climbing community and he continues to scale new heights and break international records.  Josh was asked to be one of two representatives from the United States to join 14 other climbers that formed an international team of rock climbers who traveled to China and taught local youth and young Olympians about rock climbing.  Click here to learn more about Josh's adventures in China.  While a student at Fremont High School, Josh founded the FHS Bouldering Club and he is now studying mechanical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.  

 

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Published: 9/25/14

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Fremont High School students have organized a brand new lecture series featuring experts in the math and sciences fields.  This monthly series kicks off on Wednesday, September 24 and features Dr. Raja Guhathakurta, an astronomy/astrophysics professor at UC Santa Cruz and a researcher at Lick Observatory.  The title of Dr. Guthathakurta's lecture is 'We Are Stardust' and he will explore the reasons why studying galaxies is so important.  The lecture begins at 6 pm in the small auditorium at Fremont High School and all are welcome to attend.  More information about the Fremont Lecture Series is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/765596126833897/.

 

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Published: 9/24/14

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Monta Vista High School journalism teacher Michelle Balmeo was selected as one of the top four Distinguished Advisors in the United States by the Dow Jones News Fund.  Ms. Balmeo will be honored at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC on November 8.  Congratulations, Ms. Balmeo, and thanks for the excellence that you personify and model!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 9/24/14

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The Fremont Union High School District is not only a fabulous place to be a student, it is also a great place to work and serve!  FUHSD has been selected as one of the Top 100 Employers by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.  Paula Robinson, Coordinator of Human Resources and Tom Avvakumovits, Director of Human Resources proudly display the plaque identifying FUHSD as one of the Top 100 Employers.

 

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Published: 9/12/14

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It would be fairly easy not to know that September 14 marks the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key after the British defeat at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.  However, if you were at Cupertino High School you could have celebrated the commemoration of this important event.  President James Madison made a surprise appearance and the combined CHS choirs, under the direction of Andy Aron, shared a stirring rendition of the national anthem to a crowd sporting red, white, and blue apparel.  Thanks to leadership teacher Wes Morse who helped to craft the event.  

 

Here is a brief video of the festivities:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXhbvLX8RE&feature=youtu.be

 

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Published: 9/12/14

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Are you interested in learning more about how to eradicate the stigma of metal illness?  Then be sure and attend the Community Advisory Committee's Speaker Series event on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 pm at the Monta Vista High School Auditorium.  Monta Vista High School is located at 21840 McClellan Road in Cupertino.

 

At the event the documentary 'No Kidding! ME 2!!' will be shown which features award-winning actor and mental health advocate Joe Pantoliano.  A discussion will follow with mental health professionals from Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley: Clinical Director David Sitzer, Ph.D. and School-Based Services Director Maritza Henry, LMFT.  Community support organization National Alliance on Mental Health will also be in attendance.

 

The Community Advisory Committee is an organization with representatives from the Cupertino Union School District, Fremont Union High School District, and the Sunnyvale School District.  

 

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Published: 9/10/14

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​College bound seniors: Are you so busy that you don't know when you will write your college admission essay?  Do you want help from a highly qualified FUHSD English teacher?  If so, the Fall College Essay Workshop might be for you!  In partnership with the City of Cupertino, we are offering after school workshops for five weeks in October.  The classes meet after school from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, one day a week, at all five schools in the district.  The cost is $130 per course, but both full and half scholarships are available for eligible families.  Click here for a registration form and click here for financial aid information.  The courses fill up quickly so be sure to register at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino by Thursday, September 11 for your best chance at getting a seat.  

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Published: 8/30/14

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Two Fremont High School alumni -- whose high school years were spaced exactly 70 years apart -- recently met to compare their Fremont chapters and celebrate their devotion to their alma mater.  Manuela Rodriguez (FHS Class of 1944) and Randy Manzanares (FHS Class of 2014) were recently profiled in a San Jose Mercury News article.  Here is the link that provides additional information about these Fremont alums:

http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_26420005/fremont-high-spirit-unites-rodriguez-family-scholarship-founder

 

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Published: 8/28/14

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What is it like to not only be knowledgeable about our world, but also be a world champion?  Ask Monta Vista High School senior James Mullen who is the first American student to ever with the International Geography Olympiad.  

 

At the 11th annual International Geography Olympiad held in Krakow, Poland in August, James finished on top of the field of 144 competitors from 36 countries around the world.  James was also the only student to finish among the top ten students on each of the three portions of the competition.  

 

“James’ achievement is a tremendous honor for an American student on the world stage. His triumph will encourage other students who are interested in the study of geography throughout the USA ” said David Madden, co-coach of the American team and President of the United States Geography Olympiad.

 

Monta Vista High School principal April Scott added, “Monta Vista High School is extremely proud of James’ accomplishment! He has shown great focus and determination to reach this level of knowledge, and he is most deserving of this award! Congratulations to James!”

 

Here is a link to the article published by the San Jose Mercury News about James' impressive accomplishment: 

http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_26424935/cupertino-student-wins-international-geographic-olympiad

 

In this photo James is second from the right and surrounded by (from left to right), David Madden, co-coach and Executive Director of the United States Geography Olympiad, Anton Karpovich, Team USA team member, David Yuan, Team USA team member, Tine Valencic, Team USA team member, and Raynell Cooper, co-coach.

 

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Published: 8/27/14

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Four students from the Cupertino High School 'Tino Science and Engineering Club have been named Regional Finalists in the 2014 Google Science Fair.  Seniors Amine Boubezari and Rahul Bhatt were selected for their project 'Stopping the Sahara: Building a Barrier Against Desertification' for which they researched and tested the HydroBucket.  This ingenious concept was developed to sustain plants with no maintenance.  Amine and Rahul were also nominated for the Scientific American Science in Action prize which is awarded to projects that make a practical difference by addressing an environmental, health, or resources challenge.  

 

Sophomores Anita Ilango and Megha Ilango's project was 'A Microbial Fuel Cell for the Eco-friendly Processing of Acid Whey and Power Generation.'  They built a fuel cell that generates electricity while simultaneously purifying acid whey, a byproduct of the yogurt-making industry.

 

For more information about the science projects, click here.

 

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Published: 8/19/14

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Two Monta Vista High School students don't just shine on the track, but their kindness and generosity extend to others at home and on the other side of the world.  Madeline Yip and Julia Chang spent this past summer training and volunteering in Kenya through STRIVE, an international service program designed just for student athletes.  In addition to training at an elite center with Kenyan athletes, Julia and Madeline also taught children at the Kamirany Primary School and helped raise funds to build a library at the school.  Click here to learn more about these extraordinary young women.  

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Published: 8/15/14

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Students from Cupertino, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High Schools were among the more than 10,000 students from across the nation who competed at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Fremont Union High School District chapters earned a total of 246 points which was 58% of California's total score at the conference.  Homestead High School's FBLA chapter earned more points than any school in the nation.  Way to represent at FBLA!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 7/18/14

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Four FUHSD students took the top prize in Congressman Mike Honda's inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Math (STEAM) application competition. Sravya Koduri, Amukta Nayak, Shivani Mouleeswaran, and Christine Tung are all students at Cupertino High School.  

Student Sravya Koduri explained that their iStander anti-bullying application "gives student bystanders a quick and effective way to directly message school authorities when bullying occurs.  iStander allows safe access to adult help on and off campus since the alert hotline sends texts to administrators, parents, and friends instantly when a bullying incident occurs."  

Congressman Mike Honda applauded the students' efforts and explained that, "As the founder of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Coalition, I'm glad to see this team using technology to address this problem.  Getting an adult to a bullying situation quickly sends a message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated."

Microsoft is giving each member of the team a Windows Nokia 1020 phone and participation in their High School Summer Code Camp at Microsoft's Mountain View campus.  The team also won admission to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 7/3/14

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Do you have what it takes to challenge Google developers? Students from Cupertino High School and Homestead High School beat mighty Google by more than a week with their invention of a cardboard virtual reality viewer!
http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2014/06/30/cupertino-kids-beat-google-to-unveil-cardboard-virtual-reality-viewer/

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 7/2/14

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The English Learner students of the FUHSD -- those for whom English is not their first language -- overcome a myriad of obstacles to master the English language.  Their perseverance and courage is inspiring as are their journeys to a new land.  Stories of American Rookies (Volume 2) chronicles the experiences of seventeen FUHSD students who write about leaving their birth home to embrace a new life in the United States.  Checkout this fascinating read at FUHSD Student Anthology 2014 v.04_23_14.pdf.

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Published: 6/2/14

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Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to James Cheng Yuan Hong's family, and to all those affected and impacted by the melee in Santa Barbara.  James was a graduate of the Lynbrook High School Class of 2012.  A diligent and accomplished student, James was an integral member of the LHS Drama Department and he is fondly remembered as a sweet, kind, honest, and respectful young man whose smile could light up a room.  His LHS Class of 2012 schoolmate, Samra Khan so eloquently remarked that, "In the end, the depth of one's life isn't built upon grand gestures and sacrifices, it's made up of the little things, like random acts of kindness or offering a smile during a hard time.  And although James' life wasn't long, I know it had a depth to it that even some centenarians could never achieve."

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Published: 5/27/14

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Monta Vista High School social studies teacher Bonnie Belshe has been named the 2014 California History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America.  A panel of teachers and administrators from throughout the State of California chose Bonnie for the level of inspiration that she provides to her students, her use of primary documents in the classroom, and her career achievements in education.  Esteemed by students and staff alike, Bonnie epitomizes the best in teaching!  

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Published: 5/21/14

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Out of nearly 1,200 entries, Fremont High School senior Raj Bhargava's essay entitled 'Dal' was selected as one of 45 winners of the 'Growing Up Asian in America' contest. This signature program of the Asian Pacific Fund is an art, essay, and video contest for K-12 Bay Area youth which empowers Asian and Pacific Islander American students to explore their identifies and celebrate their heritage.   Well done and congratulations, Raj!

 

Dal

There is nobody who knows the names of

all the different types of dal. Dal, a word

that begins with the same tongue flick as

thank you, grandma, for turning over the dal

in your rough palms and soft fingers as you

describe all of the different kinds of dal.

I remember masoor, the brown dal, my favorite,

and moong, green as the fields I imagine

it came from; arhar, thousands of tiny little suns

glowing inside a pressure cooker, growing with

the background whistle that countermelodies

the song of a people’s fragmented sun.

 

People come and go, drawn in by promises of chai,

their feet following their hearts, memories stepping in

the path of ginger, of milk, of soft, crushed leaves;

shoes are partitioned, slipped off onto an embroidered doormat,

leaving only feet, small, wide, tanned, weary,

to embrace the ground with respect just as the

unconsciously thrown spices kiss the bubbling oil

with the love of a mother and her wide-eyed son.

Gods come and go, blessing each individual doorstep

by the candles flickering in the windows, the red rangoli

shaped into letters on the wall, the fruits and nuts and laddoos

tributes to happiness, undefinable, unforgettable.

 

Often I imagine what my dreams would remember

if I grew up where my ancestors built families

the way roads are built in this land of grocery stores.

If everyone around me loved haldi—turmeric—curry powder,

with its unashamed presence and haunting aroma.

