It’s been more than a year since the
Foothill Country Day School board of
trustees appointed the school’s 5th
head of school but Michael Silva has finally
arrived after completing his headmaster
obligations at Norfolk Academy’s
Mr. Silva, who arrived in June, is now a month into
his tenure at Foothill and wants to become as familiar
with the school’s community as he can before the
school year begins in September.
Interim Superintendent Gloria Johnston stated at the July 28th board meeting that a special meeting would be held when a leading candidate was chosen. That day is Wednesday.
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education cast its vote on the leading candidate for the principal position at Oakmont Outdoor School during a special board meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center.
The candidates for the Claremont
Unified School District and Citrus
Community College District Area
No. 2 board races will be finalized by Friday.
Incumbent Hilary LaConte and former CUSD board
member Sam Mowbray have filed as candidates in the
CUSD race while Claremont resident Joe Farrell has
pulled papers but has yet to file as of Monday morning.
The seats of Ms. LaConte and current Board President
Beth Bingham will be up for grabs this November, but
Ms. Bingham has not pulled the papers.
Graduates from Harvey Mudd College will move on to have
the best salaries among all liberal arts grads, according to new
data released by compensation data organization, PayScale, in
its 2011-12 College Salary Report.
De Oliver Walker, 14, shows his project called The Best
Dorm Room Ever to his father Dion Walker and brother
Mark Walker, 11, on Wednesday at Harvey Mudd College.
De Oliver was one of 25 students chosen for a 4-week intensive
math course this summer at the college. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Unified School District
currently employs more than
300 classified employees. Approximately
8 to 14 of those workers will
be impacted by the CUSD board’s recent
vote to implement a reduction-in-force
Classified employees represent administrative assistants,
teaching assistants and other non-teaching positions.
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education approved $47,920 in donations to the Claremont High School Theatre Renovation Project. The renovation committee is currently trying to rise $1.5 million in order to receive a matching $1.5 million California Career and Technical Education grant that will allow for the CHS Theatre department to renovate and increase the size of its current theatre space.
He's just a few days into his new position
in the Claremont Unified
School District, but El Roble Intermediate
School Principal Scott Martinez
has an idea of what he wants students to
take from their middle school experience.
Mr. Martinez hopes he and the El Roble faculty and
staff can work together to provide a well-rounded educational
product that will encourage academic excellence,
extracurricular participation and help students mature as
they progress into high school.
The Claremont Unified School District requires that all
students entering 7th through 12th grades for the 2011-12
school year will need proof of an adolescent whooping
cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school.
The Claremont Unified School District
Board of Education unanimously
approved a resolution at
Thursday’s board meeting to declare the
district’s 2080 N. Mountain Ave. property
as surplus and authorize the sale of the
property. But the decision to enter into an
agreement with brokerage firm Tierra Development
Advisors took much more consideration.
Claremont resident Sam Mowbray, a former
Claremont Unified School District board member
who served from 1990-2006, is the latest
possible candidate to pull papers for the upcoming
board election this fall.
The Disciples Seminary
Foundation has put its
mantra of “supporting
emerging theological leaders
for diverse Christian communities”
into practice since its
formation in 1960, awarding
more than $3 million to more
than 700 students affiliated
with the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) who are
pursuing graduate level degrees
As the organization presses forward, it
plans to help many more.
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education will have no less than 30 items to vote on during Thursday’s board meeting. The ratification of the Surplus Property advisory committee recommendation, authorization to enter into an agreement with Tierra Development for an exclusive listing agreement, new job descriptions and a Reduction in Force for the district’s classified employees are just a sampling of what board members will vote on inside the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center at 7 p.m.
The Claremont Colleges are been named among the local recipients of a $235,000 grant by the California Department of Mental Health. In partnership with the Claremont School of Theology, the Claremont Colleges will split the grant with the University of La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona to develop new programs supporting student well-being and emotional health.