District News

  • Congratulations to our Adult Transition Students

    Congratulations to our Adult Transition Students! Students from the Adult Transition Center along with teachers and Board Clerk Laura Sanchez-Ramirez and Board Member, Richard Downing celebrated at their Completing Ceremony. BUSD is proud to have helped build their futures and is excited to see where their journey takes them. Pictured from left to right: Board Clerk Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, Phillip Manriquez Sandra Dubrowskij, Andrew Guillen, Gilbert Guevara,Terran Holman, Brandon Ngor, Julia Ranson, Vanessa Marin, Justin Ouk, Tracy McSparren, Superintendent, Richard Downing, Board Member.

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  • Chargers Host Play60 at Washington Elementary School

    Students were provided with the opportunity to learn NFL skills while understanding the importance of being active for 60 minutes a day. The variety of drills featured: knock-away dummies, ladders, and halfback pads just like the Chargers! Junior Chargers Training Camp powered by Play60 empowers students to be healthy both physically and mentally. A special thank you to the parents who volunteered!

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  • Whitewood Preschool is Building Futures Through Physical Activity!

    BUSD Board Members helped celebrate inclusive education at Whitewood Preschool. Whitewood held it's fourth annual Young Athletes program in conjunction with Special Olympics. The program brings students with special needs and typical peers together in physical activity to develop motor and social skills. Pictured are preschool participants with Debbie Cuadros, Board President, Richard Downing, Board Member, and Laura Sanchez Ramirez, Board Clerk. A special thanks to the preschool and APE staff for all of their hard work in building this program and opportunities for our students.

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  • New Glasses for Baxter Bears

    On May 29th, 88 students at Albert Baxter received new eyeglasses. This endeavor was supported by the Rotary Club and sponsored by Nonprofit Vision to Learn. Students were provided with eye exams and prescription glasses!

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  • Bellflower USD Honors Outstanding Elementary Schools

    Once a year our elementary, middle school and high school bands come together in a district-wide Music Festival to showcase our amazing and talented students in Elementary Band, GATE Band, Junior Band, and High School Jazz Band. It is quite impressive to see the progression of skills and talent from elementary to high school. The event culminates with a powerful all bands grand finale. This year Bellflower Unified School District honored the following outstanding elementary schools at the Music Festival, Craig Williams, Esther Lindstrom, Intensive Learning Center, and Washington.

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  • Ron Yary Stadium Modernization Completed

    The modernization of Ron Yary stadium was completed recently thanks to the Measure BB Bond. BUSD held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the modernization of the visitor side of Ron Yary Stadium. The community was invited to celebrate, walk tour the stadium and enjoy stadium style refreshments. It was a great day and students were excited to try out the new track. Board President. Debbie Cuadros thanked the community for their support of the Measure BB Bond that made completion of the 28 year project possible.

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  • Classified Employee of the Year

    The Board of Education and District Administration are excited to announce that Dave Weaver has been selected as this year's Classified Employee of the Year. Dave has been part of the BUSD Team for 34 years. He has worked at Stephen Foster, Bellflower High School, the Adult School, and now at District Office. Dave is an outstanding individual who gives his all each day, with a smile, and does his part in building futures!

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  • Parent University

    Congratulation to the first cohort of parent graduates of Bellflower Unified School District's Parent University Program! BUSD's Parent University Program offers free classes to parents on a variety of topics including academic success, health and wellness, as well as social/emotional awareness. Program graduates completed a minimum of 14 hours of class sessions. These parents are fantastic role models! Congratulations again to the first cohort of BUSD Parent University Program graduates!

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  • Teacher of the Year

    The Board of Education and District Administration would like to congratulate Mrs. Laura Sanzaro, teacher at Las Flores Home Education Academy, on receiving the honor of being named the Bellflower Unified School District Teacher of the Year!

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  • Model SARB

    Bellflower received state recognition for it's Model SARB (School Attendance Review Board). The SARB is a community partnership which includes community resources, Caring Connections, and Paramount Unified. The SARB's goals include finding supports and structures for families that help ensure students are in school everyday. Research shows that students who miss 10% of the school year, only 18 days, are less likely to achieve at expected levels and graduate. Pictured left to right in the photo are: Malcholm Heron, Child Welfare & Attendance Coordinator, Renita Armstrong, Board Member, and Stacey Stewart, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education & Student Support Services. Congratulations to the SARB for their accomplishment and their part in building futures!

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  • Books for Baxter Bears!

