ALL WELL AT OUR CAMPUSES
October 30, 2019
ALL SAFE AND HAPPY AT SOUTHWESTERN
Our campuses are busy with classes, sports, and activities, happy to be far away from the winds and fires threatening the forests and grasslands of California and Arizona, and far from the troubles of a big city. We’re very fortunate to be in San Marino, a peaceful residential town near Pasadena and miles away from the parts of Los Angeles endangered with dry air and brush fires. We’re also happy to be in the beautiful redrock canyon country near Sedona. Both locations offer quiet and beautiful settings for our boys and girls to study and grow.
And there’s also time for fun, with midterms over and the quarter’s grades showing student improvement. The Southwestern Sun soccer squad started the season later than several of our independent school competitors, and after a few close losses The Sun was hot and winning well.
The girls’ volleyball team included mostly new players of the game. They learned quickly, and represented our league in the CIF sectional playoffs. Our girls were matched with the #1 school in Los Angeles County, Avalon High School on Catalina Island. Our team had to get up before dawn for the drive to the docks, the jet-foil trip across the channel to Avalon, the game, then the long trip back home well after dark. We lost, to be expected, but the travel and chance to visit a fine museum on the island was a treat.
The first drama production of the year is coming, while the music department has already presented a jazz concert and a classical program for our school community. All students in laboratory science classes – most of our high school and junior high boys and girls – are busy with Science Fair projects, including building Rube Goldberg devices to test physics laws. The hiking and golf clubs have been out most weekends, and the photography and art departments decorated The Commons, our new dining facilities, with some fine student work. Come see it all when you’re near a campus!
All are especially welcome for lunch any school day in The Commons, visiting with students from more than two dozen different countries and meeting our dedicated teachers. You’ll see how middle and high school boys and girls feel they belong at Southwestern.