I did not know I was supposed to hate the smell

that was my family, my people, my home.

For pretending to love the taste of something else is murder

against the bonds that connect me to my history.

I love the haldi that makes everything yellow, the spices

that mean nobody else understands. I do. I love the roti

that your hands so lovingly fold. I do. I love the dal that slips

through your tired, undefeated fingers, I love you

for sacrificing everything for me. I love you. I do.

 

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Published: 5/21/14

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Throughout the Fremont Union High School District, generous students and staff give tirelessly of their time and resources in service to others.  Students can apply for a Community Service Medal sponsored by the FUHSD Board of Trustees if they volunteer eighty or more hours during their senior year.  This year over 218 seniors applied for this honor and collectively volunteered nearly 26,000 hours of service.  Heartfelt thanks to all within the FUHSD who reach out to support, assist, and encourage others in need!

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Published: 5/13/14

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Congressman Mike Honda is sponsoring a mobile app bootcamp at Fremont High School on Tuesday, May 13 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.  The title of the workshop is 'Imagine, Build, and Innovate: Learn to Develop Your Own App in Two Hours.'  Reggie Hutcherson, Senior Director for Mobile App Strategy for the Microsoft Corporation will be the featured speaker.  The event is free to attend and no prior experience is needed.  For more information or to RSVP please click on http://HondaCoding.eventbrite.com.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 5/9/14

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Do you want to be part of helping to create a world where every child feels safe, loved, and celebrated and where bullying, violence, and oppression are things of the past?  If so, join with the Cupertino Rotary Club on May 6 to donate funds to sponsor Challenge Days at the Fremont Union High School District.  Here is a link with more information: http://svgives.razoo.com/story/Cupertino-High-Schools-Challenge-Days

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Published: 5/2/14

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The Sunnyvale Sun and Cupertino Courier showcased the impressive environmental and sustainability efforts championed by students and staff throughout the Fremont Union High School District.  As journalist Alia Wilson reports, "With the passage of Measure B, a $198 million school bond, in June 2008, the school district had a huge opportunity not only to provide more classrooms for the growing schools and much-needed renovations to aging structures, but also to do what it could to reduce its carbon footprint.  And is has in more ways than one."

Noted efforts include:

  • $1,000,000 savings per year due to the installation of solar panels at each of the five high schools
  • A 42% reduction in water usage because of the new synthetic athletic fields which replaced aging turf fields resulting in a reduction in water usage each year from 731,000 gallons to 426,000 gallons
  • Filtered water refilling stations which reduce the amount of plastic bottles to be produced or which we end up in the landfill
  • Creative and cutting-edge architectural designs which minimize heating and cooling loads and maximize natural lighting systems 
  • High school students who pioneer recycling efforts and also work with local city councils to reduce the carbon footprint

The article can be found online at http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_25624971/fremont-union-high-school-districts-eco-friendly-policies

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/25/14

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For the 16th year in a row, the Homestead High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) won the state championship at the annual California state conference.  Cupertino High School, Lynbrook High School, and Monta Vista High School, also placed in the top five at the state championship.  All there of the Homestead High School projects qualified for the national FBLA competition compared with only one project last year and none two years ago.  Over 2,000 students from 125 high schools participated in this competition.  Congratulations to the accomplished FBLA students in the Fremont Union High School District!

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Published: 4/25/14

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For the second year in a row, Monta Vista High School hospitality students took home the American Tourism and Management International title at the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute HTMP International Competition.  MVHS teacher Carl Schmidt remarked that, "The best news of all, based upon the performance of this team, and others like them, is that the challenges of hospitality tomorrow will be ably met by the students of today."

Each of the four MVHS students won a $43,500 scholarship for a total of $174,000.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/25/14

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The generosity of the Cupertino Rotary Club continues as they have pledged $25,000 from their Golf Classic fundraiser to sponsor Challenge Days in the Fremont Union High School District.  This kindness will be manifested many times over in improving the lives of our students and staff and, in turn, touching our community and world.

You are cordially invited to participate in the Golf Classic which takes place on Saturday, May 3 at Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino.  Registration is $150 per person and includes a Hobee's continental breakfast, on course snacks and beverages, a Panera lunch, and a BBQ dinner from Outback Steakhouse.  For additional information about the Golf Classic and auction check out www.CupertinoRotaryGolf.com

Special thanks to the Lynbrook Jazz Band, and Cupertino Orchestra Ensemble who will provide entertainment, and to all the FUHSD student volunteers who are helping to make this such a special event!

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/22/14

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An Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging station has been installed in the Lynbrook High School parking lot.  The station is a dual port Charge Point device that will serve four parking spots and it was paid for with PG&E rebate dollars.  Lynbrook is the first public high school in northern California to install an EV charging station.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/18/14

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The Advanced Placement Environmental Science students at Homestead High School extended their classroom knowledge to make a real difference right in their local community.   Effective April 22 (Earth Day), the City of Sunnyvale will ban the use and sale of expanded polystyrene (EPS) food containers.  Mark Bowers, the Sunnyvale solid waste programs division manager, attributed the ban's creation to the Homestead High School Anti-Styrofoam Initiative that resulted from the knowledge gained from the AP Environmental Science class.  Bowers stated, "The kids from Homestead High School really laid the groundwork for this.  Even before staff started working on this, they came to council a couple of years ago and in the public comment period told the council they were concerned about the issue, and they would like to see expanded polystyrene foam containers banned from the city.  They presented such a compelling argument that it was really hard for the council to do anything but."  

Additional information is available in this article written by Alia Wilson from the Sunnyvale Sun:

http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_25581504/sunnyvale-welcomes-eps-ban-earth-day?source=email

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/17/14

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Amrutha Dorai, the Editor-in-Chief of the Monta Vista High School student newspaper El Estoque, won first place in the California Journalist of the Year competition.  Her portfolio has been sent to the National Journalist of the Year Committee and the national winner will be announced at the upcoming convention in San Diego.  Amrutha impressed the judges with her high caliber of professionalism, stunning design work, and superb writing skills.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/10/14

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Five Homestead High School teams recently competed in the Northern California Economics Challenge competition.  After three rounds of testing and a quiz bowl, Homestead's 'Team Andrew Kim' was in first place.  A similar competition was concurrently taking place in Southern California and after the results were compared 'Team Andrew Kim' was announced as the best team in the State of California.  They will move on to compete in the national semi-finals on April 15.  The top four teams in the nation will win a trip to New York City in May to compete for the national title.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/10/14

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The Homestead High School Virtual Enterprise class participated in the 10th annual San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and the Virtual Enterprises International Trade Show in Oakland.  They experienced fast paced competitions and had the opportunity to market their products to other high school students from California, Illinois, Oregon, and New York.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 4/10/14

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Congratulations to the Lynbrook High School Robotics team for winning the Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition in Cleveland, Ohio.  This is the first regional championship for the team and they are now eligible to participate in the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri in April.  The team also won the 'Creativity Award' for their drive train design.  

Courtesy of team adviser David Giandomenico, here is a video that provides a glimpse into the magic and inspiration of the Lynbrook Robotics team:  http://youtu.be/GWFlelwljNY

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/25/14

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The LHS PTA is sponsoring a parent education night on Thursday, March 27.  The event will take place in the LHS auditorium and begin at 7 pm.  The focus of the program is improving communication between parents and their teenagers.  Come hear directly from teens about what they need from their parents, how best to connect to them, and learn a few new tips for how to build a more successful relationship.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/20/14

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Monta Vista High School senior Natalie Ng was awarded fifth place in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition.  Natalie received a $30,000 award for her development of a diagnostic tool to more accurately predict the spread of breast cancer cells to other parts of the body.  Monta Vista senior Vishnu Shankar and Lynbrook High School senior Angela Kong were also included among the forty Intel Science Talent Search finalists that met in Washington DC this week. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/12/14

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The Lynbrook High School girls' basketball team dominated St. Francis High School to take the Division II championship crown on Saturday, March 8.  The Lady Vikes now move onto the 2014 CIF Division II Northern California championship tournament and will play Clayton Valley High School at CVHS on Saturday, March 15 at 6 pm.  LHS Lady Vikes.jpg

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/12/14

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FUHSD's Adult and Community Education supports students in their efforts to complete the GED and obtain a high school diploma.  Some of these students face challenging financial situations that compromises their ability to pay the $140 GED test fee, purchase bus passes, and cover the costs for classes at local community colleges.  

Pi is the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter and is approximately equal to 3.1415 and ACE has organized a fundraiser for their students during Pi week.  Events and educational opportunities include pie sales, raffles, a gallery walk of Pi-Ku's (a play on haiku), calculating hat sizes using Pi, discovering the magical Pi, and graphing using the Pi formula.  Advance orders for pie slices and whole pies are due by March 12.

Additional information may be found at https://ace.fuhsd.org/node/16398 or by contacting Adrienne Moberly at 408.522.2718.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/7/14

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FUHSD student-athletes continue to thrive and succeed at regional and state competitions.  Fremont High School student Evonne Evien placed third at the state wrestling championships and Solin Piearcy from Cupertino High School placed sixth at the state meet.  Eight male student-athletes are headed to the state wrestling finals including Brett Koci from Cupertino High School, Ezra Clark, Modan Goldman, Dominick Herta, and Gary Miltenberger from Fremont High School, Jared Jacoby from Lynbrook High School, and Aaron Wu and Faris Karaborni from Monta Vista High School.

On the basketball front, on March 4 at 5:30 pm the Lynbrook High School girls' team will play Westmoor High School in the semi-finals game of Division II at Christopher High School.  The Homestead High School boys' basketball team will take on Menlo-Atherton in the semi-finals of Division I at Independence High School on March 5 at 5:30 pm.  And, last but not least, the Homestead boys' soccer team will play Bellarmine High School in the semi-finals game of Division 1 at Pioneer High School on March 5 at 7 pm.  

Best of success to all the student-athletes and teams of the Fremont Union High School District!

