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<ul><li><p>Lynwood Unified School District AchievingGreatnessLynwood Unified School District</p><p>of Educational Services. This will be a seamless transition as Mr. Crosth-</p><p>waite and I have already been working hand-in-hand with our Board of Education, staff,administration, parents and community to ensurethat we offer the very best education for the stu-dents of Lynwood, Gothold said.</p><p>LUSD Introduces New Leadership TeamFollowing Retirement of Superintendent, District Promotes from Within</p><p>(Continued on page 3)</p><p>(Contina en la pgina 8</p><p>Lynwood Unified School District Board of Education</p><p>Maria G. Lopez, PresidentJos Luis Solache, Vice President</p><p>Briseida Gonzalez, ClerkRachel Chavez, Member</p><p>Alfonso Morales, Esq., Member</p><p>Superintendent: Paul Gothold</p><p>2013 BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION</p><p>1</p><p>Newly-appointed Superintendent Paul Gothold,who had formerly worked as the Districts DeputySuperintendent, began serving in his new capacityon July 1, following the retirement of former Su-perintendent Edward Velasquez.</p><p>Gudiel Crosthwaite, formerly Lynwood UnifiedDirector of Elementary School Reform, has replacedGothold under the title of Assistant Superintendent</p><p>Sharing congratulatory messages and words of in-spiration, the Lynwood Unified School District cele-brated the graduation of more than 800 high schoolstudents, culminating the 2012-13 school year, andmore than a decade of study and dedication.</p><p>During commencement ceremonies for Firebaugh,Lynwood and Vista high schools June 3-6, students</p><p>Lynwood Unified Honors Over 800 Graduates duringCommencement Ceremonies</p><p>made the very important walk to receive their diplo-mas, marking the beginning of a new journey in ca-reers and in higher education.</p><p>More than 360 Firebaugh High School studentswere recognized with a graduation ceremony at theHome Depot Center on June 3. </p><p>For the first time in Lynwood High School history,</p><p>more than 400 seniors on June 5 had the opportunityto take part in a commencement ceremony at theirhome stadium, thanks to the construction of newbleachers last year. </p><p>On June 6, friends and family of 80 Vista HighSchool and Pathway Independent Study seniors at-tended promotional ceremonies at the City of Lyn-woods Bateman Hall. </p><p>"These commencement ceremonies culminatedsomething that we have all been working so hard to-gether to achieve preparing our students to be suc-cessful in life after high school, said LUSDSuperintendent Paul Gothold. Im confident that oureducators have equipped our graduates with the toolsthey need to be competitive both in their college andtheir career endeavors. Im so proud of each one ofour students. </p><p>Lynwood Unified's comprehensive high schoolsare graduating more students than ever. In 2011-12,Firebaugh High School saw an 80.5 percent gradua-tion rate, up more than 10 points from the year be-fore. Lynwood High School also experienced a morethan 10 percent hike, with a 78.5 percent graduationrate in 2011-12. The numbers significantly exceedLos Angeles County averages. </p><p>Ceremonias de inicio deuna nueva etapaEl Distrito Escolar Unificado deLynwood rinde honores a ms de800 diplomados durante lasceremonias de graduacin. </p><p>Con ms de una dcada de estudios y dedicacin,y para terminar el ao lectivo 2012-2013, el DistritoEscolar Unificado de Lynwood (LUSD, por sus siglasen ingls) comparti mensajes de felicitacin y pal-See additional Graduation</p><p>photos on page 8</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>Dear Lynwood Unified Community, As the new Superintendent for the LynwoodUnified School District, it is an honor to wel-come you back to school. I hope that you en-joyed your summer break and youre ready toembrace the opportunity to make this yet an-other successful school year. </p><p>Last year was a very productive time in Lyn-wood as we saw some amazing studentachievements as a result of our efforts to pro-vide a more rigorous instructional program forthe children of Lynwood. Our District has con-</p><p>tinued to experience big gains in our Academic Performance Index (API)scores and graduation rates are also on the rise. </p><p>Although I am new to this role as Superintendent, I have worked with thiscommunity for several years as Chief Academic Officer and as Deputy Superin-tendent. I have seen first-hand this communitys dedication and passion for ed-</p><p>ucation and our students ability to grow and achieve at their greatest potential. Although we have reached some remarkable milestones as a District, I</p><p>know that we have the ability to attain more in order to provide our studentswith the very best educational opportunities. Using the framework of ourAchieving Greatness strategic plan, I intend to work collaboratively with ourBoard of Education, teachers, support staff, administration and parents toreach our goals and further the progress weve already made. </p><p>I believe that healthy relationships and open communication between allparties are central to our success. I will continue to expand the lines of com-munication and facilitate a smooth transition through monthly superinten-dents messages, distributing important community information about Districtnews, events and programs and through quarterly newsletters. </p><p>I look forward to working with all of you in my new capacity as Superintend-ent to make the 2013-14 school year an even more successful one than the last. </p><p>Sincerely, Paul Gothold, Superintendent</p><p>Mensaje del SuperintendenteEstimada comunidad del Distrito Unificado de Lynwood,Como nuevo superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lynwood, esun honor para m darles la bienvenida en el regreso a clases. Espero quehayan disfrutado del receso de verano y que estn listos para aprovechar laoportunidad de lograr que este sea otro ao escolar exitoso.