Lone Hill Middle School students are finding their rhythm as artists and leaders, building a community and developing skills to carry them confidently into high school, college and career through the school’s dance team. The Lone Hill Dance Team (LHDT) launched six years ago when a group of students approached counselor Samar Yassine for assistance in forming a team. Yassine has served as the team advisor since its inception, providing guidance and oversight, but insists LHDT is truly led by the students – who choreograph their own routines and teach them to each other, becoming strong leaders and collaborators in the process.
Bonita Unified Educational Technology Director Recognized by California IT in Education for Excellence
Bonita Unified School District Director of Educational Technology Kris Boneman has been recognized as the California IT In Education (CITE) 2022 Educational Leader of the Year for her efforts to successfully employ information technology in the learning process, with the goal of empowering educators to know their data and use it to improve student outcomes. Boneman will be honored at the 2022 CITE Conference, held Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Nearly 40 Bonita Unified elementary, middle and high school teachers were presented with mini-grants from the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation (LVSDEF), which will fund projects that enrich students’ education and bolster classroom instruction, during the Nov. 2 Board of Education meeting. Nearly $13,000 was awarded to teachers to fund 39 separate special projects at 11 Bonita Unified schools. The grants, which ranged in amounts from $100 to $500, are provided to teachers to encourage projects that benefit students and address a classroom need. LVSDEF works year-round to raise funds through individual donations and special events.