Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified Educator Named a County Teacher of the Year

    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.

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  • Fontana Unified Middle School Named Microsoft Showcase School for Boosting Technology

    Southridge Middle School has been selected as a 2018 Microsoft Showcase School for its commitment to providing student access to digital platforms and bridging the technology gap. Southridge will partner with Microsoft to introduce new education programs into the classroom, connect with Microsoft Innovation Educators to share best practices and become a destination campus for schools looking to elevate their digital capabilities.

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  • Fontana Unified’s 2016-17 Graduation Rate Tops County, State Figures

    Fontana Unified School District’s graduation rate reached 90.6 percent in 2016-17, thanks to strong student support and peer mentorship programs aimed at boosting academic achievement and promoting lifelong learning. This overall graduation rate encompasses alternative education, which is traditionally lower than rates at comprehensive high schools. District grad rates also topped the 2016-17 numbers for San Bernardino County and the state, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

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Fontana Unified Elementary to Provide New STEM Learning Opportunities

Canyon Crest Elementary School will provide new activities and resources to help students explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in 2018-19. The school, which offers a Maker Space dedicated to hand-on creativity and mobile computer and tablet labs for coding and computer programming, will add an “Innovation Space” that features Lego robotics and Merge augmented/virtual reality cubes.

Fontana Unified Welcomes 4 New Elementary School Principals

Fontana Unified School District has appointed four new elementary school principals, who will welcome students, faculty and staff for the 2018-19 year on Monday, Aug. 6. Sandra Loudermilk will lead Date Elementary, Amanda Colon will lead Locust Elementary, Lauri Martin will helm Palmetto Elementary and Dr. Amanda Beasley will oversee Randall Pepper Elementary.

Fontana Unified Administrators Envision the Future of Education during Leadership Institute

Nearly 200 Fontana Unified administrators brainstorm creative solutions to educational challenges, celebrated innovation among their peers and strengthened their management skills during the District’s inaugural Leadership Institute on July 16 and 17. The two-day, team-building seminar kicked off with a keynote address from Dr. Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer on NASA’s Mars 2020 project. Steltzner discussed his unconventional path to becoming a NASA engineer and discussed the importance of embracing curiosity-based decision making.

Fontana Unified to Hold Info Sessions on Computer Science Immersion

Fontana Unified’s Chaparral Elementary School will highlight its new Code to the Future curriculum, which immerses students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade in computer science instruction, during information sessions at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, July 23. Chaparral is one of just two Code to the Future elementary schools in the district and in the Inland Empire. For more information, call (909) 357-5450.

Fontana Unified Expands Full-day Kindergarten Offerings in 2018-19

Fontana Unified School District is expanding its early learning program to offer full-day kindergarten at three additional schools in 2018-19. Almond, Mango and Maple elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten classes for the first time, joining Citrus, Juniper, Sierra Lakes and Tokay elementary schools. While all seven full-day kinder programs are full, half-day kindergarten enrollment is still open at the remaining school sites. For more information, call (909) 357-5000.

Fontana Unified Honors Parent, Community Volunteers

Fontana Unified School District recently honored nearly 40 parent and community volunteers who spent countless hours advocating on behalf of students during the 2017-18 year. Members of each of the District’s six parent advisory councils were applauded for their dedication to ensuring students receive the best programs and services for their needs.

Fontana Adult School to Offer Free Computer Classes in Spanish

Fontana Unified’s adult school will offer free computer classes for Spanish speakers from Monday, July 16 to Monday, Aug. 20. The school will offer two levels of classes: level one will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and level two will run from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For information, call 909-357-5490.

Fontana Unified Recognizes Parent and Community Volunteers

Fontana Unified School District honored nearly 30 parent and community volunteers for their service during 2017-18 at the Board of Education meeting on June 20. Volunteers from each of the district’s six parent advisory councils were recognized for advocacy on behalf of students, including those with special needs, English learners and African American students. Fifteen parents and community members were also celebrated for completing the district’s six Parent University sessions, which help parents support and continue their children’s education at home.