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 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.
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 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.