Thursday, September 29th was Newport Harbor High School’s annual Back to School Night, an evening where parents come to school to meet their children’s teachers, and learn about the curriculum for the year. For some parents this can be a breeze, as this may be their third, fourth, year attending, and perhaps for some with multiple kids, even more. For those parents who are as new to the high school as their kids, ASB students were scattered across campus and prepared to provide assistance in finding classes, teachers, and buildings. The evening for the parents was easy enough, aside for some having to hear about all the projects and stress that their kids would be put through, but other than that it went smoothly. The student store was open for business selling spirit gear and there was an opportunity to vote for which parents would become a part of the school Site Council. Homecoming tickets were also on sale for the first time this year at the lowest price that they will be, until the prices rise in a week. Yearbook was also out selling The Galleon, and as the night continued, music was brought out to dance to and encourage sales. Many parents were “excited to meet the teachers” and others were interested in the methods that were to be used to teach their children. There was some concern over ideas like flipped classroom, but parents are open to new ways of teaching and optimistic about the outcome. Back to School Night is a fantastic way to meet teachers and inform parents about how the curriculum will affect the students, and what kind of workload they will have. Without it, parents would be in the dark about what methods are being used to teach their children and what different teachers are like, which is very beneficial to understanding the stress that their kids will be under. Back to School Night was definitely successful, and will be successful in future years.
Written By: Declan Sullivan