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K-8 Math Textbook Adoption

The community is cordially invited to review the State Board of Education’s approved K - 8 mathematics programs for the Ontario-Montclair School District.  The programs will be available for public viewing on April 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, at the Linda Vista Parent Education Center Multi-Purpose Room, 1556 S. Sultana Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761. Learning & Teaching staff members will be available to answer questions or you may contact Carol Cronk, Director II, STEM at (909) 418-6390.

Be sure to watch the latest episode of OMSD TV featuring Hawthorne Elementary School who reminds us that it truly is a wonderful world. This episode also highlights the very successful district-wide annual chess tournament.


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Sultana Elementary School’s 5th grade students are going to college!

The CaMSP is a grant program that specializes in outstanding science curriculum with a strong hands-on approach. Dr. Margarita Hernandez, one of our 5th grade teachers, applied for a grant with CaMSP to qualify for a free field trip to visit the Mt. SAC Randall Planetarium. This is a great opportunity to motivate students to dream of careers in mathematics and science. Thanks to the Reach for the Stars Program, our students will visit the Randall Planetarium on April 16 to learn more about our solar system. Students will also build and launch their own air rockets with the help of science college students. The Reach for the Stars Program helps make learning relevant for all learners. We are excited to share this experience with our students!

Bon View Students, Parents & Staff Work to Commemorate Earth Day 2014

Students and teachers at Bon View International Baccalaureate Elementary School have endeavored to commemorate Earth Day 2014 by creating a way for students to enjoy the great outdoors and foster their love for reading.  IB students of all ages have sprung into action by volunteering to renovate the Bon View Reading Garden and make it a more beautiful and user-friendly place for children to enjoy.   Students from Mrs. Roose-Baker's class, along with students from Mrs. Del Real and Mrs. Friend's pre-school classes, and their parents, spent time during the day and on the weekend to weed, spread mulch, lay turf, plant drought resistant plants, set stepping stones and repair and paint tables. Read More..

  Best Wishes to County Supervisor Gary Ovitt

In light of San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt’s upcoming retirement, the OMSD Board of Trustees recognized Supervisor Ovitt of his years of community service and for being a role model to the students of the Ontario-Montclair School District. Congratulations and Best Wishes to County Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

Our Regional Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Buena Vista Scholar Kyle Aniel who placed second and Serrano Spartan Alejandro Guerra-Nunez who placed 14th at the Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee. Kyle and Alejandro were two of the 26 students who participated in the Regional Spelling Bee from our district.  This year's Bee included not only a verbal and written component, but also a vocabulary test.
Congratulations Kyle and Alejandro!

Del Norte Students Strike Gold!

Over the past several weeks, Del Norte Elementary’s 4th graders have been engaged in an exciting unit about California’s Gold Rush.  Students participated in class discussions as well as hands-on activities designed by their teachers to specifically learn about the rich heritage of the state they live in.

The unit kicked off with students actively participating in a search for gold out on the school’s field. The young miners were immediately struck with gold fever, and a mad dash ensued.  Students scrambled to discover as much gold as possible, and each one was excited to “strike it rich,” returning with a hand full of “gold nuggets.” Read more... 

RIMS Science and Engineering Fair

On Wednesday evening, April 2nd, 16 projects developed by a total of 20 OMSD students were presented at the RIMS Science and Engineering Fair at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. The District is pleased to announce that every project presented received a medal, with 9 bronze medals, 5 silver medals, and 2 gold medals. The success of our OMSD students speaks volumes about their individual talent, as well as speaks to the excellent teaching and learning taking place in our schools thanks to our amazing teachers.  Read More... 

iWent to the Apple Store

Twenty-five Vina Danks students and their teacher, Aja Fernandez, participated in a field trip to the Apple Store in Cerritos.  Apple Store employees facilitated a 90-minute “Create Field Trip" in which the students worked in teams to create iMovie trailers.  These "classroom experts” were carefully selected through an application and interview process. They will host a viewing party for their ALD (academic language development) classmates to showcase their creations. Then our experts will utilize iPads to teach their classmates how to use iMovie to design their own trailers. Students will develop their academic vocabulary in the process and create culminating videos for issues they study in English 3D. Look out for the trailers at your local theaters! Go Bobcats!

De Anza’s 2nd Annual College Day Rocks!

University banners were flying high at De Anza Middle School’s 2nd Annual College Day on March 14, 2014! The inspiring day began with a large, energized assembly, with more than two dozen guest speakers from all walks of life. They focused   on one message to De Anza students and Community…Dream, and dream big!  There is nothing you can’t achieve. “De Anza is about spirit! De Anza is about success! De Anza is about going to college!” exclaimed Dr. Villegas, principal of De Anza Middle School. Read More...

Arroyo Celebrates Read Across America Week
Arroyo Students are celebrating reading in honor of Read Across America Week.  Students dressed as a character from their favorite book, and a character book parade commenced on the blacktop with staff and students participating.  The parade was led by Principal Bennett (also known as Amelia Bedelia) and Elementary Administrator Mrs. Carlson (Mrs. Who-son of Whoville).  Student characters included many favorites from Dr. Seuss: Cat in the Hat, Sneetches, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 to name just a few! Arroyo continues celebrating all week with guest readers in classrooms, a bookmark contest, and parents reading to children in the library.  The staff committee designed the week to engage students in reading and involve families in the fun.  The Arroyo community commemorates Read Across America Week!

