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.
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.
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.