Springs presented both a parent and high school student “Ignite” conference to prepare for the new school year, shared Tammy Jackson, senior director – ILP.
“This was likely our best Parent Ignite event yet,” Tammy said, with nearly 400 parents in attendance and presentations that were “informational and empowering” by Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer, Vivian Price, and Nicole Lipkin.
Jennifer Walker, project manager, worked behind the scenes “ensuring this virtual event skyrocketed smoothly for all.” Jennifer remarked, “Based on parent feedback from last year, we added even more sessions to appeal to even more families and the survey results confirm we succeeded.”
The 2nd annual high school Ignite event was a “huge success,” continued Tammy. More than 1,500 students from Springs’ seven high school programs gathered in person and online and met friends, teachers, counselors, and principals. Students learned about Springs’ Career Technical education, school-wide events, sporting opportunities, and field trips.
Mount San Jacinto College, Palomar College, Riverside City College, San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College, and Chaffey College participated in the SWAG giveaway for the high school Ignite, added Annette Butler, Springs Career and Post-Secondary Coordinator. Students received backpacks, stress balls, sunglasses, fans, pens, triangle highlighters, mood bracelets, fabric grocery bags, and lanyards.
Annette said, “Each college is excited to work with Springs to bring the best experience to our seniors and college credit earners.”