District News

  • 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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  • Mayfair High School Practices Inclusivity

    Mayfair High School is continuing their inclusive practices The Monsoons Unified Cheerleaders helped cheer the Monsoons on for the Homecoming Game. Go Soons!

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  • Claudia Castillo Joins the Foster Bolts as Their New Principal

    Stephen Foster welcomes Claudia Castillo as the new Stephen Foster principal. Ms. Castillo is eager to meet all of Foster’s students, staff, and families to begin building collaborative and meaningful relationships. Her career started at Lynwood Unified School District as an elementary teacher for 8 years and as an Instructional Improvement Leader for 2 years. She has been part of Bellflower Unified School District for 3 years and served as an assistant principal at Albert Baxter and Washington elementary schools, and the Intensive Learning Center. Her goal is to foster a positive and safe environment where all members of our school community feel welcomed and motivated to reach success. As your principal, she looks forward to leading by example to drive Foster in the direction to meet its goals in student achievement and creating exemplary citizens. “Building Futures” will be the motivation at Stephen Foster Elementary School. Go Bolts!

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  • BUSD 2006 Alumnus Featured on ABC My Hometown Series

    Anabel Munoz, ABC 7 Reporter and Bellflower High School class of 2006 Alumnus, visited BHS and BUSD as part of ABC7's My Hometown series. Anabel's segment will air on September 5, at 4:30 a.m. Pictured from left to right: Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, Board President, Anabel Munoz, Dr. Sue ElHessen, Board Member, and Tracy McSparren, Superintendent.

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  • BUSD School Board Comes Out in Support of Local Business

    On Saturday, August 11, 2018 there was a celebration for the grand reopening of the Baskin Robbins ice cream shop in Bellflower. Bellflower Unified School District Board President Laura Sanchez Ramirez and School Board Member Dr. Sue El Hessen came out in support of local community business. They joined Bellflower business and community members in celebration. The celebration included music and family entertainment.

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  • BUSD Welcomes Back School Site Clerical Staff

    Site and District staff met and geared up for the new school year with their kick off meeting! Sites are preparing to open for new student registration beginning Friday, August 10, 2018. Registration for elementary and high schools will take place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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  • Ama Holmes Joins the Lindstrom Lions as their New Principal

    Ama Holmes is excited and honored be the new Principal of the Lindstrom Elementary. She is a passionate educator and lover of children and people. She has taught kindergarten, 3rd and 5th grade and has served as a Curriculum Specialist for a charter district in Los Angeles. During her time as a curriculum specialist, she provided guidance and professional development to teachers and worked with them in PLCs to set and achieve goals. She has also served as an Assistant Principal in the Temple City Unified School District and assisted staff in creating a school culture of community, excellence and high achievement. Most recently, she has had the opportunity of serving as Bellflower Unified School district’s Coordinator of Child Welfare and Attendance. Ama is excited to return to BUSD and eager to begin working with the Lindy Lions as they grow together to achieve greatness at Esther Lindstrom Elementary School. – Go Lions!

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  • BUSD Summer Summit 2018

    This summer Bellflower Unified School District teachers and administrators participated in our Summer Summit professional development series. Bellflower hosted a multitude of professional learning opportunities. The workshops supported our district initiatives. They addressed technology, english language arts, math, science, assessment, speech, Growth Mindset, and professional learning communities. Many dedicated teachers participated in several workshops resulting in an overall attendance count of 588!

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  • Beverly Swanson joins the ILC Eagles as their New Principal

    Beverly Swanson is excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year as Principal of the Intensive Learning Center. She has varied experiences within Bellflower Unified School District as an administrator at Craig Williams, Ernie Pyle, Esther Lindstrom, and Frank E. Woodruff.

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  • Evelyne Almada Joins Woodruff Wolves as their New Principal

    Evelyne Almada is excited to become part the Woodruff family! She is looking forward to continuing to support the staff in providing both a high-quality education for all students and a positive school experience.

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  • Great California ShakeOut!

    Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18th during The 2018 Great California ShakeOut! The Bellflower Unified School District participates in this nationwide coordinated earthquake and evacuation drill to practice our district and school site emergency response.

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  • School Accountability Report Card

    Report cards are not only for the students! Schools also receive a report card that is publically available by February 1st annually. Just as a student’s report card is a tool to inform parents about their child’s progress, the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is also an informational tool.

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  • CalAPS and CTE Students Take Top Honors in SkillsUSA California Competition

    SkillsUSA California has a fifty-one year tradition of developing student leaders in career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Motto is “Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work.” Students in Bellflower Unified School District’s CalAPS and CTE programs participated in the SkillsUSA California competition this year and won numerous awards and recognitions.

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  • Track & Field Athletes Win Top Honors

    Bellflower Unified School District had many students participate in student athletics during the 2017-2018 school year. We are pleased to recognize the student athletes who participated and excelled on the Mayfair High School Track and Field Team this year. Both the Boys’ and Girls’ teams won several honors and set new personal and school records.

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  • 2018-2019 Classified Employee of the Year

    On behalf of the Board of Education, The Personnel Commission, CSEA, and District Administration, we would like to Congratulate Kelly Harrison, Secretary at BHS for being named the Bellflower Unified Classified Employee of the Year!

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  • 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year

    The Board of Education and District Administration would like to congratulate Mrs. Kasey Hoppes, teacher at Thomas Jefferson, on receiving the honor of being named the Bellflower Unified School District Teacher of the Year!

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  • Mayfair High Football Coach Honored by Chargers

    Hundreds of Mayfair High students, families, staff and community members waved blue and white flags at Ron Yary Stadium to honor Mayfair’s head football coach Derek Bedell as the Los Angeles Chargers L.A. County Coach of the Week during the school’s homecoming game on Oct. 6.

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  • BUSD Hosts First Teen Court

    Bellflower High School on Oct. 5 launched a Teen Court program, a new element of the school's award-winning civics program that allows students to explore California's court system. The launch began with a reception that included Bellflower Unified Board of Education members, City Council members, judges, attorneys and other dignitaries at the District Office

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  • Washington Elementary Receives Barona Education Grant

    Bellflower Unified's Washington Elementary School has received a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians that will benefit the school's new dual-language immersion program. The school was chosen for the award by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, who delivered the grant during a visit to school on Oct. 4.

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