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Lynwood Unified School District

  • LUSD Data Analyst Diana Hawkins Wins Huge Prize and Praise in Appearance on Wheel of Fortune

    Lynwood Unified Data Analyst Diana Hawkins has always lit up the District with her smile and energy, and on Dec. 15 she introduced it to a nationally televised audience with an unforgettable performance on Wheel of Fortune. Hawkins laughed, shouted, and cheered her way to a winning total of $57,850 and a trip to Puerto Rico while stealing the spotlight and being hailed a “super contestant” by media and social network observers.

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  • Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation Awarded $80,000 CARES Grant to Provide Families with Holiday Meals

    Lynwood Unified families in need are receiving restaurant vouchers worth up to $100 this December after the Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation (LPEF) received an $80,000 grant from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) for Food program. The LPEF is partnering with the District at LUSD events to distribute the vouchers, which allow families to purchase meals this holiday season. The effort also supports local Lynwood businesses during challenging times.

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  • Lynwood Unified Reviewing Construction Concerns at Lynwood High School

    An engineering review of Lynwood High School buildings launched after a collapse of exterior soffit ceiling panels in June has yielded preliminary findings that indicate more extensive construction issues may exist at the 22-year-old facility, Lynwood Unified officials announced Monday. The review, which is still in progress, was launched out of an abundance of caution after the unexpected failure of a section of the exterior panels, called soffits, in one of the high school’s buildings during summer break. LUSD’s Board of Education initiated an independent engineering review by Peter Sarkis-Petra Structural Engineers of all campus structures.

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ESPN Radio Reporter to Speak to Firebaugh High Students

ESPN Radio Reporter Beto Duran will meet with Firebaugh High School journalism students to share his experience and tips on how they can achieve their own dreams on Monday, Dec. 2. This is just one of the ways the Lynwood Unified School District is achieving its goal to form partnerships with the community that benefit its students. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood High School Highlighted for Improvement on Healthy Kids Survey

Lynwood High School has been named among one of the most improved schools in the state in terms of its Healthy Kids Survey, which provides student-reported data on drug and alcohol use, school violence, youth development and more. The goal of the survey is to help guide school decisions to improve the learning environment for students. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Despite Loss of Funding, Lynwood Unified Continues AVID Program

While the County has cut funding to Districts that offer the AVID Program, Lynwood Unified has taken steps to ensure that the program doesn’t go away. The District has appointed its own coordinator who is working with school sites so that they can continue to serve students who are in the academic middle so that they’re ready for college. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Firebaugh High School Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Celebration on Nov. 1

Firebaugh High staff, parents, students and community members will host a Dia De Los Muertos event to celebrate the traditional Latin holiday that aims to honor deceased loved ones. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at Firebaugh High, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lynwood. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Obtains Grant to Help Foster Care Students

The Lynwood Unified School District has obtained a Children’s Defense Fund grant to provide resources for students in the foster care system. The nonprofit child advocacy organization’s aim is to lift children out of poverty and protect them from abuse and neglect. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Cross-town Rivals to Face Off at Lynwood Unified Football Game

Eighth-graders districtwide are invited to this Lynwood High School vs. Firebaugh High School football game on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The cross-town rivals are facing off for the first time in history. The middle school students will have the opportunity to take part in pre-game activities with FHS and LHS students, as well as hear about high school programs.  Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Prepares for the California Common Core Standards

Middle and high school teachers participated in professional development trainings during the last week of August as Lynwood Unified continues to work toward the implementation of the new Common Core Standards. Photos of teachers and students in the classroom are available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Hosts Health & Fitness Summer Institute for Teachers

Working in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Network for a Healthy California, LUSD on Aug. 21 held a health and fitness training for teachers on how to incorporate physical activity and nutrition education into classroom curriculum. Photos are available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

FREE Health Clinics Available to Lynwood Families

Lynwood Unified School District is working with community partner St. Francis Medical Center to offer free health screenings and immunizations just in time for the upcoming school year. Back-To-School Health Fair: Saturday, Aug. 24 at St. Francis Medical Center (open to community) Free Immunization Clinic: Aug. 27 at the Lynwood Unified District Office. Free Immunization Clinic: Sept. 4 at the Lynwood Community/Transit Center Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)