Wednesday, September 3, 2014


LMS/LHS parents:

Wednesday, September 10th
7:00 - 8:00pm.
LHS Cafeteria and Band room

Come meet your students band or choir teacher, get the activities and concert schedule for the year, and meet other music parents and music booster members. It's going to be a great evening!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


We are ready to start the 2014/15 school year.   Are you?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jr. Ski toSea Parade

End of year busyness - Yikes!!  Our band and  choir students are ALL over the place this time of year.  We will try and catch you up each day  this week.

LMS Jr. Ski to Sea Parade

Before the parade we tanked up our 7th and 8th grade students with carbs!!

And this was before the pizza was delivered by the good people at Milt's  Pizza!   And they put a pretty good dent into all  that food too.
Time to load the busses.


How is this for the cutest band assistant EVER?  Mr.  Norman's little guy marching with  the band, playing his kazoo.
Cuteness factor always works!

Well done, LMS Marching Band!!   See you marching  again at the Farmers Day Parade in June.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's Coming!!!


The Farmer's Day Parade is coming for both the LMS and LHS bands.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 7th!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Where is Music?

You can imagine our surprise when it was brought to our attention the lack of music (or the fine arts for that matter) being  mentioned in the Welcome packet  for incoming freshmen and  new students.

Here is the direct link.

I copied the document here as well.  Tell us what you think?  Why is music not even mentioned?   Leave thoughts in the  comment section or join our conversation over on our Facebook page.

“Welcome to LHS!”

What incoming freshmen and new families should know about
Lynden High School.
1. Check the online calendar and daily bulletin on the website often.
This will keep you up-to-date on just about everything that is happening at the high school.  The calendar is updated regularly and is located on the top right menu bar on the LHS homepage.

2.  Back-to-School Day
Back-to-school day is held at the end of August.  The exact date will be posted on the website in the summer.  Students will be able to do the following at back-to-school day:

·         Receive their schedules
·         Take yearbook/ASB photos
·         Purchase a yearbook
·         Purchase a yearly planner
·         Purchase their ASB card
·         Pay pay-to-play fees if they are playing sports
·         Add money to their lunch accounts

3.  Know who to contact for needed information.
                        Attendance/discipline:  Wendy Kuplent, 354-4401 ext. 5200
                        ASB, sports and activities:  Glenda Johnson, 354-4401 ext. 5251
                        General school information:  Teri Hilt, 354-4401 ext. 5201
                        Career Center:  Shelly Williamson, 354-4401 ext. 5260
                        Counseling Center/registration/address changes:  Lisa Wilde, 354-4401 ext. 5218
                        Security:  Chadd Little, 354-4401 ext. 5249
                        Nurse/medications:  Kathy VanderVeen, 354-4401 ext. 5207

Last name      A – H    Chris Elsner, 345-4401 ext. 5204
Last name      I – O    Erin Shaffer, 354-4401 ext. 5229
      Last name      P – Z    Christina Lynch, 354-4401 ext. 5228

4.  The LHS Student Handbook
There is a link to this handbook on the LHS main webpage. Here is a sampling of what information is available in the student handbook:
                                        Attendance rules and procedures
                                        Dress code guidelines
                                        Technology policies
                                        Cell phone guidelines
                                        Athletic eligibility information

5. “Sign in and out”
Students need to sign in and out of school ALWAYS if they have been absent or are leaving to or returning from an appointment.  LHS is a closed campus and students are not allowed to leave campus without parental approval. 

6.  Medications
The school nurse, Kathy VanderVeen, 354-4401 ext. 5207, needs to be contacted if your child requires medication during the school day.  This includes over-the-counter medications. 

7.  School supplies

There is no official list of school supplies that freshmen need.  Their individual teachers will inform them the first week of school of any supplies that they will be required to purchase for the school year.

8.  Lynden High School sports seasons:  Does your child want to play?
Students need to have a current sports physical and turn in a completed sport’s packet before they can participate in any fashion.  Check the LHS athletic webpage for season starting/turnout dates. The first turnout for fall sports is in August. 

Tryouts for cheerleading will be held prior to spring break each year.

There will be informational sports meetings during school for students to attend before each season begins.  Head coach phone numbers are given below.

