Monday, February 23, 2009

San Marino Schools are great Help keelp the that way!

My San Marino High School, part of the San Marino Unified School District, achieved great goals both academically and in its VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) department. Last year, the government reduced school fund by 1.6 million but it still worked its way through with many difficulties with generous donations and work of the students. As a student, I participate in programs that helped our school to earn donations, such as drama performances. These events not only helped the school to solve its problems but also provided entertainment for both the community and the student body. All of us who participated had a great experience and lots of fun throughout the act. The last drama performance I helped was the musical “Cats.” It was a great success; most tickets were sold before the show and all the seats were taken. The show consists of three different groups of the VAPA department, the drama department, chamber choir, and the visual art department. The absence of any of the three can have a huge impact on the show, just like how important the teachers are to our school. Students and teachers in SMHS worked hard and created this fun and intellectually entertaining school. It is important for all of us to work hard and maintain this school no matter under what condition so others can have a chance to enjoy the fun of learning and the great community around school.By Shuo-Ping Hsu