Students lined up at Temple City High School during the weeks of August 18 and 25 to register for the upcoming school year.
The members of the Associated Student Body (ASB) worked busily on campus, directing families to their next station, collecting forms, passing out planners, and answering questions.
In Room 601, families moved from table to table, turning in their forms and purchasing memberships from groups such as the P.T.A and Ramrodders. An extra form was available for juniors and seniors to fill out for permission to go off campus for lunch.
“I thought [the off-campus pass] was good for the students because students, speaking for myself, get bored of the food at school,” said Junior Denny Chong. “Getting an off-campus pass lets the kids drive around the area, giving them more practice and lets them get the food they like more.”
Outside the attendance office, students waited anxiously for their new schedules, hoping they would get the teachers they wanted. In the counseling offices, students crowded around the entrance, waiting to meet with the counselors so they could get their schedule changed. Some were upset with the order the classes were in, while others had incorrect classes printed on their schedules.
“My schedule got messed up because I took U.S. History summer school, but the class was printed on my new schedule,” said Junior Harriman Chiang. “I have to wait until the first day of school to change it because my counselors said my situation was special.”
This year, Lifetouch allowed students to see their picture after they were taken. This allowed the students to make a firmer decision on whether or not they would like to purchase it. They were also allowed to retake it if they blinked in the photo.
The students ended registration in the Media Center where they picked up their I.D. cards and use them to check out their textbooks for the school year. Registration is always a hectic time. It signifies the beginning of another year of possibilities.
“I feel nostalgic that this is my last registration,” said Senior Kevin Chen. “At the same time, it’s really exciting to look forward at the last year of high school.”
This article was written by Christine Keung. It was published in the Temple City Voice on August 27, 2008.