Thank You to Our Great Claremont Auction Sponsors

Claremont Middle School’s 14th Annual Auction couldn’t happen without the support of great local businesses and merchants who donated. There’s a special place in our hearts for our auction sponsors who gave between $250 to $2,000! Please visit these businesses and thank them for supporting our middle school! FRONT ROW ORCHESTRA BALCONY        … Read more »

Buy Your Tickets to the Claremont 2019 Auction

The Claremont Auction is October 26 at Temescal Works. You are cordially invited to buy tickets to the gala here. The online auction begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 10 and ends on Oct. 23. Bid on items from your home and get notifications if you are outbid – you can always bid more! Go… Read more »

Back to School Night is on 8/29

BTSN is on August 29th and we’ve planned a longer evening than usual so that we can get more time in each classroom (per feedback we’ve received in the past). So plan to grab a bite to eat before or after! Here’s what you need to know: 1. Please park on the STREET or WALK… Read more »

Welcome letter from Shona Armstrong, PTA President

Shona Armstrong Claremont PTA President Aug. 3, 2019 Dear Claremont Middle School Family, Welcome to Claremont Middle School! I am so glad to have you join our community.  I wanted to share a few important dates and invite you to be an active member of the Claremont community. A little bit about me: This… Read more »

Claremont Fund 2018-19 Surpasses Our Goal

The Claremont Fund for the 2018-19 school year raised a record $122,652.43! A huge thanks to everyone involved and especially those who gave. A special shoutout to Laura Deehan, who was the PTA’s vice president of fundraising. Directly giving to the PTA via the Claremont Fund is a great way to support the school. Please sign up… Read more »

Raley’s Gives Grant to Claremont for Picnic Tables and Umbrellas

For 80 years, Raley’s has been contributing to the communities in which they serve. Through their community giving programs, Raley’s gives more than $10 million each year to various organizations throughout the Northern California and Western Nevada regions. We are pleased to announce that Claremont received grant funding to purchase picnic tables and umbrellas for our courtyard area. Delivery… Read more »

After School Sign Up for School Year 2019-2020

“Attention everybody! We want you to come join the Knight Scholars After School Program! New and exciting adventures for the 2019-2020 school year. Your voice is needed! Let’s create the best after school experience ever! Everything from Sports, STEAM, Cooking, Drama, Dance, Music to Academic support and 1st pick access to all Claremont Middle School events! What do you want to see in the ASP???! … Read more »

Claremont’s Mr. Mayer Named “Middle School Principal of the Year”

Our principal, Jonathan Mayer, will be recognized Thursday by the Oakland Unified School District as Middle School Principal of the Year. “I would like to thank Claremont parents, guardians and all of the community for the support you have shown me over the past five years,” Principal Mayer said. “I couldn’t do this without you… Read more »

What’s coming up at Claremont

INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK & AWARD CELEBRATION Join us on TODAY, May 9 from 6 – 8 pm, as we celebrate the Attendance and Athletic Achievements of our students with an International Potluck. All families are asked to bring a dish that reflects your heritage to share. Set up will begin at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact Edana… Read more »

Upcoming May Events at Claremont

INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK & AWARD CELEBRATION Join us on Thursday, May 9 from 6 – 8 pm as we celebrate the Attendance and Athletic Achievements of our students with an International Potluck. All families are asked to bring a dish that reflects your heritage to share. Set up will begin at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact Edana… Read more »

Thank You Knights – $11,289 for Claremont Sports!!!

We did it! The wider Claremont community contributed $11,289 towards Claremont after school sports! More than 80 people contributed to the crowdfunding campaign. Thank you Claremont and Go Knights! To keep up with all sports news at Claremont, check out our Claremont athletics pages. Read more »

“Screenagers,” the award-winning documentary, showing at Claremont

Are your kids addicted to their devices? So are mine! But we’re not going to just give up and let our kids scroll through life, with rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span. The award-winning documentary “Screenagers” addresses the biggest parenting issue of our time head on — how teens struggle with social media, video… Read more »

Slate of Candidates for the 2019-2020 Claremont PTA Board

The PTA Nominating Committee proposes the following people for the 2019-2020 Claremont PTA Board. The full PTA will vote on the slate at the April 4th general PTA meeting. Still needed – Vice President of Events. Please let the nominating committee know if you are interested. A candidate for this role will be approved in… Read more »

Claremont Take a Bow: A 2019 California Distinguished School

Claremont is one of 162 schools – and the only one in Oakland – named as a California Distinguished School in 2019 by the state Department of Education. It is the first time Claremont has received the honor, which is for “outstanding education programs and practices,” according to the state Department of Education. “Schools are awarded for… Read more »

Latin American Heritage Night

Claremont Families and Staff are cordially invited to celebrate the Latin American heritage of our students with a potluck and awards presentation. This event will take place Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the gym, representing our Latino communities such as Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru, and more. This… Read more »

Taste of Temescal – Get Your Tickets, Sponsor a Teacher!

