Fontana Unified School District

  • Palmetto Elementary’s 60th Anniversary Gala Celebrates Fontana Community, History

    Palmetto Elementary School commemorated its 60th anniversary with a schoolwide celebration on Sept. 27. Fontana Unified parents, students, staff and community members perused student displays about the school’s and district’s history, watched performances from Kaiser High School’s band and cheer squad and enjoyed family-friendly activities.

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  • Fontana Unified’s Advanced Placement Participation, Passing Rates Reach Six-Year Highs

    Fontana Unified School District’s Advanced Placement (AP) test-taking and passing rates reached six-year highs in 2017-18, reflecting a districtwide focus on boosting college readiness. In 2017-18, 56 percent of FUSD students who took an AP test passed one or more exam. The number of students who passed two or more AP exams also increased three percentage points from 2016-17.

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  • 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 Celebrates 230 AP Scholar Award 2017 Recipients

Follow-up Story: A total of 230 Fontana Unified School District students earned Advanced Placement Scholar awards, which recognize college-level achievement through AP courses and exams taken in 2016-17. Amandeep Heyer, Vanessa Escartin Uribe, Alejandra Ramirez and Adrian Reynoso received the National AP Scholar Award – the highest distinction offered by the College Board – by earning an average score of four or higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of the exams.

Fontana Unified School District to Host Family Science Night

Fontana Unified will host a Family Science Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Juniper Elementary School, at 7655 Juniper Ave., Fontana. The free event is open to all District families, but parents must accompany their children as they explore the fun side of science through experiments and engaging lessons. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Fontana Unified Students Display Steady Performance on State Tests

Fontana Unified students maintained steady performance on California English language arts (ELA) and math tests in 2017, matching or topping 2016 scores as the District implemented new core curriculum. English learners who have been reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) also maintained their progress in 2017, and a higher percentage of RFEP students met or exceeded ELA standards than the percentage statewide.

Fontana Unified Middle Schools Explore STEM at Student Conference

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified middle school students discovered the practical uses of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the annual STEMapalooza student conference on Sept. 15 at the Way World Outreach in San Bernardino. Students explored interactive exhibits from Air Quality Management District, Auto Club Speedway, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in San Bernardino and RoboKong. Photos are available

Fontana Unified to Host Free Parent Engagement Workshop

Fontana Unified School District will hold the first in a series of free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, highlighting ways parents can become involved in their child’s education. The 9 a.m. workshop will be at the John D. Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana, and the 6 p.m. session will be at the Lewis Library and Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana. Childcare for children ages 3 to 11 will be available, as will translation services. Call 909-357-7600, ext. 29409 to register or learn more.

Dolores Huerta International Academy Celebrates Día de Los Muertos

Follow-up Story: Dolores Huerta International Academy second-grader Christian Velasco never met his great-uncle Frank “Paco” Avedaño, but said he feels like he knows him after learning about his life and constructing a Día de Los Muertos altar in his honor. Dolores Huerta International Academy on Nov. 9 showcased more than 400 student-made altars that featured photos, keepsakes and favorite foods of their family members.

Fontana Unified to Host 18th Annual Black College and University Fair

Fontana Unified is partnering with Rialto Unified School District to host its 18th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at A.B. Miller High School, 6821 Oleander Ave., Fontana. Seniors from both districts can speak to recruiters from at least 30 HBCUs, receive application fee waivers, and receive “on the spot” admissions and scholarships from selected colleges if qualified.

Fontana Unified School District will host its annual college fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Lewis Library and Technology Center. Students can learn about college and career options from more than 50 colleges, universities, trade schools and public safety agencies. The college fair is free and open to the public. The Lewis Library and Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana.

Fontana Unified School District will host its annual college fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Lewis Library and Technology Center. Students can learn about college and career options from more than 50 colleges, universities, trade schools and public safety agencies. The college fair is free and open to the public. The Lewis Library and Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana.

Fontana Unified School District Recognized for Commitment to Clean Energy

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified School District was recognized Sept. 11 by the Sierra Club and Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez for a clean energy project that will convert each school’s parking lot or playground into an energy system with solar panels, which would generate more than 13.9 megawatts of renewable solar energy. The clean energy efforts could save the District nearly $68 million over 20 years. Photos are available

El Monte High School Breaks Ground on $6.6 Million Stadium Project

Follow-up Story: El Monte High School on Aug. 31 broke ground on $6.6 million in stadium upgrades, including a snack bar, restrooms and three sets of bleachers that will seat more than 2,000 spectators. The facility also will receive new fencing, landscaping, a gate entrance and ticket booth during the nine-month project. The project is funded by bond proceeds from the $148 million Measure D approved by voters in November 2008 to modernize District classrooms, upgrade buildings and enhance athletic facilities. Photos are available