Thank you, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for hosting another great Coffee with the Cops event! They brought donut holes for all the Roadrunners at Rio Vista Elementary, and McGruff the Crime Dog made a special appearance! https://www.face book.com/484802076 990777/posts/79236836 6234145.
Thank you, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for hosting another great Coffee with the Cops event! They brought donut holes for all the Roadrunners at Rio Vista Elementary, and McGruff the Crime Dog made a special appearance! https://www.face book.com/484802076 990777/posts/79236836 6234145.
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On Saturday, December 2, Fillmore Unified School District participated in the Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade. Pictured right is Mountain Vista School, above are FUSD Board Members and students from Fillmore Middle School, all ready to begin their march. Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/12/2/2023-christmas-parade.
On Saturday, December 2, Fillmore Unified School District participated in the Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade. Pictured right is Mountain Vista School, above are FUSD Board Members and students from Fillmore Middle School, all ready to begin their march. Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/12/2/2023-christmas-parade.
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San Cayetano Elementary 5th grade students had the opportunity to tour CSUN, the California State University at Northridge. CSUN offers nine different overall degree and certificate programs including Communication, Business, and Engineering. Exposing students to colleges at a young age helps them to better understand college and gets them excited about going after completing high school. Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/761635201782178/posts/1120205102591851.
San Cayetano Elementary 5th grade students had the opportunity to tour CSUN, the California State University at Northridge. CSUN offers nine different overall degree and certificate programs including Communication, Business, and Engineering. Exposing students to colleges at a young age helps them to better understand college and gets them excited about going after completing high school. Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/761635201782178/posts/1120205102591851.
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Mountain Vista Wildcats shared their math skills with their families at the 1st Annual Family Math Night! Families gathered in the cafeteria for a night filled with fun math games for all to enjoy. See more photos online at www.fillmoregazette.com. Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid02ajyxS6Hinhh7 gN4x9UnYWsAApj67BfUMbs VEJCswHG2jt2SAiz9WrsN5xMsTyZoxl&id=100063493185283.
Mountain Vista Wildcats shared their math skills with their families at the 1st Annual Family Math Night! Families gathered in the cafeteria for a night filled with fun math games for all to enjoy. See more photos online at www.fillmoregazette.com. Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid02ajyxS6Hinhh7 gN4x9UnYWsAApj67BfUMbs VEJCswHG2jt2SAiz9WrsN5xMsTyZoxl&id=100063493185283.
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Second grade Piru Elementary students in Ms. Sandoval’s celebrated their progress in math and practice place value by building robots! They also had a visit from our Sheriff Deputies and Officer McRuff pictured above! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/piru-elementary-condors-blog/2023/11/9/2nd-grade-math-amp-a-visit-from-our-sherriff-deputies-amp-office-mcruf.
Second grade Piru Elementary students in Ms. Sandoval’s celebrated their progress in math and practice place value by building robots! They also had a visit from our Sheriff Deputies and Officer McRuff pictured above! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/piru-elementary-condors-blog/2023/11/9/2nd-grade-math-amp-a-visit-from-our-sherriff-deputies-amp-office-mcruf.
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Congratulations to the 1st Trimester Award winners from Rio Vista Elementary's 5th grade class. Great work, Wildcats! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/new-blog/2023/11/17/5th-grade-trimester-1-awards.
Congratulations to the 1st Trimester Award winners from Rio Vista Elementary's 5th grade class. Great work, Wildcats! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/new-blog/2023/11/17/5th-grade-trimester-1-awards.
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On Saturday, November 11, Fillmore Middle School hosted the Veterans Day celebration BBQ & ceremony. Displayed in the courtyard near the refreshments was some beautiful artwork students from Mountain Vista Elementary created for the veterans to say Thank You for their service.
On Saturday, November 11, Fillmore Middle School hosted the Veterans Day celebration BBQ & ceremony. Displayed in the courtyard near the refreshments was some beautiful artwork students from Mountain Vista Elementary created for the veterans to say Thank You for their service.
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Blanca Mendieta
Blanca Mendieta

November 13, 2023

Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2...

Blanca Mendieta, a seasoned educator with two decades of experience, is thrilled to return to her roots and serve the community she holds dear. Having attended Piru Elementary and Fillmore Junior High, her journey has come full circle as she steps into her new role.