</p><p>El ao pasado fue muy productivo en Lynwood, ya que como resultado denuestros esfuerzos por proveerles a los chicos de Lynwood un programa deenseanza ms riguroso, vimos logros asombrosos en los estudiantes. Nue-stro Distrito contina percibiendo grandes alzas en los resultados del ndicede Rendimiento Acadmico (API, por sus siglas en ingles) y los porcentajesde graduacin escolar estn tambin en aumento. </p><p>Ser testigo de la exitosa experiencia de graduacin de nuestra promocin2013 que da sus prximos pasos hacia el mundo fue muy especial. Es el apo-geo de nuestra misin suprema: preparar a nuestros estudiantes para unaeducacin superior y nuevas carreras.</p><p>Si bien soy nuevo en mi cargo de superintendente, he trabajado por aoscon la comunidad como director general en lo acadmico y como superin-tendente adjunto. He presenciado directamente la dedicacin y pasin de estacomunidad por la educacin; y la capacidad de nuestros estudiantes de cre-</p><p>cer y triunfar al mximo de su potencial.Aunque hemos alcanzado hitos extraordinarios como Distrito, s que ten-</p><p>emos la capacidad de concebir ms logros con el fin de proporcionarles anuestros estudiantes las mejores oportunidades educacionales. Tengo la in-tencin de trabajar en colaboracin con nuestra Junta de Educacin, docentes,personal auxiliar, administracin y padres para alcanzar nuestros objetivos yexceder el progreso que ya hemos obtenido utilizando la estructura de nue-stro plan estratgico del programa de Iniciativa para lograr la excelencia. </p><p>Creo que las relaciones saludables y la comunicacin abierta entre laspartes son esenciales para nuestro xito. Voy a continuar expandiendo lasvas de comunicacin y voy a posibilitar una transicin fluida a travs de men-sajes mensuales del superintendente, distribucin de noticias sobre el Distritocon informacin importante para la comunidad, eventos y programas, y atravs de boletines informativos trimestrales. </p><p>Espero trabajar con todos ustedes en mi nueva calidad de superintendentepara que el ao lectivo 2013-2014 sea an ms exitoso que el anterior. </p><p>Atentamente,Paul Gothold, Superintendente</p><p>Superintendents Message</p><p>Paul GotholdSuperintendent</p><p>2013 BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION</p><p>DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO DE LYNWOOD</p><p>OBJETIVOS</p><p> Anualmente, cada estudiante mejorar un nivel derendimiento en la prueba de las Normas o Estndares deCalifornia (CST) en las artes lingsticas en ingls ymatemticas.</p><p> Anualmente, cada estudiante participar en el establec-imiento y logro personal de metas universitarias y profesionales.</p><p> Todos los estudiantes entendern y consistentementedemostrarn los valores principales y comportamientos positivos necesarios para ser ciudadanos responsables.</p><p>LYNWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT</p><p>OBJECTIVES</p><p> Annually, every student will improve one performanceband on the California State Test (CST) in English lan-guage arts and mathematics. </p><p> Annually, every student will participate in setting andachieving personal educational and career goals.</p><p> All students will understand and consistently demonstratethe core values and positive behaviors necessary to be-come responsible citizens.</p><p>Lynwood Unified School District</p></li><li><p>32013 BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION</p><p>Lynwood Unifieds own Murchelle Brumfield, afourth-grade special education teacher at Lugo Ele-mentary, has been selected as one of just 17 educatorsacross the country for a prestigious grant that will allowher to conduct field research in Singapore next year.</p><p>Brumfield was recently awarded a DistinguishedFulbright Awards in Teaching grant from the UnitedStates Department of State and the J. William Ful-</p><p>Lynwood Teacher to Study in Singapore as Fulbright Scholarbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The program isaimed at promoting intercultural understanding be-tween professionals across the world. Candidates forthe award are evaluated based on their academic orprofessional achievement, as well as their demon-strated leadership or potential in their fields. </p><p>The Lynwood Unified Board of Education on Tues-day, May 28, recognized Brumfield for her achievement.