Full STEAM Ahead!

South Pointe students learn coding from ‘Scratch’ By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar–South Pointe Middle School 7th graders are immersed in learning coding concepts in a STEAM 2 course. This week, students have been busy designing interactive stories and games with Scratch, an online programming community. “All students, some having no experience with coding, are given an […]

South Pointe History Day Team Lauded

WVUSD Diamond Bar- Last spring, a foursome of South Pointe Middle School students earned state and national attention with their National History Day project titled “NASA’s Early Manned Missions” exhibit.  The team of 8th grade boys even earned a trip to compete in Washington D.C. as California champions. Recently, another South Pointe top team that competed […]

Diamond Bar: Striking A Chord

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Hundreds of Chaparral Middle School students participate in music education courses each year. Shown: Orchestra in rehearsal with director Greg Rochford.

Chaparral, South Pointe music programs receive national recognition By Kelli Gile   DIAMOND BAR— Two Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) middle schools – Chaparral and South Pointe – have been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the nonprofit NAAM Foundation for outstanding commitment to music education. A total of 118 schools across the […]

South Pointe Named California 2016 ‘School to Watch’

Photo Courtesy of WVUSD South Pointe 8th Graders Enjoy STEM activities

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR—South Pointe Middle School has been designated as a model middle school in the 2015-16 Schools to Watch–Taking Center Stage program. A total of 11 high-performing middle schools in California will receive this year’s award for academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, and social equity. South Pointe is now among a select cadre […]

Walnut: South Pointe Choir Serenades Homeless

By Kelli Gile   Walnut – The choir from South Pointe Middle School spent the evening serenading the homeless at the Pomona Cold Winter Shelter on December 12. Students and their families weathered the rain to bring food, clothing, and music to the lives of our local homeless.  The evening was filled with the music […]