Danbury, Oakmont, Sumner and
Vista del Valle Elementary
Schools all reported gains on their
Academic Performance Index (API)
scores for the 2010-2011 school year. Yet
each of the school principals also prioritized
key areas they will address during
the current school year.
Danbury rose from an 866
School District Assistant
Business Services Lisa Shoemaker
presented a report at
Thursday’s board meeting to request
the board approve a resolution
to refinance its current
The board approved the resolution
with a 5-0 vote, as the district will now
wait for the best time to refinance current
annual payments of approximately
$930,000 down to $560,000.
Pitzer College, Pomona
College and Scripps
College are helping to
prove that Claremont is the
land of Fulbright Fellowship
opportunities, according to the
latest rankings by The Chronicle
of Higher Education.
Pitzer was selected for the 2nd
straight year by the publication as the
top producer of Fulbright students
among liberal arts colleges in the
United States within the "bachelor's institution" category.
Mayor Sam Pedroza and former mayor Linda Elderkin
will be honored guests at Claremont Community
School of Music’s second annual Claremont
Mayor’s Recital. The recital will also honor financial
supporters of the newly refurbished Andre Watts
Recital Hall at the Claremont Community School of
Music and will take place on November 5th from 2:30
to 4:30 p.m. at the recital hall.
Claremont High School, El Roble Intermediate School and San Antonio High School and Community Day School were the latest CUSD schools to present their single plans for student achievement at their board meeting.
University of La Verne President
Devorah Lieberman has lauded
the university’s past on many occasions.
Yet the Claremont resident is
committed to guiding La Verne into a
Ms. Lieberman has served as the school’s 18th
president—and first female president in the university’s
120-year history—since July 1 and is enthusiastic
about where La Verne currently is now and
where it can be in the future.
Claremont Unified School District
school board candidates Joe Farrell,
Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray,
along with Citrus College Area 2 board candidates
Sue Keith and Tracy Rickman
spoke on countless topics at Tuesday’s candidates’
Put on by the Claremont League of Women Voters, the
event featured a 30-minute forum for Ms. Keith and Mr.
Rickman and a one-hour forum for the CUSD candidates.
School board member Steven Llanusa is pointing fingers at Interim Superintendent Gloria Johnston for what he sees as a violation of the Brown Act purportedly committed in May of this year. The discussion continued about board protocol and the use of lawyers for school board business. Other board members had a far different take on what happened. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Thanks to the Claremont Educational
Foundation, all of Mountain
View Elementary School’s teachers
will soon have a document camera in
Combining school funds with a portion of the
$211,500 check CEF donated to the Claremont Unified
School District nearly 2 months ago, the elementary
school has started purchasing document
cameras with the plan for each classroom to have one
in the near future.
Twenty-two educators from
throughout the world are getting a
taste of American education and
culture over the next month in Claremont.
Claremont Graduate University’s Teaching Excellence
and Achievement (TEA) program has implemented
a 6-week program to provide professional
development for the teachers, allow them to work
with teachers and students from Claremont High
School and El Roble Intermediate School and take
part in cultural and social activities.
Low turnout is theme for this election
cycle as forums, town hall meetings
and coffees struggle to get voters attention.
The Claremont Unified School District
reached out to the community for its
feedback on the district’s vision, mission,
core values and goals on Tuesday night.
The informal occasion, which was attended by less than
30 people, was designed to allow board members and district
officials to converse with community members about
what will become the district’s new vision, mission, core
values and goals.
Claremont High School reported solid overall
numbers for academic performance in the 2010-
11 school year. But the school will need to put a
greater emphasis on math this year to meet all of its Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) targets. CHS returned to the 800s in its Academic Performance
Index (API) score with an 826 after a 799 score in
2010. Over the past 4 years the school has increased 23
points from an 803 score in 2008.
The Rotary Club of Claremont is the latest Claremont community organization to lend a hand to the Claremont High School Theatre renovation project. The organization presented a $10,000 check to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education at Thursday night's board meeting to help the district edge a bit closer to its $1.5 million goal. The proceeds came from the organization's Running of the Balls event during the summer.
Citrus College received a College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) grant to encourage under-represented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in 2008. The campus'?? STEM Center was opened one year later. Last Thursday, Citrus College held a press conference to announce that it had been awarded a $4,285,000 Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant by the United States Department of Education.