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The Ontario-Montclair School District and OMSD TV are proud to present our second episode of the 2014-2015 school year. In this episode we visit Lehigh Elementary School who was recently accepted in the No Excuses University (NEU) Network of Schools last year. Lehigh takes us on a journey into the future where we get to see how No Excuses University helped our students realize their dreams.

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Congratulations to the Arroyo Community for their Recent Authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School!

Arroyo is pleased to offer the IB Primary Years Programme to students and families in the Ontario-Montclair School District and beyond.    Arroyo teachers have been planning, writing and implementing their IB units of study, which encourage students to inquire and critically think about the world in which we live.  Action is an important component of the IB Programme, and students have been engaged in taking positive action in our community and beyond.  Recently, Arroyo fourth and fifth grade students participated in a field study about water waste. They created an action plan for water conservation and implemented changes in a neighborhood yard and garden, presenting their plan to the homeowners. Read more...

Montclair Police Department Educates Buena Vista Scholars on Bike Safety

Aligning to one of our school focus areas of “promoting health and wellness” Buena Vista scholars and families participated in a wonderful bicycle safety class, organized and sponsored by the Montclair Police Department. Students brought their bikes to school and were engaged in a video and presentation on bicycle safety. Following the presentation, each scholar was fitted and provided a free helmet and bicycle light. Directed by the police officers, students rode around a track on their bikes and practiced proper bicycle safety techniques. A big thank you to the Montclair Police Department for such a fun and informative event, and being such a great partner!

Congratulations De Anza Middle School

The De Anza Middle School community came together to celebrate the announcement of De Anza being named a “Schools to Watch --  Taking Center Stage” Model Middle School.  De Anza is one of only seven schools in the state of California to receive this recognition.  De Anza will be formally recognized in Sacramento in February and will showcase their accomplishments during the California League of Schools’ Annual Conference.  Congratulations De Anza Middle School Community!!! 

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Lehigh Elementary Welcomes Philadelphia Eagles NFL Player, Josh Andrews!

On Friday January 30th Lehigh hosted former student, Josh Andrews. Josh was a Lehigh student 14 years ago. He went on to graduate with a degree in Sociology from Oregon State University and now is an NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles. Josh returned to his former elementary school, Lehigh to inspire students. The assembly he spoke at was the monthly character trait assembly where students are celebrated for John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success Character Traits and their performance in Accelerated Reader. Read more...


Kindness Matters

El Camino Elementary School this week celebrated the culmination of their Kindness Matters Week with a Super Hero Assembly.  All week El Camino School promoted the idea of a bully free campus.  Student Mentor Antonio Casillas gave presentations to various classes.  Students learned the true definition of what bullying is and how they could promote kindness. The whole school took the pledge to be bully free as they helped create the Kindness Matters banner that hung in the front of the school.  Each day staff and students worked on creating a positive atmosphere for all to learn including dressing up with a different theme to promote Kindness.  On Friday students came as their favorite super heroes because “Real Heroes are Bully Free”. El Camino Cougars will continue to work to make every week a Kindness Matters week!

Stick to Studies - Moreno Elementary School Challenge

This year, students across the district are taking the SRI – the Scholastic Reading Inventory – a computerized test of reading skills. At the beginning of the year, 168 Moreno students scored basic or higher on the test. Principal Amy D’Andrea challenged the students to set goals, work hard, and raise that number – and when they did (up to 204 students scoring basic or above, a 10% increase), she paid up! Each student who took the test was given a strip of duct tape, and collectively they taped Mrs. D’Andrea to the brick wall in front of school! Students came ready with some funny jokes, saying, “Hang in there!” and, “Hope you can STICK AROUND a while!” Now Moreno staff and students challenge the students at the other schools in the district to raise THEIR scores on the next SRI, and if you do we challenge your principals to the DUCT TAPE DARE!

Hawthorne Elementary Welcomes #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Brandon Mull!

Hawthorne International Baccalaureate World School was honored to welcome Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. He has also earned the bestselling author title for USA TODAY, and The Wall Street Journal for the Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop War series. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students gathered to hear Brandon share his message about how “Imagination Can Take You Places.” 

He explained about how a book gets from the imagination, to pencil and paper, to the word processor, to the editor and then published for the public to read.  He encouraged students to pull from their personal experience, add some imagination and create their own stories!  He spoke to them about how important it is to hold onto their dreams, and to not let rejection halt their pursuit of them as he worked many years before he was able to publish his first book.  He commented that, “Sometimes it takes many years, and a lot of patience and persistence before a dream can come true.”  

Kingsley Elementary Spreads Kindness and Compassion

Kingsley Elementary kicked off this morning with a little cheer. Students and parents were surprised to see staff members dressed in yellow shirts scattered around holding signs. The organized event, known as “Week of Kindness and Compassion”, was designed to welcome all families with powerful messages of love and support.


2014 Reindeer Run is a Tremendous Success!!

On Saturday, December 13th, approximately 2,000 participants took part in the 2014 Reindeer Run benefitting the Promise Scholars Program!  The day began with the Rudolph Dash for children, followed by the 5K run for both runners and walkers.  This year’s winning team “Fast Food” was represented by the OMSD’s Food and Nutrition Department!

Congratulations to Norma Lopez of Hesperia who won the beautiful new Kia Soul which was donated by Allstar Kia.

The City of Ontario staff, along with Promise Scholars volunteers,  did an outstanding job in producing this event for the community, and most importantly, our students!!

Welcome and Congratulations Board of Trustees

At the December 11th Organizational Board Meeting, Dr. Michael C. Flores and Mr. Alfonso Sanchez were administered the Oath of Office along with re-elected members Elvia M. Rivas and Samuel Crowe.  

Congratulations to OMSD’S 2015 Board of Trustees:  President Maureen “Moe” Mendoza; Vice President Samuel Crowe; Clerk Alfonso Sanchez; and Members Michael C. Flores and Elvia M. Rivas.

OMSD Students Perform at Montclair Plaza

On Saturday Dec 13th, OMSD elementary music groups performed at Montclair Plaza as part of the yearly Holiday entertainment. The Elementary Honor Band and Choir, made up of students from almost all the OMSD elementary schools performed Holiday music for parents and shoppers. Directing the groups were our own Ontario-Montclair School District Music Teachers; Daniel Salcido, Doug Elkins and David Moody.  The event showcased 100 student musicians from Haynes, Moreno, Sultana, Lincoln, Montera and Vineyard.

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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