Lynwood Unified School District

  • Creator of Netflix Show ‘On My Block’ Eddie Gonzalez to Virtually Visit Lynwood High to Inspire Students on Career Day

    Eddie Gonzalez, the creator of the Netflix show “On My Block” and Lynwood High School alumnus, will make a virtual return to Lynwood High School to share his journey to becoming a screenwriter and producer with students during the school’s Virtual Career Day. Gonzalez will serve as the event’s keynote speaker and inspire students to embrace their creativity and follow their own paths to success. “On My Block” is a successful coming of age story that explores life in South Central Los Angeles for four teenagers – particularly its Afro-Latina female lead. Gonzalez’s writing credits also include the hit show “Empire” and the film “All Eyez on Me.”

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  • Lynwood Unified Appoints New Board Member at Special Meeting

    Lynwood Unified administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Board member Julian Del Real-Calleros who was selected during a special meeting on April 8 to review applicants for the open Board seat. Del Real-Calleros was one of seven applicants who appeared before the District’s Board of Education, and the Lynwood community watching via livestream, and was voted in to replace recently retired Board member Alma-Delia Renteria.

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  • Lynwood Unified Welcomes Back K-2 Students on First Day of Elementary School Reopening

    Helen Keller and Washington elementary school staff greeted more than 60 total K-2 students at the front entrance on March 22, a day when even face coverings could not mask the excitement of Lynwood Unified School District reopening its doors for in-person instruction. The District welcomed back students on a limited basis, beginning with grades K-2 for just two schools, and will continue with a staggered restart of all elementary grades on April 15 following spring break.

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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)