Officials from the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) and others gathered in front of the newly-renovated gyms at South Pasadena High School (SPHS) on Thursday, February 18, for a grand unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The efforts to transform the main gym, practice gym, locker rooms, basketball courts, tennis courts, and many other sports-related facilities on campus have taken just around 2 years — from the planning and inception phase, to construction, and eventually its final completion.
Observing COVID safety regulations, attendance was limited but still saw a crowd of about 30 people, excited to tour the newly furnished buildings and courts after a massive overhaul.
Among those in attendance were: SPHS Principal, Janet Anderson; SPHS Assistant Principals Janet Wichman and David Speck; SPUSD Board of Education Ruby Kalra; Board Clerk Zahir Robb, Board members Michele Kipke, Suzie Abajian and Patricia Martinez-Miller; Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, David Lubs; Superintendent Geoff Yantz; Director of Special Projects and Bond Projects, Tim Mawhinney; and SPHS Athletics Director, Anthony Chan.
“I can’t even begin to tell you what an exciting day this is for the entire school board in the district of high school and the community,” said SPUSD Board of Education President, Ruby Kalra. “One way through a pandemic is providing outdoor spaces and physical activity. And we are so proud today to be able to provide this with the help of our architects and builders, construction workers, and (Athletics Director) Anthony Chan for getting the kids back out onto the field and into the pool and it’s just exciting. We’re so thrilled to be able to do this. Thank you to our community and Measure SP.”
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