“Today (Monday) is going to be the seniors and the freshmen and Tuesday we will be having the sophomores and the juniors come in,” said Diane Ronkartz who works in Notre Dame’s front office. “Then on Wednesday following a mass we hit the ground running.”
Also at Notre Dame on Wednesday, the school will be holding a mass to celebrate the opening of the school’s new state of the art library which is much bigger that the previous one and is equipped with a large computer room. In an article last week, Principal Cindry Istre was all smiles when discussing the facility and described it simply as ‘awesome.’
St. Michael’s Elementary School, orientation was held last week and student arrived Monday morning ready to hit the books.
St. Michael’s Principal Myra Broussard seemed to be looking forward to the new year and was sure to mention how much she looked forward with the new chancellor for St. Michael’s and Notre Dame.
“Everything has been going great,” said Broussard. “We joyfully look forward to welcoming the students in for our 113th year of Catholic education and this year we welcome Father Mikel Polson into our family.”
Public schools in Acadia Parish begin on Wednesday with Crowley High School, Iota High School, Midland High School and Church Point High School along with the many elementary schools around the parish welcoming their student bodies in for the 2012-13 school year.
“Things have been running smoothly so far,” said longtime Crowley High School front office employee Bonnie Leeper. “This year we have a really big incoming freshman class who will need to adjust to things but we don’t think that should take too long.”
Jean Maynard of Midland High School echoed Leeper’s sentiments.
“We had most of our new students enroll last week and the teachers are all her....in fact they are in a meeting right now,” she said Monday morning. “So far things have been running wonderfully.”
As far as the students are concerned, while historically few have ever counted down the days in anticipation of the end of summer vacation, the seniors may be the exception to the rule.
And for public school students, enjoy your final day off today as tomorrow it becomes time to begin hitting the books.