And the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize goes to Ross Gay, for his most recent collection, Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude. The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is presented annually by Claremont Graduate University to a mid-career poet who has accomplished much, but has not yet reached the pinnacle of their career. It carries a $100,00 purse, the world’s largest prize for a single collection of poetry.
Jojo Wren and her mother Valerie Wren look at the student exhibits during a science fair on Tuesday at Chaparral Elementary School. The fair, which was organized by a parent, included entries from most grade levels but was required for all fifth graders. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Rosa Leong, the Claremont Unified School District’s new Parent Involvement Liaison, knows she has a challenging job ahead of her.
Ms. Leong, who began her new job at the school district at the beginning of the year, is on a mission to transform parent involvement in Claremont schools while fostering community engagement.
It’s by no means a done deal that the Claremont Unified School District will place a bond measure on the ballot in November 2016. It is, however, a possibility that’s on the table.
At a special workshop meeting held on January 18, the board asked staff to explore the possibility of floating a bond initiative.
Every winter, the city of Claremont hosts the annual Making Change Contest to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other champions of human rights and social justice. The city hosted an awards ceremony for the winners on Tuesday.
This contest presents an opportunity for Claremont students to honor advocates of social change and their efforts to transform our world for the better.
Students at the Claremont Colleges got the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their favorite presidential candidate at a Pomona College forum on Wednesday.
The event was a special live episode of KPCC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle, the first live broadcast on the road for the well-known radio show in several years, according to Mr. Mantle. Five students took to the stage at the Rose Hills Theater to make the case for their candidates to audience members.
Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) has announced the appointment of Victor Manalo as director of the Claremont Core.
The Claremont Core is an integrated sequence of advanced courses—mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration and change—in which students develop awareness of self and others.
Property sales and capital projects were among the biggest stories of the year for the Claremont Unified School District in 2015.
This October, escrow closed on the Claremont Unified School District’s old service center, located at 700 W. Baseline Road. The site, purchased at a May 2013 auction by homebuilder D.R. Horton, yielded the district $7 million.
In June of 2013, escrow closed on the sale of CUSD’s former district office, located at 2080 N. Mountain Ave. That property was purchased for $6.2 million in February 2012, also by D.R. Horton.
The December 17 meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education began with a changing of the guards.
Newly-elected board member Beth Bingham was administered the oath of office before taking to the dais, as was re-elected board member Hilary LaConte.
Claremont McKenna College named its acting dean of students Monday, November 16 following the resignation of former Dean Mary Spellman.
Jeff Huang, who prior to Monday was the vice president of student affairs, admission and financial Aid, will step into the role for the rest of the academic year. In a letter to students circulated Monday, Mr. Huang vowed that he will “always try to keep [students’] best interests close to my heart.”
For a dozen years, the Claremont Educational Foundation has helped fund art, music and technology in our local schools. This year is no different.
Last month, CEF representatives showed up at a school board meeting with an oversized check, representative of the nonprofit’s annual donation to the district. The $199,600 gift brings the nonprofit’s lifetime contribution to Claremont schools to $2 million.
On Tuesday morning, Claremont High School’s Don F. Freuchte Theatre for the Performing arts was abuzz with activity.
Students in the musical theater class—clad in jeans, Oxford shirts and high-top sneakers—took to the stage to rehearse selections from the musical Footloose. Under the guidance of theater director Krista Elhai and music director Joel Wilson, the teens ran through crowd-pleasing numbers like “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and “I’m Holding Out for a Hero.” COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Under the leadership of principal Sean Delgado, San Antonio High has been spurred to action. The most recent evidence of the transformation is a new outdoor multi-purpose sports court, featuring a sturdy plastic surface emblazoned with the school’s Lion mascot.
The school celebrated a new era of athletic opportunity earlier this month, inaugurating the Lion Sports Court with a ribbon-cutting followed by San Antonio’s first volleyball game.
The Claremont campus of the Western Christian Schools is growing by leap and bounds. In March 2015, construction began for a new gym, performing arts center, library, technology center and athletic field. This means that 14 school sports teams will have use of the new 7,557 square foot gym, that will also be used for other numerous school events and activities.