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9 Union Avenue Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0200





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Principal: Mr. Joseph Rainis - 516-887-0200
Assistant Principal:
Mr. Salvatore Brescia - 516-887-0200
Assistant Principal:
Mr. Matthew Sarosy - 516-887-0200

Nurse: Ms. Raffaela Careccia - 516-887-0228
Nurse: Ms. Cathy Hetrick - 516-612-5416
Nurse Fax: 516-612-5423
Student Attendance: Mrs. Carla Garvey - 516-887-0209

School Year Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Summer Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday
All visitors must have an appointment to meet with staff in any school building. Please DO call ahead. Thank you!

Important Contact Information:
NYS Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
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Medicaid Fraud Hotline: 516-612-5200

 

Welcome to Lynbrook High School
Welcome to Lynbrook High School, where student success is our daily focus and striving for excellence our overarching goal. Our blend of strong academics, a passion for the fine and performing arts, and participation in athletics, service activities and independent projects constitute the very heart of all we do.  Spend some time visiting our website; then find some time to visit us and see for yourself what makes our home away from home, Lynbrook High School, so special.  GO OWLS!!

- Joseph Rainis, Principal


Current News

Homecoming Lives on in Lynbrook

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A pandemic could not stop Lynbrook High School from celebrating its senior student-athletes. The school hosted a festive and safe homecoming car parade for its senior athletes which was followed by the school’s annual homecoming football game at Marion Street School on April 10.

Student-athletes from Lynbrook High School’s Class of 2021 decorated their cars in green and gold and met in the high school parking lot. While honking and waving to onlookers, the seniors made their way to Marion Street School where they continued the car parade on the school’s track. Three seniors, along with Lynbrook High School Principal Joseph Rainis and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak led the parade. Homecoming Queen Maeve Mooney was one of the parade participants. She was crowned queen in school the day before, along with Homecoming King Joseph Giovinco, a senior on the football team.

Prior to the football game against the Division Avenue High School Blue Dragons, senior members of Lynbrook’s cheerleading, kickline and football teams were announced onto the football field with their loved ones. Attendees and teammates cheered them on as they prepared to close the chapter on their high school athletic careers. In addition, the Lynbrook community held a moment of silence for RoseAnne Strife, a longtime supporter of the Lynbrook Public Schools and student athletics. She was both a member of the Lynbrook Moms’ and Dads’ Club executive board and a devoted PTA member for many years and was well-respected in the district.

During the football game, the Lynbrook cheerleaders showed their school spirit as they chanted and cheered on the Lynbrook Owls. To keep everyone safe, a limited number of spectators were allowed to attend the game and masks were required. That did not stop the crowd though from showing their Lynbrook pride and support.

The cheerleading team continued to entertain the crowd during halftime with a spirited performance. This was followed by a spectacular performance by the kickline team. Although the Lynbrook Owls did not take home the victory, the day was a memorable one for all as the community came together for a taste of normalcy.

“I am thrilled that we were able to celebrate our hardworking senior athletes this year and hold a homecoming event,” said Dr. Burak. “Although there were health and safety protocols in place and less of a crowd, it was a beautiful day to come together to support our Lynbrook Owls. For those who participated, smiles were definitely behind the masks. My hope is that we are one step closer to normalcy.”

LHS Students Take Simulated Business to the Top

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Lynbrook High School’s Virtual Enterprise students in Dr. Benedict Tieniber’s class are continuing to build success with their business, Fit Kit. Fit Kit was recently recognized as the number one VE business in the United States in top sales internationally over the last six months. Furthermore, Fit Kit was ranked in the top 15 worldwide for traders during Feb. 2021 and won top overall performance with nearly 2,000 transactions.

Virtual Enterprise is a national educational nonprofit that annually provides more than 16,500 students with the opportunity to create and run virtual business ventures in 430 schools across the country. Through the program, students create a business together, role-play corporate positions, conduct transactions with other simulated businesses, attend trade shows and run the business as if it were real.

Fit Kit is a company that the Lynbrook students created which is dedicated to helping people reach their fitness and health goals. During the current pandemic, at home workouts and healthy eating has become essential. The goal of the company is to guide people into a healthier and happy lifestyle for whatever their fitness goal is. The students have presented Fit Kit at online VE trade shows and at different VE competitions.

Congratulations to the whole Fit Kit team on their outstanding achievement!

Lynbrook Lights the Night for the Class of 2021

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Students, staff and families from throughout the Lynbrook Public Schools showed their strong support for Lynbrook High School’s Class of 2021 by participating in Lynbrook “Lights the Sky” on March 11. The evening event encouraged community members to place a purchased luminary bag outside their homes for the graduating seniors. It was sponsored by each Lynbrook school’s student government association to benefit the Lynbrook PTA Joint Council’s senior scholarship fund.

Leading up to the special evening, SGA members at each school worked together to sell luminary bags with lights. Each bag was worth $5 or individuals could purchase five bags for $10. The Lynbrook High School SGA held two pick up events and sold bags from the high school parking lot. Together, all the SGA members sold close to 1,000 luminary bags and raised about $4,000 for senior scholarships. The money will be given to the Lynbrook PTA Joint Council so that they can continue to distribute the wonderful senior scholarships that they do each year.

