Lynwood Unified School District

  • Lynwood Unified Staff Helps Raise More Than 75K For Families in Need

    Maddie Martinez wasn’t sure how she would continue to support her family of five. She had lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was living perilously off of her savings. Making matters worse, Martinez battles a chronic autoimmune condition that makes her particularly vulnerable to illness. That’s when she happened to see a social media post by Lynwood Unified’s Audrey Casas offering help to anyone in need during these trying times. Within days, District staff member Jeff Ballinger, a longtime philanthropist in the community, showed up to her door with bags of food and an excess of love and support.

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  • Lynwood Unified Celebrates College Acceptances on Signing Day

    Lynwood Unified students celebrated their path to higher education on May 1 during National College Signing Day, observed this year with a virtual flair. Lynwood High School counselors delivered signs to seniors and invited them to fill in their college destinations and post them to social media.

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  • Lynwood Unified Food Pantry Partners with City Leaders to Increase Services for Families in Need

    Lynwood – Lynwood Unified’s food pantry service has joined forces with leaders from the city of Lynwood to serve a greater number of families in need during the COVID-19 global coronavirus pandemic. Lynwood’s Greater Emmanuel Temple Church has partnered with the District and is hosting the service, allowing families to receive pick-up-and-go groceries upon appointment […]

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Firebaugh High School Unveils New Mural in Celebration of Arts and Partnership with PepsiCo

Firebaugh High School students joined Lynwood Unified Board members and community leaders on Feb. 21 to unveil a new campus mural as a crowd of nearly 500 celebrated arts and student achievement. Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite welcomed the Office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to Firebaugh, Lynwood Mayor Aide Castro, Board President Gary Hardie Jr., PepsiCo North America West Division President Johannes Evenblij and Los Angeles Lakers great A.C. Green to the ceremony.

Lynwood Unified Celebrates Student Talent and Cultivates Potential During Black Teen Summit

Firebaugh High School sophomore Elijah Arch always imagined the college experience as a stressful one, full of exams, assignments and little else. Arch has revised his thinking after attending the District’s seventh annual Black Teen Summit where he met college students who shared enriching experiences that transcend any midterm. Arch was one of nearly 250 students from Lynwood Unified’s high schools who learned about college life, entrepreneurship, and job and career resources during the Feb. 18 event, which was themed “Proud to be me - From Struggle Comes Strength.”

Lynwood Unified to Host 7th Annual Black Teen Summit

Lynwood Unified will partner with the District African American Advisory Parent Council (DAAAPC) to host the 7th annual Black Teen Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Bateman Hall, 11331 Ernestine Ave., Lynwood. The event aims to boost high school student academic achievement, college-going rates and access to career resources.

Lynwood Unified to Build New STEM Lab Through $225,000 W. M. Keck Foundation Grant

Lynwood Unified will provide Firebaugh High School students with a new state-of-the-art STEM lab beginning in fall 2021 after receiving a donation of $225,000 from the W. M. Keck Foundation, which will inspire young learners to pursue success in science, engineering and medical fields. The new lab will allow Firebaugh to double enrollment in its biomedical science and nursing program, along with its advanced manufacturing and engineering program. Those programs currently share a space that limits activities and projects.

Lynwood Unified Students Receive 381 College Acceptances, Win Scholarships during Campus Visits

Firebaugh High School senior Cheyanne Roberts moved a step closer to her dream career in dentistry when she was offered a $92,000 scholarship to Benedict College during the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Caravan Tour Jan. 31. Roberts was one of nearly 400 Lynwood Unified Students who filled the gymnasiums at Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools to meet with HBCU recruiters, who presented them with on-the-spot acceptance and, for some, full-ride scholarships.

Lynwood Unified Students Receive College Acceptances at HBCU event

Lynwood Unified High School students received nearly 400 college acceptances and more than $5.8 million in scholarships at the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Caravan Tour on Jan. 30. Hundreds of Lynwood students filled the gymnasiums at Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools to meet HBCU recruiters, who presented them with on-the-spot acceptances and, for some, full scholarships.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caravan to Visit Lynwood Unified High Schools

Lynwood Unified High School students will have the opportunity to earn on-the-spot acceptance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and get their college application fees waived when a caravan of college recruiters and admission counselors visit District campuses. The Lynwood Unified Equity Department has worked with seniors to ensure they have prepared transcripts and test scores for the caravan, which will include Tuskegee University and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Lynwood Unified Partners with Kaiser Permanente to Launch Healthcare Scholarships, College Completion Initiative

Lynwood Unified received a $50,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center that will allow the District to increase college readiness through new programs, award scholarships to students and provide additional financial support to inspire success in higher education. The grant is a part of the Healthcare Scholarships & College Completion Initiative, which provides support for students pursuing college. The program allows the District to combat barriers to higher education success, such as affordability, lack of access and limited learning tools.

Burning Calories and Crime Volunteer Group Helps Keep Schools Safe

Parent volunteers are helping keep Lynwood Unified schools safe through the Burning Calories and Crime program. Volunteers walk campuses in groups to ensure safety while promoting health and fitness. For more information, or to volunteer, contact the District’s Student Services department.

Lynwood Unified Gives Away Books at Childhood Literacy Event

Early Childhood Education hosted a literacy event on Dec. 20 in all ECE classrooms that sent each child home for the holiday break with a new book. Parents and students made crafts and sang seasonal songs before each child selected a book of their choice to develop their home library.