Tennis Anyone?!
Meet our newest candidates for the 2025 U.S. Open and Wimbledon Tennis Tournaments.  The Tennis FUNdamentals are being introduced in our district thanks to our partnership with Pomona College, Think Together, and the City of Montclair.  This program involves two meetings a week for 4 weeks (8 sessions) for kinder through third grade students who are instructed by Pomona College students.  Additionally, students learn important life skills including nutrition, exercise, and character development. The goal of the program is to introduce our students to the sport of tennis; teach the fundamental skills and rules related to the sport of tennis; and foster life-long health and wellness.

Buena Vista Arts-integrated Magnet School Presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. the Musical

Buena Vista Arts-integrated Magnet School’s MPR was transformed into the village of Agrabah as the students integrated their singing, dancing, and acting eloquently across the stage and throughout the audience in the fantastic production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. the Musical. It was amazing to see the students in sync with their dance moves and vocal correctness. The stage presence of each character kept the musical flowing and lively. Read More...

Poster winner promoting water conservation

Corona Elementary School is proud to announce that 3rd Grade student, Summer Butarbutar, was chosen as a winner in a recent poster contest held by the Chino Basin Water Conservation District.  Summer was presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a check in the amount of $250 for her winning entry.  In addition to Summer’s individual prize, her teacher, Mrs. Karla Beaty, will be rewarded for her class’s participation with $1000 in educational materials to use in the classroom. Read More...

Recognizing our Student Mentors

The Board of Trustees recognized the Student Mentors and the excellent support they provide to our school sites, and most importantly, to our students.  The Student Mentor program was created in 2011, with the primary intent to promote positive relationships and healthy middle school campuses.  The program has grown and expanded to be district-wide.  Schools have experienced increasing attendance while reducing suspensions since the inception of the Mentor program.  Thank you Student Mentors!   Lead West Region Seth Davis and Lead East Region Mike Garcia;  Mentors: Ryan Escalante (De Anza Middle School); Juvenal Castillo (Oaks Middle School); Anthony Ross (Serrano Middle School); Johnny Dukes (Vernon Middle School); Eric Hernandez (Vina Danks Middle School); Christian Vargas-Rojas (Wiltsey Middle School).

OMSD Students Demonstrate Their O.U.T.S.T.A.N.D.I.N.G Skills
OMSD is committed to providing a world-class education to all students; and on Saturday, February 8th, 25 students proudly demonstrated the effects of that commitment at the 6th Annual OMSD Spelling Bee. Oaks Middle School hosted the event which showcased the school site Spelling Bee winners from each of the participating elementary and middle schools in the Ontario-Montclair School District and prepared them for the upcoming Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on March 1, 2014 at Mt. Sac. Following several rounds of a very challenging competition, Guadalupe Garcia, a 6th grade student at Richard E. Haynes Elementary, was named the winner. Read more...

OMSD Annual Science Fair 

The OMSD STEM Department hosted more than 400 students, families, community members, and staff at Oaks Middle School for the 5th Annual District Science Fair.  Two hundred projects were submitted by 18 school sites. Joel Greene, host of the T.V. Show Curiosity Quest, addressed the attendees and spoke about the importance of curiosity while he described how much he personally learned from being a part of his daughter’s science project this year. Twenty-two projects from OMSD students will be presented to the RIMS Science and Engineering Fair on April 2nd at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  Congratulations to all participants.

Congratulations Serrano Middle School!

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. in the school’s quad, students, staff, parents, district leaders, school board members and community members will celebrate the selection of Serrano Middle School as one of California’s 2014 Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage model middle schools.
Click here for OMSD's Press Release.
Click here for State Press Release

No Excuses University Network of Schools

Congratulations to Lehigh Elementary School for earning membership to the No Excuses University Network of Schools.  Lehigh earned the recognition by demonstrating a commitment to college readiness and through efforts ensure all children meet standards in reading, writing and math, no matter their challenges.

Gaining acceptance into the No Excuses University Network is a lengthy and time intensive process that involves in-depth staff development, careful instructional planning, and deliberate changes to the school environment.  Lehigh Elementary School took on that challenge and have become a No Excuses University School.

Click here to read the Press Release.

Oaks selected as an AVID demonstration school 

Oaks Middle School has been declared an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Demonstration School.  Oaks Middle School will be one of only four middle schools in San Bernardino County, and one of 60 middle schools internationally, who have earned this honorOn February 26th, Oaks had an AVID validation team conducted a final walk-through which concluded the 18 month process to become an AVID National Demonstration school. The AVID Center team interviewed students, parents, teachers, administrators and met with district officials. The AVID Validation team also visited numerous classrooms. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) was introduced to Oaks in 2006.  Congratulations Oaks Middle School students, staff, parents, and community.

Click here to read Press Release.

  First Annual “Excellence Campaign” Honoring OMSD Alumni

At the February 6th Board of Trustees meeting, 14 OMSD alumni were recognized as Models of Excellence for our students and community.  Models of Excellence recipients were recognized and celebrated for their service to the OMSD community, for exemplifying positive role models, and for continuing to inspire our students to succeed.

Click here to read our recipients' bios.
Click here for OMSD's Excellence Campaign Press Release.

Technology Planning for Common Core
The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) describe what students are expected to know and be able to do.  CCSS will require students to use technology to produce writing, analyze data, gather and present information using technology tools.  In preparation for the new standards, OMSD conducted an extensive process for creating a technology plan. This process included many meetings and conversations with various stakeholders such as teachers, administrators, parents,  and consultants. 

As part of the process, several surveys were conducted to gather information in the use of technology in the classrooms.  Click here to view survey results which were provided by OMSD teachers. The survey results were used as part of the planning process with the District Stakeholder Committee. The plan was adopted by the Ontario-Montclair School District Board of Trustees at the regular meeting held on Thursday, July 18, 2013.  Click here to view the Three Year Technology Master Plan.

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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