We’ve all heard of the Grand Design, leaving us to wonder what kind of world we would design if we were given the opportunity.
Sophomores at Walnut High are taking the time to design their own domains in the school’s new Academic Design Program. It’s part and parcel of the program that asks students to learn through hands-on problem-solving.
The teens aren’t given the answers to their worldly problems, they have to uncover the answers on their own. And so it was with a little trepidation that we stepped into their domain last week.
School officials say 75 sophomores volunteered for the innovative program that has proven successful in other Walnut Valley schools such as Chaparral Middle School in Diamond Bar.
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story DESIGN
The Basketball and Baseball Parent Boosters of Don Bosco High School, along with Latino Comedian Ernie G and his Comedy Fiesta! proudly present the 1st annual Valentines Dinner Dance and Comedy Fiesta, event at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 inside Tech Hall at Don Bosco, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Don Bosco basketball and baseball programs. The event will feature comedian Ernie G who has performed his “Empowerment Comedian” show at other school events and fundraisers.
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Chicano Studies, Ernie has performed his own unique form of stand-up comedy he calls “Latino Edu-tainment – Educating and Entertaining with a Latin Flavor” at colleges, universities and schools throughout the country.
The fundraising event will feature Latino comedy favorites Sal Rodriguez and G. Reilly as well as the “Suburban Cowboy” Eric Schwartz with Ernie hosting.
All ages are welcome, although parental discretion is advised for the PG-13 show. The Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the comedy show starting at 8 p.m. and dancing to follow.
Tickets are $35 which includes dinner, show and dancing or $20 for the show only. For more information or for tickets, call (323) 935-4242 or the school at (626) 940-2000.