Photo by Andrés Oyaga
SPHS opened its gates to parents on the annual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 6. This night gave parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their students’ schedules and teachers.
The evening kicked off with its traditional convocation in the SPHS auditorium. Principal Janet Anderson welcomed parents to Back to School Night and Assistant Principals Janet Wichman and David Speck introduced all staff members of the departments.
The SPHS Color Guard delivered a brief performance titled “Butterflies” and Dance III performed “Mad Tea Party” from last spring’s Alice In Wonderland dance concert.
Members of Food Services, South Pasadena Educational Foundation Board, Parent Teacher Student Association, and Booster Club informed parents on ways to assist the school and their students.
Following the assembly, ASB members helped parents navigate the campus for classroom visits. Classroom visits were each ten minutes, allowing teachers to give a brief course outline and go over basic rules and expectations.
“[Back to School Night] is really the best opportunity for parents to get the overview of what goes on in each class so they can support their children going through the school year,” SPHS Principal Janet Anderson said.