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CARDEN ARBOR VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT
FINISHES FIRST AT MT. SAC CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
October 24, 2013, Upland, CA –Carden Arbor View sixth grade student, Devin Ito, finished in first place at the Mt. San Antonio Community College Cross Country Invitational held on October 18, 2013. The Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational has become one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious cross country competitions. It is a legendary 3 mile cross country course that draws runners from all across the nation. This race is designed to give runners an opportunity to compete against other runners that they otherwise may not have a chance to compete with on a very challenging course. Names such as “Valley Loop”, “Switchbacks”, “Poop Out Hill” and “Reservoir Hill” have become part of this famous cross country legend for over the past 65 years.
Devin Ito, representing the Carden Arbor View School cross country team, competed in the 6th grade division. “Against very tough competition, she was able to obtain 1st place in the race. The race was run over a difficult two mile course in which Devin was able to complete in a time of 12:57, we are so proud of her accomplishment” stated Brian Edwards, Carden Arbor View School Cross Country Coach.
For more information about Carden Arbor View School or about this exciting story, contact, Terri DiMarco, Director of Development, 909-982-9919 or contact Brian Edwards, Cross Country Coach and middle school teacher at Carden Arbor View School. Carden Arbor View School is located at 1530 N. San Antonio Avenue, Upland, CA 91786. www.cardenarborview.org
Carden Arbor View School in Upland hosts Debate Tournament
Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/07/2013 06:09:22 AM PST
Updated: 02/07/2013 05:37:12 PM PST
The students who participated in the Inland Valley Debate League debate tournament Saturday at Carden Arbor View School addressed topics often discussed in political campaigns and on television news programs.Nearly 100 middle school-aged students from Carden Arbor View, who are new to the debate world this year, were joined by students from St. Mark's Episcopal School in Upland as well as Northview Intermediate School from the Duarte Unified School District, Frisbie Middle School in Rialto and Cedar Middle School in the Hesperia Unified School District debated nearly the whole day.
"We're empowering them with knowledge. They're going to be a formidable force," said Shelley Sprague, Carden's debate coach and teacher.
The students were required to research both sides of topics dealing with regulation of energy drinks, U.S. intervention in Syria, should senior citizens be required to take periodic behind the wheel driving tests, fracking and whether smart phones do more harm than good.
They spent almost a full day debating these topics in three-person teams.
"I really like just being able to debate. I find it very fun. It's just entertaining for me," said Carden sixth-grader Zach, a member of the debate team. The school would not release last nights of students.
Carden's debate team formed in September and has been consistently attracting more than 30 students each week, Sprague said.
"This is just something that they're doing because they want to do it," Sprague said. "It's an after-school program for us but I'm telling you every week I have at least 30 students."Two parents encouraged the formation of the team, Laura Romero and Christina Sego.
John Meany from the Claremont Colleges helped Sprague and the students develop their debate skills.
The students meet each week to research topics and hold mock tournaments.
"We try to prepare ourselves as best we can for the debate tournament," Zach said. "That's the best chance of winning. We just try to do our best to get the best research, more reliable sources and try and have a good time."
The students did not know which side of a debate they must take until just before the debate.
"They're honing their research skills, their listening skills, their public speaking skills - they're able to speak on topics that are current events and we have some fun," Sprague said.
One lighter topic the students debated was should "trick or treating" be banned.
"I think the most inspiring aspect of it is to see the kids get up and debate this level of a topic at such a young age," Sprague said.
Carden Arbor View Student Starts Non-Profit
By Sandra Emerson, Daily Bulletin January 16, 2013
UPLAND - Carden Arbor View School student Katherine W., had a wish to bring good health and hope to children in hospitals or those healing from long term illness and disability.So, she came up with the idea to create "Beads of Health, Hope & Happiness," through a non-profit, Beads of Health.
