The new two-day orientation format was proposed by the student body through Mrs. Valerie Stedman’s Human Relations and Leadership Course. These students collaborated with a group of faculty and staff members to construct this program that preserves the necessary items from past orientations and supplements it with activities that are uniquely Lasallian.
Students had a chance to show their Brothers pride on Thursday, as they wore purple or gold. The day kicked off with the seniors lining the inside gate to the football stadium, greeting students as they made their way onto the bleachers. The seniors met their seventh grade buddies for the new school year, and handed them welcome stones.
Principal Matt Keough welcomed all the students, talked about the special CBA community and encouraged them to support one another at games, musicals and other activities, as previous classes have done before them. The cheerleaders then taught and led the entire student body in a number of cheers.
Each grade participated in their own community building games, with the seniors leading the new seventh graders.
On Friday, students filled out required paperwork, received their locker assignments, attended class meetings and took pictures for the yearbook. Each class gathered in front of the Grotto for a prayer service, and listened to alumni Ed Leone ’74; Mark Jones ’86 and Liza Magley ’08 talk about their CBA experiences.