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Open house wraps up Fire Prevention Week, teaches fire safety

By Yazmin Alvarez As last weekend wrapped up Fire Prevention Week, Rialto firefighters say fire prevention and safety, especially…

Parent Institute dedicated in honor of longtime parent volunteer

By Yazmin Alvarez The late Curtis T. Winton was recognized last week when the Rialto Unified School District dedicated…

RUSD goes global with visit from Chinese educators

By Yazmin Alvarez The Rialto Unified School District experienced international education when four teachers from China visited Helen L….

Residents beat the heat at cooling centers

By Yazmin Alvarez The heat may be giving residents a break now but last week’s triple-digit temperatures prompted officials…

Pilot program builds vocabulary masters at Rialto High

By Yazmin Alvarez Ask students from Jennifer Johnston’s Advanced Placement English course at Rialto High School what it takes…

Re-entry program readies former offenders for workforce

By Yazmin Alvarez Dozens of former offenders walked in to Rialto’s Community Center earlier this week ready to start…

Residents express concerns over Measure Y, potential tax increase

By Yazmin Alvarez Officials with the Rialto Unified School District discussed the voter-approved Measure Y and the possibility of…

Rialto police, fire remember 9/11

By Yazmin Alvarez A large American flag hanging half-staff from a fire truck and 403 white wooden crosses lining…

Casey Elementary principal, district board member accept ice bucket challenge

By Yazmin Alvarez Out on the playground in nearly triple-digit temperatures, Casey Elementary School Principal George Bennett and district…

Residents stay cool with Summer Fun at Market Night

By Yazmin Alvarez When it gets hot, locals know how to beat the heat in Rialto. The city’s recent…

Operation Chill: Rialto police issue kids Slurpee ‘tickets’ for good behavior

By Yazmin Alvarez Officers cruising the streets will be on the lookout to ticket youngsters over the next few…

Golfers tee off for Rialto youth programs

By Yazmin Alvarez Golfers hitting the green at Shandin Hills Golf Club recently did more than put the day…

RUSD teaches safety first at inaugural event

By Yazmin Alvarez Raquel Olivas doesn’t ride the bus to school, but after attending Rialto Unified’s first-ever safety fair…

Bike rodeo rounds up safety for young riders

By Yazmin Alvarez The Rialto community is making sure young cyclists stay safe on the road. Healthy Rialto —…

‘Class of 2014′ celebrated success with selfies, smiles

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Eisenhower High School ASB President, Giovanni "Gio" Ayala, said he could not leave the stage Sunday without a "selfie" with him and Ike principal, Scott Sparks.Rialto’s five high schools graduated their 2014 classes this weekend at ceremonies held at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Filled with balloons, cheers and happy tears, thousands of friends, families and peers gathered in celebration of hard work…

Rialto science teacher takes on American Ninja Warrior

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Keita Kashiwagi, a teacher at Jehue Middle School, competed in the sixth season of American Ninja Warrior. Kashiwagi is known by students as the "Teaching Ninja."Who needs Isaac Newton when you have Keita Kashiwagi? That was the question announcers raised as 39-year-old Kashiwagi, of Rancho Cucamonga, moved through obstacle courses at the Venice Qualifiers for American Ninja Warrior’s sixth-season. The opener aired May 26 on…

RUSD opens doors to newest First 5 Full Day Preschool classroom, enrollment begins soon

As the school year comes to an end many teachers are preparing for their summer break, but for educators at a recently opened school site in Rialto, preparations for the next school year just started. An open house celebrating the… Read more →

 

Local restaurants to highlight best dishes at Taste of Rialto

Dozens lined up to delve into dishes from local restaurants during last year's Taste of Rialto. This year's event is set June 5.If you missed last year’s Taste of Rialto, or if you’re just hungry for more, slide that belt notch one over because the food lover’s event is back. The Rialto Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city will host…

Rialto High School earns “Top School”

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<p>Students from Rialto High School were recognized for volunteering more than 10,000 hours of community service work, earning RHS Inland Center Mall's "Teens Make a Difference" "Top School" award May 8.It was a first-ever victory for Rialto High School last week after dozens of students who have committed themselves to service helped bring home a trophy recognizing the campus as a “Top School” in student volunteer efforts. The top honor…

Shoe donation helps Rialto students put best foot forward for summer

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<p>Preston Elementary School Principal, Robin McMillon, helps a student put on his new shoes donated through Santa Claus Inc.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Rialto Unified School district received 4,000 pairs of shoes as part of the donation to be distributed to elementary and middle students.While triple-digit temperatures make Christmas nowhere in sight, Santa and his elves are still hard at work making every season, especially for Rialto students and area youngsters. Elementary and middle schoolers in the Rialto Unified School District were among thousands…

Students put on a show at inaugural “Jazz Through the Ages” showcase

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<p>The Eisenhower Jazz Choir helped open the show at the inaugural "Jazz Through the Ages" showcase April 30.It was a packed house last Wednesday evening inside Rialto High School’s theater as area students took center stage for the first-ever “Jazz Through the Ages” showcase. The musical variety, which featured student talents from five area schools, was presented…

Rialto neighborhood to benefit from healthy lifestyle grant

Families in one of Rialto’s underprivileged neighborhoods will get some much needed after school tutoring and mentoring thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation. The contribution will help fund The Leaven Program, an onsight nonprofit center at Quail…

RUSD marks 10th annual “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

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<p>Ahlana Ruiz of Hughbanks Elementary received a standing ovation for her rendition of Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep" April 26 at Puttin' on the Ritz.A decade’s worth of student talent was celebrated Saturday night at the annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Fine Arts Gala, benefiting the Rialto Unified School District. As the event showcased 11 new student acts–featuring everything from song and dance to…

Rialto Market Night is back!

