Today marks the beginning of the school year and the Marianas High School administration has made some major improvements to improve their students’ learning experience.
In an interview with MHS principal Cherlyn Cabrera, she said that MHS staff has been working tirelessly to improve not only the school curriculum but the facilities.
“I want to tell the students that we are very excited to have them back. Every year we try to grow and improve ourselves as a staff and so this year we continue to grow and improve like how we deal with students, how we connect with them, and we really want to build relationships with them. We want to get to know them even as many as they are…and we want them to have a great experience,” she said.
Some of the major improvements this school year is a new bell schedule, new facilities, and added extra-curricular programs.
“They can expect a few changes to our bell schedule. …We will have a new cafeteria that is going to open up in September or October, we have a gym that is back in session, we have new teachers, and we will have new programs,” she said. “They should know that we’re going to continue a lot of the great things that we’ve had, such as numerous classes. We probably have the most career technical classes out of every high school and we also have the most AP classes… and the most students.”
According to MHS vice principal Melanie Sablan, MHS expects to welcome a total of 1,583 new and returning students, about the same number of students as last year