Fontana Unified School District

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

Fontana Unified Teacher Named Regional Finalist for CLHS Educator of the Year Award

Follow-up Story: Jurupa Hills High School teacher Dr. Ruzanna Hernandez was named a Region 10 finalist for the California League of High Schools’ (CLHS) Educator of the Year Award. Region 10 includes Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Regional winners are considered for a state Educator of the Year award. The Region 10 winner will be named at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario.

Fontana Unified Middle School to Grant Wishes with Annual Gift Drive

Renaissance Club members at Fontana Unified’s Sequoia Middle School will shower their peers with kindness and gifts during an annual Make-a-Wish Day at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at the school, 9452 Hemlock Ave., Fontana. Each year, students in need submit wish lists and Renaissance students reach out to local businesses and community members for donations to help grant these wishes. Last year, Sequoia students granted 500 wishes for their peers. For more information, contact Kristin Badawi, (909) 357-5400.

Fontana Unified School District Appoints Three New Administrators

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified School District appointed three new directors at the Nov. 15 Board of Education meeting: Linda Young, who was named director of certificated human resources after serving as interim director; Adele Thomas, who will serve as director of professional development and teacher support; and Paul Pagano, the District’s new director of the multi-tiered system of supports department.