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Lynwood Unified School District

  • Lynwood Unified Art Students Featured in International Online Art Exhibit

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the artwork of Lynwood High School students explored the hopes and frustrations of surviving an era of distance learning, the loss of loved ones, and the displacement of friends and normal routines. The Lynwood Unified artists joined with high school peers in Turkey and Canada to share these images as part of an international online art show, Without Borders: Without Fear, a collaboration between Lynwood High, Robert College in Istanbul, and Bishop Strachan School in Toronto.

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  • Lynwood Unified to Celebrate Summer Graduates to Close Out Class of 2021

    Lynwood Unified will celebrate its remaining Class of 2021 graduates during an in-person summer ceremony that will officially close out a memorable school year. Nearly 100 total seniors will be honored from Lynwood, Firebaugh, Vista and Pathway high schools during a ceremony at the Lynwood Imperial Campus gymnasium that will include Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite and the Board of Education. LUSD saw a successful return to in-person commencements last month when the District honored more than 800 graduates at outdoor ceremonies. Last year’s graduating class was only recognized through virtual events due to COVID-19 safety measures.

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  • Lynwood Unified Prepares for High School Instruction at Upgraded Bullis Campus for 2021-22 Year

    Lynwood High School will return to its original campus, located on Bullis Road, and will welcome LHS Knights for the first day of the 2021-22 year on Thursday, Aug. 19 when it unveils an improved campus featuring high school amenities and new technology. Multiple upgrades are taking place across campus, including the addition of new portable classrooms, as well as updates to the dance room and locker rooms. The campus modifications also include updated classrooms and science labs, and a renovated quad with added greenery. A new technology hub will be installed in spring 2022.

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Lynwood High School Girls Basketball Embodies City’s Perseverance Through Obstacles in CIF-SS 1-AA Division Title

Lynwood High School girls basketball team secured the CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA championship on June 19, following a 58-47 victory over Etiwanda. Just month earlier, the LHS Knights were not even certain they would be able to gather for a season due to COVID-19 safety guidelines and restrictions. Winning the regional title served as a victory for the entire Lynwood community after a year of unprecedented challenges.

Lynwood Unified Collaborates with Community on New LCAP Committed to Culturally Inclusive Education for all Students

Lynwood Unified School District is set to submit a new three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that leaned heavily on community collaboration with the goal of providing every student with a well-rounded, culturally inclusive education while also focusing on English Language Arts and mathematics. After an extensive months-long process that included community surveys and inclusive input from teachers and other school personnel, parents, and students through a variety of mediums, the LCAP will be brought before the Board of Education at the June 24 meeting.

Lynwood Unified Graduates Honor Those Lost During Emotional Return to In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

Lynwood Unified Honors Class of 2021 with In-Person Ceremonies With passionate student speeches and rousing alma mater renditions, Lynwood Unified School District honored the Class of 2021 from Firebaugh, Lynwood, Vista, and Pathway high schools with long-anticipated in-person commencement ceremonies, held June 14 to 16. Nearly 750 seniors and their families gathered on Lynwood Unified District Field, following safety protocols that included social distancing and the use of face masks. Each ceremony was livestreamed to ensure the entire community could participate in the celebrations.

Lynwood Unified Teacher Receives Grant to Study Greek Archeology

Lynwood Middle School history teacher Dr. Dawndria Cox received a William Sanders Scarborough Fellowship for 2021-22 and admission into the 2021 Summer Program at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The Scarborough Fellowship is worth $10,000 and will cover all expenses related to the experience, such as airfare, lodging, museum entrance fees and tuition to the prestigious six-week summer program.

Lynwood Unified Showcases Updated Security Entrances during Ribbon-cutting Ceremonies

Lynwood Unified School District’s Washington and Wilson elementary schools showcased new safety features and upgraded facilities during grand openings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies on May 25. District Board members, administrators and the Washington and Wilson school communities gathered for outdoor events to celebrate the improvements, which included: lobby areas that provide a safe buffer between visitors and staff, security cameras and control systems that require visitors to buzz in and be identified before entering the office, and updated fire alarm systems.

Lynwood Unified to Host Ribbon-cutting for Elementary Facility Upgrades

Lynwood Unified School District will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the unveiling of modernized site entrances at Washington and Wilson elementary schools. Washington Elementary will host its grand opening at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 4225 Sanborn Ave., Lynwood. Wilson Elementary will host its celebration at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 25, 11700 School St. Lynwood.

Lynwood Unified Celebrates Groundbreaking of New St. Anne’s Family Services Early Learning Center

Lynwood Unified School District Board members, alongside leaders of St. Anne’s Family Services, grabbed hard hats and shovels on May 12 to celebrate the start of renovations for a new Early Learning Center at Lugo Elementary School. Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite joined Lorna Little, President and CEO of St. Anne’s, to address an outdoor group of nearly 75 guests who gathered to commemorate the groundbreaking of a project that will provide Early Head Start programs for children ages 1-3 and their families. Scheduled to open this fall, the Early Learning Center is the result of a partnership between the District, St. Anne’s, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Ultimately, a total of five classrooms will be added at Lugo and Abbott elementary schools, serving a total of 164 children.

Lynwood Unified Celebrates Arts Education at 7th Annual Arts Festival

The Lynwood Unified School District community gathered virtually on April 24 for a day filled with art activities and lively band, dance and drama performances during the District’s seventh annual Arts Festival and District Showcase. Students, families, teachers, and faculty across the District were welcomed by Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, following messages from Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Lynwood Mayor Marisela Santana, and Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator Mariana Astorga-Almanza. Sponsored by Assemblymember Rendon, Conga Kids, P.S. Arts, and the Music Center, the event featured student artwork and performances by the Pacifico Dance Company and Conga Kids.

Dr. Robert Gilchick Gives Lynwood Unified Seal of Approval as District Prepares to Reopen Secondary Schools

Dr. Robert Gilchick, of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, joined a livestream discussion with Lynwood Unified to share his positive outlook on students returning for in-person instruction and give the District his blessing ahead of its secondary school reopening on May 3. Gilchick and LUSD Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite convened on April 22 for a Facebook Live audience where they talked about safety protocols, the improving health outlook of LA County, and the District’s strong work in welcoming back children to campuses.

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