Dillon Lopez reacts with a big smile as he discovers that he has been selected as the homecoming king during a rally on Friday in Memorial Park. The crowning of the king is the first event of a full weekend of homecoming events including the parade, football game and of course the dance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Members of the Claremont High School choir rehearse some of the music they will perform during The Music of Motown show Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the CHS Theatre, 1601 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. The choir is raising money so that the concert singers can travel to New York in the spring to perform at Carnegie Hall. Performances are at 7 p.m. with a 2:30 matinee on Saturday. Cost is $10 or $8 for students. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Change, it’s been said, is the only thing on which we can truly depend. Sometimes things go south, but more often they get better. One small step toward the light was achieved this month when students at Claremont’s Sumner Danbury Elementary School got access to their brand new, fully inclusive playground. “It’s been really wonderful to watch,” said third year Sumner Danbury Principal Brenda Hamlett.
One of Claremont’s more interesting demographic anomalies is that a near equal percentage of the city’s population—34,478 at the latest census—are under 18 years of age as are over 65.
Those numbers—18.5 percent minors and 16.5 percent seniors—don’t often interface; The kids are busy being kids, and the older folks are busy staying active and healthy, and generally socializing with their peers.
Temple Beth Israel is hosting a celebration this Sunday to honor Deborah Pruitt for her 30 years of service to the preschool.
Not only that, but a proclamation was issued by the LA County board of supervisors, which stated in part:
“Since her leadership at the preschool began in 1989, Deborah has helped shape the lives of children from well over one thousand families."
Pomona College sophomores Kristen Hoosen and Ella Kitterman greet each other on Tuesday which was the first day of instruction for the fall semester across the Claremont Colleges. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School graduate Jeff Brown has been hired to replace Taylor Estep as the music director for El Roble Intermediate School. Mr. Brown has 10 years teaching experience and said he was thrilled to be returning to El Roble where he was a student in the 90s. “This is the job that I hope to retire from,” Mr. Brown said. “However long that’s going to be.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Unified School District will open its doors for the 2019-2020 academic year Wednesday, August 28.
Elementary school kids have sometimes extensive lists of grade and teacher specific supplies they are expected to provide. To find your school, grade and supply list, go to cusd.claremont.edu/cusdschool and click on your school.
There are big things coming to Claremont High School—literally. Demolition of the old student center took place this week, making was for a new state-of-the-art facility.
The student center will be completed in time for the graduating class of 2021. It will take the place of the previous center, in addition to taking up some of the space currently occupied by the stairs from central quad down to the 400 and 500 quads. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Unified School District’s wide ranging Measure G funded improvement projects will continue throughout the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
The district says the various projects, funded by the $58 million general obligation bonds approved by Claremont voters in November 2016, are proceeding on time and nearly at budget.
“We’re pretty close,” said CUSD’s Executive Director of Facilities and Project Management Rick Cota.
Well, he did it, as if there was any doubt in Al Harris’ mind.
On Thursday afternoon Al, with the assistance of two friends, Ian Horn and Isia Garcia, stood up from his wheelchair and walked across the stage to receive his diploma from Claremont High School. The crowd went wild.
The National Charity League held its annual senior high school scholarship awards luncheon May 19 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
Four female high school students were each awarded a $1,500 check for use towards college expenses, including Stella Wong, who graduated from Claremont High School this week.
Senior Dorian Logue delivers a speech he called New Chapters, during an interfaith Baccalaureate for Claremont and San Antonio high schools on Sunday at Claremont United Church of Christ. The service featured music performed by the graduates, a speech from Reverend Donn Dirckx and a prayer for the graduates. The joint CHS, SAHS and Claremont Adult School commencement will be this Thursday at Claremont High. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It’ll be a big moment for the roughly 580 kids who will receive their diplomas next week at Claremont High School’s graduation, but perhaps none will feel the emotional heft of the experience quite as profoundly as Alexander Harris.
The 18-year-old will step across the stage, take his hard-earned degree, smile for the obligatory photo, and acknowledge the cheers from his friends and family. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff