Sharing the Brahma experience

Classes organize various displays and activities throughout Open House.


Victoria Artale

Students taking foreign language classes gathered near the 300 building to perform “It’s A Small World” at Open House.

Diamond Bar High School hosted its annual Open House event on March 5 to showcase for parents what their students have accomplished, ranging from a foreign language performance to films created by Pathways students.

The night began with a 30-minute meet and greet opportunity with the Magnificent 7 parent groups. Shortly after, parents of eighth grade students attended an information night in the gymnasium.

One of the most popular events of the night was the foreign language department’s performance of “It’s A Small World.” The song started and ended in English, with the middle part sung by Korean, Chinese, French and Spanish students. Translations of the song’s lyrics were distributed to all attendees. The performance was organized by Spanish teacher Nancy Najera.

Nearby, the engineering classes displayed their projects. Digital Electronics students built a Skee-Ball machine two years ago, and seven current seniors made the machine functional in less than two weeks. Other projects displayed were the Neuron Racer and a marble maze, both made by upperclassmen. Engineering teacher Johnny Hwang also showed some projects he made, like the photo booth stationed outside of his room and the “Can You Escape?” maze.

The theater department held rehearsals for the upcoming spring musical “Phantom of the Opera” in the theater, where the cast performed “Masquerade” and “Phantom of the Opera.”

In the math building, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Algebra II/Trigonometry Honors played review games, while Dawn Daza’s AP Statistics students presented their group final projects, which were 10 minutes each. Topics ranged from: if grade level influences caffeine intake to whether the rise of social media has an impact on real-life relationships.

AP Environmental Science classes held a showcase in science teacher Teresa Hebert’s room, where students could learn more about each initiative and donate. (For more information on each project, click here.)

In the LINC, Mock Trial and Moot Court team members showed off their courtroom arguments over violations of the First Amendment and 14th Amendment.

At the lower lunch tables, six Pathways seniors presented different aspects of the program, including leadership and video production, to the parents of eighth graders and current freshmen. Meanwhile, a projector showed student-created films, including senior Anna Bachman’s documentary on DBHS artists.

The Bull’s Eye newspaper and Taurus, the school’s yearbook, opened their doors to parents who wanted to get more information about the classes as current staff members worked on their stories and layout.

At the front gate, for those hungry after experiencing the DBHS event could, choose selections from food trucks Hot Dog on a Stick, Kona Ice and My Delight Cupcakery.