"It's a reminder that the child can have hope for the things that they want in life and to never give up," Katherine said in a school news release. "My hope is that each child could always be strong and my happiness will always be in their hearts and encourage joy in each child's life."
Katherine was excited to share her idea with other students at the school, who helped her create more than 200 hand-beaded bracelets with various themes.
They joined together during a holiday party last month for the Children's Services Center at Casa Colina hospital in Pomona.
Each child came into Santa's workshop where Mr. and Mrs. Claus were giving out gifts. There was also face painting, cookie decorating and caroling.
Each child stopped by the "pick out a bracelet" shop, where each of the Carden students greeted and helped each one pick out a beaded bracelet.
For more information on Beads of Health visit www.beadsofhealth.org.
For more information about Carden Arbor View School, 1530 N. San Antonio Ave. in Upland, call Terri DiMarco, director of development, at 909-982-9919 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carden Arbor View School in All Things Kids Expo
By Sandra Emerson on May 23, 2011 10:50 AM
Students at Carden Arbor View School will participate in the All Things Kids Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center at 12505 Cultural Center Dr., in Rancho Cucamonga.
Carden Arbor View will be providing information about the school, offering opportunities for attendees to sign up for school tours as well as previewing their upcoming "Roaring Summer" program.
They will also review the benefits of an independent education.
Students will perform for visitors who attend.
Families can participate in a scavenger hunt where a secret clue will be found at each exhibitor's booth for a chance to win a vacation for four to Orlando, Florida.
A winner and eight semi-finalists will be chosen during a "Draw Your Dad" contest. They will be published in the Daily Bulletin, The San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts newspapers on Father's Day, which is June 19.
The expo is sponsored by Foothills Magazine.
For more information on the school's exhibit, the "Roaring Summer" program or the school, call Terri DiMarco, the school's director of development, at 909-982-9919 or email her at email@example.com
Carden Arbor View students help former student with charity
By Sandra Emerson on December 13, 2011 8:59 AM
Students at Carden Arbor View School recently helped out an alumni.
Jessica Bhatia, who graduated from the school in 2008, founded the Heart2Heart Charity Foundation two years ago.
Students gathered donations for the charity, which raises money and awareness to help pay for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for low income patients in India.
"I started this foundation because there is a growing need to support those with heart disease in India. My grandfather passed away in a small village in India, and may have survived if he would have had the right care," Bhatia said in a news release from the school. "Due to insufficient support for those with heart diseases and prohibitive costs in India for preventive care, I decided to start this foundation to help others. My goal is to reduce the number of deaths from heart disease in India annually."
Throughout the year, students at the school participate in community service programs to help others.
For more information about Heart2Heart Charity Foundation visit http://www.wix.com/jessicabhatia/heart2heartcharityfoundation.
Carden Arbor View School hosted Chamber mixer
By Sandra Emerson on November 22, 2011 9:26 AM
Carden Arbor View School hosted the monthly Chamber of Commerce mixer on Nov. 16.
There was a ribbon cutting in celebration of the school's 30th anniversary.
"This is an exciting year at Carden Arbor View School, as the school began celebrating its 30th anniversary year in September," said Terri DiMarco, director of development at the school.
The mixer included presentations by the Chamber of Commerce officers, city and community members, Sen. Bob Dutton's office and a visit from the Upland Mayor's office.
The school provided appetizers and beverages to all guests.
Prizes were also raffled off.
Carden Arbor View School is a non-sectarian, spiritually diverse, values-based school at 1530 N. San Antonio Ave. in Upland.
Carden Arbor View students donate iMacs
by Sandra Emerson on October 4, 2011 Five middle school students and their school adviser at Carden Arbor View School delivered 12 iMac computers to the principal and students at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles last week.
"When I attended Carden Arbor View School in the early 1990's, I could have never dreamed I would be a principal at an inner city charter school and have my school be the recipient of computers, especially from a school I once attended," said Sean Holiday, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's principal.
"Our school is so proud to have these new computers, that will help provide the skills that can positively transform the lives of so many students, and support our students continued learning, growing and giving to make ourselves and our community a better place for all."
The students donated the computers in the spirit of Carden Arbor View's philosophy to encourage appreciation for life, learning, beauty, people and wisdom, superior standards, culture and fairness as well as a respect for work, whether it is school, volunteer or professional, according to a Carden Arbor View news release.
Carden Arbor View is a independent private non-sectarian school at 1530 N. San Antonio Ave. in Upland.
The school has reached out beyond the country's borders by sending shoes to children in Kenya, developing a pen pal program for middle school students in Tanzania.
Students have also donated books for military kids through the Bryan Brewster Foundation and Army's United Through Reading program.
They gathered food and created Thanksgiving baskets for San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland. They have collected hundreds of diapers for needy families at the Foothill Family Shelter and donated holiday gifts to Steven's Hope For Children.
"When we found out there was a need for computers at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy it was a natural to support one of our own alumnus and help other students at a school who will benefit from their use for many years to come," said Cathy Edwards, head of school at Carden Arbor View.
Camino Nuevo Academy opened in 2000 in an abandoned mini mall in Burlington. The building was transformed into a school for students in grades K-8.
Today the campus serves more than 500 students with a curriculum tied to state standards and an emphasis on the arts, environment as well as parent and community outreach.
They operate on an extended calendar year and maintain an average class size of 20 students in K-3 and 28 in grades 4-8.
The school also offers a developmental bilingual program and curriculum offered to students in grades K-5.
Read more: in the Upland News Daily Bulletin
Carden Arbor View School Celebrating 30 Years
By Sandra Emerson on September 12, 2011 1:59 PM
Carden Arbor View School recently kicked off their 30th school year.
Students and staff returned to class on Aug. 31.
Students and their families as well as staff members shared a celebration cake on Sept. 2 during the school's Friday assembly.
Carden Arbor View, 1530 N. San Antonio Ave., is a non-sectarian, spiritually diverse, values based school, according to a school news release. They provide classes to students in grades K-8.
After teaching at a Carden school and being impressed by the reading program, school founder, Claudia Humphries, said she knew she had to open a school utilizing the Carden curriculum when her daughter was in kindergarten.
"Finding a school site was difficult, and Upland Christian Church needed Sunday school rooms and leased me a small part of the present site," Humphries said in a Carden news release. "My husband and I borrowed money for the first building which is the present administration building. We opened in September, 1981 with 45 students for kindergarten through sixth grades. We were on our way."
Carden provides small class size, foreign language, focused learning for math, science and technical skills, arts, music and intramural sports as well as educational trips. They offer before and after school childcare and an afternoon tutoring program.
More than 40 percent of Carden graduates go on to Webb School in Claremont or some of the finest high schools, colleges and universities across the country, according to a news release.
"Much like a tree, Carden Arbor View School's roots run deep and branches stretch wide. It is much stronger and much larger than ever imagined and continues to grow due to the love and support it receives from our community of families and staff," Head of School Cathy Edwards said in a news release. "As we continue on this educational journey, Carden Arbor View School will always focus on where we are going. Our children the beneficiaries of this wonderful school, are provided an education filled with joy, growth, enthusiasm, dignity and respect."
For more information on Carden call Terri DiMarco, director of development, at 909-982-9919 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Books for Service - Bryan Brewster Foundation
Upland - Feb. 11, 2011- by Sandra Emerson Staff Writer.
Students at Carden Arbor View School collects books for United Through Reading Program for the Military children. Copy of article HERE.
September 21, 2010, Upland, CA --“Hujambo Ms. Bunting!” was the Swahilian greeting spoken by the middle school students as they welcomed Ms. Namtasha Ikaweba Bunting to Carden Arbor View School in Upland last Friday. Ms. Bunting spoke to the students as an ambassador from the country as the middle school students begin a pen pal program with students in Tanzania.
