The Friends of the Claremont Library selected Wonder by R.J. Palacio as its annual On the Same Page community read. The nonprofit will host a series of events in October to discuss and explore the novel.
Wonder features young Auggie whose first day of school, ever, is in the fifth grade
The presidents of Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College recently announced the establishment of the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity. The center’s purpose is to accelerate the creative development of students and to equip them to work collaboratively to address the future’s most ambiguous problems and complex challenges.
The Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) has announced the availability of community partnership grants.
CEF will fund programs or initiatives that enhance learning through community partnerships and targeted funding opportunities that extend CEF’s efforts in art, music, technology and other vital areas to bolster educational support services and enrich educational programming.
The community is invited to the third annual “Concert Under the Lights,” to be performed on Saturday, September 26 in the stadium at Claremont High School on Indian Hill Boulevard.
The show will feature the talent of the El Roble Band and Orchestra as well as the CHS Marching Band.
The concert starts at 5 p.m., with the gates opening at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free but food and beverages will be available for purchase.
While new Vista del Valle principal Brad Cuff has a full plate getting up to speed, there’s one thing he doesn’t have to worry about: the commute.
Mr. Cuff, a longtime Claremonter, only has to drive about five minutes to get to his job. His roots run deep—at Vista, at the Claremont Unified School District and in the community at large.
His story started a bit further north.
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.