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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


Filed under 2017-2018, News

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...

Library Renovations

Kay Oken, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

Libraries have been around generation after generation, housing books dating back decades. However, overtime, these dwellings of literature grow more and more outdated, particularly in the very structure of the buildings. Due to problems such as these, the Claremont Public Library began its temporary...

New Math Class to Be Added Next Year

Gbemi Abon, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Many students at CHS have become aware that the teachers of the math department have been trying their best to find ways to improve the mathematical skills of their students. For the 2018-2019 school year, there will be a new math class available at CHS called Mathematical Reasoning With Concepts (MRWC),...

NASA Launches New Space Station

Jaden Clark, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is one of the most influential organizations in the U.S. today. However, according to reports from the Office of Management and Budget, NASA has undergone significant budget cuts since the early 2000s. Since then, NASA has not been as conspicuous...

CHS Students Walk for Action

Kendall Chraplewski, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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In light of the tragic Parkland shooting and the other shootings plaguing schools and neighborhoods nationwide, CHS students, decked in black clothing, united and led a school walkout on March 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. in central quad for 17 minutes, honoring each of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting....

CHS Students ‘Make Change’ With Writing

Travis Davis, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Students from across CUSD schools ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade had the opportunity to honor and express their very own thoughts on the victories of various social justice leaders and movements through visual art and writing in the Claremont Making Change Contest. Students with exceptional...

CHS’s Record Number of National Merit Finalists

Makayla Oas, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Out of the many years that CHS has taken the PSATs, this year has shown to have the most receivers of the exceptional National Merit award. The National Merit grants juniors who scored the highest on the PSATs with a scholarship of $2,500. Having the highest number of recipients this year, eight CHS...

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