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School Nurses are an invaluable member of the education team. They are responsible for providing high quality health care, counseling and educational services in the school environment.  The Ontario-Montclair School Board of Trustees designates May 6 – 12, 2016 as School Nurses Week.
Celebrate your School Nurse!!


NFL Players Visit OMSD

Campus Mentor Bobby Ratliff made special arrangements for his college teammates, now National Football League players, to visit and inspire students at Lincoln and Mariposa elementary schools.  Thank you Arizona Cardinal Deone Bucannon and Chicago Bear Marquess Wilson for spending time with OMSD students!


 

Middle School Track and Field Event

The new Ontario High School stadium was filled with over 400 Ontario-Montclair School District’s middle school students competing in the District’s Track and Field Event.   Students and coaches were excited and ready to compete in eight events under the lights and on the new high school track.  Taking home team trophies at the end of the night were: De Anza’s 7 Grade Girls; Wiltsey’s 7th Grade Boys and 8th Grade Girls; and Edison’s 8th Grade Boys.   Every runner displayed sportsmanship and strong character.  Congratulations to all!


 

OMSD Rising Stars

OMSD recently hosted its 2nd Annual “Rising Star” Dinner.  This special event recognizes students who have worked with their school Mentor and have made a positive change, which has made an impact on their school experience.  These students are on the road to success.

During this wonderful evening, 41 students, from every school, were recognized by District Mentors as “Rising Stars”.  Students were presented with plaques, certificates, t-shirts, and a Rising Star pin. Over 250 family and staff members took part in the celebration to honor these well-deserving students. Congratulations to the 2016 “Rising Stars!”

 


District Cross Country Event

The 3rd Annual Cross Country event brought over 400 students to the Briggs Education Center for a morning of fun and competition.

The first race of the day was for Special Needs students, who participated with the assistance of Briggs Center employees.  Following, there were four races for the general education students (7th grade boys and girls; 8th grade boys and girls). 

At the end of all the competition, Serrano Middle School was awarded the top team prize; Edison GATE Academy earned second place; and Wiltsey Middle School took home the third place plaque.

Congratulations to all participants, coaches, parents and schools.  Thank you to District Office personnel for assisting students and to Melissa Scotti, Stacia Neer, and Wanda Rhodes, along with the leadership of Coordinator Wayne Bradley for organizing the extraordinary event.  Another thank you to the City of Ontario’s Police Department and Public Works Department for closing and securing the streets for our students.


Thank You Promise Scholars Donors

Over 160 guests helped celebrate Promise Scholars’ 2015-16 accomplishments at the 5th Annual Partner & Donor Appreciation Event. The event marked the fourth year of programming, nearly 9,000 K-12 students and 1,300 parents were served this school year.

Hosted by the Cardenas Family the event highlighted the roles of key volunteers and partner organizations and businesses, including Cardenas Markets, Inland Empire United Way, AllStar Kia, the City of Ontario, Southern California Edison, HMC Architects, John Elway’s Crown Toyota, Bank of America, Southern California Gas Company, Kaiser Permanente, The Community Foundation of Riverside & San Bernardino Counties, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Credit Union of Southern California, Image 2000, Ontario-Montclair School Employees Federal Credit Union, Soroptimist International of Montclair/Inland Valley, and the Building Industry Association-Baldy View Chapter.  The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre was honored as a Key Champion.

Promise Scholars Student Advisory Council members (high school students from Chaffey, Ontario and Montclair High) welcomed guests and staffed information booths at the event. Special guest, Gary Ovitt, Chaffey College Board of Trustees Member, was recognized for being a founding partner in Promise Scholars.

 


 

Robot Battle!

Over 300 Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD) students came together to compete in the District’s Annual Robot Rally held at Vineyard STEM Magnet School.  Students were engaged in testing their robots against one another in friendly competition.  This Rally was the perfect opportunity for teams to make adjustments to their robots prior to the upcoming Robotic Rally at Cal Poly Pomona.  OMSD students from Vineyard STEM, Lincoln, Corona, Euclid, Sultana, and Edison have been working over the past several months to program their Lego Robotics to compete in several different robotics competitions including The Sumo Challenge, Follow the Line, and Obstacle Course.


Chess Tournament!

Oaks Middle School’s MPR was filled with quiet tension as students competed in the District’s Annual Chess Tournament.  Students’ chess skills were put to the test as they battled each other for the title.  Congratulations to Fabian Becerra, El Camino Elementary for winning the 2/3 Grade Division; Luis Avila, Central Language Academy, for winning the 4/5 Grade Division; and Luis Perez, Vine Dansk Middle School, for taking the 6/7/8 Grade Title.


It Makes A Classroom Experience Richer If You Bring The World To The Classroom

Community service for all eighth grade students is a requirement of the International Baccalaureate Program at Wiltsey Middle School. Students have been working all year to identify a community or world issue and develop a plan to address that need. One project definitely stood out this year. Read More...


 

 

OMSD Art Festival a Huge Success 

 

The Ontario-Montclair School District hosted its first Art Festival on April 12, 2016. It was an exciting event to recognize students for their outstanding artwork. Over 500 pieces of art were submitted by students in preschool through eighth grade. Twenty-five judges (local business owners, service organization representatives, museum representatives, District staff, and community leaders) were tasked with selecting the winning pieces. All participants received a Certificate of Participation. The First, Second, and Third Place winners, as well as Honorable Mention recipients received awards at the Festival.  Thank you to all the judges and congratulations to all of the students who participated.

 


  Congratulations 2016 Elementary Track & Field Athletes

 

All 26 OMSD elementary schools participated in the 2016 OMSD Track & Field Event held at Chaffey High School.  Each school had a team of 24 athletes who competed in eight different track and field events.  The day was full of excitement and strong competition.  Congratulations to all 624 athletes and their coaches.


 

Ten OMSD schools will be honored under the State’s Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.

The District is proud to celebrate: Berlyn Elementary School, Buena Vista Arts-integrated School, Edison Elementary School, Elderberry Elementary School, Howard Elementary School, Kingsley Elementary School, Lehigh Elementary School, Monte Vista Elementary School, Ramona Elementary School, and Sultana Elementary School. 

The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Nearly 6,000 elementary schools were eligible to apply this year. Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies.

Congratulations to each of these ten schools, including their students, staff, parents, and communities.


  Meet OMSD’s 2016 Models of Excellence

 

The District’s Excellence Campaign is a celebration of OMSD alumni who serve as models of excellence for our students by continuing to give back to our community through their service.  Research has proven that high expectations, positive role models, strong student-teacher relationships, and believing students will succeed have a direct positive impact on students’ academic success and in building strong communitiesThe models of excellence are celebrated for their service to the OMSD community, for exemplifying positive role models, and for continuing to inspire our students to succeed.


About OMSD
The Ontario-Montclair School District was founded in 1884 and is currently the third largest elementary school district in California.  The district covers most of the City of Ontario, Montclair, portions of Upland, and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.  Serving 22,755 students, the district has 26 elementary schools, and six middle schools.

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