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Baldwin Park Unified School District

  • Baldwin Park Unified Leo Club Creates Scholarship to Honor Beloved Student

    As a sophomore at Baldwin Park High School, Veronica Sanchez always pushed herself to succeed, taking AP and college prep courses and serving her community as a member of the BPHS Leo Club. To honor Sanchez’s memory after her sudden death in March 2020, the BPHS Leo Club created the Veronica Sanchez Memorial Scholarship and organized an online fundraiser to support seniors continuing their post-secondary education.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified Partners with Mental Health Awareness Hotline

    Baldwin Park Unified will partner with TeenLine, a teen-to-teen hotline that provides 24-hour personalized, inclusive support and resources for adolescents as part of its commitment to promote the healthy development of students and their families. The Board of Education approved the partnership for the nonprofit, community-based organization funded by Cedars-Sinai Hospital, to provide emotional support for its students through peer-based education, community outreach and online support.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified Alumna Discusses Mental Health during Pandemic

    Sierra Vista High School Class of 2001 graduate Silvia Cervantes-Juarez addressed more than 100 students at her alma mater about mental wellness issues on Jan. 22, advising students that self-awareness, positive messaging, regular exercise and setting a schedule are the keys to staying mentally fit during COVID-19. Cervantes-Juarez, who works as a high school psychologist, dispensed words of wisdom and support to students during a Flex Friday intervention class presentation, held in coordination with Sierra Vista’s National Alliance of Mental Health Club.

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Baldwin Park Unified Leo Club Creates Scholarship to Honor Beloved Student

As a sophomore at Baldwin Park High School, Veronica Sanchez always pushed herself to succeed, taking AP and college prep courses and serving her community as a member of the BPHS Leo Club. To honor Sanchez’s memory after her sudden death in March 2020, the BPHS Leo Club created the Veronica Sanchez Memorial Scholarship and organized an online fundraiser to support seniors continuing their post-secondary education.

Baldwin Park Unified Partners with Mental Health Awareness Hotline

Baldwin Park Unified will partner with TeenLine, a teen-to-teen hotline that provides 24-hour personalized, inclusive support and resources for adolescents as part of its commitment to promote the healthy development of students and their families. The Board of Education approved the partnership for the nonprofit, community-based organization funded by Cedars-Sinai Hospital, to provide emotional support for its students through peer-based education, community outreach and online support.

Baldwin Park Unified Board Requests Waiver for Standardized Testing

The Baldwin Park Unified Board of Education urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to direct the State Board of Education to request a waiver for standardized testing in spring 2021 amid the recent COVID-19 spike during a Feb. 9 board meeting. The District stated that using standardized testing this spring will not provide an equal comparison from prior years, impacting the reliability of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. The U.S. Department of Education waived requirements for the 2019-20 testing during the school closures in spring 2020.

Baldwin Park Unified Alumna Discusses Mental Health during Pandemic

Sierra Vista High School Class of 2001 graduate Silvia Cervantes-Juarez addressed more than 100 students at her alma mater about mental wellness issues on Jan. 22, advising students that self-awareness, positive messaging, regular exercise and setting a schedule are the keys to staying mentally fit during COVID-19. Cervantes-Juarez, who works as a high school psychologist, dispensed words of wisdom and support to students during a Flex Friday intervention class presentation, held in coordination with Sierra Vista’s National Alliance of Mental Health Club.

Baldwin Park Unified High School Serves as COVID-19 Testing Site

Sierra Vista High School will continue to serve as a COVID-19 testing site through the end of February, through a partnership between Baldwin Park Unified, the City of Baldwin Park and Transcend Health. Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, at Sierra Vista, 3600 Frazier St., Baldwin Park.

Baldwin Park Unified Schools Named on 2020 California Honor Roll

Baldwin Park Unified’s Kenmore Elementary, Santa Fe School, Sierra Vista Junior High, Baldwin Park High School and Sierra Vista High School earned spots on the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) 2019-20 Honor Roll and were named Star Schools for narrowing the achievement gap through college and career readiness programs. ERP compiles the Honor Roll for Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, a national organization committed to identifying higher-performing schools.

Baldwin Park Unified Concert Choir Holiday Performance Brings Cheer

continued its end-of-the-year tradition with a virtual holiday performance in December, despite choir members having to record their parts at home without hearing vocal accompaniment from fellow ensemble members. The individual tracks, recorded on smart phones, were edited together as a full-length performance video and posted on YouTube. Among the holiday carols performed was “Silent Night.”

Baldwin Park Unified Board Members Take Oath of Office

Baldwin Park Unified returning Board of Education members Christina Lucero and Santos Hernandez Jr., and newly elected member Diana E. Miranda-Dzib took their oaths of office during the Board’s organizational meeting on Dec. 15. Miranda-Dzib was sworn in by State Sen. Susan Rubio, Hernandez was sworn in by City of Baldwin Park Councilmember Alejandra Avila and Lucero was sworn in by City of Baldwin Park Councilmember Danny Damian. Assemblymember Blanca Rubio also joined the virtual board meeting.

Baldwin Park Unified High School Senior Named Coca-Cola Semifinalist

Baldwin Park High School senior Kohle Jackson was named one of 1,609 semifinalists for the 2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship, out of more than 99,000 applicants from across the country. Jackson is advancing to the next round, in which 250 seniors will be named regional finalists. 150 students will ultimately be named Coca-Cola scholars and win a $20,000 college scholarship.

Baldwin Park Unified Students Grow Music Skills during Distance Learning

More than 400 students in Baldwin Park Unified’s violin and orchestra programs are honing their musical skills and practicing compositions thanks to the dedication of District orchestra teachers Jacob Boyd, Joshua Chan, Paul Grant and Justin Wong. Through a collaborative effort, BPUSD’s music department will create a virtual performance to celebrate the winter holidays, featuring elementary, middle and high school students