Back To School Night For the Gauchos


Photo by Estrella Gonzalez Poblano

Dr. Dan Ostermann welcomes parents to Back to School Night

On Sept. 8, 2022 Casa Grande’s Back to School Night took place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The night began with an ensemble from Casa Grande’s very own jazz band directed by Sean Millard in the newly opened Gaucho Plaza. They played very well and began the night on a great note. 

After, there was a brief introduction in the Multipurpose Room from Dr. Dan Ostermann, Luis Garza, and the amazing staff, which welcomed students and parents to the Big House. The introduction explained how the focus of Back to School Night’s was to provide parents the opportunity to meet teachers and get a feel of the student experience on campus. Furthermore, this provided parents and guardians an opportunity to ask questions and learn about each teacher’s classroom expectations. 

Outside of the Multipurpose Room there booths were set up to promote school organizations. Booster Club promoted their membership, Journalism promoted Casa Revista Magazine Subscriptions, ASB Student Leadership promoted dance tickets to the then upcoming Color by Class Dance, amongst others.

Shortly after, parents began their walk around the school, experiencing the large campus as they maneuvered from classroom to classroom following the schedule of their student. To the parents’ and guardians’ advantage, however, many leadership students, yearbook students, and bilingual ambassadors were there to redirect parents in need of redirection. Many parents commented that night on how “wonderful and how helpful the students had been,” said an anonymous parent.

(left to right) Assistant Principals Luis Garza and Christina Lee, and Principal Dr. Dan Ostermann helped to kick off the evening greeting parents and guardians.
Booster Club Members encouraged parents and guardians to join the Booster Club, a parent organization that supports students at Casa Grande.
ASB Student Leadership students, Jack Dufour and Alexis Litzenberger, sold tickets to Casa’s first dance of the school year. ASB Students also helped direct parents throughout the evening.
Journalism students, Lucy Premro (junior), Kaiya Aguilar (senior), and Meghan Foote (senior) sold Casa Revista Magazine subscriptions.