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/3/14

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Twenty-four FUHSD students -- nineteen from Lynbrook High School and four from Homestead High School -- will perform at the 2014 California All-State Honor Choir concert in Sacramento during March 20 - 23.  Congratulations to this very accomplished group of students and to their understandably proud teachers!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 3/3/14

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FUHSD students not only achieve at high levels in the classroom but they also consistently demonstrate impressive prowess in the athletic arena.  Each of the five high schools in the Fremont Union High School District is sending student-athletes to post-season competitions in the Central Coast Sectionals.   Boys' basketball teams from Fremont, Homestead, and Monta Vista High Schools as well as the girls' basketball teams from Lynbrook and Monta Vista High Schools have been selected for CCS games.  The Homestead High School boys' soccer team is in the CCS hunt and all five schools have wrestlers competing in CCS matches.  Best of success to each of the FUHSD student-athletes!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/27/14

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Congratulations to the team of Cupertino High School students who were selected as finalists in the Energy and Environment category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Challenge.  Amine Boubezari and Rahul Bhatt designed a product that allows trees and other plants to grow in harsh, vegetation-deprived areas and has worldwide applications. These students will participate in the upcoming Innovation Summit hosted by the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas during April 6 - April 8.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/24/14

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Parents, guardians, and caregivers, are you interested in sharing your thoughts, recommendations, hopes, and dreams about your student's education?  Would you like to be more involved in how the Fremont Union High School District's budget is allocated?  If so, please join us for two upcoming meetings at which input will be collected for the FUHSD Local Control Accountability Plan.  Additional information about this opportunity is available by clicking the 'Local Control' link on the left toolbar of the main FUHSD webpage or by clicking on this link: http://www.fuhsd.org/localcontrol.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/13/14

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Homestead High School students won all eight of their Science Bowl matches and for the fifth time out of eight years they are the Science Bowl Regional Champions.  Five of the thirteen HHS students who participated in the regional  competition qualified for the next level and will participate in the national Science Bowl competition held in Washington DC at the end of April 2014.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/12/14

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Shalmali Patil, a freshman at Cupertino High School won the Cupertino DeAnza Lion's Club Student Speaker Contest.  The contest topic was 'Community Service - What Does it Mean and Why Does It Matter?'  Other FUHSD finalists include Jimmy Zhi from Lynbrook High School and Erik Yang and Justin Fu from Homestead High School.  Shalmali will move onto the Lions' Zone level contest which takes place on March 4 in Los Altos. 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 2/12/14

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In partnership with the Cupertino Rotary Club, Monta Vista High School American Studies students recently hosted a breakfast for veterans after which the students interviewed veterans individually.   The wisdom, spunk, courage, and sweetness evident in the living history that was shared in these conversations was touching and it was clear that both students and vets were captivated by the experience.  The adults were primarily veterans of World War II and the Korean War and many came to the event dressed in their military uniforms.  The students will soon present to the vets their impressions, a synopsis of the interview, and a photograph that was taken of the veteran.  

 

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/10/14

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Fremont High School English Teacher Akane Tanaban was selected as the Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce and honored at the annual Murphy Awards on February 8, 2014.  FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove introduced Akane who is an extraordinary teacher whose passion and heart is especially devoted to students for whom English is not their first language.  She has taught at Fremont High School for eight years and for seven of those years Akane has coordinated the English Language Development program.  Students are among her biggest fans and one student shared, "Ms. Tanaban is fabulous.  She really understands students on a personal and academic level.  Ms. Tanaban pushed me to progress in my classes because she really cared about my success."

Akane symbolizes the excellence that abounds throughout the Fremont Union High School District staff.  

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/10/14

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Thirty FUHSD students have been selected by the US Department of Education Commission on Presidential Scholars as candidates for the US Presidential Scholars program.  Students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts are chosen for this prestigious honor.  The decision concerning which candidates have been selected as Semifinalists and Presidential Scholars will be announced in early May 2014.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/28/14

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In partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department, FUHSD is pleased to offer to high school juniors a spring session of the popular College Planning Workshops.  These courses will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search, and manage the application process.  Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.  Courses are offered at multiple FUHSD campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD counselors.

For more information and to register for a class please open the documents below or click on http://fuhsd.ca.schoolloop.com/cpw.  The deadline for the first round of registration is Tuesday, February 4, 2014.  If you have questions please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions at 408.522.2297 or josh_maisel@fuhsd.org.

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 1/24/14

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Congratulations to three FUHSD students who are among the forty high school students in the United States selected as Finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search competition.  Natalie Ng and Vishnu Shankar of Monta Vista High School and Angela Kong of Lynbrook High School will gather with the other finalists this March in Washington DC to compete for $630,000 in prizes, including a first prize of $100,000.  Additional details about the contest and the students' projects are available at http://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts-2014-finalists.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/23/14

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Students may register for AP exams from January 27 to February 27. Due to limited resources, some exams may not be open to all students. Please refer to the district's testing page or your school's ASB office for more information.

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Posted by: Marianne Hew
Published: 1/23/14

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California law requires school districts to validate a student’s residence.  Residency verification is an annual process that involves current eighth and tenth grade students. Packets have been mailed to the homes of these students with information about the FUHSD residency verification process and students who have not yet received that information should contact the FUHSD Enrollment and Residency Office at 408.522.2266.   Additional information about residency verification can be obtained at http://fuhsd.org/enrollment.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/14/14

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Not only did 103 FUHSD students qualify for the Santa Clara County Honor Band but nearly 7% of the California All-State Honor Band consists of students from the Fremont Union High School District.  The All State Honor Band concert takes place in Fresno on February 23, 2013. Congratulations to the 21 FUHSD students who will be performing in Fresno!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/9/14

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The Fremont Union High School District Office and the schools of the FUHSD will be closed for the holiday break from Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 5.  School sites and offices will reopen on Monday, January 6.  

All of us at the Fremont Union High School District wish you a wonderful holiday and all the best in the coming year.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/20/13

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FUHSD students comprise more than one third of the 103 members of the 2013-2014 Santa Clara County Honor Band.  Competition is stiff for this highly coveted recognition and nearly every instrument section has a FUHSD representative.  Special congratulations to Cheryl Chang, a flute player at Lynbrook High School, who was selected as the featured student soloist for the concert. The Honor Band concert will take place on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2 pm at Saratoga High School.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/16/13

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Former FUHSD students who attended a variety of in-state and out-of-state universities will share about their college and job-hunting experiences at an upcoming panel discussion sponsored by the Asian American Parent Association.  The 'Road to College and Career' discussion will take place on Thursday, December 19 from 7 - 9 pm at the Quinlan Community Center (10185 N. Stelling Road in Cupertino).  All parents and students are welcome to attend and admission is free.  For additional information contact Shelly Cen at 408.646.1671.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 12/5/13

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Congratulations to the mighty Matador girls' tennis team who have, once again, triumphed as NorCal champions.  The team's 5-2 victory against Menlo High School at the two-day tournament on November 22 and 23 in Sacramento clinched the title.  This year's victories are particularly sweet as six seniors from last year's team graduated and the student-athletes this year have fought through a number of injuries and persevered.  The Monta Vista girl's tennis team have been Central Coast Sectional and NorCal champions in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/25/13

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The Fremont High School Filipino Youth Organization attended a FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting to share details about their Project Yolanda efforts to provide assistance to those impacted by the typhoon in the Philippines.  The Board embraced this generosity and, together with District Office staff and in honor of Filipino FUHSD students and Board Member Jeff Moe and his family, donated $1,150 to the American Red Cross for their relief work in the Philippines.

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/21/13

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Twenty-two students-athletes from throughout the Fremont Union High School District will compete at the California State Cross Country Championships in Fresno on November 30, 2013.  Included in this esteemed group of individual students are two school teams.  The team from Homestead is the first boys' cross country team to compete at the State level in the history of the school.  The Monta Vista girls' team qualified for the State championships with the fifth best score in the forty-two years of girls' cross country teams racing at the Crystal Springs course. Congratulations to these accomplished students and to their coaches!

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 11/20/13

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Juhl, a consummate volunteer with the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation, Monta Vista High School, the Cupertino Rotary Club, and in the extended community.  Barb was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last week and died two days later on November 1.  Her sudden passing leaves a void in our hearts and in the many causes and passions that she worked so tirelessly to support. 

Barb’s dedication to young people was the focus of her life and her joyful enthusiasm was contagious and inspirational.  Her active participation in the Foundation, most notably her leadership in the annual Crab Feed fundraiser, resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars being raised to directly benefit FUHSD students.  Barb was an icon at Monta Vista High School where she chaired and coordinated many events including the senior all night parties.  On behalf of the FUHSD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Polly Bove shared that, “The world is a better place because Barbara Juhl was here.  Although our hearts are heavy, in her memory and with her spirit we remain committed to the causes that she championed.”

A Celebration of Life to honor Barbara is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30 pm at the Quinlan Community Center located at 10185 Stelling Road in Cupertino.  In celebration of Barbara’s exuberant and beautiful life, guests are asked to dress in colors that represent her love of flowers. 

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 11/4/13

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The Next Generation Science standards http://www.nextgenscience.org/california were approved by the California State Board of Education on September 4, 2013.  These, along with the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Science call for both:

  • the teaching of content and concepts in the life sciences, as well as
  • the development of  literacy skills and “scientific and engineering practices” throughout a student’s school career. 

Scientific and Engineering Practices to be developed while learning content in Life Sciences

Literacy Practices to be developed while learning content in Life Sciences

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing  and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

 

  • Reading complex, informational scientific texts
  • Asking and answering text-based questions
  • Writing using evidence
  • Building and using academic vocabulary in the sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of FUHSD’s Curriculum Development Support Project, 36 biology teachers met recently to collaborate on ways to learn about and begin to align their course to the expectations laid out in the new standards.   Participants looked at their current learning objectives, assignments and assessments up-against the skills and practices laid out in the new standards and made plans to continue their collaborative curriculum development efforts.

The goals of the Curriculum Development Support Project for Biology are to:

  • Encourage and guide school-based course-a-like teams to establish shared learning goals and common assessments, and to use these to monitor and intervene as necessary to ensure high levels of learning for all students
  • Share resources and expertise across schools as teams develop Biology curriculum
  • Investigate options for focused, cost-effective interventions for students who need assistance
  • Investigate instructional materials and technologies that best support learning of the Next Gen and Common Core standards. 
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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 9/25/13

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Starting September 16, 2013, the Fremont Union High School District will be partnering with Need My Transcript to provide increased access, efficiency, and security to its Transcript and Education Verification process for former students. All requests will now be done online, with no need to drive to the district office to process an order.  Orders will be made, monitored and filled with the online service, with personal e-mails sent when the order is received and completed.  Use the link below to see the new system.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 9/13/13

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The Fremont Union High Schools Foundation was recently featured in the San Jose Mercury News, celebrating its 30th Anniversary and documenting its efforts in fundraising for the district.

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Published: 9/9/13

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FUHSD’s annual college fair will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the Fremont High School campus. Come and speak with representatives from over 100 colleges and universities! Parking is available in the FHS student lot and in overflow lots at the District Office and on Fremont Ave. See the attached flyers for more information, including a list of participating schools.

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Posted by: Marianne Hew
Published: 8/26/13

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The District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks & Recreation Dept., is pleased to offer a fall session of the popular College Essay Workshop for High School Seniors (class of 2014). These courses, offered at all 5 campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD teachers, will allow students to brainstorm, write, and refine a personal statement essay required for UC or private college applications. Students will then have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their drafts.  For more information and to register for a class, please open the documents below.  The deadline for first round of registration is Friday, September 6.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408)522-2297.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 8/26/13

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The first day of school is August 19, 2013 and the District is looking forward to another exciting and rewarding year.  Be sure to check your school's website if you are unsure of the first week schedule of classes and activities.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 8/19/13

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The 2013-14 Annual Notification of Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities is now posted on the website.  Go to the Student & Parents Menu above or click on the link below.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 8/6/13

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Applications and instructions for the Free & Reduced Meal Program have been mailed to all student households in the District.  They are also available online.  Go to the Departments & Services menu at the top of this page and then select Food Services.  You can also click on the link provided below.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 8/6/13

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Sue Larson was recently profiled in the Sunnyvale Sun as she celebrates 10 years of service as Executive Assistant for Fremont High School.  Please follow the link below to read the full article.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 6/18/13

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Over 300 students from all five high schools participated in the 6th Annual EL Speech Contest on May 16, 2013. Speakers delivered an informative or persuasive speech in two preliminary rounds on a topic of their choice. The top scoring students then advanced to one of eight final rounds to determine the final standings. Nearly 150 district Board members, administrators, teachers, parents and students served as judges for the event.

