District News

  • Welcome Sabriya Pedretti - New ECE Director

    Ms. Pedretti is a dedicated educational leader who strives to support students and families in the community. She is a seasoned professional who has extensive experience in teaching at the elementary level, has served as program coordinator for before and after school programs, a site administrator at the middle school, elementary and early childhood levels. Ms. Pedretti understands the power of education, the importance of literacy and focuses her efforts with our youngest learners. She believes that early learning is the foundation of all learning. She is committed to supporting a high quality literacy based early learning program that serves our youngest students. Ms. Pedretti has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State Fullerton University, earned her teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University, and a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Point Loma Nazarene University. She spends the majority of her time with family. She loves traveling, exploring new places, enjoys nature and relaxing with friends. She is looking forward to serving the community of Bellflower Unified School District.

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  • Bellflower Middle High School Back to School Night

    Bellflower staff along with Link Crew and ASB welcomed students and their families on campus for Back to School Night. Parents were able to visit classrooms, meet faculty members and see what is in store for the 2022-2023 school year.

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  • Mayfair Middle/High School Back to School Night

    Mayfair staff along with Link Crew and ASB welcomed students and their families on campus for Back to School Night. Parents were able to visit classrooms, meet faculty members and see what is in store for the upcoming school year.

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  • Paper Tutoring

    BUSD has continued its partnership with Paper Tutoring (PAPER) for this year in order to provide virtual tutoring for students in fourth through twelfth grades. PAPER is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether a student needs assistance with homework, is studying for a test, or needs someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist them in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.

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  • Somerset Back to School Night

    Somerset staff welcomed students and their families on campus for Back to School Night. Parents were able to check out classrooms, meet faculty members and see what was in store for the upcoming BLOC.

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  • Welcome Back!

    It was a joy to welcome all students back. Thank you to all our staff, students, parents, and educational partners for a great first day back to school! We look forward to continuing to work together to make the 2022-23 school year a great year for our students.

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  • BUSD's First Student Board Member

    Mr. Chris Mendoza was sworn in at the July 14th Board Meeting as BUSD's first Student Board Member. Mr. Mendoza will also participate in the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. Congratulations Chris!

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  • Welcome William Avila! BUSD's New Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

    Prior to arriving in Bellflower USD, Dr. William Avila served as Director of Student Services in the Baldwin Park Unified School District. He brings a variety of experiences in the areas of instruction, Special Education, alternative programs, mental health and Student Services which provide him a broad perspective to support the Educational Services Division. Prior to becoming a director, Dr. Avila served in several roles including Special Education Instructional Aide, teacher, program specialist, high school assistant principal, and principal. Dr. Avila has an Associate of Arts from Mount San Antonio College, a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Fullerton, two Masters of Art in Special Education and Education Leadership from Point Loma Nazarene University, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. His research analyzed the preparation, recruitment, and retention of 21st century school principals in California. Dr. Avila believes in working as a team to establish systems across the District to ensure optimal learning environments for students and staff. He is a proponent of collaborative cultures and he fosters strong partnerships with stakeholders Dr. Avila is deeply committed to his work and the community he serves. He is grateful to be on this journey and looks forward to being a part of the BUSD team.

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  • Welcome Tasneem Muhammad! Stephen Foster Elementary's New Principal

    Ms. Muhammad is an enthusiastic educator and school leader who has been dedicated and devoted to the education profession for 15 years. She began her career as a middle school math & science teacher at ICEF Public Schools in 2007. She later became a founding teacher at Green Dot public schools where she served in the capacity of math teacher, department chair, instructional leadership team member and admin designee for 4 years. Ms. Muhammad was hired by Environmental Charter Schools in the summer of 2015 to serve as Assistant Principal. After serving as Assistant Principal for 3 years, Ms. Muhammad was offered the role of Elementary School Principal at Center For Advanced Learning in 2018 where she served for the last 4 years. Ms. Muhammad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University of Dominguez Hills and a Master of Education degree from National University. Ms. Muhammad is going into her 8th year as a school administrator and continues to be a passionate educator that strongly believes in doing what is best for kids. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, watching movies, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and spending time with her son and family. Ms. Muhammad is looking forward to serving the Stephen Foster Elementary school community.

