This year, the terms of two members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education—Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray—expired. Candidates were expected to vie for the two empty seats in the local and municipal election set for November 3.
However, as of the August 7 deadline for the election, only two candidates had thrown their hats in the ring. As a result, there will be no election.
The Claremont Unified School District is going solar, thanks to money that the passage of Proposition 39, also known as the Clean Energy Jobs Act, is expected to yield.
The proposition, which was passed in November of 2000, changed the corporate income tax code and allocates projected revenue to the state’s General Fund and the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five fiscal years, beginning with fiscal year 2013-2014. The money is to be used for energy efficiency and conservation programs.
Camila Aguirre says goodbye to her mother Ana Harvin as Camila begins her first day of first grade at Mountain View Elementary School. Wednesday was the beginning of the fall semester across Claremont for both students just starting out and those nearing the end of their public education. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There will be a number of friendly new faces among the staff at Claremont schools this fall, including 30 teachers and nine classified staff members.
On Monday, most of the certified staff members gathered for an orientation in the boardroom of the Richard S. Kirkendall. The following is just a selection of Claremont Unified School District’s latest hires.
Sarai Carline, Jade Sleiman, Savanna Arruda, Bella Duarte and Gabriel Buenfil create a tree out of old books during the afternoon session of the Middle Tree Academy summer program at Pomona College. The students chose three issues that they found important, animal cruelty, the drought, and bullying, then created trees inspired by those issues. Later they will be displayed in various locations in Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There’s a special kind of learning going on at Mt. San Antonio Gardens. Seventeen kids from CLASP (Claremont After-School Programs) are finishing up a month-long summer camp, held on the senior community’s scenic campus.
On afternoons during the school year, CLASP provides homework help, supervision and enrichment to kids at risk of falling through the educational cracks.
The Claremont-based summer enrichment program Project THINK is celebrating its 35th year, with a rainforest theme and—after being ensconced for a few years in the Old School House—a return to the Claremont Colleges.
Some 200 students, ranging from kindergartners to eighth graders, are enrolled in the first session, combining learning and fun on the Scripps College campus. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
What do you get when you mix creativity and initiative? In the case of incoming Claremont High School senior Shea Seery, the answer is a startlingly professional literary journal highlighting the writing, art and photography of CHS students.
Registration is still open for the SLICE of Summer enrichment program. Courses offered range from academics to sports to activities like sculpture, cooking, coding, drumming, music video production and more. There are three sessions—June 22 through July 3, July 6 through July 17 and July 20 through July 31—with a few online/hybrid courses also available.
There is a Native American proverb that insists you can’t judge a person until you have walked a mile in their moccasins. With this in mind, a number of CUSD administrators, including superintendent Jim Elsasser above, and other board members took to Claremont campuses on Wednesday, ready to follow in the footsteps of the district’s classified staff. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
CEF is looking for volunteers and students for the SLICE summer program. The summer schedule is divided up into three terms: June 22 to July 3; July 6 to July 17; and July 20 to July 31. All classes take place at El Roble Intermediate School, 665 N. Mountain Ave. A registration night is scheduled for this Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at El Roble.
Enjoli Jackson styles Victoria Acevedo’s hair during a Locks of Love hair-cutting event at Mountain View Elementary School. Students donated their long hair to the organization so that it can be made into wigs for people who lose their hair during medical treatments. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Project ARTstART, a Claremont Museum of Art education program, trains high school students, working with college mentors, to provide exhibit-based art lessons for elementary school students.
The program brings high-quality art appreciation classes and activities to the Claremont school system to inspire, promote understanding of art and highlight Claremont’s rich artistic history.