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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 to Kick Off 2017-18 with New Programs

Lynwood Unified School District campuses will welcome back more than 15,000 students for the 2017-18 year on Wednesday, Aug. 23 with programs and initiatives aimed at boosting student success and college readiness. Programs include an after-school computer coding club; new assessment software for English language arts, math, science and social studies; an anti-bullying week; expanded student intervention and college preparation courses Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More

Lynwood High School Basketball Players Test their skills against Pros in Summer League

Follow-up Story: Lynwood High School junior Carl Lewis recently got to experience something that many sports fans often dream of – the chance to go one on one with professional basketball stars and college standouts. Since July, Lewis and several of Lynwood’s High’s most skilled basketball players have gone toe-to-toe against Real Run Basketball’s top talent, where they practiced ball handling, endurance and passing drills. The Lynwood students then had a chance to put these new skills into practice with weekly matches against various college and professional players. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified High Students Explore STEM at UCLA

Follow-up Story: Students from Lynwood High School spent five weeks this summer exploring computer science, biology and chemistry at UCLA as part of the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH). Kelly Medina, Alan Lopez, Mariela Ceballos, Luis Carvajal and recent Lynwood High graduate Brand Salazar took part in the residential program over the course of three summers. SMASH is a free college preparatory program that places minority high school students on a university campus and introduces them to in-depth courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Lynwood High students completed the program July 29 with a graduation and recognition ceremony. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Two Formerly Homeless Lynwood High School Grads Earn Scholarships

Recent Lynwood High School graduates Moises Topete and Brandon Salazar have each earned a California Gas Scholarship for thriving as students while living as homeless unaccompanied youths. The scholarship program is open to high school graduating seniors and transferring community college students who will attend a vocational/technical school, two-year or four-year college or university. Topete graduated with a 3.6 GPA and will pursue culinary arts at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Salazar earned a 3.3 GPA and will attend UC Merced. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

65 Lynwood Unified Students Graduate in Summer Ceremony

Follow-up Story: Sixty-five students were celebrated for completing Lynwood Unified’s summer school program and earning their high school diplomas during a commencement ceremony on July 20 at Firebaugh High School. Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite congratulated the students from Firebaugh, Lynwood and Vista high schools. Lynwood Unified’s credit recovery system provides students with the opportunity to take or retake courses over summer that are required for graduation. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

New All-Electric School Buses to Reduce Cost and Pollution at Lynwood Unified

Lynwood Unified School District will reduce air pollution and save about $20,000 annually when it adds two all-electric school buses to its fleet this school year thanks to a pair of grants totaling nearly $800,000 from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Project. The eLion Type C buses can travel 75 miles while fully charged. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Encourages Healthy Living with Track and Field Program

Follow-up Story: Six Lynwood Unified students put their athletic abilities to the test with sprints, long jump and shot put at the California State Games track and field competition on July 15 and 16. This is the first year Lynwood Unified has funded after-school track and field coaches and equipment as part of a mission to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Last year, one elementary school had a track club and only one Lynwood student competed in the California State Games. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Science Camp Inspires Future Female Scientists and Entrepreneurs

Follow-up Story: Around 30 Lynwood Unified female students in grades four to eight experienced the joys of science at the weeklong Girls Pursuing Science (GPS) Camp. GPS founder Jacquelyn Thomas lead a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) curriculum that allows students to create cosmetic products and brand their own businesses. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Educators, Admin Teach One Another Technological Tools of the Trade

One hundred educators learned how to create lesson plans using Google Slides and implement collaborative testing with Kahoot! and Quizzizz on June 16 at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies for Lynwood Unified’s second annual Lynwood Educators’ Technology Summit (LETS), where LUSD instructors and representatives from global technology companies presented methods for integrating technology into the classroom. K-12 teachers from Lynwood Unified schools discussed how they have implemented Google Suite, Web 2.0 tools and coding in their classrooms, while education representatives from Edlio, Newsela, Google and Apple shared about creative test-taking platforms, Google Slides and using iPads to teach students the essences of block coding. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Summer School Students Bolster Reading Skills during Scholastic Literacy Event

Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified School District spread the joy of reading to 250 students and their parents during the District’s first Scholastic Literacy Event on June 28, when students also took home three books from a massive donated collection of 2,300 books. Clifford the Big Red Dog was also available to take pictures and excite students to grow their literary knowledge. Photos are available Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos