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CHS Welcomes New Arrival and Counselor Kristina Bergslien

JILL KAO, reporter

October 3, 2018


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New CHS counselor Kristina Bergslien, is settling in and getting used to our school, staff, and students. Bergslien has had experience as a middle school counselor in Lake Arrowhead for one year, and then becoming a high school counselor at Nogales High School for three years. Bergslien went to Azusa...

Bienvenu French Teacher Sheridin Wright

ASIYA JUNISBAI, reporter

October 3, 2018


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Along with a flux of incoming freshmen, many new faculty members have joined CHS this academic school year. Included in that group of staff is Madame Wright, a new addition to our school’s French Language program. Wright’s past academic experiences include teaching at William Fleming High School...

Sarena Tran Transfers into Science

EVELYN DOWNER, reporter

October 3, 2018


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As summer draws to a close, one can expect a series of new things: new classes, new classmates, and sometimes even new teachers. This fall, CHS has welcomed quite a few new additions to its staff done of whom being Sarena Tran. Starting this year, Tran will be taking over the classes B Biology HL 1 and...

Sophomore Daniel Hodde Pursues a Unique IB Opportunity

ROWAN ORLIJAN-RHYNE, reporter

October 3, 2018


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This July, CHS sophomore Daniel Hodde attended a summer camp on Vancouver Island, Canada, by United World College (UWC), a collection of 17 prestigious two-year IB schools scattered across the globe: The locations include Japan, Costa Rica, India, South Africa, and Germany. UWC was founded in 1962 in...

CHS Welcomes New Physics Teacher Ayers

SARAH PINO, reporter

October 3, 2018


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Every year, new teachers join the CHS community to help students expand their knowledge. This year, a new teacher has taken over physical science and AP Physics classes. Paul Ayers has always loved science since the end of high school. Previously, he attended Cal State Fullerton where he obtained a bachelor...

Mr. Casas Joins Faculty

ELIE SCHWARTZ, reporter

October 3, 2018


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Nathan Casas is the new Integrated Math (IM) 1, IM 1 A and IM 2 teacher this year. He has previously taught for eight years at Carpinteria High School, which is located in Santa Barbara County. Casas says he is settling in well, but it is hard adjusting to a new atmosphere and the culture of CHS. As...

Claremont High School’s 2018 Retirees

Claremont High School’s 2018 Retirees

May 31, 2018


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Claremont High School's 2018 retirees smile and laugh as they are honored for their many years of dedicated service at the last staff meeting of the year (from left to right: Armanda Garcia-Lopez; Lena Carter; Jack Harper; Patrick Smolenski).

Patrick Smolenski

Patrick Smolenski

Kendall Chraplewski, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

After 27 years of working at CHS, beloved science teacher Patrick Smolenski will be retiring. Smolenski has had a profound impact on many of his students, many of whom are sad to see him go. During his time at CHS, he has taught a variety of courses including chemistry, physical science, computer science,...

Biology Teacher and ASB Director Jack Harper to Retire

Biology Teacher and ASB Director Jack Harper to Retire

Joseph Salvinski, Reporter

May 25, 2018


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ASB director, biology teacher and former football coach, Jack Harper has been at CHS for the past 39 years. Harper felt that it was his time to finally retire primarily because he would like to spend more time with his family. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and went on to Claremont Graduate...

Counselor Lena Carter Departs from CHS

Jaiden Curlin, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

CHS, like any school, has teachers who come and go, or stay for a long time. But counselors on the other hand, are often overlooked when it comes to ‘who is the new teacher’ or ‘which teacher is leaving this year?’ This year, it is not limited to just teachers retiring. Instead, counselor Lena...

IB Biology Teacher Sarah Tonks

Charles Jiang, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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After eight years of teaching at CHS, IB Biology, and general Biology teacher Sarah Tonks is leaving CHS. Tonks’ contributions at CHS will definitely be remembered and will be tremendously missed by many of her students and fellow colleagues. Tonks has taught many different classes throughout her years:...

Garcia-Lopez

Garcia-Lopez

Aubree Trask, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Following her 35 years of teaching, Armanda Garcia-Lopez will be retiring from her teaching position in the World Languages department. Her retirement plans consist of spending more time with her family and traveling. During her many years of teaching, Garcia-Lopez has worked with students in elementary...

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