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.
With escrow closed on the Claremont Unified School District’s old service center—the second piece of surplus property the district has sold in recent years—CUSD is in a position to begin addressing some longstanding facilities needs.
The former service center and CUSD’s previous district office were both purchased by D.R. Horton, in May of 2013 and February of 2012, respectively. The two parcels have yielded the district $10,993,974.
Math is many things to many people: a chore, a nightmare, a useful tool, a satisfying challenge.
For Harvey Mudd professor Arthur Benjamin, however, it’s something far more enchanting. He sees math as an endlessly surprising and elegant pursuit, and he wants you to see it the same way.
He will go to any length to spread the gospel of numbers, performing lighting-fast mental calculations. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Students at The Claremont Colleges are participating in Know Tomorrow, a nationwide effort taking place on more than 50 university campuses that will unite and amplify thousands of students, activists, politicians and celebrities across the country demanding climate action.
The Friends of the Claremont Library selected Wonder by R.J. Palacio as its annual On the Same Page community read. The nonprofit will host a series of events in October to discuss and explore the novel.
Wonder features young Auggie whose first day of school, ever, is in the fifth grade
The presidents of Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College recently announced the establishment of the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity. The center’s purpose is to accelerate the creative development of students and to equip them to work collaboratively to address the future’s most ambiguous problems and complex challenges.
The Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) has announced the availability of community partnership grants.
CEF will fund programs or initiatives that enhance learning through community partnerships and targeted funding opportunities that extend CEF’s efforts in art, music, technology and other vital areas to bolster educational support services and enrich educational programming.
The community is invited to the third annual “Concert Under the Lights,” to be performed on Saturday, September 26 in the stadium at Claremont High School on Indian Hill Boulevard.
The show will feature the talent of the El Roble Band and Orchestra as well as the CHS Marching Band.
The concert starts at 5 p.m., with the gates opening at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free but food and beverages will be available for purchase.
While new Vista del Valle principal Brad Cuff has a full plate getting up to speed, there’s one thing he doesn’t have to worry about: the commute.
Mr. Cuff, a longtime Claremonter, only has to drive about five minutes to get to his job. His roots run deep—at Vista, at the Claremont Unified School District and in the community at large.
His story started a bit further north.
This year, the terms of two members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education—Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray—expired. Candidates were expected to vie for the two empty seats in the local and municipal election set for November 3.
However, as of the August 7 deadline for the election, only two candidates had thrown their hats in the ring. As a result, there will be no election.
The Claremont Unified School District is going solar, thanks to money that the passage of Proposition 39, also known as the Clean Energy Jobs Act, is expected to yield.
The proposition, which was passed in November of 2000, changed the corporate income tax code and allocates projected revenue to the state’s General Fund and the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five fiscal years, beginning with fiscal year 2013-2014. The money is to be used for energy efficiency and conservation programs.