Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Elementary Schools invited parents, grandparents and friends to their respective campuses last Thursday for open house, an annual ritual that allows students an opportunity to showcase their work.
As part of the year-end event, guests come and go during the scheduled hours, as teachers may discuss individual student progress and achievement, generally recognizing the standout work of students.
In addition, classrooms are filled with displays and assignments as appreciative parents praise their children’s work.
It’s open house time at all the schools in the South Pasadena Unified School District. The local high school held the first of five on April 24 in conjunction with the official opening of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building on campus.
South Pasadena Middle School will host its open house on May 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A school picnic, featuring food truck, is slated from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Marengo has scheduled it’s open house for Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
“Each school’s open house is an opportunity to allow parents and the community to come and visit the classrooms, look at student work and really celebrate the end of the school year and feel a part of the process,” explained South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz. “It provides an opportunity for the students to show off their work, too, for the parents and grandparents, or whomever may be visiting the classroom. It’s a wonderful culmination as we get closer to the end of the school year.”