Henry J. Kaiser High School’s theater program was awarded a $10,000 grant from NBC and the Educational Theater Foundation in recognition of the benefit of these programs in school communities. Kaiser is of one of 50 high schools in the country – and just one of five in California – to receive the grant, which will go toward props, costumes, production expenses and other program necessities.
Summit High student Leslie Madrigal will advance to the National History Day competition being held Sunday, June 10 to Thursday, June 14 in Maryland after earning top honors in the state contest in May. Madrigal earned first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit Division for her project titled “The Non-Proliferation Treaty: The Decision to Save the World.”
Fontana High School student Erik Cruz will advance to the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference from Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 in Louisville, Kentucky after earning a gold medal in the cabinetmaking category at the state competition.
Fontana High School senior Alexandra Ortega is one step closer to achieving her dreams thanks to the 2018 Gates Scholarship, an all-expense-paid scholarship given to just 300 high-achieving minority students in the U.S. Ortega will study biochemistry at UCLA and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.
Fontana Unified Workshops Address Community Resources
Fontana Unified School District will hold free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, highlighting the district’s community partnerships and resources available to FUSD families. The workshops will be at the Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana.
Fontana Unified to Host Parent Workshops on Summer Learning
Fontana Unified School District will hold free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, highlighting tips for helping students avoid the “summer slide” in learning. The workshops will be at the Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare and translation services will be available.
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.
Follow-up Story: Sequoia Middle School celebrated its inclusion in the 2018 California Schools to Watch list with more than 1,500 students, parents, staff and community members in a campus ceremony on March 6. Sequoia will retain the Schools to Watch designation – an honor given to just 22 schools in the state in 2018 – for three years.
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.
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.
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.