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Lynwood Unified School District

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  • 11321 Bulls Road, Lynwood, CA 90262 • (310) 886-1600
  • Lynwood Unified School District operates 12 elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools, as well as preschool, adult education and independent studies programs in a culturally diverse community.

  • Superintendent: Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, Ph.D.
  • Board of Trustees: Alfonso Morales, Esq., president; Alma-Delia Renteria, M.Ed., vice president; Maria G. Lopez, clerk; Gary Hardie Jr., member; Alfonso Morales, member, Briseida Gonzalez, MSW, member

Lynwood Unified Set to Boost Student Access at Annual Black Teen Summit

Nearly 250 students from Lynwood Unified’s high schools are expected to attend the District’s fifth annual Black Teen Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Guest speakers and workshops will aim to extend opportunities to the District’s African-American students. The event will be held at the City of Lynwood’s Bateman Hall, 11331 Ernestine Ave., Lynwood. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount High School to Recognize African American Students

Paramount High School will recognize exceptional African American students in language arts, math, leadership and other areas of excellence at the 11th annual Black Family Forum Student Achievement Awards Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 on the PHS campus, 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount. Guest speakers from the Paramount community will be featured, and dinner will be served. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Shares Secrets of Success during Visit with Lynwood Students

Follow-up Story: Five-time NBA champion Michael Cooper, who played on the Los Angeles Lakers alongside Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 1980s, shared secrets of his success with about 100 Lynwood Unified students at Cesar Chavez Middle School on Feb. 6. Cooper put students to the test during shooting drills and imparted his five Ds of success: determination, dedication, desire, discipline and decision-making. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos Video

‘The Punisher’ Actor Jon Bernthal Inspires Lynwood Unified Students

Follow-up Story: Jon Bernthal, star of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” shared his life story with about 75 drama students from Firebaugh High and Lynwood Middle schools on Feb. 6. Bernthal, who also had pivotal roles in “Baby Driver” and “The Walking Dead,” struggled to find direction as a high school student before discovering acting. He urged Lynwood Unified students to pursue their passions. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos Video

Washington Elementary Students Display Tech Skills during Family STEM Night

Follow-up Story: Washington Elementary School hosted students and their families for a night of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experimentation at the Family STEM Night on Feb 7. Guests experienced a gaming truck that featured science activities and explored a portable planetarium. An opportunity drawing awarded one lucky winner with a tablet. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos Video

Lynwood Unified Elementary School to Host Beautification Day Cleanup

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School will gather community members to enhance its campus during a beautification day at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Students will receive school credit as they join parents and staff for the campus cleaning. Water, snacks and gloves will be provided. Marshall is at 3593 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lynwood. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Lynwood Parents to Celebrate Completion of Communication Program

Twenty-five Lynwood Unified parents will hold a commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2 to celebrate completing a program that taught them how to build digital-age bridges with their children and the community. The 12-week parent workshop, called Project-2-INSPIRE, was hosted by the California Association for Bilingual Education. The ceremony will be at Cesar Chavez Middle School, 3898 Abbott Road, Lynwood. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students, Alumni to Perform at Music Fest

Banda Nueva Dinastia de Zoochila – a second-generation Oaxacan philharmonic brass band composed of current and former Lindbergh Elementary School students – will give a free performance during the inaugural Oaxacan Philharmonic Bands Audition from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 outside the UC Riverside Performance Lab Arts 166 building, 900 University Ave., Riverside. Musical director Jessica Hernandez, a Lynwood High Class of 2006 graduate, is the first female Oaxacan brass band director in California. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Lynwood Unified Inspires African American Students at MLK Leadership Conference

More than 200 Lynwood Unified African American students were inspired when they connected with successful leaders at the Martin Luther King Jr. “Against All Odds” Leadership Conference on Jan. 19. Young Black Achievers Student Union Members from Firebaugh, Lynwood and Vista high schools were joined by guest panelists as the group explored ways that students can make a positive impact. Ten presenters guided panel discussions, including Lynwood Unified Board of Education Member Gary Hardie as well as YBASU coordinators from each high school. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Elementary School Celebrates MLK Day with Delta Air Lines Pilots

Follow-up Story: Nearly 60 Lugo Elementary School third-graders, inspired by talks from Delta Air Lines employees during a Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) celebration on Jan. 11, studied the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote letters thanking the civil rights leader for fighting to obtain racial equality during the 1950s and 60s. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos