Baldwin Park Unified School District
Baldwin Park Unified Sophomore Wins CABE Essay Contest, Promotes Unity Through Soccer
Sierra Vista High School sophomore Sofia Estrada poured her passion for soccer and belief in its uniting power into an impactful essay, winning her first prize in the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Student Writing Contest and showcasing how the sport allows bilingual people to share their stories, art and dreams. In her essay, “The Universal Language That Could Change the World,” Estrada details how soccer enables people to communicate with each other without speaking the same language, tearing down barriers and uniting people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds.
Baldwin Park Unified Clubs Serve as a Safe Space for LGBTQ Students
The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Gay-Straight Alliance clubs at Baldwin Park High School provide resources and activities to support students' mental and emotional health. Baldwin Park High’s Peace, Pride and Produce Garden, launched in 2021, was designed to be a safe and welcoming space for the school’s LGBTQIA+ community. Since then, the school has expanded mental health and wellness resources available to students. The garden is just one part of a campus-wide mental health initiative that includes monthly activities such as Mindful Mondays, Thoughtful Thursdays and Foodie Fridays.
Baldwin Park Unified Prepares Next Generation of ‘Braves’ with Program Tours
Baldwin Park Unified middle school students discovered ways to expand their creativity through performing arts, build strong community relations and plan careers during the inaugural Braves on Tour, a student-led initiative which gives eighth-graders an opportunity to learn about programs available to them when they become Baldwin Park High School freshmen in 2023-24. Current Braves students visited Olive and Jones middle schools on Jan. 23 and Sierra Vista Middle School and Baldwin Park STEM Academy on Jan. 24 before concluding the tour with a joint pep rally on Feb. 2 at BPHS’ Ted K. Gorrell football stadium.