Rialto Unified parents gather in spirit of education at annual summit

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courtesy photo/ rialto unified school district Rialto Unified School District’s 8th annual Parent Summit at Carter High School Oct. 15 drew more than 1,500 parents, students and teachers. The event aims to foster parent involvement in schools and wtihin the district.

High fives, cheers and applause filled Carter High School’s gymnasium last week and it was parents making all the noise.

More than 1,500 parents helped kick off Rialto Unified School District’s 8th annual Parent Summit Oct. 15 with a boisterous rally in support of education.

The four-hour spirited event, which aims to foster parent involvement in schools and within the district, offers several workshops and breakout sessions to help parents better understand new learning programs and state standards.

This year, the focus was on literacy and STEAM — science technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, and new programs and activities that are being implemented in schools throughout the district.

“Literacy is the foundation to ensure that each student is able to navigate the District’s rigorous curriculum, while STEAM is the pathway to ensure each student is competitive in pursuing college and career,” said RUSD Superintendent, Dr. Cuauhtémoc Avila, in a news release.

Highlights at this year’s summit included keynote speaker Nirvan Mullick, director of the Caine’s Arcade video, bicycle raffles, activities and prizes.

courtesy photo/ rialto unified school district RUSD Board member Edgar Montes high fives and cheers students on during the opening rally at the 8th annual Parent Summit at Carter High School Oct. 15.
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RUSD Board member Edgar Montes high fives and cheers students on during the opening rally at the 8th annual Parent Summit at Carter High School Oct. 15.
courtesy photo/ rialto unified school district Garcia Elementary School student, Samuel Llamas recites the Pledge of Allegiance as RUSD Board members and thousands of parents watch on.
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Garcia Elementary School student, Samuel Llamas recites the Pledge of Allegiance as RUSD Board members and thousands of parents watch on.

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