Eighth grade students from El Roble ended three days of safety training with the help of members from the Rotary Club of Claremont. The training included CPR, first aid, disaster preparedness, and other aspects to help the students be ready for any emergency. The school's gymnasium was full of students as the entire eighth grade class participated. In this photo, Rotarian Mike Pearlman shows the proper techniques when doing CPR. The Claremont Rotary first began teaching the classes in 1979, and has since grown into a complete "Together we Prepare" training program. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont Teen Committee wants to make mental health a casual conversation. On Thursday, March 19, the committee will present a screening of the PG-13 rated film It’s Kind of a Funny Story at Claremont’s Youth Activities Center (YAC). Stressed by adolescence, 16-year-old Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults.
Claremont High School is well represented, with over 30 students juried into the show, Art Reach, on view at the Millard Sheets Gallery at Fairplex.
Hundreds of entries were submitted from area high school students. CHS students working in ceramics, computer graphic arts, photography, visual art, art production and 2-D and 3-D studio art, as well as some beginning visual art students participated in creating art inspired by “The Art of Music” theme.
Claremont Graduate University has named former Nestlé USA President and Chief Operating Officer Robert “Bob” Schult as interim president. Mr. Schult will step in for current President Deborah Freund, who announced in December she would not seek a second term.
He takes office on July 1 and will work closely with Ms. Freund and other administrators over the next three months to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Schult will bring a distinct business sense to an already established academic leadership team.
Zip-lining above jungles and snorkeling through the reefs of Cancun is not a typical vacation itinerary for a young child. Most adults can’t say they have gone on adventures through Ireland and England. In the case of 10-year-old Jake De La Rosa, however, it is reality.
The young Claremont resident has gone on a few exotic vacations with his family, but has now been offered a golden opportunity as a student ambassador with People to People in their upcoming trip to Australia.
While no cases of measles have been reported in Claremont, local educators and physicians are worried about a potential resurgence of an infectious disease once considered to be eradicated.
The concern arose after the Disneyland measles outbreak in December of 2014. In its wake, 131 people have been infected in California, according to an Associated Press story earlier this week. The Centers for Disease Control says most of those who have fallen ill were unvaccinated.
The next meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, set for Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m., will begin with a closed session on topics ranging from the sale of district property to school employee labor negotiations.
Most notably, a 9.7-acre parcel of land located 3475 N. Forbes Ave. will be going up for auction.
The surplus property, once home to the short-lived La Puerta Intermediate School, was sold in November of 2013 to Brandywine Homes.
This is Claremont Unified School District invites parents to attend an informational meeting on curriculum and assessments in the district. Attendees will be given an overview of the Common Core State Standards and the changes they will bring, have the opportunity to view sample state assessments on an iPa, and ask questions to better understand how students will benefit from the new standards.
The envelope, please. Claremont Graduate University has named Angie Estes as the winner of the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
The prestigious prize, which is given each year to a mid-career poet who has achieved much and is expected to achieve much more, carries with it a $100,000 purse, making it one of the biggest poetry awards in the world.
The poet, who is being recognized for her 2013 book Enchantée, lives in Urbana, Illinois and is on the faculty of Ashland University’s MFA program.
Does your kid spend more time with his joke books than his math books? Then you may very well have a burgeoning comedian on your hands. If you think your child may be the next Jimmy Fallon or Tina Fey, Flappers Comedy Club in Claremont is just the place to nourish your kid’s comedic spirit and unleash their inner class clown without landing them in the principal’s office.
On Sundays, the club offers “Two Milk Minimum,” a family-friendly comedy show that’s bound to leave both children and adults buckled over with laughter.
You might say that the students, teachers, parents, and friends really had a blast at the 15th annual BLAST (Best Learning After School Time) Super Bowl football game on Wednesday between Oakmont and Sumner Elementary schools.
If you think this was a low key, informal event, think again. This game had all the trimmings of a big football game with uniforms, coaches, referees, cheerleaders, signs, trophies, pizza, cake and even the Claremont High School band playing at halftime. Needless to say, this is a highly planned event that students and staff look forward to every year. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Local therapist and clinical social worker Kirby Palmer was thanked for his ongoing support of mental health within the district, in particular for the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Assembly he leads every other year at Claremont High School.
The most recent of these was an emotional affair held in the CHS gymnasium in November that, among other poignant moments, featured a personal account from a student who lost a family member to suicide.
Local elementary school kids got an up-close and interactive look at the rich and varied culture of American Indians last Friday when they took a field trip to the Pomona College Art Museum.
One trip downstairs took the kids into a state-of-the-art depository of thousands of tribal artifacts, from clothing to cradleboards, housed in the lower level of Bridges Auditorium.
The visit to the college’s Native American Collection Study Center (NACSC), which was afforded to most of the third graders in the district, is part of the NACSC Community Outreach pilot initiative, now in its third year.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last week’s school board meeting started with an emphasis on the primary goal of the Claremont Unified School District: student achievement.
First, Michaela Moriarty and Robert Smith, who attend Claremont and San Antonio high schools, respectively, were sworn in as new student representatives to the board of education.
It’s a job that requires commitment.