The Class of 2025 officially began their Chaminade journey on Monday, August 30, 2021. Freshmen and their parents were greeted on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Saville Road by President Bro. Thomas Cleary, S.M. '81 and other faculty. They then moved to Darby Auditorium for an introduction and presentation from the school's administration on student life, activities, and what it means to be a Flyer. Freshmen also received their iPads and locker assignments while parents had the opportunity to attend a social in the Activity-Athletic Center (AAC) hosted by the Parents Club. The Parents Club organizes many events and volunteer opportunities over the course of the school year in which parents can become involved.
The following three days, Tuesday-Thursday, marked the "traditional" 3-C Week. The program is designed to instill community, confidence, and commitment in the freshman class before beginning the four-year journey as Flyers. Over 400 freshmen participated in academic classes, including those in math and writing, and athletic events. Homerooms 1G and 1M tied for the championship trophy in field activities. Several Senior Leaders are assigned to each homeroom to act as mentors and help the freshmen become acclimated to their new school.
To conclude on Thursday, September 2, the freshmen gathered at Gold Star Stadium for a class photo and finished the program with snacks on Ott Field.
"3-C was a great opportunity to have the freshman class experience the Chaminade Family and to feel comfortable in a brand new school," Director of Student Activities Mr. Thomas Dillon '92 commented on the program. "We are excited to welcome them to our family and to start this journey with them for the next four years and beyond."
Welcome to Chaminade, Class of 2025! We look forward to welcoming you back for the start of classes on Wednesday, September 8.