Ross Gay, whose third book of poetry is called Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, has one more item to add to the list of things for which he is thankful. Earlier this month, he was awarded the coveted Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
The honor is tendered each year by Claremont Graduate University to a poet who has done great work and is expected to do much more. “It just feels really lucky,” Mr. Gay, 41, said of the win. “It feels lucky to have people seeing and reading the work.”
It’s been a long journey, but Joel Harper’s brainchild has finally made it all the way to the screen.
His children’s book All the Way to the Ocean—which teaches kids and families about how careless littering can wreak havoc on sea life—has been turned into an animated feature, set to be debut tomorrow, Friday, April 22.
Registration for SLICE of Summer classes started on April 1. The program, a local educational mainstay, is presented through the auspices of the Claremont Educational Foundation. There are classes on transitioning to middle school or preparing for college and even courses where you can earn school credits, such as driver’s education. While there are exceptions, most classes cost $160 per session.
The grim reaper stands by as a student playing a critically injured victim is removed from a vehicle during the Every 15 Minutes assembly on Wednesday at Claremont High School. The event illustrates that a bad decision about drinking and driving could have serious consequences such as being injured, killed or arrested for vehicular manslaughter. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School Theater Department invites you to go “under the sea” this weekend as they present a family-friendly musical in the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. story, just became available for schools to perform. It’s a lively 45-minute version of the popular Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” which, in turn, is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name.
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is opening a new location in downtown Los Angeles that will serve as a hub for creative industry academic programs, special events and creative collaborations.
The space, which will launch this spring, is located inside the 12-story Reef building at 1933 S. Broadway.
Local students were urged to take responsibility for their virtual presence, online safety and digital actions at an assembly held last Friday at El Roble Intermediate School.
Educational speaker Josh Gunderson took to the mic in the Panther gym, using hard facts and humor as he gave the kids tips on navigating the information age. His appearance was sponsored by the Claremont Educational Foundation.
Educational speaker Josh Gunderson gives a light hearted and humorous presentation on Friday about the real dangers young people face on social media. The assembly at El Roble particularly focused on safe practices online and avoiding cyber bullying. COURIER photo/Steven Fleschundneff
A number of Claremont families can breathe easier knowing that, beyond a doubt, their children will attend their neighborhood school.
At the February 18 school board meeting, Superintendent Jim Elsasser asked the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education to consider a proposal to rezone the boundaries of the district’s elementary schools.
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.