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  • Somerset High School - Model Continuation High School

    Congratulations to Somerset High School for earning Model Continuation High School. Somerset also earned CCEA Plus Exemplary Program for their Associated Student Body and their CTE/SkillsUSA Program. Somerset's secretary, Stephanie Gaude was selected as CCEA Classified Employee of the Year!

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  • 2022 California Pivotal Practice Awards

    At the May Regular Board Meeting, three elementary schools were recognized for earning the 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award. The California Pivotal Practice Award Program was designed in partnership with our education associates to celebrate districts and schools that have completed an online application highlighting an innovative practice that was implemented during the 2020-21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Albert Baxter's pivotal practice was in the area of Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention and school connectedness. Esther Lindstrom's pivotal practice was in the use of digital communication to engage parents and community. Ernie Pyle's pivotal practice was in the distribution and use of technology.

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  • 2022-2023 Classified Employee of the Year

    Bellflower Unified is excited to announce that Terry Scofield has been selected as the Classified Employee of the Year for the 2022-2023 year. Terry has worked in BUSD for 37 years. She has worked at a variety of school sites and is currently the secretary at Lindstrom Elementary. Terry attended BUSD schools, her children and now her grandchildren have been part of BUSD! Terry is always happy to help out her fellow staff members and parents. She can also be seen at school events and supporting Mayfair soccer. We are thankful for all she has done in her 37 years to build futures for our students!

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  • 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year

    Bellflower Unified School District is excited to announce that Joy Robles has been selected as the Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year. Joy has worked in BUSD for 9 years! She was a member of the Ramona staff and part of the team that lead the school to earning designation of California Democracy School. This year, she joined the Stephen Foster staff as an instructional specialist. Joy actively seeks out opportunities to learn more about her craft to ensure students succeed. She is generous with her time and always willing to assist her colleagues. She is a dedicated professional who has a growth mindset and meets challenges with zeal. Joy actively collaborates with school and district teams to support student achievement. She is a dedicated educator and valued BUSD team member who is committed to building futures for our students.

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  • New Board Member Appointed

    At the May 4, 2022 Special Board Meeting, the Board of Education appointed Rev. Tomas Ivens to fill the board vacancy until the November 2022 regularly scheduled election. Rev. Ivens will be sworn in at the May 12th Regular Board Meeting.

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  • Mayfair High School Boys Wrestling

    At the April Board Meeting, the Board of Education recognized the MHS Girls Wresting team for bringing the Suburban League title back to Mayfair. Also recognized were 4 students for winning Individual Suburban League Champion: Leila Morales, Marie Saldana, Denise Figueroa and Savannah Tinajero. Congratulations to the MHS Girls Wresting team! Thank you Coach Juan Troncoso for all your hard work and dedication to our students.

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  • Kaiser Permanente Hippocrates Circle Program

    At the April Board Meeting, the Board of Education recognized and thanked Kaiser Permanente for their support and sponsorship for the Hippocrates Circle Program at Bellflower Middle School. This program aims to increase the diversity of the incoming physician population by creating a pathway program to expose young, diverse, middle school students to physician careers. Thank you Kaiser Permanente for helping build futures!

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  • Mayfair High School Girls Wrestling

    At the April Board Meeting, the Board of Education recognized the MHS Girls Wresting team for bringing the Suburban League title back to Mayfair. Also recognized were 4 students for winning Individual Suburban League Champion: Leila Morales, Marie Saldana, Denise Figueroa and Savannah Tinajero. Congratulations to the MHS Girls Wresting team! Thank you Coach Juan Troncoso for all your hard work and dedication to our students.

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  • Unified Sports Soccer Tournament

    Mayfair High School Unified Sports traveled to Locke High School for their inaugural Unified Soccer Tournament. Inclusion through sport is one of the many ways students of all abilities come together at Mayfair each day. The track and field competition is already set for April!

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  • Elementary Chorus

    5th and 6th grade students in Elementary Chorus across the district are busy preparing for their Spring show titled Kid Flix. Shows will be performed at the Bellflower Civic Center this week and next week. See your school office for details and tickets.

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  • Elementary GATE and 904 Bands Perform

    5th and 6th grade students in GATE and 904 Bands perform at their Spring concert outdoors at Washington Elementary School. Family, friends and staff enjoyed the evening supporting our students.

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