Rialto Market Night returns for its second season next week and is expected to be bigger and better this time around. From locally grown fruits and veggies to various types of vendors, offering food, unique items and plenty more, this…

First graders dive into “Stewie the Duck” Water Safety program

Rialto Fire Department and its feathered friend, Stewie the Duck, were on deck Monday at Merle S. Casey Elementary School kicking off an annual drowning prevention program and ensuring youngsters soaked up the ABC’s of water safety. The program, “Stewie…

Rialto Re-entry program offers resources for former offenders 

Rialto police are seeing success with the re-entry of ex-offenders into society after forming a support team to help bridge the gap between former inmates, employers and community resources readily available to them. The effort–Rialto Re-Entry Support Team–offers a monthly…

Rialto USD opens registration for free First 5 Preschool

Registration is available for a free First 5 Preschool offered at several Rialto USD sites.In an effort to push for early childhood development, Rialto Unified School District through a partnership with First 5 San Bernardino, is offering a free preschool program for Rialto and neighboring community residents. The program, First 5 Preschool, is a…

Rialto safety event teaches drowning prevention

Hundreds of Rialto residents plunged into safety this weekend during the annual Drowning Prevention and Safety Day. The Saturday event at the Rialto Racquet & Fitness Center offered free swim lessons to children and families, water safety demonstrations and instructions…

Rialto Historical Society keeps history alive through monthly lecture series

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As a city with more than a century-old history, Rialto has plenty of pasts to uncover. And to help discover the years before, the Rialto Historical Society is bringing in some special guests for its monthly lunch speaker series set…

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Photo by Yazmin Alvarez Daniel Harris is being called a hero after saving fourth-grader, Maya Norman . Trapp Elementary custodian honored for saving student’s life

Call Daniel Harris a hero and he’ll modestly accept the compliment.

Ask everyone at Trapp Elementary School, members of the Rialto Unified School Board and mother of 10-year-old Maya Norman and they’ll all say “he’s a lifesaver.” Harris, a custodian…

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Students from Colton Middle School prepare to race balloon cars as part of the Fuel for Success program sponsored by Shell Oil.Shell-Pennzoil youth program helps fuel student success

While most students were taking it easy on spring break, a group of area middle schoolers were busy blowing away competition during a balloon car race last week at Eisenhower High School as part of Shell Oil’s Fuel for Success…

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Mohammad Z. Islam has been appointed as Rialto Unified School District's interim superintendent.

School board appoints interim superintendent

 

After six months, the Rialto Unified school board has appointed an interim superintendent. Mohammad Z. Islam, the district’s associate superintendent of business services, fills the post of former district superintendent, Harold Cebrun. The board voted 4-1 on March 12 during…

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Students learn honor piece by piece through Jehue Chess Club

Courtesy Photo/ RUSD Damien Valencia, student at Kucera Middle School, takes on his opponent, Addison Chen, during Jehue Middle School's first chess tournament.

In middle school, finding your niche is an effort in itself. But for a group of students at Jehue and Kucera middle schools, playing chess is a pursuit definitely worth chasing. And on Saturday, dozens of students showed their love…

 

Courtesy Photo/RUSD Dunn Elementary School celebrated Read Across America with a grand finale parade and BBQ March 7.

Books, Dr. Seuss’ birthday a big celebration for Rialto schools

A parade of readers filled the blacktop at Dunn Elementary School Friday. Donning the signature red-and-white striped paper hats, just as their favorite feline–The Cat in the Hat–youngsters joined thousands across Rialto Unified School District and the nation to celebrate…

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State of Women conference celebrates 

Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson was among several hosts March 1 at the annual State of Women Conference kicking off Women's History Month.empowerment, commitment

Women’s History Month kicked-off big in Rialto Saturday with more than 300 people gathering for the eighth annual State of Women conference, celebrating women of character, courage and commitment. The free event, spearheaded by Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, aims to…

 

Black History Month event highlights African fashion

Courtesy Photo Eisenhower High School students took center stage last week to showcase African culture-defining trends in culmination of Black History Month.

A group of students took center stage at Eisenhower High School last week to showcase African culture-defining trends in culmination of Black History Month. From traditional dress worn by women to the attire donned by an African king, the Feb.…

 

 

Young scientists show off research at district science fair

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Fourth-grader Kaitlyn Sagastume shows the results drinking coffee has on teeth. the 9-year-old was one of dozens who participated in the RUSD 2014 Science Fair.Did you know that drinking coffee is comparable to swigging battery acid? That’s the conclusion Rialto fourth-grader, Kaitlyn Sagastume, came to in completing her science project testing which liquids stain teeth most; soda, tea or coffee. The 9-year-old’s hypothesis was…Read more →

Rialto among top business, job-friendly cities in Inland Empire

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The City of Rialto was awarded its first "Red Tape to Red Carpet" award for being one of the top business and job-friendly cities in the Inland Empire

Rialto has been recognized as one of San Bernardino County’s leading cities in being job-friendly and helping drive business partnerships forward, earning the first-ever “Red Carpet to Red Tape Award.” The award was presented to city officials Feb. 19 in…

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