New Science Education Opportunities at ClairbournA change is coming this year, and it will mark a strong step forward in our science education opportunities. After many years, Clairbourn's Project: S.T.A.R. will be replaced by a new Engineering Week.
|Posted on: 1/5/2017 11:14 AM||Comments (0)|
Headmaster's Thoughts on the Movie ScreenagersDigital media devices offer new and positive capabilities, but they often have unintentional consequences that must be considered and mitigated. Screen time offers a whole new world of information and entertainment, but when that new world causes us to be cut off from our families and those closest to us, something must be done. Without conscious limits, we’ll become more and more isolated...
|Posted on: 11/17/2016 3:33 PM||Comments (0)|
A New Format For Celebrating Those Important To Our StudentsGrandparents Visiting Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 22nd. It will be a half-day of school and a dress-uniform day. But the new twist is that we are having this in conjunction with the school’s annual Thanksgiving Service from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. At this service, grandparents will experience individual grades offering poems, songs, and readings appropriate to the occasion to express gratitude for blessings.
|Posted on: 11/3/2016 2:30 PM||Comments (0)|
The Book Fair, Entrepreneur Fair, and Father's Visiting DayThe past seven days at school have delivered a true fall harvest of events and accomplishments within our Clairbourn community. Our sense of community sets us apart, and clearly, the Clairbourn community really turned out for all of these exciting events!
|Posted on: 10/27/2016 4:16 PM||Comments (0)|
A Benefit to All School ProgramsFrom classroom assistants and technology to the soft play surfaces, all of these amenities ensure our students are prepared for the future. Every gift counts and directly contributes to the heightened quality of our educational program. I urge you to participate, give what you can, and join me in witnessing the good our Annual Fund can do here every day throughout the year.
|Posted on: 10/20/2016 12:15 PM||Comments (0)|
Some Fresh Research on Why Our Model WorksIt’s important to understand the long-term benefits of completing the Clairbourn Middle School program in all its facets. A recent study, by Michah W. Rothbart at Syracuse University, found that when middle school students were not at the bottom of the grade structure (as seen in 7-12 grade schools), they reported feeling “safer" with "less bullying, less fighting, and a greater sense of belonging.”
|Posted on: 10/14/2016 9:11 AM||Comments (0)|
Thanking Host FamiliesLast week, Clairbourn families opened their hearts and homes to young people from another country: Australia. In true Clairbourn spirit, we reaffirmed that we are all one people, the children of God. Well done, Clairbourn!
|Posted on: 10/5/2016 11:44 AM||Comments (0)|
Be Uncommon, Even ExtraordinaryWhile communication is likely to be common in the years ahead, we are educating and training our students to be uncommon, even extraordinary. This requires precise, articulately chosen, and correctly expressed language. Without proper instruction and opportunities to practice, young people will fall into common practice and not distinguish themselves as effective communicators and potential leaders.
|Posted on: 9/29/2016 6:34 PM||Comments (0)|
A Priceless Exchange ExperienceThrough the association we have established with Huntingtower School in Melbourne, Australia, our students get to live with an Australian family for about ten days. In return, the Aussies get to come to Los Angeles and stay with Clairbourn families in alternating years. This year Clairbourn is hosting Australian students...
|Posted on: 9/22/2016 1:45 PM||Comments (0)|
Your Full Attention Is RequiredClairbourn has safe and orderly arrival and departure procedures. When followed by competent and alert drivers, they provide Clairbourn students and families with efficiency and protection. By far, most Clairbourn families understand them and attend to these procedures conscientiously. The most important ingredient, however, is...
|Posted on: 9/15/2016 10:20 AM||Comments (0)|
Headlines - Thoughts from Headmaster Dr. NafieI hope to speak with every Clairbourn parent at some point during the course of the year, and the sooner the better. If we haven’t had a recent conversation, please don’t hesitate to say, “Hello.” I’ll be speaking at the first CFA meeting, next Tuesday, September 13th...
|Posted on: 9/8/2016 3:18 PM||Comments (0)|
Seeing Renewal In NatureSuccess in academics, as in life, is not just a momentary event. We can help our students to put down the kind of roots that will feed and sustain their success now and in the future. From the same sturdy plant, many flowers and crops will bloom in cycles of renewal. So too, with our students, each year has its seeds, its watering, its below the surface, and its above the ground work to do...
|Posted on: 9/2/2016 4:23 PM||Comments (0)|
Renewing Our Literacy EngineAfter many years of anticipation, the Clairbourn Library renovation is now a reality, and we couldn’t be happier. Our library, built in 1986, has finally received a “new engine.” It is essential that our school re-commit itself to what is essentially the home of literacy at Clairbourn...
|Posted on: 1/21/2016 1:31 PM||Comments (0)|
The Holiday SeasonThe holiday season, in part, is about the re-awakening within ourselves of the qualities and aspirations that move us forward from merely coping and existing to striving and achieving. True education awakens and renews those timeless qualities, embraced in Christmas and other holiday traditions, and brings freshness and vitality to individual student journeys. As 2016 dawns on this renewal, may it bring peace, prosperity, and progress to families everywhere.
|Posted on: 12/10/2015 11:02 AM||Comments (0)|
Memories and GratitudeIt is time to give tribute to Clairbourn's retired Assistant Head of School Gloria Stahmer, one of the most influential educators in the west San Gabriel Valley.
|Posted on: 4/28/2015 11:20 AM||Comments (0)|