Thank you to all of the participants, judges and volunteers that made this event possible.

Follow the link below for a list of results.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 5/23/13

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GeekChic, a team of 5 Homestead High School freshmen girls, won second place in this years Technovation Challenge, an all-girls contest in which the winners get $10,000 to develop a mobile app. This year's competition drew 137 teams form around the World and only the team from New York bested the Homestead Team. 

GeekChic's winning app is aimed to help pet owners.  A perfect companion for pet lovers, pet owners, and those who would simply like to contribute to their community, Pet Stop is an app that enables the user to efficiently access pet-relevant information “on-the-go.” By retrieving the user’s location via GPS and integrating with Google Places and the petfinder API, Pet Stop helps displays the nearest veterinarians and adoptable pets. Through a user-friendly forum feature, Pet Stop allows users to post about pets they have lost and report found pets. Perfectly packaged together in an intuitive way, Pet Stop is an app that can be used in every community.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 5/13/13

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Sacramento, CA – High school hospitality students from Monta Vista High School took home the international title in the tenth annual American Hotel & Lodging Educational Instititute (EI) International Lodging Management Program (LMP) Competition, held April 10-12 in Orlando, FL.

The Monta Vista team of Emily Hong, Michelle Li, Sonal Patel, and Isabella Zhang, a team of 10th grade girls, under the leadership of teacher Carl Schmidt, took top honors at the annual competition.   This was the first ever entry from a California high school into this competition.  “The key is no one wins alone”, stated Carl Schmidt when asked about his team’s victory.

Teacher Carl Schmidt incorporated the Lodging Management Program into his curriculum in September 2012, recognizing there was a need to teach about the fundamentals of the lodging industry.  He wished to thank the California Hotel & Lodging Association for supporting their team, and also the management and staff at the Doubletree San Jose, for their support including interviews, hotel tours and time.  General Manager Rob Balmer, who also serves on the CH&LAEF has been an advocate for the hospitality career training programs at the high school and community college levels.

Carl Schmidt is a teacher and founder of the hospitality program at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, as well as the DECA advisor, and also the Director of the Silicon Valley DECA.

The students on the winning team were awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships from universities and colleges from across the country.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 4/25/13

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Congratulations to the following students on having their artwork accepted in the 2nd Annual Santa Clara County High School Art Juried Competition "Art + Tech + Culture" at the Museums of Los Gatos:

 

Mardella Birondo - Homestead High School

Daniel Chan - Fremont High School

Connor Church - Homestead High School

Ryan Forsythe - Homestead High School

Taylor Groves - Homestead High School

Catherine Huang - Homestead High School

Lilian Lau - Fremont High School

Jinni Lee - Homestead High School

Ryan Lee - Homestead High School

Sandra Sandoval - Fremont High School

 

Below is a link to the show, which is open from Thursday, April 25 though Sunday, May 5.  Admission is free.

 

The show is located at:

The Museum of Los Gatos

4 Tait Avenue

Los Gatos, CA  95030

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Published: 4/4/13

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Help the FUHS Foundation raise money for valuable student programs such as Science Research, Robotics, College/Career Guidance and more by purchasing tickets to the Crab Feed this Friday.  Go to the Foundation website to purchase tickets and find out more information.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 4/3/13

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A group of Cupertino High students are continuing to help four-legged friends in need of a home.

 
Members of the school's Future Business Leaders of America club are working on a community service project aiding the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority.
 
The students are looking to raise $1,000 and will present their project on Feb. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.
 
Project TAILS has seen students volunteering in the animal shelter, fundraising and raising awareness of such animal-related issues as abuse and homelessness. Donations and funds raised will go toward food and supplies for animals at the shelter.
 
Since the start of the school year, students have held bake sales and Christmas card sales, given presentations at the school, held homeless pet-related campaigns at the school and created an informational video.
 
"Our original goal was to raise $775, but we have raised that to $1,000," says club leader Diana Kruzman, a 16-year-old sophomore.
 
Plans are to work with elementary schools such as Lincoln and Eaton in the Cupertino Union School District and distribute more publications in the form of brochures and pamphlets. A Feb. 2 fundraiser at the De Anza Flea Market saw students bring in $250 for SVACA.
 
Each student is putting in 90 hours of volunteer time. Diana and her fellow students chose to work with SVACA because the agency allows volunteers under age 18 and was also one of the few cageless animal shelters they could find
 
"We really liked that; we thought it was different and a kinder way of doing things," she said. "I've always loved animals and always wanted to do something for them."
 
To donate to Project TAILS or for more information, visitsites.google.com/site/tinocsp.
 
This article originally appeared in the Sunnyvale Sun and was written by Matt Wilson - Thank You Matt: 
 
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Published: 2/28/13

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Each year, thousands of students around the country vie for five available spots on the US Physics Olympiad Team.  After an initial round of competition for these spots, 375 Semi Finalist have been named.  FUHSD is proud to have 24 students named as semi-finalists.

 
American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics sponsor a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the 2013 International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.
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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/27/13

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Follow the link below to an article published in DECA Direct, that chronicles the experiences of Monta Vista Senior Belinda Zeng, as she attends the California Teacher Association State Council of Education Meeting in LA.  Belinda is the California State President of DECA and the author of the article.

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Published: 2/6/13

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Congratulations to the Lynbrook Choir!  With thousands of students throughout the State auditioning to be members of the All-State Choir, LHS had more students selected than any other school in the State.  In all, LHS had 13 outstanding singers selected for this prestigious performance group.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/31/13

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After hearing about the tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, two Monta Vista Students started a Beanie Baby drive in hopes of adding some level of comfort for the students of that school.

The Beanie Babies were gathered from several sources; primarily from the collection of the late Ron Freeman, a well-loved coach and teacher at our school. He collected the Beanie Babies as a pastime. After his passing away, his parents donated his collection to the school. We believe he would have wanted the Beanie Babies to be used in this manner. The rest of the Beanie Babies were from donations from teh school librarian and administration staff. All the toys are new with their respective tags.

During our Beanie Babies Drive, we asked Monta Vista students and staff to write thoughtful, comforting notes, which would later on be tied to the Beanie Babies. We also collected money donations to finance shipping and purchasing boxes. 

Attached you will find the letter  the students sent, along with over 400 beanie babies, to Newtown and the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.  Michelle Swedek and Cathryn Yang have represented our District with tremendous pride in this special gesture to the young elementary students of Sandy Hook. 

And of course Ron Freeman, our friend, who continues in his passing to be part of MVHS’s activities.  He would have been proud of these girls and the final destination of his beanie babies!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/31/13

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At the January 8, 2013 Board meeting, Superintendent Polly Bove and the Board of Trustees presented Ed Walzer with a Friends of Education Award. This is the highest award given by the Board and it is only given to people who have made a significant impact in supporting the students of the Fremont Union High School District. Ed has been with the District for 45 years.

Present at the meeting were numerous colleagues, former students and friends. Ed began his career as a teacher at Cupertino High School, and also worked at Lynbrook and Homestead High Schools. He started the Ice Cream Shop Transition Program at Homestead High School in the 1990s and he has been a long time announcer at home football games. He was also the state CTA representative for 24 years. Bove said that, “Ed is someone who gives so much to this District and to the students of this District, and has left an incredible legacy.” 

 

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/11/13

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On Tuesday, December 21, the Sunnyvale City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of expanded polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) in the food service industry in Sunnyvale.  Much of the momentum for this vote was a result of a student led organization called the Anti-Styrofoam Initiative (aka styrofoamsucks.org) which was created by students in the Homestead AP Environmental Science classes last year.  Council members and local activists have repeatedly stated that efforts of these students were key in getting this ordinance passed and that a unanimous vote is extremely rare.  
 
Please join me in congratulating the following students, whose courage, persistence, and professionalism has led to positive change in their community!  These students were key in speaking to City Council, sending emails, organizing rallies, engaging the community at farmers markets, and speaking to local businesses.
 
Anisha Jagannathan
Sarah Bokian
Allegra Jones
Caroline Von Stein
Katherine Alexander
Cyril Milendez
Rachel Poyer
Sarah Lessing
Christa Atkins
Brian Atkins
Linnea Lynch
Kelsey Carpenter
Steven Pham
Sanjith John
Divya Chandrasekaran
Lillian Klein
Andrea Tsang
and all of last years APES students.

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Published: 12/21/12

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Stock1.jpgIn lieu of a gift exchange, staff from the District Office spent the morning working at Sunnyvale Community Services, where they sorted food, stocked shelves, and emptied storage containers.

Sunnyvale Community Services is an independent, nonprofit emergency assistance agency. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises. We provide financial aid, food, and other support that prevents larger problems with more expensive solutions.

Container1.jpgSunnyvale Community Services helps families and individuals living in Sunnyvale, CA who are in need of emergency aid. We serve people of all ages, from children to seniors. With rents increasing and food prices going up, the need is greater than ever. Please consider donating to Sunnyvale Community Services. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way toward helping a neighbor in need.

During the holidays, many workers have their hours cut, and school lunches are not available. Utility bills are higher, and many low-income families must choose between paying rent or buying food. Holiday gifts are a luxury. Each holiday season, Sunnyvale Community Services gives extra food and a Safeway gift card to our families at Thanksgiving, and in December, each family receives two weeks of nutritious food, plus two gifts per child, and a practical household gift. The food will tide them over the holiday season, and the gifts are often the only ones the children and families will receive.

Sunnyvale Community Services is also collecting non-perishable food and new unwrapped gifts for children, teens and households to distribute through the Community Christmas Center this holiday season.

For information on holding a food or gift drive or to volunteer at Sunnyvale Community Services during the holidays, contact My-Dung Tran, Director of Operations/Volunteers, at 408.738.4298 or by email mtran@svcommunityservices.org.

Please help us prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by making a financial donation. You can donate online or send a check to:

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 12/12/12

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On Saturday, December 8, the Monta Vista girls tennis team won their 7th Northern California championship in 10 years, defeating Saint Francis in an extremely close 4-3 final. Captains Ruri Kobayakawa, Wendi Kong, and Jody Law finished their high school careers with 3 NorCal and 2 CCS titles.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 12/12/12

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Last week, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) held its annual Gala Dinner and invited three local FIRST robotics teams.  The event provided several FUHSD students the chance to meet and interact with industry leaders in a wide range of technology fields.

The Gala included a keynote address by Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of the FIRST program which organizes technology competitions for hundreds of thousands of U.S. students. Mr. Kamen used the keynote to rally chip makers to become mentor in FIRST.

For the full article, including a video, click here: EE Times

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Published: 12/3/12

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The Monta Vista Women's Tennis Team defeated the St. Francis Lancers 11 - 7 capturing their second consecutive Central Coast Section championship. In a highly contested matchup, both teams competed well as many sets came down to the final point. The sportsmanship between the two teams was exceptional and a model for all sports.

