Accomplishments of students on display
Students, teachers put on show for parents in classrooms and outside during Open House.
March 23, 2017
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Last week, the Brahmas opened up their home to the families of past, current and future students to show off their hard work and accomplishments from the school year. The night was filled with performances by foreign language classes, open rehearsals, competitions in STEM classes and concluded with a outdoor production protesting opponents of District of Choice.
Diamond Bar High School’s Open House began with a presentation by Principal Reuben Jones in the gym, honoring the Magnificent Seven, the parent organizations that advocate for DBHS students and raise money for the school.
The Council of African American Parents was honored in particular for celebrating their 25th anniversary at DBHS. Ingrid Johnson, one of the original founders of the CAAP, was gifted with a plaque by Jones to thank her.
The night’s entertainment was courtesy of the various performances across campus. In the lower quad, drumline performed with stage design straight from competition season. Dance and drama both joined in on the action by holding open rehearsals for their upcoming events. Dance was practicing for their National Competition and drama was preparing for the opening night of its spring musical “In The Heights,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Throughout the night, there was a range of activities in each classroom and for almost every elective.
Mock Trial held a Moot Court in the LINC to demonstrate the Brahmas’ courtroom skills.
In the math and chemistry classrooms, students competed against each other to win extra credit in various rounds of Kahoot.
Both the DBHS Yearbook and The Bull’s Eye had students working on upcoming publications, where parents could learn more about each class and even grab applications.
The foreign language classes all held performances of their own. The Korean, Spanish and Chinese students all danced and sang to songs celebrating their respective cultures. Last to perform were the French students, who offered a “strange” twist to some American classics while simultaneously expressing their opinions on the District of Choice dilemma.
Prior to this performance, Tietz passed around flyers claiming that there was a “mandatory” district of choice meeting that would feature important information about the DOC decision.
Many parents and students came, expecting a meeting to take place. Instead, they were treated to a French student performance.