Lynwood Unified School District

  • Lynwood Elementary School Student Named City’s ‘Kid Mayor’

    Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grader Leonardo Ramirez was appointed the city’s “Kid Mayor” for the month of September during a City Council meeting on Sept. 4. Lynwood Mayor Jose Solache created the “Kid Mayor” program to inspire young people to get involved in public service. Ramirez received $400 toward his college education and will be invited to city-sponsored events during September.

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  • Lynwood Unified Students Receive Backpacks, School Supplies from Assemblyman Rendon

    More than 75 Lynwood Unified students excitedly received new backpacks on Aug. 25 when they were gifted with packs stuffed with school supplies during California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s annual Backpack Giveaway. The District’s YouthAct Club worked with Rendon’s office to select more than 75 students from Lugo and Roosevelt elementary schools and one from Hosler Middle School to receive the new backpacks during a presentation at the Southgate Girls Club House.

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  • Lynwood Unified Welcomes 15,000 Students Back to School

    Lynwood Unified School District is welcoming back more than 15,000 students to its campuses with increased technology and expanded programs that will boost student success. The District will give students increased college access through the College Promise partnership between LUSD and Compton College, which will provide graduates with priority registration, guaranteed admission, financial aid assistance and programs to help with college readiness starting with the high school graduating class of 2019.The District’s high schools will have new leadership as Ana Gonzalez takes the helm as principal of Lynwood High while Bambi Smith assumes the post at Firebaugh High School.

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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.

Roosevelt Elementary College Fair Teaches Students about University Life

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 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.