Baldwin Park Unified School District

  • Baldwin Park Unified Students Show Creativity During Annual STEAM Night

    Foster Elementary School students and their parents worked together, using common household items to create and test science-themed devices during the school’s annual science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) night on Jan. 31. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Katy Wimberly and UC Irvine graduate physics student Arianna Brown worked with Foster Elementary families to create asteroids using clay, rocks and glass to demonstrate how the solar system was formed.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified Dedicates Week Celebrating School Counselors

    Baldwin Park Unified schools recognized school counselors through Feb. 8 for their support of student academic success and socio-emotional well-being. Activities and assemblies across the District were held to highlight the tremendous impact counselors have on students and learning environments. The events are aligned with National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association.

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  • Robotics Teams Expand at Baldwin Park Unified Schools

    Baldwin Park Unified’s Holland Middle School composed its first competitive robotics team, consisting of eight students, a little over a year ago. Since this time, student interest has significantly increased with the school now supporting three competitive teams – totaling 18 students, including one all-female team. Baldwin Park High School, catching the robotics rush, expanded to two competitive teams to accommodate eight veterans of Holland’s 2018 team.

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Baldwin Park High School Students Join in Global Cyber Competition

Baldwin Park High School senior Karmen Lance and her two partners scanned the computer network of a small company for cyber-attacks while maintaining critical services on Dec. 8 as they competed in a virtual computer competition. Lance and her team were acting as IT professionals in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, created by the Air Force Association to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Baldwin Park Unified Vocal Ensemble to Perform during Toy Drive

Vocal ensemble students from Sierra Vista High School’s choral music department will deliver a foot-tapping holiday performance for the California Highway Patrol’s annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive. The event will be broadcast on CBS 2 and KCAL 9 at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the West Covina Mall. The mall is at Plaza West Covina, 428 Plaza Drive, West Covina.

Sierra Vista High School Students to Relieve Finals Stress with Puppy Party

Sierra Vista High School students will alleviate finals week stress with a puppy party at lunchtime on Monday, Dec. 17. The event is organized by the school’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) club, a student-led organization that raises awareness of mental health. Sierra Vista High School is at 3600 Frazier St., Baldwin Park.

Paramount USD Reorganizes Board of Education During Meeting

Paramount Unified School District’s Board of Education appointed Carmen Gomez as its new president and Yesentia Maria Cuarenta as vice president/clerk during its reorganization meeting on Dec. 10. Both are new to the board and were sworn in during the meeting alongside newly elected member Sonia De Leon.

Baldwin Park High School Sophomore Earns Volunteer of the Year Award

Baldwin Park High School sophomore Gabriel Olvera earned the Brian Velez Memorial Award-Volunteer of the Year for dedicating his time over the past year to repair bicycles at Bike San Gabriel Valley (SGV) – an organization that promotes a bicycle- and transit-friendly environment. Olvera, an avid cyclist, has spent his weekends fixing bikes and teaching others about the hobby at the Bike SGV Education Center, located at the Jeff Seymour Family Center. The award is named for Brian Velez, a volunteer who became Bike SGV’s outreach coordinator.

Baldwin Park Unified, City to Host 22nd Annual Santa Clothes Project

Baldwin Park Unified and the city of Baldwin Park are preparing for the 22nd annual Santa Clothes project, in which 350 Baldwin Park Unified students will receive a shopping spree at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Walmart, 3250 Big Dalton Ave., Baldwin Park. For more information, contact Maria Guevara at 626-962-3311, ext. 6177.

YouTuber Urges Baldwin Park Unified Students to Battle Bullying

Foster Elementary School students from transitional kindergarten through second grade danced, dressed up with silly masks and hats, and practiced their beatboxing skills on Nov. 9 alongside YouTuber and youth motivational speaker Josh Drean, who urged them to create a positive environment to eliminate bullying at school and on social media. Foster Elementary was stop No. 14 on Drean’s tour of Baldwin Park Unified campuses.

Baldwin Park Unified Teacher to be Honored by Los Angeles Clippers

Sierra Vista High School English language arts teacher Nora Franco will be honored in February as part of the Los Angeles Clippers Teacher Appreciation Program, which recognizes exceptional educators for their stand-out work. Franco, who is known for cultivating a culture of high-achievement for her students and colleagues, will be recognized during an on-court presentation prior to the Clippers’ home game against the Phoenix Suns