The win for the Matadors earned them an invitation to the Northern California championship tournament this weekend in Sacramento. Go Matadors!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 11/15/12

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With the passing of Proposition 30, the district avoids further cuts from the State.  Prop. 30 will not increase education funding, but will maintain the same level of cuts experienced for the last 3 years.

The goal of this proposition is to provide additional revenues for the State's General Fund to help with the budget deficit and prevent deeper cuts to public education. Referred to as Governor Brown's Initiative, the proposition keep schools funded at the same level as 2011-12.  Therefore, the District must continue to cut approximately $7,000,000 from the annual budget. 

Proposition 30 has the following provisions:

  • Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for families for seven years.
  • Increases sales tax by ¼ cent for four years.
  • Allocates temporary tax revenues 89% to K-12 schools and 11% to community colleges.
  • Bars use of funds for administrative costs. 
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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 11/14/12

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On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to extend our sincere appreciation to you for the financial support you have provided to our District through bond and parcel tax elections. As a result of your support, all of our school facilities have been or will soon meet 21 st century standards so that our students will receive a world class education in the best possible learning environment.

Most recently, we undertook renovation and modernization of our outdoor athletic and physical education classrooms, including pools, fields, tracks and ancillary facilities. As I have toured the schools, my heart is filled with pride knowing that we have created clean, safe and modern facilities for our students.

It is now time to share those facilities with our community. On September 18, 2012, the Board of Trustees approved a Board policy and corresponding administrative regulation reading, in part, "The Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees gratefully acknowledges the support of our community members for the modernization and renovation of the athletic fields at all of our schools. In appreciation of that support, we desire to make these facilities available to our community to the greatest extent possible". As a result of this action, "Community Use Hours" have been established at each of our school sites and signs are posted. Generally, while school is in session, we encourage community use from sunrise until the beginning of the school day (7:30 a.m.), and in the afternoon, at the completion of end-of-school day activities until sunset. On Saturdays, Sundays and school recess periods, if educational programs are not in operation, the facilities are open and available from sunrise to sunset. At least one entrance will be open at each site during these times. Please be aware that organized groups may receive advanced approval to use these facilities which, occasionally, may make them unavailable for your use. And, if you see any individual or group misusing or damaging these facilities in any way, please call 408-366-7695 or 911.

I invite you to take a walking tour of your local school to view these new facilities in person. If you choose to do so during the regular school day (7 :30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), please be sure to register as a visitor in the Main Office before touring. I am confident you will be as proud of what we are able to offer to our students as I am.

Polly Bove
Superintendent

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 10/15/12

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The 8th Annual Teen Volunteer Fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Lexus of Stevens Creek hosted. This fair connects local non-profits with high school students who are searching for volunteer opportunities to enrich their community involvement. There were over 70 different schools represented with approximately 500 students. By far the largest district representation was by our group of 113 students, which came from all schools!  Congratulations to Cupertino High School for having the largest representation of 51 and thereby winning the prize lunch for the Cupertino High office staff!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 10/10/12

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In 1988 a local journalist and photographer, Bryan Moss, began documenting the life and times of Fremont High School's Class of 92, from the first day of their freshmen year to their graduation day four years later. In 1993 he published a collection of these photographs (complete with quotes and comments from those photographed) in a book entitled 'The Class of '92: Fremont High School.'  

The FHS Class of 1992 had their 20 year reunion this past weekend and some of the photos from the book were uploaded to a link that was shared at the reunion. www.lifeinamerica.us/classof92.

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Published: 10/1/12

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The League of Women Voters is hosting a Board of Trustees Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 7:00pm. The forum will be held in the Fremont Union High School District Learning Center.


All FUHSD Board candidates - incumbent Nancy Newton and challengers Jeff Moe and Joseph Rosas - are on the list of participants for the forum. There are two seats open.
Come meet the candidates and hear about their qualifications and interest in serving the community.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 9/28/12

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Students and Staff waited anxiously to observe the Space shuttle Endeavour fly overhead on its historic tour of California after taking off from Edwards Air Force Base Friday morning.

The shuttle flew over Northern California Friday morning on the first leg of its 4 1/2-hour flyover tour of the state.

The shuttle is taking a circuitous route from Edwards Air Force Base to LAX, giving Californians their last chance to see the orbiter before it becomes a museum piece at the California Science Center in Exposition Park next month.

Endeavour is the fifth and last flight-worthy NASA space shuttle built, first taking flight more than 20 years ago and embarking on its final flight in 2011.  

On the back of a modified Boeing 747, the retired shuttle landed at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, Calif.

The shuttle's journey to California marks a kind of homecoming for the orbiter, which was completed in Palmdale in 1987.

The shuttle will stay at Los Angeles International Airport until Oct. 12, when it's slated to begin its two-day overland journey to its new home at the California Science Center, southwest of downtown LA.

Endeavour will go on display Oct. 30 in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 9/21/12

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Monta Vista High School, the reigning Northern California girls tennis champion, officially became the team to beat this fall by winning the California High School Classic for the fifth time in nine years (see photo below). Read the entire Mercury News article by following the link below.

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Published: 9/14/12

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At the Oct. 2 Board Meeing, the FUHS Foundation donated $290,000 to the District in support of Robotics & Engineering, Student Organizers, Naviance, School Loop, Business Programs such as FBLA and DECCA, the Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) program and more. For more information please go the FUHS Foundation website below.

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Published: 9/11/12

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The Fremont Union High School District will be hosting its annual college fair on Thursday, September 20 at Fremont High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Representatives from over 80 colleges and universities will be on hand to talk with students. Parking is available in the FHS student parking lot and the FUHSD District Office parking lots on Fremont Ave--please try to carpool as spaces are limited. Visit your school's College and Career Center for more information.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 9/10/12

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Monta Vista Senior, Amy Chung, is one of 5 winners of the 2012 School Band and Orchestra Magazine Annual Essay Contest.  Read the full text of Amy's essay at the bottom of this article.

The SBO essay contest is touted as the premier cross-curricular scholarship opportunity for music students in grades 5-12. This year's essay prompt was, "Dear School Board Member:  Why we need music education in our schools..."  and it generated contributions from every state in the U.S. as well as several foreign countries. 

Amy's Winning Essay:

Dear School Board Member,

Music education provides intellectual experiences that are not available in traditional textbook environments. In music programs, students receive the opportunity to actively participate in their education. Instead of listening to lectures, they are immersed in all facets of education. In bands and orchestras, performers have specific roles – if one part is missing, then the ensemble is incomplete. Such an environment allows students to mature, gain responsibility, and acquire patience. Not only must they be patient and allot time to practice their parts in order to master technique, they must also acquire the skill of working harmoniously with the rest of the group. The maturity and responsibility that the students acquire serve as foundations for future aspirations – where exemplary teamwork, unity, and dependability are important assets. In addition, students are pushed to apply their musical knowledge through compositions, giving them outlets for their creativity; they are encouraged to culminate their life experiences and emotions by expressing them though music. As a result, musicians learn the value of individuality and character. Students can also participate in concerts, which provide friendly environments for students to gain confidence and self-esteem, while also sharing the joy of music with friends and families. Thus, music benefits both the performers and the audience, making these “hands-on” experiences unlike those offered in normal classroom settings. By balancing musical education with other academics, students receive an encompassing education, making it an invaluable resource and a significant factor in the success and happiness of the students.

Amy Chung
Age 17
Grade 12
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, CA

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 8/21/12

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Applications for the National Free & Reduced Meal Program are now available on the Food Services section of the website (see link below).  Please return completed applications to the District Office in order to insure prompt processing.

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Published: 7/31/12

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On August 1–3, District Leadership will be at Santa Clara University for the annual Leadership Retreat. The meetings will center on the continuing theme of the role of leaders in supporting professional learning and the implementation of a curriculum and instructional program designed to ensure that all students learn at high levels.

The meetings have been planned so that school site leadership teams and District staff can reflect on the progress of work at their schools, learn from other schools, and contribute to collective thinking about how we might move forward as a District on these issues.

On Aug. 3, Eric Twadell, Superintendent of District 125 in Lincolnshire, Illinois will cap off the week by sharing some of the lessons he’s learned about leadership in high performing professional learning communities.   For this session, we have invited teacher leaders from throughout the district who play critical roles in supporting on-going professional learning to join with District Administrators.  Much of the work over the course of the three days, will be drawing on Eric’s new book Leading by Design.

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Published: 7/27/12

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The official first day of school is August 20, 2012, with school offices opening on August 1.  Other important dates before school opens are:

CHS Pioneer Days - Aug. 13 & 14

FHS Registration Days - Aug. 13 & 14

HHS Roundup - Aug. 13 & 14

LHS Viking Days - Aug. 13 & 14

MVHS Running of the Bulls - Aug. 13 & 14

Please see your school's website for more details. 

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Published: 7/27/12

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Congratulations to the 2,400 graduating seniors in the FUHSD class of 2012! On behalf of the staff, students, parents and community, we thank you for the hard work and dedication that propelled you to this wonderful achievement.  The District is very fortunate to have so many wonderful students.  Good Luck!

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Published: 6/7/12

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Aditya Nag of Monta Vista High School has won the Jack Parsons Memorial Best of Show Award at the 44th Annual Junior Photography Contest presented by the Photographic Guild of Los Gatos.  His photograph, titled Audrey elicited the following commentary from the judges:

"You have already seen this photograph tonight. It won 1st place in the portrait category and the judges and members felt that it was the best of all of tonight’s other first place winners. It illustrates mastery of its category—portraiture—but also the craft and art of photography. The photograph is clean and in sharp focus. The colors are true and properly saturated and appropriate to the subject. The dark areas show detail and the hair has beautiful highlights. The model’s pale skin glows yet shows shading and surface texture. The composition is carefully arranged in a pleasing and appropriate way to show off the subject. Even the cropping of the image helps focus attention and completes the photographer’s intention in making this wonderful image."

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Published: 6/5/12

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The Fremont Union High School District uses an Emergency Notification System to contact parents, guardians and other designated contacts in the event of an emergency.

We will be testing the system on Thursday, May 24 starting about 4:00 p.m. by sending messages only to the primary phone numbers and any email addresses you provided on your student’s Census Verification Report at the beginning of the school year.  This specific test will NOT include friends or family that you may have listed as a contact.  Another test will be conducted in the fall after school starts that will go to ALL of your contacts.

If you do not receive the test message at all of the primary numbers and email addresses you expect, please contact your child’s school at the following email or phone to update your information:


Cupertino High School: 

chs_onlinehelp@fuhsd.org
 


Fremont High School:

Anna Abea (408-522-2412)

Sue Yim (408-522-2406)

fhs_alerts@fuhsd.org
 


Homestead High School:

408-522-2585

hhs_alerts@fuhsd.org
 


Lynbrook High School: 

Brandace King (408-366-7710)

brandace_king@fuhsd.org

Maya Baba (408-366-7780)

maya_baba@fuhsd.org
 


Monta Vista High School:

mvhs_alerts@fuhsd.org



Thank you for your cooperation and participation.

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Published: 5/18/12

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Congratulations to the following students on getting their artwork accepted in the juried art competition "Social Matters" at The Art Museum of Los Gatos:

 

Kelvin Calderon - Fremont High School

Julie Eaton - Homestead High School

Joyce Kung - Cupertino High School

Lucyola Selonia Langi - Homestead High School

Lilian Lau - Fremont High School

Weiliang (Michael) Li - Cupertino High School

Alexis Lennie - Fremont High School

Timna Naim - Fremont High School

Jessica Oh - Cupertino High School

Roni Stok - Homestead High School

Ashley Tsai - Cupertino High School

Emily Wang - Monta Vista High School

 

Alexis Lennie of Fremont won second place overall for sculpture! This was a county wide, highly competitive juried exhibit, juried by three art professors in this region.

 

Below is a link to the show, which is open through this Sunday, May 13th.  Admission is free.

 

The show is located at

The Museum of Los Gatos

4 Tait Ave.

Los Gatos, CA 95030

tel:408-395-7386

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Published: 5/10/12

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In Lynbrook-Monta Vista United's (LMU) lawsuit against the District, the Santa Clara County Superior Court issued an Order in December 2011 directing the District to give further California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) consideration to the noise impacts of the Lynbrook High School and Monta Vista High School Sports Fields Improvements and Lighting Projects.  The District thoroughly reexamined the noise issues, and on April 10, 2012 the Board of Trustees adopted Resolutions that rescinded the prior EIR approvals and certified the new Recirculated EIRs.  The Board is satisfied that the noise impacts have been studied properly and that all feasible mitigation measures are in place.

We are pleased to report that on April 23, 2012 the Court signed off that the District has complied with the Order, effectively ending this phase of the litigation.  The District continues to move forward to complete the Projects.  Because the law still allows LMU or others a limited time to bring a new challenge to the District's Recirculated EIR under CEQA, and because in February LMU filed an appeal of the many issues on which it lost, the possibility of further litigation remains.

To view all of the CEQA documents and resolutions, please follow the link below:

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Published: 5/7/12

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On April 4th, after months of planning, hundreds of students at Cupertino High School participated in its first ever attempt at a lip dub.  It was a landmark event at CHS due to the amount of students, planning, and spirit involved as well as the overall uniqueness of such a project. 

Lip dubs are a new type of video that combine lip synching and audio dubbing to make a video. While the designated singers were lip syncing, many students were along the path of the tour doing creative, crazy, and funny things in an attempt to showcase the diversity of talents at Cupertino. For example, we had scores of clubs, most of our athletic teams, and other student groups like choir, drama, and the Avid program. The amount of dedication put into the lip dub from both students and teachers was what ultimately made it a success.

Once the idea of a lip dub was shared with the school, there was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement from both the student body and staff. Overall, around 500 people showed up for the filming, and the spirit displayed on that day was unrivaled.  To view the lip dub in its entirety, please check out the following link: 

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Published: 5/4/12

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Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the 2012 Synopsys Championships.  Overall, 38 district students won a combined total of 70 different awards.  Attached is a complete list of each winner and their projects.

The Synopsys Championship showcases students in Santa Clara county who will become our future scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians. Through the annual Fair competition, hundreds of the area’s competitive students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies to do independent project-based research. They work independently or in teams to address questions in the fields of Computer Science, Environmental Science, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Biology, and a half dozen other categories.

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Published: 4/18/12

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Recently, the swimming team from Lynbrook High School received over one-hundred misprinted sweatshirts. The front of these sweatshirts read “LSH” instead of “LHS.”

In considering the options for these sweatshirts, Principal Gail Davidson and swim coach Patrick Ellington contacted the Lynbrook students who, under their non-profit organization called Youth Impact, have been working to support orphanages and rural schools in Tibet.  Was it possible to ship the clothes to an orphanage in Tibet?

The Lynbrook students enthusiastically accepted the sweatshirts and coordinated the arrangements to get them transported to Tibet.  While the orphanage does receive other support, the owner of the orphanage shared that this is the first time the children had actually received brand new clothes. She expressed how grateful the students were and said how much it means to them to receive this great gift. The photo includes the younger students and the banner reads, "Dickey orphanage thanks Lynbrook" in both Tibetan and Chinese.

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Published: 4/12/12

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Congratulations to the Fremont High School Robotics team for their performance in the recently completed Central Valley FIRST competition in Madera, CA.

The 20 member team from Fremont High School, was chosen by the 3rd highest seated alliance team to join them in the semi-final competition rounds. The Fremont Robot was integral in assisting the alliance in advancing to a second round of elimination competitions including a victory over last year's winning Alliance in the Global FIRST competition.


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Published: 4/10/12

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The Final Recirculated Environmental Impact Reports (Final REIR) for the Lynbrook and Monta Vista High Schools Sports Fields Improvements and Lighting Projects are available by clicking on the links below.  The Final REIRs are also available for review at the Fremont Union High School District Office at 589 West Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94087 during regular business hours. 

 

The Amendment to the Draft REIR, together with the July 2010 Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR), December 2010 Amendment to the Draft EIR, and January 2012 Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Report (Draft REIR) for the Lynbrook High School Sports Fields Improvements and Lighting, constitutes the Final REIR for the proposed project.  The Amendment to the Draft REIR includes responses to all comments received from the public and interested government agencies during the 45-day public review period, as well as additions and corrections to the text of the Draft REIR. 

 

The Final REIR and project consideration will be on the agenda of the April 10, 2012 meeting of the District's Board of Trustees. That meeting will be held in the Lynbrook High School Auditorium and open session will begin no earlier than 7:00 PM.

 

LHS Amendment to the Draft Recirculated EIR

LHS Appendix A - Comment Letters

LHS Appendix B - Noise Barrier Survey Letter Responses

 

 

MVHS Amendment to the Draft Recirculated EIR

MVHS Appendix A - Comment Letters

MVHS Appendix B - Noise Barrier Survey Letter Responses

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/30/12

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The third annual Fremont High School Community Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 2 pm at the campus.  The day is filled with a celebration of all things Fremont and will include campus tours, conversations with FHS students and teachers, free cookies, and a BBQ from the Athletic Boosters.  There will also be plenty of performances from the talented Fremont students.  This is a great chance for the families of future Firebirds to learn more about opportunities at Fremont and for Sunnyvale residents to celebrate their city's only public high school.  Come join the festivities!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/20/12

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Lynbrook High School placed two teams in the US Department of Energy Science Bowl regional competition.  Placing first overall was the team of  Marcus Schorow (Captain), Alexandra Cong, Derek Lou, Johnny Ho and Keegan Mendonca, who will now compete in the National event in Washington DC  (April 28- May 1).  The second team placed 5th overall and consisted of  Aaron Yuan (Captain), James Ma,  Jeffrey Jiang, Julia Huang and Steven Hao.  Congratulations!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/19/12

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Cupertino High sent two Science and Engineering Club teams to compete in the final round of the Applied Materials' Clean Tec Competition at Santa Clara University. Yuzhang Chen and Aditya Gande's project, FRED (Flood Relief Emergency Device), was one of the finalists, and John Zhao, Melody Hsu, and Jun Chang's project, H2Oasis, came in first place overall. Congratulations!

Also in Science, Eric Jang was selected as a delegate for the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Maryland after presenting at the regional symposium at CSU Monterey Bay.  A video of Eric’s presentation can be found using the link below.

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Published: 3/19/12

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Congratulations to Monta Vista's El Estoque for winning the highest award, The Gold Crown, for both print and on-line news.  These awards are presented annually by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Columbia University, New York. 

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/19/12

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The Crab Feed is on April 6 in the De Anza College Gymnasium from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are only $40 each! Help raise money for your favorite school while enjoying all-you-can-eat Crab or vegetarian Indian meal option.  There will be live music, a silent auction and an exciting live auction to end the evening.  All proceeds support students and programs in the Fremont Union High School District. Tickets are available at all 5 high schools or visit the Foundation website.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/12/12

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Cupertino High School's FBLA club  hosted a tremendously successful FBLA Bay Section Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 3. 700 students from as far Petaluma to Morgan Hill attended.

FBLA students from all 5 District high schools were in attendance and performed at their usual high levels in over 20 events.

Throughout the day, the custodial staff were a shining example of what it means to do one’s job well. Many Cupertino High School student-volunteers helped out in various ways and acts from Tino-Stock and Comedy Sports provided afternoon entertainment.

CHS FBLA club collected and donated school supplies to West Valley Community Services for distribution to needy students. Former CHS principal and FBLA adviser, Barbara Nunes, made the formal presentation to West Valley Community Services.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/5/12

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Cupertino High School Honors Kristen Kakes as the Certificated Employee of the Year and Lisa Balga as the Classified Employee of the year.  Click on the link below to read the full article or download the full press release.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 2/14/12

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There will be a Public Hearing on March 1, 2012 at 6:15 p.m. at Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA on the intention of the Fremont Union High School District to establish criteria to determine whether school construction projects are substantially complex and subject to more than five percent retention.

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Posted by: Aram Darmanian
Published: 2/8/12

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In memory of Priscilla Chan, a scholarship fund has been opened in her name at Homestead High School. If you would like to donate to the 2012 Priscilla Chan Scholarship Fund, please make checks payable to the HHS ASB, Priscilla Chan Scholarship Fund. Checks may be submitted to the Homestead High School ASB Office. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

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Published: 2/7/12

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We are extremely saddened to announce the news that Priscilla Chan (Homestead High School Career Ctr. Liaison) passed away on January 15th.  Priscilla had been fighting a battle with cancer for several months.

Priscilla began at Homestead in 1998 as a Bilingual Instructional Assistant, working with the sheltered classes.  In 2000, she moved into the position on Career and College Center Liaison. In her role as the Career Center Liaison, Priscilla Chan was responsible for guiding thousands of students through the very complex college selection, college application and financial aid application process. Over the years she scheduled and coordinated hundreds of college representative visits at Homestead.  She helped and mentored thousands of students in how to research information about various colleges. Perennially she coordinated the District Annual College Fair at Homestead and the Senior Honor Night. As seniors received their acceptance letters Mrs. Chan would then assist them with the financial aid application process.


Priscilla was known as a dedicated, gracious and thoughtful employee.  She was a true team member of the Guidance Department.  Homestead will miss her kind and gentle approach with students, teachers and the community.


Homestead is in the process of developing a scholarship in Mrs. Chan’s name.  More information will follow at a later date.
 

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Published: 1/30/12

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Fremont High School's Los Padres and the Columbia Neighborhood Center present a meet and greet with Francisco Jiménez, Ph.D., award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa and Reaching Out. This special event will take place February 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Columbia Middle School, 739 Morse Ave. The event is open to the public at no charge.


Jiménez will share his life story and experiences as a young child who immigrated to the U.S. with his family. He will discuss his time working in the farmlands of California, his challenges with the English language and how he took full advantage of his education. Jimenez attended Santa Clara University for his B.A., and earned his masters and doctorate in Latin American literature from New York’s Columbia University. He is currently the Fay Boyle Professor at Santa Clara University and has published and edited books on Mexican and Mexican-American literature.


