The council recognized Panther Troop 407, the first all-girl Cub Scout troop in the San Gabriel Valley.
Troop 407 was formed after the Boy Scouts of America vote allowed girls to participate last year. They joined as part of the early adapter program.
“We thank you for your service to the Claremont community and congratulate you..."
Anyone who ventured to the Village this weekend no doubt noticed that the Claremont Colleges were in the midst of their two-day graduation marathon.
The festivities across the Colleges were complete with parents bearing gifts, smiling graduates and the various commencement addresses.
Claremont definitely attracts well known and inspiring talent. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Robyn Echeverri, longtime math instructor at El Roble Intermediate School, is the 2019 Claremont Unified School District teacher of the year.
Ms. Echeverri, who is in her 25th year at El Roble, had an inkling something was up when she got to work and learned she was to attend the Thursday evening school board meeting, where the announcement took place.
“I kind of was told in the morning by mistake, and so I was kind of questioning it and piecing it together,” she said. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Next weekend Claremont will show why it’s the City of PhDs with no less than seven graduations—five Saturday—on May 18 and 19. As the Colleges wrap up midterm exams this week, schools are announcing speakers for these commencement exercises. The speaker lineup is as follows…
The Claremont Educational Foundation has its eye on increasing CEF’s fundraising capacity by finding large donors and applying for grants for CEF, its recently-hired Development Director Greg Glass told the COURIER.
CEF plans to establish specific fundraising initiatives for particular projects—rather than distributing all donations among Claremont schools—with the hope of attracting and recruiting wealthy large-scale donors.
Madagascar Jr. starts with a bang as each character announces themselves in the opening number. Mountain View Elementary students sat in rows this week on the multipurpose room floor and watched the story unfold with smiles on their faces. The plot kicks off as Marty expresses his desire to escape the zoo and experience the wild. Despite Alex’s protests, Marty decides to make a break for it and leave. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
El Roble Intermediate School’s instrumental music program has had a series of setbacks in recent weeks, including the loss of its enthusiastic young band director, Taylor Estep, and the cancellation of an ambitious—some say overly ambitious—trip to London planned for later this year.
Mr. Estep resigned in March. He declined comment to the COURIER for this story.
Anyone passing by Condit Elementary School Monday morning might have done a double-take, as the play yard was filled with students and actors dressed in colonial-era garb, and a fifer was playing a period correct tune.
No, it wasn’t Little House on the Prairie day, just a newly expanded version of a longtime Condit tradition.
Pomona College announced that Janet Inskeep Benton, a 1979 graduate of the college and long-time supporter of the arts, has donated $15 million for the college’s new museum.
Scheduled to open in fall 2020, the recently-named Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College or “The Benton,” is a 33,000-square-foot facility currently under construction on College Avenue and Bonita Avenue.
My conversation with Roger McNamee ran the gamut from the impetus for his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, to his familiarity with Claremont, to his music career. Due to space concerns the COURIER could only use a portion of our 45-minute discussion for the main story. The following is a transcript of that conversation, with some edits and additions for clarity. —Mick Rhodes
There are lots of things to look forward to this spring thanks to the Claremont Educational Foundation. The CEF supports the Claremont United School District and has gifted $140,000 to schools and teachers so far in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The money goes toward arts and music instruction in the elementary schools and technology at the high schools. Here are some events in the coming weeks.
The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award honors a midcareer poet with $100,000; the Kate Tufts Discovery Award recognizes the work of a poet of promise with $10,000. Claremont Graduate University (CGU) announces the selection of the 10 finalists for the 2019 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.
The Claremont City Council isn’t the only legislative body in town making the switch to district-based elections.
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education voted on December 20, 2018 to initiate a transition to by-trustee districts. The reasoning behind the move is similar to the city council—the district doesn’t want to receive a demand letter from an attorney that would result in fees estimated at $30,000.
First-year Chaparral Elementary School Principal Ann O’Connor is in a good place. “It’s been fantastic,” said Claremont Unified School District’s newest head administrator.
“I just love the school. And the staff and the parents really do like each other. It’s a wonderful, warm place to be. I couldn’t ask to be in a better place.”