Four Claremont Unified School District teachers and administrators visited China last month to exchange ideas and information about education.
Julie Olesniewicz, the assistant superintendent of educational services; Amber Verdi, the director of special education; Natalie Taylor, the director of intervention and English language programs; and Brian D’Ambrosia-Donner, a teacher on special assignment.
The school board was notified by CUSD the district would no longer be able to benefit from a piggyback bid for modular classrooms — permanent structures built off-site — to replace old portable classrooms. CUSD would have been able to take advantage of existing pricing for the buildings, but the Los Angeles County Office of Education informed the district that piggyback bids were intended for more temporary structures.
When the Colleges incorporated in 1925, it selected “Claremont Colleges” to represent its consortium of universities. After six name changes over its 92-year history, the Colleges are returning to its roots.
The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) announced it will legally change its name to “The Claremont Colleges, Inc.” effective January 1, 2018.
Claremont Unified School District is one of 447 school districts in the US and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the eighth annual AP District Honor Roll.
To be included, CUSD had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of three or higher.
At the Claremont Unified School District’s November 16 meeting, the board of education held a public hearing on a petition from Ingenium Wings Schools to open an independent study charter school in Claremont.
Ingenium Schools, which was founded 10 years ago and serves 1,400 students across four charter schools in the Los Angeles area, has its headquarters in Claremont, and wants to expand.
The El Roble Turkey Trot brought in quite the holiday cheer this year.
The daylong fundraiser amassed just over $10,500 in donations, with all the money being invested in the school’s PE department, according to EL Roble PE teacher Debbie Foster.
Throughout the day, the kids were tasked with running as many laps around the El Roble track as possible within 16 minutes. Students who ran the most laps got a prize, and those who brought in a can donation received a free lap. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Theatre Department’s 22nd annual Friends of Our Theatre Auction takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
“It really kicks off the season,” said CHS Theater Director Krista Elhai. “It’s the first show of the year and it’s our largest fundraiser. It’s a really fun evening.”
The Claremont Unified School District’s board of education reviewed the results of three elementary schools’ Single Plan for Student Achievement reports at its last two meetings. The reports measure how successful each school was at meeting the goals it set for itself last year.
At the November 2 meeting, the board heard from representatives of Condit and Vista del Valle Elementary Schools.
CUSD board approved a negotiated sale waiver for the La Puerta property and purchase of permanent classrooms for elementary schools.
The Claremont Unified School District’s October 19 meeting saw the board of education greenlight two property-related requests from the district.
First, the school board approved a motion to file a waiver with the state that would allow CUSD to engage in a negotiated sale for 9.7 acres of land.
The Claremont High School Choir Department announces their upcoming Choral Pop show, “Dance to the Music.” Listen to all four Claremont High School choirs sing and dance to popular hits from all different time periods.
Come to this uplifting, entertaining event at Claremont High School on October 19 at 7 p.m., October 20 at 7 p.m. and October 21 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Chua and her father Steven react to the announcement that she is this year’s homecoming queen on Friday night during halftime of the homecoming game at CHS. The crowning ceremony was the clear highlight of the evening as the Pack lost badly to South Hills, 45-7. COURIER photo Steven Felschndneff
Homecoming king Tommy Viat is congratulated by his friends Xiucoatl Mejia and Lucas Negritto moments after he received his crown on Friday just before the homecoming parade in Claremont. Homecoming festivities on Friday began with a rally at the school the continued with the parade and the football game. The weekend celebration ends with the dance on Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Unified School District’s board of education heard about high school students’ math struggles and reiterated support for immigrant students at the district’s October 5 board meeting.
First, Claremont High School principal Brett O’Connor delivered the results of the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement, which set academic and social goals for the past year.
Pasadena resident Anne Bigley,
along with 11 friends and family
members, spoke to the Claremont
Unified School District Board of Education
at its last meeting Thursday, September
Roughly 30 supporters filled the CUSD board
room holding handmade signs and breaking into
chants of “Let him learn!” during public comment to
protest what they said was unfair treatment of Ms.
Bigley’s son Christopher Frealy.