Education Long Beach Poly

LBUSD, Poly At Odds With Former Alum President Tim Gilmore

For a period of time, Tim Gilmore was tasked with raising money for Long Beach Poly High School. A decade later, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and the high school are still trying to distance themselves from Gilmore and his organization. Gilmore founded the Long Beach Poly Alumni Association, Inc. in late 2010 […]

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Lakewood Ready to Break Ground on New Field & Track Facility

Lakewood High School is preparing to have a whole new look once the next school year rolls around this fall. After renovations were completed on the football field and track at Millikan, Lakewood is next in line to have their athletic facilities overhauled. The renovation project at Lakewood is set to break ground in early […]

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FEATURE: Poly Students Push For Renewable Energy With Green Schools Campaign

On a recent trip to Yosemite, Diana Michaelson looked out on the natural wonder of one of America’s oldest national parks. She’d yet to begin her sophomore year at Long Beach Poly, but was already planning for major changes at her school, and in her community. “It was really beautiful and it was definitely something […]

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Jordan High School Unveils New State-of-the-Art Auditorium

The campus-wide renovation project at Jordan High School has reached another key milestone. The school is ready to unveil its brand new, state-of-the-art auditorium, needing to add just a few more finishing touches. Jordan’s complete renovation project was made possible by funding from Measure K, a school bond measure passed by 71 percent of Long […]

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California’s Youth Sports Update Provides Answers, Leaves Questions

For the first time in more than four months, the California Department of Public Health updated its guidelines for youth sports last week, providing the 2020-21 school year’s first clarity as to whether or not high school sports will be played in California this year. Prior to last week’s update, the CIF State and its […]

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LBUSD Announces Schools Will Remain Closed Until March 1

The Long Beach Unified School District announced Monday afternoon that its campuses will remain mostly closed until at least March 1, an extension of the previous re-opening date of Jan. 28 by a little more than a month.  The campuses will continue to allow Kids Club and other day-care programs that are currently operating–about 1,600 […]

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FEATURE: Poly Music Collaborates Virtually For Holiday Album

Sitting alone in her room, Jessica Hooper faced a microphone perched atop a stack of textbooks and draped a blanket over her head. Hooper is an alto in Long Beach Poly’s vocal jazz choir, and while her method of reducing reverb in her recordings might appear unusual, she’s one of over 200 students finding a […]

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Long Beach Poly Students Win Model UN Competition

Photo courtesy Long Beach Poly Model UN Club. The group is pictured on a field trip to New York in March, just days before schools were shut down. For decades, Poly’s magnet programs have drawn national acclaim for the success of their students in the classroom. Even in a virtual world, that success continued earlier […]

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COLUMN: Two Americas, Two Long Beaches, Two Pandemics

There is one COVID-19, but there are two COVID-19 pandemics. One is the pandemic I see discussed endlessly on Twitter and Facebook and in newspapers and on television. It’s the pandemic that’s being experienced by middle class Americans and white collar employees. They’re working from home, they’re (understandably) upset and emotional at the things they’ve […]


Large Donations Benefit LBUSD Efforts

The Long Beach Unified School District received a pair of major donations last week, intended to aid the district’s efforts to continue providing education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Molina Foundation gifted a grant that provided 75,000 new children’s books at a value of $655,000. “Especially in this time of distance learning and limited access […]