Hosted by the Columbia Neighborhood Center and Sunnyvale Public Library, do not miss this opportunity to meet Jiménez in person, and read his inspiring books that have been translated into many languages, including the illustrated, bilingual children’s book The Christmas Gift.

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Published: 1/26/12

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On December 28, 2011, Monta Vista students Youjin Lee and Ansh Shukla won 1st and 2nd place in the first Chinese Bridge US West Coast Secondary School Students Chinese Speech Contest. Both Youjin Lee and Ansh Shukla are currently enrolled in Ms. I-Chu Chang’s Chinese 4 Honors class.


First place winner sophomore Youjin Lee will represent the US West Coast in Beijing this summer for the final contest with contestants from around the world. Youjin Lee is a Korean student who has studied Chinese for five-and-a-half years, four of which were done in Shanghai at an early age. Her speech shared the frustration she had when she first started learning Chinese, including the cultural differences between Korea and China. She encouraged all foreign students to hang in there and not to give up, for very soon they will discover all the hard work is worthwhile.  


Second place winner senior Ansh Shukla humorously shared stories of his learning Chinese and won the biggest laughter with his wit and vivid performance. Ansh began studying Chinese when he was a freshman, and with his profound interest in the business field, is looking forward to the role Chinese language will play in his life in the future.


This contest was sponsored by CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools) and by the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University, and Co-sponsored by Hanban and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco. The hosts of the contest were Baocai Jia, Organizing Committee Co-Chair and Vice President of CLASS, and Hui Zhang, Co-Director of the Confucius Institute. Participants in this contest were limited to non-native speakers of Chinese, with more than 30 schools participating!


Baocai Jia pointed out that this contest is different from most Chinese speech contests. In addition to being judged on their speech, contestants were also judged on their ability to answer relevant questions about their speech and Chinese culture in a Q & A session. This form of judging allows the student’s actual language proficiency to shine through Baocai Jia said.


Awards were presented by the Chinese Consulate General’s office consisting of Vice Consul General Mr. Xianrong Yi, Chief Consul for Education Mr. Wei Shao and by the Director of the Confucius Institute Mr. Jiaxin Xie.
    
 

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/23/12

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On December 16, 2010, the District Board of Trustees certified the Final Environmental Impact Reports (Final EIRs) for the Lynbrook and Monta Vista High Schools Sports Fields Improvements and Lighting projects and approved the Reduced Use and Light Levels alternative of these projects. 

A case was brought to the Santa Clara County Superior Court arguing that the EIRs did not comply with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  On November 30, 2011, the Court directed the District to reconsider their earlier decisions after appropriate CEQA review. 

The District chose to comply with the Court’s direction by preparing Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Reports (Draft REIRs) which address those sections of the EIR that required reconsideration under the Court’s findings.

The Draft REIRs are available at the links below.  The Draft REIRs are also available for review on-site at the Fremont Union High School District Office at 589 West Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94087.

We encourage you to review the Draft REIRs and submit your comments.  In order to be included in the formal REIR review process, your written comments must be received at the Fremont Union High School District Office by 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2012.

Please submit your comments along with your contact information to:

 

Fremont Union High School District

Attention: Ellie Johnson

589 West Fremont Avenue / Sunnyvale, CA  94087

email: REIR_LHS@fuhsd.org or REIR_MVHS@fuhsd.org        fax:  408-522-2234

 

Please click on the following attachments to view copies of the Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Reports for Lynbrook and Monta Vista High School.

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Published: 1/18/12

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Due to a limited number of seats, registration for the AP Chinese Language & Culture exam will be managed with a priority registration process. FUHSD students who are currently enrolled in the FUHSD AP Chinese course, along with any 12th grader who wants to take this exam, will be given first priority and should register between January 30 and February 10. Current FUHSD 11th graders not enrolled in AP Chinese will be able to register between February 13 and February 17. Current 9th and 10th graders enrolled in an FUHSD Chinese course may register for the exam between February 20 and March 1. This exam costs $105 and is not open to non-FUHSD students.

For details about registering for AP exams, please refer to your school’s website or visit the ASB office.

Date

Who can register

1/30-2/10

  • Students enrolled in FUHSD AP Chinese class
  • Any 12th grader

2/13-2/17

  • Students enrolled in FUHSD AP Chinese class
  • Any 12th grader
  • Any 11th grader

2/20-3/01

  • Students enrolled in FUHSD AP Chinese class
  • Any 12th grader
  • Any 11th grader
  • 9th or 10th graders enrolled in FUHSD Chinese program
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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/17/12

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Camuso.jpgIt is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our long time Teacher and Coach, Chuck Camuso.

Chuck began teaching and coaching in the Fremont Union High School District in the fall of 1963.  As well as coaching varsity baseball at Homestead, he coached at Cupertino High School and the now closed Sunnyvale High School.

After 53 years of refereeing, Camuso, at age 77, retired prior to the 2011 season. He had worn his striped shirt and knickers for the last time, or so he thought. Camuso came out of retirement for one last game in December 2011, the annual Thanksgiving Day Big Bone rivalry between Lincoln and San Jose. For Camuso, who had only missed one Bone game since 1960 (he was hospitalized during the 1985 contest), it was the 50th time he was part of the officiating crew for the Thanksgiving affair.


In 2010, Camuso called an end to his 25-year run as the baseball coach at Homestead High. Including 19 years at Sunnyvale, Camuso served 44 seasons at the varsity level in the Fremont Union High School District and his teams totaled more than 600 victories, leading to him holding the record for the most wins by an active baseball coach. Among the many players he coached were Scott Erickson, who pitched in the Major Leagues, Matt Vokemier, who made it to Triple-A and most recently, Evan Marshall, a 2008 graduate, reached AA in his first season of pro ball last summer.

Coach Camuso was quoted as saying “the love of the game is number one”, and his many years of coaching and teaching reflected that passion.

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Published: 1/17/12

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On Friday, Jan. 13, more than 1,000 students from all five high schools of the FUHSD came together for a fun rally in the large gym at Fremont High School.  The rally will consisted of spirited competitions and games between the schools in addition to celebrating the unity that exists within our District.  The IDC commissioners from each school organized the "Fantastics" rally and were happy to see a full gym as Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High Schools each bought 150 or more students.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/13/12

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Recently the District completed a number of projects intended to improve the efficiency and access of its technology resources.

In response to the increased use of wireless networking FUHSD upgraded the entire wireless system at all 5 high schools, the district office and Adult Education facilities. The  new systems will provide blanket coverage at all locations, eliminating the "dead spots" that existed throughout our campuses. The new system uses state of the art 802.11N system with enterprise quality Cisco wireless access points and a centralized management application.  The upgrade required extensive rewiring and the placement of several additional access points.

The District also began the virtualization of servers throughout the district.  Virtualization refers to the creation of virtual machines that act like servers, but are actually located on a single powerful computer capable of hosting multiple server installations.   The primary advantages of virtualization include a reduction in the number of computers allowing for more efficient use of the hardware resources (i.e. cpu, disc space, memory) with an associated reduction in energy use.  

The Technology Dept. is also examining the of possibility of extending virtualization in hope of creating a pilot program in a student computer lab within the next year.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/13/12

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During the next two months, each district school will be conducting our annual residency verification process for all current 10th and incoming 9th Grade students. Please click on the link below for more information.

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Published: 1/5/12

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This past Saturday, the national FIRST Robotics season held its kick-off event in Morris Daley Auditorium at San Jose State.

The 2011-2012 season marks FIRST’s 21st season.  Representatives from teams throughout the region packed into the auditorium to watch the highly anticipated live NASA-sponsored video broadcast that revealed the requirements of this year’s competition, and released the password to the encrypted competition manual.  The broadcast featured FIRST founder, Dean Kamen, as well as other well known corporate, political, and entertainment supporters including both President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton, Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company,  and music entertainer, will.i.am, along with Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra of the Obama Administration.  The emotion was palpable as teams listened intently to the messages from leaders in the nation about the promise of FIRST and waited for the new game to be unveiled.

 

This years game, called Rebound Rumble,  involves numerous challenges for the robots to mitigate, including scoring points by getting specially made FIRST basketballs into a specifically designed set of hoops, gathering a maximum of three balls up from the floor and holding onto them in preparation for shooting,  cooperating with other robots on the same alliance to balance on a ‘bridge’ that spans a divider in the middle of the competition field, and gives extra points to teams who manage to balance on one of the bridges with a robot from the opposing alliance – a concept termed ‘coopertition’.

 

After teams learned about the new 2012 Game, they picked up their robotics kits, and returned to their school sites, downloaded and printed the Competition Manual, and  began the process of identifying what their robot must be able to, brainstorming a variety of priorities, and sharing newly gained knowledge and insights with one another.  Fremont High’s team, the Grinders, joined Lynbrook’s, Funky Monkey’s for an afternoon of broad thinking, and Cupertino, Homestead, and Monta Vista, all held team meetings back at their sites to begin the official 2012 season.  Teams will have 6 weeks to build a function robot, which is then, ‘bagged and tagged’, with no addition work allowed until competitions begin.  Regional competitions are held throughout states, and qualifying teams will attend the “Nationals” which will be held in St. Louis- end of April.

 

Thank you to all the teachers, advisors, mentors, and sponsors who make FIRST Competitions possible.  Your dedication is inspiring and we look forward to seeing FUHSD robots in action.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 1/5/12

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The holiday break has begun.  Schools will be closed from December 17, 2011 to January 3, 2012. This also represents the end of the First Semester.  The Second Semester begins when school resumes in January.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 12/19/11

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Akane Tanaban from Fremont High School, Shana Smith from Lynbrook, Grace Henson from Homestead and Welton Kwong, Program Administrator for English Learners  were selected from among educators all over the country to give a presentation at the Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council) Annual Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center December 3-7. The FUHSD team shared their experiences as a cross-school collaboration committed to building and implementing  a common and rigorous curriculum in English Language Development courses.  Entitled “Silos No More: Journey of an English Language Development Professional Learning Community” the presentation illustrated  the instructional units developed by the team over the last three years and shared what the team has learned about data collection and use of formative assessments.

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Published: 12/1/11

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On Friday, November 18th, the entire student body of over 1780 students assembled in the Lynbrook Gymnasium along with dignitaries, mentors, parents, business partners and special guests as part of the Lynbrook High School Vikes of Distinction Celebration.  


Formally, the entire school community gathered to celebrate receiving the national award, 2011 Intel School of Distinction for high school science, recognizing Lynbrook’s outstanding student achievement,  innovative teaching and excellent learning environment.  Lynbrook High School was selected from over 2400 applicant schools and awarded the Intel School of Distinction Award at a Washington D.C. Gala Dinner on September 20, 2011.


The Vikes of Distinction Celebration also included recognition of eleven Lynbrook student groups who have received multiple national awards this year in a broad range of disciplines.   These groups included: the epic student newspaper, Vertigo literary magazine, Valhalla yearbook, Science Club, Math Club, Speech & Debate Team, Japan Bowl Team, Computer Science Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Robotics and Model United Nations.  
Scott Trumbull, LHS Alumnus and Director of Intel’s Americas Marketing Group, and Julie Dunkle, Intel Headquarters Education Manager, shared congratulations and inspirational words to the students.  In addition, the school received a congratulations letter from U.S. Congressman Mike Honda, a California State Senate Resolution from Senator Sam Blakeslee and Proclamation of Commendation from the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors presented by Supervisor Ken Yeager.  A City of San Jose Commendation presented by Mayor Chuck Reed at this month’s City Council meeting was also shared with the audience.


