Just two years after implementing an intervention program that fosters a positive and supportive campus environment, Jurupa Hills High School has been recognized by the state for boosting student excellence and shrinking behavioral issues. Jurupa Hills earned a bronze certification from the California PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Coalition, making it one of about 500 schools touted for working to effectively implement the PBIS program, which incorporates strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school setting. The school will be acknowledged at the California PBIS Coalition Conference on Thursday, Sept. 22 in Sacramento.
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.
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.
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.