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Pomona Unified School District

  • Cardenas Markets Donates $25,000 to Pomona Unified Foundation to Fund Student Scholarships

    Pomona Unified Partners in Learning Foundation (PUPIL) is partnering with Cardenas Markets, which donated $25,000 on March 17, to strengthen Pomona Unified School District programs established to spark learning. Representatives from Cardenas Markets, which operates three stores in Pomona, presented the check to PUPIL with the goal of inspiring students to reach for their dreams, as owner Jesus Cardenas did when he immigrated to America from Mexico and started his first market in 1981. The donation will support the District’s science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture and math (STEAM) programs and other learning opportunities.

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  • Alliance For Children’s Rights Honors Pomona Unified Superintendent

    Pomona Unified School District Superintendent Richard Martinez on March 10 was recognized for his years-long advocacy for children’s rights with the prestigious Francis M. Wheat Community Service Award at the 24th annual Alliance for Children’s Rights dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Martinez was cited by the Alliance for being an education pioneer and champion of collaboration, urban education and foster children. The star-studded dinner, attended by a host of influential industry notables, is the Alliance’s biggest fund-raising event of the year. Past recipients of the award include Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, former LAPD Police Chief William Bratton, television producer Brenda Hampton and Echoes of Hope chief executive Stacia Robitaille.

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  • Pomona Unified Science Fair Winners Advance to L.A. County Contest

    Thirty-six Pomona Unified students will compete in the 66th annual Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair from March 17-19 at the Pasadena Convention Center after an excellent showing of their innovative science projects at the District's Sarah Ross Science Fair. Additionally, four student projects each won a $400 Sarah Ross Foundation scholarship. The District fair, held at Ganesha High School on Feb. 20, was sponsored by the Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan and its Promoting Academic Achievement Task Force, which partners with local organizations to provide stimulating scientific activities to Pomona students.

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Pomona Unified to Host Annual College Fair on Oct. 6

The Pomona Unified School District, in partnership with the San Antonio Regional Occupational Program, will hold its annual College Fall Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at The Village @ Indian Hill, 1460 E. Holt Blvd., Pomona. Representatives from more than 75 colleges and universities, including the University of California, Cal State University and California Community College systems, as well as private colleges, will attend. Several workshops will also be available.

Pomona Unified Cosmetology Program Expands to Neighboring Districts

The Pomona Unified Adult and Career Education’s Barbering and Cosmetology program has expanded partnerships to include eligible high school students from nearby school districts who are interested in taking advantage of the innovative and popular course offering, which launched last year. The program is working with the San Antonio Regional Occupational Program – which serves students from Bonita Unified and Pomona Unified – and Baldy View Regional Occupational Program – serving students from Chino Valley, Claremont, Upland and Chaffey school districts – to provide the course. This is the first time that two regional occupation programs have collaborated to meet the needs of high school students in Pomona and surrounding districts.

Pomona High School Educator Named an L.A. County Teacher of the Year

Pomona High School English teacher Cynthia Hinton, a fifth-generation teacher with 41 years of public school experience, has been named one of 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Hinton advances to the California Teacher of the Year competition this fall. Hinton said she was born to teach. As a child, she would often read the Little Golden Books collection, newspapers and magazines at her teacher mother’s encouragement, and used her favorite toy, a slate chalkboard, to play teacher to her younger siblings. Surrounded by a world of literacy, Hinton became an avid reader whose imagination flourished with dreams of a future in education and empowering students to reach for excellence.

Pomona Unified Schools Welcome New Administrators

The Pomona Unified School District is introducing new administrators for 2015-16 – including a new principal at Lorbeer Middle School – and celebrating promotions of staff members who will helm their respective departments and carry on PUSD’s tradition of success. Leading the Longhorns as principal of Lorbeer is 20-year educator and former Diamond Ranch High School Assistant Principal Angelique Butler. She replaces longtime principal Krystana Walks-Harper, a 26-year educator who is now the District’s Associate Director of Pupil and Community Services. Additional changes throughout the District include new assistant principals and deans at Diamond Ranch, Garey and Pomona high schools.