Fontana Unified School District

  • Palmetto Elementary’s 60th Anniversary Gala Celebrates Fontana Community, History

    Palmetto Elementary School commemorated its 60th anniversary with a schoolwide celebration on Sept. 27. Fontana Unified parents, students, staff and community members perused student displays about the school’s and district’s history, watched performances from Kaiser High School’s band and cheer squad and enjoyed family-friendly activities.

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  • Fontana Unified’s Advanced Placement Participation, Passing Rates Reach Six-Year Highs

    Fontana Unified School District’s Advanced Placement (AP) test-taking and passing rates reached six-year highs in 2017-18, reflecting a districtwide focus on boosting college readiness. In 2017-18, 56 percent of FUSD students who took an AP test passed one or more exam. The number of students who passed two or more AP exams also increased three percentage points from 2016-17.

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  • Fontana Unified Educator Named a County Teacher of the Year

    Shadow Hills Elementary third-grade teacher Theresa Pearce was named a San Bernardino County 2018 Teacher of the Year. Pearce, who was named the district’s Teacher of the Year, has taught in Fontana Unified for 18 years. Pearce will be recognized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools along with fellow honorees in October.

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Fontana Unified Academy Receives Helpful Honda Gift

Fontana Unified’s Dolores Huerta International Academy received a “Random Act of Helpfulness” from Southern California Honda Dealers Association on Oct. 12. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the dual-language immersion elementary school was gifted new books – in English and Spanish – for its library.

Fontana Unified to Hold College Application Kickoff Events

Fontana Unified will hold a series of college application days at its five comprehensive high schools, furthering efforts to promote college and career readiness. Students will receive support as they complete college applications during the school day. The college application days will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at A.B. Miller High; Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Fontana High; Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Summit High; Thursday, Nov. 15 at Kaiser High; and Friday, Nov. 16 at Jurupa Hills High.

Fontana Unified Students Celebrate National Walk to School Day

Palmetto Elementary students, parents and staff celebrated healthy living – as well as school spirit – as they participated in National Walk to School Day on Oct. 10. Dressed in tiger ears and school colors, families walked to school to promote exercise and practices for a cleaner environment. Photos are available.

Fontana Unified Elementary to Hold College and Career Day

Almond Elementary will hold College and Career Day from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 to inspire students to consider future opportunities. Twenty-five guest speakers will travel from class to class, offering information on professional pathways and higher education. Parents will also receive college information, both for themselves and for their children. Almond Elementary is at 8172 Almond Ave., Fontana.

Fontana Unified Collects Donations for Military Care Packages

Fontana Unified is partnering with Burrtec, Inc. and Veterans Partnering with Communities, Inc. to gather donations and create care packages for active duty military members. Fontana Unified teachers, students and staff will be collecting and donating food, toiletries, entertainment items and clothing and writing letters to the military through Friday, Sept. 28. Donation drop-off sites are located throughout Fontana Unified.

Fontana Unified Teacher Recognized by Azusa Pacific University, Hot 103.9

Palmetto Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jeanette Campbell was recognized on Sept. 20 by Azusa Pacific University’s Inland Empire Regional Campus and Jeff Pope of Hot 103.9 under their “Teachers are Heroes” program, which honors a local teacher each month. Campbell, who was nominated by a Palmetto Elementary parent, was surprised with a pizza party for her class.

Fontana Unified Elementary Celebrates Patriot Day with Memorial Service

Shadow Hills Elementary School held a Patriot Day ceremony on Sept. 11 to recognize Fontana’s military and first responders and honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Students and staff gave certificates of recognition to family members and community members who are in the military or working as first responders in Fontana. The ceremony also featured a performance from Kaiser High Schools JROTC students. Photos are available.

Fontana Unified, Rialto Unified to Offer Workshop on Black Colleges

Fontana Unified School District is partnering with Rialto Unified School District and U-CAN College Fair to offer a parent workshop on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Wilmer Carter High School, 2630 N. Linden Ave., Rialto. The workshop will educate parents on the history and the benefits of attending a HBCU, admission requirements and financial aid information.