Mid-Year Message from our ASB President
Hello Science Academy!
I hope you are all rejuvenated and ready for an exciting journey ahead as we kick off the Spring semester. As we step into this new chapter of our academic year, I want to extend a warm welcome back to every student! The Spring semester is a time of renewal and a chance for us to build on the successes and experiences of the past. I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and the contributions each of you will make to our vibrant school community. As we step into the Spring semester, I’d like to reflect on the journey we have had in the first half of the school year. Serving as your ASB President has been an honor, and I want to share our collective achievements and aspirations moving forward.
In the beginning of the year, we successfully hosted Club Rush. With more than 40 unique clubs participating, this event was a wonderful showcase of the diverse interests and talents within our student body. Shortly after, we hosted our first Movie Night featuring “Spiderman Across the Spider-Verse.” It was a resounding success, not only helping raise money for the graduating class, but also providing an opportunity for students to unwind, connect, and enjoy some time together. Moving into October, we had Halloween grams, a spooky Haunted House in the locker rooms hosted by EVHS, our Students vs. Teachers Halloween Kickball game, and the biggest event of 2023 — our Homecoming! Three months of planning, a pep rally, and a football game later, we successfully hosted our Homecoming Dance with its stunning silver and purple theme. With Quinney as our DJ, a photo booth, free food, beautiful decorations, and a turnout of more than 200 people, I think it’s safe to say that our dance was a success. October was also a very special time to roam in our hallways as ASB spent the weekend decorating the middle hallway for Halloween. With blacked out windows, balloon towers, and other Halloween items covering the walls, I think our hallways have never looked more spooky! Moving into the month of giving, the ASB also worked to give back to the community. With your help, we were able to host a Thanksgiving food drive to help both EVHS and SASM families in need. During the last month of the 2023 school year, the ASB fostered holiday spirit by hosting our Winter Wonderland Contests. The students were able to engage in a Winter Art Contest with gift card prizes to various restaurants and our teachers participated in a Winter Door Decoration Contest to win candy canes for their 7th period class. Both events were a hit and some remnants of the Door Decoration Contest can still be seen in our hallways.
Now that we’ve reminisced about the moments we’ve already created together, it’s time to shift gears and talk about what’s on the horizon. This semester is our blank canvas, waiting for us to splash it with the colors of new experiences and exciting initiatives. Firstly, an update about our WATER FOUNTAIN PROJECT. For those of you who did not know, the ASB and I have been working very diligently to get the water fountains in our school replaced with better ones that include bottle-filling stations. We are officially in the last steps of getting the project approved by all the necessary administration, so construction should begin very soon. Other events to look forward to include a Lunar New Year celebration by the school’s parent organization in early February as well as a Masquerade Ball for the high schoolers some time in late February. The middle schoolers are also scheduled to have a dance on Friday, January 20. I am also excited to announce that ASB will be conducting a school-wide murder mystery game some time in February or March where students will have to go from class to class solving puzzles in order to find who committed the crime. Other events to look forward to include more Movie Nights (details TBD). We are also scheduled to have our beloved Pi Day in March. I also hope to bring a blood drive to our school. The Los Angeles region is currently experiencing a critical blood supply shortage and I think our school can help alleviate some of that strain by mobilizing our age 16+ student and teacher population. Finally, I plan on delivering on my campaign promise of bringing food trucks to the school sometime near the end of May to celebrate the end of our stressful AP Exam testing season. In addition to everything discussed above, there’s a treasure trove of upcoming events that promise even more fun and surprises. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated ASB team, faculty advisor Mr. Parks, and each student and teacher who has contributed to the success of our initiatives. Your passion and support truly mean the world to me, and are instrumental in making the Science Academy a vibrant and dynamic place to learn and grow.
As we navigate the second half of the school year, I encourage you all to share your ideas and suggestions; QR codes for the ASB’s suggestion box should be going up soon. Also, always feel free to come up to me in the hallways with any questions or concerns. The ASB and I sincerely appreciate your input. Together, let’s continue making the Science Academy a community we are all proud to call our own.
Here’s to an inspiring and fulfilling Spring semester filled with growth, learning, and fun! I can’t wait to see this year’s yearbook!
Your ASB President,