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School Counselors help students achieve school success and plan for a career.  They are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Ontario-Montclair School Board of Trustees designates February 2-6, 2015 School Counseling Week.    School Counseling Week is a great way to recognize School Counselors for the vital role that they play in the personal and academic development of our District’s children.

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.

OMSD Performing Arts Students Spread Holiday Cheer At The Annual Christmas on Euclid 2014

Students from the Ontario-Montclair School District enjoyed participating in the annual Christmas On Euclid Event on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  Some highlights were "Feliz Navidad" performed by the Wiltsey Middle School Advanced Band, "Santa's Angry Elves" performed by the District Elementary Honor Band, a fantastic (and complicated) 9 minute "Frozen" medley performed by the District Elementary Honor Choir, and several string and band seasonal highlights performed by De Anza students.  The students had such a great experience performing at the new Ontario Town Square amphitheater. 

Do You Want to be a Scientist?

Can you extract DNA from fruit? Can you determine the best soil composition for growing fruits and vegetables? The Wiltsey International Baccalaureate World School students learned these things during their annual Science Fair. Every Wiltsey student participated in this year’s event and there were over 500 project entries. There were so many projects that they could not all be displayed within the Multi-Purpose Room and additional rooms were needed. There was a large crowd for the Science Fair family night event where awards were presented to students in all three grade levels. The winners of the science fair will move onto the District Science Fair. Click here to see our winners.

Moreno AVID Academy is Making Their Mark

Moreno AVID Academy is making their mark with their commitment to AVID. Thank you to Montclair Police Department for the aerial photos. All 4th- 6th grade students participated in spelling out AVID while reading their books. The students were excited to show their school pride. A school wide Preschool – 6th grade AVID program is the focus at Moreno AVID Academy and students and staff are very proud. The level of commitment to the Advancement Via Individual Determination holds students to a high standard of organization and study skills in preparation for college and careers. Moreno AVID Academy students are making their mark for a better future.

Montera Students Jog for Joy… and Health!

On November 19, 2014 Montera Students dressed in jogging clothes and tennis shoes for a Jog-A-Thon event that focused on the rewards of a healthy lifestyle.  The purpose of the Jog-A-Thon was twofold:  To promote health and fitness for our students and it was a fundraiser for the school.

“When students did their laps, teachers, parents and support team members were there to cheer them on and support our school,” said Ms. Strait, Elementary Administrator of Montera.  “Our students had a great time while participating in a healthy activity.”   Read More...

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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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