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For World Kindness Day (Nov. 13), Rolling Ridge Elementary students Hannah Chaix and Madeline Clark write their names on a Kindness Starts with Me poster at the Chino Hills school. Students, teachers and administrators took the pledge to be kind and also wrote acts of kindness on a 500-piece…

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The Chino High 77th Calvary Marching Band and Pageantry picked up several top awards earlier this month. The band earned sweepstakes awards in percussion, music performance, visual, general effect and overall tournament champion award at the John North High Blue Star Classic Field Show Tourn…

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Don Lugo High engineering teacher Brian Engstrom (left) gives English teacher William Crisafi a Volunteer of the Year award at a VEX Robotics tournament held last month at the high school. Robotics tournaments are run solely by volunteers. Don Lugo will hold its final tournament of the schoo…

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Fifth grade students perform “Aladdin Kids” before students, teachers and school families Nov. 7 at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School in Chino. Teacher Nuria Davis directs her classes in a different children’s theater production each year.  

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Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts charter school in Chino Hills is holding a Kids Entrepreneur Fair, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in front of the Chino Hills Library, 14000 City Center Drive.  The students will be selling items that they made.

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Time-traveling “back to the 1980s” was the theme of Chino High’s 2019 homecoming Sept. 27.  Homecoming court members are (from left) Miguel Contreras, Riley Taylor, Pedro Aguilar, King Jonathan Ruvalcava-Sanchez, Queen Emily Portillo, Alex Paniagua, Chasity Tosha and Hannah Matos. Chino High…

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Volunteer tutors are available at the Chino Branch Library for free tutoring. English-speaking adults are matched with tutors and meet once a week in the library for reading, English and spelling help, 13180 Central Avenue. 

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The Chino Valley School District’s Measure G Citizens Oversight Committee will receive a report from staff on school facilities projects at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the district office, 5130 Riverside Drive, Chino. 

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Open enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 6 for parents of students in the Chino Valley school district who wish to transfer their children to a school that is different from their assigned school. Information: student support services department, 628-1201.

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Chino Valley school district parents have until Friday, Nov. 8 to share feedback in a School Quality Parent Survey available on the school district website, chino.k12.ca.us.   

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An event to inform families of elementary and middle school students about alternative high schools in the area, including independent, public, private, charter and hybrid programs, will be held at Damien High, 2280 Damien Ave., La Verne, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.

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The Chino Valley school board awarded contracts Oct. 17 of more than $5.6 million for construction of a one-story science building at Ramona Junior High in Chino. Low bid contracts were awarded to Inland Building Construction Co. in the amount of $1.4 million for structural and  site concret…

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A contract of $1.3 million to add ten portable classrooms and a lunch shelter at Cal Aero Preserve Academy was awarded by the Chino Valley school board Oct. 17 to JM Builders, Inc.  The board approved the portables last year to accommodate population growth in South Chino. The district is pl…

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A change order from Miller Construction added $48,459 to the cost of modernization projects at Litel, Oak Ridge and Howard Cattle Elementary schools.  With a previously awarded change order of $54,319, the total cost of these projects increased to $1,464,778.

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Alterations to HVAC upgrades in the Ayala High kitchen and gym resulted in a reduction of $52,318 and a decrease in the total project cost from $645,500 to $618,400.

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The Chino Valley school board will meet at 6 p.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 5.  The board voted last month to move meetings up one hour earlier from the previous start time of 7 p.m.  School board meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays, 5130 Riverside Drive, Chino. 

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School board member Christina Gagnier has announced the dates, but not the locations, of her next three informal meetings with community members. Community Coffees with Christina will be held Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12 and 10:30 to noon on Nov. 16. 

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The Measure G Citizens Oversight Committee will receive a report from district staff on school facilities projects at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The meeting at 5130 Riverside Drive in Chino is open to the public.

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Many parents of Chino Valley district students complained on social media last week after they had received multiple notifications from the district about the same event. 

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The Chino Valley school board on Aug. 15 awarded an $83,000 bid to Moreno Brothers Distributing for bread products for the school district. Three bids had been received. The board also awarded a bid for fresh produce products in the amount of $83,000 to Loewy Enterprises dba Sunrise Produce.…

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The following items have been named as obsolete or surplus property for sale or disposal by the district. 

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The Chino Valley school board on Aug. 15 approved four “piggyback” contracts, allowing it to take advantage of lower priced contracts enacted by other agencies. 

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School resource officers and district staff will present information on drug abuse trends, social media, technology and mental health at a Parent Information Forum, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 28) at Chino High, 5472 Park Place. A light dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. and free childcar…

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The Chino Valley school board on Aug. 15 approved the appointments of Gabriel Ramirez as assistant principal of Don Lugo High in Chino, Vanessa Freedman as assistant principal of Butterfield Ranch Elementary in Chino Hills, Linda Mackessy as assistant principal of Ayala High in Chino Hills a…

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The Chino Valley school district is offering a free, six-week education program for parents and caregivers of children and teens who have symptoms of or have been diagnosed with a mental illness such as ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. 

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The school district is seeking applications from qualified volunteers for a new Committee for the Arts intended to expand the arts for all students.

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Woodcrest Junior High in Ontario has been designated a Microsoft Showcase School for the second year in a row and is one of five school sites in California to receive this distinction. 

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The district has amended several items in its long-term contract with Tesla Energy Operations, Inc., formerly known as Solar City Corporation.

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The school district will pay $20,000 as part of a contract with Leading Edge Learning Center to provide tutoring services to foster youth this school year.  

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The district will pay $25,200 to Emergency Management Safety Partners for consulting services to assist with the school district’s Comprehensive School Safety Plans and Emergency Management programs. 

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Claire Burris, a teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary in Chino Hills, retired this month after 29 years of service to the Chino Valley Unified School District. Deborah Prough, a special education teacher at E.J. Marshall Elementary in Chino, retired in June after 15 years with the district.

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The Chino Valley school district’s first Parent Information Forum of the 2019-20 school year will include information about drug abuse trends, social media, technology issues and mental health resources at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the multipurpose room at Chino High, 5472 Park Place. 

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The school year ends on Thursday, May 30 for all Chino Valley schools on traditional school calendar and at Cal Aero Preserve Academy for junior high students only.  

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Tickets are required for entry to the Chino Valley district high school graduation ceremonies to be held at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.

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The school board awarded on May 2 a low bid contract of $187,400 to TSR Construction to expand the parking lot at Walnut Avenue Elementary in Chino. The work will begin in the next few weeks and is expected to be completed before school starts in mid-August.

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Ayala High is hosting a Latin Jazz Dinner at 6 p.m. today (Saturday, May 18) with jazz ensembles from Ayala, Chino Hills and Rowland high schools, professional trumpet player Serafin Aguilar and a Latin dance instructor. 

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The school board approved on May 16 a textbook for Advanced Placement English 11 for language and composition, Language of Composition. Bedford/Saint Martin’s, 2018.  

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Chino Valley school board will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18 at 5130 Riverside Drive, Chino.

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Students who represented Chino High on the San Bernardino County Student Advisory Panel during a recent presentation to county school board members and politicians on solutions to problems that affect local teens are shown, not in order, Vincent Hamby, Joselyn Ayala, Christina Gurule, Noah N…

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Chino Valley district schools will be closed next week for spring break and will also close on Monday, April 19. 

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Don Lugo High is seeking United States veterans of all military branches to be interviewed by junior year students at the school’s annual “We Remember Veterans” event on Wednesday, April 17.