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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. 

Mr. Eufemio Escalante began teaching at Vina Danks Middle School over six years ago in the fall of 2008. As a new teacher, his goal was to restructure and expand the music department, taking into account its great past and hoping to expand its future. After a few years of recruiting and bringing the community together, both the bands and orchestras were doubled in size, along with initiating a project with an afterschool mariachi.  Eventually, teachers, students and parent boosters also helped to create the Folklorico of Vina Danks a new dance class.

Mr. Escalante you are a shining star – Congratulations!!




Ontario-Montclair School District's
First Annual Cross Country Event

If you were in the neighborhood of the District office on May 6, 2014, you may have seen 275 students racing through the streets during our inaugural OMSD Cross Country Event.  With the assistance and collaboration of the City of Ontario Public Works and the Ontario Police Department, General and Special Education students in grades 6 - 8 from eight different schools participated in the fabulous 3k race. The day began with a kick-off race for our wonderful OMSD students with special needs.  Students were escorted by District office staff who joined them in the race.     Each one of these students received a medal for completing the course. Four more competitive heats followed the kick-off race.  Medals were presented to the top six finishers in each race.   Overall times were accumulated and Oaks Middle School took first place, Vernon Middle School was awarded second place, while Vina Danks Middle School took home the third place plaque. This fantastic Cross Country Event was coordinated by the OMSD Aspiring Administrators Group Melissa Scotti, Stacia Neer, and Wanda Rhodes, with the assistance of Wayne Bradley. I would like to thank all staff who participated in making this exceptional event a special day for all the students!

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!!!


Recognizing our Student Mentors

The Board of Trustees recognized the Student Mentors and the excellent support they provide to our school sites, and most importantly, to our students.  The Student Mentor program was created in 2011, with the primary intent to promote positive relationships and healthy middle school campuses.  The program has grown and expanded to be district-wide.  Schools have experienced increasing attendance while reducing suspensions since the inception of the Mentor program.  Thank you Student Mentors!   Lead West Region Seth Davis and Lead East Region Mike Garcia;  Mentors: Ryan Escalante (De Anza Middle School); Juvenal Castillo (Oaks Middle School); Anthony Ross (Serrano Middle School); Johnny Dukes (Vernon Middle School); Eric Hernandez (Vina Danks Middle School); Christian Vargas-Rojas (Wiltsey Middle School).


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