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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 Projects Upgrade Schools, Boost Student Safety

    Baldwin Park Unified students will benefit from new air conditioning systems, restored sports fields, new school marquees and safer infrastructure as the District completes Measure K-funded projects targeting safety, long-term needs and current needs. These upgrades are the last items to be funded by Measure K, a bond measure approved by BPUSD voters in 2006, to improve school safety and security, as well as enhance learning and athletic facilities.

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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 Unified, Foothill Family Expand Mental Health Resources

Baldwin Park Unified School District and Foothill Family have expanded a decade-long partnership to include new Medi-Cal certified satellite offices at Margaret Heath and Walnut elementary schools. Since Jan. 24, the satellite offices have offered daily services to more students, including individual and family therapy focused on prevention and early intervention.

Baldwin Park Unified’s Foster Elementary to Host Family STEAM Night

Baldwin Park Unified’s Foster Elementary School will host its fourth annual science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) Family Night at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at 13900 Foster Ave., Baldwin Park. Students, parents and siblings will work together on interactive projects and experiments that explore science-themed lessons.

Baldwin Park Unified’s Santa Fe Named CA Distinguished School

Baldwin Park Unified’s Santa Fe School has been honored as a 2020 California Distinguished School for closing the achievement gap and attaining exemplary student performances on state standardized tests. Santa Fe is one of 42 elementary schools in the San Gabriel Valley to earn a spot on the 2020 Distinguished Schools list, with 323 institutions statewide securing a place.

Baldwin Park Unified Teachers Receive Classroom Grants

Two Baldwin Park Unified teachers were surprised with $100 grants from the California Retired Teachers Association. Baldwin Park High School architecture and engineering teacher Jeffrey Warden and Central Elementary School fourth grade teacher Melissa Leopoldo will use the funds to purchase classroom tools and materials.

Baldwin Park Unified’s Santa Fe Recognized as California Distinguished School

Baldwin Park Unified’s Santa Fe School has been honored as a 2020 California Distinguished School for closing the achievement gap and attaining exemplary student performances on state standardized tests. On the California School Dashboard, Santa Fe earned the second-highest rating in English language arts scores on state tests, with the school coming in 32.6 points above the state standard and increasing 5 points from 2018.

Baldwin Park Unified Early Head Start Students Receive Holiday Toys, Gifts

Santa Claus and Baldwin Park Unified administrators surprised students in its Early Head Start program with bags full of toys, ranging from puzzles and coloring books to stuffed animals and doctor kits. Baldwin Park’s Organization of Supervisors and Administrators and the District’s Early Childhood Education program organized the collection.

Baldwin Park Unified Adds 5 Electric Buses with $1.8 Million Grant

Baldwin Park Unified is adding five electric buses to its school bus fleet – with the first three arriving Dec. 20 – thanks to a $1.8 million California Energy Commission grant. The grant will cover the cost of charging stations and the vehicles, which replace five diesel-powered buses. These upgrades will help to improve air quality and increase the use of renewable fuels in the community.

Baldwin Park Unified Culinary Student Serves Community Favorites

Joel Diaz, a Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education (BPACE) student known for his culinary skills and creativity, has made history for crafting a barbeque chicken salad that pulled in record-breaking sales at two cafés run by the culinary program. Diaz and his classmates sold 65 lunch specials and earned $590, the highest revenue in one day at the Main Street and District cafés since opening in 1991.

Baldwin Park Unified Students Earn Impressive SAT, PSAT Scores

Sierra Vista High School students are pulling in stellar SAT and PSAT scores, including senior Robert Sotelo’s nearly perfect score of 1560 on the SAT, bolstered by a District focus on college readiness. SVHS junior Leyna Huynh scored 1400 on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test and junior Winston Le received a 1370, both top-level performances that could put them in the running for National Merit Scholarships.

Baldwin Park Unified ECE Families Receive Thanksgiving Feasts

In partnership with Faith Church of West Covina, Baldwin Park Unified’s Early Childhood Education program provided more than 80 meals for ECE families on Nov. 28. More than 25 families with infants and children up to the age of 4 enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast that included turkey and all the trimmings.