by CristaMarie DeVito '17
Fontbonne Hall Academy hosted their accepted students pizza party. A select group of juniors were given the chance to meet and become acquainted with the incoming freshmen to make them feel more comfortable and for their transition from junior high to high school.
This event took place on Feb. 2nd, 2016 in the cafeteria and was for the accepted students of Fontbonne’s class of 2020. It was very important since the accepted students are required to choose their high school for the following year on February 5. Many of the students that had attended. Incoming freshman and seniors stated that the experience was great and made them even more excited about what the next school year will bring. The majority of the prospective students said that they were sure Fontbonne is the school they would be attending the following fall. They were excited to start high school.
“I can’t wait to come here next year. It looks and seems that Fontbonne is such a good community. I can’t wait to be a Bonnie,” stated an incoming freshman. “This was such a great experience for me. I’ve been looking forward to having a freshman sister since I was a freshman,” said rising senior Elena Ivanov.
It has been a Fontbonne tradition that incoming freshmen are paired with a senior to have someone to guide them through their first year in high school. Some events that take place for the freshmen and seniors are: the grades 9 and 12 picnic on the first day of school, freshman and senior halloween party, and a six flags trip for the freshmen that their senior sisters can attend.
Senior/Freshman pairings mean they spend holidays at Fontbonne together, get each other present and develop a sisterhood bond that could continue beyond the walls of Fontbonne.
If a senior knows someone they’d like to have a freshman sister, they could request her to be their sister. If a senior does not know anyone incoming, SAC makes the pairing.
Accepted Students Night allowed the graduating Class of 2017 to become acquainted with the accepted freshman, the Class of 2020. This event was made possible by Ms. Spicijaric, Mrs. King, Mrs.Wierzbowski and Ms.Prager.