After a week of mid-term exams, students kicked off the new semester on Jan. 28 by celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
On Monday, Msgr. Neal Quartier, rector at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was the celebrant at Mass. Many students participated in the Mass, as lectors, Eucharistic ministers and musicians.
Students learned about volunteer opportunities at a Service Fair held during lunch on Tuesday. Twenty local organizations were on hand to provide information and answer questions from students. It was a great opportunity for students in all grade levels to not only learn about the organizations, but to get some ideas for service for confirmation and the service hours that they are required to have for school.
On Wednesday, students expressed their gratitude for their Catholic education with a writing contest. Students were tasked to express why a Lasallian Catholic education was important to them. Various essays, poems, illustrations were submitted.
Students competed in a friendly game of trivia on Thursday during lunch.
The week culminated with a dress down day to benefit the Children’s Discovery Center in Kenya. During lunch, students were treated to cake. Principal Matt Keough also announced that CBA is one of 50 schools that has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon Finalist.