Blanca’s career has spanned 20 years, with 15 years dedicated to the classroom as a math teacher and 6 years as an Assistant Principal for the Oxnard Union High School District. Her passion for education and her belief in the potential of every student have been the driving forces behind her work. She firmly believes all students can achieve great things with the right support and opportunities.

Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in various educational committees, including ELAC, LCAP, Curriculum, and Inclusivity. Additionally, she has contributed as a member of accreditation visiting committees for WASC. Her areas of expertise include Instructional Rounds, which aligns with her goal of improving instructional practices to provide all students with quality education.

Blanca is excited to work hand in hand with all students, families, staff, and the broader community to collectively shape the future of Sierra High School, Heritage Valley Independent Studies, and Adult Education. Blanca will begin on Monday, November 13, 2023.

We also thank Mrs. Amber Henrey for her two years of leadership and support for the students, staff, and school community. Amber has transferred to a teaching position in our district and will support art education at the elementary level.

 
On Friday, October 27, Mountain Vista Elementary School kindergarten class took a field trip to the Fillmore School Farm, located on Chambersburg Road/Route 23. Students were given pumpkins to paint, enjoyed a maze and hayride, learned how a pumpkin grows, and were able to meet cows! Photo credit Angel Esquivel-AE News.
On Friday, October 27, Mountain Vista Elementary School kindergarten class took a field trip to the Fillmore School Farm, located on Chambersburg Road/Route 23. Students were given pumpkins to paint, enjoyed a maze and hayride, learned how a pumpkin grows, and were able to meet cows! Photo credit Angel Esquivel-AE News.
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Fillmore Unified celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Pictured above are Mountain Vista Elementary students wearing shades celebrating the Red Ribbon Week theme, “My Future is so Bright Without Drugs, I Have to Wear Shades.” Inset, Fillmore Middle School students celebrated the theme “My Future is Too Bright for Drugs” and wore bright colors, including neon to celebrate Red Ribbon Week.
Fillmore Unified celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Pictured above are Mountain Vista Elementary students wearing shades celebrating the Red Ribbon Week theme, “My Future is so Bright Without Drugs, I Have to Wear Shades.” Inset, Fillmore Middle School students celebrated the theme “My Future is Too Bright for Drugs” and wore bright colors, including neon to celebrate Red Ribbon Week.
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On Tuesday, October 31st, Mountain Vista Elementary School had its annual Halloween parade. Students from Kindergarten through 5th grade dressed up in their favorite costumes and walked three laps around the field to show their costumes to friends and families!
On Tuesday, October 31st, Mountain Vista Elementary School had its annual Halloween parade. Students from Kindergarten through 5th grade dressed up in their favorite costumes and walked three laps around the field to show their costumes to friends and families!
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Celebrated throughout Fillmore Unified School District, Unity Day is an annual event recognizing National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. With one in five school-aged children report being bullied at school, Unity Day is an opportunity for individuals, schools, businesses, and communities to wear or share orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in order to prevent students from being bullied.
Celebrated throughout Fillmore Unified School District, Unity Day is an annual event recognizing National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. With one in five school-aged children report being bullied at school, Unity Day is an opportunity for individuals, schools, businesses, and communities to wear or share orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in order to prevent students from being bullied.
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Last week was a busy Homecoming week for Fillmore High School as they prepared for their Annual Homecoming Parade, a longstanding Fillmore High tradition. Students meet up and take over the Fillmore USD bus garages to build their Homecoming floats to get the town pumped up for the game. Students worked hard cutting, painting, and gluing as they got their floats ready to showcase in Thursday night’s parade. Photo credit Angel Esquivel-AE News.
Last week was a busy Homecoming week for Fillmore High School as they prepared for their Annual Homecoming Parade, a longstanding Fillmore High tradition. Students meet up and take over the Fillmore USD bus garages to build their Homecoming floats to get the town pumped up for the game. Students worked hard cutting, painting, and gluing as they got their floats ready to showcase in Thursday night’s parade. Photo credit Angel Esquivel-AE News.
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On October 6th, Piru Elementary School first-grade students took their first field trip of the year! Students’ visited the local Ventura County Fire Department and got a tour of the station and the trucks. Pictured are the 1st graders wearing hats as they smile for a photo. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=104469179983 6661&set=a.753458432293334.
