Mount St. Mary Academy kicked off the first week of the 2017-2018 school year by welcoming 142 ninth graders in the Class of 2021 and a student body of 500 young women in grades 9 to 12.
The Come with Belles On event held on August 14 invited the new class and their parents to get to know one another at a picnic followed by a freshman rally in the gymnasium. Mountie Messenger student ambassadors led the ninth graders through a scavenger hunt in the school while freshman parents attended an informational meeting.
Welcome Back Day on August 16 began with each class returning to school to pick up schedules and supplies, catch up after their summer vacation and see what was new this year in school merchandise, school events and volunteer opportunities. After Welcome Back Day, Freshman Orientation was held to familiarize the ninth graders with their teachers, schedules, lockers and school policies.
At the Opening Mass on August 18 the student body came together to officially welcome the Class of 2021, calling each student by name to receive their Mercy cards and then announcing the annual button theme, Faith Can Move Mountains.
More photos of Welcome Back 2017 events at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1qqreY