Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified Canyon Crest Elementary Celebrates Designation as 21st Century Learning Exemplar School

    Adorned with garlands of blue and gold, Canyon Crest Elementary School welcomed dozens of families and community members on May 16 to celebrate its designation as a 21st Century Learning Exemplar school by the Battelle for Kids Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21).

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  • Henry J. Kaiser High School Senior Earns Prestigious Gates Scholarship

    Henry J. Kaiser High School senior Jashandeep Lobana – an accomplished tri-sport athlete, AP scholar and avid volunteer – has been recognized as a 2019 Gates Scholar, one of two in Fontana Unified and among 300 students in the nation to be honored. Lobana’s academic feats have already secured him a $40,000 Edison International scholarship and admission to Johns Hopkins University, where he plans to study neuroscience before attending medical school and pursuing a career in neurosurgery.

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  • Fontana Unified Celebrates Student Success, Announces New Initiatives at State of the District

    Fontana Unified School District showcased student excellence, touted award-winning schools and programs and announced two major projects at the 2019 State of the District scholarship breakfast on April 23 at Center Stage Theater. During a keynote address, Superintendent Randal S. Bassett announced the District’s two newest projects to propel the District forward: an innovative secondary school that will feature a museum and community science center; and a 1:1 tech device initiative that ensures every student has access to a laptop or tech device in the classroom.

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Fontana Unified, Fontana School Police to Hold Community Safety Forum

Fontana Unified School District and Fontana School Police will hold a Community Safety Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Citrus Elementary, 16041 Randall Ave., Fontana. The forum – open to families and community members – will highlight school safety, address community concerns and discuss ideas to improve public safety in Fontana.

Fontana Unified Students Take Home Gold in SkillsUSA Competition

Follow-up Story: Three Fontana Unified high school students earned gold medals for their career technical education (CTE) expertise during a SkillsUSA Region 6 competition on Jan. 27 and will advance to the state final with 11 other FUSD students, to be held April 19-22 at the Ontario Convention Center. Summit High School students received gold medals for photography and customer service while a Fontana High School student won for introductory woodworking. The performances highlight the progress of the District’s CTE program since it received a three-year $3 million CTE incentive grant from the California Department of Education in 2016.

Fontana Unified to Host Free Family Math Workshops for Parents

Fontana Unified School District will hold Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, providing strategies for math proficiency for the entire family. The workshops will be held at the Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare services for children ages 3 to 11 will be available, as well as translation services. Call 909-357-7600, ext. 29409 to register or learn more.

Fontana Unified’s Summit High Recognized as an AVID Highly Certified Site

Follow-up Story: Summit High School was named a 2017-18 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Highly Certified Site for encouraging independent thinkers, increasing the college-going rate to four-year universities and providing students with tools for academic and professional success. In 2016-17, 59 of the 60 seniors enrolled in AVID were accepted to four-year universities. AVID works to narrow the achievement gap between the lowest- and highest-performing students and increase the number who pursue higher education.

Fontana Unified’s Sequoia Middle School Named to Schools to Watch List

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified’s Sequoia Middle School is one of 22 schools in California named to the 2018 California Schools to Watch list for improving student achievement, creating a positive campus culture through student programs and teacher training, and lowering its suspension rate. Sequoia Middle School will accept the award in Sacramento on Saturday, March 3 and hold a campus celebration on Tuesday, March 6.

Fontana Adult School to Host Free ESL and Citizenship Classes

Fontana Adult School will hold free English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6. Classes will be held at Eric Birch High School, 7930 Locust Ave., Fontana. Call 909-357-5310 to learn more.

Fontana Unified’s Alder Middle School to Host Nutrition Class

Fontana Unified’s Alder Middle School will hold free nutrition classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, providing families with tools to learn healthy recipes and plan budget-friendly meals. The classes, provided by the University of California Cooperative Extension, will be at the school’s parent center, 7555 Alder Ave., Fontana. Call 909-357-5330, ext. 30237 to register or learn more.

Fontana Unified to Host Free Family Wellness Workshops for Parents

Fontana Unified School District will hold free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, highlighting strategies for promoting health and wellness for the entire family. The workshops will be at the John D. Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare services for children ages 3 to 11 will be available, as well as translation services. Call 909-357-7600, ext. 29409 to register or learn more.

Fontana Unified Fair Showcases Career Auto Tech and Classic Cars

Follow-up Story: Students at Fontana Unified’s A.B. Miller High School examined classic cars, put their mechanical skills to the test and networked with industry professionals during an auto tech fair on Dec. 11. The fair, offered through a partnership with Chaffey College and Prime Motivation, provided students with a look at career opportunities available in the auto tech industry. Photos are available