CUSD Celebrates! September 16 Edition

Welcome to the first edition of CUSD Celebrates! A bi-monthly newsletter capturing excellence throughout CUSD schools.


CUSD Schools Shine with PBIS Platinum & Gold!

Hip, hip, hooray! The state of California has recognized all 10 CUSD schools for their outstanding PBIS implementation for the 2022-2023 school year. What is PBIS? Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework that supports students' behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. It's all about creating positive, predictable, and safe learning environments where everyone thrives. We're on the map with nine schools at the PLATINUM level and Claremont High School claiming the GOLD! A big shoutout to our dedicated staff members who consistently go above and beyond for our students. 

L'Mio Edwards

L'Mio's Lap of Love & NBC LA Spotlight!

L'Mio Edwards, a shining star from Claremont High School, has been making waves not just on the track but in the hearts of our community. Recently featured on NBC LA, L'Mio's efforts, from providing free track shoes to raising funds during the pandemic, embody CUSD's Core Values, Excellence, Equity, Innovation and Integrity. Whether it's promoting diversity or running 5Ks for a cause, L'Mio is a beacon of hope, inspiration, and unwavering integrity. Way to go, L'Mio!

Water Polo Wonder: AliMarie Dives into Stanford!

Water Polo Wonder: AliMarie Dives into Stanford!

Big news splash! CHS's water polo prodigy, AliMarie DePrez, is making waves as she's already been accepted into Stanford University for the 2024-2025 academic year. Not just an athlete, AliMarie is a scholar who's balanced rigorous courses with her passion for the sport. With a legacy of scholar-athletes in her family, she's set to make a splash at Stanford!

Jazzy Soars High with Eagle Scout & Gold Award

Jazzy Soars High with Eagle Scout & Gold Award!

Jasmine "Jazzy" Lyn is not just any student; she's a trailblazer! Achieving the highest honors in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Jazzy embodies CUSD's commitment to holistic development. Jazzy is one of very few students who have earned the Eagle Scout and Gold award from both organizations. From leadership roles to earning merit badges, her journey is a testament to dedication, resilience, and excellence. Three cheers for Jazzy!

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Our New Teachers!

Every year, CUSD warmly welcomes its newest educators in grand style. Our Human Resources Department rolls out a red carpet for the new teachers, ensuring they start their journey with a star-studded welcome as enthusiastic district staff members greet them.

While iPads are distributed to them, our dedicated Technology Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs) step in to guide them on effectively using these iPads with their students. But it's not just about the tech; every department in our district plays a part in making the first few days memorable, informational, and welcoming.

Our New Teacher Orientation is a blend of tools, training, bonding, and sharing, all geared up to kickstart an exciting academic year. And what better way to introduce them to Claremont than a fun-filled bus tour? On the second day of New Teacher Orientation, Assistant Superintendent Kevin Ward leads the group on a tour of Claremont. Staff members and students at each campus come out with cheers, warm welcomes, and a touch of Hollywood flair; our new teachers are all set to inspire!