Lynwood Unified School District

  • Lynwood Unified Board of Education Prioritizes College Success, Technology in New 2018-19 Vision Plan

    The Lynwood Unified School District Board of Education has committed to better prepare students for higher education through college partnerships, improve community engagement by establishing a parent center at each school and increase access to technology for the 2018-19 school year. Board members defined their priorities as part of Lynwood’s Promise 2020 Vision during a retreat that kicked off the school year.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Lynwood High Coach Selected for USA Basketball Championship Team

Lynwood High School head coach Ellis Barfield has been selected as one of four court coaches for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials taking place May 22-26 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. This is the second time Barfield will serve as a USA Basketball coach. Barfield, who has been at the helm of the Lynwood High School girls varsity team for 22 years and has won five state titles, previously served as an assistant coach for the USA West Team in the 2003 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, helping the squad to a 2-3 record and bronze medal. Photos of Barfield are available. Media contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Lynwood Unified to Host First-Ever Festival of the Arts

To celebrate the creative spirit of Lynwood Unified and its students, the District, along with the visual and performing arts programs at Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools and the City of Lynwood, will host the first-ever Lynwood Festival of the Arts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Lynwood High School. This exciting event will feature many forms of art, including live student and community dances, musical and theatrical performances, culinary arts demonstrations, student art galleries, a photo booth and a live chalk art contest. Media contact: Juliette Funes, (909) 445-1001 (office)

Firebaugh High to Commemorate Achievements of Late Assemblyman

Follow-up Story: Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified’s Firebaugh High School recently held a special remembrance event to celebrate the life and achievements of its late namesake, Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh, including his landmark legislation, Assembly Bill 540, which makes college more affordable for many undocumented students by allowing them to pay in-state tuition fees. Scholarships were also awarded to college-bound AB540 students during the ceremony. Photos are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

LUSD to Kick Off Phase 2 of Measure K Upgrades

As Lynwood Unified continues making extensive progress on beautifying several school campuses utilizing a $93 million Measure K facilities bond, the District is gearing up to kick off the second phase of essential repairs at 11 schools that will include exterior painting, new roofing and asphalt repairs, the installation of an HVAC system and facility improvements at the Pathway Independent Studies building. The District is also nearing completion of $2 million worth of projects under Phase 1B, part of the first group of construction projects funded under the voter-approved bond that began last June and will continue this summer. Photos are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, (909) 445-1001 (office)

LUSD Seeks Community Input on New Spending Plan

The Lynwood Unified School District is inviting parents, students, staff and community members to participate in an online survey that will help shape District spending priorities and services needed to support student growth and academic achievement. Under the state’s new funding rules, school districts are required to adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which will guide the expenditure of state funds based on the particular needs of their students. LUSD has developed the LCAP Stakeholder Input Survey to help establish priorities for the development of the three-year plan. The online survey, available in English and Spanish, must be completed by Friday, April 25. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-445-1001 (office)

LUSD Nears Completion of New Classroom Projects at Washington and Lincoln

Lynwood Unified is making great strides in completing extensive construction and renovation work at Washington and Lincoln elementary schools, which have seen their outdated portable classrooms transform into permanent, state-of-the-art and energy-efficient classroom buildings. While work on the new buildings is expected to be complete before the end of this school year, site work at each campus – including newly paved parking lots and last finishing touches around the sites – is slated for completion by July and August for Lincoln and Washington, respectively, in time for the fall semester. Photos of the progress at each campus are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, (909) 447-2404 (office)

Vista HS to Host 2nd Annual Open House and College and Career Fair

More than 200 Vista High School students and their families are expected to take part in the second annual Open House and College and Career Fair, which is geared toward helping students prepare for life after graduating high school, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. The Open House and College and Career Fair was created to give all students of Vista High School, Lynwood Unified’s continuation school, the opportunity to succeed in college and career after high school. All Vista students will participate in the event as part of their Senior Project to ensure that they have a transition plan after they graduate. Contact: Juliette Funes, (909) 445-1001 (office)

Lynwood School Raises $14,000 for New After-school Arts Program

Nearly 300 kindergarten- through sixth-grade students at Mark Twain Elementary are participating in a 10-week series of after-school piano, drumline and art classes after the school community raised $14,000 through a candy sale fundraiser. During a media open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, students will be available to speak about their experience in the program, and school and district leaders will also be on hand to discuss how state budgets have limited the ability of public schools to offer arts programs to students. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

LUSD to Host Meetings on Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Programs

As Lynwood Unified prepares to kick off its enrollment period, the District is hosting an informational meeting to provide parents with resources related to LUSD’s kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs. District officials will present information related to registration requirements, curriculum and ways parents can help prepare their children for the upcoming school year. The meeting takes place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 at the District Office, 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

LUSD Partners with Parents, City to Offer Black Teen Summit

Lynwood Unified's African American Parent Advisory Council partnered with the District and the City of Lynwood to offer the first Black Teen Summit, which aimed to motivate students, while providing them with college and career resources to promote their success after high school on Feb. 26. Hundreds of teens from the District’s high schools came together for workshops on requirements for college entry, interviewing and job-seeking tips, and more. Coinciding with Black History Month, the event also celebrated influential figures with displays of beautiful student artwork featuring Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Louis Armstrong. Photos of the event are available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)