On a cold Saturday, Kris Kringle made an appearance on the front lawn of Grant High School as part of a fundraiser for the school’s dance and baseball teams.
“Dance Day with the Gendrills” raised money for the team and inspired girls from kindergarten to eighth grade, as dancers formed relationships with the next generation.
They belted the high notes. They opened their hearts. And they left it all on stage when the Thespian Board recently hosted its first Karaoke Night in the theater room at Grant High School. For many who attended, the night stood for more than just singing.
Every Friday morning, Grant High School faculty members, alumni and other members of the community gather in the gym to play pickup basketball.
A suspicious fire on Dec. 7 prompted a school-wide evacuation of Grant High School. But it wasn’t the only incident that took place. Social studies teacher Marta Repollet and some of her students spent hours decorating their classroom door for a competition among teachers days before. They arrived at school that morning, only to see most of their work torn down. Irene Santiago-Chavez, 17, senior (pictured):“Originally when I saw it all torn down,…