Tuesday, November 1, 2011

St. Bernard Prep host Parents Weekend

St. Bernard Prep School held its annual Parents Weekend on October 28th and 29th. Parents from across the southeast made their way to the school’s campus to visit with faculty and participate in the weekend activities.

Since the first quarter grades were just recently issued, the weekend gave parents the opportunity to discuss with the teaching faculty the progress their sons and daughters were making. Many parents made positive comments regarding the daily academic reports that were available to them through the school’s academic site, Edline.

On Saturday afternoon a presentation was given regarding the school trip which the school sponsors each year which this year is planned for Costa Rica during the spring semester. Another presentation reminded the parents about the Saints Club Drawdown planned for February 4th, the Saturday before Super Bowl Sunday.

“This weekend is especially important for parents to meet with teachers and to become more acquainted with the many activities at the school.” said Fr. Joel Martin. “This weekend is one of the highlights of the fall semester. Along with all the academic discussions and activities, it’s especially nice to have the parents on campus when the autumn colors are at their peak this time of year.”

Because of the proximity to Halloween, the senior class created a haunted trail for Friday evening which caused a hub of activity. Laughing Fr. Joel said, “I think the parents were surprised to see how creative their children could be.”

The weekend concluded with the Parents’ Weekend Dinner in the Fazi-Richard Athletic Center. After a buffet meal prepared by Chef Andy Carmadella and his staff, the school’s chorus, drama department and others presented an hour-long program of entertainment.

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