Annual social events welcome students to the new school year

September 9, 2023 — by Isabelle Wang
Courtesy of Taylor Chu
The food trucks on Aug. 15 raised money for the school year.
Students enjoyed the food truck fest, back to school social and an all-school barbeque.

To start off the 2023-24 school year, the school hosted a food truck fest, back to school social and a PTSO all-school barbeque in the first two weeks. 

Movie-focused Homecoming themes were also announced at the end of the food truck fest on Aug. 15: “Inside Out” for freshmen, “Monsters Inc” for sophomores, “Cars” for juniors, “Toy Story” for seniors and “Finding Nemo” for teachers.

The food truck fest occurred in the school parking lot and raised money for the upcoming school year. ASB and each of the class offices brought in food trucks for burgers, sushi, poke, tacos and shaved ice for students to enjoy. The event also included inflatable games of “tag the light arena” and a vortex competition, along with additional booths of boba, Auntie Anne’s cinnamon pretzels and donuts sold separately by class officers to make more money.

The school gets to keep 20% of the food truck’s earnings to fund for school events throughout the year. In total, the school made $430 with the large number of students who participated.

To welcome new and old students alike back to campus, the dance commission hosted the back to school social on Aug. 18 in the school quad, offering boba, free pizza and games like spike ball for students to play. Roughly 250 students attended, and the event raised money through the $5 entrance fee and boba sales.

One week later on Aug. 25, the hallways were filled with the scent of grilling burgers and hot dogs as PTSO parent volunteers fed students and staff with their annual all-school barbeque during lunch. The menu included cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and watermelon slices, all of which were free for all students.

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