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Baldwin Park Unified School District

  • Baldwin Park Unified Scholarship Winners Greeted by District Caravan

    Ten Baldwin Park Unified Class of 2020 seniors gave shouts of joy and even shed a few tears as a District caravan of well-wishers, equipped with balloons and flowers, traveled through the city on May 15 to personally deliver the news that the students had received scholarships totaling $11,000. District leaders – including Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza, Board of Education and Cabinet members, administrators and community leaders – wore masks and practiced social distancing as they surprised students at their homes, placing the decorations and a certificate on the lawns and porches of recipients.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified Student Chefs Receive C-CAP Culinary Scholarships

    Two Baldwin Park Unified student chefs are a step closer to realizing their dreams of becoming culinary artists or restaurant entrepreneurs after receiving Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) scholarships totaling nearly $40,000. Baldwin Park High senior Simon Luong won a full-tuition scholarship to the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in Pasadena worth more than $30,000, while Sierra Vista High senior Angela Chandara received three cash scholarships totaling $4,000 to go toward the post-secondary culinary program of her choice.

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  • Baldwin Park High School to Celebrate Students with Drive-through Caravan

    Baldwin Park High School teachers, staff and administrators will celebrate students for their display of resiliency, patience and commitment to their education during the transition to remote learning. While students and educators are connecting online, everyone eagerly awaits a return to campus – making an uplifting drive-through parade an important way to connect and reunite through safe means. Baldwin Park High’s caravan will give special recognition to the 394 seniors in the Class of 2020 who are concluding their time at BPUSD and preparing for the next chapter of their educational journey and future careers.

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Baldwin Park Unified Serves Nearly 131,000 Meals Amid School Closures

Baldwin Park Unified continues to ensure every child has access to healthy, nutritious meals – despite school closures prompted by the COVID-19 virus – through its curbside meal distribution plan. To date, the District has served nearly 131,000 meals since March 16, when the District enacted school closures on the recommendation of county and state officials.

Baldwin Park Unified Adult School to Serve as COVID-19 Testing Site

Free drive-through COVID-19 tests will be provided from Tuesday, April 14 through Saturday, May 9 at Baldwin Park Unified Adult and Community Education Center to Baldwin Park residents who exhibit symptoms of the illness or who have had contact with a person confirmed to have the illness. The tests are being provided through a partnership that includes Vital Medical Services, Baldwin Park Unified and the City of Baldwin Park.

Baldwin Park Unified Aspiring Chefs Advance to C-CAP Culinary Finals

Two Baldwin Park Unified student chefs are one step closer to earning a scholarship to an elite culinary school after advancing to the Careers Through Culinary Arts (C-CAP) Los Angeles cooking competition finals, to be held in April. Sierra Vista High School senior Angela Chandara and Baldwin Park High School senior Simon Luong are among 35 L.A. and Ventura county student finalists whose culinary expertise wowed the judges during a Feb. 7 preliminary competition. By advancing to the finals, Chandara and Luong have qualified for C-CAP scholarships.

Baldwin Park High School Students Recognized for Excellence in Speech Contest

Baldwin Park’s Organization of Supervisors and Administrators recognized five students for delivering powerful speeches, including Baldwin Park High School senior Kendra Nguyen who placed first and secured a spot at the Association of California School Administrators Region XV Student Oratory Contest. Sierra Vista High School students Hanna Cardenas and Brianda Medina came in second and third places, respectively for their speeches. Sierra Vista High School student May Suyat and North Park Continuation High School senior Ezdra Esparza earned honorable mentions.

Baldwin Park Junior High Students Honor Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Sierra Vista Junior High students spent the morning of Feb. 28 with Andres Chavez, grandson of human rights activist Cesar Chavez, to learn about the legacy and societal impact of the “Sí se puede!” movement. Seventh-graders at the school have spent the year studying Chavez’s work, including the Delano Grape Strike and his 25-day fast.

Baldwin Park Unified to Host Second Annual District Showcase

Baldwin Park Unified’s 20 elementary, middle and high schools will spotlight key programs in academics, athletics and arts, as well as a multitude of student activities and clubs during the second annual District Showcase from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14 at Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park. The District Showcase will feature interactive booths and displays that highlight a variety of programs, including the Dual Language program, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics opportunities, and an array of career technical courses.

Baldwin Park High’s CTE Department Earns Chapter of Excellence Award

Baldwin Park High School’s career technical education (CTE) department was recognized as a Chapter of Excellence during the 2019-20 Skills USA Region 3 Competition. Students representing five CTE programs scored in the top 10 spots, with Cisco Academy and Early Childhood taking gold. Automotive technology, medical assisting and video production students placed in sixth, fourth and eighth respectively.

Baldwin Park Unified’s North Park Named 2020 Model Continuation School

Baldwin Park Unified’s North Park Continuation High School has been named a 2020 Model School by the California Department of Education for providing academic and social opportunities that ensure students succeed, and fostering a supportive school environment. North Park and 42 other winners will be honored at the 2020 CCEA State Conference, to be held in May in San Diego.

Baldwin Park Unified Soccer, Basketball Teams Advance in CIF-SS Playoffs

Three teams from Baldwin Park Unified will advance to the next stage in the CIF Southern Section Playoffs after thrilling first round victories against regional teams. Baldwin Park High School’s boys soccer team will compete against Jurupa Valley on Friday, Feb. 14. The Braves took down Quartz Hill on Feb. 12 with a 1-0 shutout. Sierra Vista High School’s boys soccer team will go up against Santa Monica on Friday, Feb. 14, after beating Cajon High 2-1. The Sierra Vista Dons’ boys basketball team edged out San Jacinto Valley Academy by a score of 65-39 – matching them up against Ambassador for round two on Friday, Feb. 14.

Baldwin Park Unified Students Test Hands-on Skills during STEAM Night

Students and families from Baldwin Park Unified’s Foster Elementary School used aluminum foil as an electric conductor, made snow-people out of hair conditioner and baking soda, and tested probability and statistics with dice during the school’s annual STEAM Night on Jan. 30. Foster Elementary has hosted its science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) Family Night for five years to get students excited about learning and hands-on experiments.