Lynwood High Celebrates New Bullis Campus with Ribbon Cutting

 
Lynwood Unified District leaders, board members, elected officials, educators and students gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 7 to recognize the upgrades and renovations to the Lynwood High School campus on Bullis Road. 
 
Superintendent Dr. Gudiel R. Crosthwaite and LHS Principal Ana Gonzalez welcomed more than 25 dignitaries and community leaders to see the changes firsthand. 
 
“The building failure at Lynwood High School set off a series of events last summer that resonated and impacted the entire Lynwood community. There were countless hours of work and planning to prepare this Bullis campus for high school students,” Crosthwaite said. “Today is not just a celebration of Lynwood High, but one of our community.”
 
Previously the site of Lynwood Middle School, the Bullis campus is now a home for the Lynwood High community as a result of structural concerns on the original Imperial Highway campus. 
 
The Bullis campus went through a series of renovations that were officially recognized on Dec. 7, during which the community had the chance to hear from speakers such as Superintendent Crosthwaite, California Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Board of Education President Maria G. Lopez and Lynwood High School senior Daniela Estrada.
 
The modernized campus features several updated facilities, including new portable classrooms, enhanced lab spaces, updated restrooms and a new outdoor eating area. 
Three new art murals were focal points for the ceremony, with the Knight mascot painted in Lynwood High School’s vibrant purple and yellow, a bolded “L”, and the largest of them reading “Home of the Knights: Lynwood High School”.
 
“I’m extremely excited to be here to see this new renovation taking place for the bright hearts and minds that will come here to this great campus,” Gipson said.
 
In addition to complimentary snacks and refreshments, guests had the honor of watching a lively performance by Lynwood High's marching band, cheer team and color guard.
 
The event concluded with a campus tour to showcase the new facilities, including the portable classrooms and restrooms, the expanded quad area and recently painted gym.
 
“I believe Lynwood High School has provided me with great fundamentals in preparing me for the future, and this would not have been possible without the Lynwood Unified School District,” Estrada, an aspiring doctor, said. “I would like to thank everyone involved for not only providing us a new renovated campus and making decisions that will keep us safe, but also for creating a positive environment where we can learn and grow.”