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Last night, the Board of Education recognized Stephanie Stanger, CHS Office Manager, for being named the 2022/2023 recipient of the Classified Spotlight on Excellence Award.

The Claremont Unified School District recognizes the excellent contributions of staff members toward the quality of education in the District. At least one staff member is selected for recognition during each school year from those nominated by their colleagues.



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Our Top Golf Tournament is officially SOLD OUT! It's going to be an un-fore-gettable good time! Special thanks to our sponsor Caposio Buick GMC and to all those who bought tickets!


Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health begins with open and honest conversations.

Tri-City is partnering with Just Us 4 Youth to create a safe and supportive listening circle/workshop for young people to discuss mental health. Join us tomorrow at Pomona Public Library!

Let's work together to create a more understanding and compassionate community for all.

Timeline photos 03/15/2023

Timeline photos

Just two days left before opening. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Brainstorm. Break a leg!


Superintendent Elsasser engaged this morning in the literature circle with third graders at Vista del Valle Elementary School.


Congratulation to the CHS Dance Team who participated in nationals for the first time in more than 5 years. They placed in the top 3 for all divisions and were ranked in the top 3 high schools. As a result, they received the title of Master Champions.

Timeline photos 03/03/2023

Timeline photos

Still don't have your tickets to Brainstorm? Skip to the front of the line!

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post 03/03/2023

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post

Photos from Claremont Unified School District's post 02/23/2023

Dr. O'Connor joins ACSAs 2023 list of award-winners in the category of Secondary Principal of the Year.

Dr. O'Connor is seen here enjoying a surprise visit from Superintendent Elsasser, Mrs. O'Connor, and Drs. Olesniewicz, Malally, and Taylor. They stopped by to wish him congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!


Don't miss Disney on Stage presented by The Claremont High School Choirs. Shows this evening and tomorrow.

Our concert musical is next week!!! Come support CHS choirs by seeing the show Thursday 2/23 and Friday 2/24!! Hope to see you there!

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post 02/21/2023

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post


National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February & highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post 02/14/2023

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post

Timeline photos 02/10/2023

Timeline photos

Don't miss your chance to see 2023 Student Directed One Acts. Tickets still available but they're going fast!

Photos from Tri-City Mental Health Services's post 02/10/2023

Photos from Tri-City Mental Health Services's post


February is Career Technical Education Month! 😁🥳👏🎉🎊

CTE month raises awareness of the significance of Career Technical Education and how it prepares students for their future careers and provides excellent education with outstanding instructors with years of experience within their field.

If you're a high school student who wants to enroll in a course, there is still time! We're taking enrollments for classes held at Claremont and Upland high schools.

Click on the link below to request your course today!

Happy CTE Month!😁🥳👏🎉🎊


Are you a high school Junior or Senior that wants to get ahead? Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics may be the right course for you! It is approved as a UC-CSU admissions category (*G/elective). Get 15 high school credits, get OSHA 10 certification, get college credit at Chaffey College! Get ahead, stay ahead! Scan the QR code and request your course today!

Photos from Sustainable Claremont's post 02/10/2023

Photos from Sustainable Claremont's post


JV ended their season in a 0-0 tie with Alta Loma. Goalkeepers Frida Palafox and Elaina McGuire combined for 3 saves. Despite the tie, JV will end their season as league champions, with a league record of 8-1-1, and an overall record of 16-3-3! Great job ladies!!


CHS Principal Announces Retirement

Longtime Claremont High School Principal Dr. Brett O’Connor Announces Retirement

Claremont, Calif. (February 9, 2023): After 16 years serving as the Principal of Claremont High School (CHS) and a 39-year career in public education, Dr. Brett O’Connor has announced his decision to retire from the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) at the end of this school year.

Throughout his tenure as Principal, Dr. O’Connor implemented a long list of initiatives and programs that have bolstered the learning experience for all students at CHS, some of which include:

- The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for juniors and seniors
- The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for grades 7-10
- The Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program
- A partnership with Citrus College to offer a Dual Enrollment program where students can take classes and earn high school and college credit
- The Student Voice, an exclusive organization on the CHS campus composed of counselor-selected students who play an important role at CHS
- The completion of a $3 million renovation of what is now known as the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts
- The expansion of club opportunities with over 80 clubs now being offered on campus

“The job of a high school principal is extremely complex and challenging; I often compare it to running a small city,” Superintendent Dr. Jim Elsasser shared. “The fact that Dr. O'Connor has been able to do this successfully over the past 16 years is a testament to his excellent leadership skills, an incredible work ethic, and his passion for the students and families he serves.”

