Fontana Unified School District

Fontana Unified, Discovery Education Partner to Expand STEM Curriculum

Five Fontana Unified elementary schools – Canyon Crest, Randall Pepper, Shadow Hills, South Tamarind and Tokay – will partner with digital curriculum provider Discovery Education for a multiyear program that includes teacher training and digital resources to expand K-5 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The schools are receiving access to digital tools, including STEM Connect, which provides course materials for K-5 students and gives teachers the option of integrating up to eight course units into their curriculum.

17 Fontana Unified Schools Recognized by California PBIS Coalition

Seventeen Fontana Unified schools have been recognized for their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategies by the California PBIS Coalition, netting two platinum, five gold, nine silver and one bronze implementation awards. PBIS aims to create a positive school setting through strategies that define, teach and support appropriate student behaviors.

Fontana Unified to Co-Host Regional College Fair for 90,000 Students

Fontana Unified School District will join forces with Chaffey Joint Union High School District and Rialto Unified School District to host the inaugural Inland Empire Regional College Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, providing nearly 90,000 students the opportunity to meet with college and university representatives from across the United States. The free event will be held at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario.

Fontana Unified to Launch New District, School Websites

Fontana Unified School District will premiere sleek new websites for the District and each of its schools, providing families and community members with easier access to information through a user-friendly format. The District website is the first to switch to the student-centered, modern layout and will launch on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Websites for Fontana Unified’s 45 schools will roll out in the following months. The sites were created through a partnership with education website developer Blackboard.

Fontana Unified Students Return in Triumph from World Robotics Contest

Wayne Ruble Middle and Randall Pepper Elementary robotics students made a triumphant and award-winning return from the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Friendship Invitational, after dazzling the global community with their expertise, teamwork and sportsmanship. The international competition, held Aug. 1-4 in Aarhus, Denmark, netted the Randall Pepper LEGO Panther squad with the International Friendship Award for their slogan, “3 Countries, 3 Teams, 1 Friendship,” created in collaboration with students from Germany and Nigeria.

Fontana Unified to Provide Parent Workshop on HBCUs

Fontana Unified School District and Rialto Unified School District, in partnership with the U-Can College Fair, will host a parent workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, providing families with information on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Families can speak to HBCU representatives and alumni to receive an overview of HBCUs, their admission requirements, HBCU benefits and scholarship opportunities. The event will be held at A.B. Miller High School, 6921 Oleander Ave., Fontana.

Fontana Unified Swears In 2019-20 Student Board Member

Jurupa Hills High School senior Juleny Ortiz-Contreras took the oath of office on Aug. 14 to serve as Fontana Unified’s 2019-20 Board of Education student representative. Ortiz-Contreras is an avid volunteer, accomplished student-athlete and International Baccalaureate diploma candidate who hopes to inspire others to become involved in the District.