Upland Private School Kicking Off New Year
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/08/2010 08:49:56 PM PDT
UPLAND - Carden Arbor View School students last week started the new school year with a joyful cheer. "C-O-U-G-A-R-S. Cougars, cougars the best," they shouted before heading off to class.
The students' school spirit could be attributed to the school's mission and learning methods.
Small class sizes and small instructional groups are part of the teaching method at the independent private, non-sectarian school at 1530 N. San Antonio Ave.
Second-grader Gustavo Mora, 7, right, takes his school supplies
out of his backpack before heading into his classroom on the first day
back to school on Sept. 1 at Carden Arbor View School in Upland.
(Jennifer Cappuccio Maher Staff Photographer)
There is one classroom per grade and 145 students are enrolled at the school.
"When you have a class of 35, 30 students in a classroom it's very difficult to glean from them what they know and where they might be struggling and that's why you resort to tests," Head
Second-grader Gustavo Mora, 7, right, takes his school supplies out of his backpack before heading into his classroom on the first day back to school on Sept. 1 at Carden Arbor View School in Upland. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher Staff Photographer) of School Cathy Edwards said. "Here you sit around the table with a small group of students, six or seven students in a group for that instructional purpose. You don't need to test them to know what they know or don't know, you know it."
Due to budget cuts, teacher-to-student ratio has become an issue in recent years in public school districts throughout California.
Golden State schools have a teacher-to-student ratio of 20.9 to 1, according to National Education Association rankings and estimates for the 2007-08 school year. The figures - which rank California 49th in the United States - refer to the ratio between students and all full-time, credentialed teaching staff in a school.
Carden Arbor View sets a limit on how many students they accept.
"Typically, we operate around 185 (students), so we're down," Edwards said. "The economy the last few years has really impacted our families."
The school is accepting applications.
Since the school is independent and not connected with a church, they rely solely on tuition, Edwards said.
"Public schools and schools in general I suppose are really struggling," she said. "We're not struggling financially. We're doing OK, although we are dependent on enrollment and tuition entirely."
The school has added three new kindergarten teachers and two new members to the administrative staff.
"It's very rare for us to hire new faculty because we don't have a lot of turnover. Teachers stay," Edwards said.
Carden Arbor View, which was established in 1981, is one of more than 80 schools nationwide that use the teaching methods of Mae Carden, which focus on the teaching of the whole student.
The school also discourages pressure and rivalry and fosters individual growth and independence. Parents are encouraged to participate in school life.
"When you think about educating the whole child, that's a term that is overused and you can probably find it in everyone's mission or vision statement, but the reality for us is that we do value that education of the whole child and the whole child is greater than just themselves," Edwards said.
Teachers aim to prepare students for life and to become active community members.
Students will collect items for charity several times during the year, such as diapers for the Foothill Family Shelter and toys for Steven's Hope for Children.
"One of the things we do talk about is real joy comes from giving, not from taking," Edwards said.
Maria Castaneda's daughter has just started the eighth grade at Carden and has been enrolled at the school since second grade.
"I visited here in second grade and I noticed that they don't just teach academics," Castaneda said. "They teach the whole student, so they teach community involvement, civics, volunteerism. All these things you won't see in any other school. On top of that, their academic program is beyond good. They learn Latin, Spanish and they're just well-behaved students. They're great."
Edwards contends many parents chose to send their children to the school because of the values that they learn on top of basic academics.
"When parents are choosing our school, I think they're choosing the opportunity to choose the attitudes and values that their child would spend their day in," she said.
Trish Poupard wanted her two children to gain more than just a regular education.
"I really think they need these extra skills to get them higher," Poupard said. "It's not a matter of getting just crammed full of information and dumping it. It's more of `how are you thinking? Why did you think of that? Were you nice to your neighbor? Did you talk to your neighbor about this project?' They're really involved."