On October 6th, Piru Elementary School first-grade students took their first field trip of the year! Students’ visited the local Ventura County Fire Department and got a tour of the station and the trucks. Pictured are the 1st graders wearing hats as they smile for a photo. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=104469179983 6661&set=a.753458432293334.
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On Wednesday, October 4th, Fillmore Library held a Card Sign-Up Night, and it was a success! Preschool through high school students
and their families registered for library cards and attendees enjoyed an evening of fun with coloring sheets, a Halloween cornhole toss,
and were able to take tours of the new library facilities. Fillmore Unified School District and the Fillmore Library are happy to be working together to promote literacy in Fillmore. Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-schooldistrict-blog/2023/10/6/library-card-sign-up-night.
On Wednesday, October 4th, Fillmore Library held a Card Sign-Up Night, and it was a success! Preschool through high school students and their families registered for library cards and attendees enjoyed an evening of fun with coloring sheets, a Halloween cornhole toss, and were able to take tours of the new library facilities. Fillmore Unified School District and the Fillmore Library are happy to be working together to promote literacy in Fillmore. Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-schooldistrict-blog/2023/10/6/library-card-sign-up-night.
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Pictured right is Fillmore Unified School District Superintendent Chrissy Schieferle and Santa Paula Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Weinstein at the Fillmore/Santa Paula rivalry game on Friday, September 29th, 2023. Fillmore Unified School District Superintendent Christine Schieferle said, “Congratulations Flashes! Your 37-35 victory over Santa Paula was one of the most exciting games in the 113 year history of the Fillmore/Santa Paula rivalry. The Leather Helmet trophy stays in Fillmore! 3 years in a row! Go Flashes!”
Pictured right is Fillmore Unified School District Superintendent Chrissy Schieferle and Santa Paula Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Weinstein at the Fillmore/Santa Paula rivalry game on Friday, September 29th, 2023. Fillmore Unified School District Superintendent Christine Schieferle said, “Congratulations Flashes! Your 37-35 victory over Santa Paula was one of the most exciting games in the 113 year history of the Fillmore/Santa Paula rivalry. The Leather Helmet trophy stays in Fillmore! 3 years in a row! Go Flashes!”
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Last week Family Science Night took place at Piru Elementary in partnership with the Discovery Center and what a success! Students experienced hands-on science centers led by Fillmore High School students. Thank you, students and families, for attending this great evening event. Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/9/13/family-science-night-at-piru-elementary. See more photos online at www.FillmoreGazette.com.
Last week Family Science Night took place at Piru Elementary in partnership with the Discovery Center and what a success! Students experienced hands-on science centers led by Fillmore High School students. Thank you, students and families, for attending this great evening event. Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/9/13/family-science-night-at-piru-elementary. See more photos online at www.FillmoreGazette.com.
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Our FMS families had the opportunity to attend class with their students on September 8th for Back to School Night. They started with Club Academy and ended with the 6th period. They experienced our bell system and hurried to their next class during the 5-minute passing period, just like their students do on a regular school day. Once inside class, teachers presented to families the four questions that we are working on as a school community: What does the teacher want the students to know and be able to do? How does the teacher and student know if they learned it? How does the teacher respond if the student hasn’t learned it? How does the teacher respond if the student has already mastered it? We thank our FMS families for coming “back” to school to learn about this topic and we look forward to the great year that we will have! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-middle-school-bulldogs-blog/2023/9/8/back-to-school-night.
Our FMS families had the opportunity to attend class with their students on September 8th for Back to School Night. They started with Club Academy and ended with the 6th period. They experienced our bell system and hurried to their next class during the 5-minute passing period, just like their students do on a regular school day. Once inside class, teachers presented to families the four questions that we are working on as a school community: What does the teacher want the students to know and be able to do? How does the teacher and student know if they learned it? How does the teacher respond if the student hasn’t learned it? How does the teacher respond if the student has already mastered it? We thank our FMS families for coming “back” to school to learn about this topic and we look forward to the great year that we will have! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-middle-school-bulldogs-blog/2023/9/8/back-to-school-night.
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