Colton’s Yellowjacket Band Kicks off New School Year with Car Wash

On June 29, about 40 students from Colton High School’s Yellowjacket Band gathered around Band Director Aron Campbell to kick off the new season with a fundraising event. With the school year approaching, the band members organized a car wash to raise funds for essential musical equipment and supplies. “The costs of operating a band are high,” said Campbell. “Our students and their parents have to chip in and help with raising money so that we can have a successful season.” The summer car wash proved to be a simple, enjoyable, and effective way to raise money and increase awareness of the band program. “We wanted to raise money for the band program,” said Brenda Uriarte, a volunteer parent and President of the Band Boosters. Uriarte, along with other parents, helped organize the students into groups to efficiently handle the car wash process. The event saw participation from both upperclassmen and new members, fostering teamwork and camaraderie. Over 120 cars visited the car wash at Hubbs Gym, including a notable appearance by Dr. G, the former Band Director and current City Council Member, who brought

Kaiser Permanente Awards Scholarships to RUSD CTE Students

Kaiser Permanente generously awarded 14 Career Technical Education (CTE) students in the Teach Rialto Program with $2,000 scholarship checks during the June 12, 2024, Board of Education Meeting. These Eisenhower High School students gained invaluable real-world experience through the program by teaching in RUSD classrooms, a rewarding experience accompanied by a significant financial boost. Ramesh Mahadeva, Chief Nurse Executive, Ontario Medical Center, Martha Valencia, Community Health Manager, and Daniel Enz, Manager, Government and Community Relations, represented Kaiser Permanente at the televised Board meeting, assisting the RUSD Board of Education and Acting Superintendent Dr. Ed D’Souza in recognizing the students’ hard work with certificates and scholarships. The scholarship student recipients are Natalie Ahedo, Jennifer Covarrubias, Aiyana Quintero,Fatima Rodriguez, Regina Santana Garcia, Fatima Urena, Lily Wendt, Amber Gurrola, LizzetteMendez, Jada Jimenez, Dulce Cisneros, Isabela Escoto, Raylene Gutierrez, and Lunah Rangel. “The generous scholarships provided by Kaiser Permanente will not only ease some of our students’ financial burdens but also inspire them to continue their journey in education and beyond,” said Acting RUSD Superintendent Dr. Ed D’Souza. “This partnership exemplifies the positive impact that community support can have

Riverside Montessori Academy Celebrates WASC Accreditation & New Playground with First-Ever Community Open House

This summer marks a historic moment for Riverside Montessori Academy (RIVMA) as it hosts its first-ever public Open House events. Scheduled for July 24 and July 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, these events will take place at both their Pachappa and Indiana locations. The Open House events provide a unique opportunity for the entire community to discover the vibrant educational environment that has been a cornerstone of Riverside for nearly four decades. For 38 years, RIVMA has been more than just a school; it has been a nurturing space where young minds flourish and families find a supportive community. The upcoming Open House events will offer a glimpse into what makes the academy unique. Visitors will have the chance to meet dedicated staff, explore classrooms, and learn about the Montessori approach that has successfully shaped thousands of young learners from Riverside and neighboring communities. The community Open House events are in celebration of two recent and significant achievements for the school.  RIVMA recently earned accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) this past Spring, affirming its commitment to excellence in