Open House Features Clubs, Sports

Kelly Pien, Staff Writer

During this year’s open house, several Campo programs set up tables in the gym to introduce incoming freshmen to a variety of activities the school has to offer.  While this was a new addition to open house, next year’s event will feature even more changes.

Next year’s event will be on the same day as the 8th grade parents’ night, according to Vice Principal Sharon Bartlett. The open house and 8th grade parents’ night is tentatively scheduled for for February 14, 2014. Although Bartlett said that the date is “not written in stone.”

According to Bartlett, the change was inspired by the changes made to Acalanes’ open house this year. Acalanes’ open house was on February 7, though it is traditionally in May along with other Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) schools’ events.

Bartlett attended Acalanes’ open house, which included a video made by Acalanes’ leadership class and students performing. “It was really fun because there was so much going on,” Bartlett said. “There is this feeling of celebration,” she said.

According to Bartlett, Miramonte and Las Lomas will also be using the new format next year. “It looks like other schools will be heading in that direction,” she said.

This year at Campolindo, representatives from extra-curricular activities such as AcaDeca, football, and Journalism hosted booths in the gymnasium showcasing their work and taking students’ and parents’ questions from 7 to 8pm.

At 6:15pm, a reception was held outside the multi-use room serving punch, coffee, and snacks, according to Bartlett. A Campo Parents’ Club meeting was held at 6:30pm in the multi-use room. Teachers opened their classrooms for parents and students to visit from 6:45 to 8pm.

A badminton tournament organized by P.E. teacher Chris Walsh was held in the gymnasium to “showcase one of our favorite units,” Walsh said.