One Last Look...
By Colin Maloney ’16
On Saturday, January 25, future members of the Class of 2018 arrived at Chaminade High School; however, they were not there to start classes quite yet; these students flocked to Mineola to take part in Chaminade’s Open House for Accepted Students.
Although these middle schoolers have already been accepted, they are still in the process of making their final decisions regarding which high school they will attend. The open house for accepted students was designed to help them in that decision, providing them with useful information about a typical student’s life at Chaminade.
The open house began in Darby Auditorium with a presentation comprised of numerous talks by teachers on all aspects of a student’s life at Chaminade. These speeches included Mr. Daniel Petruccio leading a discussion on extracurricular activities and Mr. Patrick Hoey ’01 speaking about Chaminade’s athletic programs.
After the presentation, prospective students and their families were given group tours of the facility by members of the faculty, the National Junior Honor Society, and Freshmen GSO (General Student Organization). These families were given the opportunity to see many aspects of Chaminade, including a wrestling team practice, a glee club performance, and stops by the various science labs and athletic fields. Once the tour had concluded, the students and their families went to the cafeteria, where they were able to enjoy refreshments provided by the Parents’ Club, and had the opportunity to ask current Flyers and teachers any questions they may have had about the tour or school.
The open house for accepted students was designed to demonstrate to future freshmen why Chaminade may be the best school for them. After seeing and hearing about Chaminade’s great qualities last Saturday, the eighth graders who attended will be hard pressed not to become Flyers!