Students at Bishop Rosecrans High School made their way to the classroom Monday for the first time this school year.
Principal Jennifer Mallett and the rest of her staff had been busy preparing for the first day of students, and she said she’s excited to get the new year underway.
"School started today, first day back for the students." Mallet said. "We implemented our house system this morning and had a big assembly. We’re looking forward to this evening’s ‘Meet the Teams Night,’ and we’re going to have dinner from 5:30 to 6:15. And then after that, we introduce all the fall sports teams."
The house system is essentially a version of student council where students are put into a mentor group advised by a teacher. Three mentor groups then make up one of the school’s four houses. Even though students can be a little reluctant about starting the new year, Mallet says there was even a little excitement on their end Monday as well.
"I think as much as they can be excited for the new school year," she said with a laugh. "We have a lot of fun things going on this year. We’re going to be working on our school wide service project and getting the whole school involved in that and some new exciting activities with our house system."
Mallett said enrollment is up this year with over 400 students in their K-12 system. This year’s freshman class is also larger than last year’s with around 30 students. Rosecrans has 12 international students for this school year as well.