Fall:  Boys and girls cross country; football; girls soccer; girls swim; boys tennis; volleyball
Winter:  Boys and girls basketball; boys swim; boys and girls wrestling
Spring:  Baseball; boys and girls golf; softball; girls tennis; boys soccer; boys and girls track

Cross Country (B&G) ........ Kevin Richins (354-4401 x5247)
Football ............................. Curt Kramme (354-4401 x5241)
Soccer (G) ......................... Katie Yoder (815-3832)
       Swim (G) ........................... Linda Bode (354-4717)
Tennis (B) ......................... Trey Ballard (354-2952 x118)
Volleyball ........................... Julie Clift (354-4401 x5222)
Swim (B) ........................... Steve Gibb (224-3874)
Basketball (B) .................... Brian Roper (354-4401 x5253)
Basketball (G) ................... Rob Adams (961-3660)
Wrestling (B) ..................... Randy Anderson (354-4401 x5205)
Wrestling (G)……………….Santos Gallegos (305-1363)
Baseball ............................ Cory White (354-2952 x147)
Fast Pitch .......................... Steve Petersen (319-6879)
Golf (B) .............................. Russ Dorr (305-2780) 
Golf (G) ............................. Scott Sahagian (354-4401 x5221)
Soccer (B) ......................... Drew Smiley (303-5121) 
Tennis (G) ......................... Trey Ballard (354-2952 x118)
Track & Field (B&G) .......... Layne Hutchins (354-4401 x5226)
Cheer Coach………………Kellee Wallace (961-3065) 
Trainer……………………...Duane Korthuis (354-4401 x5308)
9.  ASB clubs:  A great way to meet new friends!
LHS offers many diverse clubs for students.   Clubs meet for thirty minutes every two weeks during Activity Period.  There is a list of clubs on the website.  Students who do not choose to attend a club will stay in their first period classes.
 10.  Freshmen Mentor Program
Every year our incoming freshmen are partnered up with upperclassmen and meet with them a few times throughout the school year.  The upperclassmen inform freshmen about upcoming events and the ins-and-outs of high school life.
 11.  Lockers
Lockers are optional at the high school.  Students will be allowed to sign up for lockers during the first week of school, or any time during the school year.  Incoming freshmen need to decide whether or not they would like a locker.
12.  Library hours
The library is available before school, during lunches and after school daily.  Students are welcome to read, work on homework, use the printer or visit quietly with friends.  Official library hours are from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
13.  Skyward/Family Access:  Stay on top of those grades!
Please note that there is a link to Skyward on the website homepage.   If you are having trouble logging on to Skyward, please select the “Family Access/Skyward information” link under “Useful Information” on the homepage.  On Skyward you will be able to find out many types of information regarding your student, including:  current grades; teacher contact information; assignment information; attendance and discipline information.
14.  High school informational e-mails
You will be receiving informational e-mails regarding your student throughout the school year.  In particular, from our Principal, Todd Apple and from Shelly Williamson in the Counseling and Career Center.  Please contact Lisa Wilde, Registrar, at 354-4401 ext. 5218 if you are not receiving these e-mails.  You may need to update your e-mail address.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Do you have any questions, comments or concerns? 
Please give us a call.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

GREAT Fundraiser!!!

Congratulations for our HS band  and choir students to continue earning your funds for the Disneyland May 2015 band trip. 

You sold 145 dozen donuts!!  Funds will be credited to your individual travel account.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A busy Saturday!!

Our LMS marching band was in the Holland  Happenings parade in Oak Harbor.  A long standing tradition!!
And LHS senior Tyler Stitt  represented Lynden at the SJMEA State Solo and Ensemble competition.

Here is a link to watch Tyler's outstanding performance of Raga No.1 where he received a SUPERIOR  rating. Still waiting to hear standing results.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

An Historic First

The very first  LHS Wind Ensemble selfie!!  Take ON stage DURING a concert. Actually, it was right after the senior gift  presentation and before  the final song.


Thursday, April 24, 2014


There's nothing like seeing  the stage ready for the students to arrive. 

Our fabulous Symphonic band:

Our wonderful Wind Ensemble:

Our AMAZING seniors:

And the  very first  ever Wind Ensemble SELFIE:

Hope of over to the Lynden Music  Boosters Facebook page to see a couple of videos from this evenings  concert.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bringing Back the Blog

As you can see from our last post - it's been a few years since we've posted anything here.  Well, that is about to change.  We're bringing back the blog.  Not everyone is on Facebook and are missing out on the things we post over there.

We can't wait to keep you informed again about ALL the great things going on with music in the Lynden School District.  And have a little fun along the way.



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