“Lynbrook is a special place, a place where we help one another and come together as a community to show our support,” said Waverly Park SGA co-adviser Shari Bowes.

“We had everyone’s support,” added Lynbrook High School SGA adviser Mary Kirby. “Barry Wyner and the fabulous members of the Lynbrook High School concert choir created an inspiring music video to promote the event. The event has proven that collaboration and teamwork can bring great success!”

The town shined bright as students, families and community members displayed their luminary bags. The event was a beautiful tribute to the Lynbrook High School senior class and a great way to bring everyone together in a safe way during an unprecedented school year.

LHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognized

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Lynbrook High School seniors Ashley Roth and Kathryn Postiglione were recently selected as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2021. Despite the unprecedented school year, they have remained strong students who have achieved many academic accolades and have been valuable members of their high school community.

Both seniors have been enrolled in rigorous Advanced Placement courses during their high school careers. Due to their outstanding AP exam results, both have been named AP Scholars with Distinction. They are also outstanding leaders who have been highly regarded by their peers.

Ashley is the president of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society. She also serves as the treasurer of the Math National Honor Society, co-leader of the school’s Women in STEM Club and is a valuable member of the school’s Mathletes team and the Science Olympiad team. Ashley has made a positive difference while involved in these various organizations. This ranges from initiating toy collections for local pediatric hospitals, to designing a new group tutoring experience for students to virtually review for their classes together during the pandemic. Aside from her involvement at Lynbrook High School, she has embraced her passion for dance and helping others by volunteering at Backyard Players & Friends, an organization that provides art-based classes for young adults with special needs.

Kathryn has followed her love of soccer and is the starting goalkeeper for the school’s varsity soccer team. Among her leadership roles, she serves as president of Science Olympiad, vice president of the Science National Honor Society and grade captain for Mathletes. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society and Women in STEM Club.

Outside of school, you can find Kathryn volunteering for e-NABLE and Canstruction. She creates 3D-printed prosthetic hands for e-NABLE, an online community, which then sends the prosthetic devices overseas to needy families in Central America and South America. Canstruction is a design/build competition and an all-volunteer public charity that involves children and adults in STEM and provides food to Long Island’s local food pantries. At Canstruction, teams are challenged to design elaborate sculptures out of containers of nonperishable goods. She helps break down the structures to facilitate the distribution of the nonperishables.

With their impressive high school achievements, Ashley and Kathryn are aiming high post-graduation. Ashley is still awaiting college decisions but plans to major in biology on a pre-medical track. After college she would like to attend medical school with the hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon. Kathryn is interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. During college, she also wants to continue to conduct research in astrophysics.

Congratulations, Ashley and Kathryn!

Student-Journalists Honored at Virtual Quill Awards

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The pandemic could not stop Horizon, Lynbrook High School’s student-run newspaper, from garnering awards at Adelphi University’s Press Day and Quill Awards. Fifteen Horizon members, including adviser Jessica Sanders, recently attended the virtual event where Horizon members proudly took home four awards.

The entire Horizon staff received third place in the “Most Outstanding Newspaper” category for their print and online publication. Juniors Julia Swerdin and Ronan Mansfield took home third place in two individual categories. Julia was recognized in the “Most Outstanding Reporter” category for her portfolio, while Ronan was awarded for “Best Visual (Photograph or Artwork)” for his illustration “The Pandemic Through the Eyes of an ER Nurse.” In addition, junior Sophie Ward received the honorable mention award for “Best News Article” about Class Night 2020.

Horizon competed against approximately 25 schools from across Long Island and the tri-state area. Each school was limited to enter six of the 9 award categories with only one nominee in each category. The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates the Horizon staff on this outstanding achievement.

Lynbrook Key Club Continues to Give Back with Second Popcorn Fundraiser

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After the success of their first popcorn fundraiser this past fall, members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club decided to gear up for the challenge once again. The students partnered with Double Good. This allowed half of their popcorn fundraiser’s proceeds to support charitable organizations or causes of the student’s choice. Just like in October, the 177 Key Club members created their own pop up stores on Double Good’s online platform where their supporters could buy popcorn for a good cause.

The Key Club executive board made the decision on who to raise the money for. Struggling to pick just one, they decided to fundraise for several. This included the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center, Lynbrook Kiwanis Inc., New York District Kiwanis Foundation, Pediatric Lyme Disease Emergency Fund, SCO Family of Services, senior scholarships, Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education and the INN. Each benefit the community which is what the Lynbrook Key Club aims to do as a club.

The ultimate goal was to raise as much money as possible and members did just that. They sold more than $27,000 worth of popcorn in the span of just four days. From this, the students were able to donate more than $13,500 to their charitable organizations of choice. The motivation from the whole executive board drove the members to go above and beyond, while simultaneously enjoying the process.

“I am very proud of them,” said Key Club adviser Dr. Benedict Tieniber.

This fundraiser has made history for the club, enabling them to sell more than $64,000 and donate more than $32,000 in just two quick popcorn fundraisers. The club will now hold two popcorn fundraisers a year because of how successful the turnout was this school year. It would not have been possible without the hard work of the Lynbrook Key Club and the club’s generous supporters.