Colton City Council recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week with proclamation

At the June 7 Council meeting, the Colton City Council recognized teachers who live or work in the City of Colton. Following the observance of National Teachers Month. Councilman Dr. G (Dr. Luis S González) presented to the City Council four educators representing different class levels, who were in attendance at the ceremonial event. The individual recipients of this recognition for 2022 were Jennie Blinkinsop, fourth grade teacher, 26 years; Eva Heras, first grade teacher, 20 years; Miriam Borja, sixth grade teacher, 15 years; and Kenneth Tabor, band/choir teacher at Colton High School, 1 year. The presentation was planned for the June Council Meeting, just after the completion of the academic school year. “This was great timing,” smiled Kenneth Tabor, who just completed his first year of teaching. Teachers, families, and special guests, including Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) administrators were in attendance while Dr. G read the teachers’ names. He also explained that this annual recognition began in 2016, and formally recognizes the value and importance of teachers in the City of Colton. During the presentation, Dr. G commented “Colton Teacher Appreciation Day is

Colton High School announces Friday night football fairs and garners new inflatable tunnel

At last week’s council meeting, Colton Joint Unified School District Board Member Dan Flores and Colton High School Principal John Abbott thanked the community for Colton high’s new inflatable tunnel before announcing a desire for Friday night fairs during football season. Flores opened the presentation by saying, “Colton is about family; Colton is about community.” He then followed up his statement by highlighting the relationship between the district and its community.  “Colton High School, Colton Middle School and all of our elementary schools have had a wonderful relationship with their neighborhoods and community,” said Flores.  “And whenever we needed help, a call would go out, and citizens, businesses, and community members would step up and answer that call,” he added. Flores then explained the Colton high students’ request for a school-owned inflatable tunnel, but there wasn’t enough room in the budget to make it happen.  “At the time, it wasn’t in the budget, and it’s not something we can afford through the district or the school itself,” said Flores.  With the school and district unable to provide the funding for the tunnel, parents, businesses, and