Board member Beth Bingham stepped down from the Claremont Unified School District board of education at last Thursday’s meeting because she has moved out of the area for work.
Ms. Bingham was first elected to the school board in 2007, but decided to not re-run in 2011 to devote more time to her husband, who was facing health issues.
Claremont is known for PhDs and trees. And, apparently, for its active book clubs.
There are 45 book clubs that meet in Claremont. The groups range from eight to 12 book lovers, convening monthly to share their thoughts and reflections on whichever book their group has collectively agreed to read.
Susie Rowan of Caring Transitions of the Inland Empire and Pameal Bergman-Swartz will be presenting the topic “Rightsizing to Happiness and Senior Living,” Tuesday, March 10 at Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont at 12:00 p.m. This event is hosted by the new Luxury Senior Living Community coming to the City of Rancho Cucamonga, “Cadence Senior Living.” Lunch is complimentary. If you happen to know of anyone who is looking to make a move to Senior Living, this presentation will outline the tools available to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Call (909) 918-5546, RSVP is required to attend. The address is 310 Yale Ave., Claremont
Ask any parent of multiple children: though the ingredients may be the same, kids always turn out different from one another.
Even twins can fight like caged animals over the smallest of things, and aptitudes and tolerances can and do vary wildly from child to child.
So why do we toss them all into the same box when it comes to school?
Mountain View Elementary School will open a dual immersion program for kindergartners this fall, with teachers integrating both English and Spanish curriculums.
Dual language immersion aims to build bilingualism and biliteracy, the district says, as native English and native Spanish speaking students “speaking, reading, writing, adding, subtracting, experimenting and singing” in both languages. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Friends of the Claremont Library selected The Library Book as its community read this year. There are three upcoming events related to the program. All are free and open to the public.
On Saturday, February 29 at 10 a.m., take a visit to the Scripps College Denison Library, which is home to the papers of former Scripps professor and iconographer of the LA Public Library Hartley Burr Alexander.
So why are all these El Roble students hopping around the school gym picking up pieces of paper off the floor? Each year about this time members from the Rotary Club of Claremont spend three days teaching students everything from first aid, to disaster preparedness, to CPR and more. It’s all part of Rotary’s Together We Prepare program that has been part of El Roble’s curriculum for 41 years. At the end of the program on Friday, groups of students picked up photos of the essentials needed after a major disaster.
Upper grade students at Condit Elementary School try out the school’s brand new playground following a ribbon cutting celebration on Monday. The new play equipment, which includes slides, swings, a climbing wall and a sunshade, was officially unveiled just before morning recess. During the five month construction, most of the campus was fenced off for the project. The students were not told the playground would open Monday, so it was a big surprise. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School junior Alex Sotolongo high fives Condit sixth grader Alexa Mowbray during a California Association of Student Leaders leadership conference on Wednesday at Chaparral Elementary School. The CASL program, run by Claremont resident Mikaela Ayala, seeks to create future leaders by fostering confidence and relationship building in young people. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Theatre will present its student directed one act plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31 in the Don F. Fruechte Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
The one acts, presented by the school’s theater production class, feature two plays: Bang Bang, You’re Dead, directed by Grace Rhodes, and Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time, directed by Liam Geary.
The city of Claremont and the Claremont Unified School District are once again accepting entries to the 30th annual “Making Change” contest.
The contest presents an opportunity for Claremont students to honor and remember what advocates of social change have done to transform our world for the better.
El Roble students had 16 minutes to run as many laps as they could to raise money for the school’s PE department at Tuesday’s Turkey Trot. Last year they raised more than $10,000 to help maintain the fitness lab and buy supplies. The ASB also collected canned food for the Upland Food Bank. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
El Roble physical education teacher Debbie Foster dons her turkey hat as she marks student’s wrists for each lap completed on Tuesday during the annual Turkey Trot at the school. The student’s had 16 minutes to run as many laps as they could in an effort to raise money for the school’s PE department. Last year they raised over $10,000. The students also collected canned food for the ASB’s collection drive for Upland Food Bank. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A book about the disastrous fire at the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986, and so much more, was chosen by the On the Same Page committee as the 2019-20 community read for Claremont.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean provides a book-lover’s observations about libraries, what they do, how we readers feel about them.