RUSD director earns state honor

RUSD's Peggy Wheeler, right, and Kim Walker of Hesperia USD, at the 29th annual Home Economics Leadership and Management Conference. Wheeler earned state recognition.

Considered among several nominees, a Rialto Unified school administrator earned the state Career Technology Curriculum award. Peggy Wheeler, the director of Alternative Education/Adult Education and ROP, was honored as one of the outstanding administrators, exhibiting excellence in secondary Home Economics Careers and Technology Education in the state. She was recognized…

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‘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 and dedication, but not before taking a few selfies with…

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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 NBC and can be viewed on nbc.com. “You have to…

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

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Rosemarie Devitta (right), a teacher at Rocking Horse, RUSD's newest First 5 San Bernardino full day preschool, speaks with a parent, Angelica Tello (left), about the free program during the site's Open House May 22.

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 reopening of Rocking Horse, the newest First 5 San Bernardino…

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