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The Ontario-Montclair School District and OMSD TV are proud to present our first episode of the 2014-2015 school year. In this episode we visit the amazing De Anza Middle School and OMSD’s First Annual Cross-Country event. Our visit to De Anza takes us on a musical journey lead by principal Dr. Marco Villegas, De Anza staff and talented student body.  The cross-country event was a huge community success. The first heat was for our special needs students who were accompanied by OMSD staff.  Several heats followed for different grade levels and genders. The atmosphere was electric as each school competed for the inaugural crown.

 


Starting September 2014


Upcoming Events
Board of Trustees Meeting
Central Language Academy 
9/4/2014 7:00 PM
 
Board of Trustees Meeting
Central Language Academy
10/2/2014 7:00 PM
 
Board of Trustees Meeting
Central Language Academy
10/16/2014 7:00 PM
 
Greak Shake Out
All OMSD Schools
10/16/2014 8:00 PM
 
Board of Trustees Meeting
Central Language Academy
11/6/2014 7:00 PM
 
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Central Language Academy
11/20/2014 7:00 PM
 
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Buena Vista promotes health and wellness!

One of the four major focus areas at Buena Vista Arts-integrated School is to promote health and wellness in a safe and positive school environment.  This year, students have activity options to choose from before school that serves to meet individual needs while promoting physical activity.  Research shows that moderate to vigorous physical activity before learning helps students retain more information in the classroom. Students at Buena Vista are encouraged to begin their day with a healthy breakfast.  The breakfast program begins at 7:20 am every day.  This nutritious start to student’s day provides them the necessary energy to participate in our Morning Mile Club!  Read more...


OMSD Sprinkle Happiness Project

Euclid Elementary School started the year off with the Sprinkle Happiness Project. Volunteers and staff members dressed in bright yellow shirts and held up signs of encouragement as students entered the campus for their first day of school.

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OMSD Offers Sports and Activities

The Ontario-Montclair School District is proud to be able to offer athletics and activities that provide extra-curricular activities for all students. Throughout the school year, students can participate in flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and cross country.   Students will also have the opportunity to be involved in various activities during the school year thanks to our partnership with Think Together and the City of Montclair After School program.

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Sultana and Euclid Elementary Schools families are “Sprinkled with Happiness” 

Students and parents from Sultana and Euclid Elementary Schools (in the Ontario-Montclair School District) were met with a surprise on the first day of school when arriving on campus.  Dozens of community, district and school volunteers, all wearing yellow shirts, were scattered around the school holding powerful messages of love and support.  The organized event, known as a “Happiness Sprinkling”, was designed to welcome all families to the start of a wonderful new school year, and its impact was felt far and wide.

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Hawthorne is the third school in the OMSD IB World Program.

Hawthorne Elementary School students, staff and community have much to celebrate.   Hawthorne has become the third school in the Ontario-Montclair School District to become an International Baccalureate World Programme School.  Bon View Elementary School and Ray Wiltsey Middle recently received authorization as well.
After three years of commitment to developing an instructional program that is rigorous and relevant to the “real” world where learning is not confined within the boundaries of traditional subject areas, Hawthorne has set the bar high in developing students that are destined for success.

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“IB in Africa” - Wiltsey Staff and Students Modeling the IB Philosophy

In June 2014, ten Wiltsey staff members demonstrated how to be in action and how to make a difference when they traveled to Providence Children’s Home (PCH) in Kenya, Africa. Providence is a home for forty-six orphan girls, it operates a free community health clinic and has a school for five hundred fifty students, grades K-12. The Wiltsey staff members, along with twenty-five other participants, including spouses and children of the Wiltsey staff, started planning in early October 2013 for this trip. They met regularly to plan and raised $44,000 for their projects. Read more...


WILTSEY MIDDLE SCHOOL IB AUTHORIZED

For the past two years, the Wiltsey Middle School staff has worked tirelessly to meet the philosophy, aims and objectives of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP).  After sailing through their authorization visit, OMSD proudly announces that Wiltsey Middle School is now an official International Baccalaureate World School!

Wiltsey’s accreditation was approved without any corrections or conditions to their application.  Wiltsey is the second middle school in San Bernardino County to be IB Authorized. Congratulations to the Wiltsey Middle School community, staff, students, and community.
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Bon View IB Exhibition MMXIV

Bon View Elementary completed its first year as an International Baccalaureate World School. The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the elementary level of the IB education, which transitions to the Middle Years Programme and culminates in the Diploma Programme at the high school level. This past year Bon View sixth graders participated in a PYP culminating project known as Exhibition. Students were required to engage in a collaborative inquiry process that involved: identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. Read more...


Promise Scholars Signing Ceremony
Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD) participated in a signing ceremony that formally accepted the pledge from California State, Bakersfield to become a Promise Partner to ensure a place in college for all OMSD students and encourage students to pursue a higher education.

The “Promise Partner” education institutions, OMSD, Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Chaffey College, California State University, San Bernardino and now California State University, Bakersfield are committed to making college a reality for all OMSD students through the Promise Scholars program.
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Serrano Middle School Recognized Nationally as a School To Watch 

Serrano Middle School was one of 116 exemplary middle-grades schools nationally to be named a “School to Watch” as part of a recognition and improvement program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.   Recently, Board President Elvia M. Rivas and Board Trustee Maureen “Moe” Mendoza traveled with Serrano Middle School staff members to receive this national honor in Washington, DC. 

Congratulations to all of the Serrano Middle School community; you are indeed a “School to Watch”.

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Ontario-Montclair School District
At the 2014
Ontario Independence Day Parade


Meet our Grammy Music Educator Award 2014 nominee, Eufemio Escalante!

The GRAMMY and Recording Academy Foundation has published their 222 quarterfinalists for Music Educator Award.  Vina Danks Middle School Teacher Eufemio Escalante has been named a quarterfinalist! There were 7,000 initial nominations from all 50 states. The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (K – college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, this special award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony during GRAMMY Week 2015. Read more... 

Congratulations to Buena Vista Arts-integrated School

Congratulations to Buena Vista Arts-integrated School for receiving the Title I Academic Achievement Award for the 2013-14 school year.  The Title I Academic Achievement Award is given to schools receiving federal Title I funding.  To receive this distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California’s academic content standards.  Additionally, the school’s socioeconomically disadvantage students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years.  This is no easy task!!  Congratulations to the hardworking staff and students at Buena Vista Arts-integrated School!!!


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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