So why are all these El Roble students hopping around the school gym picking up pieces of paper off the floor? Each year about this time members from the Rotary Club of Claremont spend three days teaching students everything from first aid, to disaster preparedness, to CPR and more. It’s all part of Rotary’s Together We Prepare program that has been part of El Roble’s curriculum for 41 years. At the end of the program on Friday, groups of students picked up photos of the essentials needed after a major disaster.
Upper grade students at Condit Elementary School try out the school’s brand new playground following a ribbon cutting celebration on Monday. The new play equipment, which includes slides, swings, a climbing wall and a sunshade, was officially unveiled just before morning recess. During the five month construction, most of the campus was fenced off for the project. The students were not told the playground would open Monday, so it was a big surprise. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School junior Alex Sotolongo high fives Condit sixth grader Alexa Mowbray during a California Association of Student Leaders leadership conference on Wednesday at Chaparral Elementary School. The CASL program, run by Claremont resident Mikaela Ayala, seeks to create future leaders by fostering confidence and relationship building in young people. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Theatre will present its student directed one act plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31 in the Don F. Fruechte Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
The one acts, presented by the school’s theater production class, feature two plays: Bang Bang, You’re Dead, directed by Grace Rhodes, and Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time, directed by Liam Geary.
The city of Claremont and the Claremont Unified School District are once again accepting entries to the 30th annual “Making Change” contest.
The contest presents an opportunity for Claremont students to honor and remember what advocates of social change have done to transform our world for the better.
El Roble students had 16 minutes to run as many laps as they could to raise money for the school’s PE department at Tuesday’s Turkey Trot. Last year they raised more than $10,000 to help maintain the fitness lab and buy supplies. The ASB also collected canned food for the Upland Food Bank. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
El Roble physical education teacher Debbie Foster dons her turkey hat as she marks student’s wrists for each lap completed on Tuesday during the annual Turkey Trot at the school. The student’s had 16 minutes to run as many laps as they could in an effort to raise money for the school’s PE department. Last year they raised over $10,000. The students also collected canned food for the ASB’s collection drive for Upland Food Bank. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A book about the disastrous fire at the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986, and so much more, was chosen by the On the Same Page committee as the 2019-20 community read for Claremont.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean provides a book-lover’s observations about libraries, what they do, how we readers feel about them.
Carla, played by Grace Rhodes, admonishes some of her Newtown Connecticut neighbors for protesting in front of a longtime city business during rehearsal of the play 26 Pebbles on Wednesday at Claremont High School. The play is told through a series of recollections by the survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting along with the townspeople who were also gravely affected by the massacre. The play debuts at 7 p.m. tonight at the Don F. Fruechte Theater for Performing Arts, with a repeat performance at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Skylar Segura first met Brian Gaeta-Symonds during a routine open house at the City of Claremont’s Youth Activity Center in conjunction with the beginning of a new semester. Ms. Segura was doing her job as a human services supervisor, greeting visitors to the YAC and talking up the various programs, while Mr. Gaeta-Symonds was busy enrolling his son at Claremont High. She recalls how excited he was to find out about the center and had an idea for a workshop to help students deal with stress in their daily lives.
Dillon Lopez reacts with a big smile as he discovers that he has been selected as the homecoming king during a rally on Friday in Memorial Park. The crowning of the king is the first event of a full weekend of homecoming events including the parade, football game and of course the dance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Members of the Claremont High School choir rehearse some of the music they will perform during The Music of Motown show Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the CHS Theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. The choir is raising money so that the concert singers can travel to New York in the spring to perform at Carnegie Hall. Performances are at 7 p.m. with a 2:30 matinee on Saturday. Cost is $10 or $8 for students. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Change, it’s been said, is the only thing on which we can truly depend. Sometimes things go south, but more often they get better. One small step toward the light was achieved this month when students at Claremont’s Sumner Danbury Elementary School got access to their brand new, fully inclusive playground. “It’s been really wonderful to watch,” said third year Sumner Danbury Principal Brenda Hamlett.
One of Claremont’s more interesting demographic anomalies is that a near equal percentage of the city’s population—34,478 at the latest census—are under 18 years of age as are over 65.
Those numbers—18.5 percent minors and 16.5 percent seniors—don’t often interface; The kids are busy being kids, and the older folks are busy staying active and healthy, and generally socializing with their peers.