Mayfair High School’s Unified Sports welcomed Warren High School, Paramount High School, Locke High School and John Muir High School today for their Basketball Tournament. Congratulations to Paramount High School for being named the 2023 Unified Basketball Tournament Champion! Great job to all our amazing students and staff for a great tournament.
Each month, students have the opportunity to earn a VIP lunch experience at Albert Baxter Elementary. During the VIP lunch, Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers from BUSD and CalAPS facilitate an activity related to a CTE pathway. So far this year, students have learned about health careers, emergency services, and fashion design and merchandising.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Somerset High School welcomed parents, students, and educational partners to their Vision Night (formerly Open House). Students and parents met with teachers and explored classrooms to see the products of the programs at Somerset High School.
Bellflower Middle/High School held their Navigation Night on Thursday, January 26th. Future Buccaneers (7th graders) and Future Freshmen (9th grade) had informational sessions. BMHS showcased all their electives, programs and pathways offered to students.
Kaylie Gómez joins Bellflower Unified School District as the new Assistant Principal of Stephen Foster and Washington elementary schools! She has over a decade of experience as an educator and instructional leader. Dr. Gómez began her career as an elementary school teacher in South Los Angeles after graduating from California State University, Northridge in 2011. Throughout her teaching career, she taught various grade levels in both elementary and middle school and held many teacher leadership positions including Mentor Teacher, Content Specialist, and Grade Level Lead. During her time in the classroom, Kaylie helped her students achieve significant academic growth and even had the third highest proficiency data in her organization! In addition to her Tk-8th grade experience, Dr. Gómez has served as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge and Concordia University Irvine. Kaylie has been dedicated to her own higher education as well, earning two master’s degrees and a doctorate in educational leadership. She prides herself in being a lifelong learner and is always willing to grow and challenge herself! Furthermore, she is an advocate for family engagement, restorative justice, culturally relevant curriculum, and trauma-informed practices. Most recently, Gómez was the Assistant Principal at a TK-8th grade school in Los Angeles, supporting her staff and community with state-wide assessments, special education, instructional coaching, and professional development. Dr. Gómez has witnessed the profound impact that leadership can have on the direction of a school and is fully committed to working with Mr. Watwood and Ms. Arroyo to build equity, achievement, community, and ultimately, futures! Gómez is thrilled to join the BUSD family and serve our community for years to come!
At the December Board Meeting, the Board of Education recognized MHS Girls Tennis for winning the first ever Mid-Cities League Championship with a 10-0 record. Sara Villalta was named Individual Md-Cities League Champion with a 27-0 record. Arianna Zavala and Makayla Sotha were also named Mid-Cities League Doubles Champions with a 27-0 record. Thank you Coach Tran for all your hard work and dedication to our students.
First & Last Day of School
2022-2023 School Year
- The first day of school will be on August 11, 2022.
- The last day of school will be on June 1, 2023.
For additional dates and events, please view the calendar below.
BUSD Important Dates
There will be no school on the dates listed below:
December 23, 2022 - January 9, 2023 - Winter Break
January 10, 2023 - Non-Student Day
January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17, 2023 - Lincoln's Birthday Observance
February 20, 2023 - President's Day Observance
April 7-14, 2023 - Spring Break
May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day