Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified Elementary School Named 21st Century Learning Exemplar School

    Canyon Crest Elementary School has been named a 21st Century Learning Exemplar School by the Battelle for Kids Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), recognizing its commitment to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and acquire the skills needed to succeed in the modern workforce.

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  • Fontana Unified Adds Two All-Electric Buses to Fleet, Aims to Reduce Pollution and Costs

    Fontana Unified added two electric, zero-emission buses to its fleet that aim to reduce air pollution and transportation energy costs, thanks to funding and support from local and state agencies. Fontana Unified is among 16 school districts across Southern California to receive funding for two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and two buses. The District’s new EV Blue Bird Type D buses can accommodate up to 72 passengers and travel 100 to 120 miles on a full charge.

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  • Fontana Unified’s Kaiser High Makes Rose Parade Debut, Performs with Pop Legend Chaka Khan

    As the Kaiser High School Catamount Pride Band and Color Guard marched down Colorado Boulevard during their inaugural Tournament of Roses performance on New Year’s Day, they were cheered on by scores of supporters shouting, “Kaiser is Number One!” Kaiser High hopes its appearance as the Premier Band in the 2019 parade – a historic first for the school and the district – marks the beginning of a long relationship with the organization.

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Fontana Unified Elementary Schools Receive Grants to Expand After School Programs

Two Fontana Unified elementary schools will receive combined grants totaling more than $100,000 to expand after-school programs that increase access to computer coding classes and enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. Oleander and North Tamarind elementary schools will receive $65,000 and $50,000 in grants, respectively, from the California Department of Education’s (CDE) After School Education and Safety (ASES) Kids Code pilot program.

Fontana Unified to Provide Parents with Tips on Math and Literacy

Fontana Unified will offer its fifth Parent University workshop of the year, continuing its efforts to boost family engagement in the educational process. The first free session on family math and literacy will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the John D. Piazza Center, 9680 Citrus Ave. Translation services will be available.

Fontana Unified Bilingual Educator Named CABE Teacher of the Year

Dolores Huerta International Academy teacher Malena Peterson was named the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2019 Teacher of the Year. Peterson will be honored during the CABE annual conference in Long Beach, held Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23.

Fontana Unified Adds Two All-Electric Buses to Fleet, Aims to Reduce Pollution and Costs

Fontana Unified added two electric, zero-emission buses to its fleet that aim to reduce air pollution and transportation energy costs, thanks to funding and support from local and state agencies. Fontana Unified is among 16 school districts across Southern California to receive funding for two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and two buses. The District’s new EV Blue Bird Type D buses can accommodate up to 72 passengers and travel 100 to 120 miles on a full charge.

Fontana Unified Student Places First at CETA Southern Theatre Festival

Henry J. Kaiser High School senior Kelley Bouslaiby’s dynamic performance as Viola in “The Twelfth Night” won her recognition as first place in a lead performance during the California Educational Theatre Association’s Southern High School Theatre Festival, held Jan. 18-20.

Fontana Unified to Provide Parents with Tips on Health and Wellness

Fontana Unified will offer its fourth Parent University workshop of the year, continuing its efforts to boost family engagement in the educational process. The first free session on health and wellness will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Fontana Adult School, 10755 Oleander Ave.; and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John D. Piazza Center, 9680 Citrus Ave. Translation services will be available.

Fontana Unified School Nurse Honored by Azusa Pacific, Hot 103.9

Fontana Unified school nurse Catherine Jauregui-Husung received a Tender Loving Care Award on Jan. 10 from Azusa Pacific University’s Inland Empire Regional Campus and Hot 103.9, which honor one local school nurse each month. Jauregui-Husung, who was selected for her compassion and dedication to ensuring student well-being, also received a certificate for a spa day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs.

Fontana Unified’s Summit High Cheer Team Triumphs at Nationals

Summit High School’s coed cheer team scored third place among coed teams in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, held Feb. 8-10. Summit’s Nationals triumph is the latest success this season, following the team’s first-ever CIF Southern-Section Championship.

Fontana Unified Elementary Schools to Hold Family STEAM Nights

Fontana Unified will hold science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) family nights to extend learning into the home. The STEAM nights will be held at Dolores Huerta International Academy from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29; at Beech Elementary from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30; and at Binks Elementary from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.