Members of the Claremont High School marching band do a little dance as part of their performance on Saturday during the “Take Note!” all band concert at CHS. The free concert featured music from the El Roble band, El Roble orchestra, CHS marching band and CHS orchestra. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Dave Nemer believes the ability to work smoothly as a group, communicating cordially even in times of disagreement, is an important quality for a school board member.
Mr. Nemer has spent decades serving on committees within the Claremont Unified School District, such as the District Advisory Committee and the School Site Council at San Antonio High School.
While, as he jokes, “It may not be that exciting to say, ‘Vote for me. I’ve been on committees,’” he feels such collaborative experience would serve him well.
School board candidate Nancy Treser Osgood aims to enhance communication between the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education and stakeholders like district faculty and staff, parents and community members, nearby colleges and the local business community.
Ms. Treser Osgood will begin communicating her own message, in anticipation of the upcoming local and municipal election on November 5, at a campaign kick-off set for Sunday, September 22. The event, which runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m., will be held at 50-Fifty Asian Cuisine, 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.
Sean Delgado, the new principal of San Antonio High School, believes that simple changes can be revolutionary.
His first move at the helm of Claremont’s continuation school has been to create an Associated Student Body (ASB) organization. He has hired Ashley DiGiulio to serve as activities director as well as to teach science. Though starting from scratch, they are enthusiastic about getting San Antonio’s ASB off the ground.
“Activities make school fun,” Mr. Delgado said. “If you make school fun, kids are more likely to go to school and participate.”
The public is invited to “Take Note!” and watch the Claremont High School Marching Band perform its full competition program at a free concert on Saturday, September 28 at the CHS athletic field from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Claremont High School Instrumental Music Boosters, the show will also feature the CHS Orchestra and the CHS Jazz Band, plus the El Roble Intermediate School band and orchestra, all performing under the lights on the athletic field.
As the November 5 election approaches, Joseph Salas has themed his bid for the local school board: “Celebrating our traditions, reaching new heights.”
The celebration begins with his campaign kick-off on Sunday, September 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Casa De Salsa restaurant, located at 415 W. Foothill Blvd. in the Old School House complex. Guests are asked to RSVP for the event, which will include appetizers and drinks, at email@example.com.
The Thursday, September 5 meeting of the Claremont school board was marked by brevity and an agenda that was largely routine.
For the first order of business, Claremont High School student Alexa Ramirez was sworn in as CHS’s student board member for the 2013-2014 school year. Ms. Ramirez’ main duty is to make a report at each board meeting on the activities of various schools within the Claremont Unified School District, a task she will share with a representative from San Antonio High School.
It’s never easy for a young person to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. When you live in India, however, a country marked by adherence to traditional values and obedience to the family, it’s even tougher.
Nevertheless, a unique theater group took a very visible stand for LGBT rights this past February, debuting a play called To, Ti, Tey (He/She/It) in the Indian city of Pune. Pomona College theater professor Betty Bernhard spent her sabbatical chronicling the making of the play, which was co-directed by famed actress and writer Sushma Deshpande
Although Steven Llanusa has served on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education since 2005, he doesn’t feel his work is done so he will be throwing his hat into the ring once more in the November 5 local and municipal election
Mr. Llanusa is the sole incumbent among 5 candidates vying for 3 seats.
Mr. Llanusa is no stranger to stiff competition, having won his first bid for the board in a race with 6 candidates.
Parchment, a leader in education credentials technology, has releases its 2014 Parchment Student Choice College Rankings and 2 of the Claremont Colleges are in the top 10.
Harvey Mudd College placed number 8 and Pomona College placed number 9 in the only ranking completely based on admittance and enrollment choice data, more specifically which college a student chooses to attend among all of the institutions where they are admitted.
The first day of kindergarten can be a memory-stirring experience. Parents are brought back to their earliest school days as they strive to give their child a good start in the classroom.
For the family of 5-year-old Sophia Sink, who had her first day of school on Monday, this feeling of déjà vu was even more acute.
Sophia is now a student at Condit Elementary in Claremont, the same school where her mother Kim and grandmother Katie Thompson attended elementary school. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Two seats are open in the November 5 election for the Citrus Community College District Governing Board, those of longtime board members Gary L. Woods and Edward C. Ortell. Both incumbents are running for another term, a bid that—between brisk competition from 4 candidates and accusations that he is not a resident of the district he represents—may prove contentious for Mr. Woods.
Kim Sink and her daughter Sophia get a sneak peek of Sophia’s kindergarten classroom during the first day of school on Wednesday at Condit Elementary School. Sophia is the third generation in her family to attend Condit, with her grandmother Katie Thompson attending in the early 1960s and Ms. Sink attending in the 1980s. Ms. Thompson is also a kindergarten teacher at Condit. Look for our in-depth story and photos and this special family Friday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Thursday, September 26 is Claremont Day at the Los Angeles County Fair. With a discounted entry fee and Claremont-centric events the day will draw tons of local students on field trips as well as Claremont families.
Are you a Claremont student aged 13 and younger who will be hitting the fair with your classroom or your parents? We’re looking for kid correspondents willing to share what they see and do, one armed with a pen and notepad and another carrying a camera.
If you’re interested in serving as a COURIER reporter covering Claremont Day at the fair, let us know.