Students showed their Brothers pride, wearing purple or gold, as CBA welcomed more than 780 students on Thursday, the first day back to school.
The day kicked off with the seniors lining the gymnasium greeting each class as they made their way onto the bleachers. The seniors met their seventh grade buddies for the new school year, and handed them a bracelet.
Principal Matt Keough greeted 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 class participated in their own community building games, with the seniors leading the new seventh graders.
In an effort to connect current students with the global Lasallian Mission through CBA’s twin school, the Child Discovery Center in Kenya, students also participated in various activities including decorating bracelets and school supplies, writing letters and creating and filming a prayer. All of these will be sent to the CDC.
Students had an opportunity to listen to alumni Joe Leone ’68, Denise Headd ’88 and Jason Meany ’98 reflect on their CBA experience and how it formed who they are personally and professionally.
The students will have another half day on Friday (noon dismissal). The first full day of school is Monday, Sept. 11.
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