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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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  The 2014-15 School Year
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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!!!


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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