Last Thursday’s school board meeting focused largely on swift and positive developments with regards to Measure G, the $58 million general obligation bond passed by voters in November of 2016.
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously at their April 20 gathering to enter into contracts with three architectural firms for three key bond projects.
Fifth grade student Mike Sofalca brought down the house with his reading of “He is Just a Little Boy” on Friday during a poetry reading assembly at Chaparral Elementary School. The school had two assemblies, the first for the lower grades and the second for upper, where the students read either a poem they wrote or one that they like. Also they held an open microphone event during lunch for more poetry readings. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Artist Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca works with Dean Magallanes, 11, and Katie Offill Jackson, 12, as the students of Jacque McElvy’s sixth grade class put finishing touches on their movie recently at Mountain View Elementary School. The students shot the film acted in it and did all of the post production. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
“Local girl makes good” doesn’t quite do justice to Victoria Schein. It’s accurate, but the truth is Ms. Schein, 23, is changing the world.
The 2012 Claremont High School graduate is an Innovation Coordinator at Ford Motor Company, where she has filed nine patents during her short time with the Dearborn, Michigan corporation. She started in 2015 at Ford’s Palo Alto location as an intern and is now a full-time employee.
Sumner and Danbury, which have about 530 and 75 students, respectively, have traditionally been viewed as two schools or been presented as a hyphenate: Sumner-Danbury. Mr. Ward says he is now thinking of them as one campus: Sumner Danbury.
The staffs were presented with the change last Thursday.
Longtime Claremont resident Christopher Andrade, principal of Christ Lutheran School in West Covina, was selected as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 2016 Principal of the Year.
“Principal Andrade was nominated by a colleague, and selected by his fellow principals through a national process conducted by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association,” said Gayle Denny, executive director of ELEA.
For the first time in 33 years, Claremont High School Theater Director Krista Elhai has had to cancel a performance.
People who purchased tickets to see Xanadu this Saturday were informed Wednesday the night’s production was a no-go because of a major logistical problem. As part of the high school’s solar installation project, the electricity will be turned off Saturday morning and there’s no guarantee the power will be back on in time for the 7:30 p.m. curtain time. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A light rain fell early in February as members of the Oakmont Outdoor School community gathered for a touching memorial service. It was not a student or staff member being mourned but instead a towering oak tree that had served as a centerpiece of the campus for decades. The previous Monday, the district informed Oakmont Principal Jenny Adams and her staff that the tree had to go. The news was expected as the tree, which was about 50 years old, had been doing poorly.
Carly Sanden, as Kira, and Riley Polanski, as Sonny, rehearse a scen from the play Xanadu Tuesday night at Claremont High School. CHS Theatre will present the light comedy musical this Friday and Saturday as well as next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Trevor Schwartz—a newly-retired representative to the school board—is a continuation high school student, and a Claremont Unified School District success story.
The two are far from mutually exclusive, but Trevor didn’t know that when—after an illness left him short of credits—he landed at San Antonio High School the second semester of his sophomore year.
At the January 19 meeting of the Claremont school board, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Lisa Shoemaker cautioned the district may face some tight financial times in the coming months and years.
On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown revealed his proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Author Mark Twain is known for his gift with dialects. A dialect is a regional way of speaking. For instance, in our part of the country, we usually ask for a soda or, maybe, for our favorite soft drink by name: “I’ll have a Coke.” In much of the rest of the country, soda is referred to as pop. Two of his most famous stories, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer “and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, are placed the made-up town of St. Petersburg on the banks of the Mississippi River, a setting inspired by Twain’s boyhood town of Hannibal, Missouri.
The Claremont Colleges are known for their student activism and none more so than Pitzer College, widely considered the most liberal of the city’s undergraduate institutions. A few causes, however, drew puzzlement and even ire from people across the nation.
The most controversial incident took place prior to the start of the school year, when Karé Ureña (Pitzer ’18) posted on Facebook that she and two friends were planning to live off-campus and needed a third roommate.