In addition to his many duties as principal, Dr. O'Connor is often seen accompanying students to events, promoting fundraising activities, participating in theater productions with students, and transporting students to Citrus College so that they can take an introductory counseling course during their senior year that assists them with being better prepared to transition to college.

In 2017, Dr. O'Connor was honored by the Educational Theatre Association with the Administrator's Award; an award that is given to outstanding school administrators who have demonstrated exemplary support for educational theatre. He has also been recognized by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) with the Charter Leadership Award.

For his notable contributions and laudable efforts in support of CHS students and staff, the CUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to name the new, state-of-the-art Student Center in honor of Dr. Brett O'Connor. This beautiful facility in the heart of the CHS campus was the flagship project of the $58 million dollar General Obligation Bond supported by the community and is proudly named the Dr. Brett O'Connor Student Center.

Prior to his time at CUSD, Dr. O’Connor served as an elementary school teacher, elementary and middle school principal, and college professor. Over the years, he has become involved in a wide variety of professional, community, youth, and faith-based organizations in Claremont, where he and his wife Ann reside.

“His outstanding accomplishments, experience, leadership, and ability to work well with students, staff, and educational partners have made him one of the very best administrators with whom I've had the pleasure of working throughout my 32-year career in education,” noted Superintendent Dr. Elsasser.

In the coming weeks, CUSD leaders will begin the process of hiring Claremont High School’s next principal to support a smooth transition of leadership prior to Dr. O’Connor’s departure in June. Details of the hiring process will be provided to CHS students, staff, and families in the near future.


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Congratulations to our 2023 ACSA Award Recipients!
Ann O'Connor - CMA Charter Leadership Award
Dr. Natalie Taylor - Valuing Diversity Award

Both recipients are ACSA members who have demonstrated active membership and commitment by promoting and creating increased awareness of ACSA, its mission, and its membership.

Ann O'Connor and Dr. Natalie Taylor will be honored at the Annual Spring Conference and Awards Banquet on April 21.


Board recognition of Rosa Leong, CUSD Parent Involvement and Homeless/Foster Youth Liaison, and Educational Partners: Darlene Berg and Allison Gladney

For the past two years, CUSD’s Rosa Leong has been collaborating with Darlene Berg from Endless Fitness, and recently with Allison Gladney of Adage Dance Center, to ensure that CUSD families in need are taken care of for the holidays. On Saturday, December 18, 2022, Darlene and Allison along with several of her community partners (friends and family) hosted an event for CUSD students and their families. Families were treated to an incredible winter fest event and left with Christmas gifts and lots of food. Families filled out wish lists prior to the event and Darlene and her team did an amazing job in fulfilling their holiday wishes. In addition to Adage Dance Center, some of her partners included the Hitch, Eddie’s Pizza, Smart Property Management, and several others. CUSD’s educational partners Jason Barber and the City of Claremont, Smart Property Management, CHS' ASB, and several of our own CUSD staff shopped, wrapped gifts, and made many home deliveries to families that did not attend the event.

This was a partnership that helped make the holidays special for over 150 students and their families!


Welcome back to the Dais, Hilary LaConte!

Hilary LaConte was sworn in last night as a member of the CUSD Board of Education. As Board colleagues welcomed her back to the dais, they spoke of the attributes that make her an effective board member.

Timeline photos 02/03/2023

Timeline photos

Just two days left before opening. Congratulations to the cast and crew of ComedySportz HSL. Break a leg!

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post 02/03/2023

Photos from Claremont High School Theatre's post


Want to develop new strategies to enhance your wellness, self-esteem and mental health?

Register for our free upcoming webinar "Boosting Your Self-Esteem" on Thursday, February 16 at 12pm.

Free registration at

This webinar is open to residents, students, service providers, community groups and organizations in Pomona, Claremont and La Verne.


We have FREE services for Students just by attending BVROP! Free donated business attire, free dental care, free eye-screenings, free mental health support, and free meals at the Career Training Center!


Family Movie Night is back again at the Wellness Center! 🎥🍿

Join us on February 10 at 6pm to watch the Color of Friendship. Bring your friends and family, blankets and pillows. Complimentary snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to all to attend.

Due to limited space and COVID guidelines, the first 12 to RSVP will be able to attend. Physical distancing is required and parents must wear a mask.

RSVP by February 9 by calling (909) 242-7600.

Tri-City Wellness Center
TAY Resource Building
1403 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767


Getting hyped and mentally prepared for our last 2 league games, Let’s go Pack!! 🐺 ⚽️


A virtual presentation on Parenting in the Digital Va**ng World.

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Cheer Teams
César E. Chávez-Dolores Huerta Essay & Art Contest entries by CUSD students.
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