CBA welcomed over 770 students in grades 7-12 to its first full day of school on Friday, Sept. 5.
Despite the sweltering temperatures, students were all smiles as they made their way through the halls, carrying their backpacks from classroom to classroom, outfitted in their dress code polo shirts and khakis. With CBA playing its first football game this evening, members of the team looked sharp in their suit jackets and ties.
“It’s great to be back,” said a group of eighth grade boys eating lunch together in the cafeteria.
“I’m happy to be here with all of my friends,” a smiling Andre Dowdell. “It’s exciting too as tonight is our first game,” the senior football player added.
This wasn’t the first time that students were found in the hallways of the school this year. An orientation session for each grade took place on Wednesday and Thursday to get the students acclimated to life at CBA. Seventh, eighth, tenth and eleventh graders were at the school on Wednesday, while on Thursday, seventh graders returned again, as well as ninth and twelfth graders.
Students took their class pictures, met their homeroom teachers and administrators, learned about Lasallian life, student activities and athletics, filled out required paperwork and received their locker assignments. They also participated in class team building activities. Seventh graders took part in a CBA Campus Quest, while seniors met with guidance counselors for a college acceptance workshop. Each class also signed their names to a banner as part of a campus ministry project.