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Education

Sign up for this year’s Colton Joint Unified College and Career Fair

Applications are now being accepted from business, non-profit and government organizations wanting to participate in the Third Annual Colton Joint Unified School District College and Career Fair, to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Gonzales Community Center, 670 Colton Ave. in Colton.

This popular event is a collaborative effort of the Colton Joint Unified School District and City of Colton with sponsorship from the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Omnitrans, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and Horace Mann Insurance (Marcos Mata Agency).

Businesses, government organizations, and non-profits are invited to participate by sharing career pathway information with students. This is an informational-only opportunity and no sales of any kind will be allowed. A table and chairs will be provided to all accepted participants at no cost.

The fair has become a popular tradition in Colton, with the district’s first two annual events each drawing more than 3,000 in attendance. The College and Career Fair features more than 100 booths representing colleges, universities, technical/trade schools and career pathways. The event also features workshops on how to pay for college and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Fun, hands-on activities will allow younger students to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) fields.

Space is very limited, so those interested are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. To request a spot, please register using the Google form at http://bit.ly/2018CollegeandCareerBusiness

For more information, please contact CJUSD Communications Specialist Jacquie Paul at 909-580-6502 or Jacquie_Paul@cjusd.net.

 

 

World-conquering Redlands team wraps up its Destination Imagination career

A group of Redlands High School seniors recently wrapped up a world-class eight-year run in the annual international Destination Imagination science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics competition.

The team finished in the top 10 in all eight of their trips to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., including four world championships. This year’s tournament included 1,400 teams from 38 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and 19 countries, including Australia, China, Indonesia and Qatar.

Next stop for Devin Guevara, Nate Linares, Brian McBride, Harrison McDonald, Ian McMahon and Selorm Quarshie? College.

Destination Imagination is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) challenges.

“These students have worked so hard and accomplished so much this year in our annual competition,” said Michele Tuck-Ponder, Interim CEO for Destination Imagination. “When you get more than 8,000 of the brightest young minds in the world putting their talents on display, it really is awe-inspiring. Every year, we get to see the future leaders in STEAM, and I’m always amazed with what they produce.”

The team from Redlands, working this year under the name Capital Funishment, finished ninth in their Technical Challenge, presenting a fully autonomous vehicle that could navigate a randomly selected maze using sensors, coding and mathematics.

For more information about Destination Imagination and what it does year-round to advance learning in the STEAM fields, visit http://www.destinationimagination.org.

 

Countywide Teacher Recruitment Fair Set For April 14

More than 25 school districts and institutes of higher education are scheduled to participate in the annual San Bernardino Countywide Teacher Recruitment Fair that will be held April 14 at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.

The event is a collaboration between the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) and the California Teachers Association with 23 county school districts and a Regional Occupational Program participating. In addition, three local colleges and universities will have representatives at the event, which will be held in the Valencia Room at the National Orange Show (930 S. Arrowhead Ave. at Gates 8 and 9) between 9 a.m. and noon on April 14.

Recruitment for applicant teachers is for all grade levels — as well as subject areas — of K-12 education, and districts may hold interviews on site. For applicants to register online for the event, go to: https://sbcss.k12oms.org/66-146014 .

Among the districts and ROP scheduled to have representatives at the event include: Adelanto; Apple Valley; Baldy View ROP; Barstow; Chaffey; Chino Valley; Colton; Etiwanda; Fontana; Hesperia; Morongo; Mountain View;; Oro Grande; Redlands; Rialto; Rim of the World; San Bernardino City; SBCSS; Snowline; Upland; Victor Elementary; Victor Valley; and Yucaipa-Calimesa.

Among higher education institutions participating, they are: Barstow Community College, Cal State San Bernardino and University of Redlands.

For more information about the Teacher Recruitment Fair, call 909.386.9570.

