Lynwood Unified School District

  • 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 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.

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Lynwood Unified Students Showcase Work in Engineering and Literature at GATE Fair

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.

Lynwood Unified Students to Travel to Rwanda to Perform at Arts Festival

Cesar Chavez Middle School eighth-graders Zion Bennett and Jose Laguna will journey July 1-17 to Rwanda 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. The Lynwood students will perform a play written by Rwandan students at the annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival, while Rwandan students will act out “Great Minds Alike,” an original Lynwood production about female empowerment.

Lynwood Unified to Inspire Pursuit of Higher Education at College Fair

Roosevelt Elementary students will educate their peers on college majors, programs and campuses during the school’s College Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22. Each Roosevelt classroom adopted a college to research at the beginning of the year. Students will present their findings with visual aids such as pamphlets from universities and graduation regalia. Roosevelt is at 10835 Mallison Ave., Lynwood.

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 fourth 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.

Hosler Middle School Students Raise Awareness, $2,000 at Second Annual Autism Walk

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 Names Biomedical Instructor as Teacher of Year

Lynwood High School Biomedical Sciences teacher Deena Smith was named the District’s Teacher of the Year for her ability to challenge students while providing hands-on, practical instruction. Smith leads students through autopsies, and other projects as they explore a range of careers in biomedical sciences. Smith was recognized during a Lynwood Unified Board of Education meeting on May 10.

Lynwood to Recognize African American Scholars at Awards Dinner

Lynwood Unified will honor college-bound African American students at the African American Advisory Parent Council Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the District Office, 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood. A representative from the office of California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite will speak during the event.

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.