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Baldwin Park Unified School District

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  • 3699 N. Holly Ave., Baldwin Park, CA 91706 • 626-962-3311
  • Baldwin Park traces its roots back to the 1882 construction of a school house and the 1888 establishment of the Vineland School District. The district, renamed for Baldwin Park in 1914 when the community chose a new name, served elementary students until the early 1950s, when unification of districts led to the creation of the Baldwin Park Unified School District. Today, there are 13 elementary schools, three junior high schools, one middle school, two comprehensive high schools, one continuation high school, an adult school and an early childhood education program.

  • Superintendent of Schools: Froilan N. Mendoza
  • Board of Trustees: Christina Lucero, president; Teresa I. Vargas, clerk/vice president; Santos Hernandez, Jr., member; Carlos Lopez, member

Baldwin Park Elementary to be Featured in Rod Dixon Documentary

Follow-up Story: Cameras rolled this fall as 38 students from Baldwin Park Unified’s Vineland Elementary stretched and jogged alongside 1972 Olympic medalist Rod Dixon for a documentary on his life and campaign to inspire healthy living. Vineland students joined the effort when in 2016-17 they signed on as part of Rod Dixon’s Kids Marathon, an international program that teaches the benefits of regular exercise and engenders a passion for running. Students learn about the importance of nutrition and run roughly a mile a week, completing in stages a marathon’s 26.2 miles. The documentary is expected to feature interviews with student runners, principal and co-coach Dr. Laura Rodriguez and co-coach Marisol Lazaro, as well as shots of the school’s entrance. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Board of Education Names 2018 Officers

Follow-up Story: Baldwin Park Unified’s Board of Education on Dec. 5 named Teresa I. Vargas as board president and Diana E. Dzib as board clerk/vice president for 2018. Vargas was elected to the board in 2009. She served as president in 2015 and as clerk/vice president in 2011 and 2017. Board Member Santos Hernandez, Jr. was selected during the meeting as the board’s 2018 representative on the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association. Hernandez and Vargas also will serve on the Community Collaborative Committee. Board Member Christina Lucero, who served as president in 2016 and 2017, will represent the board on the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization and the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program. The Board of Education’s fifth seat, recently vacated, will be filled through appointment on Dec. 11. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Middle School Gears Up for Robotics Competition

Holland Middle School’s robotics team is busy putting the final touches on its robot for the second round of the VEX Robotics Competition, where 24 teams from across the region will compete. The match will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at McBride High School, 7025 Parkcrest St., Long Beach. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)

Baldwin Park High School to Hold First-Ever Multicultural Holiday Celebration

Baldwin Park High School will host its first-ever Posada de Unidad, a multicultural celebration of holiday traditions from around the world, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at the high school gymnasium, 3900 Puente Ave., Baldwin Park. Organized by four students in the school’s Dual Language Immersion program, the festival will feature a procession, or posada, through at least 19 booths set up by school clubs and organizations. Each booth will focus on a different holiday tradition, offering displays and activities for participants. The event will also include piñatas, performances by the school’s marching band, jazz band and choir, as well as tamburazo and cumbia music. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified High School Band, Choir to Perform during CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive

About 150 student musicians from Baldwin Park Unified’s Sierra Vista High School band and choir will perform as part of the California Highway Patrol’s annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Plaza West Covina, 428 Plaza Drive, West Covina . The event is the final of five daylong toy collections held over three weeks. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Elementary to be Featured in Rod Dixon Documentary

Follow-up Story: Cameras rolled as 38 students from Baldwin Park Unified’s Vineland Elementary stretched and jogged alongside 1972 Olympic medalist Rod Dixon for a documentary on his life and work. The students started their journey toward healthy living during the 2016-17 school year when they joined Rod Dixon’s Kids Marathon, an international program that teaches the benefits of regular exercise. Dixon and his film crew visited Vineland this autumn, inspiring an additional 44 students to join the 2017-18 marathon team. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)

Baldwin Park Unified Schools Collect Canned Goods for City Food Baskets

Baldwin Park Unified schools are accepting donations of canned goods through Wednesday, Dec. 13 as part of the City of Baldwin Park’s Christmas Food Basket Program, which provides food to residents in need. The city will distribute baskets on Saturday, Dec. 16 to the first 400 families to fill out applications. For information on how to help or to obtain an application, go to www.baldwinpark.com. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More

Baldwin Park Unified Senior Qualifies for Tournament of Roses Honor Band

Sierra Vista High senior Jose Garcia, who has dreamed of performing at the Tournament of Roses with the Pasadena City College Honor Band since his freshman year, will get his wish this January. Garcia, a baritone saxophone player, qualified for the prestigious band in October. He has since practiced with the honor band twice in preparation for the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More Photos

Baldwin Park Unified Bands Score Strong Fall Season

Marching bands at Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista high schools have concluded one of their strongest fall performance seasons yet, collecting awards at field shows across the area and performing in a variety of public venues. The bands will cap the season with performances at Disneyland – Sierra Vista on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Baldwin Park on Friday, Jan. 26. Baldwin Park High School’s band started the season by performing at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 14 before moving into the competitive marching band season. The team, which has 128 musicians and 20 students in color guard competed at Rowland, Sierra Vista, Los Altos and Savanna high school field show tournaments. At the Sierra Vista field show, Baldwin Park took the overall sweepstakes and the percussion sweepstakes awards. Sierra Vista High School’s band – about 130 students strong – earned a first-place award for band and third place for color guard at the Baldwin Park High School field show, and first places for band, percussion and color guard at the Duarte tournament. Both bands also performed at public events, including Baldwin Park’s annual city parade. Sierra Vista performed at the Covina Christmas Parade as well as at USC’s annual band day. Media Contact: William Diepenbrock, 909-206-5304 (office) or 909-214-6909 (cell)Read More