Fontana Unified School District

Fontana Unified School District to Host Family Science Night

Fontana Unified will host a Family Science Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Juniper Elementary School, at 7655 Juniper Ave., Fontana. The free event is open to all District families, but parents must accompany their children as they explore the fun side of science through experiments and engaging lessons. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Fontana Unified Students Display Steady Performance on State Tests

Fontana Unified students maintained steady performance on California English language arts (ELA) and math tests in 2017, matching or topping 2016 scores as the District implemented new core curriculum. English learners who have been reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) also maintained their progress in 2017, and a higher percentage of RFEP students met or exceeded ELA standards than the percentage statewide.

Fontana Unified Middle Schools Explore STEM at Student Conference

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified middle school students discovered the practical uses of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the annual STEMapalooza student conference on Sept. 15 at the Way World Outreach in San Bernardino. Students explored interactive exhibits from Air Quality Management District, Auto Club Speedway, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in San Bernardino and RoboKong. Photos are available

Fontana Unified to Host Free Parent Engagement Workshop

Fontana Unified School District will hold the first in a series of free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, highlighting ways parents can become involved in their child’s education. The 9 a.m. workshop will be at the John D. Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana, and the 6 p.m. session will be at the Lewis Library and Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana. Childcare for children ages 3 to 11 will be available, as will translation services. Call 909-357-7600, ext. 29409 to register or learn more.

Dolores Huerta International Academy Celebrates Día de Los Muertos

Follow-up Story: Dolores Huerta International Academy second-grader Christian Velasco never met his great-uncle Frank “Paco” Avedaño, but said he feels like he knows him after learning about his life and constructing a Día de Los Muertos altar in his honor. Dolores Huerta International Academy on Nov. 9 showcased more than 400 student-made altars that featured photos, keepsakes and favorite foods of their family members.

Fontana Unified to Host 18th Annual Black College and University Fair

Fontana Unified is partnering with Rialto Unified School District to host its 18th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at A.B. Miller High School, 6821 Oleander Ave., Fontana. Seniors from both districts can speak to recruiters from at least 30 HBCUs, receive application fee waivers, and receive “on the spot” admissions and scholarships from selected colleges if qualified.

Fontana Unified School District to Host Annual College Fair

Fontana Unified School District will host its annual college fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Lewis Library and Technology Center. Students can learn about college and career options from more than 50 colleges, universities, trade schools and public safety agencies. The college fair is free and open to the public. The Lewis Library and Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana.

Fontana Unified School District Recognized for Commitment to Clean Energy

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified School District was recognized Sept. 11 by the Sierra Club and Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez for a clean energy project that will convert each school’s parking lot or playground into an energy system with solar panels, which would generate more than 13.9 megawatts of renewable solar energy. The clean energy efforts could save the District nearly $68 million over 20 years. Photos are available

El Monte High School Breaks Ground on $6.6 Million Stadium Project

Follow-up Story: El Monte High School on Aug. 31 broke ground on $6.6 million in stadium upgrades, including a snack bar, restrooms and three sets of bleachers that will seat more than 2,000 spectators. The facility also will receive new fencing, landscaping, a gate entrance and ticket booth during the nine-month project. The project is funded by bond proceeds from the $148 million Measure D approved by voters in November 2008 to modernize District classrooms, upgrade buildings and enhance athletic facilities. Photos are available

Fontana Unified Elementary Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Follow-up Story: More than 200 students, parents, teachers and District staff members attended Canyon Crest Elementary School’s 25th anniversary open house on Sept. 14, celebrating the school’s impact on the community and the lasting friendships formed over the decades. Among the guests were Canyon Crest alumni, some of whom now have children of their own attending their alma mater.