Lynwood High School has been named among one of the most improved schools in the state in terms of its Healthy Kids Survey, which provides student-reported data on drug and alcohol use, school violence, youth development and more. The goal of the survey is to help guide school decisions to improve the learning environment for students. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
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.
While the County has cut funding to Districts that offer the AVID Program, Lynwood Unified has taken steps to ensure that the program doesn’t go away. The District has appointed its own coordinator who is working with school sites so that they can continue to serve students who are in the academic middle so that they’re ready for college. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Firebaugh High staff, parents, students and community members will host a Dia De Los Muertos event to celebrate the traditional Latin holiday that aims to honor deceased loved ones. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at Firebaugh High, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lynwood. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
The Lynwood Unified School District has obtained a Children’s Defense Fund grant to provide resources for students in the foster care system. The nonprofit child advocacy organization’s aim is to lift children out of poverty and protect them from abuse and neglect. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Eighth-graders districtwide are invited to this Lynwood High School vs. Firebaugh High School football game on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The cross-town rivals are facing off for the first time in history. The middle school students will have the opportunity to take part in pre-game activities with FHS and LHS students, as well as hear about high school programs. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Middle and high school teachers participated in professional development trainings during the last week of August as Lynwood Unified continues to work toward the implementation of the new Common Core Standards. Photos of teachers and students in the classroom are available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Working in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Network for a Healthy California, LUSD on Aug. 21 held a health and fitness training for teachers on how to incorporate physical activity and nutrition education into classroom curriculum. Photos are available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Lynwood Unified School District is working with community partner St. Francis Medical Center to offer free health screenings and immunizations just in time for the upcoming school year. Back-To-School Health Fair: Saturday, Aug. 24 at St. Francis Medical Center (open to community) Free Immunization Clinic: Aug. 27 at the Lynwood Unified District Office. Free Immunization Clinic: Sept. 4 at the Lynwood Community/Transit Center Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Lynwood Unified will host an Open House event at the District Office on Sept. 6 to give the community the opportunity to meet new Superintendent Paul Gothold. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)