A Message From Principal Mayer

Hello Claremont Families!! We made it to spring break!  We want to first thank you all for your flexibility and compassion as we have attempted to ensure that learning and growing at Claremont continued during the school closure.  We are repeatedly appreciative of the amazing Claremont community! As you have probably heard, there has been… Read more »

Home Learning Plan – Read More for Links – Updated 3/26

Hello Claremont Families! From here on out, THIS DOCUMENT will be your daily check in! This includes links, information and resources. Most importantly, it includes all other communication that has gone out and the grade level letters (on second page) that outlines work that is expected to be completed! Please check both this letter and… Read more »

Let’s show our spirit even though we are apart!

The 8th grade leadership class spent time prior to the closure planning a Spirit Week. Please ask your students to join in the fun, and DM @claremontknights_ on instagram, or send me your pictures via Google Photos. Monday is Stripes Day: Wear your favorite striped clothing Tuesday is Rainbow Day: Dress like a rainbow. Show… Read more »

Grab & Go Meals Service

Every Monday and Thursday during the school closure, the OUSD Nutrition Services Dept will be passing out Grab & Go meals for our families.   Simply show up to any one of the 12 school sites listed here between 8a-12pm, and get a food bag for any child living in our house under the age of 18.   Bring… Read more »


As we all get used to our new realities, please make sure you are signed up to receive updated information from the following sources: 6th grade class emails from Ingrid McKenney – iemckenney@gmail.com 7th grade class emails from Chris Lu – lu.66@gmail.com 8th grade class emails from Bernadette Kirchstetter – blimosnero@gmail.com Sign up for email updates from ousd.org Subscribe to the Knightline on this… Read more »

Claremont School Closure Learning Guide

Claremont has put together this handout to support students and families during this school closure.  We cannot ensure that all students will have equal access to the internet or technology, nor are we able to provide any students with a chromebook.  We do expect students to stay busy, learning during these next three weeks. Those… Read more »

A message from Mr. Mayer on next week’s school closure

Hello Claremont Families, As you may have heard already, all OUSD Schools will be closed at the end of today.  Our after-school program will run today until 6pm.  There will be no school beginning Monday, 3/16 through Spring Break. Students will be expected back to school on 4/6/2020. While your child is out of school,… Read more »


At Claremont the health and safety of all students, staff, and families is our top priority. We have been doing announcements reminding students to wash their hands throughout the day and use the sanitizer available in the library, lunchroom, office and at both entrances to the PE locker rooms, in addition to the communications that have gone home. We… Read more »


The good people who are running the Taste Of Temescal fundraiser have been given new official recommendations to postpone the event. They hope to find a new date in the spring. We will keep you posted! Read more »


The tastiest fundraiser for local public schools is coming again on Tuesday, March 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Buy a $40 ticket for each member of your family here and set them loose to roam Temescal eating gourmet goodies from restaurants including: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, Asmara Restaurant, Aunt Mary’s Cafe, Bierhaus, Bird & Buffalo, Bowl’d, Burma Superstar, Café Colucci, Co Nam, Curbside Creamery, Daol Tofu, EZ Taqueria, Hancook,… Read more »

California Healthy Kids Survey

It’s that time of year again when we ask all of our families to give input on how well our school is serving your children through the California Health Kids Survey! This important tool gives schools throughout California data about how our kids and families are experiencing school. This data is tied to important funding sources… Read more »


Due to families graduating out or terms coming to an end, there are many key positions open for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. We are looking for… • President – runs meetings, prepares agendas, works closely with the principal to support the school. • Vice President – attends board a general meetings, runs meetings when President absent. • Treasurer – oversees the management… Read more »

Claremont Boys Soccer Update

The Claremont boys soccer team has gotten off to a great start! They started their season at a Jamboree, with two wins and a tie. The official season started with a 6-0 win over La Escuelita. Francisco Ho-Herrera scored two, and Walker Blake scored four. The second game was a 1-1 tie against Bret Harte,… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for the 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

It’s almost time for the 2019 Claremont Middle School Pancake Breakfast! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 29th! There will be seatings at 8am, 9:15am and 10:30am. Click here for event information and to purchase tickets. Please attend this great community event. All proceeds go the the Claremont PTA. Read more »


CMS Historical Literacy Knight will take place on Thursday, January 30, from 5-7 pm (right after the Oratorical). There will be food, raffle prizes, workshop stations and live performances by our own MLK Oratorical Festival finalists. Come help us celebrate reading and writing at Claremont Middle School! We are accepting donations of gently used, high interest… Read more »


The next CMS Community Work Morning is scheduled for this coming Sunday (January 12th) from 9am to 12pm. We are busy aggregating the teacher and staff wishlists and will need lots of volunteers to make everything possible. Once again there will be a lot of fun ways for students, families and community members to contribute… Read more »


6th grade advisory classes are asking for chess set donations — standard size or larger (not the tiny piece versions, please). After the winter break, if you have any chess sets to donate, please drop off in the front office. Thank you! Read more »


Where: Claremont Middle School Gym When: Friday, December 20th Time: 4-6pm Cost : $2 Cash  • Food, Drinks, Music, Games and FUN! • Wear Neon or white clothes GLOW BIG OR GLOW HOME!!! Read more »


What is The Breakfast Club? A safe, warm space for students to meet before school to hang out, grab a bite to eat, watch cartoons, and/or finish up homework. The Club is supervised by Coach Doubley, our RJ Coordinator, and Mr. Kimo, our Art and AAMA teacher. Currently, the Breakfast Club is serving about 20 students. Where/When?… Read more »

Claremont Girls Soccer Tryouts & Parent Meeting – UPDATED

Coach Stephanie is back for another season of Claremont Girl Soccer!  Tryouts will be next week on Wednesday Nov. 20 and Thursday Nov. 21 at Bushrod Park (upper park). 4 p.m. The soccer meeting tonight is cancelled. but girls tryouts 4-5 Wed and Thursday at Bushrod. To find out more and to register for the girls soccer tryouts, please… Read more »


As the High School enrollment process begins we will be supporting our 8th-grade families by having a High School Enrollment fair with representatives from High Schools from throughout Oakland. Please save the date, 11/20 from 5:30-7pm, and plan to come to get your questions answered and learn more about your high school options. Questions? Contact Mr. Galvan, our 8th… Read more »


Our first school dance will be on Friday, Nov. 1st from 1:30 – 3pm in the gym. The cost to get in is Canned or Dry Foods, 4 CMS bucks (students can earn CMS bucks by exhibiting CMS Values – Being compassionate, mindful, and safe.) or $1 cash. Snacks will be provided. Dance expectations: The dance will begin… Read more »

Claremont Volleyball

The Claremont Girls Volleyball started out their season playing against Urban Promise Academy on 10/19. The team lost 0 – 2 sets but had a great time anyway. Go Knights! Read more »

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 shona_armstrong@hotmail.com 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 »