It turns out that Lily Asghari’s 5th grade promotion ceremony at Carver wasn’t the end of her 2015-16 school year. Not by a long shot.
On Thursday, June 2, Lily met up with Dr. Alex Cherniss for her ‘Superintendent for A Day’ experience. After convening at the District Office, the duo visited San Marino High School, where they checked in on the many last-minute projects for the ambitious ‘Jurassic Park’ Grad Night set. Later, Lily assisted SMHS Principal Mary Johnson, who was consumed with her many end-of-year activities.
After a quick lunch from Subway, Lily went back to “her” office, where she drafted a letter to staff acknowledging the end of the school year.
After reviewing the district-wide security cameras, Lily and Dr. Cherniss walked over to Huntington Middle School, where they helped out with Spirit Day. After a brief visit to Valentine Elementary School, Lily was back at work in “her” office again, where she drafted a curricular needs assessment that detailed the learning gaps in science and history. Pretty heady stuff.
“We discussed the areas of improvement, strength, and changes for the schools in San Marino,” Lily told The Tribune. “My favorite part was seeing Grad Night because I got to see it before anyone else did and got to see inside the gym no one could see. That made me feel special and also made me want to tell everyone what was inside, but I did not. Thank you Dr. Cherniss, for a wonderful day, I really enjoyed it!”
Lily, soon to be a 6th grader at Huntington Middle School, is the daughter of Homeira and Mehdi Asghari. She has an older sister, Bahar, who graduated from SMHS last year and is currently studying electrical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Her parents were the successful bidders for the’ Superintendent for a Day’ experience at the Carver Parent Party.