Tamara Nicoll is on a righteous mission to elevate the written word, and after a lot of hard work, she’s making headway. Ms. Nicoll is spearheading the inaugural literary celebration, “Word Play: A Festival of Writing,” Saturday, May 19 at Claremont High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The primary objective of this event is to inspire students with a positive mindset about the transformative power of written expression,” said Ms. Nicoll, a CHS English teacher since 2005.
The Claremont Colleges will host graduation ceremonies Saturday, ?May 12 and Sunday, May 13. Here’s a guide to the festivities:
Claremont Graduate University’s 91st Commencement Ceremony is set for Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mudd Quadrangle, 170 E. 10th Stt. The commencement speaker is Daniel E. Walker, a filmmaker, scholar, social entrepreneur and public speaker whose films include When Roosters Crow and Sol Brother.
The Claremont Educational Foundation will host an informative session regarding the status of Measure G projects at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the Claremont High School Theater.
Measure G, which passed in November 2016, is a facilities bond that raised funds to repair and upgrade Claremont schools.
The Claremont Unified School District has completed roof repair and replacement at all the local schools and remodeled the Claremont High School gym, but all of its other projects funded by a $58 million bond measure remain in progress or in design.
About $10 million has been committed to various projects as of March 2018, of which $5.8 million has actually been spent.
The Claremont Unified School District on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution affirming the district’s commitment to provide safe school environments and a “foundation for mental and physical health, personal growth and civic engagement.”
Rria Cruz-Soto has been the principal at Mountain View Elementary School for almost four months but she loves her new school and the diverse student body. Ms. Cruz-Soto moved to California when her husband took a job as dean of students and associate vice president nearby at Cal Poly Pomona. When she saw the job opening at Mountain View she knew it was the perfect opportunity for her. She was previously the principal of Seymour Dual Language Academy in Syracuse, New York. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Chaparral Elementary School third grade students perform a song called Agents of Change during a performance of the play Letters Home on Tuesday at Pitzer College. The locally written and produced play told the history of Claremont through a series of fictional letters sent home by students at the Claremont Colleges over the years. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Tickets are on sale for Claremont High School Theater’s production of The Boys Next Door, which plays Friday, March 8. The show, at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, opens at 7:30 p.m., and repeats Saturday March 9 through 10. Presale tickets are $10, and are available at chstheatre.cusd.claremont.edu or (909) 624-9053, extension 30463.
Local high school students have an exciting opportunity to express their opinions on responsibilities of the UN as a multilateral, multifaceted organization.
The UNA-USA high school essay contest is open to seniors in Pomona Valley. Prizes include $300 for first place or $150 for second place.
Claremont Graduate University’s 2018 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards were recently announced .
Patricia Smith won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which is accompanied by a $100,000 prize, for Incendiary Art: Poems. The annual prize is given in recognition of a book by a mid-career poet.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has invited University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman to serve on the California Education Leaders Roundtable, which brings together the state’s top college and university leaders to help ensure that Californians will continue to have access to postsecondary education into the 21st century.
Claremont Graduate University has joined with Noodle Partners, the nation’s fastest-growing online higher education provider, to debut the first online master’s degree programs in the school’s 92-year history.
CGU, working with Noodle Partners, will build on existing strengths across the university to launch an array of cutting-edge, market-competitive online degree opportunities by September 2018.
If indeed “the future is female,” then Claremont is looking toward it with open arms.
Pomona College welcomed a talented future crop of female mathematicians, engineers and scientists this past weekend, as it hosted its first Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day.
Organizers hope events such as this will help turn the tide against the underrepresentation of women in higher education mathematics. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff