ABCs: Lots Going on in Our Local Schools

January 18, 2010
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Holy Name of Mary

Holy Name of Mary



Lots going on at Bonita High School.

Information on becoming a certified lifeguard is now available at the Career Center on campus. The first Red Cross Life Guarding course starts Jan. 22. You never know where a course like this leads. Ronald Regan, 40th president of the United State, was a lifeguard while growing up in Illinois.

Speaking of careers and making a big splash, Metro PCS Communications, a wireless service provider, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a senior intending to continue his or her education.  Log onto: for application and complete details.

On January 23 from 8 a.m. to noon in the BHS parking lot, the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will be hosting a rummage sale. It’s not known if your purchases will be accompanied with gleeful singing.


Holy Name of Mary has even more events planned for later this month.

An Open House, service projects, Special Persons’ Day, and a Science Fair, Book Fair, and Art Show will highlight this year’s observance of Catholic Schools Week at Holy Name of Mary School.

The events are part of the nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Dividends for Life,” underscores the commitment of schools like Holy Name of Mary to offer the foundation in faith, knowledge, morals, and discipline that prepares students for successful lives.

Holy Name of Mary School at 124 S. San Dimas Canyon Road , San Dimas , will hold an Open House at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 for prospective students, their families and community residents. Faculty, staff, and School Board members will be on hand to discuss the curriculum and answer enrollment questions.

Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Education Association and the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Holy Name of Mary School serves students in Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 8. For more information, call 909-542-0449 ext. 224 or visit


Good News/Bad News: First the good news. Damien boasts on its website that it send more of its graduates to West Point than any other high school west of the Mississippi River. That’s a story that deserves wider mention than what is written here. The bad news, and it’s actually not bad news, but funny news. When this reporter went to click on Damien’s October/November newsletter, it says all its copies are “out.” I guess I should have logged on earlier to beat all the eager beavers.

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