Bellflower Unified’s Las Flores Home Education Independent Studies Program will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, March 20 for families considering enrolling children in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten or first grade. Las Flores, a TK-11 school, provides support to homeschooling families, including instruction in core topics and weekly enrichment classes. Las Flores is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges with instruction that meets UC/CSU admission requirements. The school is open to students across L.A. and Orange counties. Call 562-804-6565 or go to www.lasfloreseducationalcenter.org. Las Flores is at 10039 E. Palm St., Bellflower.
Hundreds of Mayfair High students, families, staff and community members waved blue and white flags at Ron Yary Stadium to honor Mayfair’s head football coach Derek Bedell as the Los Angeles Charges L.A. County Coach of the Week during the school’s homecoming game on Oct. 6. The school’s band played a celebratory number as Chargers cheerleaders greeted Bedell on center stage with a $1,000 check. He was recognized for his team’s first victory since 2006 in the annual Milk Bucket matchup against rival Lakewood High School on Sept. 8.
Bellflower High School on Oct. 5 launched a Teen Court program, a new element of the school's award-winning civics program that allows students to explore California's court system. The launch began with a reception that included Bellflower Unified Board of Education members, City Council members, judges, attorneys and other dignitaries at the District Office.
Bellflower Unified's Washington Elementary School has received a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians that will benefit the school's new dual-language immersion program. The school was chosen for the award by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, who delivered the grant during a visit to school on Oct. 4.