Lynwood Unified School District

Lynwood Unified’s College Fair Inspires Students to Succeed

Lynwood Unified alumni joined college representatives to inspire students to pursue their college and career dreams during the District’s annual Alumni College Conference on Sept. 22. Keynote speaker and alumnus Rene Lozano discussed emigrating from Mexico City and becoming the first person in his family to attend college. Workshop topics included the admission process, the first-year college experience, choosing a major and career, and financial aid.

New All-electric School Bus to Reduce Costs, Pollution at Lynwood Unified

Lynwood Unified School District will add a new all-electric school bus to its fleet this fall, reducing air pollution and cost while improving child safety. The new eLion Type C bus can travel 75 miles when fully charged. The bus is funded through a pair of grants totaling nearly $800,000 from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Project.

Lynwood Unified Expands College Admission Partnerships

Lynwood Unified has expanded its collegiate partnership program, which will provide graduates with priority registration, guaranteed admission and financial aid assistance, to include Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and the University of La Verne. Lynwood Unified has a similar partnership with Compton College. The schools will assist Lynwood graduates in completing the steps to register and apply for financial aid.

Annual Alumni College Conference Inspires Students to Pursue Their Dreams

Lynwood Unified alumni will join college representatives to inspire students to pursue their college and career dreams during the District’s annual Alumni College Conference on Sept. 22 at Lynwood High School. The conference features college workshops and representatives from more than 20 universities. Topics includes the admission process, the first-year college experience, choosing a major and career, and financial aid.

Lynwood Unified to Celebrate New Early Childhood Classroom

Mark Twain Elementary School will commemorate the opening of a new Early Childhood Education classroom with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 14. Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite will attend the celebration at Mark Twain, 12315 Thorson Ave., Lynwood. The District is expanding its ECE program, which has been commended by the state for creating a quality educational environment at its 12 sites.

Lynwood High School Welcomes English Learner Students

More than 50 Lynwood High School students who are learning English received an introduction to high school expectations and keys to success during a special assembly on Sept. 6 in the campus library. District staff and LHS counselors offered support and shared their personal stories about mastering English.

Lynwood Unified to Launch STEAM Tinker Labs at 18 Schools

Lynwood Unified is launching science, technology, engineering, arts and technology (STEAM) tinker labs at its 18 schools this fall, allowing students to explore inventions and think creatively. Each school will design its own space dedicated to pursuing science and technology. The program will feature robotics, video production, coding and other hands-on curriculum to challenge students to think critically. The labs are set to launch on Monday, Oct. 1.

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.

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.

Lynwood Unified Expands BRIDGE Theatre Project to Include High School Students

Lynwood Unified has expanded its internationally influential Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (BRIDGE) Theatre Project to include Firebaugh High School drama students, who will exchange short plays and performances with students in other countries. The BRIDGE program was previously offered to students in grades four through eight. In July, two graduates of Cesar Chavez Middle School performed at an arts festival in Rwanda as part of the program.