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Palmiter School Site Opens Doors for Back-to-School Night

Students from ROP Culinary Arts Program Serve Light Meal

Parent and student seen through open classroom door

Students, parents, and staff of the Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School site came together to celebrate success and achievement during an evening of fun and festivity at the annual Back-To-School Night on October 5.

Visitors got a firsthand opportunity to see the great work being done by the students and the hard work being put forth by the instructors. The school is operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education Special Services/Special Education Department for special needs and high-risk students.

After a light meal prepared by students who are participating in the Regional Occupational Program Culinary Arts class offered at the school, members of the Palmiter Student Council were introduced to the crowd.

"I'm really excited about this being an energetic year," student body president Joe Cannon told the gathering.

Principal Carmen Walker also addressed the large assembly and recognized all of the teachers, paraeducators and other staff members on hand and praised them for their efforts. Palmiter's other principals, Frances Smith-Small (Community School Program) and Lyn Efken (Resource Specialist Program), joined Carmen Walker in introducing campus staff.

"They are truly committed to what we do at Palmiter to help find successes for our students," Principal Walker said.

Visitors enjoyed a tour of the classrooms and the campus. Parents and family members had the opportunity to spend time with teachers and staff. Taking part in the tour were Sacramento County Board of Education Vice President Harold Fong and trustee Elinor L. Hickey.

The Palmiter campus is home to Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, Palmiter Community School, and Resource Specialist Programs.

Students serving food to visitors