The Back to School Back Campus Picnic gave a growing student body, along with their parents, a chance to say their goodbyes, some of them perhaps until Thanksgiving or longer, but also hellos to friends they haven't seen for several months. The faculty had a chance to say hello as well, in some cases for the first time to new students but in other cases a reacquaintance after what seems now a short summer.
All enjoyed the sunshine, food and drink, and the company of friends and family on the Dining Hall terrace.
Sunday night, an almost full Benade Hall Auditorium hosted parents for the beginning of the Back to School Night Program. Parents followed their children's schedule, from an opening chapel service by Chaplain Barry Halterman, to a visit to each of their children's classrooms for a brief presentation by the teacher.
Judging from the increased numbers and the bright smiles, 2014-2015 promises to be another great year!