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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: Paul Gothold
  • Board of Trustees: Alma-Delia Renteria, president; Briseida Gonzalez, vice president; Maria G. Lopez, clerk; Gary Hardie Jr., member; Alfonso Morales, member

Lynwood Unified to Host Scholastic Literacy Event for District Families

More than 250 Lynwood Unified students and their families will engage in reading activities, photo booth fun and conversations with District administrators during the District’s first Scholastic Literacy Event at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 in the District Board Room, 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood. Clifford the Big Red Dog® will join parents and guardians in encouraging children to bolster their literacy skills. All students will also take home up to three books provided by the District, Scholastic and community partners. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students’ Original Play to be Performed in Africa

Fifteen Abbott Elementary School students will soon be globally known for their playwriting talents when a children’s group in Rwanda performs their play. Set 364 years in the future, the play depicts two neighboring families who decide to end their prejudiced ideologies and tear down a wall commissioned by President Donald Trump. The play, called “The Wall,” is one of 76 productions created by Lynwood Unified’s elementary and middle school students as part of the Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange Theatre Project. Abbott Elementary’s play will be performed by Rwandan children during the Ubumuntu Arts Festival on Friday, July 14. Photos are available Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Parents Award 90 African American Students with Scholarships

More than 90 K-12 students received nearly $8,000 in scholarships May 31 at Bateman Hall during Lynwood Unified’s fourth annual District African American Advisory Parent Council (DAAAPC) Scholarship Celebration. African American students from all 18 Lynwood Unified schools were honored for their hard work and dedication to academics with medals, scholarships ranging from $25 to $600 depending on grade level, and prizes, such as graphic calculators, electronic phonetic spelling devices or drawing Magic Boards. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Elementary School Celebrates Diversity with Multicultural Festival

Follow-up Story: Nearly 700 Will Rogers Elementary K-6 students dressed in flowery skirts that capture the colors of the Mexican flag, strapped on cowboy boots and hats to do-si-do with their partners, and sported funky wigs for their school’s seventh annual Multicultural Festival. Performances encouraged students, parents and teachers in the audience to envision they were in diverse locales like Africa, the old West, Colombia and Argentina. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Soon-to-Be Grads Take Final Stride Down Lynwood Unified Hallways During Senior Walk

Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified high school seniors walked the halls of the District’s elementary and middle schools June 8 clad in their caps and gowns as part of the District’s second Senior Walk, commending soon-to-be graduates for their determination and motivating younger students to graduate. Nearly 850 seniors took part in this year’s Senior Walk, with students scouring the District’s 12 elementary schools and three middle schools throughout the entire day and reminding their young peers of what they can achieve in the future. Photos are available Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

1,000 Lynwood Unified Graduates Flip Tassels During Three Commencements

Follow-up Story: The Lynwood Unified School District recently held graduation ceremonies for its comprehensive high schools and alternative high school. On June 13, graduations were held for Firebaugh High School the Lynwood High School field. On June 14, graduations were held for Vista High School in the Lynwood High School gym and for Lynwood High School on the Lynwood High School field. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Deputy Superintendent Named Lynwood Unified Superintendent of Schools

The Lynwood Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously May 23 to hire Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gudiel Crosthwaite as its new chief executive, effective June 1. Crosthwaite has spent his 18-year career teaching, mentoring and removing barriers to student success. His leadership has been instrumental in Lynwood Unified’s extraordinary gains in student achievement, including rising graduation rates and increasing Advanced Placement participation and exam success. Photo is available Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood High Students Win City Art Contest, $1,000 Scholarships

Three Lynwood High School arts students have been named winners of a contest to help design the city’s new “Welcome to Lynwood” sign. Sophomores Bryada Overstreet, Beatriz Soto and Stephanie Martinez won for their individual sketches that captured Lynwood’s history, atmosphere and values. The students received $1,000 scholarships at the May 2 City Council meeting. The sketches will be used to inspire the final design. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Superintendent Named San Diego County Superintendent of Schools

Lynwood Unified Superintendent Paul Gothold has been named the next superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education following a unanimous vote by the San Diego County Board of Education on May 10. Gothold will assume his new role on June 1. Gothold has been a champion of equity and access for all students in Lynwood Unified, working to break down barriers to student success. Gothold joined Lynwood Unified as chief academic officer in 2011 before being named superintendent in 2013. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More

Lynwood High Student Wins Posse Scholarship to Middlebury, Columbia

Lynwood High School senior Sergio Bobadilla’s pursuit of engineering has won him a Posse Foundation scholarship that will cover his tuition as he pursues Middlebury College’s “3-2” dual degree program. Bobadilla will spend three years at Middlebury earning a B.S. in physics and then head to Columbia University for two years to obtain a B.A. in mechanical engineering. He completed 20 Cerritos College engineering courses at LHS. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos