Bonita Unified School District

115 W. Allen Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773   |  Phone: (909)971-8200
School Safety Hot Line: (909)394-9393 (Anonymous Reporting)


Superintendent’s Message

Have you ever gone through a drive through, ordered something for yourself or others, and then left only to discover your order was wrong? You thought you had effectively communicated what you wanted, only to have the result not be what you expected. I know this happens to me on occasion, and leaves me feeling frustrated.  Sometimes I even consider not returning to that establishment. The breakdown in communication has damaged the trust I had in the organization.As Superintendent of Bonita Unified School District, I strive for effective communication to build and maintain relationships, both within the organization and with our parents and community. Healthy relationships are the cornerstone of our culture in Bonita USD. People work hard to ensure our students have the best education, not just in academics, but in athletics, arts, and activities.  These efforts are worthless unless we are communicating with our parents and communities.

With that being said, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind everyone of this year’s “Smudge Pot” football game that will take place at Citrus College on Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 pm. I encourage everyone to come out to support our students and staff as we continue to celebrate this tradition.

This annual “Smudge Pot” game between Bonita High and San Dimas High Schools began in 1972, two years after the opening of San Dimas High School. The silver “Smudge Pot” was selected as a symbol of the area’s historical citrus industry. As friendly rival cities, the residents of San Dimas and La Verne come together at Citrus College and support their teams. What a great way to build and strengthen relationships between the District and our two great cities we serve.


Christina (Christy) Goennier, Ed.D.

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