As part of the celebration, students watched two student-produced videos on the Intel Award and the National Award winning groups, science club experiments and a Science Bowl competition of adults vs. students.
Following the celebration, a reception was held in the Student Cove with a display by the Lynbrook Robotics Team and where thirteen students presented their current science research projects.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 11/22/11

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Akane Tanaban from Fremont High School, Shana Smith from Lynbrook, Grace Henson from Homestead and Welton Kwong, Program Administrator for English Learners  have been selected from among educators all over the country to give a presentation at the Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council) Annual Conference to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center December 3-7. The FUHSD team will share their experiences as a cross-school collaboration committed to building and implementing  a common and rigorous curriculum in English Language Development courses.  Entitled “Silos No More: Journey of an English Language Development Professional Learning Community” the presentation will illustrate  the instructional units developed by the team over the last three years and share what the team has learned about data collection and use of formative assessments.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 11/22/11

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The Board of Trustees annually recognizes graduating seniors who provide service to nonprofit organizations in the community.  This recognition takes place as part of the Senior Awards ceremony at the schools, and students may wear their Community Service Award medal at graduation.  

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Posted by: Bettylu Smith
Published: 6/28/11

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Graduation ceremonies will be held on Thursday, June 9th.
Check each high school for time and location.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 5/9/11

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Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of Cupertino HIgh School's new baseball field on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Schedule of Event:

9:00 am - walk the field to experience the new facility first hand

10:00 am - Opening Ceremonies

10:30 am - Alumni Homerun Hitting Contest

Check the Cupertino High School Home Page for last minute updates:

Cupertino High School

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 4/13/11

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Help finish the entrance plaza to the Homestead High School Athletic Fields by participating in the DONOR BRICK PROGRAM!

Click here to purchase a donor brick online or see the attached file for more information and for an order form. Be a permanent part of Homestead history!

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 4/12/11

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At the March 16 Board of Trustees Meeting, Christine Mallery (CBO) presented the FUHSD Second Interim Budget report. If you would like to view a copy of the presentation, please go to the Budget Presentation section on the Business Services page.

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 3/16/11

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Our high schools will be closed for Spring Break April 18-22.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 3/9/11

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Our five high schools will be closed for Winter Break February 21 - 25. 

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 1/5/11

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The District Office, 589 W. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale, is open from 8am to 4:30pm on Monday, December 20, Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22 and then closed through mid-year break. The District Office will be re-open on January 3, 2011.
 

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 12/20/10

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Our five high schools will be closed for MID YEAR BREAK from December 20 through January 2, 2011. School resumes on Monday, January 3, 2011.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 12/3/10

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Face to Face with Dean Shaw from Stanford University

Monday, November 15, 2010 from 7 to 9pm

Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino

Sponsored by Asian American Parent Association

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 11/4/10

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Saturday, November 20th, from 9am to 4pm at Lynbrook High School, 1280 Johnson Avenue in San Jose.
Start your holiday shopping early! All items handcrafted - toys, dolls & animals, pottery, woodworking, clothing, home decor, jewelry, soaps, art and more. Enjoy international food, live music, face painting and raffles. Sponsored by the Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters to benefit band and orchestra programs at the high school

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 11/2/10

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Saturday, December 4, from 9am-5pm and Sunday, December 5, from 10am-3:30pm
at Fremont High School, 1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, CA.
Over 60 vendors with hand-crafted items for your home and holiday decorating and gift giving!

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 11/2/10

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September 29, 2010
Homestead High School Gyms
6:30pm

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 9/29/10

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MONDAY, AUGUST 23 — 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS
See high school websites for schedules

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 6/14/10

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Check each high school for time and location.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 5/18/10

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is in the news with her third start-up company ABC Channel 7 Report
Wall Street Journal

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 5/6/10

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City of Cupertino Earth Day Film and Fun Festival
Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 2pm
City Hall Plaza in front of Cupertino Library

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 3/31/10

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AAPA Parent Information Seminiar
is postponed

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 3/31/10

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Districtwide Art Showcase featuring student work from Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook and Monta Vista High Schools continues at Vallco through Sunday, May 16. Open noon - 8pm; Sunday noon - 7pm

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 3/4/10

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Cupertino Co-Op Nursery School (CCNS) has been under the Fremont Union High School District umbrella since 1955, housed in the parking lot on the Fremont High School Campus. CCNS invites families to an Open House on February 27 from 10am to 1pm.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 2/11/10

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Fremont High School community members are invited  to learn about progress on the track and fields renovation project  — Wednesday, January 20, at 7pm at the District Office, 589 W. Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 1/15/10

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The Cupertino High School panoramic picture project is nearing completion!! They only need TWO more pictures from the classes of 1966 and 1967! Please ask friends, family, neighbors, work colleagues - anyone! Please help finish this project! Contact Assistant Principal Andy Walczak at 366-7374 if you have access to any of these four class pictures. When complete, all 50 class photos will be on public display at the high school.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 1/14/10

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U.S. News World Report’s “Best High Schools" list for 2010 shows gold ratings (top 100 schools) for Monta Vista High School at #70 and Lynbrook High School at #98 and a silver rating (next 90 schools) for Homestead High School. The magazine analyzed 21,786 public high schools in 48 states plus the District of Columbia. State proficiency standards and college preparation were included in the research.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 12/17/09

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Lynbrook High School's Annual Holiday Craft Faire
           Saturday, November 21, 9 am - 4 pm

This popular faire features handcrafted items from over 100 vendors.
You will find unique gifts for everyone on your list - young and old
alike. Crafts range from the quaint and charming to the rare and
exquisite. There will also be hot food, student artwork and live
music. Admission is free.

Proceeds benefit Lynbrook's outstanding
Instrumental Music Program!

Lynbrook High School

1280 Johnson Ave, San Jose

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 11/16/09

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Fremont Featherettes 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Faire
Saturday, December 5 from 9am to 5pm
at Sunnyvale's Fremont High School
1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road in Sunnyvale.
Over 50 vendors with an array of gift ideas for the holidays.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 11/16/09

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The District has contracted with David J. Powers and Associates, Inc. to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Lynbrook High School Track and Fields project and the Monta Vista High School Track and Fields project. Inputs and concerns regarding the EIR preparation process can be
emailed to the EIR project manager, Demetri Loukas

NOTICE: It is extremely important that we hear all neighbors' concerns. The District has extended the official period to input comments on the Notice of Preparation for Lynbrook High School and Monta Vista High School by an additional two weeks through November 13, 2009.

Additional information on process for
      Lynbrook High School
      Monta Vista High School

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 10/28/09

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MARCHING BAND EXHIBITION will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 on Fremont High School’s Diesner Field. TIME: 6 to 9pm  ADMISSION: $5.00   BANDS PERFORMING: Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High Schools

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 9/28/09

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 On July 30th our Board of Trustees adopted Resolution #910-03 to renew our current parcel tax of $98. This measure will appear on the November 3rd ballot.
“To provide stable, local funds needed to protect teaching positions, and assure that Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High School students are prepared to successfully compete for college admission, shall the Fremont Union High School District replace its existing, expiring parcel tax with a tax at the same annual rate of $98 per parcel to be adjusted annually for inflation, with all funds benefitting local high schools, and offering an exemption to seniors and the disabled?”

Formal Notice of Education Parcel Tax Election

Signed Resolution #910-03

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 9/18/09

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GROSSMANanita.jpgAnita Grossman has joined the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation (FUHSF) as the organization’s Executive Director.

A former educator and nonprofit fundraising professional for the past 20 years, Ms. Grossman is especially passionate about the Foundation’s mission: to develop resources and community relationships for the advancement of quality education in the Fremont Union High Schools District, which includes Cupertino, Sunnyvale and parts of Santa Clara and San Jose.

“I am delighted to be at the helm of The Foundation,” says Grossman. “I know how much is expected of the public schools and the limited resources available to deliver a high-quality education. Our community is extremely fortunate to have five high schools in the district that provide an excellent broad-based education to our students.”

“In these difficult economic times, the work of the Foundation becomes even more critical,” says Don Mackenzie, FUHSF President.. “Our board is excited to be partnering with Anita to raise more money this year to support our high schools.” 

Recent programs funded by The Foundation include School Loop, a virtual student planner for use by students and parents and Naviance, an on-line college and career exploration tool.

The Foundation raises funds for programs and services for 10,300 students at Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook and Monte Vista High Schools. It is the only fundraising arm of the district that raises and distributes funds for students at all schools.

The Foundation’s website is www.fuhsfoundation.org.

 

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 9/14/09

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CBO/Associate Superintendent Christine Mallery stated the California Legislative Analyst Office reported tax collections for personal income tax and corporation tax fell short of the budgeted level for the current year by $1.8 billion. Reports show that the upcoming May 19th Special Election ballot measures are still trailing in the polls. If these measures fail and the state revenues continue to underperform projections, the state budget deficit may push $20 billion. Staff is waiting for the release of the Governor’s May Revision on June 5th to get a better estimate of the magnitude of the budget problem and the Governor’s proposals to solve it. The District will also receive more information at the property tax meeting with the Santa Clara County Assessor on May 20th. Superintendent Bove added that Adult Community Education is working hard to balance its budget, waiting for clarification from the state on the appropriated funding level for next year.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 5/8/09

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Join the Cupertino Teen, Public Safety, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Commissions on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 and make an effort to walk to school or walk to work. “Take an extra step to help Cupertino.”

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 4/10/09

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An OPTIONAL exemption is available for a senior citizen who owns and occupies, as a principal residence, a parcel and applies to the district for exemption. For the 2009-2010 tax year, a senior citizen is defined as a person 65 years of age or older by June 30, 2010. Please apply for the exemption by May 31, 2009. For those who miss the deadline, a refund is available after the 2009-2010 tax bill has been paid in full. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION  pdf

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 4/7/09

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HIGH SCHOOLS FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL CRAB FEED with all-you-can-eat Fresh, Cold Crab, Pasta Salad, Green Salad Bread  •  Friday, April 3, 2009  •  5:30 - 9:00PM  •  Gym at DeAnza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA Park in structure off Stelling Road
Tickets are $40 presale and $50 at the door!
Tickets available in main offices of high schools and District Office,
589 W. Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale or call 408.773-1218

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 3/30/09

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CBO, Christine Mallery stated that the State legislature is currently  conducting budget hearings, with a May 1st deadline to pass any bills that would have a fiscal impact. The State received nearly $4.9 billion in State Fiscal Stabilization Funds, available to California through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The District is applying for these funds, even though we might not qualify as a Basic Aid district. Mallery reported that the next Santa Clara County Assessor¹s Office meeting to review property tax information is May 20th.

The District hopes to receive better information on the tax amount for the current fiscal year and to prepare for next year.

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Posted by: Cindy McArthur
Published: 3/17/09