CBA Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Pictured: Leah Kyle, Garrett Bowman, Matt DoanePictured: Leah Kyle, Garrett Bowman, Matt Doane

After a week of mid-term exams, students kicked off the new semester on Jan. 27 by celebrating Catholic Schools Week at CBA.

On Monday, Father Chris Ballard, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church, was the celebrant at Mass. Many students participated in the Mass, as lectors, Eucharistic ministers and musicians.

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Students learned about the school’s history and alumni traditions on Tuesday. During religion classes, students took a walking tour through alumni hall, and gained a better knowledge of CBA’s inclusive community, alumni, their different backgrounds and how they live the Lasallian spirit.

Susan Major takes her seventh grade religion class on a tour of Alumni Hall
Susan Major takes her seventh grade religion class on a tour of Alumni Hall.

On Wednesday, students had an opportunity to learn more about organizations in the Syracuse area, as Peer Ministers hosted a Service Fair. Twenty-three 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. Many current students who volunteer at the various organizations, were sitting at the tables to answer questions from other students. Our students recognize their call to be “Brothers For Others.”

Students visit organizations during the Service Fair
Students visit organizations during the Service Fair.

During lunch on Thursday, students were treated to a cookiewich, compliments of the Parents Club. The treat celebrated academic excellence.

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There was a snow day on Friday, Feb. 7, so Catholic Schools Week continued on Monday, Feb. 10, as the student body gathered to celebrate different cultures from around the world at the annual Multicultural Assembly. Salsa dancing, Irish Step dancing, a trivia contest, singing, and a fashion show representing clothing worn in various countries highlighted the assembly. The Multicultural Assembly gave students an opportunity to appreciate and respect the diversity of the CBA community.

Salsa dancing at the Multicultural Assembly
Salsa dancing at the Multicultural Assembly.

Monday was also a purple and gold dress down day. Over $1,500 was raised to benefit CBA’s twin school-The Children’s Discovery Center in Kenya.

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