Bonita Unified School District

  • Bonita Unified Recognized as 2019 Top Workplace by Inland News Group

    Bonita Unified School District’s commitment to family, community and inclusiveness has earned the organization recognition by the Inland News Group as one of 2019’s Top 35 Workplaces in the Inland Empire. “This is a tremendous honor. Bonita Unified has worked with intention to create a culture of success that embraces our core values of equity, mastery and a focus on results,” Superintendent Carl J. Coles said. “Bonita Unified is a workplace that values each person as much as their position. This award only continues to further our efforts to enhance the work life of our 1100 employees. Our employees are the heart and soul of Bonita Unified and the reason that we have seen so much improvement in student achievement.”

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  • Bonita Unified Test Scores Among State’s Best

    Bonita Unified students are scoring among the highest in the state on standardized tests, boosting scores by as much as 33 percent over five years and achieving proficiency levels in excess of 70 percent in English language arts (ELA) and 60 percent in math. Scores for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) released this week for tests taken in spring 2019 place Bonita Unified among the top 10 percent of unified school districts in California.

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  • Bonita Unified Honors Athletes for Academic Achievement

    In a ceremony at the 47th Annual Smudge Pot game on Sept. 14, Bonita Unified Superintendent Carl J. Coles and a representative from the Marine Corps presented awards to a senior from each football team for their outstanding academics. Jacob Horne, Bonita Bearcats wide receiver, carries a 4.4 GPA. San Dimas Saints lineman Nicholas “Nicco” Guerra was honored for maintaining a 4.2 GPA, representing San Dimas High at Boys State and serving as a Link Crew member. Both students exemplify Bonita Unified’s focus on academics, athletics, activities and arts.

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Bonita Unified’s San Dimas High School to Perform Broadway Musical

More than 50 students from San Dimas High School’s drama club and from Bonita Unified’s elementary and middle schools will stage the Broadway musical “Big Fish” at the Bonita Center of the Arts, 822 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas. Performances will run at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for the presale and $20 at the door.

Bonita Unified High School Cheer Team to Compete in State Championships

San Dimas High School’s cheer squad captured the first-place spot in Division 2A at the CIF-SS Traditional Competitive Cheer Championships, held Jan. 12. The team will travel to Costa Mesa to compete in the California State Cheer and Dance Championships on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Bonita Unified School District Named a 2018 AP District Honor Roll Recipient

Bonita Unified is being honored as a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll recipient, marking District success in promoting college readiness and achievement among traditionally underrepresented students. The District is one of 373 school districts across the U.S. and Canada and one of 25 in California recognized as a national leader in expanding access to AP courses while improving AP exam performance.

Bonita Unified Demonstrates Key Gains on State Dashboard

Bonita Unified School District boosted performance in multiple areas on the updated California School Dashboard. Released on Dec. 6, the updated Dashboard includes two new metrics for evaluating school and District performance and a user-friendly interface that makes complex data easy to understand. Bonita Unified students continue to perform strongly on the state’s English language arts and math proficiency tests. The District also boasts strong graduation rates and exceptional college and career programs.

Bonita Unified Elementary Choirs to Celebrate Holidays with Winter Concerts

Bonita Unified’s elementary school choirs will ring in the holiday season with four performances on Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18. Oak Mesa and Shull elementary students in the Allegro Honor Choir will perform at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Bonita Center for the Arts (BCA). Grace Miller and La Verne Heights elementary students in the Allegro Honor Choir will showcase their skills at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the BCA. Gladstone and Ekstrand’s Allegro Honor Choir students will perform at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18, followed by Allen Avenue and Roynon Allegro Honor Choir students at 7 p.m. at the BCA.

Bonita Unified Seniors Earn Perfect Scores on SAT

Four Bonita Unified seniors earned perfect scores of 800 on the math and English language arts (ELA) sections of the SAT. Students include Bonita High School senior Celina Bernal and San Dimas High School seniors Daniel Farag, Aidan Ferguson and Aidan Phipps. The SAT is used in the admissions process at many colleges and universities.

Bonita Unified Honors Retiring Board of Education Vice President Patti Latourelle

Bonita Unified celebrated retiring Board of Education Vice President Patti Latourelle on Nov. 27 during an evening filled with moving testimonials from community and District leaders who spoke about the tremendous impact Latourelle had on the school community over her 17 years of service. Latourelle, who was elected in November 2001, championed the expansion of career technical courses and programs.

Bonita Unified’s High School Presents “Guys and Dolls”

Bonita Unified’s Bonita High School will perform the popular musical “Guys and Dolls” from Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets are $15 for students with an ASB card, $17 for students without an ASB card and $20 for adults. For the first time, Bonita High School’s band will perform alongside the drama department for the musical production.

Bonita Unified Celebrates Arts Education with Reflections Program

Bonita Unified School District celebrated student achievement in the arts during the district’s Reflections Awards Ceremony on Oct. 17. Parents, community members and staff recognized students who submitted entries in the National PTA Reflections Program, centered around the 2018-19 theme “Heroes Around Me.” Nineteen Bonita Unified students earned Merit of Excellence awards and will advance to the First District competition in November.