Saint Francis is ready to warmly welcome its new class of freshmen in August, but many members of the class of 2021 have already received a sneak peek into life as Lancers when they attended Freshman Experience.
About 315 incoming freshmen enrolled in the optional summer program, allowing students to become acquainted with fellow classmates and teachers, take part in extracurricular activities that they would come across in the fall and take introductory classes following an alternating bell schedule. Robotics and digital design were two classes offered for the first time this summer.
A new component to Freshman Experience this summer was the addition of a spirit week. Students competed for points by dressing up daily for the themed dress days, participating in lunchtime activities and bringing food items or monetary donations for the service component of Spirit Week. Students gave $500 in donations and filled two large barrels with canned goods for the food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank.
“The spirit week was to demonstrate that at Saint Francis, we work hard, but we also have a lot of fun,” said Mr. Meyer, who taught in introductory biology class. “Students were excited to be here during Freshman Experience. They were energetic, got to know each other and made fast friends.”