Parents going ‘Back to School’

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Parents going ‘Back to School’

Choir teacher Zachary Moore gives a vocal lesson to parents at Back to School Night, an event that gives parents a “feel” for what to expect this school year. Photo courtesy of Allison Miyata.

Choir teacher Zachary Moore gives a vocal lesson to parents at Back to School Night, an event that gives parents a “feel” for what to expect this school year. Photo courtesy of Allison Miyata.

Choir teacher Zachary Moore gives a vocal lesson to parents at Back to School Night, an event that gives parents a “feel” for what to expect this school year. Photo courtesy of Allison Miyata.

Choir teacher Zachary Moore gives a vocal lesson to parents at Back to School Night, an event that gives parents a “feel” for what to expect this school year. Photo courtesy of Allison Miyata.

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More than 300 parents attended Sacred Hearts Academy’s annual Back to School Night this year. The event gives parents an inside look into their daughter’s’ day-to-day school lives.

“I decided to attend the event because I wanted to meet my daughter’s teachers,” said one parent who attended. “I felt happy for my daughter because she’s going to a good school with good teachers and a beautiful campus.”

Parents travel from room-to-room, mirroring their daughter’s schedules. This includes homeroom and change of classes, with five minutes of passing time. At the start of the night, parents were welcomed with a virtual introduction to the Counseling and Athletics departments.

This was also the first time grades 7 to 12 parents attended in a single evening. Previously, the event was split into two evenings; one for middle school and the second for high school.

For high school English teacher Rosalynn Cambe, Back to School Night is a chance to share her class and curriculum with parents. It is also a chance for her students to earn extra credit if their parents attend.

“I got this idea from other teachers who have been [giving extra credit] and decided that it would be a good idea,” Cambe said.