On August 27, new students were joined by returning students for a full day of programs strategically designed to accomplish tasks ordinarily scattered among the first few weeks of school.
The day began in the FAC theater where Fr. Michael addressed the student body, Assistant Headmaster for Stusdent Affairs Chuck Ruebling '79 discussed Student Handbook matters, Dr. Matthew D'Urso '96 presented about Guidance at Delbarton and student leaders introduced themselves and talked about their plans for the year.
Next, students navigated around campus with schedules in hand for two hours on a modified schedule that introduced them to all of their classes and teachers. Halls were packed, questions were flying and most boys managed to find their way. Teachers and upperclassmen were there to assist those who needed guidance.
The balance of the day was packed with back-to-school tasks: ID photos, fingerprint scans (for Sage Dining charge privileges) a tech info session, grade level meetings, retreat sign-ups, and parking pass procurement for student drivers. A BBQ lunch was served to all outside Trinity Hall, and the final session of the day was a Deanery training session in Trinity Hall classrooms. Each students is assigned to a deanery led by juniors and seniors comprised of boys from seventh through twelfth grades, and deaneries organize service projects and intra-deanery contests throughout the year.
Enough action for you? Delbarton students agree -- and surely will welcome the break from classes until next week. The next two days at Delbarton are filled with educator-only programs, and boys catch a break until Tuesday, September 3 when classes resume at Delbarton.
Enjoy these photos from our very successful All School Orientation 2019!