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.
Carla, played by Grace Rhodes, admonishes some of her Newtown Connecticut neighbors for protesting in front of a longtime city business during rehearsal of the play 26 Pebbles on Wednesday at Claremont High School. The play is told through a series of recollections by the survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting along with the townspeople who were also gravely affected by the massacre. The play debuts at 7 p.m. tonight at the Don F. Fruechte Theater for Performing Arts, with a repeat performance at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Skylar Segura first met Brian Gaeta-Symonds during a routine open house at the City of Claremont’s Youth Activity Center in conjunction with the beginning of a new semester. Ms. Segura was doing her job as a human services supervisor, greeting visitors to the YAC and talking up the various programs, while Mr. Gaeta-Symonds was busy enrolling his son at Claremont High. She recalls how excited he was to find out about the center and had an idea for a workshop to help students deal with stress in their daily lives.
Dillon Lopez reacts with a big smile as he discovers that he has been selected as the homecoming king during a rally on Friday in Memorial Park. The crowning of the king is the first event of a full weekend of homecoming events including the parade, football game and of course the dance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Members of the Claremont High School choir rehearse some of the music they will perform during The Music of Motown show Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the CHS Theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. The choir is raising money so that the concert singers can travel to New York in the spring to perform at Carnegie Hall. Performances are at 7 p.m. with a 2:30 matinee on Saturday. Cost is $10 or $8 for students. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Change, it’s been said, is the only thing on which we can truly depend. Sometimes things go south, but more often they get better. One small step toward the light was achieved this month when students at Claremont’s Sumner Danbury Elementary School got access to their brand new, fully inclusive playground. “It’s been really wonderful to watch,” said third year Sumner Danbury Principal Brenda Hamlett.
One of Claremont’s more interesting demographic anomalies is that a near equal percentage of the city’s population—34,478 at the latest census—are under 18 years of age as are over 65.
Those numbers—18.5 percent minors and 16.5 percent seniors—don’t often interface; The kids are busy being kids, and the older folks are busy staying active and healthy, and generally socializing with their peers.
Temple Beth Israel is hosting a celebration this Sunday to honor Deborah Pruitt for her 30 years of service to the preschool.
Not only that, but a proclamation was issued by the LA County board of supervisors, which stated in part:
“Since her leadership at the preschool began in 1989, Deborah has helped shape the lives of children from well over one thousand families."
Pomona College sophomores Kristen Hoosen and Ella Kitterman greet each other on Tuesday which was the first day of instruction for the fall semester across the Claremont Colleges. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School graduate Jeff Brown has been hired to replace Taylor Estep as the music director for El Roble Intermediate School. Mr. Brown has 10 years teaching experience and said he was thrilled to be returning to El Roble where he was a student in the 90s. “This is the job that I hope to retire from,” Mr. Brown said. “However long that’s going to be.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Unified School District will open its doors for the 2019-2020 academic year Wednesday, August 28.
Elementary school kids have sometimes extensive lists of grade and teacher specific supplies they are expected to provide. To find your school, grade and supply list, go to cusd.claremont.edu/cusdschool and click on your school.
There are big things coming to Claremont High School—literally. Demolition of the old student center took place this week, making was for a new state-of-the-art facility.
The student center will be completed in time for the graduating class of 2021. It will take the place of the previous center, in addition to taking up some of the space currently occupied by the stairs from central quad down to the 400 and 500 quads. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger