Central welcomed its freshmen, who hail from all over the tri-state area, for a lively orientation. They began the day with tefillah and heard some opening words from Mrs. CB Neugroschl, head of school, about the “Butterfly Effect” and the importance of considering the ripples of one’s actions before beginning a journey. They then had the opportunity to meet with their designated senior Big Sisters for some chavruta time, and to rotate through a number of informational and welcoming sessions regarding the new school year. After reuniting with their Big Sisters for lunch, the freshmen were joined by the rest of the school for a welcoming assembly.
Overall, both faculty and students considered the day a success. Bita Shokrian, ‘21, from Great Neck, said she “thought it was great, and loved meeting everyone.” Mrs. Danielle Hirt, freshman grade-level coordinator, noted, “It was the beginning of the freshmen coming together as a grade.”