Lynwood Unified School District

  • Founder of Groundbreaking Compton Health Bar Dani Solorio to Virtually Visit Elementary School to Share New Recipe

    Compton Health Bar founder Dani Solorio, who has been featured on the CBS show “Destination LA” and Telemundo for bringing organic remedies to her community, will virtually visit Lugo Elementary School to share a new recipe while inspiring students to make healthy choices and find success in entrepreneurship. Solorio will appear via Zoom as a part of a special Lugo parent meeting while demonstrating how to make a recipe for “Fire Cider,” a natural way to boost your immune system for the flu season.

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  • 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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Alumni College Conference Returns to Lynwood Unified for 14th Year

Lynwood Unified graduates are returning to their hometown to help current students navigate their way to higher education. The 14th annual Alumni College Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Lynwood High School. Francisco “Franky” Carrillo, who was wrongly accused of murder and released from prison in 2011 after spending two decades behind bars, will serve as the guest speaker. Carrillo now attends Loyola Marymount University and serves as an inspirational speaker and advocate for justice and equality. Photos of the event will be available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Superintendent Begins Twitter Account

Lynwood Unified Superintendent Paul Gothold is kicking off the New Year by taking over the District’s Twitter account, where he will provide updates, important information and news to the community and district stakeholders. Currently, Lynwood Unified is available on both Facebook and Twitter, where followers can see pictures of District events, receive regular updates on Measure K construction progress and learn about other programs, news and events taking place districtwide. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Community Invited to Tour New Classroom Projects

The public is invited to view the progress of Lynwood Unified’s new classroom facility project at Lincoln and Washington elementary schools, which include the removal of dozens of outdated portable classrooms that will be replaced with state-of-the-art permanent buildings. Construction is expected to be completed next fall. The tour at Washington is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. A tour at Lincoln is taking place at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. The projects are funded under the District’s Measure K facilities bond. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Lynwood Unified to Hold Annual Reorganization on Dec. 10

The Lynwood Unified School District will host its annual reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Board of Education will swear in newly-elected board member Alma Delia-Renteria and re-elected board member Alfonso Morales. The District will also recognize the dedication and efforts of retiring board member Rachel Chavez and outgoing Vice President José Luis Solache, who was recently elected to the Lynwood City Council. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

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)