New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary of the Fontana Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center for the 3rd Annual New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary.  Once again, thousands of new books will be available for patrons for the very first time.  Be among the first to crack open one of these wonderful new titles.  Come and celebrate literacy and meet Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America, and Spider Man. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Come see the Batmobile, a fire engine, or a police car up close. Build memories in the Jumbo Block play area, make fun crafts, enjoy face painting and balloon artists, dance to a live DJ, and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The 3rd Annual Fontana New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Come to the Library Luau at the Highland Library branch

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Highland Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center for a Library Luau.  Don’t forget to take pictures with Moana. Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, face painter, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Library Luau will take place on Tuesday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center is at 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

San Bernardino County Library hosts Cover to Cover Club

The San Bernardino County Library is partnering with In-N-Out Burger again this year to promote reading among children this spring. The Cover to Cover program kicks off on Saturday, March 3 and will run through Saturday, April 14. This program will encourage students to read in all communities across the county.

To participate in this program, visit any of the 32 San Bernardino County Branch Libraries to sign up. Participants must be between the ages of 4 and 12, and a parent or guardian will need to sign to acknowledge reading accomplishments. For every five books read, an achievement award and voucher for a free hamburger or cheeseburger will be issued. Each child may earn a total of three awards and vouchers for the duration of the program.

In support of the Countywide Vision’s Vision2Read literacy campaign, this program will help to improve literacy among children ages 4 to 12, with the help of incentives, by inspiring an excitement to read, providing achievement goals,  and encouraging a reading routine.

The San Bernardino County Library system is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serve a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County Library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision, by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County Library system, please visit sbclib.org or call (909) 387-2220.

Show a Vision2Read by participating in Read Across America

Schools and libraries throughout San Bernardino County are holding Read Across America celebrations from March 1 to March 11.

Reading at grade level by third grade is one of the greatest predictors of children’s success in school, their likelihood of going to college, and their future earning potential. In San Bernardino County, we have a need to improve reading proficiency in our students. Sixty-two percent of San Bernardino County third graders do not meet State English language arts/literacy standards, scoring lower than their peers in neighboring Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange counties in the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test. Vision2Read is a campaign designed to help improve literacy throughout San Bernardino County by connecting people to literacy programs.

If you decide to participate at a Read Across America event, tell us what book you plan to read in the comments section below.

Also, don’t forget to use the hashtags #Vision2Read and #ReadAcrossAmerica if you post on social media.

Finally, if you are looking for your local library branch to find Read Across America events in San Bernardino County visit www.sbclib.org or  www.Vision2Read.com on the Resources page.

 

Come out to the Superhero Event at the Chino Hills Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Chino Hills James S. Thalman Library to embrace their inner heroes at this Superhero event.  Have an amazing experience and meet Captain America, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, face painting, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Superhero event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

Join the San Bernardino County Library System as we attempt to meet our yearlong campaign goal of ONE MILLION circulations!

The Chino Hills James S. Thalman Library is at 14020 City Center Drive in Chino Hills.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Celebrate the holiday season at the County Library

Residents are invited to celebrate the holiday season at the San Bernardino County Library. Meet favorite characters, including Santa Claus.  Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and more.

These events are another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read.  Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out during the events earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The San Bernardino County Library Holiday Events will take place in the following locations:

  • Dec. 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. The Lewis Library & Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.

 

  • Dec. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. The James S. Thalman Library, 14020 City Center Drive in Chino Hills

 

  • Dec. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Avenue in Hesperia

 

  • Dec. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center, 7863 Central Avenue in Highland

For more holiday events and additional information, please visit sbclib.org or contact your local branch library.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org or call (909) 387-2220.

Regional Trainer of Trainers training sessions begin this week

Regional Trainer of Trainers training sessions beginning this week will provide the necessary tools and resources to help raise the bar for literacy in San Bernardino County using the Footsteps2Brilliance program. Click on the image of the flyer for more information.

Footsteps2Brilliance is a transformative pre-k through 3rd grade literacy solution that utilizes mobile technology to connect school, home, and the community for academic success. Through the San Bernardino County Footsteps2Brilliance Literacy Partnership with San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, San Bernardino County Preschool Services, First 5 San Bernardino, and Children’s Fund, all children in San Bernardino County ages 0-5 have access to Footsteps2Brilliance free of charge.

Join Vision2Read and learn about the Footsteps2Brilliance early literacy program and how you can support the Countywide Vision2Read Initiative in your community.

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