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Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified ‘Ethical Hacking’ Students Display Skills in Cybersecurity Competition

    Summit High School’s Ethical Hacking program is advancing four student teams to the CyberPatriot XII National Youth Cyber Defense Competition state final open division, to be held Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 8. Two Summit teams – Varsity Boys and the all-female STEMettes – will compete in the rigorous Platinum tier, while two JV teams qualified for the Gold level. This is the first year Summit has advanced four first-year teams to the state round.

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  • Fontana Unified Robotics Team Named Grand Marshals for Fontana Christmas Parade

    Randall Pepper Elementary School’s international robotics success will be celebrated community wide on Dec. 14, when robotics students, coaches and administrators serve as the grand marshals in the 2019 Fontana Christmas Parade. Randall Pepper Elementary students Heydi Pena, Mariah Torres-Osborne-Lewis, Daisy Santiago and Anthony Cuamatzi will lead the parade of floats and community groups, joined by coaches Alice Strout and Jeff Rich, Principal Dr. Annette Beasley and Assistant Principal Theresa Gomez.

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  • Fontana Unified High School Students Seek to Take a Stand Against Hunger

    Henry J. Kaiser High School sophomore Samantha Martinez sees the effects of hunger in her community and would love to establish a food pantry on campus, as well as make more community services available during summer and the holidays. Martinez was one of nearly 500 Kaiser sophomores who listened to a panel of experts on the subject of hunger on Nov. 20, as part of a Thanksgiving break project-based learning (PBL) research assignment designed to encourage students to find solutions to real-life problems.

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Fontana Unified Celebrated for Financial Aid Application Completion Rate

Fontana Unified’s Jurupa Hills High School was recognized for achieving the state’s sixth-highest rate of completed student financial aid applications during the inaugural California College Affordability Summit, held in November. Jurupa Hills beat out more than 1,000 California High Schools in the Race to Submit, a statewide campaign that aims to increase the number of financial aid applications for California high school seniors.

FUSD Robotics Team to Lead Fontana Christmas Parade as Grand Marshals

Randall Pepper Elementary School’s international robotics success will be celebrated community wide at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, when robotics students, coaches and administrators serve as the grand marshals in the 2019 Fontana Christmas Parade. The Randall Pepper team was selected after representing the District and city on a world stage at the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational, where they netted the International Friendship Award. The parade will be held at Sierra Avenue and Arrow Boulevard in Fontana.

Fontana Unified ‘Ethical Hacking’ Students Display Skills in Cybersecurity Competition

Summit High School’s Ethical Hacking program is advancing four student teams to the CyberPatriot XII National Youth Cyber Defense Competition state final open division, to be held Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 8. Two Summit teams – Varsity Boys and the all-female STEMettes – will compete in the rigorous Platinum tier, while two JV teams qualified for the Gold level. This is the first year Summit has advanced four first-year teams to the state round.

Fontana Unified Robotics Team Named Grand Marshals for Fontana Christmas Parade

Randall Pepper Elementary School’s international robotics success will be celebrated community wide on Dec. 14, when robotics students, coaches and administrators serve as the grand marshals in the 2019 Fontana Christmas Parade. Randall Pepper Elementary students Heydi Pena, Mariah Torres-Osborne-Lewis, Daisy Santiago and Anthony Cuamatzi will lead the parade of floats and community groups, joined by coaches Alice Strout and Jeff Rich, Principal Dr. Annette Beasley and Assistant Principal Theresa Gomez.

Fontana Unified High School Students Seek to Take a Stand Against Hunger

Henry J. Kaiser High School sophomore Samantha Martinez sees the effects of hunger in her community and would love to establish a food pantry on campus, as well as make more community services available during summer and the holidays. Martinez was one of nearly 500 Kaiser sophomores who listened to a panel of experts on the subject of hunger on Nov. 20, as part of a Thanksgiving break project-based learning (PBL) research assignment designed to encourage students to find solutions to real-life problems.

Fontana Unified Named PBIS District of the Year

Fontana Unified on Nov. 14 was named the 2019 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) District of the Year for the West End and East Valley regions of San Bernardino County. This District’s use of PBIS strategies to foster a positive school climate and increase student engagement was celebrated at the fourth annual PBIS Showcase, hosted by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ PBIS program.

Fontana Unified School Receives IB Middle Years Programme Candidacy

Southridge Tech Middle School has been named a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), marking a milestone in the District’s efforts to establish an IB Continuum. As a candidate school – a status achieved ahead of the District’s schedule – Southridge Tech is beginning trial implementation of the MYP and seeking authorization as an IB World School. MYP provides a rigorous, globally focused and inquiry-led framework of learning that fosters creative and critical thinking.

Fontana Unified Kicks Off 22nd Annual ‘Fontana Santas’ Toy Drive

Fontana Unified, Fontana School Police Department and community members kicked off the holiday season with the first toy donations in the 22nd annual Fontana Santas Toy Drive, which aims to bring holiday cheer to families in need. Fontana School Police Officer Cindy Evaro and district employee Lydia Wibert began Fontana Santas 22 years ago when they learned a Fontana boy ran away from home after Christmas because he did not receive any presents. Evaro, Wibert and Fontana School Police collected toys and donations from local organizations and delivered them to students during the holidays.

Fontana Unified Named PBIS District of the Year

Seventeen Fontana Unified schools were recognized at the fourth annual Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Showcase, held Nov. 14 in San Bernardino. The showcase highlighted schools that have effectively used PBIS strategies to foster a positive school climate and increase student engagement, netting platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards.

Fontana Unified Launches 22nd Annual ‘Fontana Santas’ Toy Drive

Fontana Unified kicked off its 22nd annual Fontana Santas Toy Drive at the Nov. 13 Board of Education meeting, with board members and District officials lining up to donate the first toys of the drive. Fontana Santas is an effort by Fontana Unified, Fontana School Police and community partners to provide gifts to FUSD families in need. The drive will conclude with the District’s third annual holiday breakfast and community event on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Henry J. Kaiser High School, 11155 Almond Ave., Fontana. Families will enjoy a pancake breakfast, family-friendly games and pictures with Santa. Toy donations will be accepted at the District office and FUSD schools.