Taste of Temescal is back! The tastiest fundraiser for local public schools is coming again on Tuesday, March 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Buy a $40 ticket for each member of your family here (or contact Shona) and set them loose to roam Temescal eating gourmet goodies from restaurants including: Asmara, Burma Superstar, Dona Tomas, Hawking Bird, Hawk and Pony, Prima Materia, The Well and more! Proceeds benefit Claremont Middle School, Oakland Tech,… Read more »

District Oratorical Winners!

Manyiah Sutton and Olivia Pernice competed in the district finals for the Oratorical this past weekend and won first place!! Their category was published poetry chorals with The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes. Brava to you both! Read more »


Register for R4R 2019 today!  Registration and fundraising for our 11th annual event is going strong. So far, we have over 190 riders registered and more than $40,000 raised to support our 10 participating schools! Register here. Volunteer Sign-Ups.  R4R could not happen without an amazing support crew.  If a bike ride to Sacramento is not in the cards… Read more »

Information about the Oakland Teachers’ Strike from Claremont PTA President

From Shona Armstrong, Claremont PTA president. Dear Claremont Parents, The Oakland Education Association (OEA), the teachers’ union, will strike beginning this Thursday, Feb. 21. I know this will be disruptive for many families, teachers and staff. The PTA wants to help. Ana Sofia Tudose has kindly volunteered to act as a liaison between teachers and… Read more »

Claremont Girls Soccer Ties 2-2

It was a tough and wet game last Saturday with the Claremont Girls Soccer team tying 2-2 against Ascend. Marley Sonke scored one goal and we think a second (it was hard to see what was going on with the rain and the wind). Natalia Levy was in goal. More than 20 girls got some… Read more »

Claremont girls soccer wins!

Claremont girls were victorious Saturday 1/19 against Life Academy, winning 3-0. Ruby Burg-Naughton, Naia Quigley and Marley Sanke each scored a goal, with Natalia Levy as Claremont’s goalie in both halves. Way to go Knights! Read more »

Girls Soccer Wins Against Ascend 7-1

Claremont Girls won against Ascend 7-1 last Saturday with two goals by Sophia Klein, two goals by Naia Quigley, two goals by Frances Faurot and one goal from Olivia Pernice. Natalia Levy and Lilliana Harrison played in goal. With the Knights doing so well, the coach was able to perform her own feat – 22… Read more »

We Are The Champions, My Friends

Wow! Girls Volleyball takes Oakland Unified School District Middle School Volleyball Championship, enjoying an UNDEFEATED SEASON. They never lost a game within any match this entire season. The team was led by a talented group of 8th grade players. On Thursday, December 13, we had our own individual awards gathering. The following students were awarded… Read more »

Girls Soccer Tryouts

Stephanie Barnes and her daughter, Makayla, a Knight alum and now a sophomore at Holy Names, will be back coaching the girls. They will hold tryouts on Thursday Dec. 20 with Friday Dec. 21 at Bushrod Park from 4-5:30. Read more »

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Boys Soccer Tryouts Monday Dec. 17 and Tuesday Dec. 18. Interested students should listen to announcements for place and time. Read more »

Holiday Gift Fund For Our Amazing CMS Teachers & Staff!

Now is the time to contribute to our 2018 Claremont Middle School Holiday Gift Fund! All contributions – big or small – are welcome. We will use the gift fund contributions to purchase Trader Joe’s gift cards for all the amazing people who work at Claremont: teachers, custodians, administrative staff and all the others who… Read more »

Girls Volleyball Update

Our CMS volleyball team won their playoff game last weekend 25-5, 25-19. So clear off your Saturday morning schedules (December 8th), and head over to CCPA to watch Claremont take on Montera at 11:30am. Amazing job, team… we’ll all be rooting for you! Read more »

Claremont Adopt-a-Family Drive

As we approach the holiday season, we are seeking gift items to make the holidays a little bit brighter for several of our students and their families. Please also consider donating the following items: Gift Cards (Target, Walmart, etc) Bike Helmets Bike Locks Barbie Dolls Sports equipment: basketballs, footballs, soccer balls Card & board games… Read more »

Girls Volleyball Update

Our girls volleyball team made it to the playoffs and will play this weekend (Saturday, December 1) at McClymonds High School. They will play their first game at 11:30. Read more »

Thank You Claremont Community – Auction Success!

Thanks to Claremont’s community for a great auction and fundraiser. There are a few parties run by parents with slots open. Check it out here and sign up to have fun, make new friends and support Claremont!The Claremont PTA is a 501(3)(c) organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Thank you… Read more »