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Ybarra Academy News

Janet Dovidio's Column - September 24, 2009
 
YBARRA NEWS
 
Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology Principal Annette Ramirez mentioned many of the school's changes in this year's first newsletter. 
 
With the addition of seventh- and eighth-grade classes, Ybarra is now a K-8 school. The school continues its quest for authorization as an International Baccalaureate Premary Years Program school. 
 
Several new staff members came on board this month. They are Glendy Martin, learning director; Monica Mendez, kindergarten; Chinsu Kim, first grade; Joan Sharp and Greta Koller, fifth grade; Maritza Jimenez, office assistant; and Frances Ramos-Flores, school psychologist. 
 
Melissa Robledo will serve as Parent Teacher Association (PTA) President.
There are now high-tech modernized science lab and wireless capabilities throughout the school. Instrumental music and choral opportunities are available as well as violin classes.
 
After-school activities include Chess Masters, Spanish Explorers, Young Rembrandts, Mad Science and Spotlight Theatre. 
 
These are only a few of the many exciting programs at Ybarra, which is located in Walnut and is a member of the Rowland Unified School District.
Ybarra is at 1300 Brea Canyon Cutoff Road. For information, call (909) 598-3744.
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