</p><p>"I am honored to be representing the Lynwoodcommunity and to be conducting research on how the</p><p>Murchelle Brumfield, una maestra de educacin es-pecial del cuarto grado de Lugo Elementary del DistritoEscolar Unificado de Lynwood fue seleccionada comouna de los 17 docentes de todo el pas, para recibir unabeca prestigiosa que le permitir llevar a cabo investi-gaciones de campo en Singapur el ao prximo. </p><p>Brumfield fue galardonada recientemente con unPremio a la docencia del Programa Fullbright (Dis-tinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching) del Depar-tamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos y de laJunta de Becas para extranjeros J. William Fullbright.El programa est dirigido a fomentar el entendimientoy la comprensin intercultural entre profesionales detodo el mundo. Los candidatos para la beca seevalan en base a sus logros acadmicos y profe-sionales, y tambin por demostrar liderazgo y poten-cial en sus reas de inters. </p><p>Una maestra de Lynwood va a estudiar a Singapur comobecaria del Programa Fullbright </p><p>El martes 28 de mayo, la Junta de Educacin delDistrito Escolar Unificado de Lynwood reconoci aBrumfield por su logro. </p><p>Es un honor representar a la comunidad de Lyn-wood y llevar a cabo una investigacin sobre comoel sistema educativo de Singapur prepara a sus estu-diantes para la universidad y las oportunidades pro-fesionales. Tambin voy a sondear como los docentesde Singapur incorporan las metodologas de apren-dizaje del siglo XXI para satisfacer las necesidades desus alumnos, especialmente las de aquellos estudi-antes en programas de educacin especial, dijoBrumfield, quien viajar a Singapur por seis meses aprincipios de enero. </p><p>Brumfield dijo que a su regreso planeaba compartir lainformacin y la experiencia con sus colegas y con otrosen la regin a travs de seminarios y otros eventos. </p><p>Singaporean educational system prepares their stu-dents for college and career opportunities. I will alsoexplore how Singapore's teachers incorporate 21stCentury learning methodologies to meet the needs oftheir learners, particularly students in special educa-tion programs, said Brumfield, who will travel to Sin-gapore for six months beginning in January.</p><p>Upon her return, Brumfield plans to share her knowl-edge with her colleagues and with others throughoutthe region through seminars and other events, she said. </p><p>Lugo Elementary School teacher Murchelle Brumfield.El Distrito de Lynwood agasaj a la maestra MurchelleBrumfield.</p><p>Gothold joined Lynwood Unified as Chief Aca-demic Officer in 2010 and has 21 years of experi-ence in public education. In addition to serving asan assistant principal, principal and director of sec-ondary schools, he has also worked as an adjunctprofessor at Whittier College teaching SecondaryCurricular Methods for aspiring teachers and grad-uate students in the credentialing program.</p><p>In his new role as Assistant Superintendent of Ed-</p><p>LUSD Introduces New Leadership Team(Continued from page 1)</p><p>ucational Services, Crosthwaite, who joined the Dis-trict in 2010, will oversee curriculum and instruc-tion, special education, student services and schoolreform. He will also support schools and students interms of discipline, improving attendance rates andworking to align Lynwood Unifieds programs andcurriculum with State and Federal programs. </p><p>The Lynwood Unified School District is such aspecial place and Im excited about this opportunity</p><p>to continue the work that has already begun,Crosthwaite said. Our District stakeholders, in-cluding administrators, parents, teachers and com-munity members, went through an extensivestrategic planning process to create goals and astrategy to reach those goals. Its my priority to con-tinue implementing that roadmap so that we mayreach the high expectations weve set for ourselvesand for our students.</p><p>educativas. Tambin les brindar apoyo a las es-cuelas y a los estudiantes en lo que respecta a dis-ciplina, la mejora de las tasas de asistencia; ytrabajar para alinear los programas y planes de es-tudios del Distrito Unificado de Lynwood con losprogramas estatales y federales. </p><p>El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lynwood es unlugar muy especial y estoy emocionado por estaoportunidad de continuar el trabajo que ya se hacomenzado, dijo Crosthwaite. Las partes intere-sadas en nuestro Distrito que incluyen: admin-istradores, padres, docentes y miembros de lacomunidad, transitaron por un proceso exhaustivode planificacin estratgica para determinar los ob-jetivos y la tctica a seguir para lograr esos objetivos.Es mi prioridad continuar implementando el plan detrabajo para que alcancemos las altas expectativasque hemos establecido para nosotros mismos y paranuestros estudiantes</p><p>El Distrito promueve ascensosinternos tras la jubilacin delsuperintendente</p><p>Despus de la jubilacin de Edward Velzquez, exsuperintendente; Paul Gothold, el superintendente re-cientemente designado que trabaj como superin-tendente adjunto del Distrito previamente, comenza desempearse en su nuevo puesto el 1ro de julio. </p><p>Gudiel Crosthwaite, ex director de Servicios Ed-ucativos para escuelas primarias del Distrito deLynwood, sustituy a Gothold en el cargo de su-perintendente auxiliar de Servicios Educativos. </p><p>Esta ser una transicin sin contratiempos, yaque el Sr. Crosthwaite y yo hemos estado trabajandocodo con codo con nuestra Junta de Educacin, per-</p><p>LUSD presenta un nuevo Grupo de...</p></li></ul>

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