Lynwood Seniors to Announce College Choices at Decision Day Celebration
More than 350 Lynwood High School seniors will announce their colleges of choice during a Decision Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 27 at the LHS campus, 4050 E. Imperial Hwy, Lynwood. In front of an audience that includes parents and freshmen students, the seniors will select their schools and offer words of encouragement to underclassmen.
Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget will donate 10 CPR kits to Lynwood high schools as part of the American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools program. The donation will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Lynwood High School library, 4050 E. Imperial Hwy, Lynwood. Nearly 30 LHS student-athletes will attend and receive CPR training.
Two Lynwood High School seniors are among 30 high school students to receive $40,000 STEM college scholarships from Edison International on March 26. Abieiden Lopez and Lesly Leon will both attend Stanford University in fall.
Lynwood Unified to Celebrate the Week of the Young Child
Lynwood Unified’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs will enjoy song, dance and special literacy activities during the Week of the Young Child from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20. The ECE program will hold a fun activity each day of the week, such as Music Monday, when children will create their own songs.
Paramount Unified Students to Test Literacy in Battle of the Books
Students at Paramount Unified’s Hollydale K-8 School will hold a Battle of the Books to boost literacy and foster a team spirit at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the school, 5511 Century Blvd., South Gate. Student teams will be quizzed on their understanding of books selected for review. The winning team will advance to a districtwide battle among 12 schools in June.
Two Lynwood High School students traveled to South Korea as part of the Project Bridge intercultural youth leadership program, which aims to cultivate community leaders with an increased awareness of diverse cultures. Lynwood High School junior Andrea Gonzalez and senior Litzy Santoyo met with students and visited historical sites during the trip, which ran from March 28 through April 8.
Lynwood Unified School District is launching a partnership with Compton College that will provide graduates with priority registration, guaranteed admission, financial aid assistance and programs to help with college readiness starting with the class of 2019. The College Promise Partnership between Lynwood Unified and Compton College, which was approved in August 2017, will be solidified at a signing ceremony in April, with representatives from the college and the District pledging their efforts to ensure student success.
Lynwood Unified Students to Receive New Eyeglasses
Nearly 150 students from Lindbergh and Wilson elementary schools will enjoy clearer outlooks when they receive new eyeglasses from Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. Vision To Learn will visit Lindbergh, 3300 Cedar Ave., Lynwood at 9 a.m. Monday, March 26. The service will move to Wilson, 11700 School St., Lynwood at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 27.
Lynwood Unified Elementary Students to Perform Original Play
Washington Elementary School students will perform a surprise original work at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23 as part of the District’s Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (BRIDGE) Theatre Project. BRIDGE inspires youths to explore global solutions through theater productions written and performed by students. The school is at 4225 Sanborn Ave., Lynwood.
Banda Nueva Dinastia de Zoochila, a second-generation Oaxacan brass band from Lynwood, is teaching its young members that the discipline required to master a musical instrument also provides a pathway to higher education. The internationally-acclaimed philharmonic band composed primarily of Lynwood Unified students, is sending nearly 90 percent of its student-musicians to college. Banda Nueva Dinastia debuted in 2001, with 36 first- and second-generation Oaxacan members attending Lindbergh Elementary School. Though dropout rates at that time were high throughout the community, all 36 original Banda Nueva Dinastia members graduated high school, with many of them becoming the first in their family to attend college.