More than 500 Lynwood Unified K-8 students put on their track shoes and school colors to compete in the District’s Track and Field Championships on April 21 at Lynwood High School.
Roosevelt Elementary sixth-grader Stephanie Reyes’ eyes lit up when she described the famous alumni of Princeton University – from former First Lady Michelle Obama to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and President James Madison. Reyes joined classmates Estevan Sandoval and Kianna Jimenez as representatives of Princeton for their school’s fourth annual College Fair on May 22. Nearly 650 Roosevelt students in preschool through sixth grade were taught college options by their peers, detailing school colors, mascots and programs of more than two dozen universities.
Lynwood Unified School District students experimented with static electricity, observed models of city landscapes and reviewed book reports during the annual Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Fair where students explored the work of their peers across the District. Each of Lynwood Unified’s 18 schools contributed projects that were publicly displayed on May 16 in the city’s Bateman Hall, where the community could take the educational tour. Elementary schools visited the showcase in shifts throughout the day, while some children brought their parents for demonstrations of engineering, science, history and world geography.
Students at Lynwood Unified’s Hosler Middle School walked, jogged and ran to support their community during the second annual Autism Walk, raising $2,000 for the Autism Speaks organization. The My Buddy Club, which consists of seventh-graders in special education, reached out to peers, teachers and parents to help raise funds for autism awareness – tripling the amount raised during last year’s walk.
Lynwood Unified to Hold 4th Annual Parent University Commencement
More than 200 Lynwood Unified parents are expected to celebrate their participation in the District’s parent education program during the 4th annual Parent University commencement event from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Parents who completed Parent University workshops throughout the year will gather at Marshall Elementary School, 3593 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lynwood.
Lincoln Elementary School students shared the feelings of losing a friend or family member during two plays written in collaboration with the BRIDGE Theatre Project. The plays – “Sad and Stuck, Without Tears” and “Facing Deportation” – were performed April 25 at the Lincoln Elementary library. They are the 99th and 100th plays written and performed entirely by Lynwood Unified students during a four-year partnership with BRIDGE.
Lynwood Unified to Host Comedian Paul Rodriguez at Comedy Fundraiser
The Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation will welcome comedian Paul Rodriguez at its inaugural comedy showcase fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Lynwood Middle School, 12124 Bullis Road, Lynwood. Rodriguez will be joined by comedians Jesus Sepulveda, Jerry Garcia, Paul Reyes and Christian Zaragoza for the age 18-and-up event. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 for preferred seating.
Lynwood Unified will put its artistic talent on display as it showcases original works, music and film at the Fifth Annual Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Firebaugh High School, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lynwood. Lynwood students will present visual art pieces and performances, while the city of Lynwood, the Lynwood Union Gallery and other community organizations will host informational booths.
Lynwood Unified and the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) will host a two-day Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Combine, where unsigned Lynwood and Firebaugh high seniors, underclassmen and junior college athletes will have the chance to be recruited onto college football teams.
More than 350 Lynwood High School seniors announced their colleges of choice during a Decision Day celebration April 27 at the LHS campus. In front of an audience that included parents and freshmen students, the seniors selected their schools and offered words of encouragement to underclassmen.
Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget donated 10 CPR kits to Lynwood high schools as part of the American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools program.
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.