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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

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)

Lynwood Unified Expands Will Rogers Elementary School Dual-Immersion Program

Lynwood Unified’s Will Rogers Elementary School has expanded its popular Spanish-English dual-immersion program to offer third-grade instruction. The school’s dual-immersion program was started four years ago with one kindergarten class and has expanded yearly. This year, the program includes two kindergarten classes, two first-grade classes, one second-grade class and one third-grade class. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Unveils $250,000 Mobile STEAM Classroom Designed for Hands-on Studies

Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified students watched curriculum come to life when a mobile science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) trailer arrived at Lynwood Middle School. A ribbon-cutting event included tours of the trailer, which features laptops and other hands-on learning tools. The District will keep the trailer at LMS throughout the year. The trailer will cycle to a new school each year. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos