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Lynwood Unified School District

  • Lynwood Celebrates Class of 2019 with Graduation Ceremonies

    Lynwood High School senior Elvis Ubeda Flores received his high school diploma along with the surprise of a lifetime when a familiar face greeted him atop the stage during his commencement on June 14.

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  • Lynwood Unified Students Surprise Former Teachers in Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

    Lynwood High School senior Alexa Hernandez fought back tears as she expressed her appreciation to her former Cesar Chavez Middle School history teacher Adolph Lopez, who inspired her through his belief and enthusiasm. Hernandez was one of a handful of LHS students who returned to their former elementary and middle schools on April 30 to thank teachers for the impact they’ve had on their success. The surprise visits were in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and came with invitations to next month’s LHS graduation ceremony.

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  • Lynwood Unified Adult School Announces ‘Every Student Succeeding’ Nominee

    Lynwood Unified Community Adult School (LCAS) student Henry Velasco was once without food or shelter, but despite those obstacles he made it his goal to return to school and further his education by obtaining his high school diploma and attending college. Velasco’s perseverance is one of the many reasons he was honored as the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Every Student Succeeding Program nominee, an honor given to students who have shown growth and gained the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens in their community.

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Despite Loss of Funding, Lynwood Unified Continues AVID Program

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 School Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Celebration on Nov. 1

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)

Lynwood Unified Obtains Grant to Help Foster Care Students

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)

Cross-town Rivals to Face Off at Lynwood Unified Football Game

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)

Lynwood Unified Prepares for the California Common Core Standards

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)

Lynwood Unified Hosts Health & Fitness Summer Institute for Teachers

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)

FREE Health Clinics Available to Lynwood Families

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)