    The Baxter Bears recently had some excitement on campus. The Bellflower Noon Lions donated one book for every student at Albert Baxter Elementary. Our Baxter Bears are really reading now! Thank you Bellflower Noon Lions for your generous book donation to our students!

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  • BUSD Students Participate in Reflections Contest

    PTA Celebrated 50 years of Reflections! BUSD students at all grade levels competed in a variety of categories including literature, dance, photography, and visual arts. Thank you to Bellflower Council PTA and our associations for supporting the arts through this program.

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  • Students Recognized by ACSA Regions 14

    Our student Alexis Martinez was recognized by ACSA Region 14 as an Every Student Succeeding. The event celebrated ACSA region 14 students and the school staff that have helped them overcome challenges and succeed in school. Alexis transferred to Mayfair during the 2nd semester of her 10th grade year. She came from a charter high school, but was previously in a home hospital education setting as a 9th grader because she was battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She quickly fit in, made very good friends, and became actively involved in different areas of campus. Alexis and her family have always been diligent about coming to school, completing her work, and working hard despite the challenges she has had to overcome. She is an extremely resilient student who has overcome huge challenges. She is a fighter, always with a positive attitude. As of this November, she reached her thre year milestone of being Cancer-Free.

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  • Read Across America: Reading is Fundamental (RIF) helped celebrate the joy of reading at Washington!

    Students enjoyed a picnic with parents followed by a meet and greet with Dr.Seuss. Students in grades TK-3 were able to self-select high interest books to add to their home library. Special guest Board Clerk, Laura Sanchez-Ramirez read to students. A special thank you to RIF for opening doors and enabling every child the chance to live their journey.

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  • 100th Day of School!

    Did you know we have already had 100 days of school? Kindergartners show off their 100 days project which celebrated the 100th day of school!

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  • Free Community College Tuition!

    Cerritos College and Long Beach City College are offering two years of free tuition to local high school graduates. Students can apply for the "Cerritos Complete" program, which provides free tuition and priority enrollment at Cerritos College to students who sign up during their senior year. Cerritos Complete provides strong personal, financial and academic support including educational planning and counseling sessions designed to enhance a student's success in college. Learn more about the Cerritos Complete program. Students must complete all requirements to qualify for the program. Orientation sessions for Cerritos Complete are available where parents and students can learn and ask questions about the program: · Bellflower High School: January 24, 2019 6-8 in the cafeteria · Mayfair High School: Feb. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the MPB For students who wish to attend, Long Beach City College, The Long Beach City College Promise Program is also available. Long Beach City College's "Long Beach Promise" program with two years of free tuition.

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  • Congratulations Bellflower High School

    Bellflower High School received The California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award for their civic engagement program. Pictured are Susan Henry, Immediate Past President CSBA, Richard Downing, Board Member elect, Renita Armstrong, Board Member elect, Debbie Cuadros, Board Vice President Laura Sanchez-Ramirez Board President, Sue Nicoletti, Teacher and Civic Engagement Coordinator, Tracy Mcsparren, Superintendent, Arlene Nery Whitney, Assistant Principal, Emma Turner, President Elect CSBA, and Dr. Debra Duardo, LACOE Superintendent

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  • Bellflower USD Receives First Two Electric Buses

    On Monday, November 26, 2018, Bellflower Unified School District celebrated their acquisition of the first two electric school buses from the Blue Bird Factory line in the state of California. The District worked in partnership with the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Blue Bird Corporation, and A-Z Bus Sales to acquire the buses. District personnel were joined in their celebrations by Bellflower USD School Board President Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, School Board Member Dr. Sue El Hessen, Mayor Pro Tem for Bellflower City Council Sonny Santa Inez, Bellfower USD Bond Committee Member Linda Morgan, Blue Bird Reprsentative Carol Dietrich, South Coast Air Quality Management representative Vasketn Yademian, Steven Nagy representing California assembly member Linda Sanchez's office, and John Larder and Brandon Bluhm from A-Z Bus Sales.

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  • Somerset High School's Annual Turkey Day Celebration!

    On Thursday, November 15, our Maintenance and Operations staff joined Somerset High School for their annual Turkey Day event. The event is a district-wide scholarship fundraiser and canned food drive. The students serve a traditional Turkey dinner, sell crafts, and collect non-perishable food items to donate to the community.

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  • Turkey Night at Jefferson!

    Thomas Jefferson elementary school recently hosted its 3rd annual Turkey Night. Jackrabbit students and famlies are invited to attend. When they arrive, Jefferson teachers serve them a turkey meal with all of the trimmings. Student performances were shared; and PTA raffled off turkeys, pies, and gift cards. A great time was had by all!

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