Lynwood Unified School District

  • 58 Lynwood Unified Students Graduate in Summer School Commencement Ceremony

    More than 55 students from Firebaugh, Lynwood, Vista high schools and Pathway Independent Studies received their diplomas during a summer commencement ceremony. Lynwood Unified Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite addressed the graduates who added to the District’s 2018 graduation total of around 1,000 students.

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  • Lynwood Unified Boosts Student Performance, Cultural Awareness

    Lynwood Unified School District’s Equity Department completed a second successful year of inspiring students while fostering equality and participating in more than 40 events. Led by director Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco, the Equity Department partnered with the National College Resources Foundation’s Movement Program, which employs peer advisers to improve classroom performance. All Lynwood, Firebaugh and Vista high school students in the program improved their grades. Photos are available.

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  • Lynwood Students Indulge in Love of Reading at District Literacy Event

    More than 250 Lynwood Unified students and their families engaged in reading activities during the District’s second annual Scholastic Literacy Event on June 27. Clifford the Big Red Dog encouraged children to bolster their literacy skills during the event, held in the District Board Room. Students took home up to three free books.

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Lynwood Unified Staff to Prepare for Year with Superintendent’s Address

More than 1,000 Lynwood Unified staff members will come together for a superintendent’s address that will celebrate the District’s successes and address challenges for the 2018-19 year on Monday, Aug. 20 at Lynwood High School, 4050 E Imperial Hwy., Lynwood. Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite will address attendees alongside students and members of the Board of Education.

Lynwood High School Band to Showcase at SELA Arts Festival

The Lynwood High School band will perform alongside local musical artists at the annual Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Arts Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the L.A. River Channel, 5400 Monroe Ave., South Gate. The event celebrates arts and culture in the region, and will include theater, dance and food.

Lynwood Unified Boosts Student Performance, Cultural Awareness

Lynwood Unified School District’s Equity Department completed a second successful year of inspiring students while fostering equality and participating in more than 40 events. Led by director Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco, the Equity Department partnered with the National College Resources Foundation’s Movement Program, which employs peer advisers to improve classroom performance. All Lynwood, Firebaugh and Vista high school students in the program improved their grades. Photos are available.

Lynwood Unified’s Firebaugh High School Celebrates Commencement

More than 300 seniors from Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School’s Class of 2018 celebrated commencement on June 14, stepping into the next stage of their academic and professional lives. Valedictorian Kimberly Wenceslao, who earned a 4.56 GPA, will attend Yale University. Salutatorian Ruby Gordillo, with a 4.43 GPA, will attend UCLA.

Lynwood Grads Inspire Young Students with Senior Walk

The Lynwood Unified Class of 2018 walked the halls of the District’s elementary and middle schools dressed in their caps and gowns as part of Senior Walk, a two-day celebration honoring the soon-to-be-graduates and inspiring younger students to graduate. Nearly 750 seniors took part in this year’s Senior Walk, with students from Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools touring the District’s 12 elementary schools and three middle schools over two days, teaching younger students about what they can achieve in the future.

District to Honor Students Traveling to Rwanda to Perform in Arts Festival

The Lynwood Unified Board of Education will recognize eighth-graders Zion Bennett and Jose Laguna, who have been selected to journey to Rwanda from July 3-16 to showcase their acting and writing talents as a part of the District’s Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (BRIDGE) Theatre Project. Bennett and Laguna were chosen from more than 500 District students who participate in the program. Bennett co-wrote an original play, “Great Minds Alike,” a story about female empowerment which will be performed at the annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival next month. In exchange, the Lynwood students will perform a play written by Rwandan students at the festival.

Lynwood Unified Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate Class of 2018

Lynwood Unified held graduation ceremonies in for its comprehensive high schools and alternative high school; all ceremonies were held at Lynwood High School. Vista High School held its ceremony on June 13 in the gym; Firebaugh High School held its ceremony on June 14 on the field; Lynwood High School celebrated on June 15 on the field.

Lynwood Unified High School Students Earn Art Awards and Scholarship

Five Lynwood Unified high schoolers have been recognized for outstanding artwork, highlighting the strengths of the District’s visual and performing arts program. Lynwood High School senior Evelyn Granados earned the top prize in the 44th District Congressional Art Competition for her work, “Love is Love.” Honorable mentions for the contest went to Lynwood High seniors Emily Medrano, Miguel Sanchez and Malaysia West. Katherine Espinoza, a visual art student from Vista High School, was awarded an Otis College of Art and Design scholarship to attend the college’s Summer of Art program.