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

Lynwood Unified Project 2-INSPIRE Program Empowers Parents to Become Leaders

Lynwood Unified is promoting community engagement through a 12-week parent workshop series hosted by the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). The program will address education in the digital era at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at Cesar Chavez Middle School, 3898 Abbot Road, Lynwood. The Oct. 13 program focused on how to build bridges between parents, students and communities. Childcare and translation services are provided. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Holds Digital Parent Workshop Series

Lynwood Unified parents and family members will explore technology during a digital workshop series that teaches online resources. The two-part session kicked off on Oct. 10 and will conclude at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Lynwood Unified School District office, 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood. Attendees will learn how to use email to communicate with teachers, navigate the school/district website and use the district’s parent portal. Light refreshments, childcare and translation services will be provided. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Hosler Middle School Students Assist Hurricane Victims through Food Drive

Follow-up Story: Special education students at Lynwood Unified’s Hosler Middle School have collected 500 jars of peanut butter to donate to local food banks, with a part of the donations targeting areas slammed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Hosler’s My Buddy Club, which consists of 22 Hosler seventh-grade students, held a ceremony on Sept. 29 to commemorate the final donations. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Celebrates National Walk to School Day

Follow-up Story: Nearly 800 students, parents and community members at five Lynwood Unified schools took part in National Walk to School Day on Oct. 4 with the help of local police and council members. Roosevelt, Marshall and Wilson elementary schools along with Cesar Chavez and Hosler middle schools took part in the District’s first ever observance of the effort that celebrates healthy living. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More

Lynwood Unified to Celebrate Male Guardians via ‘Be a Hero’ Initiative

Lynwood Unified is inviting male guardians to bring their preschool students to school to celebrate the “Be a Hero” initiative on Tuesday, Oct. 3. All District preschools will participate on a day that observes the critical role men play in the development of a child. Male guardians will be invited to spend time in classrooms and will be provided with refreshments and a special gift. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Lynwood High School Senior Recognized by the Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Follow-up Story: Lynwood High School senior Aine Garnett was recognized by her school on Sept. 21 for completing the Congress of Future Medical Leaders program. Garnett, who wants to be a physical therapist, journeyed in June to the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus, where she was taught by medical professionals and surrounded by other aspiring physicians. Students in the program must be nominated by their schools and maintain a 3.5 GPA. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Football Coach to be Honored by Los Angeles Chargers

Ernest Akina, football coach at Lynwood Unified’s Firebaugh High School, will be honored as the Los Angeles County Coach of the Week by the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday, Sept. 29 during halftime of Firebaugh’s football game at Lynwood High School, 4050 E. Imperial Hwy, Lynwood. Chargers staff members and cheerleaders will present Firebaugh with a check for $1,000. Game time is 7 p.m. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More

Lynwood Grad Inspires Students to Follow their Dreams during Alumni Conference

Follow-up Story: About 150 Lynwood Unified students and parents attended the District’s annual Alumni College Conference on Sept. 16, picking up tips for applications and meeting with representatives of more than 20 universities. In a keynote speech, Lynwood High alumna Patty Rodriguez encouraged students to set goals and advocate for their beliefs. Now a senior producer for KIIS FM’s ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest,’ Rodriguez shared how she pursued her career goal by interning for the radio station in mornings before classes and by working as a store clerk in the evenings. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified High Schools Celebrate Unity during Rallies

Follow-up Story: Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools celebrated unity through organized rallies on their respective campuses on Sept. 8 in response to the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be phased out. Lynwood high schools championed diversity during events that featured music and open forums for students to discuss their concerns. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)