Welcome back, Titan families!
Welcome back for another exciting year at San Marino High School. Your SMHS faculty, staff, ASB and PTSA were all hard at work over the summer planning a great year for you and your student(s), and based on the wonderful energy and enthusiasm on campus, they've done a great job! Be sure to subscribe to the Weekly Updates to find out about all the news and activities happening on campus and in the community.
It is my privilege to serve as your PTSA President and to work with parents and volunteers to make our children's high school experience as rich and fulfilling as possible. I was born and raised in San Marino and my husband Richard and I moved back to San Marino in 1999 as our oldest son Sam was ready for kindergarten. Though he graduated from a different high school, our next two children, Will and Rosemary graduated from SMHS in 2015 and 2017, respectively, and thoroughly enjoyed their high school years. Their activities spanned academic, athletics and the arts. Our youngest daughter, Emily is a senior. Not to be out done by her siblings, Emily participates in just about every area of SMHS life.
Supporting our students and staff is at the core of what PTSA does. It provides a wonderful way for you to stay informed and get involved. I invite you to attend our PTSA meetings on the following Wednesdays: September 19, October 17, November 14, January 23, March 13, and April 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the College and Career Center, and May 15 at an offsite location. Please come learn about what is happening at SMHS and how you can get involved. Our student ASB representative Elise Hong will fill us in on student activities, and we will give updates on performing arts, sports, and club activities from various members of our community. Our Principal Dr. Gates will keep us up-to-date on issues at school, and our Superintendent Dr. Cherniss is also likely to stop by to keep us informed on district-wide matters. The PTSA calendar, including meetings scheduled, is posted on the San Marino High School website. Please CLICK HERE for the calendar. We also have an updated SMUSD app, so please download it today from your app store.
PTSA provides volunteer opportunities for you to get involved, and raises much-needed funds for many of the programs at our school. We are so grateful for the generous support for our programs received through the Registration process, and hope that you will support our main fundraisers. Come to the “Totally 80’s” Parent Party on Saturday, October 6th at the beautiful home of Jules and Amy Buenabenta. Tickets are available through the school website. There will be delicious food, an 80’s style band, and a live auction and opportunity drawing - you won't want to miss this totally awesome night!!! Our annual spring fundraiser has undergone a complete makeover. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11th, as we set sail on the SS Titan Yacht at the Rose in Pasadena. And make sure to sign up to volunteer in support of Grad Night 2019, "The Magical World of Harry Potter"!!! It is great to be part of a tradition truly unique to our amazing community.
Be Titanic in your support of and involvement in our school - you truly make a difference!
Thank you, and GO TITANS!