Fast Times at South Pas High

Parents head back to high school at SPHS

PHOTO: | ASB, PTSA, Internship program and more busy at work in front of the counseling offices at SPHS

Even the wall of heatwave heat couldn’t keep high school parents away from the fall Back To School night at South Pasadena High School. Spirits were high as families, old and new, made their way from class to class, getting a feel for what their student’s days are like. I was struck by how beautiful our campus truly is and how lucky our kids are; gorgeous facilities, stellar teachers and staff and a community of people who care for one another.

PHOTO: | AP Art students working on projects during Back To School night

The ASB commissioners were out in force, having fun while directing parents and answering questions. Mrs. Barella had the most popular table outside the counseling office because she was taking the Senior Privilege forms which allow seniors to leave campus at lunch. Parents said it was the one directive they received from their seniors! Speaking of parents of seniors, “fast” and “bittersweet” were words uttered throughout the evening, as so many parents who met at Calvary, St. James or Cottage Pre-school found themselves here, fast-forwarded to the last back to school night.

PHOTO: | Drama teacher, Nick Hoffa, addresses the Drama II parents

How did we get here? With tremendous support from this South Pasadena village, from the school board to our city council, police and fire, teachers, principals, mentors, friends and neighbors. Parents of incoming freshmen feel a lot of the same emotions looking ahead to four years of high school. A word of advice; enjoy every minute. They are fast times indeed.

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PHOTO: | The ASB store was open, selling ice cream
PHOTO: | The ever passionate and popular literature teacher, Mr. Zavidow
PHOTO: | AP artwork in the art studio at SPHS
PHOTO: | Parents hear from Nick Hoffa in the Little Theatre and do I spy our school board member, Jon Primuth?
PHOTO: | Going back to high school. Seems like old times.